Exam ID HP0-J73
Exam type Proctored exam taken at dedicated testing center
Exam duration 1 hour 45 minutes
Exam length 57 questions
Passing score 64%
Delivery languages English
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Exam description

This exam tests your ability to demonstrate the technical essentials of networking, storage, servers and storage area networks along with principles of backup, data protection, the HP Storage portfolio and converged storage concepts. Furthermore, it tests your understanding of the convergence of the previously siloed IT infrastructure domains and that you understand the importance of the holistic approach to IT.

Who should take this exam?

Presales or solution architects who have a minimum of six (6) months of experience in storage technologies and want to identify and define technical requirements and then design commercial storage solutions to meet those needs. Presales or solution architects working in a channel partner organization that desires to attain or maintain Silver Storage Specialist in the HP PartnerOne program in order to increase its sales of HP storage solutions primarily to SMB customers.

Exam contents

This exam has 57 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • 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:

Fundamental storage architecture and technology

  • Compare and contrast hard drive technology.
  • Identify interconnect technologies.
  • Identify transport technology.
  • Describe and characterize RAID levels.
  • Describe storage presentation to host.
  • Describe NAS technology.
  • Describe backup systems technology.
  • Describe data availability technologies.


HP Storage products, solutions, and service offerings

  • Describe the Converged Storage strategy.
  • Correctly position HP Storage portfolio.
  • List, describe, and map HP proactive resources.


Competitive positioning

  • Identify strength of the HP Storage solutions.


Solution planning and design

  • Opportunity discovery
  • Plan and design a solution.
  • Size the solution.
  • Review and validate the proposal.
  • Present the solution to the customer.


Solution enhancement

  • Compare existing solution design to documentation.


Solution management

  • Demonstrate data replication tasks.
  • Demonstrate external array storage management.


Key server technologies and solutions

  • Identify key server technology features.


Key networking technologies and solutions

  • Describe key networking technologies and solutions.

Sample questions

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