Exam ID HPE6-A41
Exam type Proctored
Exam duration 1 hour 55 minutes
Exam length 60 questions
Passing score 68%
Delivery languages English, Japanese
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Exam description

This exam tests your knowledge of the features, benefits, and functions of Aruba networking components and technologies used in the Aruba Mobile-First architecture. This exam tests your ability to implement and validate a basic secure wired and wireless network with the use of ArubaOS switches, CLI, various technologies, and Aruba Instant Access Points (IAPs). This exam also tests your ability to manage and monitor the network with AirWave.

Ideal candidate for this exam

Typical candidate is a technical professional who has at least six months experience with small to medium enterprise level network deployments. The candidate also demonstrates knowledge of wired technologies used in edge and simple core environments, and fundamental knowledge of wireless technologies; 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, basic RF interactions and issues, and basic wireless security methods.

Exam contents

This exam has 60 questions.

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This exam validates that you can:
Identify, describe, and apply foundational networking architectures and technologies.
  • Describe the basics of Layer 2 Ethernet to include broadcast domains and ARP messages.
  • Interpret an IP routing table and explain default routes, static routing, and dynamic routing such as OSPF.
  • Identify the roles of TFTP, SFTP, FTP, Telnet, SNMPv2, and SNMPv3 in the management of Aruba network devices, and apply the appropriate security for these features.
  • Describe Layer 2 redundancy technologies such as STP, RSTP, MSTP and VSF, and recognize the benefits of each.
  • Describe and apply link aggregation.
  • Identify, describe, and explain VLANs.
  • Describe, identify, and explain wireless technologies.
Identify, describe, and differentiate the functions and features of Aruba products and solutions.
  • Identify and explain how Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, delivers solutions that enable the digital workplace.
  • Identify basic features and management options for Aruba wired and wireless products.
  • Compare and contrast Aruba Networking solutions and features, and identify the appropriate product for an environment.
Install, configure, set up, and validate Aruba networking solutions.
  • Configure basic features on ArubaOS switches to include initial settings and management access.
  • Configure ArubaOS switches with Layer 2 technologies such as RSTP and MSPT, link aggregation, VLANs, LLDP, and device profiles.
  • Configure basic IP routing with static routes or OSPF on ArubaOS switches.
  • Manage the software and configuration files on ArubaOS switches, and manage ArubaOS switches and APs with Aruba AirWave.
  • Validate the installed solution with the use of debug technology, logging, and show and display commands.
Tune, optimize, and upgrade Aruba networking solutions.
  • Optimize Layer 2 and Layer 3 infrastructures through broadcast domain reduction, VLANs, and VSF.
Manage, monitor, administer, and operate Aruba networking solutions.
  • Perform network management in accordance with best practices.
  • Perform administrative tasks such as moves, adds, changes, deletions, and password resets for managed devices.

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