Aruba Network Security Basics

Learn the basics of Aruba Networking Security and how to prevent hacks with topics such as DDoS and more
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What are today's security threats?
What are malware threats?
What is DDoS?
What is Phishing?
Wireless security


  • Willingness to learn
  • Interest in security technologies
  • Interest in Ethical hacking



I'm really happy to announce that I've partnered with Aruba Education Services to bring you this free network security basics course. Learn the basics of ethical hacking and network security with Aruba.


In Aruba Network Security Basics Course, you will explore what threats pose a risk to a basic computer network and what security technologies are available to harden your devices against these attacks.

How do messages get encrypted? What exactly is Malware? What technologies can we deploy that will allow networks to defend themselves? Our lives and business rely on having trusted secure access to our networks, but what does it take to ensure that security?

The Aruba Network Security Basics course is a starting point for individuals interested in a career as a security professional, and for anyone to who wants to get familiar with Aruba’s security technologies. To get deeper technical knowledge with Aruba network security, see the Aruba Certified Network Security Associate (ACNSA) course.


Learn about a range of topics including:

- Malware

- Viruses

- Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks

- ARP attacks

- Physical security

- Secure Protocols

- Wireless Security


There are no prerequisite, this course is foundational.

Who helped me create this free course:

Aruba Education Services offers comprehensive training from fundamental to advanced levels across Aruba’s wired, wireless, security, and cloud-managed networking portfolio. Start learning Aruba to sharpen your networking skills with leading Edge technologies. Get the training & certifications you need to make your resume stand out with Aruba Education Services!

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

All the best!


Who this course is for:

  • Network Engineers
  • Security students
  • Ethical hackers

Course content

2 sections19 lectures2h 0m total length
  • What to expect in Aruba Network Security Basics?
  • Need help?
  • Security Threats, Malware, and Aruba's Approach to Securing the Network
  • Viruses
  • Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) Attacks
  • Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
  • Lab 1 - Go Phishing
  • Aruba Security Strategy & Technologies
  • Setting up out-of-band management
  • Remote Authentication
  • Use Secure Protocols
  • Ensure Physical Security
  • Use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Snooping and ARP Protection
  • Lab 2: Task 1: Configure Authenticated Network Time Protocol (NTP)
  • Lab 2: Task 2: Restrict Management Access
  • Lab 2: Task 3: Configure Manager Authentication with TACAS and SSH


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David Bombal, together with some of the best minds in the industry is offering courses on a wide range of topics including networking, programming and software development. Our team has decades of experience teaching students from all over the world. 

Together we can do more!

Chuck Black


Chuck has been developing software for networking equipment since 1981 and has designed and developed software products for large scale networking environments using languages such as C, C++, and Java. 

Chuck has been granted 15 patents in the areas of network topology discovery, management, monitoring, health, and access control.

Chuck graduated from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo with Bachelor and Master of Computer Science degrees.

Chuck has developed Python for Network Engineers courses for vendors such as Cisco and Juniper Networks. In addition, he has developed numerous SDN application development courses for vendors such as Cisco, HPE and Brocade.

Chuck is the co-author of the book SDN: A Comprehensive Approach, a thorough technical and business exploration of software defined networking, which has been used as a textbook for graduate level computer science coursework.

Chuck is a well known figure in SDN and network programmability circles. He has made participated in organizations such as the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and the OpenDaylight project.

Chuck is the coauthor of one of the most popular SDN books on the market today: Software Defined Networks: A Comprehensive Approach.

Hank Preston


Hank’s two passions are technology and theatre. Bringing them together drives him towards a borderline obsession on creating entertaining presentations, labs and demonstrations that breakdown complex technology topics for audiences. After spending several years working on and behind the scenes on stage productions, what started as a hobby turned to a profession when Hank entered the IT industry with a focus on web and database development and engineering. 

Drifting from development into infrastructure engineering brought him to Cisco as a Systems Engineer, focusing on Data Center and Cloud Architecture for large enterprise customers. 

And after six years as an SE, Hank took up the mantle of a Developer Evangelist with DevNet where he can focuses full time on reminding everyone that technology can and should be fun to work with. 

Hank holds a Master Degree in Information Systems as well as several certifications including CCIE R/S 38336 from Cisco. 


David Bombal


David Bombal (CCIE #11023 Emeritus) passed his Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Routing and Switching exam in January 2003 and is one of a small percentage of Cisco Engineers that pass their CCIE labs on their first attempt.

David qualified as a Cisco Certified Systems Instructor (CCSI #22787) many years ago! He has been training Cisco courses for over 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.

David has designed, implemented and managed networks ranging from single sites to those that span 50 countries.