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Course Overview

The "ClearPass Essentials (CPE)" training course provides you with a foundation in Network Access Control using ClearPass 6.5 system.  This course covers in depth configuration of ClearPass policy manager with a focus on Enforcement and Device Profiling. The course also includes setup and configuration details of primary application of ClearPass Guest like guest web login pages, guest self-registration, device provisioning using OnBoard and client posture analysis using OnGuard. 

Target Audience

  • Network Administrators and IT Staff who's network must support "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) provisioning and onboarding.
  • Network Administrators and IT Staff who configure and manage guest and visitor WLAN access.
  • Network and System Administrators responsible for reporting and compliance of WLANs

Course Prerequisites

  • Familiarity with network standards and terminology, VLANs and IP protocols including routing and switching.
  • Basic WLAN terminology and concepts.
  • Knowledge of wired and wireless networking design and operations. Knowledge of RADIUS server configuration, 802.1X authentication, AAA, LDAP and Active Directory experience.
  • 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 gives a brief overview of the wired networking principles used in Aruba products.

Course Contents

  • ​Introduction to ClearPass
  • ClearPass Setup and Installation
  • Introduction to ClearPass for AAA
  • Authentication & Security Concepts
  • Network Access Device setup and configuration
  • 802.1x with Local User
  • Monitoring & Troubleshooting
  • Insight Reporting 802.1x with Active Directory
  • Guest services and Guest Manager
  • Guest Web Logins  
  • Guest with Self-Registration, Sponsor Approval & MAC Caching  
  • Intro to Onboard Onboard Setup & Configuration - Dual SSID & Single SSID
  • Profiling on Guest and 802.1X services
  • Posture and Health Collection
  • Posture Enforcement Wired 802.1X Authentication & Enforcement
  • ClearPass Operations
  • Administrative and Operator Roles for Policy Manager & Guest
  • Clustering & Redundancy ClearPass
  • Licensing
  • Using Single Sign-On
  • ClearPass Exchange

Course Duration

5 days

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