Obtaining the professional level of certification from HP requires an IT professional to earn the HP Accredited Technical Professional (ATP) level of certification. In order to earn this level of certification, candidates must prove that they have the knowledge needed for HP SMB and mid-market solutions. Candidates must understand concepts related to the design and architecture of HP solutions. Installing and configuring HP equipment and software are additional skills that anyone hoping to earn the HP ATP level of certification must possess. General administration and support of solutions, once they are in place, are duties that a professional with an ATP level of certification must feel comfortable performing.
Candidates can earn an HP ATP level of certification in multiple certification paths and specialties. For example, if a candidate is interested in pursuing the software certification path, they may obtain an HP ATP – Storage Essentials v9 or an HP ATP – Cloud Service Automation V3 certification. If their software interests are related to Enterprise Security, they might wish to pursue an HP ATP – Tipping Point Security v1 certification.
In order to earn each of the certifications, candidates will have to pass a proctored exam. The best way to prepare for these exams involves using HP’s authorized training courses and the TestsLive exam preparation services. After obtaining an HP ATP level of certification, candidates will have access to New Product Introduction training. They will also have opportunities to participate in ATP course content reviews and ASE beta classes.