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(00293859) HP Networking Interoperability


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Course number HK656S
Length 4 days
Delivery method* Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
Instructor-led training (ILT)
Onsite dedicated training (OST)
Price USD $3,200
CAD $3,520
*Courses are supported in the delivery formats above, but are not necessarily scheduled in every delivery format listed. Please click the schedule links at the top of the page to see which delivery formats are currently scheduled.

Course overview

The HP Networking Interoperability course helps network engineers design and implement multivendor networks that include HP A-Series, HP E-Series, and Cisco switches. The course focuses on the key differences between platforms, such as VLAN configuration, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), link aggregation, and Network Address Translation (NAT). Network engineers will learn how to identify compatibility problems and evaluate the pros and cons of each possible solution for a given network environment.

This course is equivalent to The Learning Center 00293859 HP Networking Interoperability course from the ExpertOne program.


Required: Implementing HP E-Series Networks or Implementing A-Series Networks, or Cisco CCNP level training.


Professionals who design, implement, and maintain network solutions based on HP and Cisco technologies, including systems engineers, systems designers, customer IT staff, HP services field and call center support engineers.

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Course objectives

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Next steps

  • HP Networking Interoperability is one course that prepares candidates for the Accredited System Engineer (ASE) certification within the HP ExpertOne program. The exam number is HP0-Y32

Benefits to you

HP Networking Interoperability outlines the key differences between HP A-Series, E-Series, and Cisco switches and helps network engineers understand the issues that can arise when these switches are operating on the same network. By designing solutions in class and practicing implementation through hands-on labs, network engineers learn how to design and configure highly functional multivendor networks. They also learn how to identify and resolve problems on existing multivendor networks.

Course outline

Areas of interoperability on multivendor networks:

  • Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP)
  • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
  • Differences between Per VLAN Spanning Tree Plus (PVST+) and MSTP
  • Management of HP A-Series, HP E-Series, and Cisco switches
  • VLAN configuration on HP A-Series, HP E-Series, and Cisco switches
  • Aggregated links between HP switches and Cisco switches

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