Exam ID HPE6-A46
Exam type Proctored
Exam duration 1 hour
Exam length 32 questions
Passing score 66%
Delivery languages Japanese, English
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Exam description

This exam tests your skills with wired configurations of Aruba Mobile First Solutions in complex two-tier and three-tier networks with redundancy. It tests your skills to build to a given implementation plan and deploy consistent wired access control technologies to mirror the wireless access control policies. It also tests your ability to configure specialized applications and security requirements for a LAN.

Ideal candidate for this exam

Typical candidates for this exam are networking IT professionals who have advanced-level implementation experience with ArubaOS wired switching solutions. This candidate has a minimum of 4 to 5 years of general networking experience and 2 years of experience focused on interpreting network architectures and customer requirements to install and configure Aruba solutions.

Exam contents

This exam has 32 questions.

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This exam validates that you can:
Plan the wired network solution.
  • Given a scenario with an architect's design and/or customer requirements, identify gaps between the design and customer requirements.
  • Given a scenario with an architect's design and/or customer requirements, determine an appropriate implementation, monitoring, and management plan. 
Install and configure the wired network solution.
  • Given an implementation plan, configure backplane stacking and VSF.
  • Given an implementation plan, explain how to configure Layer 2 technologies.
  • Explain ArubaOS-Switch security features and configuration concepts.
  • Explain mobility integration features and configuration concepts.
Troubleshoot the wired network solution.
  • Given a scenario, identify a failure such as an IP mismatch, VLAN mismatch, hardware failure, or configuration error.
  • Given an action plan to remediate an issue, determine the implications to the network state.
  • Given a scenario, determine the cause of the performance problem such as QoS issue, configuration issue with hardware and software, and end node.
  • Given a scenario, predict the outcome based on the changes to the security configuration.
  • Given a scenario with an identified security issue, determine the remediation actions.
Manage, maintain, optimize, and monitor the wired network solution.
  • Given a scenario, determine a strategy to implement configuration management (maintenance, auditing, backup, archiving) and to monitor the network.
  • Analyze data that represents the operational state of a network and determine the appropriate action.

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