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Show 30 — HP ExpertOne Certifications

This week we hear from HP on their Network Certification program. Rebekah Harvey, Director of Product Management for HP Global Certification and Learning got in the hot seat and answered our questions on their program.

Many people are saying that HP Networking is likely to do well, and we may even see a resurgence in multi-vendor networks, so it timely to hear about your career options and choices.

Here are topics that we raised:

  • What are the major HP certification tiers and tracks?
  • What’s  the best way to prepare  for an HP certification exam?
  • ASE / MASE — what the difference ?
  • How does  real-world experience  and lab work factor into a candidate’s ability to pass an HP exam?
  • How hard is it to make the jump to the HP command-line  if you’re more of an IOS engineer? How widely do the HP command lines vary from product to product?
  • What  prerequisites  are in place to be allowed to take an HP certification exams? How does this compare to Cisco prerequisites?
  • Where do you go  to take an HP exam, and what is the exam like (multiple choice, etc.)?
  • If a candidate fails an exam,  what is the retake policy?
  • What is HP doing to preserve the  integrity and reliability  of their certifications?
  • Do the HP certifications teams have an online community or other social media to engage candidates?
  • How often does an HP certification holder need to  recertify?
  • What  benefits  does HP extend to certification holders?


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Greg Ferro

Greg Ferro is the co-host of Packet Pushers. After surviving 25 years in Enterprise IT with only minor damage, he uses his networking expertise for good in the service of others by deep diving on technology and industry. His unique role as an inspirational cynicist brings a sense of fun, practicality and sheer talent to world of data networking and its place in a world of clouds.

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