Exam ID HPE0-S22
Exam type Proctored
Exam duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Exam length 60 questions
Passing score 70%
Delivery languages English, Japanese
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Exam description

This exams tests candidates' knowledge and skills on advanced architecting HPE server products and solutions. Topics covered in this exam include advanced server architectures and associated technologies, as well as their functions, features, and benefits. Additional topics include analyzing the server market, positioning HPE server solutions to customers, demonstrating server-related business acumen, and how the HPE Transformation Areas related to HPE server products and solutions.

Ideal candidate for this exam

Candidates who want to acquire the HPE Master ASE - Server Solutions Architect certification and have already acquired the HPE ASE - Server Solutions certification. Although anyone may take the exam, it is highly recommended that candidates have a minimum of six years experience with architecting HPE server solutions. Candidates are expected to have advanced level industry-standard technology knowledge and business acumen from training and hands-on experience.

Exam contents

This exam has 60 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Matching
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)

Advice to help you take this exam

  • Complete the training and review all course materials and documents before you take the exam.
  • Use HPE Press study guides and additional reference materials; study guides, practice tests, and HPE books.
  • Exam items are based on expected knowledge acquired from job experience, an expected level of industry standard knowledge, or other prerequisites (events, supplemental materials, etc.).
  • Successful completion of the course or study materials alone, does not ensure you will pass the exam.


This exam validates that you can successfully perform the following:
Foundational server architectures and technologies
  • Determine optimal processors for specific use cases and operational workloads.
  • Determine interconnect (networking, storage) technologies based on customer/solution requirements.
  • Explain the benefits of APIs.
Functions, features, and benefits of HPE server products and solutions 
  • Differentiate and position the HPE server product offerings, architectures, and options.
  • Explain the functions and benefits of HPE health and fault technologies.
  • Compare and contrast management tools. 
  • Given a customer environment scenario, recommend and substantiate which HPE management tools optimize administrative operations.
Analyzing the server market and positioning HPE server solutions to customers
  • Determine an approach to address customers' business requirements (TCO, ROI, IRR, NPV, TCA, CapEx, OpEx, HPE financial services, etc.)
  • Explain how the four HPE Transformation Areas relate to a given server solutions.
Planning and designing HPE server solutions 
  • Given a scenario with changed customer requirements, recommend modifications to the implementation plan.
  • Given a customer's storage infrastructure (e.g., iSCSI, Fibre, NAS, DAS), determine an appropriate configuration for server deployment.
  • Given a customer's networking infrastructure determine an appropriate configuration for server deployment.
  • Determine customer’s internal/external storage capacity and performance requirements.
  • Given a scenario, determine the customer's IT maturity and recommend next steps.
  • Given an anticipated performance bottleneck, determine an appropriate design solution.

Sample questions

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