Managing Campus Networks with Aruba Central Training (MCNAC)

Commitment 2 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
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Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


This Aruba Central instructor-led Managing Campus Networks with Aruba Central Training (MCNAC) course covers the central campus cloud-based management system that lets you centrally manage and monitor wired and wireless networks. This 2-day Managing Campus Networks with Aruba Central (MCNAC) course covers the Aruba Central management service options for onboarding devices by managing Aruba Instant and Aruba 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. Understand how to simplify visitor access management with fully secure and scalable guest access including guest cloud services. Through lectures and hands-on labs, students discover comprehensive alert management, device connectivity, network health, and user account activity with Aruba Central.

  • 2 Days of Managing Campus Networks with Aruba Central Training (MCNAC) with an Authorized Aruba Instructor
  • Managing Campus Networks with Aruba Central (MCNAC) Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



After you successfully complete this Managing Campus Networks with Aruba Central Training (MCNAC) course, expect to be able to:

  • Be able to use Central and its features
  • Understand the differences between MSP and Central account
  • Be able to customize an MSP account
  • Create customers, and groups and assign devices within the Central
  • Be familiar with Onboarding devices into Central
  • Be able to describe different methods of Onboarding
  • Understand the purpose and uses of Groups, Labels, and Sites
  • Be able to filter the information using Groups, Labels, and Sites
  • Describe the importance of Guest Access
  • Configure 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
  • We can adapt this Managing Campus Networks with Aruba Central Training (MCNAC) course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Managing Campus Networks with Aruba Central (MCNAC) course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Managing Campus Networks with Aruba Central (MCNAC) 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 Managing Campus Networks with Aruba Central (MCNAC) course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this Managing Campus Networks with Aruba Central Training (MCNAC) course:

  • This course is ideal for technical personnel who want a deep-dive into Aruba Central and Network Administrators who need to centralize the management and configuration of Aruba IAPs and Switches.

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Managing Campus Networks with Aruba Central Training (MCNAC) course are:

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  • Central introduction
  • Latest Central cloud-based management features
  • Options for IAP clusters and Aruba access switches
  • Networking, configuration, guest management, report generation, and maintenance
  • Learn how to change a Central account to an MSP account
  • Changes with an MSP account versus a standalone Central account
  • Customize your SP information and customer’s logo
  • The basic process for onboarding devices using Zero-touch, cloud key and manually adding devices
  • Smartphone installations
  • Registering a Central account
  • Subscriptions to manage devices
  • Troubleshooting onboarding issues
Groups, Sites, Labels
  • Set up groups for device configurations
  • Create labels to filter devices for monitoring, managing, and reporting purposes
  • Use sites for installation as well as monitoring, managing, and reporting
IAP and Aruba Switch Configuration
  • Group essentials for configuration
  • Configuring a new WLAN with an access method
  • How to name APs
  • Introduction to Guest Access features
  • Central management of Aruba access switches
  • How to configure and monitor Aruba switches
Managing Campus Networks with Aruba Central Training (MCNAC) – Visual RF
  • Set up Visual RF floorplans for planning and monitoring
  • Verify the AP heatmaps and client locations.
  • Plan an RF layout for new sites
  • Review the topology layout of the network
Monitoring & Troubleshooting
  • Overview of monitoring and troubleshooting for groups and devices.
  • Attach labels, look for IAPS and clients, apply console commands, and use troubleshooting commands.
  • Overview of Wireless Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and Intrusion Protection System (IPS)
  • IPS and IDS configuration and monitoring options
Clarity, Presence analytics, AppRF
  • View application visibility to identify usage and network activity on websites
  • Clarity subscriptions for network analytics and insight
  • Presence Analytics subscription to view customer traffic and provide details concerning new visitors and loyal customers
  • Be familiar with Aruba Central’s Unified Communications app (UCC)
  • Available subscriptions with UCC
  • Activity graphs
  • Configure UC within a network
Administration and Maintenance
  • Create an administrative user
  • Assign pre-configured roles and a customized role
  • Generate reports for viewing network information, compliance, and performance.
  • Manage device firmware on your network
  • Monitor the Audit Trail
  • Introduction to API and certificates
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