04-25-2011 04:18 PM
Beginning this June, HP ExpertONE will offer another resource to help certification candidates prepare to take their required certification exams. As part of a pilot program, the ExpertONE product team is developing a set of practice exams that are similar in content to the actual certification exams. The practice exams, however, include extra information to help candidates understand the reasoning behind the questions and the logic behind the answers. Taking a practice exam is more of a “teaching moment” with a quality learning experience than simply a test of what the candidate knows.
Candidates completing the practice exams will not only receive pass/fail scores, but will also receive reports showing which questions they answered correctly or incorrectly. This helps to focus a candidate’s efforts to retrain or study further on those specific elements of the content.
The first practice exams to be released are aimed at candidates for the HP Master ASE – Networking Infrastructure  certification. They represent the following core requirement exams:
- HP0-Y36: Deploying HP Enterprise Networks
- HP0-Y37: Migrating & Troubleshooting Enterprise Networks
HP ExpertONE is beginning the practice exam initiative with this Master ASE networking certification because the latest exams for this certification are significantly more challenging than they have been in the past, largely due to extensive new content in the certification. The practice exams should help the candidate learn the new content before taking the actual certification exams. At the same time, HP is better able to understand how our candidates prepare for the actual exams.
Pending the results of this pilot program, HP ExpertONE will consider offering practice exams as an ongoing initiative. It is our intent to offer a range of practice exams in a variety of formats, including mobile applications. ExpertONE has a goal to provide our certification candidates a high quality learning experience that will help them be successful with their career certifications from HP.