When it comes to managing computer systems, whether in an office environment, on a campus or in an enterprise data center, there’s a long list of tools and technologies SysAdmins need to master. There are numerous certifications can help validate knowledge and skills in those areas.
In addition to server and client configuration and maintenance, many system administrators must understand access controls, network services and resource requirements for applications. They often find themselves working with directory and name services as well as network addressing, database services, web and desktop applications, email, and more.
Making sense of all these different system administrator roles and accompanying certifications is no easy task. After examining various credentials, we came up with a list of our five favorite system administrator certifications for 2019.
The following chart shows the results of an informal job search we conducted that gives you an idea of the relative frequency with which our top five certifications appear in actual job postings. While all the certifications are popular, the CompTIA Server+ stands out as the clear favorite.
|MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Microsoft)||112||247||253||151||773|
|Oracle Linux System Administrator (Oracle)||311||377||124||304||1,116|
|RHCE (Red Hat)||507||625||864||286||2,282|
*When searching for VCP – Data Center credentials, we found most job descriptions didn’t indicate a specific version.
Although employers tend to pay SysAdmins less than some of their IT peers, such as network engineers and data architects, a career in system administration is still worth pursuing. SimplyHired reports $77,296 as the national average salary for SysAdmins, in a range from $49,746 to $120,102. Indeed.com pegs averages at $75,967 for plain-vanilla, and $88,032 for senior systems administrators.
The Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certification has long ruled the hearts and minds of those who work on Microsoft-based systems, servers and clouds. MCSE certifications focus on the latest technologies for business applications, cloud infrastructures, data management and analytics, mobility, and productivity.
But when it comes to system administration certifications in general, the brightest lights are those that address Windows Server at the enterprise and server administrator levels. While these credentials don’t all specifically use “system administrator” in their descriptions, they all fall well inside the roles and responsibilities of system administration jobs. They’re also in high demand in job postings and classified job advertisements.
The MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure targets IT professionals seeking to promote careers such as information security analysts or computer support specialists. Those obtaining the certification will find that the MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure credential is designed to validate the skills necessary to effectively run a data center, including networking, storage, systems management, virtualization and identity management.
Note: The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) is Microsoft’s prevailing mid-range IT certification. It covers most administrative job roles, including system administration at both the desktop and server levels, as well as more specialized job roles that include SQL Server and Office 365. MCSA: Cloud Platform is a gateway certification that feeds into these MCSE certifications.
System administration candidates might also want to take a close look at the MCSE: Productivity credential, which garners nearly as many hits on job boards as the MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure cert. The MCSE: Productivity focuses on Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint or Skype For Business. Because communications systems and services of all kinds are so important to business, these are good areas for aspiring and practicing system administrators to specialize in.
The Microsoft Certification Program underwent extensive changes in September 2016. Once you earn one of the latest MCSE credentials, you do not have to recertify within three years as used to be the case. However, by passing an elective exam each calendar year, you add an entry to your transcript that indicates your commitment to staying current on technologies and expanding your skillset.
|Certification Name||Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Cloud Platform and Infrastructure|
|Prerequisites & Required Courses||Any one of the following MCSAs is required:
MCSA: Windows Server 2016
MCSA: Cloud Platform
MCSA: Linux on Azure
MCSA: Windows Server 2012
|Number of Exams||One additional elective exam is required to earn this MCSE. Valid electives include:
70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (exam retires December 31, 2018)
70-473 Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions
70-475 Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions
70-744 Securing Windows Server 2016
70-745 Implementing a Software-Defined Datacenter
70-413 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
70-414 Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure
70-537 Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack (coming soon)
Candidates are encouraged to check the certification web page for the most current list of qualifying exams.
|Cost per Exam||$165 per exam in the USA|
|Self-Study Materials||Visit the certification web page and Microsoft Learning for practice tests, free online training, Microsoft Official Curriculum in-classroom and on-demand course offerings, books, online resources and more. Candidates will find links to training resources including practice exams, books, video, and formal training on the exam web page.|
Although known for its database products and solutions, Oracle also has its own distribution of Linux, geared for the enterprise and designed to support cloud environments. In fact, Oracle Linux is optimized for various Oracle products and platforms, such as Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle Database Appliance.
To support Oracle Linux, the company offers the Oracle Linux System Administrator certification at Associate and Professional levels. A single Oracle Linux Certified Implementation Specialist credential is also offered. We focus on the Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) version in this section.
The OCP Oracle Linux System Administrator certification, currently at version 6 (although version 7 should be coming soon), covers a lot of details. Candidates must be well-versed on the Btrfs file system, control groups, Linux containers, advanced storage administration techniques, Oracle cluster management and package management. The certification also tests for knowledge of dump analysis, dynamic tracing, network and security configuration and more.
The OCP Oracle Linux System Administrator certification requires that candidates first obtain the Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) Oracle Linux 5 and 6 System Administrator certification and pass one exam.
SysAdmins who support Oracle Solaris might be interested in the Oracle Solaris System Administrator certification, which Oracle offers at the Associate and Professional levels. Oracle also offers several server-related certifications for SPARC and Fujitsu servers.
In the realm of Linux system administrator certifications, Red Hat certs really stand out. Red Hat’s more senior-level certifications are especially popular among IT professionals as well as the employers who hire them. Those holding the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) credential qualify for job roles such as senior Linux administrator, senior UNIX administrator, senior systems engineer, infrastructure systems engineer, IT analyst and the like.
The RHCE is regarded as a high-level credential that’s not easy to obtain. Candidates must first obtain the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) credential and then pass a three and a half hour, hands-on, performance-based exam that’s intense and demanding. Those who earn the RHCE can go on to earn the Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) in Infrastructure credential.
The current RHCE exam is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7. RHCE certification is valid for three years from the date the certification was achieved. To maintain the certification, a credential holder must pass any RHCA exam or pass the RHCE certification exam again before the end of the three-year period.
Note: In October 2018, IBM announced that it was acquiring Red Hat for the princely sum of $34 billion. It’s too early to tell what impact this may have on Red Hat certification offerings, if any.
|Certification Name||Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)|
|Prerequisites & Required Courses||Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification (does not have be on the same Red Hat Enterprise Linux version). RHCSA requires one exam: EX200 — Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA).
Note: Courses recommended but not required
|Number of Exams||One exams:
EX300 – Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam, 3.5 hours
|Cost per Exam||$400 (RHCE exam fee only)|
|Self-Study Materials||Red Hat Training offers multiple training options, including classroom, virtual, online, video and private onsite. The Red Hat Learning Subscription offers online and video courses, including cloud-based labs, in Basic and Standard subscriptions. Prices vary by geography. Candidates in the U.S. can expect to pay $5,500 (or 19 training units) for the Basic tier and $7,000 (or 24 training units) for the Standard tier.|
CompTIA offers a long list of entry-level certifications, such as the A+ for hardware technicians, Network+ for network admins and Security+ for security specialists, all of which are highly regarded in the computing industry. The CompTIA Server+ certification is no exception. Companies such as Intel, HP, Dell, Lenovo, Xerox and Microsoft, as well as the U.S. Department of Defense, recommend or require that their server technicians earn CompTIA Server+.
The Server+ certification exam focuses on foundational server-related subjects that are vendor-neutral in nature, including server hardware, operating systems, storage systems, networking, the IT environment (documentation, diagrams and best practices), security and disaster recovery, virtualization and troubleshooting.
The Server+ credential, along with sufficient experience, is a great asset for individuals seeking a position as a server or network administrator, systems engineer or website administrator. You can also consider it as a stepping stone to a more focused certification, such as the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) or the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA).
Server+ certification requires one exam, SK0-004. CompTIA recommends that candidates have at least 18 months of experience and A+ certification before sitting for the exam.
|Certification Name||CompTIA Server+|
|Prerequisites & Required Courses||Required: None
Recommended: CompTIA A+ certification plus 18 to 24 months of IT experience
|Number of Exams||One exam: SK0-004 (90 minutes, 100 multiple-choice questions, 750 on a scale of 100-900 required to pass)|
|Cost per Exam||$319. Purchase vouchers through CompTIA Marketplace. exam administered by Pearson VUE.|
|Self-study Materials||Links to practice questions, exam objectives, eBooks, and other training resources are available on the certification web page. exam study bundles including eBooks and CertMaster practice are available from the CompTIA Marketplace.|
The VMware family of certifications are must-have credentials for IT professionals interested in the field of virtualization. Offering a comprehensive certification program that encompasses all skills levels, VMware credentials are recognized globally as best in class.
The latest incarnation of the VMware vSphere product is Version 6.5. VMware currently offers two credentials which target vSphere V6.5 users: the VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization and the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization (Design and Deploy). It’s anticipated that the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX-DCV) will be available soon.
Although Version 6.5 is the latest version of the vSphere product, interested candidates can still certify on vSphere V. 6. The VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) is one of VMware’s most popular credentials with more than 100,000 certified credential holders. The VCP6-DCV prepares credential holders for more advanced certifications, including the VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP6-DCV) and the pinnacle cert, VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX-DCV). For this article, we chose to concentrate on the requirements for the VCP6.5 – DCV since it’s based on the latest version of vSphere.
Training is required for non-credential holders seeking to obtain the VCP6-DCV. VMware offers a variety of training options to meet the training prerequisite: self-paced (on demand), live online and live classroom, some of which include virtual labs. Those possessing a valid VCP5-DCV or VCP6-DCV credential need only pass a delta exam to obtain the credential.
|Certification Name||VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6.5-DCV)|
|Prerequisites & Required Courses||Path 1 (non-VCP credential holders): Gain vSphere 6.5 experience, attend a required training course, pass either the vSphere 6 or 6.5 Foundations exam, and pass the current VCP6.5–DCV exam
Path 2 (active VCP5-DCV or VCP6-DCV credential holders): Gain vSphere 6.5 experience, pass the VCP6.5–DCV or VCP6.5–DCV Delta exam. Training is recommended but not required.
Path 3 (expired VCP-DCV): Gain vSphere 6.5 experience, attend a required training course, pass either the vSphere 6 or 6.5 Foundations exam, and pass the current VCP6.5–DCV exam
Path 4 (active VCP 6, 6.5 or 7 in a different track): Gain vSphere 6.5 experience and pass the VCP6.5–DCV exam. Training is recommended but not required.
See the VCP6.5-DCV web page for list of current approved training courses.
|Number of Exams||One or two exams depending on certification path.
vSphere 6 Foundations Exam, 2V0-620, 115 minutes, 65 questions
vSphere 6.5 Foundations Exam, 2V0-602, 105 minutes, 70 questions
VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization exams:
VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization, 2V0-622, 105 minutes, 70 questions
VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization Delta, 2V0-622D, 106 minutes, 70 questions
|Cost per Exam||vSphere Foundations exam (V6 or V6.5), $125
VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization exam, $250
VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization Delta exam, $250
|Self-Study Materials||A link to an exam guide, training and a practice exam (if available) appear on each exam page (see the How to Prepare tab). VMware Learning Zone offers exam prep subscriptions. Numerous VCP6-DCV study materials are available through Amazon.com. MeasureUp offers a VCP6-DCV practice tests and a practice labs.|
Beyond the five system administrator certifications featured in this article, there are many other certification programs that can help to further the careers and professional development of IT professionals who work in system administration.
It makes sense to investigate the plethora of vendor-specific programs available for those who work with systems from companies such as Brocade, Dell EMC, HPE, IBM, NetApp, Symantec and so forth. Many of them play into key system specialty areas, such as storage, security or virtualization, while others offer a broad range of platforms for these and other technology areas. Here are some examples:
Likewise, vendor-neutral certification programs also offer a variety of interesting and potentially valuable credentials. For example, the LPI LPIC certifications, which had been in our top five list for several years, are well known and widely recognized in IT shops and operations that depend on Linux servers to handle their workloads. It’s best to think of our top five certifications as a good place to start, while also realizing that there are many other options to consider as well.
HP has assured all audiences that whatever the nature of their profession or interest, they can seek apt solutions at this year's Gitex. Be it a banker or a professional photographer, a person who is always on the go or a consumer simply enjoying life, HP will offer assorted solutions to suit all lifestyles.
Commenting on the new line-up and solutions at Gitex 2005, Amr Hassan, General Manager, Imaging and Printing Group, HP Middle East stated, “HP is at the forefront of the digital era, and is a global leader in imaging and printing products. Our customers are highly aware of what our products can do for them. What we want to demonstrate is how our products, which also includes our different forms of media and ink/toner cartridges, work together seamlessly to create ideal environments. Whether they are into mobility, working digitally from home, in need of in-house marketing and production, security and manageability, or simply wanting to print photos in the privacy of their own home, HP not only has the products, but also has the perfect solution for them.”
Be it the large number of cables and wires that is annoying, or simply, the need to have products while on the go, HP offers ideal wireless and mobility solutions.
For those who are averse to wires and are in need of LaserJet quality printing, the HP LaserJet 1320nw enables users to print wirelessly. For those who are always conducting meetings and are frustrated in connecting and unplugging projectors at every presentation is done, the HP mp3135 projector allows users to project wirelessly from their notebooks. The HP Deskjet 460wbt (wireless Bluetooth) is the ideal printer for businessmen who need to print while on the move.
As for the combination of the HP mp3135 projector and the HP Deskjet 460wbt, it offers the ultimate solution for those who are always on the move. Businessmen can now go into a meeting, conduct their presentation wirelessly with their light weight HP mp3135 digital projector, and print any document with their HP Deskjet 460 mobile printer. Meetings away from the office have never been easier.
Printing Photos at Home
There is no more worry associated with taking or printing photos of holidays or evenings with friends and family.
Life's great moments can be captured with any HP digital camera, starting from the simple HP M22, to the high end more professional HP R817. The pictures can be printed immediately with the HP Photosmart 475. This fabulous appliance printer has a built-in hard drive to store photos and it can also be connected to the TV, to share the photos during a gathering. Meanwhile, the HP Scanjet 4890 can scan photos and share it via e-mail through the HP Pavilion zd8100 and dv4000 notebooks – all this in the privacy of your home.
Digital Home Office
Working from home should not restrict the functionality available in a normal office. With the HP Pavilion dv1345 notebook, the HP Photosmart 3313 all-in-one printer or the HP Deskjet 9803d, a home office can be made both simple and efficient.
In-house Marketing and Production
Companies today are shifting towards producing their own marketing material, in-house. This shift is due to the increasing importance of personalising marketing material for customers as well as the heavy third party cost in producing such material.
The HP Color LaserJet 9500hdn, HP Photosmart 8753, HP LaserJet 4250, HP Designjet 90, 4000ps and 5500ps are all specifically designed to do such jobs. The HP Designjet 4000 is designed to print technical graphs and maps, the HP Designjet 5500ps is apt for printing high quality posters and the HP Photosmart 8753 and the HP Designjet 90 are specifically designed for professional photographers. Cheques too can be printed in-house on the HP LaserJet 4250.
Printed documents drive many of the key processes with a business, for example, invoices, purchase orders and delivery notes. Furthermore, they often contain confidential information to the business. While customers spend a large proportion of their IT budget on PC security, firewalls and anti-virus, the protection of information on a printed page is often overlooked. HP Private Print ensures that confidential documents are only printed when a user enters a PIN at the HP LaserJet – allowing for shared network printers whilst maintaining user privacy. To maintain security across the network HP JetDirect print servers support SSL, 802.1X and HP MFPs allow for Secure Disk Erase to ensure that scanned images are securely deleted from the MFPs hard drive.
For customers who may need higher levels of security such as Government, Financial or Healthcare sectors, all print jobs can be securely encrypted and tracked with JetMobile SecureJet and only released by a PIN, Magnetic Card or Proximity Card.
HP Total Print Management is a strategy to help corporate customers reduce imaging and printing costs by up to 30 per cent.
HP Web JetAdmin can significantly reduce IT and support desk costs through printer asset management, remote diagnostics and automated email alerts. This in turn reduces printer downtime and improves end-user productivity. Document distribution and retrieval can also be a significant cost to a corporate customer. The HP ScanJet 8290 scanner or the network based HP MFPs (ex. HP LaserJet 4345mfp) can act as an 'on-ramp' for emailing, fax, scan-to-folder or scan-to-workflow, to Excellerate business processes. For customers looking to manage the costs of a printed page, Follow-Me™ provides cost-per-copy/print accounting and 'rule-based printing' – allowing for total control of costs for what, when and how the devices are used.
HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company’s offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended July 31, 2005, HP revenue totalled $85.2 billion. More information about HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ) is available at www.hp.com.
About HP Middle East
HP is the largest technology and solutions provider in the Middle East with 670 employees and subsidiaries in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Jeddah, Khobar, Cairo and Ramallah servicing the GCC, Egypt and the Levant. HP has been present in the Middle East since 1968, and opened its first regional office in 1994.HP Middle East is the market leader for Enterprise, Small and Medium Business and Consumer technology products, and offers a large portfolio of solutions and services in various business domains.
For more information about HP in the Middle East, please visit www.hp.com/me.
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When the second HBCU Tech Conference gets underway this week, the leadership, staff, and students of 102 Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the nation will have the opportunity to experience what’s next in higher education. And what’s next includes such tech trends as automation, enhancing hybrid learning capabilities, and teaching XR (extended reality) in classrooms.
This free virtual conference, presented by HP, is designed to offer a vision of what digital transformation looks like on HBCU campuses, while simultaneously expanding students’ career horizons.
The four-day event will feature keynotes by HP executives including Chief Diversity Officer Lesley Slaton Brown and Global Chief Information Officer Ron Guerrier; as well as workshops, product exhibitions from partners Intel and Microsoft, and interactive symposiums. There are tracks offering professional development opportunities for IT staffers and faculty members, and sessions to help college executives prepare their schools for the future.
The conference — created and spearheaded by HP account manager Boz Bell as an inaugural event last year — is a continuation of HP’s investment in HBCUs. HP joined the National HBCU Business Deans Roundtable as a founding member in 2017 and has since contributed to the organization’s mission to provide essential tools and resources for student success. And since 2017, HP has held its yearly HBCU Business Challenge to engage Black students considering careers in business and technology. These efforts reflect the values of the HP Racial Equality and Social Justice Task Force, which aims to double Black and African American technical representation by 2025.
“As an African American female and a graduate of an HBCU, Howard University, with limited access to technology growing up, I want the students to know they have opportunities to be leaders in a technology giant like HP,” says LaTasha Gary, director of the Sustainable Impact program management office at HP. “The tech industry is evolving at a rapid pace, and we need smart people who know how to solve problems and adapt to a dynamic environment.”
Learn about past winners of the HBCU Business Challenge and register for the 6th annual challenge through September 27.
Focus on student success
The biggest development to unfold at this year’s event is the expansion of its student programming. More than 700 HBCU students are expected to take part in the Future of Work Academy (FOWA), a new program that will help them develop professional readiness skills and gain insight into such career paths as animation, digital finance, and web publishing. Registered students can listen to experts speak about subjects like generational wealth, social impact and sustainability, and have face-time with industry leaders who are searching for new talent. There will also be jobs and internships at HP made available exclusively to conference attendees.
According to HP Global Education Impact Manager Tunde Agboke, last year’s event — attended by 372 students — set out to “bring in all the HP heavy-hitters so students can know the lay of the land and see what the industry looks like.” By contrast, this year’s student track will take a more hands-on technical approach, with demos highlighting specific skills needed to navigate in-demand fields like automation and art and design. Students will then be given resources to help them hone their abilities with those skills.
“Our goal is for students to walk away from their experience with FOWA saying, ‘I gained some type of skill that I can activate to help broaden the possibilities I have in front of me,’” Agboke says. “We want to make sure they are ready for what the future holds.”
Collaborative competition to spur innovation
The Bot-a-Thon — an innovation incubator challenge in which students create a bot to solve an assigned real-world problem — is making a comeback this year, alongside new competitions focused on esports, health IT, and marketing.
Chukudumebi Uzor, a second-year graduate student at Texas Southern University’s Jesse H. Jones School of Business, was one of last year’s Bot-a-Thon winners. Her four-person team developed a processor that automatically uploads course lists and syllabi into students’ digital calendars. She is set to reunite with her teammates at this year’s conference to present their winning processor and discuss their design process, setbacks, and breakthroughs.
Their prize packages included HP laptops and printers, as well as Xbox gaming consoles. But for Uzor, the connections she made with her fellow attendees was the best takeaway.
“What I learned from the conference was not only working from your headspace, but also your heart space — cultivating relationships, building bonds and learning to be adaptable,” she says.
Agboke said this year’s challenge-winners will receive another invaluable prize — closed-door virtual meetings with HP leaders, including president of Personal Systems Alex Cho, global head and VP of marketing planning Tara Agen and LaTasha Gary, who will discuss all things tech and engage with the students on a personal level about what it’s like to be in the minority while working in the tech space.
“Sharing my career journey from an individual contributor to an executive will hopefully motivate and inspire students to dream big,” Gary says.
Expanding Future of Work Academy
Looking forward, Agboke said he aims to introduce the FOWA framework to students at community colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions, Indigenous American-serving institutions, as well as schools that primarily serve students with disabilities.
“My vision of what FOWA is and can be for HP,” says Agboke, “is this ecosystem that allows us to directly impact the life trajectories of the individuals that we’re engaging with. If we continue to create a future where not just HP — but all of our partners — have access to exceptional talent, then we’re creating a more diverse tech industry.”
HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at www.hp.com.
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A newer option for CFA exam prep, Salt Solutions launched its Beta platform for CFA Level I exam prep in late 2020. The company is now officially out of Beta, and the full CFA learning experience is available for Levels I and II (Level III will be available in 2022).
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Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE) has declared the HP Board Class 12 Supplementary examination result for August 2022 session today, October 7. Students who took the supplementary examination can check the result on the official website at hpbose.org. Candidates can check their HPBOSE class 12th Supplementary results through their roll number.
HP Board 12th supplementary Result 2022: Know how to check
Visit the official website at hbpbose.org
On the homepage, click on the result tab
Next, click on “12th (Compartment/Improvement/Additional/Diploma Holder(Re-Appear)) Examination Result, August-2022”
Enter your roll number and click on search button
HP Board 12th supplementary result 2022 will appear on the screen
Download it and and take print out for future reference.
HP Metal Jet S100 Solution
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Commercial Metal Jet Solution takes 3D printed metals to mass production by delivering high-quality parts at scale across industries; Global leader in sustainability and efficiency Schneider Electric developing breakthrough applications with new solution
New HP Metal Jet S100 now commercially availability for mass production of high-quality 3D printed metal parts
HP helping customers across medical, industrial, consumer goods, and automotive industries scale 3D metals
Global innovator Schneider Electric latest to design and manufacture new Metal Jet-printed parts
PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, at the 2022 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), HP Inc. announced the commercial availability of its Metal Jet S100 Solution. Accelerating innovative designs and products and digitally printing mass quantities of quality parts, HP’s Metal Jet S100 Solution is transforming industries and helping scale 3D metals to mass production.
The manufacturing industry has evolved drastically over the past decade and is currently expected to be worth around $12 trillion1. We are in the early stages of a fourth industrial revolution, spearheaded by the accelerated growth of 3D printing and its ability to accelerate designs, Excellerate process developments, and now in an industry first, realize true economies of scale.
“We are witnessing entire industries, from industrial to consumer, and healthcare to automotive, looking to digitally transform their manufacturing processes and supply chains in a world where volatility is the new normal,” said Didier Deltort, President of HP’s Personalization and 3D Printing business. “As the promise of additive manufacturing takes hold, HP has become a trusted partner to help speed the path to production. The introduction of our new Metal Jet commercial solution, along with innovative collaboration with market leaders like Schneider Electric, is delivering the blueprint for more sustainable, reliable, and efficient manufacturing.”
New HP Metal Jet S100
HP’s new Metal Jet S100 Solution is opening the doors for a digital reinvention of the global metals manufacturing sector, with a strong focus on end-to-end supply chain solutions in both software and hardware that are customer-centric and design led.
The Metal Jet S100 Solution provides industrial production capabilities, integrated workflow, subscription and service offerings – an unprecedented level of technical and business advantages for customers, helping them achieve their goals for business transformation. The modular solution enables build units to travel between four different stations, meaning users can continually run production at scale for mass metals production.
“Since announcing the breakthrough Metal Jet technology in 2018, we have been working to develop the industry’s most advanced commercial solution for 3D metals mass production,” said Ramon Pastor, Global Head and General Manager of 3D Metals, HP Inc. “3D printed metal parts are a key driving force behind digital transformation and the new Metal Jet S100 Solution provides a world class metals offering for our customers, from the first designs right through to production, but more importantly helps them to realize the unlimited potential for digital manufacturing.”
HP’s unequaled expertise and IP in Thermal Inkjet technology and Latex chemistry delivers cost, quality, productivity, and reliability advantages. HP’s Thermal Inkjet printhead dramatically improves the printing speed, part quality, and repeatability. The advanced latex chemistries developed by HP lend significant benefits to the binder itself, enabling stronger green parts, eliminating the need for de-binding, and yielding industrial production-grade quality.
Key advantages of HP Metal Jet technology include:
Innovative New Designs: New geometries, density control and designs to lightweight or consolidate metal parts push the boundaries of what is possible with 3D printing.
Improved Customer Economics: Process steps needed to create parts are shortened whilst costs due to manual labor or complexity requirements are reduced, driving efficiencies across the supply chain.
Increased Productivity: Binder jetting can boost productivity tenfold, allowing for processing layer by layer versus point process. Isotropic properties also require no post-processing and no support removal, and the use of metal powders is also more cost-effective than laser-based 3D printing powder.
Higher Resolution to Drive Part Quality: HP printheads leverage decades of industrial thermal inkjet technology developments, defining geometry and delivering high resolution and system robustness, making mass 3D metal parts a viable option for commercial manufacturing.
Innovative Collaboration, Breakthrough Applications
Advancements and new production applications highlight the advantages of Metal Jet, including better productivity, low part cost, and outstanding quality.
HP has already built strong momentum with leading partners and customers including GKN, Parmatech, Cobra Golf, Legor Group, and Volkswagen, and more. HP is also collaborating on mass metals production opportunities with new partners and customers around the world, including Domin Digital Motion, an innovative industrial company focused on hydraulic systems and valves, Lumenium, a startup developer of advanced rotational engines, and Schneider Electric.
Schneider Electric is the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation. Their product portfolio includes products, controls, software and services across residential, commercial, industrial and critical applications.
“We are excited about the new possibilities for our business as a result of this collaboration with HP,” said Michael Lotfy, SVP of Power Products & Systems, North America, Schneider Electric. “We are constantly in pursuit of solutions that will enable more sustainable, agile innovations development. Leveraging HP Metal Jet our teams have delivered a proven use case showcasing the benefits of digital manufacturing and 3D printing, and we look forward to uncovering many more applications that meet the evolving demands from our customers addressing the challenges around sustainability and Electricity 4.0.”
Together with GKN, a new filter used on Schneider Electric’s NSX breaker was produced using HP Metal Jet technology, which could not be achieved with conventional industrial manufacturing capabilities due to the shape & material complexity. HP Metal Jet technology not only facilitated the design of new power filters shapes that reduce gas, pressure, and heat impact in a more limited space, it also resulted in significant productivity gains and environmental benefits.
HP Showcasing 3D Metals Mass Production at IMTS
Michael Lotfy will join Ramon Pastor, and Meaghan Ferris, HP’s Global Head of 3D Metals Go-to-Market, on September 15 at 8:15 am U.S. Central Time for a keynote address at the Additive Manufacturing Conference at IMTS. HP and its partners and customers will showcase their journey driving 3D printing metals technology into mass production. See the new HP Metal Jet S100 Solution and a wide variety of production applications at the HP booth at IMTS #433000.
Learn more here on how to propel your business with the new HP Metal Jet S100 Solution.
HP Inc. is a technology company that believes one thoughtful idea has the power to change the world. Its product and service portfolio of personal systems, printers, and 3D printing solutions helps bring these ideas to life. Visit http://www.hp.com.
About Schneider Electric
Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On.
Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency.
We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries.
We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.
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An impending exam can put a lot of pressure on kids. Studying for it is not the only thing that plays on their little minds, but also the stress in anticipation of how they will perform and what their results will be. The effects of exam stress on children's mental and physical health can be devastating at such a young age.
According to a recent nationwide mental health survey, 81 percent of school students surveyed perceive "studies, examinations, and results" to be a major source of anxiety. These problems get worse as students move up to more difficult subjects. The pressure to excel in life can be incredibly stressful.
As parents, people still find themselves expecting children to meet, if not exceed expectations. This stress often leads to anxiety and other mental health problems among kids, who are already having a tough time returning to schools after Covid-19.
Health Shots spoke to Dr Kamna Chibber, a senior clinical psychologist and the head of the department of mental and behavioral sciences at Fortis Healthcare, to find out ways to prevent exam stress in children.
Dr Chhibber shared some ways for kids to manage exam stress and anxiety.
Looking at the overall approach instead of narrowly looking at what the results alone are, can help reduce stress in all scenarios.
Having a broad perspective helps you to emphasise on what is significant and then refocus your attention on the things that you have decided are your genuine priorities. For example, don't get upset or disappointed if you didn't do well in your examinations. Instead, use the experience to know the areas you need to improve. Focus on the wider picture by taking the time to learn from your mistakes rather than feel depressed about your outcomes. Strengthen your foundation and make your base stronger. Know that knowledge is what you are studying for, not grades.
"Attempt to build an understanding of what changes are required in the manner of your preparation and responses to the question paper," suggests Dr Chhibber.
And we can't agree more! Knowing your mistakes, followed by taking corrective measures, are important and then correcting them is very important. Instead of working hard, try to work smart. Learning anything and everything is what you call hard work. This time, be clever about it. Plan everything out. Understand your question paper, go through it and start working accordingly. It will help you do smart work.
According to the expert, it's important for you to determine your strengths and remind yourself to lean on them in order to further enhance your results.
For example, if you're good at algebra in mathematics, make it your strong point. Don't avoid practicing it just because you think you're already good at it but practice it till you get perfect. You will feel much more confident by doing this.
"Remember that this is just one aspect of life and there is much more that you need to manage and work through," says Dr Chhibber.
It's important to remember that getting poor grades isn't extremely serious. There will be many more opportunities in your life for you to demonstrate your abilities. So don't be restrictive on building an idea of your sense of self just on the basis of the results you have obtained.
It's okay to feel exam stress, but a healthy way to deal with it is to communicate. "Look at speaking with adults and teachers to understand where you may need to focus your efforts at improvement," says the expert.
You could speak to teachers and parents. Your teachher can be your BFF when it comes to trying to learn how to Excellerate your grades. Ask them, learn from them and you'll definitely get a solution to your problem.