Exam ID HP0-Y37
Exam type Proctored exam taken at dedicated testing center
Exam duration 1 hour 45 minutes
Exam length 52 questions
Passing score 67%
Delivery languages English, Korean
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You will need an HP Learner ID and a Pearson VUE login and password.

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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 troubleshoot complex, enterprise level network solutions based on HP A-Series products and open standard technologies. In addition to assessing your general skills in troubleshooting, the exam verifies that you can implement complex Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) solutions and HP’s Rapid Ring Protection Protocol (RRPP).

Who should take this exam?

Although anyone can take this exam, most successful candidates have at least five years of real world experience implementing and maintaining complex enterprise networks.
You will also need sufficient experience with Cisco proprietary protocols to understand how those protocols interact with open-standard protocols and to follow best practices to migrate those protocols to their open-standard equivalents.

Exam contents

This exam has 52 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)
  • Drag-and-drop

Tips for taking this exam

Rather than emphasize simple memorization, this exam attempts to assess whether you have the knowledge and skills that a networking professional requires on the job. Therefore, some questions feature exhibits or scenarios. You will have an average of about three minutes per question.
If allowed by the system, you might want to answer the questions about which you are sure first and then move back to the others.
Except for a few questions that specifically discuss replacing Cisco products with HP E-Series products, this exam focuses on the A-Series products in the HP portfolio. Some questions might not specifically state that a switch or router is an HP A-Series product. Nonetheless, unless otherwise stated, you should answer the question according to the functionality on HP A-Series products. Some questions will require you to interpret ASeries configurations or to recognize the correct commands for configuring a feature or fixing a problem.

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:

Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF)

  • Use the HP A-Series CLI to evaluate IRF configuration and performance
  • Troubleshoot IRF split detection using Multi-Active Detection (MAD) over LACP or over BFD


Rapid Ring Protection Protocol (RRPP)

  • Describe the functioning and appropriate deployment of the Rapid Ring Protection Protocol (RRPP) in the enterprise networking
  • Design RRPP solutions for enterprise networks, using single-ring and intersecting-ring topologies, MSTP, and RRPP Domains
  • Configure and monitor RRPP implementations on HP A-Series switches
  • Analyze and mitigate deficiencies in RRPP implementations using tools available at the CLI of HP A-Series switches


Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)

  • Design enterprise routing solutions using interior and exterior Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing
  • Troubleshoot BGP solutions on HP A-Series switches
  • Use technologies such as route redistribution and filtering to ensure BGP interoperability with other routing protocols in the enterprise network


Layer 3 (BGP) Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) VPNs

  • Design L3 MPLS VPN solutions for enterprise deployment, ensuring appropriate interaction with provider networks and internal enterprise resources
  • Analyze and mitigate deficiencies in enterprise L3 MPLS VPNs using BGP as a signaling protocol


MASE networking experience requirements

  • Troubleshoot advanced enterprise implementations of Layer 2 and Layer 3 QoS technologies
  • Troubleshoot advanced enterprise implementations of OSPF, RIP, and static routes


Migrating a Cisco Network to Open Standards

  • Replace the Cisco proprietary protocols CDP, PVST+, VTP, and EIGRP with the following open standards protocols: LLDP, MSTP, GVRP, and OSPF
  • Devise a strategy to replace proprietary Layer 2 and Layer 3 protocols with their open standards counterpart while minimizing downtime


Migrating Edge Devices

  • Migrate edge to HP switches and connect uplinks of edge switches to the Cisco distribution switch
  • Configuring management options for the HP edge switches
  • Configure edge features


Migrating and Expanding the Distribution Layer with HP E-Series

  • Replace Cisco switches at the distribution layer with HP E-Series switches
  • Consider the order in which you migrate various features in order to reduce issues and downtime
  • Assess the advantages of various strategies in different customer environments


Migrating and Expanding the Distribution Layer with HP A-Series

  • Replace Cisco switches at the distribution layer with HP A-Series switches
  • Consider the order in which you migrate various features in order to reduce issues and downtime
  • Assess the advantages of various strategies in different customer environments


Migrating Border Gateway Protocol

  • Replace a BGP-configured Cisco router with a BGP-configured HP A-Series router
  • When replacing a BGP-configured Cisco router with a BGPconfigured HP A-Series router, consider the operation order to reduce downtime

Sample questions

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