Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Aruba Design Fundamentals


LENGTH: 24 Hours (3 days)

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This course provides you the fundamental knowledge for an Aruba network design. This course will teach you the Aruba product lines to help you design an Aruba network with the assistance of a senior designer. This course teaches you how to read a customer request and extract information you need to design a wired and wireless network. You’ll learn how to use VRF, a tool that helps you determine the wireless coverage needs. You will also learn how to use IRIS to create a BOM for wired and wireless equipment and a basic network diagram. This course is approximately 50% lecture and 50% hands on lab exercises.


After you successfully complete this course, expect to be able to:

Show familiarity with the Aruba product line for network design
Discuss the different WLAN organizations that set wireless network standards
Explain how RF bands and different channels influence network connectivity & stability
Speak to RF design basics, antenna usage & antenna network transmission fundamentals
Speak to RF transmit power levels and WLAN mobility concepts
Ask the right questions needed to create a new network.
Decipher relevant information from discussing customer pain points.
Understand the different frame rack units (RU) and types of equipment racks.
Understand cable requirements and limitations.
Choose the correct transceiver for your fiber link types.
Use and understand the basic concepts of IRIS.
Use IRIS sites and groups.
Add, copy, paste new devices in IRIS.
Connect devices together
Produce a Bill of Materials (BOM)
Setup Visual RF and show your network topology
Understand how to plan a new network in VRF
Show familiarity with the different types of APs
Show understanding of the different types of mounting brackets to address different mounting needs.
Show familiarity with outdoor and ruggedized APs
Show familiarity with the various mounting options
Review/explain the list of antennas that can be used for the APs
Show familiarity with various types of Mobility Controllers and their capacities
Explain license requirements
Show an understanding of cable types and their limitations
Show familiarity with the different types of switches
Explain the switches capabilities
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Typical candidates for this course are IT Associate who want to learn about the Aruba products and the tools used to help design a network.


This course has no prerequisites.


Basic product line introduction
Information gathering
Racks and Cables
The use of IRIS
The use of VRF
Aruba indoor APs
Aruba outdoor APs
MM, MC, VC planning
Wired Devices
Management and AAA
Mobile Engagement

Test and Certification

This course is part of the following Certifications:

Aruba Certified Design Associate  (ACDA)

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