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Aruba ClearPass Essentials Certification Training Online

‘Aruba ClearPass Essentials, Rev. 19.21’ is a globally acknowledged high in demand instructor led training (ILT) course. It provides foundational skills in Network Access Control by using the ClearPass product portfolio. It is a five days training course that includes lectures and labs exercises. The lab exercises are designed to provide hands-on experience with confidence to use all the major features of the ClearPass portfolio. The course is primarily focused on ClearPass fundamentals with focus on building the learner’s foundational knowledge in authentication and access control using ClearPass.

The intermediate level course provides deep insights for how to setup ClearPass as AAA server, and configure the Policy Manager, Guest, OnGuard and OnBoard feature sets. You also learn integration with external Active Directory servers, Monitoring and Reporting, as well as deployment best practices. The Aruba ClearPass Essentials training is highly supportive for fast advancing your career path by passing Aruba Certified ClearPass Professional Exam, Aruba Certified ClearPass Expert Practical Exam, Aruba Certified ClearPass Associate Exam and Aruba Certified ClearPass Expert Written Exam.

Learning Scope of Aruba ClearPass Essentials, Rev. 19.21 Training:

After successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Set up ClearPass as a AAA server
  • Demonstrate Configuration Guest, Ongurad, Onboard and Profiling features
  • Integrate with External AD server
  • Understand monitoring and reporting
  • Demonstrate scaling and deployment of best practices

Target Audience for Aruba ClearPass Essentials, Rev. 19.21 Course:

The network administrators, system engineers, frameworks engineers, system operators and system administrators etc looking to build their foundational knowledge of the ClearPass product portfolio. The certification brings diversity with a competitive edge to professional credentials.

Growth Prospects after Aruba ClearPass Essentials Certification:

  • Aruba ClearPass, a policy management platform, is being used by ever growing business numbers worldwide for effortless management of onboard new devices, granting varying access levels, and keeping their IT networks secure.            
  • ClearPass is the strongest network access security that delivers the best enterprise mobility experience.
  • More and more organizations are adopting Aruba for IT solutions to empower the expanding market of consumers relying on cloud-based apps.
  • IT professionals with ‘Aruba ClearPass Essentials, Rev. 19.21’ certification are rewarded the best for their valued to organization skills.
  • WiFi-Guru Keith Parsons' 2019 WLAN Industry Compensation Survey reports places Aruba Expert Certification at the top of the pile for being the most financially valuable WLAN certification.


Aruba ClearPass Essentials, Rev. 19.21 Course Outline

Intro to ClearPass

  • BYOD; High Level Overview
  • Posture; Profiling; Guest and Onboard

ClearPass for AAA

  • Policy Service Rules
  • Authentication, Authorization and Roles
  • Enforcement Policy and Profiles

Authentication and Security Concepts

  • Authentication Types
  • Servers; Radius COA
  • Active Directory; Certificates

Intro to NAD

  • NAD Devices; Adding NAD to ClearPass
  • Network Device Groups; Attributes
  • Aruba Controller as NAD; Aruba Switch; Aruba Instant

Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Monitoring; Troubleshooting; Logging
  • Policy Simulation

ClearPass Insight

  • Insight Dashboard, Reports, Alerts
  • Insight Search, Administration, Replication

Active Directory

  • Adding AD as Auth Source
  • Joining AD domain; Using AD services

External Authentication

  • Multiple AD domains
  • LDAP; Static Host Lists
  • SQL Database; External Radius Server


  • Guest Account creation; Web Login pages
  • Guest Service configuration
  • Self-registration pages; Configuring NADS for Guest
  • Guest Manager Deep Dive; Web Login Deep Dive
  • Sponsor Approval; MAC Caching


  • Intro to Onboard; Basic Onboard Setup
  • Onboard Deepdive; Single SSID Onboarding
  • Dual SSID Onboarding


  • Profiling; Endpoint Analysis Deep Dive


  • Posture; Posture Deployment Options
  • OnGuard Agent Health Collection; Workflow
  • 802.1x with Posture using Persistent/dissolvable agent
  • OnGuard web Login; Monitoring & Updates

Operation and Admin Users

  • Operations; Admin Users

Clustering and Redundancy

  • Clustering; Redundancy & LAB


  • ClearPass Licensing; Base License; Applications

Single Sign-On

  • Deployment Options; ClearPass Admin Login SSO
  • Access Network SSO; ASO-Auto-Sign On
  • Configuration & Demo

ClearPass Exchange

  • Intro; Examples.
  • General HTTP Palo Alto Firewall & Configuration

Case Study

  • Objectives; Discussion
  • Advanced Labs Overview


Prerequisite for Aruba ClearPass Essentials, Rev. 19.21 Exam:

Students must have understanding of basic access layer networking, the function of ACL’s and firewall rules. Students must knowledge and experience with Network Standards and phrasing, VLANs and IP Protocols. Students are expected to have fair idea also about Directing and Switching, Sweep, 802.1X validation, AAA, LDAP and AD encounter and WLANs etc.

FAQs for Aruba ClearPass Essentials, Rev. 19.21

Q: What is the exam ID for ‘Aruba ClearPass Essentials, Rev. 19.21’ certification?

You need to get registered for HPE0-A122P exam to get ‘Aruba ClearPass Essentials, Rev. 19.21’ certification.

Q: Does the Aruba ClearPass Essentials certification training involves lab exercises?

No, it is a lecture base training.

Q: What is ClearPass onboard?

ClearPass Onboard portal dynamically detects the devices’ operating system as well as guides the users through appropriate steps.

Q: What are Aruba certification levels?

  • Aruba Expert – It is Aruba’s top level achievement.
  • Aruba Professional – It validates your skills to build mobile first network solutions.
  • Aruba Associate – This level certification validates your foundational knowledge to build mobile first network solutions.

Q: Can I have ‘Aruba ClearPass Essentials, Rev. 19.21’ exam preparation guide?

Yes, you can. It is available online.

Q: Where should I get registered for ‘Aruba ClearPass Essentials, Rev. 19.21’ exam?

For all the HPE Certification and Learning exams, you need to get registered at pearsonvue.com/hpe.  Proctored exams (HPE6-xxx) are aligned to Aruba exams, which are administered at Pearson VUE testing centers.


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