Exam ID HP0-Y50
Exam type Proctored exam taken at dedicated testing center
Exam duration 1 hour 55 minutes
Exam length 60 questions
Passing score 65%
Delivery languages English
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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 skills and knowledge on how to design and architect an enterprise level network based on open network industry standards.
In this exam you will be tested on topics like LAN, WAN and WLAN designs in Campus and Datacenter network solutions.

Ideal candidate for this exam

This certification exam is designed for candidates with “on the job” experience. The associated training course, which includes numerous design activities provide a foundation, but you are expected to have experience in the real world as well.

Exam contents

This exam has 60 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Matching
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)
  • Scenarios with multiple questions
  • Pull down menu selection

Advice to help you take this exam

Rather than emphasize simple memorization, HPE exams attempt to assess whether you have the knowledge and skills that an IT professional requires on the job. Therefore, some exam items present a scenario, which outlines a particular network environment or problem. Some exam items might also include one or more exhibits. Exhibits can be for example:

  • Network topologies

  • Abstracts of switch configuration file output

  • Commands and command output This exam presents all the questions in a single block. The candidate agreement is presented first, followed by the exam introduction and instructions. Once you click the Next Question button on the instructions page, the questions will be presented one at a time. You can move from question to question, skip questions, and change your answers. However, once you submit your answers, you cannot return to review those questions or change your answers. Here are some additional tips:

  • Use the Next Question / Previous Question buttons to move forward and backward between questions. The Submit button will appear when you reach the last question.

  • Use the Assessment Navigator to jump between questions in a block and to review flagged questions. To do this, click the Assessment Navigator button and select the question you want to navigate to. Flagged questions are indicated above the item number in the upper left corner. The Assessment Navigator also uses different shading to indicate answered versus unanswered items.

  • Use the Assessment Navigator to launch the calculator tool by clicking the Calculator button at the bottom. When you begin the exam the total number of questions will display. To estimate how much time you should allow per question, divide the total time by the number of questions. For this exam, you will have an average of just less than two minutes per question. Some questions are more complex and will require more time. You might want to answer the questions you know first. If a question is taking too much time, flag it using the Assessment Navigator, and then return to it later.

Read the entire question and consider all options before you answer. If the question includes an exhibit, study the exhibit and read the question again. Select the answer that fully responds to the question. If the question asks for more than one answer, select all correct answers. There is no partial credit.


This exam validates that you can successfully perform the following:

Fundamental networking architectures and technologies

  • Describe HPE FlexNetwork architectures and technologies.


HPE Networking products, solutions, and service offerings

  • Describe the advantages of HPE FlexFabric, FlexBranch, and FlexCampus solutions.


Solution planning and design

  • Identify customer requirements.
  • Create network designs based on best practices.


Solution implementation (install, configure, setup)

  • Implement and document FlexNetwork solutions.

Sample questions

These sample questions provide a preview of questions to expect on the exam. Although these questions will not appear on the exam, they are representative of exam questions and should help you become familiar with the format and complexity.

To view sample questions, print or download this page.

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