World's First mobility-specific higher education program prepares students for the mobility requirements of tomorrow and provides future IT leaders with the tools to support #GenMobile in the all-wireless workplace
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 9th May, 2014 – Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) today announced it is educating the IT leaders of tomorrow with the world's first mobility-specific education program designed for colleges and universities. The new Aruba Mobility Academy provides students with the fundamentals required to build, maintain and advance wireless LAN networks. Years of wireless training experiences and materials were used to create unique, for credit semester-long courses that can be directly integrated into higher education programs.
Aruba Mobility Academy is a global program with its first wave of participation at Princess Sumaya University in Jordan, Texas A&M University and Tafe South Australia. Due to the demand from initial courses at these participating schools, Aruba is working with dozens of colleges and universities worldwide and in the Middle East to bring Aruba Mobility Academy to more students.
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."
Prior to the Aruba Mobility Academy curriculum, higher education programs covered general networking topics with no specific focus on the type of networking technology. Since Wi-Fi is now the connectivity medium of choice with wireless traffic expected to exceed wired traffic by the end of 2015, it is becoming crucial for students to gain knowledge and real-world experience with mobility technology to better prepare for #GenMobile in the all-wireless workplace.
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.
Upon completion of the course, Aruba Mobility Academy students will have the technical understanding and hands-on experience to configure a wireless LAN with mobility controllers and access points. Additionally, Aruba Mobility Academy courses cover 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.
• Aruba Mobile Academy Overview: http://www.arubanetworks.com/resources/training/aruba-mobility-academy/
• The All-Wireless Workplace Designed for #GenMobile: http://www.arubanetworks.com/allwireless
• Report: Are you ready for #GenMobile? www.arubanetworks.com/genmobile
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