The accredited platform specialist or the APS is an important certificate to hold in your career portfolio, if you plan for a jetspeed career in IT field. People looking for making a career in troubleshooting of hardware and software, they should go for this certification. This certificate equips students with the installation, configuration and up-gradation of the system’s hardware as well as software besides providing them in-depth knowledge about its backup and restore process necessary for troubleshooting.

The aim of this certificate is to impart corrective maintenance ability necessary for restoring consumer and business class HP systems ,devices and applications such as Procurve, Blade system and ProLiant system to name a few.

Scope of HP APS Certification:

This certificate is designed to equip students with basic HP software and hardware trouble shooting and functioning, thereby helping a student become a platform specialist.

Thus the course structure is divided into four specializations to choose from:

HP Procurve Networking:

The APS certification in ProCurve Networking helps in imparting professional knowledge in various networking systems and appliances such as switch, WAN router, wireless  products, ProCurve security products, their installation, trouble shooting, configuration and management.

Hp Blade System:

Blade system is self-sufficient server designed by HP.

The APS in Blade system imparts proficiency in deployment, maintenance and complete configuration of the blade servers besides their trouble shooting.

HP Blade System Upgrade:

Professionals who possess the HP blade system basic or 2007 certificate can upgrade their skills in troubleshooting and maintenance of 2009 HP blade system through this APS.

HP Proliant ML/DL/SL Servers:

If you are looking to work on HP ProLiant server, this certification will give you knowledge about the rapid troubleshooting and configuration besides installation and management of ProLiant ML/SL/DL servers.

Thus the people looking for being platform specialist can choose the above four major certifications depending on their choice of product i.e. platform specialist for servers, platform specialist for desktops and platform specialists for laptops. Besides this the professional can also choose to become platform specialist of printers designed by HP or troubleshooting of SQL/MX in various channel partners or HP through these certifications.

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