• The “SAP Certified Development Specialist (Edition 2016) – ABAP for SAP HANA ” certification exam verifies that the candidate has the knowledge of programming ABAP for SAP HANA required by the profile of an SAP ABAP development consultant. This certificate builds on both the basic knowledge gained in related ABAP-for-HANA training and documentation, as well as on practical experience gained as a member of a SAP HANA team, where the candidate would apply this knowledge practically in projects. You are eligible to take this exam after you have passed one of these certification exams for the “SAP Certified Development Associate – ABAP with SAP NetWeaver” (C_TAW12_70, C_TAW12_71, C_TAW12_731, C_TAW12_74, C_TAW12_750).

Topic Areas

Please see below the list of topics that may be covered within this certification and the courses that cover them. Its accuracy does not constitute a legitimate claim; SAP reserves the right to update the exam content (topics, items, weighting) at any time.

Guided Performance Analysis > 12%

Perform Guided Performance Analysis using appropriate tools to determine which ABAP applications should be optimized when migrating to SAP HANA.

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Implications of SAP HANA on ABAP Programming > 12%

Evaluate and identify the implications of SAP HANA on ABAP development, use the extended Open SQL syntax and use the appropriate techniques in ABAP to access SAP HANA 

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Integration of SAP HANA Coding into ABAP Programs > 12%

Approach the code-to-data paradigm using ‘top-down’ techniques, using Core Data Services views and ABAP managed database procedures

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SAP HANA Basics and Technical Concepts 8% – 12%

Explain the fundamental technical concepts of SAP HANA.

SAP HANA Information Models & Database Procedures 8% – 12%

Create basic SAP HANA Information Models and Database Procedures.

SAP Development Tools for SAP NetWeaver 8% – 12%

Describe and use SAP Development tools, including SAP HANA Studio and ABAP development tools.

Accessing SAP HANA artefacts from ABAP 8% – 12%

Create and use external views, database procedure proxies and HANA Transport containers (HTCs)

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General Information

Exam Preparation

Each specific certification comes with its own set of preparation tactics. We define them as “Topic Areas” and they can be found on each exam description. You can find the number of questions, the duration of the exam, what areas you will be tested on, and recommended course work and content you can reference.

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