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SAP Education is Primed to Support SAP HANA Adoption

SAP Education is primed to support our customers and partners in successfully adopting the latest release of SAP HANA. Staying in lock-step with SAP HANA’s dynamic release cycle, SAP Education has significantly extended its offerings in this space in 2013.  In February we introduced the SAP HANA SPS05 curriculum to the market, followed by the introduction of new online options for SAP HANA SPS05 training in March.

Our multi-channel delivery approach is comprised of classroom-based, virtual delivery, and online options which allow learners to get the knowledge they require in the best possible format that suits their particular needs. Beginning with the launch of instructor-led core training earlier this year, the SAP HANA training curriculum has recently been complemented by various e-Learning options and additional courses.

To cite one example, the “ABAP Programming for SAP HANA” course addresses the urgent enablement needs of anyone involved with optimizing ABAP codes for Suite-on-HANA and other ABAP stack-based applications. And our up-to-date certification exams effectively round out the SAP HANA SPS05 education portfolio.

The new SAP HANA SPS05 education portfolio includes the following updated or courses and certifications:

  • Instructor led (classroom or virtual)
  • eAcademy
  • E-Learning
  • Certification

A comprehensive, up-to-date listing is now available here.

These courses only represent the initial set of new training options available around SAP HANA in 2013. Stay tuned to SCN for more to come through SAP Education on SAP HANA and Suite-on-HANA. Detailed information on the available certification and training programs for SAP HANA can be accessed through SAP’s online Training & Certification shop.

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      There have been quite a few, sometimes emotional discussions in the community about the role of 'commercial education' in times of an increasing number of freely available possibilities for learning. And sometimes, commercial classes have even been portrayed as yesterday's capitalist model vs. the new, free model, driven out of philanthropy (I am exaggerating a bit, but only a bit).   

      I think, SAP deserves credit for its investment in freely available learning material e.g. in the SAP HANA Academy and the associated community efforts. I hope, this can be sustained esp. by keeping the material current which is time consuming and costly. 

      In the past months, I have worked closely with SAP Education and gained insights into the size of this machine and its ability to scale commercial training classes around the world extremely quickly. These commercial classes fulfill a need, despite the wealth of freely available information. Actually, the demand for them is high in particular for SAP HANA, where there is more free content available than for any SAP product before.

      Community activities are great - and I personally benefit a lot from free information. But honestly, without a professional organization creating, delivering and updating trainings on a large and global scale, HANA would be in big trouble. In many important areas, we believe in the power of the free market to fulfill demands quickly and effectively, so why not in education for commercial products?

      So we should stop creating artificial boundaries. People & companies are paying for training not because they are stupid or conditioned to do so. They are paying for them, because they made rational decisions to do so based on their individual needs.

      In this sense, education for HANA can be a role model for how a more open SAP does not canibalize its own commercial offerings.