Exam ID HP0-A24
Exam type Proctored exam taken at dedicated testing center
Exam duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Exam length 77 questions
Passing score 73%
Delivery languages English
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Exam description

This exam tests your skills on NonStop Data Communication Basics.

Ideal candidate for this exam

This exam is for HPE Services personnel with a minimum of 3-6 months experience on HP Integrity NonStop NS-Series servers running the H-Series NonStop Kernel.
Examples of job roles include:
• Authorized service and support personnel (field support technicians)
• Global Customer Support Center personnel 
• Presales technical support personnel
• NonStop Kernel software developers, system integrators, and consultant partners
• Authorized service channel partners
• Customers authorized to service their own equipment

Exam contents

This exam has 77 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:

Network Architecture and Technologies

  • Identify the network hardware components
  • Describe the major network topologies
  • Define the layers of the OSI model
  • Identify the major LAN/WAN protocols
  • Describe TCP/IP addressing
  • Explain the usage of major TCP/IP services
  • Identify key data communications concepts and definitions

Network Planning

  • Determine the system connectivity requirements
  • Identify the customer network strategy
  • Describe methods of providing fault tolerance to a networking solution

Network Installation and Configuration

  • Describe how to use appropriate configuration tools
  • Identify NS-series supported network architectures
  • Describe communication subsystems configuration for NS-series
  • Describe the configuration of addressing schemes
  • Describe configurable elements within LAN/WAN networks
  • Describe the types and specifications of physical interfaces to NS-series systems


  • Identify network troubleshooting techniques
  • Describe tools, commands, and utilities in troubleshooting
  • Discuss how to identify network performance issues
  • Describe communication subsystem hierarchies
  • Gather system information

NS-series Connectivity

  • Identify supported protocols on NS-series
  • Demonstrate the application of network-related tools
  • List NS-series communication access methods
  • Describe communication services and interfaces
  • Identify communication security measures for NS-series
  • Describe NS-series web access methods and services

Network Management

  • Describe methods to improve network performance and reliability
  • Discuss address allocation and management
  • Explain network access administration
  • Discuss the functionality of network management tools
  • Discuss generic network security methods

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