Become a board certified, recognized leader in the IT industry

This certification validates that you can expertly present, architect and oversee (at every level) the implementation of a highly effective converged infrastructure and cloud solution. This includes both business and technical knowledge and experience.

This certification is designed for a very elite group of top professionals across the globe. It signals that you are most highly qualified to do the following:

  • Lead an organization's data center transformation.
  • Design and drive the development, specification and communication of the architecture plans.
  • Select and recommend the appropriate components, technologies and products.
  • Set the strategy for enterprise information across the new infrastructure.
  • Effectively participate in business transformation projects.
  • Identify opportunities to provide innovative solutions.
  • Communicate with the high level decision makers.
  • Position and sell HP Helion data center and cloud solutions, based on the business value the proposed solution will deliver.

See the Learning and Experience Guide (1.39MB, PDF) for more information on the skills and knowledge requirements and how to acquire these skills if necessary.

Candidate

Typical candidates for this certification are HP partner, employee or customer technical integration professionals who have a minimum of ten years experience in enterprise level infrastructure design. Typical candidates often hold any of the following job roles or certifications:

  • IT architect/ Enterprise architect
  • Principal technology consultant
  • HP ExpertOne certified professional with a current ASE or Master ASE

Skill level

Master

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: Verify prerequisite knowledge and experience

No formal prerequisite certifications are required. However, you should have the following:

  • Very strong management level presentation skills together with exceptional business skills.
  • ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library), TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework), or similar certification, or equivalent experience.
  • Strong technical background in IT technologies, including (but not exclusive to) servers, storage, networking, management and software, power & cooling, data centers, virtualization, and cloud computing
  • Technology and design expertise in data centers.
  • Presales experience in competitive data center or cloud computing environments or both. This includes the ability to design cost effective data center solutions, size solutions, develop proposals and Proof of Concepts, manage resources to implement a solution, coordinate technical and business resources, and lead change efforts and governance processes.
  • Experience and knowledge with HP Converged Infrastructure and its related technologies. This includes (but not exclusive to) Flex Fabric, Smart Grid, OneView, and others.
  • Familiarity with the Alinean tool, HP Power Advisor, and Simple Configurator or Sales Builder for Windows.

Step 2: Complete application and provide professional reference

If application is accepted, you will receive a confirmation email. The email will provide an information packet with exam and training schedules and locations. Process for registering and taking the exams will also be included.

Step 3: Register for this certification in The Learning Center

Step 4: Take one of these 3 entrance exams delivered at select Pearson VUE locations


Recommended training:

Training is highly recommended to pass these exams. Training will help you focus on increasing your effectiveness within customer engagement scenarios. In addition, it should increase your chances of preparing a convincing presentation that will pass the board review exams.

ID Title Version Format ~Duration
00676977 Architecting HP Converged Infrastructure Solutions, Rev 13.21 13.21 ILT, VILT* 2 days
*ILT = Instructor Led Training, VILT = Virtual Instructor Led Training

Step 5: Take the board review exam

HP0-D19: create a data center and cloud business solution and present to the board.

The skills required, as listed in the Ideal Candidate section, will be validated during the board review. Before you attempt the final board review exam, be sure you have the listed prerequisite skills and experience. You also need the ability to present and explain your solution to the highest level of management, and sell a complete data center and cloud solution, based on the business value it will deliver, while relating the customer's business problems to IT solutions.

Suggested learning path and experience: Learning and Experience Guide (1.39MB, PDF)