Exam ID HPE0-S52
Exam type Proctored
Exam duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Exam length 60 questions
Passing score 66%
Delivery languages Simplified Chinese, Japanese, English
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Exam description

The Minimally Qualified Candidate (MQC) at the Accredited Technical Professional (ATP) level has foundational knowledge of HPE server solutions and underlying technologies, which include CPU, memory, disk, power, networking, and management subsystems. The typical MQC will have worked in the IT industry in a server administrator, architect, or integrator role for 6 to 18 months.

Ideal candidate for this exam

The MQC is able to: articulate the HPE Server solutions strategy, including the purpose, benefits, and components; ask appropriate questions and conduct customer site surveys to be able to make judgments on current, high-level customer server needs; generate conventional server configurations for; and demonstrate the key features of HPE server solutions.  The MQC is able to install and configure server operating systems.

Exam contents

This exam has 60 questions.

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This exam validates that you can:

Plan and Design Solutions

  • List information to gather from the customer. 
  • Given a scenario, determine an appropriate tool to size, specify, or build a solution. 
  • Given a customer requirement, determine the appropriate product/solution based on factors such as price, performance, product availability, and workload. 
  • Identify an upgrade path or solution expansion based on the customer’s plan for growth. 
  • Given a customer’s long-term vs short-term needs, determine a solution. 
  • Describe key HPE differentiators. 
  • Provide a rationale for a product line within a given solution. 
  • Describe industry standard server, storage, network architectures and technologies, and their benefits. 
  • Describe available server hardware and software options, their benefits, and use cases. 


Install, Configure, and Set Up, Solutions

  • Evaluate the customer environment to determine solution suitability.  
  • Analyze the success criteria and proposed solution to determine the gap between them.  
  • Determine valid use cases for a proposed solution. 
  • Describe the necessary tools, steps and procedures for implementing the design.


Troubleshoot Solutions 

  • Given a customer problem, determine an appropriate resolution path. 
  • Determine the appropriate tools for troubleshooting. 


Manage, Monitor, and Maintain Solutions

  • Given a customer situation, identify the appropriate management tool to use. 
  • Describe the steps for performing common management tasks. 

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