Exam ID HP0-S31
Exam type Proctored exam taken at dedicated testing center
Exam duration 2 hours
Exam length 60 questions
Passing score 68%
Delivery languages English, Japanese
Supporting courses These recommended courses help you prepare for the exam:
Additional study materials

Register for this Exam

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 Managing Windows and Linux Server Systems

Who should take this exam?

This exam covers knowledge for system engineers, system administrators or technicianswho need to install, configure, troubleshoot, and administer Windows and Linux Server
Operating Systems. Examples of job roles include:
  • HP Authorized Reseller Customer Service representative
  • HP Authorized Reseller Systems Engineer
  • HP Solution Architect
  • HP Technical Client Consultant

Exam contents

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

Tips for taking this exam

You are not required to take the recommended, supported courses; and completion of training does not guarantee that you will pass the exam. HP strongly recommends a combination of training, thorough review of courseware and additional study references, and sufficient on the job experience prior to taking the exam.


This exam validates that you can successfully perform the following:

Install, Configure and Upgrade Operating Systems

  • Installation
  • 32 vs. 64 bit
  • Storage
  • Install Software
  • Install Drivers
  • Patching and Updating


Basic OS Performance Monitoring, Tuning and Optimization

  • OS Tuning
  • CPU, Network, Storage
  • Tuning for Server Roles
  • Tuning for Virtual Machines


Perform Basic OS Troubleshooting

  • Boot Issues/Rescue Mode
  • System Logging
  • Storage Troubleshooting
  • Application Troubleshooting
  • Network Troubleshooting


Perform Administrative and Operational Tasks

  • Users and Groups
  • Remote Access
  • File Sharing
  • Security/Firewall
  • Server Administration