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Managing Aruba Cloud-Based Networks with Central (AOS 10)

This 3 day course teaches students how Aruba Central, Aruba’s cloud-based networking system, enables IT staff to manage and monitor both wired and wireless environments. This course includes topics such as Central RESTAPI and teaches students new MSP features within HPE GreenLake. Students will learn how to simplify the onboarding and provisioning process for new network devices, such as Aruba access points, switches and gateways.

Description

This course will teach learners how VisualRF integrates with Central and how to configure traditional IAPs (AOS8) and AOS10 APs with Aruba Central as well as and how to leverage other value-added network services such as guest access, AIOps, contact tracing and presence analytics.  Students will also learn several best practices for administration, monitoring, troubleshooting and reporting services that will help them proactively assess and improve their network performance. This course includes training and hands-on labs.

  • Introduction to Aruba Central
    • Introduce the Aruba Central platform
    • Explain Aruba’s layered approach
    • Aruba Central introduction and licensing.
  • Onboarding Devices
    • Know Aruba Central device onboard options
    • Complete different methods for onboarding
    • Add license keys
    • Troubleshoot onboarding issues for AP and switches etc.
  • Groups, Sites, and Labels
    • Create groups, sites, and labels within Aruba Central 
    • Use groups, sites, and labels to filter and organize your devices.
  • Visual RF
    • Use Visual RF and Heatmaps
    • Know your network topology 
    • Plan a new network
  • IAP Configuration
    • Be able to configure IAPs via Aruba Central 
    • Be able to complete a WLAN configuration and use the WLAN wizard
  • AOS10 Access Points
    • Understand the different AOS10 forwarding modes
    • Manage AOS10 Access Points with Aruba Central
    • Create a Bridged SSID
  • Guest Authentication
    • Aruba guest access solutions
    • Aruba cloud guest solution
    • Implement guest authentication using Aruba Central.
  • AIOps
    • AIOps concepts 
    • Key advantages of AI Search, AI Insight, and AI Assist.
  • Application Visibility and Presence Analytics
    • View and know which applications are used in your network.
    • Monitor the Wi-Fi Connectivity.
    • Know the users are passing by or entering your establishment.
  • Administration and Maintenance
    • Know how to add admin users and new certificates
    • Know how to upgrade the network and create reports.
    • Learn how to create a report and the report options
  • Aruba Central API
    • MSP vs. Enterprise Account
    • Customize an MSP account 
    • Create customers, groups, and assign devices.
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting
    • Know how to add admin users and new certificates
    • Know how to upgrade the network and create reports.
    • Learn how to create a report and the report options
  • MSP
    • MSP vs. Enterprise Account
    • Customize an MSP account 
    • Create customers, groups, and assign devices.

Prerequisites

  • Basic WLAN terminology and concepts
  • Knowledge of wired and wireless networking design and operations
  • Experience installing network monitoring software
  • Students taking this class may complete the following self-paced online courses available to view at no charge on the Aruba Web Site
  • Wired Fundamentals gives a brief overview of the wired networking principles used in Aruba products.
  • Wireless Fundamentals outlines wireless networking concepts and technology.

 

Certification

Aruba Product Specialist Assessment (Central)

This online assessment tests your knowledge, skill and understanding of Aruba’s Central platform including integration, MSP, onboarding, configurations, topology and troubleshooting. You will also be tested on presence analytics, administration and Central maintenance. This assessment is 60 minutes long and will include 30 questions. Aruba recommends all candidates complete the Managing Campus Networks with Aruba Central (AOS 8) OR Managing Aruba Cloud-Based Networks with Aruba Central (AOS 10) courses prior to taking this assessment. (Either version will meet the ASP (Central) requirements.)

You must pass with 70% or higher to be awarded the Aruba Product Specialist (Central) badge. If you do not pass on the first or second attempts, you may retry 7 business days after your failed attempt. Please visit the Certification Exam Policy for more details on Aruba’s examination policies for HPE2 type Web-based, un-proctored exams.

An HPE Learner ID is required to earn the credentials. Partners should create a learner ID at the Partner Ready Portal; other learners should visit our HPE Certification “Getting Started” page. Please allow at least three weeks after passing the assessment for the badge 

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