EDU-CPE: ClearPass Essentials :

Course Description :

The “ClearPass Essentials (CPE)” training course provides you with a foundation in Network Access Control using ClearPass 6.0 system.  This course covers in depth configuration of ClearPass policy manager with a focus on Enforcement and Device Profiling. The course also includes setup and configuration details of primary application of ClearPass Guest like guest web login pages, guest self-registration, device provisioning using OnBoard and client posture analysis using OnGuard.

This course replaces the ClearPass Bootcamp.

Intended Audience :

  • Network Administrators and IT Staff who’s network must support “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) provisioning and onboarding.

  • Network Administrators and IT Staff who configure and manage guest and visitor WLAN access.

  • Network and System Administrators responsible for reporting and compliance of WLANs

Course Prerequisites :

  • Familiarity with network standards and terminology, VLANs and IP protocols including routing and switching.
  • Basic WLAN terminology and concepts.
  • Knowledge of wired and wireless networking design and operations.
  • Knowledge of RADIUS server configuration, 802.1X authentication, AAA, LDAP and Active Directory experience.
  • Introduction to ClearPass
    • ClearPass Licensing
  •  Introduction to Security
    •  An Overview of RADIUS TACACS+ · Overview of Certificates
  • Setup and Installation
  • Introduction to Network Access Devices (NAD)
    • · Configuration of Aruba Devices
  • ClearPass Policy Manager Roles
    • Role Assignments    
  • Integration with Active Directory (AD)
  • Overview of Policy Model
    • Configuration of a Policy Service
  • Need for Enforcement Policies
    • Enforcement Profiles · Enforcement Policies
  • Need for Posture Checks
    • Posture Configurations · OnGuard ·
  • EndPoint Profiler
    • Profile Configuration
  • Advanced Enforcement
  • Building a Policy Service
  • Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting
  • Introduction to ClearPass Guest Application
  • ClearPass Guest Manager
  • Need for Weblogin Pages
    • Customising the Weblogin Page · Network Configuration
  • Introduction to Self-Registration
    • Configuration of Self-Registration · Backend Processing
  • ClearPass Operations
  • Admin Users
  • Introduction to Onboard Application
  • Onboard as Root Certificate Authority (CA) vs Intermediate CA
    • Certificate Configuration
  • ClearPass Guest Configuration for Onboarding
    • Network Configuration for Onboarding · Onboard Client Experience
  • HotSpot
  • ClearPass Insight
  • ClearPass Clustering
  • QuickConnect Application
  • Integration of non-Aruba Devices with ClearPass
  • Introduction to AirGroup