Exam ID HPE6-A73
Exam type Proctored
Exam duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Exam length 60 questions
Passing score 71%
Delivery languages Japanese, English, Latin American Spanish
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Exam description

This exam tests the skills necessary to implement and operate enterprise-level Aruba campus switching solutions. It tests skills of configuring and managing modern, open standards-based networking solutions using ArubaOS-CX routing and switching technologies in medium to large enterprise network solutions.

Ideal candidate for this exam

Typical candidates for this exam are networking IT professionals who have advanced-level implementation experience with ArubaOS-CX 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.

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This exam has 60 questions.

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This exam validates that you can:
Plan the wired network solution.
  • Given a scenario with a design and/or customer requirements, determine an appropriate implementation plan.
Install and configure the wired network solution.
  • Install and Configure NetEdit
  • Given an implementation plan, explain how to physically configure the switches.
  • Given the implementation plan, explain how to configure Layer 2 technologies.
  • Given an implementation plan, explain how to configure and validate Layer 3 interfaces, services, routing protocols and overlays.
  • Explain multicast features and configuration concepts.
  • Explain Aruba Switch security features and configuration concepts.
  • Explain QoS Aruba Switch features and configuration concepts. 
  • Explain Aruba solutions integration and configuration concepts. 
Troubleshoot the wired network solution.
  • Given a scenario, identify a network failure (IP mismatch, VLAN mismatch, hardware configuration or failure, port configuration).
  • 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 (QoS issue, Configuration issue HW and Software, end node).
Manage, maintain, optimize, and monitor the wired network solution.
  • Given a scenario, determine a strategy to implement configuration management (maintenance, auditing, backup, archiving).
  • Analyze data that represents the operational state of a network and determine the appropriate action.