If you are an IT professional, there are tons of certifications available that can enhance your knowledge and boost your skills. In the networking field there are networking giants who certify professionals in their own technologies. You might be aware of CISCO and JUNIPER offering various networking certificates that are of utmost importance in the networking area. If you are an individual looking for such certifications and are already a networking professional, there is one more prestigious company that certifies professionals and it is none other than Hewlett Packard(HP). Yes, the laptop manufacturer also conducts exams for certifying individuals in their respective fields.
In this article we will talk mainly about:
HP’s HPE6-A44 exam
Various Certifications Under the Exam
The general details of the exam
A little advice to help you take the exam
What is the exam’s objective?
And the resources available to prepare for the exam
How to register?
What is the HPE6-A44 exam?
HPE6-A44 exam tests the skills you have with the Wireless Lan Area Network design, its troubleshooting, and deployment of Aruba Mobile First Network Solutions in complex branch environments and campus. The exam tests your skills in configuration of specialized applications and its resource management. It also tests your knowledge of security needs for a Wireless Lan Area Network design (WLAN) such as UCC Voice and advanced Security features.
There is one more thing you need to know about the exam and they are “related certifications”. If you visit the HP website, you will find a complete list of certifications in various fields. In Networking, under the Exam-ID(HPE6-A44) there are 3 related certifications:
1. Aruba Certified Mobility Professional (ACMP) V8b:
This certificate certifies that you got the skills and knowledge needed to implement and configure advanced Aruba WLAN. This certification will allow you to state yourself as a believed team player who can manage, deploy and design the most recent Aruba Mobile First Network solutions. Skill level for this certification is Expert.
Eligible Candidates for ACMP:
Candidates (Networking Professionals) with a minimum of one or two years’ expertise in establishing network infusion for the organization.
2. Aruba Certified Mobility Professional (ACMP) V8b - upgrade from Aruba Certified Mobility Professional (ACMP) previous versions
This certification is the upgraded version of the first certification.
3. Aruba Certified Mobility Professional (ACMP) V8b - upgrade from Cisco
You need to have Cisco- Wireless(CCIE) certification or Cisco- Wireless(CCNP).
What is Aruba first Mobile Network?
Aruba is a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. It provides a next generation networking architecture for the software defined enterprise. The Aruba Mobile First Architecture deals in the field of mobile, IoT and cloud innovation. If you are planning to appear in the exam, then you will have to be familiar with Aruba Mobile First Network Architecture as well. If you want to know more about the company visit this link:
Who are the ideal candidates for the exam?
Candidates with at least two or more years of experience in advanced level realistic practice in Aruba WLAN and around of 3 years of LAN support, plus a good experience in routing and switching technologies are the great fit for this exam.
The general exam details:
The exam consists of 66 questions.
Exam type is proctored.
You will get 1 hour 30 minutes to complete the exam.
You will have to score at least 65% to pass the exam.
The exam is available in two languages - English and Japanese.
Advice for the exam:
There are certification training options available in all forms that include virtual class, instructor led and other options as well. You can complete all the required training before appearing for the exam. Details are given in the Training/Training calendar section.
Exam products are depending on the acquired knowledge from working experience, industry basic knowledge and per-requisites (supplementary materials, events, etc.).
The best way to prepare for the exam is to read the HPE preparation rules and follow the ExamSnap.com recommendations.
Objectives of the exam:
The exam will certify that you are skillful enough to:
Explain, implement and integrate Aruba Mobile First architecture pieces and their uses.
Validate and configure Aruba WLAN safeguest solutions and employee.
Implement advanced security and services.
Manage and monitor Aruba solutions.
Troubleshoot Aruba WLAN solutions.
Resources for exam preparation:
Visit the HPE website you can find everything related to the course, topics you need to prepare, registration links for training that meet your needs. We have mentioned some resources below:
HPE press has all the necessary resources like study guides and practice tests. You can purchase the materials from HPE press.
You can follow Aruba Certified Mobility Professional: Official Certification Study Guide (HPE6-A44) for preparation as well. It is available on amazon.
For a general idea on the question types, you can also see sample questions that are made available to the candidates by HPE itself. The sample questions and queries are only provided as examples or sample of question styles, format of the exam and complexity. They do not show all the topics/subtopics and question types.
You will need an HPE-Learner ID to get access to HPE certification and learning training. This Id is required to register for certification exams and to participate in other aspects of the program.
If you are an individual, then register on the official website in the section for customers.
If you work for an HPE partner or HPE authorized self-maintainer you need to register from a different portal. More info on that is available on the website of HPE.
Once you obtain the HPE-Learner ID you will also need a Pearson VUE login and password. For scheduling your exam, you will have to visit Pearson VUE portal and select the location for test center of your choice or the ones available in your area.
What are you waiting for? Start preparing this exam and get placed in your dream job.