I would like to share my thoughts on how you can successfully prepare for SAP HANA Application Associate Certification.
C_HANAIMP_1 is the exam for earning SAP HANA Application Associate Certification.
All the figures shown in this blog are screenshots taken from Official SAP training site.
All the credit for these figures goes to SAP.
Check the below figure or click the official link below to know about available SAP HANA Certifications:
UPDATE: New SAP HANA Application Associate Certification "C_HANAIMP131" is available now:
This certification is heavily focused on Modeling and covers Modeling in great depth.
To know more about this certification, check the below link:
To find the comparison between C_HANAIMP_1 and C_HANAIMP131 Certifications, check the below blog:
Preparing for Examination
First of all get a list of all the topics that will be covered in the exam.
Topics Areas tested in the exam and how is exam distributed among these topics can be seen in the below figure or check the official link:
Secondly decide whether you will be taking a SAP Course or will be doing self preparation for preparing for the exam
SAP Courses that cover the above topic areas are:
All these courses are based on HANA SPS5.
You can learn more about the HANA Courses available from the below blog by Tim Breitwieser:
SAP HANA Education: Course & Certification Program 2013
HA100 covers the following topics:
It gives the basic idea about Data Modeling and Data Provisioning.
Overview of SAP HANA 1.0
SAP HANA Studio
Architecture of SAP in-memory computing
Overview on data provisioning in SAP HANA Using
- Flat File upload
- SAP Data Services
- SAP LT Replication Server
- SAP Direct Extractor Connection (DXC)
Modeling with Co-PA Scenario
- SAP HANA Data Base Connectivity Options
- Microsoft Excel
- SAP BusinessObject for Office
- SAP BusinessObjects for OLAP
- SAP BusinessObjects for Explorer
- SAP Crystal Reports
- SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards,
- SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
HA300 covers the following topics:
It covers Data Modeling, Data Provisioning and Security & Authorization in detail.
Approaching SAP HANA modeling
Advanced modeling features including
- Restricted & calculated measures
- Filter operations and variables
- Calculation views
- Introduction to SQL script
- SQL Script and Procedures
- Currency conversion
Full text search
Processing information models
Managing modeling content
SAP HANA user management and privileges
Trigger-based replication with SAP Landscape Transformation (SLT)
Data provisioning using SAP Data Services
Uploading data from flat files
Data Provisioning using SAP Direct Extractor extraction (DXC)
Resources for Self Study:
You can get SAP HANA Guides updated to SPS6 from the below link:
Check Videos at SAPHANA Academy:
Additional resources to get material for HANA Certification, check the below blogs:
This blog will answer many of your questions regarding HANA.
This blog will help you to get most of the material in a categorized way.
Technical Documents - SAP HANA
Thirdly find out about duration of exam, number of questions asked and passing percentage
Duration of Exam, Number of questions asked and Passing percentage needed for HANA Application Associate Certification can be seen in the below figure or check the official link.
Fourthly find out types of questions asked in the exam:
You can download the sample questions from the below link:
To know on how questions are prepared for Exam, check the Question Writing Guide:
It will give you a better idea on how to prepare for your examination
Fifth read blogs of other people related to Certification and their experience
A blog My HANA Certification (C_HANAIMP_1)Experience by Prashanth Reddy P
A blog on Technology Associate Certification by Tom Cenens :
Doing this will give you an insight of what to expect in the exam and then you can prepare yourself accordingly.
Sixth practice, practice and practice
Read all the documents thoroughly and get good hands with HANA, get familiar with HANA Studio and try to practice as much as you can.
Hands on is a must as many questions asked in the Certification exam are scenario based and you would not be able to answer them until and unless you had good hands on practice.
Finally remember to check the below documents
The below guide shows you how to register yourself, purchase training, consume e-learnings, and manage your training at Training.sap.com website.
Training.sap.com User Guide
Test Security Guidelines for Test Takers
Frequently Asked Questions regarding Certification
Read the below blog by Susan Martin
Safeguarding the Value of Certification by Susan Martin
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding SAP Certification & Career Opportunities by Ravi Sankar Venna
Best of luck to everyone appearing for the examination.