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SAP Certified Technology Associate - SAP HANA (Edition 2016)
Preparation Guide for SAP HANA (SPS12)
Associate level Certification Exam for SAP Professionals
SAP Certified Technology Associate - SAP HANA (Edition 2016) certification exam is for the candidates looking for a career as SAP HANA Technology Consultant. This exam is targeted to the candidates from SAP HANA & business consulting background and wants to build their career as an SAP HANA Consultant.
SAP HANA (SPS12) exam verifies the candidate’s knowledge in the area of the SAP HANA (SPS12), and if the candidate is capable of installing and managing SAP HANA. It also validates if the candidate has a good understanding within the consultant profile, and is able to reciprocate this knowledge practically and address the real-world problems based on the client requirements.
Aim of the Certificate Exam
- Provide individuals with a mark of excellence that is extremely recognized by the clients and seeks within across the industries
- Differentiate individual in a crowded job market
- Empower individuals to execute tasks with confidence and skill
Following are the quick details related to the SAP Certified Technology Associate - SAP HANA (Edition 2016) Certification Exam
Exam Name: SAP Certified Technology Associate - SAP HANA (Edition 2016)
Exam Code: C_HANATEC_12
Language: English, Japanese, Spanish
Number of Questions: 80 Questions
Duration: 180 minutes
Cut Score: 60%
Exam type: Multiple Choice Questions
Exam Price: $500 (USD)
Exam Mode: On-line Proctored Exam. Candidates can take the examination from any place any time as per their convenience. SAP also has the option for the candidates to give exams on-site at any of the SAP training centre.
Exam Registration: Certifications are now available on cloud in certification hub enabling the candidates to book the examination date individually based on the product code.
Valid Attempts: Candidates can attempt up to 6 times within the 12 months of their subscription. Each retake counts as an attempt. Candidates are allowed to attempt a specific exam a maximum of 3 times. If candidate is not able to clear within 3 attempts, one need to re-register for the next exam release.
Exam Scores: The score will be notified on-line immediately after finishing the exam. After passing the exam, an SAP Global Certification digital badge will be sent to the registered email ID.
This certificate verifies the fundamental knowledge to become an SAP consultant ensuring if the candidate is skilled enough of practically applying the knowledge gained through SAP HANA pieces of training and practical experience of working within the projects.
Topics to Cover
SAP HANA (SPS12) exam is designed based on the implementations, management and customization areas which covers the entire SAP HANA Technology. Following are the major topics along with their weight-age in the examination, giving you a clear view of which topics, you should focus on for the certification of SAP HANA (SPS12). Note: SAP reserves the right to change and update the content (topics, items and weight-age) at any point or time.
Operations of SAP HANA: more than 12% Knowledge of setting up an administration and operational strategy for SAP HANA. Using SAP HANA Studio and HDBSQL to Start, Stop, Analyze Performance, and Transport Management.
Monitoring of SAP HANA: more than 12% Knowledge of using DBA Cockpit, SAP HANA Studio, SAP HANA Cockpit, and the trace files to set up and execute monitoring for SAP HANA.
System Architecture: 8 to 12% Knowledge of designing system architecture for SAP HANA implementation including hardware sizing, data persistence, network requirements, and integration with existing customer landscape.
Users & Authorization: 8 to 12% Knowledge of setting up authorization traces for describing SAP HANA authorization concept, different authorization privileges, and SAP HANA database repository.
Security: 8 to 12% Knowledge of Describing SAP HANA authorization and authentication concepts and setting up the encryption techniques and auditing processes for SAP HANA.
Backup & Recovery: 8 to 12% Knowledge of designing a strategy for backup and recovery of SAP HANA. Also understanding the backup catalog and the configuration files for database copy scenarios.
Troubleshooting for SAP HANA: 8 to 12% Knowledge for analysing system files, using SQL console, and troubleshooting SAP HANA system performance by configuring traces.
SAP HANA Installation & Upgrades: 8 to 12% Knowledge of evaluating pre-requisites for SAP HANA installations, verifying hardware and operation systems, and describing installation and post-installation tasks.
Database Migration to SAP HANA: 8 to 12% Knowledge of describing Database Migration Operation (DMO) benefits. Its procedure steps, different migration options, preparation steps, and techniques to reduce downtime.
High Availability & Disaster Tolerance: less than 8% Knowledge of designing a strategy for high availability and disaster recovery, explaining high availability and system replication features of SAP HANA.
Based on the above-mentioned syllabus and their related weight-age, it is clear that there is no one topic a candidate should focus on or a candidate can leave while preparing for the examination. It is important for the candidate to go through and be proficient in each and every topic.
The questions during the examination are more on the practical side and candidates have to address the real-world problems rather than just answering the theoretical questions.
Hence, the best preparation for the exam is to have a hands-on experience on SAP HANA (SPS12) and it becomes more important for the candidates to have an experience of working on live projects that enables them to handle and manage the SAP HANA system very closely. And empowering them with the practical knowledge and practical implementation.
Apart from this, candidates are recommended to check SAP Learning Hub to access the learning material and participate in the appropriate SAP Learning Room to gain the required practical knowledge and go through the various dos and don’ts while preparing and accessing the examination.
Also candidates can check out and follow various training materials available over the internet, examination dumps and tips by the candidates who have already appeared or have cleared the examination. This will give a clear idea on how one should prepare for the examination.
Types of Question
The examination consists of 80 Multiple Choice Questions. Multiple-choice questions can be of following two types
- Single Response: Only One correct response from the given options best suits the statement or answers the question.
- Multiple Response: Two or More Correct response from the given options best suits the statement or answers the question.
Candidates will have 180 minutes for attempting 80 multiple-choice questions. So, it becomes important for the candidates to time-box the exam and restrict spending too much time on one question or one topic.
The SAP HANA (SPS12) exam is a pass or fail exam. The examination is scored against a minimum standard established by SAP who are guided by certification industry best practices and guidelines.
It is important for the candidates to at least score 60% in the examination to be termed as Pass. The score will be notified on-line immediately after finishing the exam. After passing the exam, an SAP Global Certification digital badge will be sent to the registered email ID.