Exam ID HP0-P25
Exam type Proctored exam taken at dedicated testing center
Exam duration 1 hour 55 minutes
Exam length 65 questions
Passing score 64%
Delivery languages English
Related Certifications
Supporting courses These recommended courses help you prepare for the exam:
Security Specialization - Option 1
High Availability Specialization - Option 2
Virtualization Mgmt. Specialization - Option 3
Additional study materials
  • HP-UX System and Network Administration II Course Course ID H3065S (Available through HP Education and Training)
  • HP-UX Logical Volume Manager (LVM) Course Course ID H6285 Modules 9 and 14 (Availablethrough HP Education and Training)
  • Unix Fundamentals Course ID 51434s (Available through HP Education and Training)

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Exam description

This exam tests your knowledge and skills on HP-UX 11iv3 Advanced System Administration.

Ideal candidate for this exam

Typical candidate is a technical professional with one year of experience as a system administrator, and at least one to three years of working experience in a Unix or Linux environment.

Exam contents

This exam has 65 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Matching
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)
  • Drag-and-drop

Advice to help you take this exam

HPE highly recommends the associated training.
HPE exams test whether you have the knowledge and skills required of IT professionals. Many exam questions present a scenario that outlines a particular environment or problem. Some questions include exhibits.
If a question asks for more than one answer, select all correct options. There is no partial credit.
If a question takes too much time, mark the item for review and return to it at the end of the exam.


This exam validates that you can:

Fundamental HP-UX architectures and technologies

  • Describe the HP-UX O/S architecture.
  • Describe the file systems supported by HP-UX and their use.
  • Define virtualization, including benefits and considerations.
  • Identify and describe partitioning continuum technologies and concepts.
  • Identify Resource Management technologies and concepts.


HP-UX installation

  • Describe the purposes of the HP-UX Operating Environments (OEs).
  • Use SD-UX to install software.
  • Configure an SD-UX depot server.
  • Perform an HP-UX installation from an Ignite-UX server.
  • Install and Configure an Ignite-UX server.
  • Implement HPE partitioning solutions technologies and concepts.


Component Installation, Configuration and Management

  • Identify the characteristics of the HPE partitioning continuum.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan, install, configure, and manage nPars.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan, install, configure, and manage vPars.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan, install, configure, and manage Integrity Virtual Machines.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan, install, configure, and manage HP-UX Containers (Secure Resource Partitions).
  • Compare and contrast the VSE components.


Solution Enhancement (performance-tune, optimize, upgrade)

  • Perform an HP-UX upgrade using Update-UXDiagnose and resolve common HP-UX OS issues.
  • Tune performance (file system, kernel, balancing I/O, NFS).


Solution troubleshooting

  • Diagnose and resolve common HP SMH and HP SIM software configuration issues.
  • Diagnose and resolve common vPar configuration issues.
  • Diagnose and resolve common nPar configuration issues.
  • Diagnose and resolve common HP-UX OS issues.
  • Diagnose and resolve common PRM issues.


HP-UX System Administration and Operational Tasks

  • Boot, reboot and shutdown an HP-UX system or partition.
  • Configure and manage disks and disk partitions.
  • Create and manage swap space.
  • Describe HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM) and its use.
  • Monitor system activity and events.


HP-UX System Network Administration

  • Identify and use common network configuration files and network monitoring tools.
  • Configure and monitor network services.
  • Describe the ONC suite of network services and their use.
  • Describe LDAP and its common uses.
  • Define, configure, and test DNS.


HP-UX Security Administration

  • Identify “users level” security settings.
  • Describe password creation options and their use.
  • Describe and implement Standard Mode Security Extensions (SMSE).

Sample questions

Sample questions are a preview of what you can expect on the actual exam. They help you become familiar with the exam format and complexity. These sample questions are similar to actual exam questions, but do not actually appear on the exam.

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