Here on the Priority Queue, we’re soaring over the campus, buoyed aloft by 2.4 and 5 gigahertz radio waves carrying us to the land of Aruba Networks’ wireless certifications.
Aruba offers a plethora of certifications, and now that Aruba is part of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, those certs become part of the wider HPE certification ecosystem.
Kimberly Graves is here to chat with us about the Aruba Networks certification ladder. She’ll discuss why to certify on Aruba gear, what you’ll learn, and offer training and testing insights. Kimberly is a wireless network engineer and security consultant, and is currently a senior course and exam developer at Aruba. You can follow her on Twitter at @kimberlyagraves.
Section 1 – Why Certify On Aruba Gear?
- Will I learn wireless fundamentals?
- Are there a lot Aruba installations out there that need certified people?
- Will my Aruba certs help me operate non-Aruba wireless networks?
Section 2 – Certification Levels And Tracks
- What are the main levels of certification (associate, professional, expert, etc.)?
- What are the major certification tracks?
- Which tracks are seeing the most growth or demand from the industry?
Section 3 – Training, Testing And Costs
- Will I be able to get certified without hands-on training? If not, how can I fix that?
- I’m a self-paced learner. What resources are available to me?
- Is there a recommended minimum spec for a home lab?
- I like to go to class. What are my options?
- Brick & mortar
- How are tests administered?
- Lower-level exams
- Expert exams
- Between training and testing, how much is this all going to cost?