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SAP HANA Live Training Environment

The following blog is written by Jo Ann Swartek – Senior Education Consultant in the North America SAP Education Delivery Organization.  Jo Ann specializes in the areas of SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse, SAP Business Objects, SAP NW Master Data Management and SAP HANA.   With 15 years of SAP experience, Jo Ann is certified in SAP NW BW and SAP NW MDM.  Jo Ann has a BS degree in Education, Math from California University in PA and both a MAS in Information Technology and a MS in Marketing Research from Johns Hopkins University in MD.  You can contact Jo Ann via email at




During the past several weeks, I have received many emails from customers asking about access to a live SAP HANA system in our SAP Education class, TZHANA.  While this is only a 2-day class, there are many hands-on student activities on a live SAP HANA server.


In addition to the SAP HANA in-memory database, our training landscape includes an SAP ECC system with log-based replication configured. The landscape also includes SAP Business Objects Data Services for Data Provisioning.  Several BI client tools are also included in our landscape such as SAP Business Objects Explorer, Analysis for Office, and Crystal Reports.


As part of the TZHANA course, students create an SAP HANA model based on SAP ECC Controlling and Profitability Analysis.  Real-time CO-PA reporting is enabled when these SAP HANA Models are viewed from the front-end client tools. With in-memory processing on the SAP HANA database, the data retrieval is very fast.  For example, 25 million records can be processed in less than a second.


 Hands-On Student Activities in TZHANA Include:


  • SAP HANA Studio: Review Perspectives, Create Systems, Delivery Units and Packages
  • Architecture: Tables, Schemas
  • Data Services: Import MetaData,  Create a Project,  Job,  DataFlow, and DataStore to load table data to SAP HANA
  • Modeling (Based on ECC Controlling and Profitability Analysis): Create Attribute Views, Analytic views and Calculation Views.
  • Import and Export Models
  • Reporting and Analysis with SAP HANA models: Connect from SAP HANA to MS Excel,  SAP Business Objects Explorer, Analysis for Office, and Crystal Reports to analyze data using the SAP HANA Models that were created in class
  • SAP HANA Security: Create Users, Roles and Analytic Privileges.


In addition to the hands-on activities described above, the TZHANA course is also one of the primary courses provided to help students prepare for the newly released SAP HANA certification exam, C_HANAIMP_10


Facts About the C_HANAIMP_10 Certification Exam:


Target audience:  Partner consultant, SAP consultants, and customers that engage in SAP HANA projects in modeling and implementation roles.

Delivery options:  Through SAP training centers (available on November 25, 2011) and Pearson VUE (planned availability on December 14, 2011).   If in the US or Canada, please use promotion code 10CERTSS once registration opens at a Pearson VUE delivery center on 12/14/2011.

Certification title:  SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP HANA 1.0

Booking code:  C_HANAIMP_10

Exam structure:  3 hour multiple-choice exam with 80 items

The certification builds on the knowledge gained through related SAP HANA training and preferably refined by practical experience:

  • an instructor led 2-day introductory course TZHANA
  • a 4-hour recorded introductory training RHANA
  • a self-paced Online Knowledge Product (OKP) OHA10
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