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Hello SAP User Experience colleagues,

Digital transformation impacts nearly all areas of a business, from the design of new technology-enabled  business models and applications to efficient, highly automated business operations. A key to the success of any company’s digital transformation is the quality of interaction between the solution and the people who use it – in other words, the user experience (UX).

Designing the best possible user experience is not just about creating beautiful user interfaces anymore. To humanize software experience through design, you must focus on the users’ needs and expectations. Achieving success requires more than efficient software implementation or simply new functionality. End users are accustomed to consumer-grade user experiences on their devices, whether mobile or desktop, and they expect equally elegant and intuitive solutions from their SAP software. Meeting users’ needs has become a key differentiator in our current and future fast-paced, innovation driven market.

This blog discusses a completely revamped set of learning journeys for SAP User Experience standards, tools and technologies. I hope to guide you on your way to finding education that will improve your use of SAP User Experience technologies from a number of different perspectives and roles. The SAP Education offerings in the second half of this blog are either brand new or improved and matured standard content available to you in a continous learning journey fashion.

Changes to the SAP User Experience Standard Curriculum:


One of the most noticeable features of the new curriculum is the revised course code naming standard. In general, SAP Education will begin using the UX prefix, as opposed to the older SAPX naming convention. The only exception will be SAPX01, which serves as our baseline introduction course much like SAP01 does for ERP topics. Also, the courses will be organized by their numbering scheme. For example, 100-199 will be dedicated to introduction courses, 200-299 will focus on administration topics, 300-399 will be used for the SAP Screen Personas courses, and 400 and above will be dedicated to development content.


For those of you who are already familiar with the SAPX courses, I have provided below a mapping table to help you determine which UXnnn course you should attend in its place. Keep in mind that we are also introducing over five brand new courses, and a variety of very useful openSAP introductory courses. The table below only applies to a mapping of existing SAPX courses to their UX successors.

SAPX Course UX Successor Detail
SAPX01 SAPX01 This course will remain the baseline introductory course for the UX curriculum, much like SAP01 is for ERP.
SAPX03 UX100 and/or UX200 SAPX03 will be divided into two courses. When this course was introduced in 2014, it served as the 5-day implementation course for all roles (developers, admins, etc.). However, now that SAP Fiori target audience is matured, it is necessary to provide role-based courses for developers, application consultans, and administrators. UX100 targets architects and application consultants, while UX200 targets exclusively the administrator of the SAP Fiori E2E system.
SAPX04 & SAPX05 UX400 UX400 is your entry level HTML5 and openUI5 course. It combined the content domain of its predecessors into a complete 5-day openUI development introduction course.
SAPX08 UX402 For developers who are already well versed in HTML5 and the open source version of openUI, UX402 is the entry point for developers who now will begin to exclusively focus on developing SAP Fiori applications using the SAP version of the framework  – SAPUI5.
SAPX11 UX200 UX200 has been designed from the ground up as a complete and powerful SAP Fiori administrator’s course.
SAPX12 UX410 The revised UX410 course delivers advanced SAPUI5 topics for the serious SAPUI5/Fiori App developer.

SAP User Experience Learning Journeys:

The following learning journeys have as their core goal helping traditional IT professionals like you transition their skills into the digital economy. The UX related skills are organized around five standard roles and/or technology domains:

  • Designers using SAP Fiori UX strategy, standards and tools
  • Developers building SAP Fiori apps on SAP S/4HANA On-premise and/or SAP S/4HANA Cloud Editions
  • Developers using SAP Screen Personas for improved user experience
  • Application consultants using various SAP User Interfaces
  • Administrators of SAP Fiori environments


As we progress into each learning journey, keep in mind that SAP Education continues to improve and optimize its learning journeys. To view the most recent changes and enhancements over the next months, please visit the UX Learning Journeys online or the training webshop UX curriculum area.


Now, let’s go over each learning journey. I will provide you with a screenshot of the journey and then touch on the key courses in the short descriptions which follow. When you view the learning journey online, each course is hyperlinked to its full course description.


UX Designer Learning Journey:

As a UX designer focused on developing SAP Fiori applications, software systems, and business processes, you can take courses at SAP Education to learn the intricacies of how the “blueprint” of UX patterns fit together. To design consumer-grade SAP Fiori apps, you will need to learn the latest SAP UX standards and guidelines, methodology, tools available in the SAP HANA Cloud Platform, such as SAP Web IDE and the SAP BUILD tools, and the fundamentals of openUI5 or SAPUI5. The learning journey includes a dedicated SAP UX Learning Room for subscribers of the SAP Learning Hub, introductory openSAP courses, and from there the more intermediate to advanced level courses and certifications.

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Figure 1: SAP UX Designer Learning Journey

Key Descriptions:

UX100s: SAP’s UX Strategy in a Nutshell

Duration: 3 hrs

Delivery method: openSAP

Gain an understanding of the core elements of SAP’s UX Strategy. You do not need to have any technical knowledge to grasp the concept of SAP’s UX strategy, which is explained easily and informally. Experience the real business value that improved user experience brings to a company’s end-users, and understand the key learnings from more than 300 customer projects.

UX002s: Digital Transformation and Its Impact

Duration: 12 hrs

Delivery method: openSAP

Discover how to master digital transformation, including understanding how cloud computing, devices, data, and networks play important roles. Also hear real-world examples from businesses that have successfully completed their digital transformation.

UX003s: Creating Business Value with User Experience

Duration: 3 hrs

Delivery method: openSAP

Learn about the business value you can achieve with a greater user experience that results in happier users. Understand how such a user experience can create business benefits that you can actually anticipate, measure, and realize, such as productivity gains and lower training costs.

UX006s: Basics of Design Research

Duration: 5 hrs

Delivery method: openSAP

In this course you’ll receive an overview from SAP’s design research experts that will help you get the most out of your field research experience. From identifying users through conducting a field visit to developing points of view, this course provides you with a foundation for conducting design research in a people-centric environment.

SAPX01: User Experience Fundamentals and Best Practices

Duration: 3 days

Delivery method: Classroom or virtual learning community

Gain an understanding of our user experience, from design thinking concepts to coverage on all the UX tools, solutions, and best practices. This course covers fundamental information about the SAP Fiori UX (on prem and cloud versions), SAP Fiori apps, SAPUI5, SAP Gateway technology, SAP Screen Personas, and OData Services.

JOY063: HANA Cloud Platform Essentials

Duration: 20 hrs

Delivery method: openSAP

This course provides an overview on developing software using SAP’s enterprise-ready, pre-installed environment in the Cloud. The course shows you how to deploy and run your applications in a secure and reliable way in the cloud.

HCP100: SAP HANA Cloud Platform (Available in Q4/2016)

Duration: 5 days

Delivery method: Classroom or virtual learning community

This course goes deeper into the SAP HANA Cloud Platform and allows you to take advantage of the various services it provides. Ideally, attendees should have basic skills in Java Programming and a basic knowledge of how to use such as development platform. The openSAP course above is a very good introduction and preparation for this course.

UX007s: Designing Business Models for teh Digital Economy (Available in Q4/2016)

Duration: 20 hrs

Delivery method: openSAP

This course will explore the proper design of business models that specifically adress today’s digital economy. It is intended for professionals such as business process analysts, solution architects, UX designers, developers and application consultants.

THINK1: Design Thinking for Business Innovation – Live Experience

Duration: 2 days

Delivery methoid: Classroom or virtual learning

This course examines Design Thinking as a creative problem-solving approach that you would use to solve individual challenges such as defining new strategies, organizations, processes, and individualized IT solutions. Team up in groups with other learners and walk through all design thinking phases, inspired and coached by design thinking professionals at SAP. Your group will solve a training challenge and complete the class by building a low-fidelity prototype that adresses the challenge.

UX401: SAP Fiori from Design to Prototype

Duration: 3 days

Delivery method: Classroom and virtual learning

Learn how to apply UX design principles and strategy to discover and build protoypes for SAP Fiori apps using SAP’s design tools such as Web IDE and BUILD. Engage in design thinking for scoping, ideating, and framing phases. A core goal of this course is for you to create a high-fidelity app wireframe by way of a design-thinking driven use case.

UX400: openUI5 Development Foundations

Duration: 5 days

Delivery method: Clasroom and virtual learning

As an SAP UX Designer using HCP, Web IDE and BUILD, you will need to learn the basics of HTML5 and openUI5. Learn how to build simple program applications using HTML5, then explore the world of openUI5.

Certifications:

  • C_THINK_02: SAP Certified Associate – Design Thinking (available)
  • C_UXDESGN_01: SAP Certified Design Associate – SAP UX Designer (Q1/2017)

SAP Fiori UX Developer Learning Journey

You can also take courses focused on the UI development toolkit for HTML5 (SAPUI5), a JavaScript UI library used to build responsive HTML5-based apps following design principles of SAP Fiori. (See Figure 2.) The core of SAPUI5 manages many aspects of modern Web application development behind the scenes. A variety of UI controls are included with SAPUI5, ranging from basic elements to complex UX patterns, ready to be used to style your app. The integrated learning journey for SAPUI5 includes a dedicated SAP Learning Room for subscribers of SAP Learning Hub, introductory courses on openSAP, and advanced training and certification from SAP Education, specifically addressing the latest openUI5 and SAPUI5 frameworks, standards, and guidelines.

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Figure 2: SAP UX Developer Learning Journey

UX100: Introduction to SAP Fiori (On Premise)

Duration: 3 days

Delivery method: Classroom and virtual learning

Obtain an overview of SAP Fiori, including design principles, usage, configuration, SAP Fiori launchpad to cover personalization, and end-user feedback. Other topics include app types (transactional, analytical, and fact sheet), app categories (original, principle, and transactional), intent-based navigation, and semantic objects. The course also covers various architectures, including SAP Fiori for SAP Business Suite foundation component (SAPUI5, SAP Gateway, and the ABAP® programming language), SAP Fiori for SAP HANA Live for SAP Business Suite foundation component (SAPUI5, the SAP NetWeaver® Enterprise Search application, and SAP HANA extended application services), SAP Fiori for SAP S/4HANA (SAPUI5 and CDS views), and mobile SAP Fiori apps (SAP Fiori Client mobile app and SAP Mobile Platform).

UX101: Introduction to SAP Fiori, cloud service

Duration: 2 days

Delivery method: Classroom and virtual learning

Discover SAP Fiori, cloud service, and learn how the solution best fits your company’s landscape requirements. For example, learn how the cloud edition works in a hybrid deployment architecture running the UI layer in the cloud and consuming the business processes from existing on-premise SAP Business Suite software.

UX400: openUI5 Development Foundations

Duration: 5 days

Delivery method: Classroom and virtual learning

Gain an understanding of HTML5 and a foundation for our open-source version of SAPUI5. Learn how to program applications using HTML5, and then explore use of openUI5 by creating a new project in SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP Web IDE.

UX401: SAP Fiori from Design to Prototype

Duration: 3 days

Delivery method: Classroom and virtual learning

Learn how to apply UX design principles and strategy to discover and build prototypes of SAP Fiori apps using our design tools and Build. Engage in design thinking for scoping, ideating, and framing phases. A core goal of this course is for you to create a high-fidelity app wireframe by way of a design-thinking use case, creating with SAP Screen Personas, and end-to-end storyboarding.

UX402: Developing UIs with SAPUI5

Duration: 3 days

Delivery method: Classroom and virtual learning

Gain a much deeper understanding of the user experience design methodology at SAP, the framework for SAPUI5, and the overall UX design principles for building beautiful SAP Fiori apps. Code with MVC advanced UI controls, understand advanced data-handling techniques, perform application extensibility, and explore advanced deployment options. Also receive gain practical experience while you build your own SAP Fiori-like apps using our cloud tools and SAPUI5. The hands-on exercises performed in class can give you a competitive head start into the framework’s more-advanced development features.

UX009s: Developing Web Apps with SAPUI5

Duration: 12 hrs

Delivery method: openSAP

Learn about the main concepts of SAPUI5. JavaScript exercises for each unit provide the technical background needed to develop responsive Web apps. We start from scratch with the very basics and hands-on coding. As the class continues, you learn more about the powerful development concepts and discover how to master SAPUI5.

UX410: Developing UIs for SAP Fiori

Duration: 5 days

Delivery method: Classroom and virtual learning

Find out how to build user interfaces for SAP Fiori apps using SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP Web IDE, templates, and reference apps. The course describes UI requirements for SAP Fiori, as well as architecture and components for SAP HANA Cloud Platform. It also prepares you to use SAP HANA Cloud Platform, including the mobile services, and to use SAP HANA Cloud Platform, cloud connector, to create consumer-grade SAP Fiori apps that front an implementation for SAP S/4HANA.

UX411s: openSAP – Build Your Own SAP Fiori Apps in the Cloud

Duration: 36 hrs

Delivery method: openSAP

Learn about the foundations of our design guidelines and how to apply them to your unique business needs. The goal of this course is to introduce you to the tools, methodologies, and best practices for designing, creating, and enhancing your own SAP Fiori apps.

UX004s: Software Design for Non-designers

Duration: 20 hrs

Delivery method: openSAP

Explore common aspects of design as a way to improve user experience in software engineering, and get an introduction to a few basic steps you can apply to your next project.

GW100: SAP Gateway – Building OData Services

Duration: 5 days

Delivery method: Classroom and virtual learning

Gain information designed for developers, architects, and other technical professionals responsible for creating OData services using the SAP Gateway technology. This course covers the architecture information for the latest release of SAP Gateway, examines OData and consumption of OData services, and identifies various OData services deployment options. Gain a thorough understanding of how to implement a service from SAP Gateway, learn about the service generation model for SAP Gateway, and discover how to perform tasks related to service extensibility for SAP Gateway and the use of the latest release of SAP Web IDE. Learn, too, about the hub functionalities and implementing security and advanced OData options, such as function imports, implementation of expand, deep insert, e-tags; batch processing, offline support, and media links.

UX412: Mobilizing SAP Fiori Apps

Duration: 3 days

Delivery method: Classroom and virtual learning

Begin with this simple question: why make SAP Fiori apps mobile? Explore SAP Fiori on mobile devices as a user requirement, and learn the various tools available for making standard SAP Fiori apps mobile. Explore the various application types and what each requires by mobile users. Participate in discussions and exercises associated with run times of SAP Fiori apps and specific mobile qualities of SAP Fiori Client. Finally, perform hands-on activities to learn to make an existing SAP Fiori app mobile using SAP Web IDE, hybrid app toolkit add-on.

Certifications:

  • C_HCP_2016: SAP Certified Development Associate – SAP HANA Cloud Platform (Q3/2016)
  • C_FIORIDEV_20: SAP Certified Development Associate – SAP Fiori Development (Q4/2016)

UX Developers for SAP Screen Personas:

SAP Education provides a complete learning journey to enable IT professionals to become effective users of SAP Screen Personas software on a fully implemented SAP S/4HANA software landscape. SAP Screen Personas is a browser-based rendering engine for classic screens from the Web Dynpro development environment. It provides consumer-grade personalization features that enable IT professionals, key users, and end users to simplify business application screens quickly and easily in order to improve visual appeal, end-user productivity, and performance. The learning journey for SAP Screen Personas includes an SAP Learning Room for subscribers of SAP Learning Hub, introductory courses on openSAP, and advanced training and certification from SAP Education. (See Figure 3.) The learning journey takes you through comprehensive enablement for the most-effective use of SAP Screen Personas to increase your organization’s own user adoption, experience, and productivity.

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Figure 3: UX Developers for SAP Screen Personas

UX400: openUI5 Development Foundations

Duration: 5 days

Delivery method: C;assroom and virtual learning

Gain an understanding of HTML5 and a foundation for our open-source version of SAPUI5. Learn how to program applications using HTML5, and then explore use of openUI5 by creating a new project in SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP Web IDE.

UX008s: Overview of SAP Screen Personas

Duration: 8 hrs

Delivery methid: openSAP

Experience a high-level overview of the latest version of SAP Screen Personas, and learn how to create simple screens that allow you to streamline business processes quickly and easily, leading to improved end-user productivity and satisfaction. Learn how to create simple consumer-grade UI flavors and themes from SAP Screen Personas as preparation for more-advanced training from SAP Education.

UX300: Development with SAP Screen Personas

Duration: 3 days

Delivery method: Classroom and virtual learning

Gain both a foundational and a deep understanding of the concepts around our user experience strategy and the latest release of SAP Screen Personas. Explore the new editing options and learn to set up a project with SAP Screen Personas, build and reuse more-complex flavors and themes, assign themes to flavors, explain collaboration functionalities, import flavors previously created by other users, export flavors, and perform flavor versioning.

Certifications:

  • C_THINK_02: SAP Certified Associate – Design Thinking (available)

Application Consultants Using SAP User Interfaces Learning Journey:

In this learning journey, you can discover what SAP means by “user experience in the age of digital transformation” from the application consultant’s perspective. (See Figure 4.) Hear about the disparate UI options available from a business process point of view. Explore our UI clients and technologies by following a series of business process scenarios. This learning journey includes a dedicated SAP Learning Room for subscribers of SAP Learning Hub, introductory courses on openSAP, and advanced training from SAP Education.

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Figure 4: Application Consultants using SAP User Interfaces Learning Journey

SAPX01: User Experience Fundamentals and Best Practices

Duration: 3 days

Delivery method: Classroom and virtual learning

Gain an understanding of our user experience, from design thinking concepts to coverage on all our UX tools, solutions, and best practices. The course covers fundamental information about the SAP Fiori UX (on-premise and cloud editions), SAP Fiori apps, SAPUI5, SAP Gateway technology, SAP Screen Personas, and OData.

UX102: Introduction to User Experience UIs for Application Consultants

Duration: 2 days

Delivery method: Classroom and virtual learning

Learn the UI options available from a business process point of view. Explore our UI clients and technologies by following a series of business process scenarios, whereby you can understand how to use available UIs for specific activities. The course will cover SAP Fiori apps, Web Dynpro in business processes, SAP Screen Personas and flavor creation, SAP GUI, and the way to best perform business processes in a fully integrated UI environment.

SAP Fiori Administrator Learning Journey

An administrator of SAP Fiori requires extensive knowledge about the end-to-end systems that make up the implementation of SAP Fiori. In this learning journey, administrators can learn the installation and configuration steps for SAP Fiori apps, SAP Gateway, central UI, product UI, and Web dispatcher functionality. (See Figure 5.) You can perform system configuration for trusted RFC, SAP Gateway and system aliases, FLP services, app-specific services, and enterprise search configuration and configuration of the SAP HANA platform (functional units, data models, OData services, and so on). Also understand core administration, security, and authentication of the SAP NetWeaver Application Server for ABAP, as well as learn how to perform monitoring in the total system landscape.

The learning journey for administrators of SAP Fiori includes a dedicated SAP Learning Room for subscribers of SAP Learning Hub, introductory courses on openSAP, and training and certification from SAP Education.

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Figure 5: SAP Fiori Administrator Learning Journey

SAPTEC: SAP NetWeaver Application Server – Fundamentals

Duration: 4 days

Delivery method: Classroom and virtual learning

Investigate the architecture of SAP NetWeaver Application Server (SAP NetWeaver AS) in detail. Learn effective techniques for navigating the application, and get an overview of the development process required of all landscape implementations of SAP software.

ADM100: SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP – Administration

Duration: 5 days

Delivery method: Classroom and virtual learning

Learn about the tasks that you encounter as an IT professional responsible for SAP software systems based on SAP NetWeaver Application Server for ABAP. Acquire the knowledge and hands-on experience to keep the system running, improve your efficiency with day-to-day administrator work, and accomplish other specialized tasks.

UX200: System Administration for SAP Fiori

Duration: 3 days

Delivery method: Classroom and virtual learning

Explore a detailed look at administration tasks and activities necessary to support SAP Fiori. Learn how to install, configure, and customize the SAP Fiori launchpad; how to configure ancillary systems in the solution; and how to deploy, manage, and monitor standard and customized SAP Fiori apps.

GW100: SAP Gateway – Building OData Services

Duration: 5 days

Delivery method: Classroom and virtual learning

Gain information designed for developers, architects, and other technical professionals responsible for creating OData services using the SAP Gateway technology. This course covers the architecture information for the latest release of SAP Gateway, examines OData and consumption of OData services, and identifies various OData services deployment options. Gain a thorough understanding of how to implement a service from SAP Gateway, learn about the service-generation model for SAP Gateway, discover how to perform tasks related to service extensibility for SAP Gateway, and explore the use of the latest release of SAP Web IDE. Learn, too, about the hub functionalities and implementing security and advanced OData options, such as function imports, implementation of expand, deep insert,e-tags, batch processing, offline support, and media links.

Certifications:

  • C_FIOADM_28: SAP Certified Technology Associate – SAP Fiori System Administration (Q1/2017)
  • C_SAPXIMP_20: SAP Certified Technology Associate – Implementation  & Configuration (available)

I hope you enjoyed the blog and take advantage of the new and exciting journeys we have in store for you in the UX education area.

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      1. Nishant Bansal

        HI Any learning material for C_FIORIDEV_20. Any specific books.

         

        I had good experience in UI5 now i am planning to do certification can you please let me know the books.

         

        THanks

        Nishant

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