Exam ID HP0-D28
Exam type Proctored exam taken at dedicated testing center
Exam duration 1 hour 40 minutes
Exam length 60 questions
Passing score 70%
Delivery languages English
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You will need an HP Learner ID and a Pearson VUE login and password.

During the exam, you can make specific comments about the exam and items. HP welcomes these comments as part of our continuous improvement process.
No online or hard copy reference material will be allowed at the testing site. This exam may contain beta test items for experimental purposes.

Exam description

This exam tests your skills on cloud solution planning, design and tests your knowledge of standard HP cloud offerings or products found in HP solutions and service offerings.
This exam is the formal mechanism for testing and certifying GSID employees as HP ES Cloud Certified Architects and replaces self-evaluation training tied to the ITO tier 1- 4 portfolio trainings.

Who should take this exam?

This certification exam is only for HP Employee Enterprise Architects, Solution Leaders, and Solution Designers who have met the following criteria:
  • ITO Portfolio – ECS Accreditation Training’s Completed
  • Recognized by peers as a “go-to” person for the Cloud offering/solution
  • Mentors other on the Cloud offerings
  • ES cloud Solutioning , cloud architecting experience
  • Engineering and Project services experience
  • Manager approved for taking Cloud exam
  • Does not apply to the HP ExpertOne Data Center and Cloud certification requirements

ES Cloud architecture exam key contacts:
Aman Narang   GSID WW ECS Cloud Offering’s Lead - aman.narang@hp.com
Ron Hymes     GSID Learning and Development Lead - ron.hymes@hp.com

Exam contents

This exam has 60 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Matching
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)
  • Scenarios with multiple questions

Tips for taking this exam

This exam assesses whether you have the knowledge and skills that a Cloud Architect requires on the job. Therefore, many test items present a scenario, which outlines a particular environment or problem. You may also need to use exhibits to complete the test items successfully.

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:

HP Cloud fundamental architecture and technology

  • Describe HP Cloud Reference architecture and ITIL principles.
  • Identify and describe functional components of a converged infrastructure and cloud architecture.
  • Describe, compare and contrast service model types.
  • Describe, compare and contrast Cloud delivery models.


HP Cloud products, solutions and service offerings

  • Explain the HP Converged Cloud strategy.
  • Describe functionality of HP Converged Infrastructure solutions and position the solutions.
  • Describe the functionality of HP CloudSystem solutions and position the solutions.
  • Identify and position HP Security solutions.
  • Describe and recommend business continuity and disaster recovery solutions related to HP Converged Infrastructure and Cloud.
  • Identify and use the appropriate HP proactive resources to meet customer needs.


Recognizing opportunity

  • Recognize initial and additional opportunities.
  • Describe the HP Converged Infrastructure and Cloud solution marketplaces.
  • Demonstrate industry acumen by keeping current with trends and being able to converse with clients on requirements, solutions, issues, and challenges.


Solution planning and design

  • Discover and define the solution opportunity.
  • Plan, design, and size a solution.
  • Review and validate a solution proposal.
  • Demonstrate the ability to do end-to-end solutioning.
  • Describe and implement pre-delivery tasks.

Sample questions

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