Exam ID HPE2-K43
Exam type Web based
Exam duration 1 hour
Exam length 40 questions
Passing score 70%
Delivery languages English, Japanese
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Exam description

This exam is designed to test a candidates ability to describe, position, recommend, demonstrate, select, and design HPE high-end storage solutions to meet a customer's technical and business requirements. The exam covers HPE high-end storage, tools, and resources. It, also, covers architecting and HPE multi-array storage solutions to meet a customer's PTO, RTO, and data availability needs.

Ideal candidate for this exam

Typical candidates are IT, facilities, or data center professionals who work in and around the data center and who have the responsibility to achieve and improve the availability and manageability of the data center. Typical candidates job roles include but are not limited to Pre-sales Architects, Pre-sales Engineers, Enterprise Architects, Solution Engineers and Technology Architects.

Exam contents

This exam has 40 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)

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  • Complete the training and review all course materials and documents before you take the exam.
  • Use HPE Press study guides and additional reference materials; study guides, practice tests, and HPE books.
  • Exam items are based on expected knowledge acquired from job experience, an expected level of industry standard knowledge, or other prerequisites (events, supplemental materials, etc.).
  • Successful completion of the course or study materials alone, does not ensure you will pass the exam.


This exam validates that you can:
Introduction to HPE High-End Storage
  • Explain the HPE storage portfolio
  • Understand the buyer and product positioning
  • Explain features of HPE high-end storage (HPE XP7, 3PAR StoreServ 9450, 20000R2)
Customer challenges with global IT infrastructure
  • Understand the challenges in a hybrid world
  • Define Recovery Time Objectives and Recovery Point Objectives (PTO/RPO)
  • Identify type of recovery to meet customer needs
Determine RPO and RTO, data availability strategies
  • Describe how HPE storage solutions combine all block, file, and object storage requirements into a single platform
  • Describe how RPO and RTO are used when deciding the type of solution
Architecting the multi-array storage solution
  • Describe how HPE storage solutions optimize back-end storage capacity utilization and front-end storage services to hosts and applications
  • Describe how HPE storage solutions perform workload-balancing, creating a private, highly-available, intelligent storage cloud 
  • Describe how HPE storage solutions use different platforms to integrate and create an intelligent end-to-end data availability and data protection solution
  • Describe and design HPE StoreServ integration with StoreOnce (RMC-V/RMC-X/Veeam)
  • Describe HPE StoreServ and RMC solution integration with File Persona
Define the solution and perform SWOT analysis
  • Given a customer case study, identify the challenges, and design a new enhancement or new recommendation
  • Use NinjaSTARS and other tools or resources available
  • Define the solution values based on your new design or recommendation
  • Identify the SWOT against competing products or solution
  • Prepare the customer presentation