Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company has partnered Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) to launch Aruba Academy, a networking education program that will meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. Aruba signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with UTHM, who will house Aruba Academy, the first Academy of its kind in Malaysia, South East Asia and Taiwan (SEAT) region, to build the next generation of digital enabled talents to meet the country’s Industry 4.0 mandate.
The Aruba Academy Program focuses on foundational and fundamental networking skills and takes students
through the four pillars of mobility, switching, security and design. Aruba Academy offers two certification
programs, the Mobility Associate (ACMA) which is a lab-intensive course designed to prepare participants
with the knowledge, skills and practical experience required to set up and configure a basic Aruba WLAN, and
the Mobility Professional (ACMP) which is a scalable WLAN Design and Implementation (SWDI) course that
leverages concepts introduced in the Implementing Aruba WLAN (IAW) v8 course to advance student’s
expertise in building complex enterprise WLAN networks
Aruba’s technology is currently used in 75% of the Fortune 100 companies and in over 300,000 enterprises,
government and education institutions globally thus bringing global best practices to the nation with this
“For students to thrive in our digital society, education must take an evolutionary leap. Our Aruba Academy
program is put together from our own learnings and designed to provide students the knowledge, skills and
practical experience required to meet the country’s demand of local skilled talents to serve the transformation
of digital technology”
Justin Chiah, Senior Director and General Manager, South East Asia and Taiwan.
The Aruba Academy Program will provide students with hands on training on Aruba’s core switch technology
that will be shared with the university’s faculty and staff to ensure the sustenance of the program and
laboratory. Tagged with ARUBA’s wide range of customers, the job market for ARUBA Certified Individuals is
growing significantly and opens the door for students to vast opportunities.
The Aruba Academy Accredited courses will be available at UTHM starting April 2020. Those interested can
visit the UTHM website to find out more.