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Hello SAP Mobile Platform Community Members:

Reflecting back to the days when I was a professional services engineer (please don’t ask me how long ago), one of the greatest challenges for me was to continue my current workload while staying on top of my technology area game. As is every consultant’s goal, one of my career objectives was to remain relevant in the IT job market. As far as I can tell from the numerous discussions with many of you, this hasn’t changed at all. In fact, in the area of mobility, the pressure of staying relevant is even more greatly felt. We can all agree that experience and very good training are key to sustaining a high degree of relevance in our technology area.

However, a little focused assistance can go a long way in our ability to filter and assess what is relevant on our way towards gaining some degree of credibility/credential. Certification, as well as many years of experience, is one of the means by which employers and our own peers can easily evaluate our capability and relevance in the market. In other words, certification is one of those building blocks we access to move us along the attainment of a verifiable set of credentials that can lead to a greater trust from our project team members, customers, and our current/future employers. In the IT industry, certification is a credential that many take very seriously. Of course, it cannot and will never replace solid experience and a focused training program. And it cannot since the pre-requisite for any exam is either experience, training and most often both.

Now, you may be asking at this point in time: What is the purpose of all this? Well, as the SAP Mobile Platform Education Portfolio Manager and Certification Program Lead at SAP, I have been listening to your challenges, concerns and requests. In order to respond back to the larger community with something tangible, valuable and useful, I am offering you some tools to help you achieve your professional goals in SAP Mobility and maximize your time, concentrate your efforts, and remain focused on the requirements necessary for you to have a greater chance of achieving your certification in one or all of the SAP Mobile Platform exams. If you have been following SAP Mobile Platform education and certification offerings, you will also know that there are currently three associate level certification exams for SAP Mobile Platform, with a fourth exam on SAP Work Manager for SAP (formerly known as Syclo’s SMART WM for SAP) coming soon this year.

So, let’s get to the heart of this posting. Below, you will find three very detailed Readiness Guidelines for each exam. These study guidelines not only contain the topical areas for each exam, but also learning paths, each topical area weight, the expected cut score to pass each exam, and the topical area’s related tasks – keep in mind that the tasks are identified activities that you should be able to perform within the topical area. This will allow you to at least assess your current strengths, identify any skill gaps, and, if applicable, know where you need to focus your training time and dollars. My chief objective is to enable you to better prepare for an exciting career with SAP Mobile Platform. Hope you find all this information useful and valuable. Now for the readiness guidelines!

 

C_SUPDEV_01: SAP Certified Development Associate – Sybase Unwired Platform (SUP) 2.1 Mobile Application Developer

Certification Training Path: MOB01 or MOB01M (either is Optional), SUP521 or SUP52e or TSUP5e
Cut Score: 69% correct. 56 out of 80 correct items to pass.
Exam Duration/Delivery: 3 Hours at PearsonVUE or SAP Education Centers

Link to Exam on Webshop: https://training.sap.com/certification/c_supdev_01-sap-certified-development-associate-sybase-unwired-platform-sup-21-mobile-application-developer-g/

Description: The certification verifies the basic knowledge of mobile application development on SAP Sybase Unwired Platform. This certificate proves that the candidate has a basic overall understanding and in‐depth technical skills required of the mobile application developer associate level, and can implement this knowledge practically in projects. It is recommended as an entry-level qualification to allow consultants to get acquainted with the fundamentals of SAP Sybase Unwired Platform mobile application development.

Exam Structure and Weights:

Topical Areas       

Weight

PRODUCT INTRODUCTION AND ARCHITECTURE     10%
UNWIRED WORKSPACE AND DATA SOURCE INTEGRATION    10%
MBO DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND DEPLOYMENT     20%
MOBILE WORKFLOW APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT    20%
NATIVE MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT AND THE CLIENT APIs  20%
DATA CHANGE NOTIFICATION AND PUSH     5%
SYBASE CONTROL CENTER ADMINISTRATION FOR DEVELOPERS   10%
SYBASE UNWIRED PLATFORM TROUBLESHOOTING   

5%

Exam Topical Area Tasks:

Tasks per Topical Area Weight Percentage (Number of Items to Expect)

PRODUCT INTRODUCTION AND ARCHITECTURE

  • Describe the Sybase Unwired Platform Architecture
  • Perform Sybase Unwired Platform Installation, Prerequisites and Options
  • Perform Post Installation Requirements for Development
  • Define Different Types of Mobile Applications (Mobile Workflow vs. Native Mobile)
  • Describe Replication-Based Synchronization vs. Messaging-Based Synchronization
  • Describe Sybase Unwired Platform Installation Options
10% (8 ITEMS)

UNWIRED WORKSPACE AND DATA SOURCE INTEGRATION

  • Describe the General Mobile Application Project Perspective Environment
  • Describe Sybase Unwired Platform Supported Client Platforms and Data Integration Sources
  • Configure Mobile Application Project Perspective Preferences and Options
  • Work with Core Working Areas in the Unwired WorkSpace Interface: Toolbars,
  • Work with Views: Diagram and Other Views, as well as Tool Palettes, etc.
  • Create a New Project
  • Work with the Mobile Workflow Forms Editor Flow Diagram and Design Diagram Views
  • Work with Existing and Create New Connection Profiles
  • Import/Export Projects
10% (8 ITEMS)

MBO DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND DEPLOYMENT

  • Describe and work with MBO Basic Concepts – Attributes, Operations, Roles, Relationships, etc.
  • Describe and Create a Local Business Object (LBO)
  • Perform Basic SAP Integration: SAP BAPI MBOs via JCO MBO Creation and SAP BAPI MBOs via Web Services MBO Creation
  • Describe and Perform Database Integration: Table Sourced MBO Creation and Stored Procedure Sourced MBO Creation
  • Describe and with with Web and REST Service Integration: Web and REST Services Sourced MBO Creation
  • Describe and Create Personalization Key
  • Create Cache Groups and Cache Policies
  • Create Synchronization Groups
  • Create Synchronization and Load Parameters
  • Describe Differences between Cache Group/Cache Policy vs. Synchronization Group/Change Detection Interval
  • Create and Work with Object Queries
  • Work with Result Set Filters and Result Checkers
  • Create MBO Packages and Deployment Profiles
  • Create Online Cache Groups
  • Perform Code Generation
  • Setup Xcode, Eclipse, and .NET Mobile Application Development IDEs
20% (16 ITEMS)

MOBILE WORKFLOW APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

  • Work with Mobile Workflow Forms Editor Features: Palette, Screens,  Navigations, Controls. Keys, Menu Items, Personalization Key Mapping, Output Keys
  • Create Mobile Workflow Application Starting Points
  • Perform Basic Sybase Control Center Setup: Notification Mailbox  vs. Data Change Notification for Workflow
  • Create and Implement Roles and Describe How Roles Fit into the MBO Design Strategy
  • Create and Assign Mobile Workflow Device Users
  • Install and Configure Sybase Messaging Client
  • Use the Generation Wizard and Generated Hybrid Web Container Files
  • Deploy a Mobile Workflow Application to iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and Android
  • Perform Mobile Workflow Application Customization: Working with HTML5, CSS, jQuery Mobile and JavaScript and custom.js Customization
  • Localize a Mobile Workflow Application
  • Use the Attachment Control
  • Implement Online Lookup for Mobile Workflow Applications
  • Describe and USe the Mobile Workflow Security Features
20% (16 ITEMS)

NATIVE MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT AND THE CLIENT APIs

  • Describe Native Mobile Application Design Considerations for Synchronization and Security
  • Prepare the Visual Studio Environment
  • Prepare the Xcode Environment
  • Prepare the Eclipse Environment
  • Generate Code and Develop a User Interface: Build a Windows Mobile Application, Build an iOS Application, Build a BlackBerry Application
  • Describe the Use of Advanced Sybase Unwired Platform Client APIs: Standard Client APIs as well as DataVault APIs/ X.509 Certificate Authentication APIs
20 % (16 ITEMS)

DATA CHANGE NOTIFICATION AND PUSH

  • Describe the Data Change Notification Architecture and Basics
  • Perform Data Change Notification with/without Payload
  • Configure Data Change Notification on the Sybase Control Center
  • Create Regular Data Change Notification (DCN)
  • Create Workflow Data Change Notification  (WF-DCN)
  • Describe and Implement Device Notifications and Push
5% (4 ITEMS)

SYBASE CONTROL CENTER ADMINISTRATION FOR DEVELOPERS

  • Start and Stop Unwired Servers
  • Setup Multiple Servers in one SCC for Monitoring
  • Create Users (e.g. supAdmin) Using OpenDS and LDAP
  • Monitor Development Licenses
  • Configure Security and  X509 Certificate
  • Create Domains, Users, Groups and Roles
  • Maintain Server Connection Profiles
  • Create Cache Group and Synchronization Group
10% (8 ITEMS)

SYBASE UNWIRED PLATFORM TROUBLESHOOTING

  • Describe and Work with SCC Logs: Types, Options, and Features
  • Understand Platform Error messages
  • Read and Understand Log Data Files
  • Monitor Facilities
  • Use the Trace Feature
5% (4 ITEMS)

C_SUPADM_01: SAP Certified Application Associate – Sybase Unwired Platform 2.1 Administrator

Certification Training Path: MOB01 (or MOB01M), SUP140, SUP620
Cut Score: 65% correct. 52 out of 80 correct items to pass.
Exam Duration/Delivery: 3 Hours at PearsonVUE or SAP Education Centers

Link to Exam on Webshop: https://training.sap.com/certification/c_supadm_01-sap-certified-application-associate-sybase-unwired-platform-21-administration-g/

Description: This certification exam verifies fundamental and key administration knowledge required of a Sybase Unwired Platform admininstrator. This certificate proves that the candidate has an overall understanding and in‐depth technical skills for Sybase Unwired Platform security and administration, and can implement this knowledge practically in projects. It is recommended as an entry-level qualification to allow consultants to get acquainted with the fundamentals of Sybase Unwired Platform’s administration functionality.

Exam Structure and Weights:

Topical Areas Weight
PRODUCT INTRODUCTION AND ARCHITECTURE    5%
IMPLEMENTATION PLANNING, INSTALLATION AND DESIGN 5%
BASIC SYBASE CONTROL CENTER ADMINISTRATION   15%
MBO DEPLOYMENT AND BACKEND CONNECTIVITY   15%
ADVANCED SYBASE CONTROL CENTER ADMINISTRATION  20%
SECURITY ADMINISTRATION     15%
DATA CHANGE NOTIFICATION AND PUSH   5%
SYBASE UNWIRED PLATFORM MONITORING AND TUNING  10%
SYBASE UNWIRED PLATFORM MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING 10%

Exam Topical Area Tasks:      

Tasks per Topical Area Weights Percentage (Number of Items to Expect)

PRODUCT INTRODUCTION AND ARCHITECTURE

  • Describe Sybase Unwired Platform Architecture (Runtime vs. SDK) and Core Components
  • Define Sybase Unwired Platform Runtime Installation, Prerequisites, Post-Installation Requirements and Environment Options
  • Describe Licensing Types
  • Install Updates or Patches
  • Describe JCO Libraries on SUP Server
  • Describe Administrator Types
  • Describe Administration General Tasks
  • Describe Types of Mobile Applications (Mobile Workflow/HWC vs. Native)
  • Describe Replication-Based Synchronization vs. Messaging-Based Synchronization (RBS vs. MBS) Methods
5% (4 ITEMS)

IMPLEMENTATION PLANNING, INSTALLATION AND DESIGN

  • Determine/Validate Target Landscape: Relay server (RSOE and Relay Server platform), Server and Client License Requirements, Underlying User Store: i.e. LDAP, etc.
    Describe Infrastructure Requirement for SUP 2.1 and Ancillary Dependencies, such as Sybase Relay Server installation/Configuration, Microsoft Failover Cluster
  • Installation/Setup/Configuration
    Scale the Sybase Unwired Platform Environment
    Define Domain Strategy and Considerations
5% (4 ITEMS)

BASIC SYBASE CONTROL CENTER ADMINISTRATION 

  • Describe the the Sybase Control Center (SCC)
  • Start and Stop Unwired Servers
    Perform Server Configuration: Monitoring Users and Licenses, Reviewing or Changing Communication and DCN Ports, Managing Replication-based Synchronization Settings, Managing Message-based Synchronization Settings,  Configuring Apple Push Notifications, Configuring BlackBerry Enterprise Server Communications, Creating, Enabling and Removing Domains, Managing EIS Connections
  • Maintain Server Connection Profiles
  • Perform Cache Group Management
  • Perform Synchronization Group Management
  • Work with Various Logs: Types and Options
15% (12 ITEMS)

MBO DEPLOYMENT AND BACKEND CONNECTIVITY

  • Describe MBO/LBO Basic Concepts – Attributes, Operations, Roles, Relationships, etc.
  • Describe SAP Connectivity: SAP BAPI MBOs via JCO MBOs, SAP BAPI MBOs via Web Services MBO, DOE, SAP NetWeaver Gateway
  • Perform JDBC Installation and Configuration
  • Perform REST Services Connectivity
  • Perform SOAP Web Services Connectivity
  • Create MBO Packages
  • Create Deployment Packages
15% (12 ITEMS)

ADVANCED SYBASE CONTROL CENTER ADMINISTRATION

  • Deploy MBO packages to production servers
  • Deploy Mobile Workflow applications to production servers
  • Configure deployed MBO packages
  • Configure Mobile Workflow applications
  • Configure Subscriptions
  • Import/Export Applications
  • Perform Application and User Management
20% (16 ITEMS)

SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

  • Create Users, Groups and Roles (e.g. supAdmin)
  • Perform Server Security Tasks: Securing Server Infrastructure, Securing Platform Administration, and Encrypting Application Payloads
  • Create and Administer Security Configurations: Securing Administration Ports, Securing RBS Ports, Securing MBS Ports,  Securing Server Infrastructure
  • Perform Application Authorization such as Mapping Physical to Logical Roles
15 % (12 ITEMS)

DATA CHANGE NOTIFICATION AND PUSH

  • Describe Data Change Notification Architecture and Basics
  • Create a Data Change Notification with/without Payload
  • Configure Data Change Notification on the Sybase Control Center
  • Create a Regular Data Change Notification (DCN)
  • Create a Workflow Data Change Notification  (WF-DCN)
  • Work with Push Notifications
5 % (4 ITEMS)

SYBASE UNWIRED PLATFORM MONITORING AND TUNING

  • Configure Monitoring
  • Monitor Activities and Statistics: Security Logs, Replication-based synchronization, Message-based synchronization, System queue status, Data change notifications, Device notifications (replication), Package statistics, Device users, Cache activity
    Perform Tuning Techniques and Configuration Checks/Adjustments for the following: Thread Count, Synchronization Cache Size, Java Heap Size, Log Levels/Settings, Number of queues, Connection Pool Size
  • Perform Platform Sizing
  • Describe Synchronization and Cache Groups and Cache Policies: e.g. Cache Group/Cache Policy vs. Synchronization Group/Change Detection Interval
10% (8 ITEMS)

SYBASE UNWIRED PLATFORM MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING

  • Perform Common Maintenance Activities: Caches, Connections, Databases, Devices and Users, Error history, Logs, Packages
  • Configure and Use Tracing
  • Configure the Domain Log
  • Work with Error messages
  • Explain the Different Log Files (i.e. Server, Domain, Client, Trace, Bootstrap, Install, etc.)
  • Use the OS System Event Log
  • Perform Scheduled Cleanup Tasks
  • Troubleshoot CDB Errors
  • Troubleshoot Device Connection Errors
  • Troubleshoot SCC Access
  • Troubleshoot Relay Server/RSOE
  • Perform Backup and Recovery of Platform Components
10% (8 ITEMS)

C_AFARIA_01: SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP Afaria 7.0 Administrator

Certification Training Path: MOB01 (or MOB01M), SUP140, AFA461
Cut Score: 65% correct. 52 out of 80 correct items to pass.
Exam Duration/Delivery: 3 Hours at PearsonVUE or SAP Education Centers
Link to Exam on Webshop: https://training.sap.com/certification/c_afaria_01-sap-certified-application-associate-sap-afaria-70-administrator-g/

Description: This certification exam verifies fundamental and key system administration knowledge required of SAP Afaria. This certificate proves that the candidate has an overall understanding and in‐depth technical skills for SAP Afaria device managment concepts, security and administration, and can implement this knowledge practically in projects. It is recommended as an entry-level qualification to allow consultants to get acquainted with the fundamentals of SAP Afaria’s device management functionality.

Exam Structure and Weights:

Topical Areas Weight
PRODUCT INTRODUCTION AND ARCHITECTURE   5%
SAP AFARIA INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION  20%
RELAY SERVER INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION  10%
SAP AFARIA CONFIGURATION AND ADMINISTRATION  25%
DEVICE APPLICATION ONBOARDING AND ASSET TRACKING 10%
SAP AFARIA TELECOM EXPENSE MANAGEMENT   10%
SAP AFARIA LOGS, ALERTS AND REPORTS    10%
SAP AFARIA SECURITY    10%

Exam Topical Area Tasks:

Tasks per Topical Areas Weights Percentage (Number of Items to Expect)

PRODUCT INTRODUCTION AND ARCHITECTURE

  • Describe the SAP Afaria Solution
  • Define the SAP Afaria Architecture
  • Identify SAP Afaria Components
5% (4 ITEMS)

SAP AFARIA INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION

  • Create the SAP Afaria Database (MS SQL Server or SQL Anywhere)
  • Install the following components:  SAP Afaria Server, Administration Console,  Enrollment Server, Package Server, Self Service Portal, CA Server, and SCEP
  • Configure the SAP Afaria Landscape
  • Define iOS Notification and Configure Signed Profile for iOS device
20% (16 ITEMS)

RELAY SERVER INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION

  • Describe Relay Server and Relay Server Farm
  • Perform a Relay Server Installation: Automatic Installation of Relay Server on Windows, Install and configure a Relay Sever on Windows IIS Web Server, Install  and configure a Relay
  • Sever on Linux Apache Web Server
  • Configure the Relay Server for SAP Afaria: Configure the rs.config file, Configure Relay Server Outbound Enabler (RSOE) Configuration File, Install the RSOE as a  Windows
  • service, Configure SAP Afaria to use Relay Server, Update Device Communication, Update SAP Afaria Server, Enrollment Server, Package Server, and Self- Service Portal, Connect SAP Afaria Farm to Relay Server Farm
10% (8 ITEMS)

SAP AFARIA CONFIGURATION AND ADMINISTRATION

  • Describe SAP Afaria Concepts of Device Provisioning
  • Navigate the General Dashboard
  • Illustrate Enrollment Preparation
  • Create Configuration, Enrollment, Worklist and Session Policies
  • Work with Policies, Device Configurations and Policy Views
  • View, Edit, Filter and Sort the Policy List
  • Create Configuration Policies
  • View the Application Policy
  • View a Policy’s Group and Device Links
  • Export a Policy View
  • Publish and Unpublish Policies
  • Link and Unlink a Group to a  Policy
  • Describe Device Configuration Policies for Windows Mobile, Windows Desktop, Android, BlackBerry and iOS
  • Deliver Policy to a device
  • Group and Verify the Delivery of a Policy
  • Create, Edit and Delete User, Composite, Static and Dynamic Groups
  • Assign Groups to Enrollment Policies
  • Assign Policy to Group
  • Work with Device Enrollment Processes such as self-Service Portal enrollment  and enrollment code enrollment
25% (20 ITEMS)

DEVICE APPLICATION ONBOARDING AND ASSET TRACKING

  • Perform and describe Device Application Onboarding: Download the IPA file, Create Enterprise Application Package, Assign Application Policy to Group, Access  Portal Package
  • Applications
  • Perform Automatic Application Onboarding
  • Describe Device Asset Tracking
  • Describe SAP Afaria Administrator Remote Device Actions
  • Perform Remote Device Management for all Supported Devices (BlackBerry, iOS, etc.)
  • Modify Device Attributes such as: Edit, Delete, Modify Device Owner, Move to Tenant, Un-approve
  • Apply Self-Service Portal Device Management actions
10% (8 ITEMS)

SAP AFARIA TELECOM EXPENSE MANAGEMENT

  • Describe Telecom Expense Management
  • Configure TEM Settings on the SAP Afaria server for Data Views
  • Prepare Devices that Support TEM for International Roaming
10% (8 ITEMS)

SAP AFARIA LOGS, ALERTS AND REPORTS

  • Monitor Alerts and Errors
  • Define a Logging Policy
  • Create a Custom Log and view the Server Logs
  • Identify and Configure SAP Afaria Reports and run TEM Reports
10% (8 ITEMS)

SAP AFARIA SECURITY

  • Describe SAP Afaria Security Features
  • Work with SAP Afaria Network Configurations: Enable SSL and create Certificate Signing Request (CSR), Send CSR for Signing, Import the Signed Certificate File, Perform SSL Binding
  • Apply Security Actions
10% (8 ITEMS)

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