HP ATA Questions - Certiport

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Battlecard

Elevator Pitch

The HP Accredited Technical Associate program provides the industry’s first architect
-
level
certification designed for academia and validates the required IT expertise for translating business
objectives into technology strategies and end
-
to
-
end solutions.

The certification
delivers
a
comprehensive
learning solution

including courseware

(e
-
book, instructor guide, student activities,
slide deck, and bridge curriculum)
,
HP Remote Labs (
hands
-
on labs
)
, practice tests, and certification
exams
. The certification

goes well beyond simple
IT
concepts and product knowledge
, injecting real
-
world experience that today’s business needs
.


The opportunity
:
A gap exists between student skills and those needed by businesses. Academic
institutions want to fill that gap, but
they need an effective way to provide
those
skills

that include

hands
-
on experience.

Training and
Certification

The
comprehensive
pathway
includes
courseware

(e
-
book, instructor guide, student activities, slide
deck, and bridge curriculum)
,
HP Remote Labs (
hands
-
on labs
)
, practice tests, and certification exams
.







Value Proposition



Provides end
-
to
-
end skills that will lead to enhanced IT career and
economic opportunities.



Delivers the industry’s architect
-
level certification designed for
academia.



Drives IT expertise for communities.



Enhances learning and retention with HP Remote Labs (hands
-
on
labs).



Provides a credential with worldwide recognition.



Satisfies the evidentiary requirements for grants and other funding.



Lowers per
-
student exam costs and streamlines the program
management overhead through site licenses.



Reduces development and maintenance time, resources, and costs by
delivering a compre
hensive pathway.



Proves skills to higher education admissions assemblies.



Prepares students for the next level of HP certification.

Key
Facts



HP serves more than 1 billion customers in more than 170 countries.



HP consistently appears in the top of the For
tune 500 ranking.



HP ships 48 million PC units annually.



One out of every
3

servers shipped worldwide is from HP.



Certiport is the world leader in perfor
mance
-
based certification
exams
and practice test solutions



Certiport delivers products through
10,000

partners in 142 countries.



Certiport currently delivers nearly
2

million certification exams
/year
.



Certiport is the official provider of the
Microsoft

Office S
pecialist
exams, making it

the largest IT certification program in the world.


Cloud

Connected
Devices
*

Networks
*

Servers and
Storage
*

Covers c
loud essentials
,
hosted and cloud services
, and b
usiness
a
cumen
for IT leaders

Covers
PC, mobile Internet,
&

virtual clients;
p
rinting;
s
ecurity
&

m
anagement

Covers w
ired
&

wireless
networking
; s
ecurity
&

management

Covers s
ervers
, s
torage
,
security & management

*Prerequisites

Key Messages

1

The industry’s first
a
rchitect
-
level,
cloud
-
focused
certification for
academia

2

Hands
-
on experience
validates IT skills and
leads to em
ployability

3

Ability to implement
end
-
to
-
end IT
solutions with the
essential business
acumen




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-
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The only warranties for HP products

and services are set forth in the
express warranty statements accompanying such products and

services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or
editorial

errors or
omissions contain
ed herein. Certiport and the Certiport logo are registered trademarks of Certiport, Inc.

December 2011

Key Players and
Pain Statements

Key Players

Pain Statements

Decision Makers:



Institution Executives



State Departments of
Education



District

/ School

Leaders



Principals

/ Deans



“We are not providing the relevant skills that lead to enhanced
IT career and economic
opportunities.”



“We cannot satisfy the evidentiary requirements for grants
and other funding because we do not have third
-
party
validation to convey the potential return on investment.”

Influencers:



Faculty



Educators / Instructors



Curriculum Developers



CTE Directors



“The Cisco certification does not provide enough breadth for
today’s IT needs.”



“We are not providing the relevant skills that lead to enhanced
IT career and economic opportunities.”



“Our students do not have modern hardware and software on
w
hich to learn.”



“Creating complete courses with
hands
-
on labs and
exams
requires significant time and resources.”



“I cannot keep up with the rate of change in the market.”

Employers
:



Managers



Business Leaders



IT Leaders



“I cannot find people with
real
-
world experience and enough
business acumen to support my business objectives with
technology solutions.”

Students
:



Secondary Students
(G
rades 9
-
12
)



Vocational Students



“I am tired of knowledge
-
based learning. I want to
obtain

hands
-
on experience exploring technology.”



“I cannot prove that I am qualified for that IT job.”

Qualification

Questions

HP ATA Questions



Cloud computing is an emerging technology. How are you preparing students
in that
segment
?



Organizations report an e
normous gap between the IT skills learned in the classroom and the
skills needed in the workplace. How are you helping your students to fill that gap?



As a Cisco Academy, how are you preparing students in the other essential IT segments such the
client con
nectivity, servers, storage, and cloud?

General Questions



How much time does it take to develop and maintain curriculum for your IT courses and exams?



How do you satisfy the evidentiary requirements to obtain grants and other funding?



How do you compare yo
ur IT program results across schools, regions, or states?



How successful have your students been in finding IT
-
related jobs
?

Institutional Success



De Montfort University
, Leicester,
UK



Central Technology
, Oklahoma, USA



Thomas A. Edison High School, New
York, USA

Applicable Career Paths



Systems, IT and network administrators



Systems engineers



Solution architects



Support technicians

Competitive Positioning

Cisco Academies



Cisco
focus
es

on networking
;
HP provides
an
end
-
to
-
end solution
.




Cisco
targets
implementation and support
;
HP
targets
technology
strategy, architecture and deployment
.



Cisco requires recertification every few years
;
HP provides a
continuous stream of bite
-
sized refresher opportunities
.

CompTIA
Certifications



CompTIA

focuses on maintenan
ce, troubleshooting, and repair;
HP
provides an end
-
to
-
end solution.



CompTIA
addresses

IT
foundation
al
learning;
HP drives
employability skills
.

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

HP ATA and MTA are complementary to one another.



MTA

delivers
knowledge
-
based, foundational material;
HP
delivers
IT skills and hands
-
on experience
.



MTA t
argets beginner
s and secondary CTE
;
HP targets
advanced
CTE

and higher education
.



MTA provides complementary offerings to 1
st

year Cisco Academies;
HP to 2
nd

and 3
rd

Cisco Academies.

Resources



HP ExpertONE Programs:
www.hp.com/go/ExpertONE



About the Certification Pathway:
www.certiport.com
/hp




Student Resources:
www.certiport.com/hpjobready