Aruba Mobility Fundamentals

Course description

This course teaches the knowledge, skills and practical experience required to set up and configure a basic Aruba WLAN utilizing the OS 8.X architecture and features. Using lecture and labs, this course provides the technical understanding and hands-on experience of configuring a single Mobility Master with one controller and AP Aruba WLAN. Participants will learn how to use Aruba hardware and ArubaOS to install and build a complete, secure controller network with multiple SSIDs. This course provides the underlying material required to prepare candidates for the Aruba Certified Mobility Associate Exam.

Course topics

  • WLAN Fundamentals

    • Describes the fundamentals of 802.11, RF frequencies and channels

    • Explain RF Patterns and coverage including SNR

    • Roaming Standards and QOS requirements

  • Mobile First Architecture

    • An introduction to Aruba Products including controller types and modes

    • OS 8.X Architecture and features

    • License types and distribution

  • Mobility Master Mobility Controller Configuration

    • Understanding Groups and Subgroups

    • Different methods to join MC with MM

    • Understanding Hierarchical Configuration

  • Secure WLAN configuration

    • Identifying WLAN requirements such as SSID name, encryption, authentication

    • Explain AP groups structure and profiles

    • Configuration of WLAN using the Mobility Master GUI

  • AP Provisioning

    • Describes the communication between AP and Mobility controller

    • Explain the AP booting sequence and requirements

    • Explores the APs controller discovery mechanisms

    • Explains how to secure AP to controller communication using CPSec

    • Describes AP provisioning and operations

  • WLAN Security

    • Describes the 802.11 discovery, authentication and association

    • Explores the various authentication methods, 802.1x with WPA/WPA2, Mac auth

    • Describes the authentication server communication

    • Explains symmetric vs asymmetric Keys, encryption methods

    • WIPS is described along with rogue discovery and protection

  • Firewall Roles and Policies

    • An introduction into Firewall Roles and policies

    • Explains Aruba’s Identity based Firewall

    • Configuration of Policies and Rules including aliases

    • Explains how to assign Roles to users

  • Dynamic RF Management

    • Explain how ARM calibrates the network selecting channels and power settings

    • Explores the new OS 8.X Airmatch to calibrate the network

    • How Client Match and ClientInsight match steers clients to better Aps

  • Guest Access

    • Introduces Aruba’s solutions for Guest Access and the Captive portal process

    • Configuration of secure guest access using the internal Captive portal

    • The configuration of Captive portal using Clearpass and its benefits

    • Creating a guest provisioning account

    • Troubleshooting guest access

  • Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting

    • Using the MM dashboard to monitor and diagnose client, WLAN  and AP issues

    • Traffic analysis using APPrf with filtering capabilities

    • A view of Airwaves capabilities for monitoring and diagnosing client, WLAN and AP issues



3 days (Three Days )