documents in many places - I would suggest to Google it for more details or see LinkedIn HANA group (If you are member).
- Make sure to prepare mix and match questions for some areas (like 3 & 6; 2 & 6 is common combinations)
- Read more about new/ongoing changes (like Persistency Layer, Data Replication etc….)
- Make sure you are very clear with external interfaces with HANA systems (SQL, MDX, BICS) – which one runs at what scenario; ODBO/ODBC/JDBC configuration and capabilities…
- Pay more attention on BO 4.0 & BODS feature and capabilities
- Make sure you are very clear about all BO 4.0 reporting tools (and think interfaces methods, IDT and other used components) & Excel features with HANA
- Make sure you understand many analytical capabilities in HANA system itself
4. Focus on HANA internal components (Architecture inside HANA box, is very important) - must be very clear about each and every components and their role), it looks simple but try to go in details – each component plays crucial role (you will see complete architecture in some of the documents
I have suggested in end of this post - do not leave any components untouched)
5. Pay attention on multiple correct answers questions - need very precise knowledge about internal components (it is always known as classical
answers); Remember even you miss one right answer will make no score for any particular question - this is crucial in test
6. Do not forget, you prior experience (if you are from SAP BW background ECC --> BW --> BO) as well as many logical questions about SAP architecture and connectivity & applications (like RFC, iDoc, COPA knowledge etc…) and how will it change with new HANA DB architecture - if you are seasoned SAP
Consultant and have worked on many full life cycle projects – definitely it is easier for you….
7. At last but not least; I would suggest, keep going with all questions but note down all in-doubt questions and re-visit with doubtful questions after you have completed all 80 questions. Once you will finish all 80 questions many doubts will get clear in test itself – I know 3 hours is too long but believe me you will get some bonus points before pushing final submit button in your test and chances are you will get good percentage too
Couple of good books/documents:
- This is little bit old – still I like this document: http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/b053ef1a-e6e1-2e10-01b0-91c13e715595?QuickLink=index&overridelayout=true&52591874602573
- HANA Modeling Guide – This is pretty up to date and handy to understand command sequence: http://help.sap.com/hana/hana1_model_en.pdf
- Master Link - if you have some more time: http://scn.sap.com/community/developer-center/hana
Rest, I would like to say good luck and get ready for next milestone.
I hope this blog will be helpful to your next journey of "Certification in HANA technology".