Exam ID HP0-D16
Exam type Proctored exam taken at dedicated testing center
Exam duration 1 hour 45 minutes
Exam length 54 questions
Passing score 68%
Delivery languages English, Japanese
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Exam description

This exam tests your ability to correctly describe and position the HPE Converged infrastructure and CloudSystem portfolios; describe the HPE Converged Infrastructure and Cloud Functional Reference Architectures; list, describe, and perform the HPE CloudSystem Matrix pre-installation, installation, configuration, and post-installation tasks; and troubleshoot the HPE Cloudsystem Matrix enviroment.

Who should take this exam?

Although anyone can take the exam, most successful candidates have two or more years of real world experience implementing HPE Converged Infrastructure environments and have taken the recommended training. Successful candidates also prepare for the test in a variety of ways. This guide describes some of these ways and provides references to materials for further preparation.

Exam contents

This exam has 54 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Matching
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)
  • Drag-and-drop
  • Other

Tips for taking this exam

Rather than emphasize simple memorization, HPE exams attempt to assess whether you have the knowledge and skills that a cloud integrator requires on the job. Therefore, many test items present a scenario, which outlines a particular environment or problem. You may also need to use exhibits to complete the test items successfully.

The exam will be presented in blocks, also known as sections. You can move from question to question within the block or section, to skip questions or to change your answers, or both. However, once you submit your answers for each block or section, you cannot return to a previous block or section to review these questions or change your answers.

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:

Fundamental Cloud architectures and technologies

  • Compare the benefits of bursting and bridging for a hybrid cloud delivery model.
  • List and describe basic technologies of a Converged Infrastructure
  • Define basic industry terminology related to CI and Cloud.


HPE Cloud products, soltuions and warranty/service offerings.

  • Describe the functionality of HP CoudSystem software.
  • Correctly position HPE CloudSystem solutions.
  • Correctly position HPE services for CI and Cloud.


Solution planning and design

  • Size a solution.


Solution implementation (install, configure, setup)

  • Implement the delivery tasks


Solution enhancement (performance-tune, optimize, upgrade

  • Identify and compare the existing solution design to the customer intent document or to customer requirements.
  • Optimize, performance-tune, and upgrade or expand the solution.


Solution troubleshooting and problem resolution

  • Collect and evaluate the data.
  • Develp and execute an action plan.


Solution management (administrative and operational tasks)

  • Maintain the management infrastructure.
  • Monitor and manage the Cloud supply layer.

Sample questions

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