Accredited Solutions Expert (ASE) Certification at Big Data Conference


Vertica will be offering the Vertica Accredited Solutions Expert (ASE) certification at the Big Data Conference to the first 30 conference attendees that sign up. It’s a two part process, with the lab portion (pre-requisite) being proctored Sunday, August 10th, and the online written exam made available through a voucher.

The recommended audience for the exam are professionals who have taken the Advanced Performance Tuning course, or have equivalent knowledge from hands-on experience. The exam guide for the HP Vertica Big Data Solutions v7.x Advanced
Administration Exam (HP2-N45) exam is available through

The objectives for the exam are:

· Follow standard procedures to resolve common issues.
· Locate key information to resolve common issues.
· Modify key settings to obtain optimal performance.
· Specify important elements of an optimized database.
· Create projections that are formatted for optimal performance.
· Implement a secure Vertica environment.
· Identify key factors to create a high availability environment.
Database Setup And Automatic Design
· Create objects in a Vertica database that provide for optimal querying of data.
· Use the Database Designer to optimize a Vertica database.
Loading and Removing Data
· Identify factors that play a role in optimizing for the addition and removal of data from Vertica.
Resource Management
· Identify factors that play a role in optimizing the usage of resources while running transactions in Vertica.

The typical certification path is HP2-N36 (Vertica Big Data Solutions V1) then HP2-N45 (Vertica Big Data Solutions Administrator V1).

You can find out more information about the certification at

About the author / 

Norbert Krupa

Norbert is the founder of and a Solutions Engineer at Talend. He is an HP Accredited Solutions Expert for Vertica Big Data Solutions. He has written the Vertica Diagnostic Queries which aim to cover monitoring, diagnostics and performance tuning. The views, opinions, and thoughts expressed here do not represent those of the user's employer.


  1. Siddarth July 15, 2014 at 12:57 PM -  Reply

    This certification is comparatively easier than Vertica Big Data Solutions V1 certification 🙂

    • Norbert Krupa July 15, 2014 at 4:49 PM -  Reply

      I tend to agree. The lab was straight forward and the exam questions were less trivial.

  2. Mujeeb AbdurRahman September 13, 2014 at 6:58 PM -  Reply

    Really amazing website Norbert.

    I was wondering if you or someone on this user forum can recommend some study materials for HP2-N45 as I would like to take that exam. I have already taken HP3-N36 and have passed it, but now to the next one, as my field relates to Database Administration.

    Any direction or suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

    • Norbert Krupa September 15, 2014 at 11:58 AM -  Reply

      If you’ve already taken and passed N36, the N45 written portion is much more straight forward in my opinion. The guide that’s mentioned in this post provides a good overview of what you should review.

  3. Kushal May 16, 2016 at 8:36 AM -  Reply

    Hi Norbert,

    Could you please list down the certifications that could be taken?


    • Norbert Krupa May 16, 2016 at 8:49 PM -  Reply

      This post was referring to the certification that was being offered during the 2014 Big Data Conference. HPE offers ATP aas well as ASE certifications on the Vertica platform.

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