Implementing Aruba WLAN (IAW) 8 (ACMA)

 

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Implementing Aruba WLAN (IAW) 8 (ACMA)

This online instructor led training course provides the foundational knowledge, skills and practical experience required to set up and configure a basic Aruba WLAN utilizing the OS 8.X architecture and features. Students are provided the technical understanding and hands-on experience of configuring a single Mobility Master with one controller and AP Aruba WLAN.

In this course students will learn how to use Aruba hardware and ArubaOS to install and build a complete, secure controller network with multiple SSIDs. This course provides the underlying material required to prepare candidates for the Aruba Certified Mobility Associate (ACMA) V8 certification exam.

Exam: Implementing Aruba WLAN (IAW) 8

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Course Information

Skills Learned

  • Explain how Aruba’s wireless networking solutions meet customers’ requirements
  • Explain fundamental WLAN technologies, RF concepts, and 802.11 Standards
  • Learn to configure the Mobility Master and Mobility Controller to control access to the Employee and Guest WLAN
  • Control secure access to the WLAN using Aruba Firewall Policies and Roles
  • Recognize and explain Radio Frequency Bands and channels, and the standards used to regulate them
  • Describe the concept of radio frequency coverage and interference and successful implementation and diagnosis of WLAN systems
  • Identify and differentiate antenna technology options to ensure optimal coverage in various deployment scenarios
  • Describe RF power technology including, signal strength, how it is measured and why it is critical in designing wireless networks
  • Learn to configure and optimize Aruba ARM and Client Match features
  • Learn how to perform network monitoring functions and troubleshooting

Who Should Attend This Course

  • Individuals seeking the Aruba Certified Mobility Associate (ACMA) v8 certification
  • IT Professionals who deploy small-to-medium scale enterprise network solutions based on Aruba products and technologies

Prerequisites

None, but we recommend that students have a basic understanding of network fundamentals, protocols, and common traffic management concepts.

Course Outline

*Course Outline is subject to change*

WLAN Fundamentals

  • Describes the fundamentals of 802.11, RF frequencies and channels
  • Explain RF Patterns and coverage including SNR
  • Roaming Standards and QOS requirements

Mobile First Architecture

  • An introduction to Aruba Products including controller types and modes
  • OS 8.X Architecture and features
  • License types and distribution

Mobility Master Mobility Controller Configuration

  • An introduction to Aruba Products including controller types and modes
  • OS 8.X Architecture and features
  • License types and distribution

Secure WLAN configuration

  • Identifying WLAN requirements such as SSID name, encryption, authentication
  • Explain AP groups structure and profiles
  • Configuration of WLAN using the Mobility Master GUI

AP Provisioning

  • Describes the communication between AP and Mobility controller
  • Explain the AP booting sequence and requirements
  • Explores the APs controller discovery mechanisms
  • Explains how to secure AP to controller communication using CPSec
  • Describes AP provisioning and operations

WLAN Security

  • Describes the 802.11 discovery, authentication and association
  • Explores the various authentication methods, 802.1x with WPA/WPA2, Mac auth
  • Describes the authentication server communication
  • Explains symmetric vs asymmetric Keys, encryption methods
  • WIPS is described along with rogue discovery and protection

Firewall Roles and Policies

  • An introduction into Firewall Roles and policies
  • Explains Aruba’s Identity based Firewall
  • Configuration of Policies and Rules including aliases
  • Explains how to assign Roles to users

Dynamic RF Management

  • Explain how ARM calibrates the network selecting channels and power settings
  • Explores the new OS 8.X Airmatch to calibrate the network
  • How Client match steers clients to better APs

Guest Access

  • Introduces Aruba’s solutions for Guest Access and the Captive portal process
  • Configuration of secure guest access using the internal Captive portal
  • The configuration of Captive portal using Clearpass and its benefits
  • Creating a guest provisioning account
  • Troubleshooting guest access

Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Using the MM dashboard to monitor and diagnose client, WLAN and AP issues
  • Traffic analysis using APPrf with filtering capabilities
  • A view of Airwaves capabilities for monitoring and diagnosing client, WLAN and AP issues

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