Exam ID HP0-S40
Exam type Proctored exam taken at dedicated testing center
Exam duration 1 hour 45 minutes
Exam length 60 questions
Passing score 70%
Delivery languages English
Related Certifications
  • HP ATP - Server Solutions V1 (inactive)
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Additional study materials

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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 knowledge and skills on HP server products and solutions. It also covers planning and design, implementation, enhancement, troubleshooting, and management of HP servers.

Who should take this exam?

Although anyone can take the exam, it is recommended that candidates have a minimum of one year experience with server technologies, preferably HP 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.

Exam contents

This exam has 60 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Matching
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)
  • Drag-and-drop
  • Pull down menu selection

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 server products and solutions

  • Differentiate HP server products, technologies, and processes
  • Describe health and fault technologies
  • Compare and contrast IO connectivity options
  • Identify HP management tools and solutions
  • Compare and contrast Care Packs and Bundles, and service offerings


Solution planning and design

  • Design, size, and validate the solution


Solution implementation

  • Install and configure server hardware, infrastructure, and options
  • Configure server and related options
  • Install and configure HP management software
  • Validate, test, and document the solution


Solution enhancement

  • Identify the performance management process
  • Perform system upgrades


Solution troubleshooting, repair, and replacement

  • Gather troubleshooting information
  • Evaluate data to determine problem
  • Execute the plan
  • Test if fault is resolved using appropriate tools


Solution management

  • Configure HP Systems Insight Manager
  • Use HP Server Management
  • Manage and maintain components using appropriate tools
  • Manage and maintain firmware and drivers