Aruba Networking Essentials

Learn networking fundamentals with Aruba Education and get started on your Aruba Networks HPE certifications journey

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I'm really happy to announce that I've partnered with Aruba Education Services to bring you this free networking essentials training. Learn the basics of networking with Aruba.


In Aruba Networking Essentials, you will learn what a basic computer network is, compare local and wide area networks, use cases, and implementation types. Communication over these networks relies on protocols. Once you learn about those, you will be well on your way to understanding network communications and well prepared to learn VLANs and how to configure an Aruba OS Switch!


Typical candidates for this course are individuals who are new to networking and want to learn the basics of wired networking.


There are no prerequisite, this course is foundational.

Detailed course outline

Part 1: Introduction: You will get an introduction to Aruba switches, build a basic network using a single switch, and get an understanding of what packet encapsulation is.

o Aruba Switching Introduction

o Networking in everyday life

o Networking Layers

o Basic Networking with Aruba OS-CX

Part 2: Switching: Expands the network we’ve built:

o Introduction to switching

o Factory reset, port status, IP Address configuration

This course covers a lot of basic networking technologies and there is more inside for you to learn.

All the best!


Your Instructor

David Bombal
David Bombal

David Bombal (CCIE #11023 Emeritus) passed his Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Routing and Switching exam in January 2003. David has the highest rated and most popular course in the GNS3 Academy: SDN and OpenFlow Introduction.

David's software tools and training have been downloaded +100,000 times. Many thousands of engineers like you use his tools and training on a regular basis.

David has developed over 20 courses for HP which are used worldwide. These include multiple SDN courses and HP ASE certification courses (4 day Instructor led training).

David's YouTube videos have been viewed +2 million times.

David has been training Cisco and networking courses for 15+ years and has delivered instructor led courses in various countries around the world covering a wide range of Cisco topics from CCNA to CCIE.

He has also personally developed Cisco engineer utilities such as the VPN Config Generator, software, training materials, EBooks, videos and other products which are used throughout the world.




Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

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The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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