Exam ID HP0-S33
Exam type Proctored exam taken at dedicated testing center
Exam duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Exam length 55 questions
Passing score 66%
Delivery languages English, Japanese
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You will need an HPE Learner ID and a Pearson VUE login and password.

During the exam, you can make specific comments about the exam and items. HPE 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 ability to deploy, manage, virtualize and tune HP Server solutions through the use of HPE Insight Manager and operating system performance reporting tools.

Who should take this exam?

The most successful candidates have a minimum of one year experience with HP Rack and Tower Server solutions. It is also expected that you have industry standard server technology knowledge from training, hands on experience or participation in other technical events.

Exam contents

This exam has 55 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Matching
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)

Tips for taking this exam

This exam attempts to assess whether you have the knowledge and skills that an IT professional requires on the job. Therefore, many test items present a scenario, which outlines a particular network environment or problem. Some test items also include exhibits, which might show: Network diagram for cable connections to interconnect module Enclosure rack placement and configuration Screenshot showing the results of executing a command SIM Web browser interface screenshot

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:

HPE Server products, solutions and warranty/service offerings

  • Differentiate HPE server products, technologies, processes
  • Identify and define HP datacenter and rack infrastructure solutions
  • Compare and contrast I/O connectivity options
  • Compare and contrast HPE storage options
  • Identify HPE high-availability and HPEC solutions
  • Identify HPE management tools & solutions


Solution planning and design

  • Gather and analyze customer requirements and infrastructure
  • Design, size, and validate the solution
  • Create an implementation plan


Solution implementation (install, configure, setup)

  • Install and configure server hardware, infrastructure, options
  • Install and attach HPE external storage
  • Configure server and related options
  • Install HP supported operating system
  • Install, configure HP management software
  • Install and configure high availability solution software
  • Validate, test, and document the solution


Solution enhancement (performance-tune, optimization, upgrade)

  • Identify the performance management process
  • Set performance thresholds
  • Check for known performance issues
  • Reestablish new baseline


Solution troubleshooting, repair, and replacement

  • Gather troubleshooting information and data
  • Evaluate data to determine problem


Solution management (administrative and operational tasks)

  • Configure HP Systems Insight Manager
  • Use HP Server Management

Sample questions

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