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The In’s and Out’s of SAP HANA Certification

February 04, 2014

SAP is an integrated enterprise resource planning system software that controls whole organizations. SAP is a leader in integrating different departments because it provides industry specific solutions according to each business’s need.

With SAP being the world’s biggest ERP provider and supporting many industries all over the world, many organizations implement SAP HANA (High Performance Analytic Appliance) globally. SAP HANA allows businesses to run in real-time, meaning that it can accelerate analytics, business processes, sentiment data processing, and provide predictive capabilities. Because of that, there is a large demand for SAP consultants to apply SAP HANA into businesses and to work on on-going support projects. By receiving this certification, it is one of the easiest ways to transition into higher paid IT positions and it opens up new job opportunities throughout the world.

The SAP Certified Application Professional (edition 2013) – SAP HANA exam verifies that the candidate possesses the knowledge required in the area of the SAP HANA profile. The certification builds on the practical experience gained during participation in a HANA project team. Also, this verifies that the candidate can apply their knowledge practically in projects.

The test focuses on 7 main topics:

  • System Architecture
  • Data Modeling
  • Optimization and Performance
  • Security and Authorization
  • Data Provisioning
  • Reporting
  • Lifecycle Management

The certification exam is offered all throughout the year in various cities such as Atlanta, GA., Philadelphia, PA, San Francisco, CA, and Lombard, IL. The exam is 180 minutes, 80 questions and costs around $500.

It is recommended that several training courses are completed before taking this exam. Courses are:

  • HA100- SAP HANA- Introductions
  • HA300- SAP HANA- Implementation and Modeling
  • HA350- SAP HANA- Data Provisioning
  • HA360- SAP HANA- Hands-on Lab
  • HA900- SAP HANA Live
  • HA901R- CO-PA Accelerator with SAP HANA

To sign up for the certification, click Here.

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Posted By: Danielle Toste


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