HPE Product Certified - Nimble Solutions [2018]

This certification verifies that you can
  • Describe the AF-Series hardware
  • Explain Scale-to-Fit with the HFx000
  • Describe the AF-Series Write Operations
  • Explain how to access and navigate the NimbleOS WebUI
  • Navigate the InfoSight Customer portal
  • List port and firewall considerations
  • Analyze the NimbleOS event log
  • Create protection templates
  • Configure access control and initiator groups
  • Describe the need to add RPO, RTO and Change Rate definitions
  • Explain how replication works
  • Discuss the replication considerations

Why earn this certification?

  • To increase your credibility as a Storage expert who can offer customers value with HPE Nimble Storage solution designs that increase performance, and reduce cost and risk
  • To differentiate yourself as a knowledgeable expert in the latest storage technologies, including HPE Nimble hardware and software, initial configuration, Nimble Storage Volumes, snapshots, and replication
  • To advance your career and enhance your job satisfaction as an HPE Product Certified professional in HPE Nimble Storage
  • To become a part of a growing community of fellow HPE certified professionals who network and share best practices.


Typical candidates for this course 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.

Skill level


Steps to acquire this certification

Before you begin:

Acquire access to The Learning Center and get an HPE Learner ID. If this certification requires a written or online exam (HPE0 or HPE6 or HPE2), then create a user profile with Pearson VUE, our exam vendor for proctored/online exams. Practical exams (HPE1 or HPE0-AxxxP) are delivered through PSI or Aruba Education Services, therefore no Pearson VUE user profile is required.

Step 1: Do you qualify for an upgrade path?

There are no upgrade paths available for this certification.

Step 2: Register or apply for this certification

Step 3: Verify and complete all prerequisites and requirements for your chosen path:

Requirements for candidates new to this certification

There are no prerequisites for this path.

HPE2-K42 Designing HPE Nimble Solutions Register

Recommended Training:

Training for Exam HPE2-K42: Designing HPE Nimble Solutions
01113228 Designing HPE Nimble Solutions, Rev. 18.21 VILT - 2 days
ILT - 2 days
WBT = Web Based ILT = Instructor Led VILT = Virtual Instructor Led VCR - Virtual Class Recorded SCA = Special Course or Activity

Certification achieved

Three to five days after you complete all requirements, you receive an email notification. Then your status in The Learning Center becomes "acquired". Track your training and certification progress through your transcripts in The Learning Center.

Digital Badge

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