Based on a lot of interest in SAP HANA Cloud Platform, we decided to repeat the introductory course which initially took place in October 2013 .
We had more than 27,000 participants who registered for the course , received positive feedback, and even had quite a fan club on Twitter.

The course included some updates which feature simplifications in the developer experience since the first course.

The course was designed to explain SAP HANA Cloud Platform as an open standards-based, in-memory cloud platform designed for today’s increasingly networked, mobile, social and data-driven world. Developers can quickly build impactful, highly scalable applications leveraging the massive speed and scale of SAP HANA.

To give a broad and easy insight we focused on developing software and using an enterprise-ready pre-installed environment in the SAP Cloud to deploy and run applications in a secure and reliable way.

Take a look at the key statistics
(Introduction to SAP HANA Cloud Platform of Oct 2013 statistics in brackets):

• The course was held from June 11 through July 30, 2014.
• 9,440 (13,029) learners were enrolled on day 1 of the course.
• When the course ended this number had increased to 15,590 (21,087). During the course an additional of 65 % (62 %) participants joined.
• We issued 1,670 (2,642) graded Records of Achievement.
• 120,000 (90,000) learners watched the videos and attempted the self-tests.
• For both courses around 5,000 posts were created in the discussion forum.
• 17 % (14.8 %) of the participants were SAP employees.
• The female to male ratio was 1:5.6 (1:6.3).

The following graph shows the geographical distribution of the course participants


The TOP 3 countries were India (36.1 %), United States (14.1 %), Germany (8.6 %),
The participants came from 129 countries

Let’s have a look at the course participants by age which is shown in the graphic below


The age distribution shows a peak mainly from 24-34 year olds, which shows a very high impact and relevance in business environment.

I also would like to share some cites of participants which were posted in the discussion forum

Well structured course

So interesting and thanks to Rui

Great course

A big change on how to learn at SAP

Thanks for the course

Thanks to Rui Nogueira

Eye opening

Please be aware that this blog posts reflects my personal interpretation of the metrics only. What are your thoughts on the statistics I have presented? I am curious about your comments.

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