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SAP HANA Exam Preparation

Harold Colglazier November 12, 2012

Agenda
SAP HANA Learning Path
SAP HANA available documentation
Certification Key Facts
SAP Hana Use Cases CO-PA
Additional Tips

SAP HANA Learning Path

SAP HANA
Introduction

SAP HANA
Installation &
Administration

C_HANATEC_1 SAP
Certified Technology
Associate SAP HANA 1.0

SAP HANA
Implementation and
Modeling

C_HANAIMP_1 SAP
Certified Application
Associate SAP HANA 1.0

SAP PORTAL Resources


HA100R Introduction to
SAP HANA
HA100 Introduction
to SAP HANA Flipboo
k
Elearning Link

SAP NS2 Resources

SAP HANA Studying for Certification


HA300R Implementatio
n and Modeling
HA100 Introduction to SAP HANA
HA300 Implementation and Modeling

SAP HANA Documentation

SAP HANA Appliance S


oftware
Support Package Stack 04

Further Information
SAP HANA (external)

SAP HANA Solutions Applications


SAP HANA Help Portal
Experience SAP HANA
Community Network SAP HANA
SAP CN wiki for SAP Products
Virtual SAP TechEd
SAP HANA Development Center
SAP HANA Reference Document
SAP HANA Database Administration
SAP HANA Services Community (SAP Portal)

SAP Learning Plan for SAP HANA Application Consultant


SAP HANA Academy :

This learning plan is intended for Application consultants who have to Load, Model and Report
on SAP HANA. Before starting this learning plan, it is strongly recommended that you complete
the HANA Overview Training .

SAP HANA Academy From the Experience SAP HANA site, a collection of 30+ How To Videos are
available on key topics such as HANA loading, modeling, reporting, administration, security and
mobility. 6 hrs+

This HANA RKT learning map for Application Consultants provides access to PDF files that covers
the fundamentals of SAP HANA. Topics include: Architecture, Data Provisioning, Modeling,
Reporting, User Management and CO-PA Scenario.

HANA RKT Learning Maps and delta training for HANA SP04.

Introduction Concept of the Trigger based Replication ; Installation of the LT Replication Server;
Replication Configuration

This session provides an overview on SAP HANA studio, the application that is used for data
modeling as well as administration. Covered topics are: look and feel, user administration, data
modeling, system troubleshooting, SQL console.

The session will show the basic concept how a HANA database can utilized for accelerating
programs in the ERP environment by accessing data from a connected HANA database
containing replicated ERP-tables and views. It will also cover the strengths and weaknesses of
HANA when called in that context, and contains a demo on SE16H, the table content display
enhanced for HANA. It is addressing colleagues who focus on ABAP programming and are
interested to learn how to work with a HANA database

Key Facts of the Certification


Target audience: Partner consultants, SAP consultants and customers
that engage in SAP HANA projects in modeling and implementation
roles.
Delivery options: Pearson VUE
Certification title:
SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP HANA 1.0
Booking code: C_HANAIMP_1
Exam structure: 3 hours multiple-choice exam with 80 items

Key Facts of the Certification


Level: Associate
Software Release: SAP HANA 1.0
Passing Score: 64%

Key Facts of the CertificationCompetency Area


The following list helps you to identify the competency areas covered
in this test. The percentage indicates the portion of the test
dedicated to a particular competency area.
Topic
Weight
Business Content

< 8%

Data Modeling

> 12%

Data Provisioning

>12%

Optimization

8-12%

Reporting

8-12%

Security and
Authorization

<8%

How to schedule the Test


Schedule the test through the Pearson VUE website :
http://www.pearsonvue.com/sap/
Create an account and call pearsonvue when registering
to take exam
Use the Pearson VUE promotional code for 2012 :
SAPC2012
To waive the associated testing fees.

Sample questions
Sample question for the test can be found in the link below and also
in the following link:
SAP HANA Certification Exam preparation

Experience from other Consultants


who have passed the test
1. Review e-learning courses for Application consultant
2. HA100 and HA300 courses will certainly get you most of the way.
3. There were few questions that would require some practical
experience (at least completing the CO-PA scenario helps) and
very few required out of box thinking ;)
4. Modeling/Reporting/Data provisioning were the heaviest.
5. Security/Business Content were light and easy.
6. Optimization was light but tricky.

Additional Tips- Over view &


Business Content
Different components of HANA database ( Studio is not part of the
database)
Perspectives in HANA Studio
Advantages of HANA
Faster than ERP/OLTP & OLAP in one system/Real-time analytics etc.
System Setup
Sequence of steps; System setup/Data
Provisioning/Modeling/Consumption
Understand Accelerator high level concepts
Advantages (pre-built content, faster implementation etc.)
What accelerator is recommended for a given scenario (for e.g. to
measure profitability, CO-PA accelerator for HANA would be
recommended)
BW on HANA
What is needed to have BW run on HANA? (Migrate database;
convert to HANA object types etc.) Remember that BWA is no longer
needed.

Understand HANA Use Cases, CO-PA

SAP HANA as Accelerator for SAP Applications


Example: CO-PA Accelerated by SAP HANA
SAP ECC on legacy DB with secondary DB Connection into HANA

SAP ECC

SAP GUI

BI 4.0 (optional)

Drill-down reporting

Analytics

COPA Application

Aggregation
Levels

Read
Interface

SAP HANA Database


Calculation Engine

Primary DB
connection
Read / write
DBMS

Secondary DB
connection
Read / write

Aggregation Engine
Analytic indexes

Redundant copy of ECC tables

Data duplicated into SAP HANA


Read interfaces accesses SAP HANA if available

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XML Model Generation tool helps avoid all of this (from


HANA 1.0 RKT material)

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Presentation contains current status of discussion and can be subject to change w/o notice.

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XML Model Generation tool helps avoid all of this too!


(from HANA 1.0 RKT material)

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Structure of the CO-PA model in HANA


Calculation View for Plan & Actuals

Analytic View for Actuals

f(x) (not part of XML generation)

Analytic View for Plan data

Actuals line items CE1xxxx

Plan line items CE2xxxx

Keys:
-Object no.
-Customer
-Product
-Sales Org
-...

Keys:
-Object no.
-Customer
-Product
-Sales Org
-...

Persisted key figures:


-Gross sales
-Sales deductions
-Variable cost
-..

Persisted key figures:


-Gross sales
-Sales deductions
-Variable cost
-..

Calculated key figures:


-Contribution Margin
-Net Sales
-...

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Master data

Master data and


and texts
texts

e.g. for
product

Attribute Views

Calculated key figures:


-Contribution Margin
-Net Sales
-...

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Additional Tips- Data Provisioning

Additional Tips- Data


Provisioning

Additional Tips- Data


Provisioning

Additional Tips- HANA Data


Modeling
Hierarchies
Steps in defining hierarchy/Accessible methods
Attribute Views
Calendars for time views
Derived attribute views
Analytical Views
Minimum required to create one
Input sources
Joins
Text join cardinality
Calculation views
When is it required
Types of nodes in Graphical option
Recommendations in script editor for calc view as far as selecting data
Analytical Privileges
Steps required

Additional Tips- HANA Data


Modeling
Modeling
Recommendations for good modeling
For e.g. CE Functions vs SQL; Scenarios that require data intensive
logic sent to database instead of at reporting layer; Recommendations
in SQL Script etc.
Various scenarios and recommended techniques
For e.g. Need to filter data for a year. Where is the recommended
place to do this? Reporting/Analytical View/Data foundation etc.
Recommend reading development guide available. Last chapter
has good modeling techniques and best practices

Thank you