Exam ID HP0-Y43
Exam type Proctored exam taken at dedicated testing center
Exam duration 2 hour(s)
Exam Length 62 questions
Passing score 74%
Delivery languages English, Japanese
Related Certifications
Supporting courses Choose from the following curricula based on your current achievements:

Curricula 1: HP AIS [2011] Curricula 2: HP ASE - HP ProCurve (2008 or later) Curricula 3: HP ASE - HP ProCurve Campus LANs [2010] Curricula 4: H3CSE Curricula 5: CCNP - Routing and Switching or CCDP Curricula 6: CCNP - Wireless
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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 demonstrate knowledge of intermediate routing and switching technologies, such as Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing, multicast forwarding, multicast routing, Quality of Service (QoS), WAN technologies, and more–as well as the ability to implement these technologies on HP A-Series and E-Series products. You must also be able to implement a wide variety of security technologies built into HP products.

Who should take this exam?

Anyone can take the exam, but most successful candidates have two years of real-world experience implementing or maintaining network infrastructure solutions in a campus LAN or enterprise environment.

Exam contents

This exam has 62 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Matching
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)

Tips for taking this exam

Rather than emphasize simple memorization, HP exams attempt 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 just less than two minutes per question. Some questions will take much less time, and some will require a bit more. If allowed by the systems, you might want to answer the questions about which you are sure first and then move back to the others.

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:

Networking Architecture and Technology

  • Identify and describe networking architecture and technology. Apply Quality of Service concepts.


Solution Implementation (Install, configure, startup, and upgrade the network solution as per planned design.)

  • Install and configure multicast protocols.
  • Install and configure IPv4 and IPv6.
  • Install and configure routing.
  • Implement advanced VLAN types (MAC-based, protocol-based, IP subnet-based, voice, isolate user VLAN, or super VLAN).
  • Install and configure the management and administration solution.


Solution Planning and Design

  • Plan and design to achieve a deployable solution.


Solution Optimization

  • Tune advanced Layer 3 routing protocols.
  • Secure wired/wireless devices in small to medium sized networks and mitigate basic security threats.
  • Manage network assets using HP tools.
  • Optimize L3 routing protocol convergence and scalability (OSPF, RIP, OSPFv3, RIPng, static routes, ISIS, ECMP).
  • Assess how to optimize network availability.
  • Assess sensitive traffic and determine appropriate tools for optimizing traffic flow (QoS, DiffServ, Multicast/IGMP/PIM, IRF, bandwidth limitations, rate limiting, trunks, MSTP, multipath routing).


Solution Troubleshooting

  • Secure the network and mitigate security threats.


Solution Management

  • Perform network management.

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, access the exam preparation guide.