Implementing Aruba Wireless LAN (IAW V8)

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

  • An introduction to Aruba Products including controller types and modes
  • OS 8.X Architecture and features
  • License types and distribution

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 Arubas 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 steers clients to better APs

Guest Access

  • Introduces Arubas 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