Servers and Storage

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Overview

The HP ATA – Servers & Storage certification provides the knowledge and experience required to discover and meet the business objectives of small and medium businesses and to design an application hosting and data storage solution that meets their unique requirements. In addition, knowledge and skill to deploy and troubleshoot the solution are also included.

WHAT'S COVERED?
This certification addresses the following skills:

- Explain and recognize industry standard server technologies and their implications on customer needs
   The HP ATA Servers and Storage certification teaches candidates how explain and recognize industry      standard server technologies and their implications on customer needs. Specifically, they'll learn to:
- Describe processor technologies and their implications on customer needs
- Describe memory technologies and their implications on customer needs
- Describe common server system architectures and their implications on customer needs
- Describe common storage technologies and their implications on customer needs.
- Describe networking technologies as they relate to Server implementation and performance, and         their implications on customer needs
- Describe various types of server applications, their functionality and their configuration profile
- Identify and describe the common industry OS and application solutions stacks currently supported      by  x86/x64 systems
- Describe the architecture elements of industry standard operating systems
- Describe Server Hardware Management Technologies
- Describe the common components of data centers

- Recognize and describe HP and industry standard server products and solutions
The HP ATA Servers and Storage certification teaches candidates how to recognize and describe HP and industry-standard server products and solutions. Specifically, they'll learn to:
- Identify and describe Server Products
- Describe health and fault management tools and technologies
- Identify and describe Remote Management offerings
- Describe the features and options of various rack series
- Identify and describe Power protection and power management
- Identify and describe network options
- Identify and describe storage options
- Identify and describe standard management solutions for Windows/Linux on x86 and/or x64
- Identify and describe HP ProLiant Essentials packages (foundation & value packs) and when to use      them
- Identify and describe the use and benefits of vendor management utilities such as HP SIM                    management
- Identify and describe HP Standard Warranties and other service offerings

- Plan and design server and storage solutions for SMB customers
The HP ATA Servers and Storage certification teaches candidates how to plan and design server and storage solutions for SMB customers. Specifically, they'll learn to:
- Design, size and validate the solution

- Install, configure, and upgrade server and storage solutions (including both rack-mount and blade systems) for SMB customers
The HP ATA Servers and Storage certification teaches candidates how to install, configure, and upgrade server and storage solutions (including both rack-mount and blade systems) for SMB customers. Specifically, they'll learn to:
- Verify the physical installation
- Install server supported operating system
- Install and configure management software
- Validate, test and document the solution
- Performance-tune and optimize server and storage solutions for SMB customers
The HP ATA Servers and Storage certification teaches candidates how to performance-tune and optimize server and storage solutions for SMB customers. Specifically, they'll learn to:
- Determine whether performance is optimal
- Identify and resolve bottlenecks and tune the system
- Check for known performance issues
- Troubleshoot and perform repair/replacement procedures for server and storage solutions for SMB customers
The HP ATA Servers and Storage certification teaches candidates how troubleshoot and perform repair/replacement procedures for server and storage solutions for SMB customers. Specifically, they'll learn to:
- Troubleshoot common server and storage issues using the HP 6-step troubleshooting methodology
Manage Servers and Storage systems using HP Infrastructure Management
The HP ATA Servers and Storage certification teaches candidates how to manage servers and storage systems using HP infrastructure management. Specifically, they'll learn to:
- Manage Servers and storage using HP SIM
- Manage servers and storage with HP ProLiant Essentials
- Manage using HP Server Services
- Administer and operate server and storage solutions for SMB customers
The HP ATA Servers and Storage certification teaches candidates how to administer and operate server and storage solutions for SMB customers. Specifically, they'll learn to:
- Perform system upgrades
- Design and implement the appropriate fault management solution

 

View the Certification Guide (6 pages, 711 KB)


PREP MATERIALS
  1. eBook
  2. Lesson Plans and Presentation Materials
  3. Practice Test