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Augemented Reality is real in HP ExpertOne courseware

Participant-centered learning provides the learner the option to make choices on what to learn from what is offered. Options may include various  hands-on activities, instructor led lecture and learning activities, or informal learning . An addition to these traditional learning options is a technology which makes images come to life.


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What does Guiness, Technology, and HP ETSS have in Common?

The HP ExpertOne Technology and Solution Summit (ETSS) will be hosted in the Irish city of Dublin, home of the  world famous Guiness Storehouse.

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The HP Enterprise Technology & Solutions Summit (ETSS) is a knowledge transfer event targeting Presales Consultants and Solution Architects from both HP and HP Partners, covering the full breadth of the Enterprise Group (EG) portfolio of products as well as HP Software, services and solutions.
This training initiative started in 2006 with the intention to train the technical Presales community in EMEA on product developments and roadmap updates under non-disclosure, to give strategic insights and to allow them to practice and apply their knowledge.
Today, ETSS has become one of the most renowned and biggest technology events within HP.

Why Attend the HP Enterprise Technology & Solutions Summit (ETSS)?

Before trying to convince your boss think about what is going on in your company now, and where your company is heading in the future? Twice a year HP holds ETSS. These central European training conferences are becoming increasingly important for the HP Channel. The pressure is also high on other IT vendors to regularly train engineers as well as sales and marketing teams of their distributors & resellers as technologies and the IT market are undergoing a tremendous transformation in the past few years. (CRN Germany, 2014)

How HP ExpertOne Master ASEs Make it Matter in the insurance industry

In this episode of “Around The Storage Block”, Calvin Zito (@hpstorageguy) talks with Dean Colpitts (an HP channel partner) about the challenges insurance providers face and how he helps them with HP Storage solutions

What does technology, tapas, and HP ETSS have in common?

The answer is BARCELONA. 


HP ExpertOne Technology and Solutions Summit (ETSS) will be hosted in the Spanish city of Barcelona, also known for FC Barcelona football team, good tapas and the Gaudi architecture. 


HP ETSS is training opportunity for HP Partners and the HP EG EMEA Presales & Pursuit community that cannot be missed.  In 2014, register to attend the event from 4-7 February and learn more about the latest technology updates in Converged Infrastructure, Converged Cloud, Big Data, Mobility, Security, Risk Management and much more.   

Why Attend the HP ExpertOne Technology & Solutions Summit (ETSS)?

Before trying to convince your boss think about what is going on in your company now, and where your company is heading in the future?


Twice a year HP holds ETSS. These central European training conferences are becoming increasingly important for the HP Channel. The pressure is also high on other IT vendors to regularly train the engineers as well as sales and marketing teams of their distributors & resellers as technologies and the IT market are undergoing a tremendous transformation in the past few years. (CRN Germany, 2014)

Before trying to convince your boss think about what is going on in your company now, and where your company is heading in the future?



HP ExpertOne Master ASEs Make it Matter

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At HP, our channel partner strategy is all about helping partners move their customers to the New Style of IT.

In ExpertOne, our HP Master ASEs form an elite group of professionals at our channel partner organizations. To build brand awareness for our Master ASE partners who embody the spirit of the New Style of IT, we are launching a new ExpertOne Master ASE Make it Matter campaign.


"We all have one thing in common: World-class customer support and solutions based on a unique understanding of customer needs" 


Dean Colpitts, MITG, JoAnne Catcott, M2 Technology, and Jaro Simek, Entisys all have stories featured on hp.com/expertone. Dean, JoAnn and Jaro each have interesting stories to tell in their very different vertical industries, but one thing is common to all of them: World-class customer support and solutions based on a unique understanding of their customer’s needs. Their advanced certification training status allows them to earn the trust of their customers, and take the solution to a whole new level. Dean, JoAnn and Jaro’s stories aren’t about products, but instead about solutions to real customer problems. Their stories are relatable because they focus on the benefits to their end customers. Whether it’s speeding up the process of insurance claims or enabling students at a community college to connect anywhere and anytime, these stories are about earning the trust of customers as they transition to a new era of IT.


Guest blog – Q&A MASEs Make it Matter 

A beginners’ guide to HP certifications: Why an HP ExpertOne Master ASE Matters

4 questions with Dean Colpitts, HP channel partner, MITG, Canada


Q1: Tell me about your organization.

MeHP_Discover2014_Dean Colpitts_HP ExpertOne_Cropped.jpgmbers IT Group (MITG) is a privately-owned, customer-oriented technology solution provider. We have deep experience with small, medium and enterprise companies across Canada- so we have a strong local presence within an expanding national scope. We specialize in enterprise-level solutions practically adapted for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). Our hardware, software and managed solutions are tailored to the needs of our customers. We help businesses run more efficiently while making the best use critical IT budget dollars.


Q2: Why does having a Master ASE certification matter to you and your customers?

It helps me have a different kind of conversation with my customer: one that is more about starting with their challenges and goals, and then designing and implementing a full solution to meet their needs. It instills more trust and confidence in my customers to listen to that advice from the very beginning of the conversation.


Q3: What is the single biggest thing that changed for you after you became a master ASE?

A more consultative approach to working with my customers. 


Q4: Tell me about a specific customer experience where your advanced certification played a key role in business impact of your customer.

For one particular insurance company, we created a service that very quickly and easily connected the company’s brokers with critical information they needed to speed up insurance claims and policy renewals for end users. First, we implemented an HP converged infrastructure. Then we acted as a one-stop, full-service help desk IT department for the customer. In the end, our customer’s insurance brokers were selling more policies than ever because we had increased their customer service to such a high degree. Ultimately, end-users had their insurance claims settled must faster than before we implemented this infrastructure and service.


To learn more about the ExpertOne Make it Matter partner stories, visit hp.com/expertone. Get in touch with us and get noticed for the work you are doing as a Master ASE! Contact michelle.doss@hp.com to schedule an interview.


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Love technology? Love football? – Then join ExpertOne at HP ETSS!

Here’s why - Once again, HP ExpertOne Technology and Solutions Summit (ETSS) finds it home in the Spanish city of Barcelona, also known for FC Barcelona football team, good tapas and the Gaudi architecture. HP is looking forward to welcome 1,000 IT professionals and HP Experts for the biggest technical knowledge transfer event in the region (Europe, Middle East, and Africa).  

Be a Security Professional Superhero - Register for Discover Enterprise Security Training Sessions Today!

 “The only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead-lined room with armed guards.”

~ Gene “Spaf” Spafford - professor of computer science at Purdue University and a leading computer security expert.

29 HP ExpertOne Training Classes to choose from at HP Discover

For partners looking to meet PartnerOne requirements or customers wanting to learn more about products and solutions they're installed or have already installed, HP ExpertOne is delivering a full suite of technical training classes at HP Discover. They include Big Data, cloud, Converged Infrastructure, networking, security, servers, software and storage.

Pearson exams will be available on-site again this year during HP Discover. You can register for 2 free HP0 exams and receive a 50% discount off the 3rd exam. Register for HP Discover exams is completed through the Pearson exam website. 


Register now for HP Discover to secure your seat. Remember to use the promo code "EXPERT" when registering to receive a $300 registration discount.


7 Reasons to Attend HP Discover

HP Discover is the must attend technical event of the year. From IT administrators and enterprise pre-sales architects to CEOs, we have something for everyone. 

This year we’re delivering training to over 1,000 attendees. This is a ten-fold increase from last year! In addition to the sales and technical (hands-on lab) training, we have our Pearson test center, more technical and sales sessions just for partners, all to drive revenue to your organization. You will meet all your PartnerOne training requirements at HP Discover and have access to HP subject matter experts with deep technical knowledge.

How the Right Training Can Change Everything

If you are like most football fans who were watching the NFL wild card playoff games leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII, you likely expected the Eagles to trounce all over the sixth seed Saints, who had an abysmal road record and who struggle when playing outside in the frigid temperatures. You were likely surprised at how well prepared the Saints were, for both the freezing weather and the crushing Eagles defense. You were probably stunned at the unlikely last-minute win via a field goal.

Be Exam-prepared Strong! 5-steps to being prepared to pass your certification exams and win!

In the words of Paul Bear Bryant, the legendary head coach of the University of Alabama football team, “It’s not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.”  Follow these words and prepare to win and pass your certification exams. 

The HP ExpertOne certification blog provides insights on ExpertOne certification for those who want to develop and maintain their IT skills and expertise.

Learn how to streamline the management of your network with HP Intelligent Management Center

I often have to explain what BYOD really means to friends who aren’t in the technical world so the best way I can describe it is to imagine you’re a wedding planner at an event for 300 people who’ve traveled from all across the world for this one day.  Everyone brings their own luggage, languages, and customs and it’s your job to make sure everyone has a safe, happy and unified experience

Boost your career with HP ExpertOne TeamSite Web management system certification

Enterprise company websites are usually sprawling and complex, and so are their content management processes. HP TeamSite helps companies tame the content beast. This powerful Web content management system empowers various teams and business users to collaborate efficiently on high-performance commercial websites.


Now, HP ATP - TeamSite System Administrator V1 certification is available to help IT professionals increase their bottom-line value to employers.

6 Reasons to Attend Vivit Virtual Summits on Game Changers: Mobility & Cloud November 6 - 7 and Big Data & Security November 20 - 21

No matter where your organization is on its journey toward implementing the big four game changers, the complimentary Virtual Summits, hosted by Vivit, your independent HP Software community, are the best destinations for exploring technologies, learning the strategies and preparing an environment that evolves with your business.

Upgrade Your Career: Get HP ExpertOne Certified on NNMi v9

You already know that HP Network Node Manager i (NNMi) software gives your network operations team powerful capabilities for managing networks of any size. Many of you reading this may already be certified on HP Network Management Center Software. So why upgrade to NNMi v9?


NNMi v9 is a major upgrade, with powerful new tools to help you manage your network. Gone are the days when consoles were bombarded with huge event streams of meaningless and disconnected events. NNMi v9 analyzes incoming events in real time through RCA and correlates them on a massive scale. Instead of having thousands of events visible in the browser, NNMi can generate a single root-cause-based incident with the events being correlated under the parent incident.

HP LoadRunner 11.00 Certifications: HP ExpertOne

We get a lot of questions around performance testing certifications, specifically HP LoadRunner. I hope you find this article informative and answers most if not all of your questions. Why all the attention? HP LoadRunner is a popular load testing software suite and many employers are looking for people with HP LoadRunner experience – it is a great resume or CV enhancer. Even companies that don’t utilize HP LoadRunner use the skill set as a competency gauge.

If your virtual servers had feelings, would they be hurt?

What does “virtualization” really mean?  According to my Merriam-Webster dictionary mobile app, “virtualization” doesn’t even exist as a word, which I thought was odd.  Granted, the word does exist via more techie reference guides such as Wikipedia or dictionary.com.   But staying true to my mobile appendage’s inventory of words, I went to the heart of the word virtualization, “virtual”, which has the core meaning of “being such in essence or effect though not formally recognized or admitted”.  Could we then define IT “virtualization” as not yet ‘formally recognized or admitted’ – especially for the entire data center of IT resources?

What’s the secret to spending less IT time on “break / fix”?

You might be surprised. A new IDC Market Spotlight, sponsored by HP, shows that IT teams with certified skills spend less time on routine operations and “break/fix” activities – from high availability to data backup to security. Find out how a little focus on IT skills can leave more time for innovation.

7 Reasons Why You can't Afford to Miss HP Discover 2013

HP Discover is a must-attend event for anyone involved in IT. From CEOs to ExpertOne certified professionals, there’s something for everyone. From the keynote speakers to the Discover Zone, technical sessions, hands-on labs, exams, late night dinners, and pre-event training, it’s a fast paced event with something for everyone.

4 Reasons Why Certifications Matter

Often I hear people asking why bother with certifications. What will they do for me? How will they help my career? If I spent the required time necessary to answer every question, this would be a very long article. Instead, I'm focusing on the key points and highlights. HP's ExpertOne certification program is industry leading and world class.

Read on and tell me if you agree or disagree.

Certifications do matter.

What's New with HP ExpertOne

The ExpertOne program continues to grow and evolve, shaping the future of people looking for certification and training in trending, new and emerging areas. Cloud computing, converged infrastructure, and Gen8 server operations are just a few areas we have addressed. Plus, we've got exciting news for upcoming training events and conference announcements.

Lecture Gone Wrong: Physics, Learning, “The Big Bang Theory” and where HPExpertONE fits in

written by Paul Telles


HP ExpertONEand its Competency-Based Learning (CBL) initiative shares many of the goals and methods espoused by physicists. By focusing on interactive learning, the CBL courseware will enable you to explore how HP technologies and solutions can help your career and business thrive. Through discussions and peer-to-peer interactions, you’ll exchange information and real-world insights with your fellow IT professionals, returning you to the workplace with fresh ideas and insights.

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About the Author(s)
  • Cynthia is a world-wide product marketing manager for HP ExpertOne, focusing on Cloud, Converged Infrastructure and Server certifications.
  • 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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