HP0-M98 Exam Preparation Guide:

Advanced Scripting using QuickTest Professional 11 Software Exam

This guide is to set expectations about the context of the certification exam and to help candidates prepare. Recommended training to prepare for this exam can be found at The Learning Center and at the HP Software Education website. It is important to note that although training is recommended for exam preparation, successful completion of the training alone does not guarantee that you will pass the exam. In addition to training, exam items are based on knowledge gained from on-the-job experience and application as well as other supplemental reference material that may be specified in this guide.

HP certification
The HP ExpertONE community is a network of qualified HP channel partners, customers, and employees. These individuals have passed certification exams that validate skills and competencies for credentials offered through the HP ExpertONE program.

This exam is for HP Software technical professionals who consult on, teach or create automated testing solutions. Examples of job roles include:

  • HP Software certified instructor
  • HP Software partners
  • HP Software employees e.g. professional services, managed services, customer support, pre-sales

    Minimum qualifications
    To pass this exam, you should have at least six months field experience in scripting using Quick Test Professional, automated software testing, and the software testing lifecycle. Exams
    are based on an assumed level of industry-standard knowledge that may be gained from the training, hands-on experience, or other pre-requisite events. You should also be knowledgeable about:
  • Web interfaces, HTML, software testing fundamentals
  • VBScript
  • Basic SQL

    Relevant certifications
    After passing this exam, your achievement may be applied toward more than one certification. To determine which certifications will be credited with this achievement, log into The Learning Center and view the certifications listed on the exam More Details tab. You may be on your way to achieving additional HP certifications.

    Exam details
    The following are details about this exam:

  • Number of items: 90
  • Item types: Multiple choice and performance-based
  • Exam time: 3 hours
  • Passing score: 70%
  • Reference material: This is a performance-based test. The candidate will be provided with a QTP environment to perform tasks directed during the exam. No other on-line or hard copy reference material will be allowed at the testing site.

    Comments on the exam
    During the exam, participants can make specific comments about the items (i.e. accuracy, appropriateness to audience, etc). HP welcomes these comments as part of our continuous improvement process.

    Exam content
    The following testing objectives represent the specific areas of content covered in the exam. Use this outline to guide your study and to check your readiness for the exam. The exam measures your understanding of these areas.

    HP0-M98 Percentage Sections/Objectives
    10% Install and configure QTP
    10% Configure and manage the Object Repository
    10% Add checkpoints
    5% Parameterize the script
    10% Pass data across multiple tests
    5% Configure recording modes
    3% Access databases using ADO
    10% Build new procedures, functions and libraries
    5% Descriptive programming
    2% Interact with ALM/Quality Center
    10% Service Test, BPT basics
    20% Performance based activity

    Additional study references

    * HP QuickTest Professional 11.0 Tutorial

    * HP QuickTest Professional 11.0 User Guide

    Reference: http://www.certificationexplorer.com/Documents/HP0-M98.pdf

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