Exam ID HPE0-S56
Exam type Proctored
Exam duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Exam length 60 questions
Passing score 63%
Delivery languages Japanese, English
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Exam description

This ATP certification validates a successful candidate has foundational knowledge and skills of the HPE infrastructure strategy, encompassing SMB server, storage, networking, and management tools and their underlying architecture technologies. Given a set of customer requirements and a solution design, implement the solution.

Ideal candidate for this exam

The ideal candidate has a minimum of twelve months hands-on experience or equivalent in at least one of the core HPE areas (Server, Storage, Networking) and six months hands-on experience or equivalent in other HPE SMB solutions and technologies.

Exam contents

This exam has 60 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses), scenario based
  • Multiple choice (single response), scenario based
  • Matching
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)
  • Drag-and-drop

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  • Complete the training and review all course materials and documents before you take the exam.
  • 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 alone does not ensure you will pass the exam.
  • Read this HPE Exam Preparation Guide and follow its recommendations.
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This exam validates that you can:

Describe, differentiate, and apply industry standard, foundational SMB architectures and technologies

  • Identify and explain industry standard IT technologies used in small and medium-sized solutions and their use cases


Recommend and position HPE SMB products, solutions, and appropriate services for customer use cases

  • Given a customer use case, recommend the appropriate HPE products, solutions, and services to meet the business requirement


Evaluate customer environment, and plan and design solutions using the HPE SMB portfolio to meet customer business requirements

  • Identify and describe planning, design and sizing tools and when to use them.
  • Given customer business requirements, design an HPE server solution to meet those requirements
  • Given customer business requirements, design an HPE storage solution to meet those requirements
  • Given customer business requirements, design an HPE network solution to meet those requirements.
  • Given customer business requirements, design an end-to-end, small to medium-sized HPE solution to meet those requirements


Validate, install, configure, and upgrade HPE SMB solutions and their components

  • Install physical solution components emphasizing racking, power, and cabling connections
  • Given a solution, configure and validate the server, storage and/or networking components with an emphasis on integrating subsystems.


Troubleshoot and repair HPE SMB solution components

  • Identify the tools and processes to troubleshoot and repair an HPE SMB solution and when to use each tool and process
  • Analyze and repair HPE SMB solutions and components with emphasis on interconnections between subsystems


Manage, monitor, administer, and operate HPE SMB solutions and their components

  • Manage HPE SMB solutions and subsystems to ensure the solution delivers business outcomes