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Registered: ‎08-04-2010

ACMX Study Suggestions

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Hello All!

 

I am looking to take the ACMX in the near future and was wondering if someone could suggest some lab exercises and study topics to prepare for it.

 

I am looking to take the new ACMX 6.x test.

 

Thank you for any and all suggestions.

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ACDX, ACMP, AWMP, ACMA, CWNA, CCNA, RCDD/NTS
Aruba Employee
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Registered: ‎04-15-2009

Re: ACMX Study Suggestions

I recently took and passed the ACMX (6.x version).  I would recommend studying all of the v8 VRDs.  Also, having a TON of hands on experience configuring Aruba gear will help.  It is a fairly short test (8 hours) and there is a lot of work to get done!  If you know the best practices (from the VRDs) for the major topics, you will do fine.

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Registered: ‎08-04-2010

Re: ACMX Study Suggestions

Thank you for the feedback / suggestions!

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ACDX, ACMP, AWMP, ACMA, CWNA, CCNA, RCDD/NTS
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Registered: ‎06-02-2010

Re: ACMX Study Suggestions

Congrats on your ACMX cert!  I took the test in the spring and ran out of time due to stupid mistakes in the morning...

 

I will second your point of having a TON of hands on experience with the gear.  For the most part, that is what got me through what I did get done..and, for the most part, done correctly.  Will be taking it again soon!!!

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Jeremy R. Wirtz
WLAN Systems Engineer
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Registered: ‎11-25-2009

Re: ACMX Study Suggestions

The Best Tip to clear ACMX is to Plan. 

 

Take your time to understand the question and plan your stuffs before touching the device. Once you start config, Focus on completing and finally go for the troubleshooting

Vinod Kumaar AVM ACMX, ACDX
Principal Network Engineer
Customer Advocacy | Aruba Networks Inc.

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Registered: ‎10-25-2011

Re: ACMX Study Suggestions

How many years do you recommend of experience with aruba before trying to get this certification ACMX?

By now im like this already

i started last year with wirless solutions, after i took the course of ACMA i took the examn right away on november of last year and i started installing Aruba solutions... i have been installing almost all the aruba deployments we got thats like one proyect every month or something like that  some are bigs like some schools with a lot of Access points, configured named vlans, vlan pooling, IPmobility , local master switches, air time, band steering etc, other are smaller but with lot of security, with RAdius integration and with WIPs... this year i took the ACMP course and i took the exam and passed, that was like on febrary and now im taking the ACSP course and i plan to take the exam as soon i can see it on the pearson vue webpage

Anyways im aware i dont even have a year of experience with this or installing wireless network, but i can tell i really like the solution and i ask all the installations i can  deploy here.

I would like to know how much Experiece i would need BEFORE i can take this exam?  because i would really like to take it :)

 

now i think of  this is the only solution in which i can actually configure almost everything i learn on the course....we sell many solutions but i dont have the opportunitty to configure everything becasue ont he clients the scenario does not give you that oportunity...

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Product Manager - Aruba Networks
Alternetworks Corp
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Re: ACMX Study Suggestions

We usually recommend 1 - 2 years experience deploying and troubleshooting an Aruba based system before the exam. We also STRONGLY urge taking the Advanced troubleshooting  class as there may be some things in there that could be useful for you in the exam that you may not be familiar with.

 

Obviously, any recommendations we make do not guarantee passing the exam, but certainly help with ensuring that you have seen appropriate materials and methodologies.

 

Kevin

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Re: ACMX Study Suggestions

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Hello TrainerGuy

Olino  said that it is really important to know the VRDs for this exam

Does this mean knowing all the VRDs on the Aruba site i mean this ones?

http://www.arubanetworks.com/technology/reference-design-guides/

 

Does i need to know BYOD/Amigopod for this exam?

 

Im not planning to do it like now the exam, maybe in 2 years.... The thing is that i want o start now preparing....  and i want to have the tools i need to pass

For example knowing all the VRDs which im starting to read them.

Im getting hands on Experience... im asking all the Wireless Network deployments with aruba in my company,  im actually installing all of them...

getting my book of CWNA to get the CWNA certification  After that ill try getting the CWNP(any other you recomend for this exam?)

 

I already got the ACMA and ACMP.  Whent to the ACSP course but the Exam is not yet available to do it...

Ill eventually get the Advance troubleshooting course of course

 

Anything else you think its needed tht im missing?

 

The only thing that worry me is not knowing about BYOD/Amigopod.... we have not sell that yet and i dont know almost nothing of it....

 

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Product Manager - Aruba Networks
Alternetworks Corp
Aruba
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Registered: ‎05-31-2007

Re: ACMX Study Suggestions

Yes that link you have posted is indeed Contain the "VRD" style documents.  Good to study, no doubt, however from my perspective hands-on, hands-on, hands-on is what will increase your probability of success in ACMX.   You need to be able to 'build'   efficiently and under pressure, not just 'build' .  Aren't exams fun ?  ;)

 

 

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Re: ACMX Study Suggestions

Well im trying to get all the hands on i can, the thing ist hat we need more complex proyects...or well i need more complex proyects...

But as far i see the companies here which can actually pay for a really complex  expensive  proyect just want cisco... or are just cisco cisco cisco all over their network...

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Product Manager - Aruba Networks
Alternetworks Corp