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Course Overview

The lab-intensive Aruba Instant AP course is designed to provide students the knowledge, skills and practical experience required to set up and configure an IAP cluster with WLAN. Using lecture and labs, the class provides the technical understanding and hands-on experience of configuring a cluster of IAPs, with 802.1X, Captive portal WLANs, and Firewall settings.

The class will also provide IAP and user troubleshooting skills. Other topics covered are advanced services such as ARM, Mesh setup, VPN to a controller, Roaming between clusters, and IDS/IPS. This IAP class can be coupled with an Airwave or Central class for management and configuration purposes.

Course Duration

3 days (Classroom or Virtual)

Target Audience

This course is ideal for technical personnel who want to deep-dive into Aruba Instant Access Points.

Course Prerequisites

Students are expected to come to the class with knowledge of Aruba's products. A conceptual knowledge of VLANs and network data flow & control helps frame the specifics of Aruba's network architecture. Students taking this class may complete the following self-paced online courses available to view at no charge on the Aruba Web Site:

Course Contents

  • ​IAP Introduction
    • Description and features
    • IAP clusters
    • VC election
    • Country codes
    • GUI interface
    • Initial setup
    • Dynamic instalation
  • WLAN configuration
    • Wlan wizard
    • Wlan Vlan selection
    • Wlan authentication
    • Instant SSID
    • Zones
  • Captive Portal
    • Configuring Captive portal
    • VLAN assignment and Guest Roles
    • CP Page
    • Splash page
    • External CP
  • Firewall
    • Access Rules
    • Unrestricted, network based Role based Rules
    • Extended actions
    • Role Derivation
  • Airgroup
    • Airgroup features
    • Configuration of Airgroup in an IAP cluster
    • Airgroup between Clusters
    • Monitoring Airgroups
  • User Troubleshooting
    • Client GUI page
    • Client view
    • Support commands
    • IAP logs
    • IAP GUI view
    • IAP Network View (WLAN)
    • Spectrum Analysis
    • AppRF
  • ARM
    • Introduction
    • Scanning
    • Indices
    • Band steering
    • Airtime Fairness
    • Client match
    • RF Neighborhood
    • Support Commands
  • Mesh, Uplinks and wired access
    • Mesh Setup
    • Outdoor mesh
    • Wired access Options and configuration
    • Uplink Options and Configuration
  • Roaming
    • Roaming within a cluster
    • HAP table
    • Roaming between clusters
    • Roaming back home
    • Roaming load balancing
  • VPN
    • VPN deployments
    • VPN tunneling
    • Controller IAP VPN configuration
    • DHCP L2 Options ( L2 Distributed, Centralized)
    • DHCP L3 Options ( L3 Distributed, Centralized)
    • VPN troubleshooting
  • IDS/IPS
    • Classification
    • Attacks
    • Rogue Detection
    • Containment
    • IDS monitoring and commands
  • Administrative Tasks
    • Backup and Restore
    • Configuration Reset and IAP reset
    • Converting IAP to RAP / CAP Admin User Roles
    • Certification
    • Centralized Management Options

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