HP ASE - Cloud Architect V2

This certification verifies that you can specify and architect a spectrum of the latest cloud services based on a converged infrastructure. These include the following:

  • HP Converged Cloud
  • Cloud Service Automation (CSA) 3.0
  • HP Insight Management software 7.1
  • HP Matrix Operating Environment 7.1
  • CSA for Matrix
  • Version 5 of the HP Cloud Reference Architecture

It also certifies you know private, public and hybrid cloud environments, and IaaS, PaaS and SaaS platforms. The available training provides an understanding at the level of purpose, function, positioning, and capabilities of HP CloudSystem offerings. The training also helps you learn the technical consulting skills needed for planning and designing complete cloud solutions.

Why earn this certification?

  • To fill the niche that businesses are looking for as they rapidly move to take advantage of the cloud.
  • To increase your business and professional value by validating your knowledge on the latest HP CloudSystem technology built on a converged infrastructure.
  • To enhance your career advancement and job satisfaction as a certified expert.
  • To be part of a community of fellow certified professionals for ongoing synergy and growth.


Typical candidates for this certification are solution architects who need to recognize cloud opportunities and apply the right solutions to their environments. Their foundational knowledge should include server, storage, networking, management software, and security fundamentals. Prior experience architecting typical data center solutions is most beneficial.

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Steps to acquire this certification

Before you begin:

Acquire access to The Learning Center and get an HP Learner ID. Then create a profile with Pearson VUE, our exam delivery vendor.

Step 1: Do you qualify for an upgrade path

If you have any of these certifications, click on the certification below to view your upgrade path:

Step 2: Register or apply for this certification

Register for this certification in The Learning Center.

Step 3: Verify or complete prerequisites

You must have the following to move to Step 4:

Step 4: Complete recommended training (optional) and pass the required exams

Training is highly recommended to pass each exam. Training will help you prepare for the exams and increase your chances of passing the exams.

Self paced study guide from HP Press (for Exam HP0-D17): HP ASE Cloud Architect Guide V2

Certification achieved

You will receive an email notification 2-5 days after successfully completing all requirements. In addition, your status in The Learning Center will change to "acquired." Track your training and certification progress through your transcripts in The Learning Center.

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