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4-Hour ACSA Fast Track (Cisco) - Self-Directed Lab

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The ACSA Fast Track course bridges the gap between Aruba and Cisco switching technologies by teaching the necessary skills for a Cisco certified Routing and Switching professional to use the Aruba AOS-CX technology. This portion of the course is the hands-on lab exercises to help you learn how to implement and validate AOS-CX implements and solutions.

Ideal candidates are certified Cisco CCNP routing and switching professionals who are seeking to onboard with Aruba and need a quick way to learn AOS-CX technologies.

What to Expect

4 hours self-directed lab access (available 24 hours/day). You will receive a link to reserve the time of your choice.

Access to a downloadable PDF of the lab guide plus instructions on how to access the lab.

The lab will take less than 4 hours to complete.

Lab will include:

Basic Networking with Aruba Solutions

  • Switching Portfolio (AOS switches & AOS-CX switches)
  • Hardware architecture, software architecture and intro to NAE high level
  • Introduction to AOS-CX and feature set
  • Port numbering
  • Accessing Aruba OS-CX CLI
  • Prompt modes/levels and navigation
  • Context sensitive help
  • Show logs, configuration, interfaces, transceivers, flash, version
  • Hostname/interface name, enabling interfaces
  • PoE


  • Control Plane, Management Plane, and Data Plane
  • Introduction to Stacking technologies
  • Stacking Benefits
  • Centralized control and management plane
  • Distributed Data Plane and Distributed Link Aggregation
  • VSF (Requirements, Link and member roles, member IDs and port numbers, Configuration, and Provisioning)
  • Tracing Layer 2 traffic: Unicast
  • Tracing Layer 2 traffic: Broadcast, Multicast, and Unknown Unicast
  • VSF Failover and OSFP Graceful-Restart
  • VSF Link failure without MAD
  • MAD
  • VSX Introduction

Secure Management and Maintenance

  • OOBM port
  • Management VRF
  • Secure Management Protocols: RBAC
  • Web interface
  • Configuration file management (Backup, restore, checkpoint and roll back)
  • Operating System image management (backup and restore)
  • Factory default/password recovery

AOS-CX Management tools

  • Introduction to NetEdit
  • NetEdit installation
  • Basic monitoring with NetEdit
  • AOS-CX Mobile App


This Product Includes

1 × ACSA Fast Track Lab Guide