Exam ID HP0-D22
Exam type Proctored exam taken at dedicated testing center
Exam duration 2 hours 30 minutes
Exam length 62 questions
Passing score 60%
Delivery languages English
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You will need an HP Learner ID and a Pearson VUE login and password.

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Exam description

This exam tests your knowledge and skills necessary to be certified as an HP Master ASE – Data Center and Cloud Architect and therefore contains questions that are complex. It must be emphasized that the material covered in this exam reflects the challenging nature of the tasks that the HP Master ASE often faces in creating real world complex data solutions. Training is highly recommended, but be aware that training alone will not prepare you for the exam.

Who should take this exam?

Highly technical individuals aspiring to attain the HP Master ASE – Data Center and Cloud Architect certification.  You must first submit an application and be accepted into this certification program before taking this exam.

Exam contents

This exam has 62 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Matching
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)
  • Drag-and-drop
  • Scenarios with multiple questions
  • Other
  • Pull down menu selection
  • Point and click

Tips for taking this exam

Rather than emphasize simple memorization, HP exams attempt to assess whether you have the knowledge and skills that an IT professional requires on the job. Therefore, many test items present a scenario, which outlines a particular environment or problem. Some test items might also include one or more exhibits.

The exam will be presented in blocks, also known as sections. You can move from question to question within the block or section, to skip questions or to change your answers, or both. However, once you submit your answers for each block or section, you cannot return to a previous block or section to review these questions or change your answers.

Take the time to read the entire question and consider all of the options carefully before you answer. If the question indicates that it features an exhibit, study the exhibit and reread the question. Make sure to select the answer that correctly responds to the question that is asked — not simply an answer that includes some correct information. If the question asks for more than one answer, remember to select each correct answer. You will not receive partial credit for a partially correct answer.


This exam validates that you can successfully perform the following:

Fundamental HP Converged Infrastructure and Cloud architectures and technologies

  • Describe and differentiate functional components of a converged infrastructure and cloud
  • Describe, compare, and contrast the types of delivery models
  • Describe and differentiate converged infrastructure and cloud enabling technologies and components
  • Explain and position business benefits/value and risks/costs associated with converged infrastructure and cloud implementations


HP Converged Infrastructure and HP Helion cloud products, solutions, and warranty/service offerings

  • Explain the HP Helion cloud strategy
  • Describe and position the appropriate HP Converged Infrastructure hardware
  • Describe and differentiate the functionality of HP Converged Infrastructure software
  • Describe and differentiate the functionality of HP Helion CloudSystem software
  • Identify and position HP ConvergedSystems
  • Identify and position HP service and warranty offerings for Converged Infrastructure and HP Helion
  • Identify and use the appropriate HP proactive resources to meet the customer requirements
  • Describe HP Reference Architecture
  • Describe the HP strategy for CI and cloud management


Competitive positioning and recognizing opportunities

  • Recognize initial and additional opportunities
  • Describe and analyze the HP Converged Infrastructure and cloud solution marketplaces
  • Illustrate how HP Converged Infrastructure and cloud solutions provide competitive advantage and add business value
  • Demonstrate business acumen (TCO, ROI, IRR, NPV, TCA, CapEx, OpEx, etc.)
  • Identify potential sale and upsale opportunities and refer the customer to the appropriate contact (consulting, services, product, etc.)


Solution planning and design

  • Discover and define the solution opportunity
  • Plan and design a solution based on customer requirements
  • Size a solution based on customer requirements
  • Create, review, and validate a solution proposal
  • Prepare and effectively deliver customer presentation


Solution enhancement (performance-tune, optimize, upgrade)

  • Compare the existing solution design to the customer requirements and document differences

Sample questions

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