Aruba Design Fundamentals Training (ADF)

Commitment 3 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 Design Fundamentals Training (ADF) course provides you with fundamental knowledge of Aruba network design. This course will teach you the Aruba product lines to help you design an Aruba network with the assistance of a senior designer. This course teaches you how to read a customer request and extract the information you need to design a wired and wireless network. You’ll learn how to use VRF, a tool that helps you determine the wireless coverage needs. You will also learn how to use IRIS to create a BOM for wired and wireless equipment and a basic network diagram. This Aruba Design Fundamentals (ADF) course is approximately 50% lecture and 50% hands-on lab exercises.


This Aruba Design Fundamentals (ADF) course is part of the following Certifications:

  • Aruba Certified Design Associate
  • 3 Days of Aruba Design Fundamentals Training (ADF) with an Authorized Aruba Instructor
  • Aruba Design Fundamentals Training (ADF) Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



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

  • Show familiarity with the Aruba product line for network design
  • Discuss the different WLAN organizations that set wireless network standards
  • Explain how RF bands and different channels influence network connectivity & stability
  • Speak to RF design basics, antenna usage & antenna network transmission fundamentals
  • Speak to RF transmit power levels and WLAN mobility concepts
  • Ask the right questions needed to create a new network.
  • Decipher relevant information from discussing customer pain points.
  • Understand the different frame rack units (RU) and types of equipment racks.
  • Understand cable requirements and limitations.
  • Choose the correct transceiver for your fiber link types.
  • Use and understand the basic concepts of IRIS.
  • Use IRIS sites and groups.
  • Add, copy, paste new devices in IRIS.
  • Connect devices together
  • Produce a Bill of Materials (BOM)
  • Setup Visual RF and show your network topology
  • Understand how to plan a new network in VRF
  • Show familiarity with the different types of APs
  • Show understanding of the different types of mounting brackets to address different mounting needs.
  • Show familiarity with outdoor and ruggedized APs
  • Show familiarity with the various mounting options
  • Review/explain the list of antennas that can be used for the APS
  • Show familiarity with various types of Mobility Controllers and their capacities
  • Explain license requirements
  • Show an understanding of cable types and their limitations
  • Show familiarity with the different types of switches
  • Explain the switches capabilities
  • Design a Car Dealership
  • We can adapt this Aruba Design Fundamentals Training (ADF) 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 Design Fundamentals (ADF) course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Aruba Design Fundamentals (ADF) 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 Design Fundamentals  (ADF) course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this Aruba Design Fundamentals Training (ADF) course:

  • Typical candidates for this course are IT Associate who wants to learn about Aruba products and the tools used to help design a network.

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

  • None


Basic product line introduction
  • A basic introduction to Aruba products
Information gathering
  • Review customer information
  • Wireless questionnaire
  • Wired questionnaire
  • User counts and applications used
  • Security requirements
  • Physical environment
  • Lab Activity
Racks and Cables
  • RU specification
  • Rack types
  • Patch panels
  • Cable limitations
  • Transceivers
  • Fiber limitations
  • Lab activity
Aruba Design Fundamentals Training (ADF) – The use of IRIS
  • New projects
  • IRIS sites and groups
  • Adding network devices into IRIS
  • Selecting transceivers
  • Connecting devices
  • Creating a BOM
  • Lab activity
The use of VRF
  • VRF Navigating
  • Campus, buildings, and Floorplans
  • Planning APs
  • Lab activity
Aruba indoor APs
  • AP types
  • Indoor APs 11ax
  • Indoor APs 11ac wave 2
  • Desk wall mounting
  • Mounts, antennas, and accessories
  • IRIS adding APs to BOM
  • Lab activity
Aruba outdoor APs
  • Outdoor APs tolerances
  • Outdoor AP specifications
  • Point-to-Point APs
  • Indoor Rugged APs
  • Outdoor ruggedized Mounts
  • IRIS adding outdoor AP to BOM
Aruba Design Fundamentals Training (ADF) – MM, MC, VC planning
  • The MM, MC, and VC portfolio
  • MM capabilities
  • Mobility controller features
  • Mobility controller specification
  • Licenses
  • IAP clusters
  • Lab activity
Wired Devices
  • Wired Architecture
  • Aruba OS switches
  • Aruba CX switches
  • HPE office connect switches
  • Lab activity
Management and AAA
  • Clearpass features
  • ClearPass Design Overview
  • ClearPass Server Sizing and Licensing
  • Airwave and Central Capabilities
  • Airwave Design,
  • Airwave Sizing and Licensing
  • Central subscriptions
  • Central MSP
  • Lab activity
Mobile Engagement
  • Overview
  • Beacons and Location
  • ALE and Analytics
  • Design
  • Sizing
  • Licensing
  • Lab activity
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