Aruba Mobility Fundamentals (AMF)

Implementing Aruba WLAN IAW

Aruba Mobility Fundamentals (AMF) Course

Aruba Mobility Fundamentals (AMF) Instructor Led Training (ILT) Rev 20.11

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AMF Course Overview

The Aruba Mobility Fundamentals (AMF) course empowers attendees with the knowledge, skills and practical experience require to set up and configure a basic Aruba WLAN using the Aruba OS architecture features. Leveraging instructor provided lectures and labs, the AMF course provides the technical understanding and hands-on experience of configuring a single Mobility Master with one controller and access point Aruba WLAN. Participants will learn how to use Aruba hardware and ArubsOS to install and build a complete, secure controller network with multiple SSIDs. This course provides the underlying material required to prepare candidates for the Aruba Certified Mobility Associate (ACMA) certification exam.

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  • Related Certifications: Aruba Certified Mobility Associate (ACMA)
  • Price: $3,084.00 (ex) Contact us for Aruba partner and customer discounts.
  • SpectroTech also accepts Aruba Training Credits and Vouchers.
  • Duration: 3 days, Classroom – Instructor Led Training (ILT) and virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) available
  • In Preparation for Exam: HPE6-A70
  • Availability: Virtual, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide. Onsite (customer premises) available for minimum 6 people.
  • Skill Level: Foundational

Who is this course suited to?

The AMF course is ideally suited to IT Professionals who deploy small-to-medium scale enterprise network solutions based on Aruba wireless and mobility products and technologies.


WLAN Fundamentals

  • Describe the fundamentals of 802.11, RF frequencies and channels
  • Explain RF Patterns and coverage including SNR
  • Roaming Standards and QOS requirements

Mobile First Architecture

  • An introduction to Aruba products including controller types and modes
  • Aruba OS 8.X Architecture and features
  • License types and distribution

Secure WLAN Configuration

  • Identifying WLAN requirements such as SSID name, encryption, authentication
  • Explain AP group structure and profiles
  • Configuration of WLAN using the Mobility Master GUI

AP Provisioning

  • Describes the communication between AP and Mobility controller
  • Explain the AP booting sequence and requirements
  • Explores the APs controller discovery mechanisms
  • Explains how to secure AP to controller communication using CPSec
  • Describes AP provisioning and operations

WLAN Security

  • Describe the 802.11 discovery, authentication and association
  • Explore the various authentication methods, 802.1x with WPA/WPA2, MAC authentication
  • Describe the authentication server communication
  • Explain symmetric vs asymmetric keys and encryption methods
  • Describe Wireless Intrusion Protection System (WIPS) along with rogue discovery and protection

Firewall Roles and Policies

  • An introduction into Firewall Roles and policies
  • Explain Aruba’s Identity based firewall
  • Configuration of Policies and Rules including aliases
  • Explain how to assign Roles to users

Dynamic RF Management

  • Explain how Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) calibrates the network selecting channels and power settings
  • Explores the new OS 8.X Airmatch to calibrate the network
  • How Client match steers clients to better APs

Guest Access

  • Introduces Aruba’s solutions for Guest Access and the Captive port process
  • Configuration of secure guest access using the internal Captive portal
  • Configuration of Captive portal using ClearPass and its benefits
  • Creating a guest provisioning account
  • Troubleshooting guest access

Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Using the MM dashboard to monitor and diagnose client, WLAN and AP issues
  • Traffic analysis using APPrf with filtering capabilities
  • A view of Airwaves capabilities for monitoring and diagnosing client, WLAN and AP issues

Aruba Mobility Fundamentals (AMF)) Course Objectives

After you successfully complete the AMF course, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain how Aruba’s wireless networking solutions meet customers’ requirements
  • Explain fundamental WLAN technologies, RF concepts, and 802.11 Standards
  • Configure the Mobility Master and Mobility Controller to control access to Employee and Guest WLAN
  • Control secure access to the WLAN using Aruba Firewall Policies and Roles
  • Recognise and explain Radio Frequency bands and channels, and the standards used to regulate them
  • Describe the concept of radio frequency coverage and interference and successful implementation and diagnosis of WLAN systems
  • Identify and differentiate antenna technology options to ensure optimal coverage in various deployment scenarios
  • Describe RF power technology including signal strength, how it is measured and why it is critical in designing wireless networks
  • Configure and optimise Aruba ARM and Client Match features
  • Perform network monitoring functions and troubleshooting

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