Aruba ClearPass Fundamentals Training (ACF)

Commitment 5 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
User Ratings Average User Rating 4.8 See what learners said
Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


This Aruba ClearPass Fundamentals Training (ACF) course prepares participants with foundational skills in Network Access Control using the ClearPass product portfolio. This 3-day course includes instructional modules and hands-on labs to lead participants through the implementation and configuration of a ClearPass Network Access Control solution. This Aruba ClearPass Fundamentals (ACF) course is the first of two sections in the complete ClearPass Essentials course and is designed to build the learner’s foundational knowledge in authentication and access control using ClearPass.

This Aruba ClearPass Fundamentals Training (ACF) course is primarily focused on ClearPass fundamentals, but provides the basics on the device configuration required when considering the interaction between the Network Access Control Device and ClearPass. Participants will learn how to configure access control logic within the Policy Manager. Understand how to use ClearPass Guest to configure a convenient yet secure public access network. Participants will also explore device profiling. In addition, this course covers integration with external Active Directory servers and Monitoring.


This course is part of the following Certifications:

  • Aruba Certified ClearPass Associate
  • 5 Days of Aruba ClearPass Fundamentals Training (ACF) with an Authorized Aruba Instructor
  • Aruba ClearPass Fundamentals (ACF) Courseware
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



After you successfully complete this Aruba ClearPass Fundamentals Training (ACF) course, expect to be able to:

  • Set up ClearPass as a AAA server
  • Configure authentication sources including integrating with Microsoft Active Directory
  • Build effective access enforcement policies
  • Understand and troubleshoot 802.1X access services
  • Configure custom informational webpages
  • Configure a personalized guest access solution including, simple web logins as well as self-service guest access.
  • Understand how to configure a simple wired access solution using ClearPass.
  • We can adapt this Aruba ClearPass Fundamentals Training (ACF) course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Aruba ClearPass Fundamentals (ACF) course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Aruba ClearPass Fundamentals (ACF) course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Aruba ClearPass Fundamentals (ACF) course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this Aruba ClearPass Fundamentals Training (ACF) course:

  • Ideal candidates include network administrators who are looking to build their foundational knowledge of the ClearPass product portfolio. This course would be beneficial for customers who are seeking greater knowledge of the ClearPass product that they have purchased. We recommend that students have at least an understanding of basic access layer networking, the function of ACL, and firewall rules.

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Aruba ClearPass Fundamentals (ACF)course are:

  • N/A


Intro to ClearPass
  • Basic Concepts of Network Access Control
  • ClearPass Use Cases
Authentication, Authorization, Accounting
  • Authentication Basics
  • Multi-Level Client Authorization
  • Radius Accounting
  • Configuration of Authentication Sources Including LADP and Active Directory
Aruba ClearPass Fundamentals Training (ACF) – External Connectivity
  • Configuring Network Access Devices
  • Configuring Email Messaging Servers
  • Aruba Security Exchange Integration
  • Integration with Enterprise Mobile Managers
Endpoint Profiling
  • Device Type Identification
  • Profiling Collectors
Roles and Enforcement.
  • Introduction to Services
  • Implementation of Enforcement Logic.
  • ClearPass Role Assignment
Aruba ClearPass Fundamentals Training (ACF) – Configuring Services
  • Service Selection Logic.
  • Implementation of Effective Services in ClearPass
Wired Authentication
  • Wired Access Control
  • Enforcement on Wired Networks.
  • Endpoint Profiling on Wired Networks
Configuring Web Services
  • Custom Web Content
  • ClearPass Skins Web Templates
  • Custom Informational Webpages
Introduction to Guest
  • Guest Access with Captive Portal.
  • Web-Based Authentication
  • Guest Access with MAC Caching.
  • Guest Account Management
Guest Access with Self Registration.
  • The Self-Service Guest Access Experience.
  • Configuring a Self-Registration Portal.
  • Configuring Self-Registration with Internal Sponsorship
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