Exam ID HP0-Y45
Exam type Proctored exam taken at dedicated testing center
Exam duration 1 hour 55 minutes
Exam length 60 questions
Passing score 70%
Delivery languages English
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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 skills on various wired and wireless networking technologies, as well as server, storage and networking virtualization technologies all in the context of how to architect enterprise level networks and data centers.
You will need to demonstrate a clear understanding of the customer’s needs and reflect those needs in an accurate network design.

Who should take this exam?

Although anyone can take this exam, most successful candidates have at least three years of real-world experience architecting network solutions.
Candidates are expected to have HP Networking product knowledge from training and hands-on experience.

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

Rather than emphasize simple memorization, this exam attempts to assess whether you have the knowledge and skills that an IT professional requires on the job. Therefore, many test questions present a scenario, which outlines a particular network environment or problem. Some test questions might also include one or more exhibits to show:

  • Network topology

  • Configuration

This ExpertOne exam presents all the questions in a single block. The candidate agreement is presented first, followed by the exam introduction and instructions. Once you click the Next Question button on the instructions page, the questions will be presented one at a time. You can move from question to question within the block, skip questions, and change your answers. However, once you submit your answers, you cannot return to review those questions or change your answers.
Here are some additional tips:

  • Use the Next Question / Previous Question buttons to move forward and backward between questions. The Submit button will appear when you reach the last question.

  • Use the Assessment Navigator to jump between questions in a block and to review flagged questions. To do this, click the Assessment Navigator button and select the question you want to navigate to. Flagged questions are indicated above the item number in the upper left corner. The Assessment Navigator also uses different shading to indicate answered versus unanswered items.

  • Use the Assessment Navigator to launch the calculator tool by clicking the Calculator button at the bottom.

Figure 1: Assessment Navigator

When you begin the exam the total number of questions (including beta questions) will display. The total exam time does account for beta questions. To estimate how much time you should allow per question, divide the total time by the number of questions. Some questions are more complex and will require more time. If a question is taking too much time, flag it using the Assessment Navigator, and then return to it later. Make sure you examine the exhibits, and thoroughly read each question and all options.


This exam validates that you can successfully perform the following:

Networking architecture and technologies

  • Recognize and explain modular architecture blocks, physical topologies, and control plane extensions.


Networking solutions and technologies

  • Map the gathered customer requirements to the appropriate products (LAN, WLAN and WAN) and management solution.
  • Map the gathered customer requirements to the right security technologies.


Server and storage technologies and products

  • Recognize and apply server hardware and software technologies and products.
  • Recognize and apply storage hardware and software technologies and products.
  • Recognize and apply storage and server virtualization.
  • Recognize and apply requirements, features, and benefits of cloud services, data center, and green technologies.


Traffic volumes, topologies, paths, and applications

  • Evaluate customer applications and topologies.
  • Evaluate customer traffic volumes and flows.


Customer policies and requirements

  • Identify and evaluate customer availability, integrity, and confidentiality requirements for different architecture blocks (LAN, WAN, data center, and wireless).
  • Identify and evaluate customer operational requirements and strategies and apply to designs.


Customer business and technical requirements

  • Evaluate the customer technical and business capabilities and requirements.
  • Identify gaps and present partner solutions.
  • Interact effectively with customers.


HP Networking solutions planning and design

  • Plan for interoperability with existing solutions, and develop logical and physical designs.
  • Develop a transition plan for implementation.
  • Consider Total Cost of Ownership
  • Verify network architecture

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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