HPE Product Certified - Aruba Cloud Managed Specialist [2020]

This certification verifies that you can
  • Identify the Aruba Central platform and the associated device management features
  • Describe how to configure Aruba Instant access points and switches
  • Describe the deployment of Aruba Instant Access Points and switches leveraging Aruba Central
  • Describe how to monitor access points and switches
  • Describe device onboarding and assignments
  • Describe the use of troubleshooting commands for instant access points and switches
  • Describe the use of MSP Dashboard and switch between individual customer assets
  • Describe Visual RF setup for floorplan and device optimization

Why earn this certification?

Earn this certification to be able to position yourself as a trusted customer resource with the knowledge and expertise to describe, configure and deploy Aruba Instant access points and switches.


 Typical candidates for this certification want a deep-dive into Aruba Central and Network administrators who want to centralize the management and configuration of Aruba IAPs and Switches.

Skill level


Steps to acquire this certification

Before you begin:

Acquire access to The Learning Center and get an HPE Learner ID. Then create a profile with Pearson VUE, our exam delivery vendor.
Learn how in the Learning Center Assist Kit.

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 or complete prerequisites

There are no prerequisites required for this certification. Go to Step 4.

Step 4: Complete recommended training

Training is highly recommended. Training helps you pass the exam. Training is not required for most certifications.

Training for Exam HPE2-W03: Aruba Managed Service Provider Specialist Exam
Option 1
01125486 01125486: Configuring Aruba Instant AP, Rev. 19.21 VILT - 3 days
ILT - 3 days
01125485 01125485: Managing Campus Networks with Aruba Central, Rev. 19.21 ILT - 2 days
VILT - 2 days
Option 2
01125483 01125483: Aruba Managed Service Provider Bootcamp, Rev. 19.21 ILT - 3 days
VILT - 3 days
WBT = Web Based ILT = Instructor Led VILT = Virtual Instructor Led VCR - Virtual Class Recorded SCA = Special Course or Activity

Step 5: Pass the required exams

HPE2-W03 Aruba Managed Service Provider Specialist Exam Register

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.

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