Exam ID HP0-A17
Exam type Proctored exam taken at dedicated testing center
Exam duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Exam length 74 questions
Passing score 70%
Delivery languages English
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Exam description

This exam tests your ability to install, maintain, and upgrade NonStop Hardware.

Ideal candidate for this exam

This exam targets personnel with a minimum of one-year experience on the HP NonStop S-Series servers running the G-Series NonStop Kernel Operating System.
  • Authorized Service and Support personnel (field support technicians), who perform installations, upgrades, troubleshooting and maintenance tasks.
  • Global Mission Critical Support Center (GMCSC) personnel, who may have specialized technical expertise in the operating system (e.g., security features,
    hardware, subsystems) and serve as support for both field

Exam contents

This exam has 74 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)
  • Drag-and-drop

Advice to help you take this exam

References to the majority of questions found in this exam can be found in manuals contained in the Online TIM collections. TIM (Total Information Manager) is a single interface to all NonStop Systems documentation and support information.
External users must subscribe to the TIM CD collection. See your NonStop Representative for more information.
NOTE: TIM must be installed on your system before using the following default access settings.


This exam validates that you can successfully perform the following:

Installation Planning


Site Preparation


System Installation


System Configuration


System Test/Verification


Proactive / Preventative Maintenance


Corrective Maintenance



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