HP ATA – Cloud V1 (HP Institute for students)

This certification validates that you understand a customer’s business objectives and can optimize, troubleshoot, and support end-to-end IT cloud solution designs and deployment. This includes on premises, hosted, and cloud solutions for small to medium size businesses.

HP Institute is designed for you. Learn industry standard cloud and virtualization technologies. Learn how to support disaster recovery plans, install, configure, and upgrade servers, storage, data, networks, clients, applications and users in both new and existing environments.

Why earn this certification?

  • To learn valuable technical skills and the relevant business context.
  • To get practical experience with HP products and industry standard technologies.
  • To gain higher job and earning potential through an industry recognized certification that validates your job readiness.


Typical candidates for this certification are students who want knowledge of industry standard IT and cloud technologies that are relevant in today’s small to medium size business environment. Generally, candidates are students who would like to perform these key IT roles: IT solutions architect, systems engineer, technical support engineer, system administrator, network management center, and help desk support.

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Steps to acquire this certification

Step 1: Verify or complete prerequisites

You must have the following to move to Step 2:

HP ATA - Connected Devices V1, HP ATA - Networks V1* and HP ATA - Servers & Storage V1

*A current Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification will be accepted as a substitute for the HP ATA – Networks certification prerequisite. Find out how to receive credit for third-party achievements.

Step 2: Complete training

Training is delivered through Certiport authorized centers and approved learning institutions. Although not required, training helps you develop the skills to pass the exam.

Step 3: Pass the required exams

Exams are delivered directly in the classroom where you are enrolled in training. You may also take exams at a participating Certiport authorized testing center. At the test center you will find out whether you passed the exam. After you pass the HP exam, you will receive a confirmation email within two weeks. Your transcript in the HP Learning Center will be updated.

Certification achieved

When you successfully complete all of the exam requirements, your HP ATA certification will be issued. Your status in the Certiport and HP portals will change to "certified." Within 5 business days, you will receive an email with your HP Learner ID and portal login information. You will then be a member of the HP certified community of IT professionals. You will have access to HP ExpertOne program benefits.

Access your certification benefits from the My ExpertOne portal. Download and print your certificate from either the Certiport portal or the My ExpertOne portal. The Learning Center provides you access to more learning activities. For example, every time HP releases new products, self-paced training is provided in The Learning Center.