Exam ID HP0-S34
Exam type Proctored exam taken at dedicated testing center
Exam duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Exam length 60 questions
Passing score 68%
Delivery languages English, Japanese
Related Certifications
  • HP ATP - Rack and Tower Server Solutions Integrator V8 (inactive)
  • HP ATP - Rack and Tower Server Solutions Integrator V8.1 (inactive)
  • HP ATP - Rack and Tower Server Solutions Integrator V8 - upgrade from AIS - HP ProLiant ML/DL/SL Servers [2010] or AIS - HP BladeSystem Solutions [2010] (inactive)
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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 ability to implement HP Rack and Tower Server Solutions

Who should take this exam?

Although anyone can take the exam, most successful candidates have a minimum of one year experience with HP Rack and Tower Server solutions. It is also expected that you will have industry-standard server technology knowledge from training, hands-on experience or participation in other technical events. This guide describes some of these ways and provides references to materials for further preparation.

Exam contents

This exam has 60 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Matching
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)
  • 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 network environment or problem. Some test items also include exhibits, which might show:
  • Network diagram for cable connections to interconnect module
  • Enclosure rack placement and configuration
  • Screenshot showing the results of executing a command
  • SIM Web browser interface screenshot
    You will need to use the exhibit to complete the test item successfully.
    You will have less than two minutes per question. Some questions will take much less time, and some will require a bit more. If allowed by the system you are using to take the exam, you might want to answer the questions about which you are sure first and then move back to the others.

The exam will be presented in blocks, also known as sections. You can move from question to question within the block or section, to skip questions or to change your answers, or both. However, once you submit your answers for each block or section, you cannot return to a previous block or section to review these questions or change your answers.

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 server architectures and technologies

  • Compare and contrast HA concepts and technologies
  • Define disaster recovery concepts and technologies
  • Identify and define data center components design


HP Server products, solutions and warranty/service offerings

  • Differentiate HP server products, technologies, processes
  • Describe health and fault technologies
  • Compare and contrast HP storage options
  • Identify HP management tools & solutions


Solution implementation (install, configure, setup)

  • Install the rack and accessories
  • Install and configure server hardware, infrastructure, options
  • Install and attach HP external storage
  • Install HP supported operating system
  • Install, configure HP management software


Solution enhancement (performance-tune, optimization, upgrade)

  • Identify the performance management process
  • Set performance thresholds
  • Check for known performance issues
  • Perform system upgrades


Solution troubleshooting, repair, and replacement

  • Gather troubleshooting information and data
  • Evaluate data to determine problem
  • Develop an action plan
  • Execute the plan


Solution management (administrative and operational tasks)

  • Configure HP Systems Insight Manager
  • Use HP Server Management
  • Manage/maintain components using appropriate tools
  • Manage/maintain firmware and drivers
  • Implement service essentials (Insight Remote Support)

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. To view sample questions, print or download this page.

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