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How to Get Started With HPE FlexNetworking Solutions Certifications: HPE Certification and Learning

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Empower your career to go farther, faster with the latest FlexNetworking certifications.!

As businesses move to open, flexible converged infrastructures and cloud services, IT professionals who plan, design, and shape this transformation require cross-discipline skills and new ways of approaching business problems and opportunities. The certifications within this portfolio validate you have the skills needed today to lead the transformation of data centers from rigid, siloed architectures to adaptive IT. Advance from foundational learning … to expert ….

 Hewlett Packard Enterprise has three FlexNetworking certifications.

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Steps to acquire an HPE Certification

Before you get started, please review this checklist before you start your certification journey. This includes how to obtain your HPE Learner ID and PearsonVue ID.

HP ATP - FlexNetwork Solutions V3

This certification validates that you have the networking skills necessary for modern, industry standard based networking technologies and solutions.  It validates you can design, implement and manage the modern network, based on the HPE FlexNetwork Architecture, for small to mid-size businesses. It also verifies that you understand the latest converged infrastructure strategy including network virtualization with HPE’s Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF).

This certification validates that you can do the following:

  • Successfully perform basic configuration, access security and switch setup on HPE switches
  • Configure Layer 2 technologies such as STP, Link Aggregation and VLANs
  • Configure basic IP Routing with static and dynamic routing technologies (OSPF)
  • Provide mobility solutions with the MSM wireless Access Points
  • Manage and monitor Networks with HP IMC network management software

Why earn this certification?

  • To position yourself as a trusted team member who can contribute to the design, deployment and management of the latest integrated HP's Converged Infrastructure and the HP FlexNetwork Architecture for modern data centers
  • To demonstrate your ability to build simplified, integrated networking solutions that fully harness the power of rich media collaboration, virtualization, cloud services and mobility
  • To advance your career as a verified networking professional who can operate in a converged infrastructure environment

Candidate

Typical candidates for this certification are networking IT professionals with at least six months or more of experience deploying network solutions in small to medium size business environments.

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Prerequisites: None 

Register for this certification in The Learning Center.

Recommended Training

HP FlexNetwork Fundamentals, Rev. 15.21

  • Course code: 00958712
  • 3 days in duration
  • $1,995 USD
  • Instructor-led face-to-face or remote
  • Click here to register for training

HP0-Y52 Exam

Who should take this exam?

You should be an IT professional with at least six months experience deploying small to medium enterprise level networks with an understanding of wired technologies used in edge and simple core environments and fundamental knowledge of wireless technologies, 

HPE ATP exams are test center proctored exams and delivered by Pearson VUE.

Please Note:

You will receive an email notification 3-5 days after successfully completing all requirements. In addition, your status in The Learning Center will change to "acquired". Track your training and certification progress through your transcripts in The Learning Center. 

Training is highly recommended, as it will help prepare you for the exams and increase your chances of passing. Training is generally not required, except for certain software certifications

HPE HP ASE - FlexNetwork Architect V2

This certification verifies that you can successfully architect and design complex, enterprise level networks with integrated wired and wireless solutions. It validates that you can use open industry standards to accomplish the following:

  • Design network architectures for traditional, Cloud and Converged Infrastructure environments
  • Plan for and support today's bandwidth intensive, delay sensitive, server-to-server traffic
  • Prepare your network for innovations in cloud services, security, OpenFlow and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
  • Integrate networking elements as well as servers and storage network-related components
    In addition, this certification also validates your expertise in one of four electives. Candidates choose from: HPE MSM (Multi-service Mobility) Wireless, Unified Wired-Wireless Networks and BYOD, Software-defined Networks, or HPE FlexFabric Data Centers. The HP MSM Wireless course and exam are available now. Additional electives will become available later in 2014.

Why earn this certification?

  • To position yourself as a knowledgeable expert who is capable of designing unified campus network strategies in Cloud and Converged Infrastructure environments.
    •To validate with key stakeholders your ability to translate business requirements into highly scalable, custom network designs.
    •To be part of a community of fellow certified professionals for ongoing synergy and growth.
    •To enhance your career advancement and job satisfaction as a certified expert.

Candidate

Typical candidates for this certification are networking IT professionals with three to five years experience designing and architecting complex enterprise level networks. It is also beneficial to have familiarity with server and storage network related technologies.

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Prerequisites

You must have obtained one of the following certifications:

Do you qualify for an upgrade path?

Register or apply for this certification 

Training for Exam HP0-Y50: Architecting HP FlexNetwork Solutions

Architecting HP FlexNetwork Solutions, Rev 14.21

  • Course Code: 00887054
  • 4 days in duration
  • $2,700 USD
  • Instructor-led face-to-face or remote
  • Click here to register for training

Training for Exam HP2-Z34: Building HP FlexFabric Data Centers

Building HP FlexFabric Data Centers, Rev. 14.41

  • Course Code 00908176
  • 4 Days in duration
  • $3,200 USD
  • Instructor-led face-to-face or remote
  • Click here to register for training

Training for Exam HPE2-Z38: Creating HPE Software-defined Networks

Creating HPE Software-defined Networks, Rev. 15.41

  • Course Code: 00991245
  • 4 Days in duration
  • $2,800 USD approximated cost) – subject to change
  • Instructor-led face-to-face or remote (including labs)
  • Click here to register for training

Fulfill Requirements

Requirement 1 - Complete 1 of the following

Requirement 2 - Complete 1 of the following

HPE Master ASE - FlexNetwork Solutions V2

This certification validates your ability to design and deploy complex, enterprise-level networks using your comprehensive knowledge of the latest networking innovations. With an emphasis on Software-defined Networking, this certifications validates your ability to take advantage of the simplicity, agility and automation needed in networking solutions to keep businesses moving forward. The Master ASE FlexNetwork Solutions V2 certification additionally demonstrates your expertise in leveraging HPE FlexFabric to design an automated, agile data center solution. This combination of SDN skills and expertise in designing complex data center solutions differentiates you as a leader in architecting innovative networking solutions.  

Why earn this certification?

  • Position yourself as a master integrator capable of implementing data center and SDN-enabled solutions in Cloud and Converged Infrastructure environments
  • Demonstrate the ability to design and deploy highly-scalable, custom networking solutions that support enterprise business requirements
  • Participate in a community of certified professionals for ongoing networking expertise
  • Enhance your career advancement and job satisfaction as a master certified expert

Candidate

Typical candidates for this certification are networking IT professionals with three to five years' experience in designing and architecting complex enterprise-level networks. It is also beneficial to have familiarity with server and storage network related technologies.

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Training for Exam HPE0-Y53: Building HPE SDN and FlexNetwork Solutions

Creating HPE Software-defined Networks, Rev. 15.41

  • Course Code: 00886659
  • 4 Days in duration
  • $3,840 USD
  • Instructor-led face-to-face or remote (including labs)
  • Click here to register for training

Building HP FlexFabric Data Centers, Rev. 14.41

  • Course Code: 00908176
  • 4 Days in duration
  • $3,200 USD
  • Instructor-led face-to-face or remote (including labs)
  • Click here to register for training

Important Note:

When HPE channel partners register for HPE Discover Las Vegas, we offer up to $4,000 in free HPE training along with two free exams. Fly in for the conference, sit the course and exam, talk to HPE Storage experts, network with your peers, and fly home with your new or upgraded HPE ATP or ASE Cloud certification.

To learn more about our HPE certification and learning program, visit certification-learning.hpe.com.

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Karl Kovacs
Global Sales and Partner Enablement
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karlkovacs

20+ years in IT, including data center architect, pre-sales engineer, certification development and management. Passion for technology, gadgets and the outdoors. Always looking for ways to blend them together in one big adventure.

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