Exam ID HP0-D27
Exam type Proctored exam taken at dedicated testing center
Exam duration 2 hours 30 minutes
Exam length 55 questions
Passing score 63%
Delivery languages English
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Exam description

This exam tests that you have the skills required to do the following:
1) Identify, describe, and position the HP Converged Infrastructure portfolio and HP Cloud solution offerings based on customer requirements;
2) Demonstrate the key benefits and functionality of the HP Converged Infrastructure and cloud technologies

Who should take this exam?

Although anyone can take the exam, most successful candidates have at least 1-2 years of real-world experience working with HP servers, storage, networking, and software products in enterprise environments and have taken the recommended training. Successful candidates also prepare for the test in a variety of ways. This guide describes some of these ways and provides references to materials for further preparation.

Exam contents

This exam has 55 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Matching
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)
  • Drag-and-drop
  • Other

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.

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 Converged Infrastructure and Cloud architectures and technologies

  • Identify and describe functional components of a converged infrastructure and cloud
  • Describe, compare, and contrast the types of service models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, XaaS)
  • Describe, compare, and contrast the types of delivery models
  • Identify and describe converged infrastructure and cloud enabling technologies and components
  • Explain business benefits/value and risks/costs associated with converged infrastructure and cloud implementations


HP Converged Infrastructure and Cloud products, solutions, and warranty/service offerings

  • Explain the HP Converged Cloud strategy
  • Describe and position the appropriate HP Converged Infrastructure hardware
  • Identify and describe the functionality of HP Converged Infrastructure software
  • Describe the functionality of HP CloudSystem software.
  • Identify and position HP Security solutions (Tipping Point, ArcSight, Fortify, HP Security Services, etc)
  • Describe business continuity and disaster recovery solutions related to HP Converged Infrastructure and cloud (Matrix OE Recovery Manager, Continuous Access, VC profile failover, 3PAR, IRF, etc)
  • Identify and position HP Converged Systems (VirtualSystem, AppSystems, CloudSystem, HP OneView, upgrade paths, etc)
  • Describe HP Reference Architecture
  • Describe the HP strategy for CI and cloud management


Competitive positioning (recognizing opportunity)

  • Recognize initial and additional opportunities
  • Describe 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 up-sale 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


Solution management (administrative and operational tasks, POC - Architect)

  • Maintain the management infrastructure
  • Monitor and manage the Converged Infrastructure resources (physical and virtual)
  • Monitor and manage the Cloud supply layer
  • Monitor and manage the Cloud delivery/demand layer