Networking & Wireless

Aruba Expands Mobility Academy

Aruba Networks has expanded the coursework available through its Aruba Mobility Academy, a mobile-specific higher education program designed to teach the fundamentals of building and maintaining a wireless local area network (LAN).

The company first launched Aruba Mobility Academy in 2014, and it has been adopted by higher education institutions in the United States and around the world as part of their general networking curriculum. While it uses Aruba Networks' products for its hands-on learning labs, the curriculum "is taught in a vendor-agnostic fashion," according to information on the company's site.

Aruba has expanded the program to a include a four-semester curriculum leading to the Aruba Certified Mobility Expert (ACMX) exam. During the two-year program, students have the opportunity to earn five different certifications.

Aruba Mobility Academy course topics include:

  • Wi-Fi fundamentals;
  • Large enterprise Wi-Fi networks;
  • Enterprise Wi-Fi troubleshooting and access control; and
  • Designing and integrating Wi-Fi networks.

"The new courses will give our students both a general and broad exposure to wireless networking, as well as valuable hands-on experience with Aruba solutions like ClearPass for network security and AirWave for network management," said John Mowry, associate professor at the Community College of Rhode Island, in a prepared statement. "We need to be sure our students receive the most current coursework and training relative to changes in the networking industry and integrating the Aruba Mobility Academy content helps us accomplish this."

Aruba Networks is planning further expansion of the Mobility Academy with the addition of new hands-on training opportunities and is currently piloting a program that takes students on field trips to customer sites.

Further information about the Aruba Mobility Academy can be found on the Aruba Networks site.

About the Author

Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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