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Aruba Managed Service Provider Bootcamp, Rev. 19.21

  • Tuition USD $1,800 GSA  $2,040.30
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4731 Ratings
  • Course Code Aruba-MSPB-19-21
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

The Aruba Central instructor-led bootcamp is a lab intensive course designed to provide students the knowledge, skills and practical experience required to set up, configure and manage a network as a service offering. This 3-day course uses a combination of lecture and labs to give learners the technical capabilities of a Network Operation Center (NOC) staff and a Managed Service Provider (MPS) to support a cloud managed wired and wireless infrastructure. After completing this course students will be familiar with the Aruba Central management platform and have the skills to deploy and troubleshoot cloud managed devices.

Skills Gained

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

  • Understand the Aruba Central platform and the associated device management features
  • Learn to configure Aruba instant access points and switches
  • Learn to deploy Aruba instant access points and switches leveraging Aruba Central
  • Monitor access points and switches
  • Understand device onboarding and assignment
  • Learn and use troubleshooting commands for instant access points and switches
  • Learn to use the MSP Dashboard and switch between individual customer assets
  • Understand and setup Visual RF for floorplan and device optimization

Who Can Benefit

This course is ideal for network operation center staff who want to dive deeper into Aruba Central and network administrators who need to manage customer devices as part of a managed service.

Course Details


Central Introduction

  • Central cloud-based management features and advantages.
  • Management options for IAP and Aruba Access Switches, Networking, Guest management, report generation and maintenance.


  • Onboarding devise manually and using Zero touch or Cloud key.
  • Smart phone installations, registering for a Central account and using a subscription to manage devices.
  • Troubleshoot onboarding issues.

Groups, Sites, Labels

  • Setting up groups for the configuration of devices.
  • Device labels for monitoring, managing, and reporting purposes.
  • Sites for installation, monitoring, managing, and reporting.

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

User Troubleshooting

  • Client GUI page Client view
  • Support commands IAP logs
  • IAP GUI view
  • IAP Network View (WLAN) Spectrum Analysis AppRF


  • Classification Attacks
  • Rogue Detection Containment
  • IDS monitoring and commands

Administrative Tasks

  • Backup and restore configuration reset
  • IAP reset converting IAP to RAP / CAP Admin User Roles
  • Certification
  • Centralized Management Options

IAP & Aruba Switch Configuration

  • Using groups for configuration.
  • Configuring a new WLAN with an access method.
  • Naming AP’s.
  • Introduction to guest access features including splash pages, authentication, configuring a Guest WLAN and monitoring guests on the network.
  • Central management of Aruba Access Switches to configure, monitor and more.

Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Monitor and troubleshooting for groups and devices.
  • Look at IAPs and clients and apply console commands.
  • Use troubleshooting commands.

Clarity, Presence analytic and AppRF

  • Application visibility into network activity.
  • Clarity network analytics and insights.
  • Presence Analytics insights into customer traffic.


  • Setup visual RF floorplans for planning and monitoring.
  • AP & client heat map verification.
  • RF layout for new sites, and topology network layouts.

Administration and Maintenance

  • Administrative user and custom pre-configured roles.
  • Reports for viewing network information and compliance.
  • Reporting on demand or periodically.
  • Managing device firmware.
  • Monitor logs for all deployed equipment.

Introduction to API and Certificates.

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.

What does vendor-authorized training mean?

As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?

It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.

How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?

We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.

Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?

ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?

Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.

Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?

We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth.  We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.

How do I get started with certification?

Getting started on a certification pathway depends on your goals and the vendor you choose to get certified in. Many vendors offer entry-level IT certification to advanced IT certification that can boost your career. To get access to certification vouchers and discounts, please contact Edu_customerexperience@techdata.com

Will I get access to content after I complete a course?

You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.

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