documents in many places – I would suggest to Google it for more details or see LinkedIn HANA group (If you are member).
- Make sure to prepare mix and match questions for some areas (like 3 & 6; 2 & 6 is common combinations)
- Read more about new/ongoing changes (like Persistency Layer, Data Replication etc….)
- Make sure you are very clear with external interfaces with HANA systems (SQL, MDX, BICS) – which one runs at what scenario; ODBO/ODBC/JDBC configuration and capabilities…
- Pay more attention on BO 4.0 & BODS feature and capabilities
- Make sure you are very clear about all BO 4.0 reporting tools (and think interfaces methods, IDT and other used components) & Excel features with HANA
- Make sure you understand many analytical capabilities in HANA system itself
4. Focus on HANA internal components (Architecture inside HANA box, is very important) – must be very clear about each and every components and their role), it looks simple but try to go in details – each component plays crucial role (you will see complete architecture in some of the documents
I have suggested in end of this post – do not leave any components untouched)
5. Pay attention on multiple correct answers questions – need very precise knowledge about internal components (it is always known as classical
answers); Remember even you miss one right answer will make no score for any particular question – this is crucial in test
6. Do not forget, you prior experience (if you are from SAP BW background ECC –> BW –> BO) as well as many logical questions about SAP architecture and connectivity & applications (like RFC, iDoc, COPA knowledge etc…) and how will it change with new HANA DB architecture – if you are seasoned SAP
Consultant and have worked on many full life cycle projects – definitely it is easier for you….
7. At last but not least; I would suggest, keep going with all questions but note down all in-doubt questions and re-visit with doubtful questions after you have completed all 80 questions. Once you will finish all 80 questions many doubts will get clear in test itself – I know 3 hours is too long but believe me you will get some bonus points before pushing final submit button in your test and chances are you will get good percentage too 🙂
Couple of good books/documents:
- This is little bit old – still I like this document: http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/b053ef1a-e6e1-2e10-01b0-91c13e715595?QuickLink=index&overridelayout=true&52591874602573
- HANA Modeling Guide – This is pretty up to date and handy to understand command sequence: http://help.sap.com/hana/hana1_model_en.pdf
- Master Link – if you have some more time: http://scn.sap.com/community/developer-center/hana
Rest, I would like to say good luck and get ready for next milestone.
I hope this blog will be helpful to your next journey of “Certification in HANA technology”.