Exam type Proctored
Exam duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Exam length 60 questions
Passing score 70%
Delivery languages English
HPE ASE – Hybrid Infrastructure and Cloud Architect V1
HPE ASE – Server Solutions Architect V3
HPE ASE – Server Solutions Architect V3 – upgrade from IBM System x certifications
HPE ASE – Hybrid Infrastructure and Cloud Architect V1 – upgrade from HPE ASE – Server Solutions Architect V3 or V2
HPE ASE – Hybrid Infrastructure and Cloud Architect V1 – upgrade from MCSD – Azure Solutions Architect
HPE ASE – Hybrid Infrastructure and Cloud Architect V1 – upgrade from HPE ASE – Data Center and Cloud Architect V3 or V2
This exam tests candidates’ knowledge and skills on architecting HPE server products and solutions. Topics covered in this exam include server architectures and associated technologies as well as their functions, features, and benefits. Additional topics include knowledge of planning, and designing HPE server solutions as well as positioning HPE server solutions to customers.
Ideal candidate for this exam
New candidates who want to acquire the HPE ASE – Server Solutions Architect certification and who have not already acquired a previous version of this certification. Although anyone may take the exam, it is recommended that candidates have a minimum of two years experience with architecting HPE server solutions. Candidates are expected to have industry-standard server technology knowledge from training or hands-on experience.
This exam has 60 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
Multiple choice (multiple responses)
Multiple choice (single response)
Point and click
Advice to help you take this exam
Complete the training and review all course materials and documents before you take the exam.
Exam items are based on expected knowledge acquired from job experience, an expected level of industry standard knowledge, or other prerequisites (events, supplemental materials, etc.).
Successful completion of the course alone does not ensure you will pass the exam.
Read this HPE Exam Preparation Guide and follow its recommendations.
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24% Foundational server architectures and technologies
Differentiate between processor classes and types to provide design guideance based on customer needs.
Describe I/O accelerator technologies.
Describe and explain networking technologies.
Identify storage technologies.
Explain server management technology features and their functionality.Propose High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions to meet the customer’s business requirements.
Propose High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions to meet the customer’s business requirements.
Differentiate between scale-out and scale-up benefits and purpose.
Differentiate current server OS and virtualization solutions.
Determine an appropriate plan for data center components based on industry best practices and standards.
33% Functions, features, and benefits of HPE server products and solutions
Differentiate and explain the HPE server product offerings, architectures, and options.
Locate and describe HPE health and fault technologies.
Propose HPE datacenter rack and power infrastructure solutions based on site conditions and requirements.
Given a use case, propose appropriate HPE server I/O connectivity options.
Given a customer environment scenario, propose which HPE management tools optimize administrative operations.
Describe the HPE standard warranties for server solutions and options.
16% Analyzing the server market and positioning HPE server solutions to customers
Compare and contrast the HPE server solution marketplace.
Compare and contrast how HPE server solutions provide competitive advantage and add value.
27% Planning and designing HPE server solutions
Given customer requirements and constraints, determine information needed to understand the customer’s needs.
Explain concepts of designing, sizing, and validating the solution.
Interpret customer requirements and integrate them into an HPE solution.
A customer needs an OpenStack-based cloud datacenter with several virtual machines that will be placed in multiple
VLANs. The customer needs to use Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)
Or Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) technology to support multi-tenant traffic. The architect recommends the
following HPE server equipment:
Which rationale supports the architect’s recommended configuration?
A. It allows RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE)
B. It improves performance of OpenStack instance provisioning
C. It improves performance of overlay networks with a tunnel offload engine
D. It allows configuration of interconnect module stacking
A customer needs an API that meets the following requirements:
What should the customer use?
The iLO RESTful API provides a modern programmable interface and a lightweight data model specification that is
simple, remote, secure, and extensible. In the autumn of 2014, the iLO RESTful API introduced this architectural style
for HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers with HPE iLO 4 2.0.
HPE now introduces the iLO RESTful API with Redfish conformance. This industry standard Software Defined
Compute (SDC) infrastructure management API is being implemented into ProLiant Gen9 servers and will function
across heterogeneous environments.
Which technology was invented by HPE to create an automated, energy-aware network between IT systems and facilities?
A. HPE Smart Memory
B. HPE Adaptive RAID on a Chip
C. HPE Intelligent PowerDiscovery
D. HPE Smart Storage Battery