Atmosphere Tracks

  • Airheads
  • Partners
  • Technical Training
  • Exams
  • IT Executives

Technical tracks and hands-on Airheads sessions at Atmosphere are designed and delivered by your industry peers, Aruba engineers, product managers and technical experts to help you better understand emerging technologies, design principles and how to better optimize your existing infrastructure.

Airheads admission: $995

Registration for Atmosphere 2020 will open early December 2019.

Join the Partner Ready for Networking community for exclusive partner sessions, our biggest partner event ever! This event is for our distributors, resellers and service providers. Partner business and sales executives will get the opportunity to interact with Aruba executives and subject matter experts to gain industry-leading knowledge, exchange ideas, and make valuable connections.

  • What’s new in Aruba solutions
  • Partner opportunity at the Edge
  • Network with distributors and Aruba channel teams
  • Get the tools to Win!

Partners admission: $995

Registration for Atmosphere 2020 will open in early December 2019 and partner sessions will be announced in January 2020.

Note: Partners may not attend sessions in the Airheads track.

For a deeper experience, complement your attendance with technical training in one of 11 areas. These in-depth sessions contain a mixture of lecture and hands-on lab time.

Technical Training is offered in two sessions, Technical Training Session 1 and Technical Training Session 2. You may choose to attend one of the 11 training courses below in either session.

  • Technical Training Session 1:
    • Training begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, March 22, and concludes at 6:00pm on Tuesday, March 26, 2020
    • Includes access to the Airheads track and all Airheads breakout sessions on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Technical Training Session 2:
    • Training begins at 8:30am on Thursday, March 26, and concludes at 6:00pm on Friday, March 27, 2020
    • Includes access to the Airheads track and all Airheads breakout sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday

Technical Training + Airheads admission: $1,495

Registration for Atmosphere 2020 will open early December 2019.

Training Courses

  • Managing Campus Networks with Aruba Central
  • Aruba ClearPass Fundamentals
  • Implementing Aruba ClearPass
  • Aruba Design Fundamentals
  • Designing Aruba Solutions
  • Aruba Mobility Fundamentals
  • Implementing Aruba Mobility
  • Configuring Data Center Networks with Aruba OS CX
  • Configuring Aruba SD Branch
  • Aruba Switching Fundamentals – AOS CX
  • Implementing Aruba Switching – AOS CX

Managing Campus Networks with Aruba Central

The Aruba Central instructor-led course covers the central campus cloud based management system that lets you centrally manage and monitor wired and wireless networks. This course covers the Aruba Central management service options for onboarding devices by managing Aruba Instant and Aruba Switches. Participants will view the advanced analytics services and connectivity health of devices and clients, providing insights into Wi-Fi analytics for smart business decisions. Understand how to simplify visitor access management with a fully secure and scalable guest access including guest cloud services. Through lecture and hands-on labs students discover the comprehensive alert management, device connectivity, network health, and user account activity with Aruba Central.

Aruba ClearPass Fundamentals

The Aruba ClearPass Fundamentals course prepares participants with foundational skills in Network Access Control using the ClearPass product portfolio. This course includes instructional modules and hands-on labs to lead participants through the implementation and configuration of a ClearPass Network Access Control solution.

This course is the first of two sections in the complete ClearPass Essentials course and is designed to build the learner’s foundational knowledge in authentication and access control using ClearPass. This course is primarily focused on ClearPass fundamentals, but provides the basics on the device configuration required when considering the interaction between the Network Access Control Device and ClearPass. Participants will learn how to configure access control logic within the Policy Manager. Participants will explore device profiling. In addition, this course covers integration with external Active Directory servers and monitoring. This course provides the underlying material required to prepare candidates for the Aruba Certified ClearPass Associate (ACCA) certification exam.

Implementing Aruba ClearPass

The Implementing Aruba ClearPass instructor-led course takes a deeper look at the ClearPass product portfolio. This course includes both instructional modules and hands-on labs to lead participants through the implementation and configuration of a ClearPass Network Access Control solution.  This course is designed to advance the learner’s knowledge in ClearPass features and administration.

This is the second of two sections in the ClearPass Essentials course and is designed to advance the learners knowledge of a complete ClearPass solution. This course is focused on ClearPass functionality and administration. Participants will learn how to setup a ClearPass Cluster with High Availability, and configure OnGuard endpoint compliance and Onboard BYOD features. In addition, this course Monitoring and Reporting, as well as deployment best practices. This course provides the underlying material required to prepare candidates for the Aruba Certified ClearPass Professional (ACCP)certification exam

Aruba Design Fundamentals

This course provides you the fundamental knowledge for an Aruba network design. This course will teach you basic knowledge on the Aruba product lines to help you design an Aruba network with the assistance of a senior designer.  Typical candidates for this course are IT associates who are new to Aruba and wants to learn about the Aruba products and the tools used to help design a network. 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 VisualRF, 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. This course provides the underlying material required to prepare candidates for the Aruba Certified Design Associate (ACDA) certification exam.

Designing Aruba Solutions

This course teaches you how to plan and design enterprise Aruba campus wireless and wired networks. Hands-on labs give you experience with network design from information gathering to planning and high level design including RF Planning, Redundant Campus Architecture design, and Remote Access Branch office design. This course teaches Aruba Mobility Network Design for Aruba Secure wireless and wired network deployments using Aruba Best Practices on how to plan and design enterprise campus networks including designing for redundancy and high availability. This course is approximately 40% lecture and 60% hands-on lab exercises. This course provides the underlying material required to prepare candidates for the Aruba Certified Design Professional (ACDP) certification exam.

Aruba Mobility Fundamentals

This course teaches the knowledge, skills and practical experience required to set up and configure a basic Aruba WLAN utilizing the AOS 8.X architecture and features. Using lecture and labs, this course provides the technical understanding and hands-on experience of configuring a single Mobility Master with one controller and AP Aruba WLAN. Participants 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) certification exam.

Implementing Aruba Mobility

This course teaches the knowledge, skills and practical experience required to set up and configure advanced features on Aruba WLAN utilizing the AOS 8.X architecture and features. This course includes lectures and labs which provide the technical understanding and hands-on experience of configuring a redundant Mobility Master with two controllers and two APs. Participants will learn how install a redundant Aruba WLAN network with clustering while using many features like Multizone for guest access, voice optimization and dynamic segmentation. This course includes the AirWave management system and troubleshooting commands. This course provides the underlying material required to prepare candidates for the Aruba Certified Mobility Professional (ACMP) certification exam.

Configuring Data Center Networks with Aruba OS CX

The Data Center Networks (DCN) with Aruba OS CX course provides you with the skills and knowledge to design, implement, and configure complex data center solutions based on the Aruba AOS CX Switches. Data center networks are at a breaking point. Aruba offers a new architectural approach that provides simplified, scalable and automated connectivity for virtualized compute, storage and cloud. Data center networking requirements have evolved rapidly, with emerging technologies increasingly focused on supporting more automation and simplified operations in virtualized data centers.

Aruba data center solutions and technologies such as Virtual Switching Extension (VSX) a virtualization technology running the Aruba OS CX operating system, but keeping its control and data planes separate for better high availability. This course is approximately 40% percent lecture and learning activities and 60% percent lab activities.

Configuring Aruba SD Branch

This course teaches the knowledge, skills and practical experience to set up, configure and troubleshoot an Aruba SD Branch installation. Using lecture and labs, this course provides the technical understanding and hands-on experience of configuring an SD Branch installation consisting of multiple WAN uplinks and Branch redundancy. Participants will learn how to use the Aruba Central cloud platform and specifically the Gateway Management app to install and build a complete, SD Branch network. In addition, this course covers monitoring and reporting and integration with other cloud based security vendors.

Aruba Switching Fundamentals – AOS CX

This course teaches participants the fundamental skills necessary to configure and manage modern, open standards-based networking solutions using AOS-CX routing and switching technologies. This course consists of approximately 60% lecture and 40% hands-on lab exercises to help participants learn how to implement and validate small to medium enterprise network solutions. This course prepares network professionals for the Aruba Certified Switching Associate (ACSA) exam.

In this course, participants learn about ArubaOS-CX switch technologies including: Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs), Access Port vs. Trunk port (802.1Q), L2 Loops and Spanning Tree Protocol (STP/802.1D/802.1s/802.1w), campus design 2-Tier vs 3-Tier hierarchy, Virtual Switching Framework (VSF) stack, IP Routing including static and dynamic IP routing with Open Shortest Path First (OSPF).

Implementing Aruba Switching – AOS CX

This course teaches participants the advanced skills necessary to implement and operate enterprise level Aruba campus switching solutions. Participants will build on the skills they learned at the associate level to configure and manage modern, open standards-based networking solutions using AOS-CX routing and switching technologies. This course consists of approximately 50% lecture and 50% hands-on lab exercises to help participants learn how to implement and validate medium to large enterprise network solutions. This course prepares network professionals for the Aruba Certified Switching Professional (ACSP) exam.

In this course, participants learn about AOS-CX switch technologies including: Access Control using AAA to secure network access using 802.1x, MAC-Auth, and Captive Portal. Dynamic segmentation that unifies wired and wireless access, enhances and simplifies policy enforcement, and protects IOT and other critical devices. Switch virtualization with Aruba’s Virtual Switching Extension (VSX) and Aruba’s Virtual Switching Framework (VSF). You will also learn to configure dynamic routing with Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). You will learn how AOS-CX operating system with its modern architecture that enables a seamless REST interface, and hosts the exclusive Network Analytics Engine (NAE) to help monitor and troubleshoot campus network. Learn how you can use a set of advanced tools that cover from enhanced deployment (zero-touch or one-touch) like the CX mobile app, to configuration management with NetEdit. The hands-on labs will teach you how to deploy and configure Aruba networking equipment using the Command Line Interface (CLI) and NetEdit.

The following exams are available at Atmosphere: ACCX, ACMX and ACDX. You can register to take an exam using the Airheads registration path, the exam is included in the conference admission fee. Exams will take place on Wednesday, March 25th from 8am – 6pm.

Please note: you cannot take an exam, if you are attending Technical Training at Atmosphere.


ACCX Exam

Typical candidates for this certification are networking IT professionals with a minimum of three to five years of experience in designing and integrating complex enterprise-level mobile first networks. Successful candidates have familiarity with integrating ClearPass Policy manager, Guest, Onboarding, Onguard, Profiling and Posture in multi-server ClearPass deployments. Prerequisites: Candidates must pass the Aruba Certified ClearPass Expert (ACCX) written exam prior to attempting the ACCX practical exam. The written exam is available on PearsonVUE, the practical exam is proctored in-person with an Aruba expert exam proctor.

All prerequisites must be completed by 02/01/20. Failure to complete the exam prerequisites by February 1st will result in the cancellation of your exam registration. All exam registrations are subject to approval.


ACMX Exam

Ideal candidates for this exam are networking IT professionals with a minimum of three to five years’ experience in designing and integrating complex enterprise-level mobile first networks. Candidates should have familiarity with integrating Aruba Mobility Controllers (MM, MC, and VMC), Access Point (CAP, UAP, RAP, and IAP), AirWave, and wired network using ArubaOS switches (3810 & 2930F) products for secure employee access, guest, UCC, QoS, and multicast deployments. Prerequisites: Candidates must pass the Aruba Certified Mobility Expert (ACMX) written exam prior to attempting the ACMX practical exam. The written exam is available on PearsonVUE, the practical exam is proctored in-person with an Aruba expert exam proctor.

All prerequisites must be completed by 02/01/20. Failure to complete the exam prerequisites by February 1st will result in the cancellation of your exam registration. All exam registrations are subject to approval.


ACDX Exam

Ideal candidates for this exam are networking IT professionals with a minimum of three to five years’ experience in designing complex enterprise-level mobile first networks. Candidates should have familiarity with building a detailed bill of materials using the Aruba Controller, Access Point, Instant, switches, VLANs, ClearPass, AirWave products for secure, as well as guest and voice deployments. Candidates should have familiarity with AOS 8.3, AirWave 8.2 Visual RF, Aruba Instant, Aruba Switches, Meridian, ClearPass and AirWave. Aruba also recommends experience with IRIS. Prerequisites: Candidates must pass the Aruba Certified Design Expert (ACDX) written exam prior to attempting the ACDX practical exam. The written exam is available on PearsonVUE, the practical exam is proctored in-person with an Aruba expert exam proctor.

All prerequisites must be completed by 02/01/20. Failure to complete the exam prerequisites by February 1st will result in the cancellation of your exam registration. All exam registrations are subject to approval.

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