Exam ID HPE1-H01
Exam type Performance based
Exam duration 4 hours
Exam length 46 questions
Passing score 56%
Delivery languages English
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Be sure to read all instructions and information about this exam carefully. It will be an entirely new exam experience, and if you are not prepared for it you will lose valuable time figuring out the exam environment.

Exam description

Attaining this certification means you have rich technical skills in advanced enterprise solutions combined with IT business acumen and communication skills. It indicates that you can design complex workload solutions —from the proposal stage to live deployment— to achieve an organization’s financial and business goals.

This exam will require you to log into an environment, perform changes on that environment, and you will be scored according to your work.

Ideal candidate for this exam

The ideal candidate for this certification has seven to ten years design and implementation experience with infrastructure solutions for specific workloads to achieve customer business outcomes. This experience includes architecting server, storage, networking, and management offerings to optimize resiliency, availability, performance, and manageability of those workloads. It also includes setting up and demonstrating Proof of Concept deployments.

Exam contents

This exam has 46 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Input Numbers
  • Discrete Option Multiple Choice
  • Scenarios with multiple questions
  • Hands on

Advice to help you take this exam

  • Read all documentation found on the MyLearning portal (found in the registration link above) carefully. Since this exam goes through a different registration process and behaves differently than other HPE exams, the documentation will be critical to your success.
  • Complete the training and review all course materials and documents before you take the exam. The course is particularly important for this exam, as it contains a mock exam. Since this is a practical exam, familiarity with the exam environment will be extremely valuable.
  • 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.
  • Visit HPE Press for additional reference materials, study guides, practice tests, and HPE books.
What to Expect with Discrete Option Multiple Choice (DOMC) exams:

This exam uses the DOMC question format. It is quite different than traditional multiple choice exams. It is designed to increase exam fairness, to protect exam integrity, your exam scores and your time.

How is DOMC different?

  • Instead of presenting all the answer options together at one time, DOMC questions present answer options one at a time, at random
  • When an answer option is presented, you select either Yes or No to indicate if the option is correct or not. This process repeats until the question concludes
  • You may see more than one correct option
  • You may receive as few as one option for each test question or several options
  • Once you move forward, you may not go back and change your response to a previous option

We created an HPE sample test to help you practice using this DOMC test format. During registration, you will be asked to confirm that you have completed the HPE DOMC sample test and understand how this exam will perform.

Become acquainted with DOMC:
HPE DOMC sample test

Be sure to complete the supporting resources and review all materials and documents before you take the exam.  Successful completion of the supporting resources alone does not ensure you will pass the exam.


This exam validates that you can:
  • Understand complex workloads and their characteristics/differentiators as they relate to optimizing for performance and availability
  • Describe, contrast and differentiate compute, storage and network architectures and how to select and optimize for specific customer workloads
  • Understand business continuity including environmental factors
  • Identify key customer business, technical and system requirements and outcomes
  • Identify and collect key metrics for infrastructure and application performance
Identify and position HPE solutions and workload offerings with the alliance partner ecosystem components to the appropriate customer use case
Given a customer use case, differentiate and position HPE products for the following elements of the solution 
  • compute
  • storage
  • networking
  • hyperconverged
  • software defined and cloud
  • services
  • Given a set of customer requirements, select the appropriate HPE and 3rd party products and services for the solution
  • Given a set of customer requirements, design and architect a solution based on the customer requirements
  • Interpret a set of customer requirements and validate that a final solution design meets those requirements
  • Document customer intent and solution design
  • Identify and use the appropriate tools to architect and configure the solution
  • Update a proposed solution based on availability, supply constraints, additional or updated requirements, and/or cost
Demonstrate, deploy, and manage an HPE Proof of Concept (PoC)