Exam ID HP0-P25
Exam type Proctored exam taken at dedicated testing center
Exam duration 1 hour 55 minutes
Exam Length 65 questions
Passing score 64%
Delivery languages English
Related Certifications
Supporting courses Choose from the following:

Curricula 1
- Specialization in Security Curricula 2
- Specialization in High Availability Curricula 3
- Specialization in Virtualization
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Exam description

This exam tests your skills on HP-UX 11iv3 Advanced System Administration.

Who should take this exam?

Most successful candidates will have a minimum of one year of real world experience as a system administrator. At least one to three years of experience working in a Unix or Linux environment is recommended.

Exam contents

This exam has 65 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Matching
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)
  • Drag-and-drop

Tips for taking this exam

Rather than emphasize simple memorization, HP exams attempt to assess whether you have the knowledge and skills that an HP-UX System Administrator 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.


This exam validates that you can successfully perform the following:

Fundamental HP-UX architectures and technologies

  • Describe the HP-UX O/S architecture.
  • Describe the file systems supported by HP-UX and their use.
  • Define virtualization, including benefits and considerations.
  • Identify and describe partitioning continuum technologies and concepts.
  • Identify Resource Management technologies and concepts.


HP-UX installation

  • Describe the purposes of the HP-UX Operating Environments (OEs).
  • Use SD-UX to install software.
  • Configure an SD-UX depot server.
  • Perform an HP-UX installation from an Ignite-UX server.
  • Install and Configure an Ignite-UX server.
  • Implement HP partitioning solutions technologies and concepts.


Component Installation, Configuration and Management

  • Identify the characteristics of the HP partitioning continuum.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan, install, configure, and manage nPars.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan, install, configure, and manage vPars.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan, install, configure, and manage Integrity Virtual Machines.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan, install, configure, and manage HP-UX Containers (Secure Resource Partitions).
  • Compare and contrast the VSE components.


Solution Enhancement (performance-tune, optimize, upgrade)

  • Perform an HP-UX upgrade using Update-UXDiagnose and resolve common HP-UX OS issues.
  • Tune performance (file system, kernel, balancing I/O, NFS).


Solution troubleshooting

  • Diagnose and resolve common HP SMH and HP SIM software configuration issues.
  • Diagnose and resolve common vPar configuration issues.
  • Diagnose and resolve common nPar configuration issues.
  • Diagnose and resolve common HP-UX OS issues.
  • Diagnose and resolve common PRM issues.


HP-UX System Administration and Operational Tasks

  • Boot, reboot and shutdown an HP-UX system or partition.
  • Configure and manage disks and disk partitions.
  • Create and manage swap space.
  • Describe HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM) and its use.
  • Monitor system activity and events.


HP-UX System Network Administration

  • Identify and use common network configuration files and network monitoring tools.
  • Configure and monitor network services.
  • Describe the ONC suite of network services and their use.
  • Describe LDAP and its common uses.
  • Define, configure, and test DNS.


HP-UX Security Administration

  • Identify “users level” security settings.
  • Describe password creation options and their use.
  • Describe and implement Standard Mode Security Extensions (SMSE).

Sample questions

These questions help you access whether you are ready to take the exam. Answers to the sample questions are provided at the end of the document.

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