Exam ID HPE6-A49
Exam type Proctored
Exam duration 2 hours
Exam length 60 questions
Passing score 70%
Delivery languages English, Japanese
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The HPE6-A49 ACDX Written Exam is required to be passed before the practical exam.  Once the written is passed, you will only have 18 months to pass the ACDX Practical Exam. Candidates who do not pass the ACDX Practical Exam within 18 months will have to wait for a new version to be released. HPE recommends that you register for the ACDX Practical Exam within 12 months of passing the written exam to ensure that you pass in the allotted 18-month timeframe.

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Exam description

This exam validates candidates’ knowledge, skills, and ability to analyze a customer’s complex, enterprise-level, wired and wireless campus, branch, and remote networking requirements, create an architectural solution design and integrate the design components.

Ideal candidate for this exam

An ideal candidate has advanced design experience with Aruba solutions. The candidate is able to identify key decision makers and interview them to determine the customer’s business requirements. The candidate synthesizes this information and uses it to formulate statements that accurately describe the customer’s general connectivity, availability, security, and application requirements in order to design and integrate the solution.

Exam contents

This exam has 60 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses), scenario based
  • Multiple choice (single response), scenario based
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)
  • Scenarios with multiple questions

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Objectives

This exam validates that you can:
9%

Gather and analyze data, and document customer requirements.

  • Given an outline of a customer's needs for a complex multi-site, multi-vendor environment, determine the information required to create a solution.

20%

Evaluate the requirements, and select the wired and wireless networking technologies for the design.

  • Given a scenario, evaluate the customer requirements for a complex multi-site, multi-vendor environment to identify gaps per a gap analysis and select components based on the analysis results.
  • Given a scenario, translate the business needs of a complex multi-site, multi-vendor environment into technical customer requirements.

33%

Plan and design an Aruba solution per the customer requirements.

  • Given a scenario, select the appropriate products based on the customer's technical requirements for a complex multi-site, multi-vendor environment (complex integration).
  • Given the customer requirements for a complex multi-site multi-vendor environment, design the high-level architecture.
  • Given a customer scenario, explain how a specific technology or solution would meet the customer's requirements.

30%

Produce a detailed design specification document. (Network design, Visio diagram, RF plan)

  • Given a customer scenario for a complex multi-site, multi-vendor environment, choose the appropriate components that should be included in the BOM.
  • Given the customer requirements for a complex multi-site multi-vendor environment, determine the component details and document the high-level design.
  • Given a customer scenario for a complex multi-site multi-vendor environment, determine and document the detailed network management design.
  • Given a customer scenario for a complex multi-site, multi-vendor environment, design and document a detailed network security solution.
  • Given a customer scenario, design and document the branch access solution.
  • Given a customer scenario of a complex multi-site, multi-vendor environment, design and document the logical and physical network solutions.
  • Given the customer scenario and service level agreements, document the licensing and maintenance requirements. (Note: These will be line items in BOM [Service packs, subscriptions, uptime scenarios].)

8%

Recommend the solution to the customer. 

  • Given the customer's requirements, explain and justify the recommended solution.

Sample questions

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