• The “SAP Certified Technology Associate – SAP HANA (SPS11)” certification exam verifies that the candidate possesses the required knowledge in the area of the SAP HANA (SPS11) for the profile of an SAP HANA technology consultant. This certificate builds on the basic knowledge gained through related SAP HANA training and preferably refined by practical experience within an SAP HANA project team, whereby the consultant applies the acquired knowledge practically in projects. Furthermore, the “SAP Certified Technology Associate – SAP HANA (SPS11)” certification exam verifies, that the candidate has the knowledge of installing SAP HANA required by the profile of an SAP HANA technology consultant.

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.

System Architecture 8% – 12%

Design a system architecture for an SAP HANA implementation that includes hardware sizing, data persistence, network requirements and integrates with the existing customer landscape.

Users and Authorization 8% – 12%

Describe the SAP HANA authorization concept, the different types of privileges and the SAP HANA database repository. Set up authorization traces.

Security 8% – 12%

Describe the SAP HANA authorization and authentication concepts, and set up  encryption and auditing for SAP HANA.

High Availability & Disaster Tolerance 8% – 12%

Design a strategy for high availability and disaster recovery, explain the high availability and system replication features of SAP HANA.

Backup & Recovery 8% – 12%

Design a backup and recovery strategy for SAP HANA, and understand the backup catalog and the configuration files. Explain database copy scenarios.

Troubleshooting of SAP HANA 8% – 12%

Troubleshoot SAP HANA system performance by configuring traces, analyzing system files and using SQL console.

Monitoring of SAP HANA 8% – 12%

Set up and execute monitoring for SAP HANA using DBA Cockpit, SAP HANA Studio, SAP HANA Cockpit and the trace files.

Operations of SAP HANA 8% – 12%

Setup an administration and operations strategy for SAP HANA that includes starting and stopping, performance analysis and  transport management using SAP HANA Studio and HDBSQL.

SAP HANA Installation & Upgrade 8% – 12%

Evaluate pre-requisites for an SAP HANA installation, verify hardware and operation systems, and describe installation and post-installation tasks.

Database Migration to SAP HANA 8% – 12%

Describe the DMO benefits, the DMO procedure steps, the different migration options, the preparation steps for DMO and the techniques to reduce downtime.

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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