Aruba Networking Essentials

Learn networking fundamentals with Aruba Education and get started on your Aruba Networks HPE certifications journey
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Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (292 ratings)
13,006 students
1hr 59min of on-demand video
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Networking devices: Routers, switches, access points and more
Spanning Tree
Basic Aruba OS-CX commands


  • Willingness to learn
  • Interest in networking technologies



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!


Who this course is for:

  • Students
  • Network Engineers
  • Anyone wanting to learn how networks work


Experts helping you become an expert.
Experts with David Bombal
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
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  • 948,640 Students
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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.

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