Exam ID HP0-Y48
Exam type Proctored exam taken at dedicated testing center
Exam duration 1 hour 45 minutes
Exam length 50 questions
Passing score 64%
Delivery languages English
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Exam description

This exam tests your ability to design and develop SDN applications on the HP VAN SDN Controller.

Who should take this exam?

Most successful candidates have one
to three years of real world experience writing software application and basic networking skills and have also prepared for the exam in a variety of ways.
This certification exam is designed for candidates with “on the job” experience. The associated training courses, which usually include labs, provide a foundation, but you are expected to have experience in the real world as well.

Exam contents

This exam has 50 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)
  • Scenarios with multiple questions

Tips for taking this exam

This exam assesses whether you have the knowledge and skills that an SDN Application Developer requires on the job. Therefore, there are multiple choice questions that present a scenario or situation, which outlines a particular environment or problem. The exam questions will be presented in two blocks, Block 3 and Block 4. Block 3 consists of a series of multiple choice and multiple response questions. Once you have reached the last question in Block 3 and click Submit, you cannot return to that block of questions. Block 4 consists of one scenario with a few multiple choice questions related to that scenario.

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:

SDN fundamentals, architectures, and technologies

  • Identify and describe SDN and OpenFlow fundamentals, components, and functionality.


SDN application fundamentals

  • Differentiate between reactive and proactive application types and describe the APIs and uses for each.


SDN application design

  • Define application designs for internal and external SDN applications and describe use cases for the designs.
  • Analyze solution designs


SDN application programming

  • Identify, describe, and apply environments in which most SDN applications are written and tested (Ubuntu, Eclipse, Mininet, and Wireshark), programming principles and available APIs.


HP VAN SDN Controller application development

  • Identify and explain HP VAN SDN Controller high-level tasks, unique attributes, and APIs for writing SDN applications.
  • Identify and describe HP VAN SDN Controller installation and environment requirements for developing and debugging SDN applications.
  • Describe advanced features of the HP VAN SDN Controller.
  • Given a scenario, walk through the steps to write an SDN application for the HP VAN SDN Controller.

Sample questions

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