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Aruba training provides students with next-generation skills in wireless technologies

Feb 14, 2014

TAFE SA and Aruba Networks Inc. are piloting the new Aruba Mobility Academy program.  This course is conducted by TAFE SA Aruba certified professionals.  Each student is provided with official Aruba training material and Aruba wireless equipment for hands-on labs.

Aruba Networks Inc. is the leading provider of next-generation access management, network infrastructure and mobility application solutions for mobile enterprise networks.

The Aruba Mobility Academy covers a lab-intensive course designed to provide students a foundation in WLAN technologies including IEEE 802.11 standards and amendments, Enterprise Security concepts with a focus on Bring Your Owe Device (BYOD) solutions, and the unique requirements of mobile devices and application such as voice and video.

This training involves an instructor lead lectures and hands-on labs illustrating the basics of Radio Frequency (RF) technologies and how RF behaviour affects performance of a WLAN.  Students will use Spectrum Analysis to determine the RF environment and optimize a WLAN for that environment.

Additionally, the course examines antenna types and characteristics, in particular how the signal propagation affects the performance and range of a WLAN.  Hands-on labs are used to provide explanation and experience configuring the most common RADIUS servers for 802.1x and EAP authentication.

Students will also gain knowledge, skills and practical experience required to set up and configure a basic Aruba WLAN.  Using lectures and hands-on labs, this class provides the technical understanding and hands-on experience of configuring a single-controller and single Access Point (AP) Aruba WLAN.  Students will practice using Aruba hardware and ArubaOS to install and build a complete, secure single-controller network with multiple SSIDs.

Successful conclusion of the course prepares the students for the Aruba Certified Mobility Associate (ACMA) and Aruba Certified Solutions Professional (ACSP) exams offered through TAFESA’s PearsonVue test centre.

This training is incorporated in the Advanced Diploma of Network Security.

TAFE SA has the most comprehensive IT courses in South Australia. For further information visit our website or call 1800 882 661.