Aruba ClearPass Configuration (CPC)


Course Overview

The 5-day Aruba ClearPass Configuration course prepares participants with foundational skills in Network Access Control using the ClearPass product portfolio. The course includes both instructional modules and labs to teach participants about the major features in the ClearPass portfolio. Participants learn how to setup ClearPass as an AAA server and configure the Policy Manager, Guest, OnGuard and Onboard feature sets. In addition, the course covers integration with external Active Directory servers, monitoring and reporting, as well as deployment best practices. The student gains insight into configuring authentication with ClearPass on both wired and wireless networks.

Who should attend

Ideal candidates include network professionals who need to build foundational knowledge of the ClearPass product portfolio.


There are no formal pre-requisites, however it is advisable for students to have the following skills prior to attending this course:

  • Familiarity with networking
  • Familiarity with basics of networking security concepts

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Implement a ClearPass network access solution
  • Design and apply effective services and enforcement in ClearPass
  • Troubleshoot a ClearPass solution

Outline: Aruba ClearPass Configuration (CPC)

Introduction to ClearPass

  • BYOD
  • High level overview
  • Posture and profiling
  • Guest and Onboard


  • Policy service rules
  • Authentication, authorization and roles
  • Enforcement policy and profiles

External Devices

  • Network access devices
  • Messaging services
  • External context servers

Endpoint Profiling

  • Introduction to profiling
  • Profiling collectors

External Collectors and Profilers

  • Roles and enforcement
  • Services
  • Enforcing ClearPass roles

Configuring Services

  • Service selection rules
  • Creating services

Configuring Web Services

  • Content Manager
  • Skins
  • Web page editor

Guest Authentication

  • Captive portal process
  • Web logins
  • Guest accounts
  • Guest access with MAC authentication

Guest Access Self-Registration

  • Self-registration experience
  • Configuring self-registration
  • Self-registration process

Wired Authentication

  • Wired access
  • Wired enforcement
  • Profiling on wired ports

Downloadable User Roles (DUR)

  • Requirements for DUR
  • DUR enforcement profiles

Dynamic Segmentation

  • What is dynamic segmentation?
  • How it works
  • Configuring dynamic segmentation

OnGuard Configuration

  • Postures and posture policies
  • OnGuard aAgent
  • Monitoring OnGuard

OnGuard in Enforcement

  • OnGuard workflow
  • OnGuard enforcement

Onboard Provisioning

  • Configuring certificate authorities
  • Portal setup
  • Configuring services

Onboard Administration

  • Managing certificates
  • Managing users and devices
  • Certificate revocation and OCSP

Administrative Operations

  • Licenses
  • Certificates
  • Updates and upgrades
  • Gathering logs

ClearPass Cluster

  • Cluster structure
  • Policy Manager zones
  • High availability

Administrative Access

  • Admin access to NADs
  • Admin access to Policy Manager
  • Guest operator logins

Insight Reports

  • Alerts
  • Reports
  • Administration

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

5 days

  • Online Training: CAD 5,280
  • Online Training: US$ 4,000
Classroom Training

5 days

  • Canada: CAD 5,280

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