HP ASE - Data Center and Cloud Architect V1 (inactive)

This certification validates that you can plan, design, and manage a holistic platform for reliable, scalable and secure shared services in a converged infrastructure and cloud environment. It verifies you have the skills needed to help lead the transformation of data centers from rigid, siloed architectures to adaptive, converged IT. It also verifies you can utilize appropriate cloud solutions across private, managed, public, and hybrid cloud that meet today’s business challenges and future needs. Earning this certification demonstrates you can do the following:

  • Explain and position the HP Helion data center and cloud strategy and solutions

  • Determine customer technical and business requirements and design the best solution

  • Lead Proof of Concept activities

  • Identify HP’s strengths over other vendor solutions

Why earn this certification?

  • To fill the skills niche that businesses are looking for as they move to take advantage of the new style of IT incorporating the latest advances and opportunities for cloud and data center convergence

  • To advance your knowledge of the complete suite of HP Helion products, solutions and services

  • To become a more valuable asset to your team with validated core competencies to effectively design an integrated, agile and secure cloud solution

  • 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 are IT professionals who plan, design or manage data centers. The ideal candidate has foundational HP and 3rd party server, storage, networking, operating system, virtualization, security, and management product knowledge, has experience with architecting IT solutions, and has worked in the IT industry for at least 3-5 years.

Skill level


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.
Learn how in the Learning Center Assist Kit.

Step 1: Do you qualify for an upgrade path?

  • HP ASE - Data Center and Cloud Architect V1 - upgrade from HP ASE – Converged Infrastructure Architect V1 and HP ASE - Cloud Architect V1 or 2 (inactive)

Step 2: Register or apply for this certification

Step 3: Verify or complete prerequisites

You must have the following prerequisites to move to Step 4:

Prerequisite 1
You must have obtained 1 of the following

Step 4: Complete recommended training

Training is highly recommended to pass each exam. Training is not required, but it will help prepare you for the exams and increase your chances of passing the exams.

Training for Exam HP0-D31: Designing HP Data Center and Cloud Solutions
00936427 Designing HP Data Center and Cloud Solutions, Rev. 14.43 3 days VILT,ILT Register
00907924 Designing HP Data Center and Cloud Solutions, Rev. 14.32 3 days VILT,ILT Register
Training for Exam HP0-S39: BladeSystem Networking
00836926 HP BladeSystem Networking, Rev. 14.12 3 days ILT Register
WBT = Web Based       ILT = Instructor Led       VILT = Virtual Instructor Led       VCR - Virtual Class Recorded       SCA = Special Course or Activity

Step 5: Pass the required exams

Requirement 1 - complete 1 of the following exams:
HP0-D31 Designing HP Data Center and Cloud Solutions Register
HP0-D26 Architecting HP Data Center and Cloud Solutions (inactive)
Requirement 2 - complete 1 of the following exams:
HP0-S35 Implementing HP BladeSystem Solutions (inactive)
HP2-T28 HP BladeSystem Administration (inactive)
Requirement 3 - complete 1 of the following exams:
HP0-S32 HP BladeSystem Networking (inactive)
HP0-S39 BladeSystem Networking Register

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.