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Hello SAP Mobile Platform Community Members,

 

In order to simplify the user experience on the training webshop, SAP Education has changed the course codes specific to SAP Mobile Platform 2.3 training. This will eliminate the potential of scheduling yourselves into SUP 2.1 classes instead of the new SMP 2.3 classesby mistake. The course codes that have changed specifically for SMP 2.3 are the following. Keep in mind that the Sybase Unwired Platform 2.1 course codes remain teh same:

 

SUP130 --> SMP130

SUP140 --> SMP140

SUP521 --> SMP521

SUP620 --> SMP620

SUP530 --> SMP530

 

Please also keep in mind that when the eLearning versions of these courses are released, they will have the updated course codes as well. I have also edited this entire blog and pictures for consistency with the 5 course code changes above. Most of these changes are already visible on the training webshop, but please allow a couple of days for the webshop to complete all the changes. Thank you.

 

 

I am very pleased to announce that SAP Education has just released a first wave of SAP Mobile Platform 2.3 course updates. I would like to provide you with information in two key areas: Redesign of the SAP Mobile Platform Education Portfolio Curriculum & Catalog on the Webshop (to accommodate new releases of SAP Mobile Platform 2.3 courses and the Certifications) and the education and certification portfolio itself for SAP Mobile Platform 2.3. It has been an exciting year for SAP Mobile Platform, with SMP 2.3 having just been released in the fall and SMP 3.0 having started ramp-up in November.


Below I will give you quite a bit of information, not only about the courses and certification exams that support your work and learning initiatives for SMP 2.3, but also some learning aids and direction that may help you determine which courses and exams best meet your needs. I understand that all the information on the SAP Education webshop can appear daunting to the first comer, so hopefully this blog will help filter through a lot of data to direct you to focus of interest with the platform to get to what you need as a developer and/or administrator in the mobility area.


I will begin with a general overview of the entire curriculum and then get more granular about the curriculum design by focusing on four key areas: SMP Native and Hybrid App Development (Core SMP), SMP Metadata Driven App Development (a.k.a. SAP Agentry and Work Manager Apps), SMP Mobile Commerce Development (a.k.a SAP Mobiliser Framework), and finally Mobile Deployment, Management & Administration (SAP Afaria).

 

Introduction to New SAP Mobile Platform 2.3 Courses & Certifications:


Over the past several months, SAP Education has been working diligently to update its mobility courses for SAP Mobile Platform. The SAP Mobile Platform contains a wealth of tools and framework extensions as well as third-party integration capabilities that can respond to practically any design paradigm. Because of this, it made more sense to also re-design the curriculum and SAP Education mobility area on the webshop by application design paradigm (e.g. Native/Hybrid App, Metadata Driven, and Mobile Commerce) and then by participant/consultant role. You will note that the SAP Education Webshop SAP Mobility training area contains learning paths and certifications that specifically address the design paradigm choices you will make in your technical role as an SAP Mobile Platform professional. So please visit the webshop routinely, since it is one of the first places where you can get the most up-to-date information about what is available for your training needs. Here is a screenshot of the catalog’s SAP Mobile Platform groupings:

 

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Figure 1: SMP Education Portfolio Webshop Area


In order to represent the distinction between the new and exciting SAP Mobile Platform 2.3 offerings and SAP Sybase Unwired Platform training, you will find that the webshop catalog contains an area specifically for Sybase Unwired Platform 2.1. Below is a screenshot of that grouping of the catalog, which is a continuation of the groupings you just saw in the previous screenshot:

 

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Figure 2: SUP Education Portfolio Webshop Area

 

You will also notice that SAP Sybase Unwired Platform 2.1 grouping still maintains its own sub-groupings by role and will remain that way on the webshop catalog for those of you who are supporting and building mobile applications on SAP Sybase Unwired Platform 2.1.

 

Now, let’s get to the training and certifications specific to SAP Mobile Platform 2.3. Please note the course code changes - particularly the alpha-prefix to SMPxxx.

 

SAP Mobile Platform 2.3 Training Grouped by Role & Design Paradigm


You will notice that the SAP Mobile Platform 2.3 offerings are grouped not only by Role but also by mobile application design paradigm – e.g. SMP Native and Hybrid, SMP Metadata-Driven (Agentry), and SMP Mobile Commerce (Mobiliser). SAP Education believes that this will help you, our learning and certification customer, identify more easily your focal area of training and certification. Let’s begin with the training courses for architects and the fundamental MOB01 course. These courses span across all design paradigms and are inclusive of all ancillary solutions for mobile at SAP.

 

Architects, Team Leaders, Project Managers, Decisions Makers, Developers and Platform Administrators

 

MOB01, SMP130, and SMP140 are re-designed to address the current SAP mobility platform solutions within the scope of each course’s respective target audience profile. These three mobility courses make up the foundation training that you would need to determine and assess the various architectures and solutions you require. The SAP Education webshop contains the learning path with which Mobility architects focused on SAP solutions should be made aware. The three courses below cover core SMP 2.3 and the ancillary mobility products that extend the platform, such Mobile BI, Mobiliser, SAP Fiori, NW Gateway, SAP Afaria, SAP Mobile Apps, Mobile On-Premise vs. Cloud, and so on.  MOB01 is a great course to help decision makers assess and evaluate SAP Mobility solutions, while the other 2 courses (SMP130 and SMP140) are focused on enterprise mobility from the design and architecture perspectives. These courses are a critical step for the architect in helping him/her understand the business requirements, architectures and design options he/she has at hand with SAP technology. The path looks like the following:

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Figure 3: Architecture & Fundamentals Curriculum

 

MOB01: SAP Mobile Platform Fundamentals and Best Practices: (3 days). An introduction to the SAP Mobile Platform 2.3 and the ancillary mobility solutions to support SAP’s mobility strategy and technologies. MOB01 is a pre-requisite course for all the roles, as it lays down the foundational knowledge that it assumed in the more technical courses. The MOB01 course identifies end-to-end solution options, Mobile Center of Expertise (mCoE) requirements, Mobile Application design options, key project team requirements, best practices for application design and strategic managers, and much more. MOB01 is the starting point for all learning roles, where participants will learn how to identify mobility opportunities and make strategic decisions about unwiring their organization and business processes. It is a key course in your mobility journey, and provides the information you need in order to make future decisions as to what additional training and certification is required to make you a successful SAP Mobile Platform professional. Target Audience: All roles but focused on business leaders, project managers and architects.

 

SMP130: SAP Mobile Platform 2.3 for Enterprise Architects: (2 days). Designed to lead Enterprise Architects through a process of assessing an organization's current “unwired” reality to defining the “enterprise” requirements for mobility. This course will assist the enterprise architect with evaluating the SAP Mobile Platform architecture that best works for him/her. Enterprise architects will learn the benefits of various SAP Mobile Platform architectures and become prepared to make more well-informed decisions as to the most appropriate deployment approach for each. Whether an organization selects SAP Mobile Platform's Agentry metadata-driven, Native or Hybrid Application or the Mobiliser mCommerce framework component or a combination of both inclusive of extensibility products like SAP NW Gateway, enterprise level architects will explore, assess, evaluate, and document their organization's solution requirements in relation to SAP Mobile Platform 2.3 and its ancillary component technologies. Target Audience: Primarily the Enterprise Architect, but very useful for the Program/Project Manager, Solution Architect, and Technology Consultant

 

SMP140: SAP Mobility for Application Architects: (3 days). Designed primarily for mobile application architects (Solution Architects) responsible for providing
customers with mobility solutions built on SAP technology. This course covers SAP Mobile Platform's core application design architectures and identifies various applications to extend the core architecture with ancillary components such as SAP NW Gateway and OData Services. Solution Architects will gain a comprehensive understanding of the SAP's mobility's solutions from a technical design perspective. The course supports the strategic decision making process as outlined in SMP130 by moving forward into the actual design and development requirements of applications that meet an enterprise level solution strategy.  This course leads you through real-world use cases for all three design paradigms. Target Audience: Primarily the Solution Architect, but very useful for the Developer, System Architect, and Technology Consultant

 

SAP Mobile Platform 2.3 for Developers – Native and Hybrid Apps

 

SAP Mobile Platform application development training enables developers to quickly develop applications that connect business data to mobile workers on any device. Built on proven, industry-leading technology, the SAP Mobile Platform addresses the challenges of creating and managing multiple mobile applications that securely connect a variety of heterogeneous back-end data sources to all major device types. As the enterprise landscape becomes increasingly complex, SAP Mobile Platform enables enterprises to embrace mobility across the entire organization through the use of a consistent, but highly adaptable, development platform for Native and Hybrid Apps. SAP Education offers curriculum enabling developers to use all the options of the platform together with best practices for development.

 

As you most likely already know, in the Native and Hybrid Apps domain, there are several middleware options and the following core training classes explore the Native/Hybrid App design paradigm with its various middleware and EIS backend connectivity options (MBO, OData, Database, SAP BAPI via JCo Connector or NW Gateway Service Channel OData, Web Services (SOAP and RESTful)). There is an SMP 2.3 developer associate exam available. The Developer learning path for this design paradigm is as follows:

 

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       Figure 4: SMP for Developers Courses and Certification

 

MOB01: SAP Mobile Platform Fundamentals and Best Practices (see above) – Pre-requisite course to SMP521.

 

SMP521: SAP Mobile Platform (SMP 2.3) - Native and Hybrid Application Development: (5 days). Completely redesigned to bridge core features with the latest features in Native and Hybrid Application development on SMP 2.3. SMP521 prepares a mobile application developer to build simple to large and complex mobile applications using SAP mobile Platform 2.3 and its Native and Hybrid mobile application development paradigms. Developers will first learn concepts associated with the development paradigms such as OData, MBO, and then move onto the development of mobile applications. Developers learn how to customize platform-specific user interfaces using SAP and third-party SDK APIs. The goal of this course is to teach developers how to create native and hybrid applications while taking full advantage of the platform. Participants will also learn how to interact with ancillary technologies like third-party IDEs, SDKs, Web Services and RESTful Web Services, as well as other SAP technologies such as SAP NetWeaver Gateway for OData driven applications.  Target Audience: Primarily the Developer and the Development Consultant but valuable to Solution Architects and Technology Consultants

 

SMP 2.3 Native & Hybrid App & OData for Developers: SAP Education extends its core training with additional courses for developers with a focus on SAP NW Gateway 2.0 and SMP 2.3 OData driven apps development.

 

 

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Figure 5: SMP OData Focused Curriculum

 

GW100: SAP NetWeaver Gateway - Building OData Services: (3 days). This course will prepare your to build an OData services channel in SAP NetWeaver Gateway 2.0that will then be used as the use case for the SMP 2.3 follow-up course SUP530. Target Audience: Primarily the Developer and the Development Consultant but valuable for Solution Architects and other consultants

 

SMP530: SAP Mobile Platform - Native and Hybrid Application Development using OData: (2 days).  This course is the follow up course to GW100 and teaches developers how to build SAP Mobile Platform 2.3 applications that consume OData channel service output from an SAP NetWeaver Gateway 2.0 system. You will learn the mobile application development tasks necessary to build Native and Hybrid mobile apps that consume an OData service using the SAP Mobile Platform OData SDK. The course also teaches developers how to configure and tune the SAP Mobile Platform for OData driven apps. Target Audience: Primarily the Developer and the Development Consultant but valuable for other consultants

 

Native/Hybrid Application Developer Certification:


MOB01 and SMP521 will prepare you for the new SMP2.3 Native and Hybrid App Associate Developer exam. Following is a condensed study guide for the exam:


C_SMPNHB_23: SAP Certified Development Associate - SMP Hybrid and Native Mobile Application Developer (SMP 2.3):

 

Description/Value Proposition: The "SAP Certified Development Associate - SMP Hybrid and Native Mobile Application Developer (SMP 2.3)" certification exam verifies that the candidate possesses foundational knowledge of Hybrid and Native mobile application development on the SAP Mobile Platform 2.3. The candidate demonstrates a very good understanding of Native and Hybrid Application architectures and ancillary technologies such as HTML5, SAP NetWeaver OData services, databases, and SAP ERP. This certificate verifies that the candidate can apply the knowledge outlined above practically in projects under the mentorship of an expert SMP developer consultant.

 

Exam Detail
Pre-Requisite Courses:MOB01 and SUP521
Level: AssociateNumber of Questions: 80
Duration: 180 minutesCut Score: 65% - 52 number of correct items to pass
Exam Sample QuestionsAvailable at an SAP training Center & PearsonVUE

 

Topics, Tasks and required pass percentages per topical area:

 

Exam TopicsTopic TasksPercentage allocated to topic
SAP MOBILE PLATFORM NATIVE
AND HYBRID APPARCHITECTURE
  • Describe the SAP Mobile Platform architecture
  • Define role and responsibilities of the mobile application
    developer
  • Native Application and Hybrid App workflows in a MEAP environment
  • Device platform support and platform environment services created
    for development
  • Define the key characteristics of the SAP Mobile SDK
  • Define
    and use   synchronization models
8-12%
HYBRID APP DEVELOPMENT
  • Describe the various models for Hybrid Apps
  • Work with the Hybrid App Designer to create both Server and Client initiated applications• Define the Hybrid (OData) creation process
  • Configure the Hybrid Web Container
  • Generate Hybrid App API code, and develop and customize hybrid apps using the Hybrid App Designer and third party frameworks
  • Deploy a Hybrid App
Greater than 12%
NATIVE MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT AND THE
OBJECT APIs
  • Generate Object Code for Native Applications
  • Describe the objects created
  • Perform required steps to develop a Native Application in an external IDE for supported device platforms
  • Implement Single Sign-on (SSO)
  • Describe OData API
  • Describe HTTP API
Greater than 12%
PLATFORM INSTALLATION AND MOBILE WORKSPACE
  • Install the Enterprise Developer Edition, including the Mobile SDK and third party frameworks
  • Describe and create connection profiles
  • Define all supported EIS data sources for both Native and Hybrid Apps
  • Identify individual views contained within the Mobile Development Perspective
  • Import and export projects
  • Set user preferences
  • Use the Hybrid App Designer
8-12%
SMP SUPPORTED DATA SOURCES
  • Define all supported data sources
  • Create required connection profiles to data sources
  • Describe Native and Hybrid App Access methods for OData
8-12%
MBO DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND DEPLOYMENT
  • Create MBOs that connect to various data sources and services
  • Create Personalization Keys
  • Create advanced project entities
  • Create cache groups
  • Create policies
  • Define and create synchronization groups
  • Create parameters, load arguments, and object queries
8-12%
ADMINISTRATION FOR DEVELOPERS
  • Perform standard administration tasks required for development and testing of mobile applications
  • Define security configurations
8-12%
SAP MOBILE PLATFORM TROUBLESHOOTING
  • Describe  platform and client logs
  • Configure and use platform and client logs for troubleshooting
Less than 8%
DATA CHANGE NOTIFICATION AND PUSH
  • Describe the two types of Data Change Notifications
  • Create Data Change Notifications
  • Implement DCNs with and without payload
  • Implement Push Notifications
Less than 8%

 

SAP Mobile Platform 2.3 Metadata-Driven (a.k.a. SAP Agentry) for Developers

 

Built on proven, industry-leading metadata driven technology, the SAP Mobile Platform Agentry component addresses the challenges of creating and managing multiple mobile applications that securely connect a variety of heterogeneous back-end data sources to major device platforms. As part of its SMP 2.3 education portfolio, SAP Education offers curriculum enabling SAP Agentry developers to use all the options of the platform together with best practices for development. Below is the learning path and certification for the SMP 2.3 Metadata-Driven App design paradigm:

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Figure 6: SMP Agentry Component Learning Path and Certification

 


MOB01: SAP Mobile Platform Fundamentals and Best Practices: (3 days). See above.


MOB300: SAP Agentry Essentials: (5 days). SAP Agentry is a core and fundamental mobile application development component in the SAP Mobile Platform 2.3. This course covers specifically the Agentry development requirements and topics to satisfy the foundation skill set requirements for metadata-driven mobile application developers who need to learn how to develop SMP apps on Agentry from the ground up. The course will enable participants to apply Agentry concepts to their own projects using either the stand-alone release of Agentry or the Agentry that ships with SAP Mobile Platform 2.3. Target Audience: Primarily the Developer but valuable for Solution Architects and other consultants


BC400: ABAP Workbench Foundations: (5 days). This course is designed to teach participants the fundamental concepts of the ABAP programming language. you will learn how to efficiently use the ABAP Workbench tools, and create simple application programs with user dialogs (selection screen, list and screen) and database dialogs (reading from the database). This course is a pre-requisite for SAP Agentry developers who are not familiar with ABAP. Target Audience: Primarily the Developer but valuable for Solution Architects and other consultants

 

BC410: ABAP objects: (5 days). Designed for developers who need to understand the concepts of object-oriented programming and start developing business applications with ABAP Objects. This course is a pre-requisite for SAP Agentry developers who are not familiar with ABAP. Target Audience: Primarily the Developer but valuable for Solution Architects and other consultants

 

MOB310: Accessing SAP Data using SAP Work Manager: (5 days). This course is an intensive development and configuration course designed to enable developers to use both SAP Agentry and the SAP Work Manager to access SAP data to meet the needs of mobile applications build on the Agentry component of the SAP Mobile Platform 2.3. This course delivers a sophisticated skill set for developers currently comfortable with Agentry concepts, development tools, and Server configurations, as well as ABAP programming. This course builds on the knowledge gained from the MOB300: SAP Agentry Essentials course, which is a prerequisite to this course. If participants are not conversant in ABAP programming, it is highly essential that they also attend both BC400 and BC401 to understand and deliver on an end-to-end solution. This class builds on the knowledge gained from the MOB300: SAP Agentry Essentials class, which is a prerequisite course for this class. Target Audience: Primarily the Developer and the Development Consultant but valuable for Solution Architects and other consultants

 

MOB320: SAP Work Manager for IBM Maximo: (5 days).  This course takes participants through the intensive development activity for building mobile applications for both the SAP Work Manager and Inventory Manager sourced by IBM Maximo backend data. Developers will learn the configuration and deployment requirements of these two applications. Development consultants who will configure the SAP Work Manager based on the SMP Agentry technology will learn how to streamline operations and secure the data management needs to better report, plan and schedule. The course delivers a sophisticated skill set for developers who are already comfortable with Agentry development. This class builds on the knowledge gained from the MOB300: SAP Agentry Essentials class, which is a prerequisite course for this class. Target Audience: Primarily the Developer and the Development Consultant but valuable for Solution Architects and other consultants


Other Training courses and formats:


Visit the webshop for newly released courses and courses in optional formats. Below are 2 eLearning courses (MOB30R and MOB31R) that cover the same content as MOB300. In 2014, you will begin to see more courses in eLearning formats to support your busy schedules and travel:

 

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Figure 7: Addtional SAP Agentry eLearning

 


SAP Mobile Platform Metadata-Driven (Agentry & Work Manager for SAP) Certification:


MOB01, MOB300, BC400, BC401 and MOB310 will prepare you for the SAP Work Manager for SAP 5.x Mobile Application Developer exam. BC400 and BC401 are optional. Seasoned ABAP developers will not need to satisfy this requirement but some knowledge of ABAP is assumed in the exam.

 

C_SAPWMGR_01: SAP Certified Development Associate – SAP Work Manager for SAP 5.x Mobile Application Developer:


Description/Value Proposition: The "SAP Certified Development Associate – SAP Work Manager for SAP 5.x Mobile Application Developer" certification exam verifies that the candidate possesses the fundamental and key development knowledge required of an SAP Work Manager for SAP 5.x development  onsultant. This certificate proves that the candidate has an overall understanding and indepth technical skills to participate in a mentored role in a project team whose focus is the installation, implementation, custom development and security of the SAP Agentry platform and the SAP Work Manager for SAP solution. The candidate, under the guidance of an experience consultant, can assist in SAP Agentry and Work Manager for SAPprojects successfully by applying the knowledge and experienced gained in preparation for the exam. This certification exam is recommended as an associate-level qualification to allow consultants to get acquainted with the design, configuration, and custom development of an SAP Work Manager for SAP solution.

 

Pre-Requisite Courses:MOB01, MOB300, MOB310 (for non-ABAP developers include BC400 and BC401 per the learning map above)
Level: AssociateNumber of Questions: 80
Duration: 180 minutesCut Score: 64% - Approx. 52 correct items to pass
Exam Sample QuestionsAvailable at an SAP training Center & PearsonVUE

 

Topics, Tasks and required pass percentages per topical area:

 

TopicTasksPercentage allocated to topic
SAP WORK MANAGER FOR SAP COMPONENTS AND MOBILE
PLATFORM ARCHITECTURE
  • Describe SAP Agentry Platform components and environment options:  SAP Agentry Server, Agentry Editor Eclipse Plugin,  SAP Agentry Clients,
  • Describe SAP Agentry Administration Clients, SAP Agentry Development, Test and Production Environments
  • Describe the SAP ADD-in and the SAP Agentry WM for SAP solution
  • Define and use Application Definitions and Apply Client Connectivity Options
Less than 8%
SAP AGENTRY ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS
  • Describe SAP Agentry essential concepts such as match Property Types to Definitions, the merging and consolidation of projects, and SAP Agentry Rules in the Application Project
Less than 8%
SAP AGENTRY PLATFORM INSTALLATION AN INITIAL
CONFIGURATION
  • Install and configure the Agentry Server,  the Eclipse platform and the Agentry Editor Plug-in
  • Work with the   Agentry Test Environment
  • Describe and onfigure the SAP Work Manager for SAP Solution Plugin
  • Describe the differences between development and production configurations
Less than 8%
SAP WORK MANAGER FOR SAP ADMINISTRATION
COMPONENT
  • Describe and navigate  Change Detection Layer Settings and EFI Assignment Settings and associated synchronization architecture
  • Work with Exchange Data Model of Synchronization implemented in the SAP Mobile Applications and existing Exchange Objects
  • Create New Exchange Objects
Greater than 12%
SAP WORK MANAGER FOR SAP TRANSACTIONS
  • Configure MDOs and BAPI Wrapper Assignments for Transaction Processing
  • Create Java Logic to Allow Data Synchronization between SAP Agentry Definitions and the SAP ERP System
  • Create Add, Edit, and Delete Transaction Definitions in SAP Agentry that leverage Class Handler Methods in SAP ABAP
  • Create Transaction Related UI Definitions (Screen Sets, Platforms, and Screens) that facilitate data capture from the user and transaction related actions, Action Steps, and Navigation
Greater than 12%
SAP WORK MANAGER FOR SAP ADD-IN, MOBILE
INTEGRATION COMPONENTS AND ECLIPSE
  • Configure the Mobile Server
  • Modify Data Filters
  • Describe the Key Concepts of Mobile Data Objects (MDOs) and Configuration
  • Work with BAPI Wrappers for Complex Tables, Data Tables, and Transactions
  • Create Integration Components for Complex Table Synchronization, Data Table Synchronization, and Data Object (i.e. Transaction) Synchronization
Greater than 12%
SAP WORK MANAGER FOR SAP BUSINESS LOGIC LAYER
  • Describe the Overall Business Logic Layer
  • Work with Application Data Filter Services, Data Object Class Handler Repository, BAPI Wrapper Repository, and SAP ERP and Agentry Authorization Services
  • Perform Complex Table Sync Processing
Greater than 12%
SAP WORK MANAGER FOR SAP FETCH PROCESSING
  • Work in Java Classes, Steplets, and Stephandlers, BAPI Classes, and POJOs
  • Create and/or configure SAP BAPI Wrappers and Class Handlers for Fetch Processing,  SAP MDOs and Related SAP BAPI Wrapper Assignments
  • Create SAP Agentry Application Project Definitions for Fetch Processing and related Data Objects within the Mobile Application
Greater than 12%
SAP Work Manager SAP WORK MANAGER TESTING AND
DEBUGGING TECHNIQUES
  • Test and Debug a Mobile Application
Less than 8%

SAP WORK MANAGER FOR SAP DEPLOYMENT

  • Deploy a Mobile Application
Less than 8%

 

SAP Mobile Platform 2.3 mCommerce for Developers

 

SAP Mobile Platform’s mobile commerce component is a mobile application platform framework solution called SAP Mobiliser that enables enterprise developers focused on mobile commerce applications to quickly develop applications. SAP Education has up-to-date SAP mobiliser courses focused on enabling developers to build secure mCommerce and ebanking solutions for their mCommerce retail and corporate customers. In 2014, SAP Education will have a new associate level exam for the SMP mCommerce solution design paradigm. Below is the training path available for SAP Mobiliser 5.1:

 

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Figure 8: SMP Mobiliser Framework Learning Path

 


MOB01: SAP Mobile Platform Fundamentals and Best Practices: (3 days). See above.

 

MOB400: SAP Mobiliser 5.1 Development: (5 days). The key objective of this course is to introduce the SMP’s Mobiliser Platform features that facilitate Mobile Money, Brand Mobiliser, and Smartphone Mobiliser along with typical customizations. Developers will have hands-on training for the creation of custom payment handlers, database tables, Web Services and Portal Pages. This course also includes discussion of case studies to demonstrate implementation of specific business functionalities through the platform. Target Audience: Primarily the Developer and the Development Consultant but valuable for Solution Architects and other consultants

 


There are several other courses and delivery formats available. Please visit the SMP mCommerce education webshop area for details.

 

SAP Mobile Platform & SAP Afaria for Administrators

 

SAP Education has updated all of its core mobility administration courses to SAP Mobile Platform 2.3, so that enterprise administrators will learn how to administer and monitor mobile applications on SMP 2.3 runtime. Built on proven, industry-leading technology, the SAP Mobile Platform addresses the challenge of managing mobile applications. These SAP Education courses help administrators learn how to manage mobility across the entire organization through the use of a consistent, but highly adaptable, mobile platform and SAP's MDM/EMM solution SAP Afaria. SAP Education offers the following curriculum for both SMP and SAP Afaria Administrators.

 

SMP Platform Administrator Curriculum:

 

Below is the learning path for the SAP Mobile Platform Administrator:

 

 

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Figure 9: SMP Platform Administrator Learning Path

 


MOB01: SAP Mobile Platform Fundamentals and Best Practices: (3 days). See above.

 

SMP140: SAP Mobility for Application Architects:: (3 days). See above.


SMP620: SAP Mobile Platform 2.3 - Native and Hybrid Application Administration: (5 days). Designed to teach administrators to install and administer the SAP Mobile Platform 2.3 solution. Administrators will learn the solution architecture for administration, how to design and implement a configuration that best meets the organization's needs, and perform standard every-day administrative tasks such as deployment of Mobile Business Object packages, Hybrid Apps, post deployment configurations, registration of application users, and so on. Use of the SAP Control Center will be a major part of this course.


Administrators will also learn single server to multiple server infrastructures with and without a Relay Server and Microsoft Failover Cluster and gain a deep understanding of design options. The administration of various security mechanisms that are embedded into the platform is also covered. Topics also include but not limited to security configurations, authentication, securing listeners/ports with encryption, creation of physical users and groups in an underlying store (such as Active Directory), monitoring using SAP Solution Manager, logging and platform performance and Tuning and Troubleshooting. Target Audience: Primarily for System Administrators, Database Administrators, and Application Consultants.

 

Be sure to revisit the webshop for eLearning versions & an eAcademy tosupport the administrator learning path.

 

SMP 2.3 Administration Certification:


MOB01, SMP140 and SMP620 will prepare you for the new SMP 2.3 Native and Hybrid App Administration Associate exam. Following is a condensed study guide for the exam:

 

SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP Mobile Platform Native and Hybrid Application Administration (SMP 2.3):

 

Description/Value Proposition: The "SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP Mobile Platform Native and Hybrid Application Administration (SMP 2.3)" certification exam verifies that the candidate possesses the fundamental and key administration knowledge required of an SAP Mobile Platform admininstrator for Native and Hybrid Applications. This certificate proves that the candidate has an overall understanding and indepth technical skills for SAP Mobile Platform installation, configuration, security, monitoring, and core administration, and can implement this knowledge practically in projects. It is recommended as an entry-level qualification to allow consultants to get acquainted with the foundations of SAP Mobile Platform administration functionality.


Pre-Requisite Courses:MOB01, SUP140, SUP620
Level: AssociateNumber of Questions: 80
Duration: 180 minutesCut Score: 56% - Approx. 45 correct items to pass
Exam Sample QuestionsAvailable at an SAP training Center & PearsonVUE

 

Topics, Tasks and required pass percentages per topical area:

 

TopicTasksPercentage allocated to topic
INTRODUCTION AND ARCHITECTURE
  • Describe the SAP Mobile Platform architecture (Runtime vs. SDK) and its core components
  • Identify  the supported devices and Enterprise Information Systems (EIS)
Less than 8%
SAP MOBILE PLATFORM PLANNING, DESIGN AND
INSTALLATION
  • Plan, determine, validate, and perform a feasibility study for the target landscape: server and data tier requirements, domain strategy and considerations, load balancing strategies, failover cluster, Relay Server (RSOE and Relay Server platform)
  • Describe implementation requirements, runtime and client license requirements
  • Describe underlying user store
  • Perform Runtime and SDK installations and configurations
8-12%
SAP CONTROL CENTER (SCC) ADMINISTRATION
  • Perform typical SAP Control Center administration tasks and activities
  • Start and stop servers
  • Monitor users and licenses
  • Manage communications, DCN ports, and EIS connections
  • Manage caches
  • Describe and use the custom Java admin client
Greater than 12%
BACKEND CONNECTIVITY
  • Create and configure OData Proxy connections
  • Create and configure database connections
  • Create and configure REST and SOAP connections
  • Create and configure SAP connections
Greater than 12%
SAP CONTROL CENTER DEPLOYMENT
  • Describe the package deployment process
  • Create a mobile deployment package
  • Configure deployed MBO packages
  • Deploy and configure Hybrid Apps for production servers
  • Configure subscriptions
Greater than 12%
SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
  • Configure application and administration authentication: e.g. create a Security Profile
  • create a new administration user
  • Map logical and physical roles
  • Add authentication providers to a security configuration
  • Secure the relay server and Relay Server Outbound Enabler (RSOE)
  • Configure Single Sign On
  • Secure SAP Mobile Platform infrastructure: e.g. file system as well as the data tier database encryption
  • Encrypt application payloads: MBS Application Security, RBS Application Security, Push Notification Security, End-to-End Encryption
Greater than 12%
PLATFORM MONITORING AND TUNING TECHNIQUES
  • Apply performance tuning techniques and configuration checks/adjustments for the following: Thread Count, Synchronization Cache Size, Java Heap Size, Log Levels/Settings, Number of queues, and  Connection Pool Size
  • Configure Logs: Server log and Views, HTTP log, domain log
  • Review license limits
8-12%
DATA CHANGE NOTIFICATION AND PUSH
  • Configure Regular and WF Data Change Notification (DCN)
  • Implement Push Notifications
Less than 8%
PLATFORM MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING
  • Describe and enable automatic domain-level maintenance
  • Describe and enable  application-level maintenance
Less than 8%

 

SAP Afaria for Administrators:

 

The SAP Afaria education portfolio covers installation, setup and system monitoring, with a heavy focus on hands-on practice with your own server, client machines and handheld device emulators.Learn to use policies to enroll, configure and administer handheld devices, and gather client hardware and software information for Android, BlackBerry, iOS, and Windows devices. At the end of the core course (AFA461), you will be well on your way to deliver applications to handheld clients and to solve common business problems using the skills you've learned. Belo is the certification focused learning path:

 

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Figure 10: SAP Afaria Administrator g Path

 

 

MOB01: SAP Mobile Platform Fundamentals and Best Practices: (3 days). See above.

 

SUP140: SAP Mobility for Application Architects: (3 days). See above.

 

AFA461: SAP Afaria 7 System Administration: (5 days). This course, designed for system administrators, is an information- filled five days that teaches you how to get the Afaria system up and running quickly and efficiently. Target Audience: Primarily for System Administrators, Database Administrators, and Application Consultants.

 

Please note that we are producing course updates and a new SAP Afaria exam to include SAP Afaria SP04 new features. Once the exam and course update are completed, you will see changes in the Afaria training path. The revised path will become: MOB01, SMP140, AFA461 and C_AFARIA_02.

 


SAP Afaria Administration Certification:


MOB01, SUP140 and AFA461 will prepare you for the SAP Afaria Administration Associate exam. Following is a condensed study guide for the exam:

 

C_AFARIA_01 SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP Afaria 7.0 Administrator:

 

Description/Value Proposition: The "SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP Afaria 7.0 Administrator" certification exam verifies that the candidate has the fundamental and key system administration skills required to administer SAP Afaria. This certificate proves that the candidate has an overall understanding and indepth technical skills for SAP Afaria device management concepts, security and administration, and can implement this knowledge practically in projects. (Note – this exam is scheduled to be updated in Q1/2014 to include additional items specific to the latest SP).

 

 

Pre-Requisite Courses:MOB01, SUP140, AFA461
Level: AssociateNumber of Questions: 80
Duration: 180 minutesCut Score: 65% - Approx. 52 correct items to pass
Exam Sample Questions

Available at an SAP training Center & PearsonVUE

 

 

Topics, Tasks and required percentages allocated per topical area:

 

TopicTasksPercentage allocated to topic
PRODUCT INTRODUCTION AND ARCHITECTURE
  • Describe SAP Mobile Platform architecture
  • Describe high availability strategies, runtime services, device platform support
  • Describe the Java API for Administration and Configuration of the SAP Mobile Platform
Less than 8%
SAP AFARIA INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION
  • Create the SAP Afaria database (MS SQL Server or SQL Anywhere)
  • Install SAP Afaria Server, Administration Console, Enrollment Server, Package Server, Self Service Portal, CA Server, and SCEP
  • Configure the SAP Afaria landscape, and define and configure iOS notifications and a Signed Profile for iOS devices
8-12%
SAP AFARIA ADMINISTRATION
  • Describe SAP Afaria concepts of device provisioning
  • Navigate the Dashboard
  • Describe illustration enrollment preparation
  • Create configurations , worklists, and session policies
  • Perform standard tasks associated with Policies, Device Configurations and Policy Views
  • Create, edit and delete users, composites, static and dynamic groups
  • Assign groups to enrollment policies
  • Assign policies to groups
  • Work with device enrollment processes such as Self-Service Portal enrollment and enrollment code enrollment
Greater than 12%
RELAY SERVER INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION
  • Describe Relay Server and Relay Server Farm and perform installations and configurations
8-12%
DEVICE APPLICATION ONBOARDING AND ASSET TRACKING
  • Perform and describe Device Application Onboarding and asset tracking
  • Describe and perform tasks related to SAP Afaria Administrator Remote Device Actions, remote device management for all Supported Devices (BlackBerry, iOS, etc.), and Self-Service Portal Device Management actions
8-12%
SAP AFARIA LOGS, ALERTS AND REPORTS
  • Monitor Alerts and Errors
  • Define logging policies
  • Identify and configure SAP Afaria reports and run TEM reports
8-12%
SAP AFARIA SECURITY
  • Describe and implement SAP Afaria Security features such as SSL and  Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
  • Import signed certificate files, SSL binding and other security actions
8-12%
SAP AFARIA TELECOM EXPENSE MANAGEMENT (TEM)
  • Describe and configure settings for Telecom Expense Management
  • Prepare devices that support TEM for international roaming
Less than 8%

 


I hope you all have found this blog posting useful and informative. Best wishes and success to everyone in their SAP Mobile Platform journey.

 

Vivaldo M. Ferreira, PhD

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