Aruba Certified Switching Associate and Professional (HPE6-A41 and HPE6-A45): ACSA and ACSP

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Aruba Certified Switching Associate and Professional (HPE6-A41 and HPE6-A45): ACSA and ACSP

Author: Leigh Bogardis

These courses cover everything you need to know for getting started with Aruba Networks Switching. Not only that, you’ll go beyond the basics and delve into professional level... Read more

What you will learn

  • Selecting the right Aruba Switch
  • Setting up an Aruba Switch
  • Preventing switching loops
  • Configuring complex technologies on ArubaOS-Switch
  • Troubleshooting Layer 2 technologies with ArubaOS-Switch
  • Configuring complex IP routing
  • Preventing security issues
  • Configuring traffic thresholds
  • Configuring multicast, mobility, and management on the network

Pre-requisites

Familiarity with network principles equivalent to CompTIA Network+ is highly encouraged for this series.

Aruba Certified Switching Associate and Professional

These courses cover everything you need to know for getting started with Aruba Networks Switching. Not only that, you’ll go beyond the basics and delve into professional level skills to help you become a master of Aruba Networks routing and switching.

Additionally, these courses cover the objectives for the Aruba Certified Switching Associate (ACSA) and Aruba Certified Switching Professional (ACSP) certifications and can help you prepare for certification.

Selecting and Setting up the Right Aruba Switch

by Leigh Bogardis

May 14, 2018 / 1h 57m

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Description

Imagine that you are the network engineer who will be replacing existing switches with new Aruba switches. Would you be able to do the job? In this course, Selecting and Setting up the Right Aruba Switch, you will learn to choose the right switch for the job. First, you'll learn how to set it up to be securely managed and configure the correct technologies to ensure redundancy, resiliency, and reliability within the different parts of the network. Next, you'll explore how to choose the correct switch and how to configure the initial setup of the switch. Finally, you'll learn all about creating secure log-ins, configuring the VLANs, propagating them around the network (including to other vendors' devices) and aggregating links to provide more resilience and bandwidth. By the time you have finished, you will be more confident to make the right choice, in terms of switch hardware, and know how to log in and manage the ArubaOS-Switch device for network operations.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Identifying the Correct Switch for the Network Need
  3. Initializing the Switch for Secure Access and Audit
  4. Creating Segregated Networks to Reduce Broadcast Domains
  5. Creating Aggregated Links for Resiliency and Increased Bandwidth
  6. Summary

Preventing Switching Loops and Configuring Complex Technologies on ArubaOS-Switch

by Leigh Bogardis

Aug 3, 2018 / 1h 37m

1h 37m

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ArubaOS-Switch is an alternative to the ubiquitous Cisco IOS devices, and learning how to resolve layer 2 loops, configure layer 2 discovery protocols, and understander simple layer 3 routing concepts are great skills to have for all network technicians and engineers. In this course, Preventing Switching Loops and Configuring Complex Technologies on ArubaOS-Switch, you will learn foundational knowledge/gain the ability to configure and verify layer 2 loop prevention protocols and simple layer 3 routing. First, you will learn how and what spanning-tree protocol to configure. Next, you will discover how to enable layer 3 routing on the ArubaOS-switch devices. Finally, you will explore how to configure and verify both static routing and simple RIP routing. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of spanning-tree, layer 2 discovery protocols, and simple layer 3 routing needed to configure and verify ArubaOS-Switch devices and interwork them with Cisco IOS devices.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Choosing and Configuring Spanning Tree Protocol
  3. Deploying Layer 2 Discovery Protocols
  4. Configuring Layer 3 Addressing on a Layer 2 Device
  5. Using Simple Routing Protocols on a Layer 2 Device
  6. VSF and Backplane Stacking
  7. Summary

Troubleshooting Layer 2 Technologies with ArubaOS-Switch

by Leigh Bogardis

Dec 12, 2018 / 1h 20m

1h 20m

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Troubleshooting network devices is an acquired skill, but this course aims to initiate that process. In this course, Troubleshooting Layer 2 technologies with ArubaOS-Switch, you will learn foundational knowledge to not only begin troubleshooting problems but also to manage the devices. First, you will learn how to deploy centralized services to log in and manage the switch. Next, you will discover how to use show and display commands to make initial troubleshooting diagnoses. Finally, you will explore how to use certain debug traces to pinpoint problems that are not covered in the show commands. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of troubleshooting needed to become a better network engineer with ArubaOS-Switch.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Resolving Management and Software Issues
  3. Resolving Network Segmentation Issues with VLANs and Tagged Ports
  4. Resolving Spanning Tree Problems
  5. Resolving Link Aggregation Issues
  6. Summary

Configuring Complex IP Routing with ArubaOS-Switch

by Leigh Bogardis

May 2, 2019 / 2h 5m

2h 5m

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It's important to know how to not only configure layer 3 routing protocols on the ArubaOS-Switch devices but also how to troubleshoot them when something goes wrong. In this course, Configuring Complex IP Routing with ArubaOS-Switch, you will learn foundational knowledge and gain the ability to deploy more complex IP routing protocols. First, you will learn VRRP, the first hop redundancy protocol. Next, you will discover simple OSPF routing and simple BGP routing. Finally, you will explore how to troubleshoot effectively in order to solve routing problems. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of ArubaOS-Switch needed to deploy these IP routing protocols effectively.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Configuring First Hop Redundancy Protection Measures
  3. Configuring OSPF Routing and Differing Designs
  4. Configuring BGP Routing and Filtering
  5. Troubleshooting Basic IP Routing Issues
  6. Summary

Configuring Advanced Network Concepts on ArubaOS-Switch Devices

by Leigh Bogardis

Jun 5, 2020 / 1h 13m

1h 13m

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In this course, Configuring Advanced Network Concepts on ArubaOS-Switch Devices, you will learn foundational knowledge of some advanced networking concepts on ArubaOS-Switch devices. First, you will learn the wireless and mobility products from Aruba. Next, you will discover multicast routing configuration options and how to configure access control lists. Finally, you will explore how to manage the traffic flows on the devices. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of advanced networking concepts needed to configure the ArubaOS-Switch devices.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Exploring Aruba Wireless Technologies and Mobility Options
  3. Initializing and Configuring Multicast and Multicast Routing
  4. Understanding and Configuring Access Lists in ArubaOS - Switch Concepts/Objectives
  5. Understanding and Configuring Network Traffic Flow Mechanisms