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*By engineers for engineers

Technical tracks and hands-on Airheads sessions at Atmosphere are designed and delivered by your industry peers, Aruba engineers, product managers and technical experts to help you better understand emerging technologies, design principles and how to better optimize your existing infrastructure.

Each of the tracks below offer both intro and advanced sessions.

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Airheads Tracks

  • Branch
  • Campus
  • Operations
  • Security
  • Tomorrow’s Innovations


Today’s branch networks are no longer defined by a typical WAN hub-and-spoke model. Public and private cloud options now provide users direct access to corporate applications and services from any device. This exposes new management, visibility, and security risks and new connectivity requirements for branch, remote, and mobile workers. In this track, we’ll explore how the role of IT is shifting as they deploy, manage, and secure networks. We’ll also look at practical applications of the Mobile First Architecture including SD-WAN features and finding innovative ways to improve the operational bottom line.

Topics include:

  • Unified wired and wireless
  • Application visibility and control
  • Leveraging role-based network access
  • Defining common policies across networks
  • Cloud-managed network monitoring and controls


Today’s mobile-first digital enterprise is fueled by innovations such as BYOD, virtualization, Cloud and IoT. However, this presents an exponentially expanded attack surface that is very difficult to defend. The challenge is compounded by highly organized and targeted attacks that are designed to evade traditional security defenses. This track will describe how the Aruba 360 Secure Fabric can help any organization deal with this new and increasingly dangerous cyberattack landscape by leveraging Aruba security products and technologies in an open, multi-vendor security ecosystem.

Topics include:

  • An overview of the Aruba 360 Secure Fabric and how to get started with Aruba security solutions
  • New ClearPass analytics-based device discovery and profiling
  • Deep dive into IntroSpect UEBA and machine-learning attack detection
  • A workshop on getting started with UEBA with IntroSpect Standard
  • How to leverage ClearPass for adaptive attack response


Your campus network is changing. Device densities are booming across both wired and wireless with the influx of IoT and mobile devices. Traffic patterns and QoS requirements are shifting as applications migrate to the cloud and mobile becomes the primary medium for business processes and communications. Evolve to a Mobile First Architecture to meet the needs of your business with a user-centric network.

Power your campus network with an architecture that is secure, open, insightful, proactive, and autonomous. This track will explore how with the Aruba Mobile First Architecture.

Topics include:

  • Moving to a Digital Workplace with Aruba
  • Unifying policy and management across wired and wireless
  • Securing your campus with the Aruba 360 Secure Fabric
  • Scaling the Mobile First Architecture from branch to campus
  • Designing your network to scale into the future

Tomorrow’s Innovations

The network of tomorrow will be radically reshaped by the next generation of Wi-Fi radio technology, new paradigms for network policy and security, and the rapid adoption of data-driven analytics to solve business intelligence problems. This track will highlight product innovations and case studies that illustrate this ongoing transformation towards a user-centric network.

Topics include:

  • Campus-Architecture
  • Next Generation Wi-Fi
  • How Big Data and IoT can change your business
  • Case studies of tops-down innovation


As IoT and mobility services take hold, operational efficiency and automation are key. IT organizations require a new level of visibility, analytics and control to keep up with influx of devices, application traffic, and infrastructure changes. Amid these changes, intelligent cloud-managed networking and on-premises solutions can provide required network management and monitoring, as well as connectivity and network analytics, API integration, application visibility, and security features needed for today’s Mobile First Architecture. This track will deliver insights into Aruba’s direction for managing todays’ wireless, wired and SD-WAN deployments.

Topics include:

  • Deployment and service assurance management best practices
  • Understanding on-premises and cloud options
  • An introduction to machine learning and real-time insights
  • Leveraging network management for security initiatives
  • Enabling third-party business logic for automation via REST-based APIs

*Partner Ready for Networking

Join the industry’s fastest growing partner community for exclusive sessions at our biggest partner event of the year! Gain the product and solution knowledge needed to grow your business in mobility, security and IoT in today’s highly competitive landscape. Learn valuable insights from our experts on how find new opportunities and confidently compete, close business and deliver expanded services in today’s mobile-first environment.

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*Technical Training

For a deeper experience, complement your attendance with technical training in one of 9 areas. These in-depth sessions span two days and contain a mixture of lecture hands-on lab time. Space is limited so register early to secure your spot as these sessions sell out quickly.

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Training Tracks

  • Mobility v8: Levels 1 & 2
  • Aruba ClearPass: Levels 1 & 2
  • WLAN fundamentals
  • Meridian fundamentals
  • Aruba AirWave fundamentals
  • Aruba switching fundamentals for mobility
  • Aruba design fundamentals

Mobility v8 Level 1

The Mobility level 1 class covers the elements needed to build a simple Aruba wireless network with an Aruba controller, Mobility Master and APs. It includes an introduction to the controller and AP architecture, profiles, roles and captive portal amongst other features. This class uses the same content as the Implementing Aruba WLANs (IAW) class.

Mobility v8 Level 2

The Mobility v8 level 2 class covers more advanced elements of building Aruba wireless networks with controllers, mobility masters and APs. It includes more advanced multi-controller features and configuration. This class uses the same content as the Scalable WLAN Design & Implementation (SWDI) class.

Aruba ClearPass Level 1

The ClearPass level 1 class covers the elements needed to deploy and perform basic provisioning of a ClearPass server. This includes 802.1X with AD integration, Guest, Onboarding, Profiling and Posture. This course is an extension of the ClearPass fundamentals class held at previous atmosphere conferences, and is based on the first-half of the ClearPass Essentials 5-day ILT course.

Aruba ClearPass Level 2

The ClearPass level 2 class covers more advanced ClearPass topics like sponsor approval, MAC caching, advanced profiling, TACACS+, SSO, Clustering/Redundancy and ClearPass exchange integration. This course is based on the second-half of the ClearPass Essentials 5-day ILT course.

WLAN fundamentals

This class provides an introduction to wireless principles and technologies. It includes topics such as 802.11ac, wireless capacity, coverage planning, and design as well as other essential wireless technologies.

Meridian fundamentals

This class provides the basics of using the Meridian app builder and Bluetooth beacons for location and proximity notifications. This class uses the same content as the 3-day Engagement & Analytics Essentials ILT.

Aruba AirWave fundamentals

This class provides the elements needed for monitoring an Aruba-based wireless network using AirWave’s network management tool. This class uses the same content as the 3-day AICU ILT class.

Aruba switching fundamentals for mobility

This course teaches you the fundamental skills necessary to configure and manage modern, open standards-based networking solutions. This course consists of approximately 20% lecture and 80% hands-on lab exercises to help you learn how to implement and validate small to medium enterprise network solutions. This 3-day course prepares network professionals for the HPE ATP – Aruba Mobile First Solutions V1 certification exam. In this course, participants learn about ArubaOS switch technologies including: VLANs, securing access, redundancy technologies such as MSTP, link aggregation techniques including LACP, and switch virtualization with Aruba’s Virtual Switching Framework (VSF). You will also learn about IP Routing including static and dynamic IP routing with OSPF. This course teaches you how to deploy Aruba wireless APs and configure Aruba Clustering technology. It also teaches you how to configure, manage and monitor the network with Aruba AirWave.

Aruba design fundamentals

This course teaches you design best practices across the Aruba product line, including both the wireless and wired networking components, as well as other elements of Aruba mobility solutions.

*IT Executives

IT Executive Forum is an exclusive, invite-only event for some of the most innovative minds in the executive community.