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Managing Campus Networks with Aruba Central, Rev. 21.11

  • Tuition USD $1,800
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 3223 Ratings
  • Course Code Aruba-MCN-AC
  • Duration 2 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

The Aruba Central 2-day course covers the campus cloud based management system that lets you centrally manage and monitor wired and wireless networks. This course covers the Aruba Central management service options for onboarding devices by managing Aruba Instant Access Points and Aruba AOS-S switches. Participants will view the advanced analytics services and connectivity health of devices and clients, providing insights into Wi-Fi analytics for smart business decisions. Participants will learn how to simplify visitor access management with a fully secure and scalable guest access solution including guest cloud services. Through lecture and hands-on labs, students will discover the comprehensive alert management, device connectivity, network health and user account activity with Aruba Central.

Skills Gained

After you successfully complete this course, expect to be able to:

  • Use Aruba Central and its features
  • Understand the differences between MSP and Central account
  • Customize an MSP account
  • Create customers, groups and assign devices with Central
  • Be familiar with Onboarding devices into Central
  • Be able to describe different methods of Onboarding
  • Understand the purpose and uses for Groups, Labels and Sites
  • Filter information using Groups, Labels and Sites
  • Describe the importance of Guest Access
  • Configures switches via Central
  • Be familiar with VRF and heatmaps and know your network topology
  • Be able to plan a new network and know how to use network monitoring and troubleshooting
  • View your network health and troubleshoot client issues
  • Maintain network security
  • Customize alerts according to your needs
  • Be familiar with your network applications
  • Identify non Wi-Fi issues
  • Be aware of the users passing by or entering your establishment
  • Be familiar with the UC dashboard
  • Use the UC dashboard to monitor UC quality
  • Be familiar with Central's administrative tasks
  • Know how to add admin users and new certificates
  • Know how to upgrade the network and create reports

Who Can Benefit

This course is ideal for technical personnel who want to deep-dive into Aruba Central and network administrators who need to centralize the management and configuration of Aruba IAPs and switches.

Course Details


  • Central Introduction
  • Managed Service Provider
  • Central Onboarding
  • Central Groups, Sites & Labels
  • IAP & Switch Configuration
  • Visual RF (VRF) & Topology
  • Troubleshooting with Central
  • Application Presence: Analytic UCC
  • Administration and Maintenance

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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Very informative and concise training that will go a long way to help with Certification and practical applications

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Good training material and good instruction. More time needs to be provided for the lab work.

Kudos to EC, with excellent trainers and a highly satisfying learning experience. The environment was clean and welcoming, and the team was very accommodating.

3 options available

  • Jun 21, 2021 Jun 22, 2021 (2 days)
    9:30AM 5:30PM EDT
  • Sep 16, 2021 Sep 17, 2021 (2 days)
    9:30AM 5:30PM EDT
  • Dec 13, 2021 Dec 14, 2021 (2 days)
    9:30AM 5:30PM EST
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