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Aruba Mobility Academy to teach Wi-Fi fundamentals

New program to integrate with higher education courses for wireless networking skills

Aruba Mobility Academy to teach Wi-Fi fundamentals
The Aruba Mobility Academy is meant to give students practical skills.

Aruba has launched a new course for colleges and universities to teach students the skills to build and maintain advanced wireless networks.

The Aruba Mobility Academy is a semester-long course, mixing lectures and labs, that will give students the fundamental skills to create wireless networks.

The program is being launched globally, with participation in the region from Princess Sumaya University in Jordan.

The Aruba Mobility Academy foundation-level course is a combination of lectures and labs that covers the basics of wireless LAN solutions, including 802.11 Wi-Fi standards, network mobility architecture, and wireless LAN configuration. The lab-intensive aspect of the curriculum provides students with the skills and practical experience necessary to setup and configure a wireless LAN, as well as fine-tune the wireless infrastructure for mobile devices.

The course also covers common Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) networking challenges, with a focus on Wi-Fi fundamentals, spectrum analysis, wireless LAN design, Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS) configuration for 802.1X and Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) authentication, and mobile device provisioning for employees and guests.

Ammar Enaya, regional director at Aruba Networks Middle East & Turkey says, "Mobility is one of the hottest technology trends today in the Middle East as we are becoming increasingly reliant on wireless technologies to live and work. In this scenario it is important for students to gain practical knowledge about implementing and operating Wi-Fi networks. Aruba Mobility Academy is a step in this direction and the course will equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to become competent networking professionals. We are very happy to collaborate with Princess Sumaya University and look forward to engaging in partnership discussions with various other prestigious universities across the region in order to make the course accessible to many more students."

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