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Get Certified: C_TADM55a_75 | SAP Certified Technology Associate – System Administration (SAP HANA) with SAP NetWeaver 7.5

The C_TADM55a_75 certification expires December 31, 2021.

For the latest version of this exam (and certification), see

Does this mean the certification is no longer valid? No it does not, see


In this blog, you will find some personal suggestions about how to get certified as SAP Certified Technology Associate – System Administration (SAP HANA) with SAP NetWeaver 7.5.

The exam for SAP HANA 2.0 (55a) was released in 2019.

The exam for SAP HANA 1.0 (55) was released in 2017

For the posts about the SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 05 exams, see

For the posts about the ABAP specialisation exam, see

For the posts about the SAP Business Technology (SAP Cloud Platform) exams, see

About braindumps and cheat sheets, see

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Once you passed the exam, you will receive a digital badge from Acclaim:

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Note that the latest SAP S/4HANA release no longer runs on SAP NetWeaver but on the ABAP Platform, which is not available as stand-alone product. Also note that the latest SAP S/4HANA release only supports SAP HANA as a database. SAP Netweaver 7.5 is supported until end of 2024 (see the product availability matrix and notes for the details).

SAP highly recommends that you have passed C_TADM55_75 or C_TADM55A_75 exam prior to taking exam SAP Certified Technology Specialist – SAP S/4HANA Conversion and SAP System Upgrade (E_S4HCON2019).


About the Exam 

Information about the exam is published on the SAP Training website. This is also where you can book the exam (or get a certification hub subscription).

TADM is the code for SAP NetWeaver Technical Administration. The C_ stands for associate level type exam. There are different exams for different databases (50-56) but more have now expired.

Expired are

The difference between the exams mainly concerns the topic area database administration (see below). This blog only covers the SAP HANA exams.

The last two digits reflect the SAP NetWeaver release. Earlier versions (70, 731, 74, 75) have expired. The delta exam (D_TADM55_75) is no longer available.

  • 75 = SAP NetWeaver 7.5

You can check the validity of the certification at

Apart from C level exams (123), SAP also provides P for Professional certifications (currently 5) and E for Expert certifications (currently 9), including

For the certification FAQs, see


Topic Areas

Information about the topic areas covered is listed on the exam information page.

Note the small print: SAP reserves the right to update the exam content (topics, items, weighting) at any time. Make sure to check the page before applying.

Major Topics >12%

  • Database Administration
  • Installation and Patching SAP Systems
  • SAP Fiori (Fundamentals and Administration)
  • Transport Management
  • System Administration AS ABAP

Minor Topics <8%

  • SAP System concepts
  • System Administration (AS Java)
  • Browser-based UI (Administrative Tasks)
  • User Administration


How to Prepare

On the exam information page, SAP provides two recommendations

  • SAP recommends that learners compile a personal learning plan using the Learning Journey, which contains all assets that are recommended to prepare for a certification. This includes courses in a classroom format or e-learnings available via an SAP Learning Hub subscription, SAP Live Access exercises and active collaboration in SAP Learning Rooms.
  • SAP recommends combining education courses and hands-on experience to prepare for your certification exam as questions will test your ability to apply the knowledge you have gained in training.

The C_TADM certification is entirely based on SAP training courses and although not formally listed as a requirement, it will be challenging to pass the exam without taking any classes (be it in classroom or e-learning format). If classroom training brings you bad memories, consider a SAP Learning Hub subscription. There is a trial edition available for you to try it out.

SAP Training

The topic areas are covered in the following courses (consultant academy trainings).

Alternatively, you can follow the track from the learning journey but this takes a considerable detour: 36 days instead of 25!

  • SAPTEC – 4 days
  • ADM100 – 5 days
  • ADM103 – 3 days
  • UX100 – 3 days
  • UX200 – 2 days
  • ADM800 – 5 days
  • ADM325 – 5 days
  • ADM110 – 4 days
  • TADM55 (HA200) – 5 days

The learning journey shows a visualisation of the courses to take. You can logon and mark your progress.


The tiles for each of the courses show the available formats: classroom and e-books. When subscribed to the learning hub, you also have access to an SAP HANA system for hands-on exercises (Live Access). The assessment contains the sample questions from the course.


Additional Resources

SAP Press

There is no certification guide for the C_TADM exam in its entirety. For the exam guide covering SAP HANA (TADM55 or HA200), see the blog post

SAP Help Portal

For the Database Administration topic area (TADM55 or HA200) most material is also covered in the installation and administration guides of the platform on the SAP Help Portal. Unfortunately, the administration guide alone counts well over 2,000 pages and contains a lot of information you do NOT need to know. The same is true for the documentation of SAP NetWeaver: too much, too many. Passing the exam on documentation study is not realistic but doing some extra study by reading relevant parts in the guides can be helpful.

SAP ONE Support Launchpad

In the training manuals and documentation, many. references are made to SAP notes and knowledge base articles (KBAs). Although the articles are not part of the study material, reading the notes is always a good idea to strengthen your understanding. You need a S- or P-user account to access the launchpad.

Also note of the many excellent FAQ articles. As with the documentation guides, this will cover more material than you will need to know but it does provide an excellent resource.


Sample Questions

On the exam page, there is a link to a PDF with 9 sample questions. Answers are provided (but no explanations).


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      Author's profile photo Rafael Fontoura
      Rafael Fontoura

      Thank you for the tips. I got my certification!

      Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen
      Denys van Kempen
      Blog Post Author

      Bravo! Hats off.

      Author's profile photo Stefan Beles
      Stefan Beles

      Hello Denys,

      I have expired HANATEC_11 certificate and because of one customer needs I passed C_TADM_55_75 in December 2019. Does it make a sense for me to pass a HANATEC_16, when I plan to administrate only HANA as a DB for SAP products? Why SAP don't offer delta certificate D_HANATEC anymore?


      Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen
      Denys van Kempen
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Stefan,

      Congrats on C_TADM_55_75.

      Does it make sense to get certified (on x)? It depends.

      Personally and in a general sense, I find certifications a good way to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and also get the broader picture, touching upon topics I might otherwise have skipped. Setting a goal motivates and reaching it provides a sense of achievement (which you can share with your peers, etc.).

      HANATEC is a requirement to perform (certified) on-premise installations but with the focus on cloud services these days this is less of a perk.

      A lot has changed since SPS 11 but not beyond recognition. In terms of effort, it should be quite feasible for you to upgrade to HANATEC_16, or wait a bit until the next release (my guess this will be HANATEC_17). As recently was announced, SPS 05 will be supported for 5 years. This also applies to the certification. Not a bad investment, it would think.

      Hope this helps,


      Author's profile photo anil jain
      anil jain

      Hi Denys,


      My son is looking for C_TADM_55A_75 certification but I don't have course material for it.

      TADM10 (AS ABAP 7.51),TADM12,UX200 (SAP S/4HANA 1809)
      UX100 (SAP FIORI 2.0), TADM10 (SAP S/4HANA 1809)

      If you can send me these or help my son from where he can prepare than it would be great.

      Thanks in advance.

      He don't have access to

      Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen
      Denys van Kempen
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Anil,

      SAP employees are not allowed to distribute course material so best to contact SAP Training:

      Note that there is also a free trial, which may or may not include the courses you are looking for.

      Author's profile photo anil jain
      anil jain

      Thanks Denys,


      Do you have links of from where he can read these courses.

      Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen
      Denys van Kempen
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Anil,

      All the links are in the blog (see above).

      On the SAP Help Portal we find the documentation and the Learning Journey for this certification:

      Does that answer your question?


      Author's profile photo Matt Fox
      Matt Fox

      Thanks for all the resources/information Denys, really appreciate it as it helped me pass :)!

      Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen
      Denys van Kempen
      Blog Post Author

      Awesome. Congratulations with your achievement and thanks for the feedback, Matt!

      Author's profile photo Juan Alonso Mejia
      Juan Alonso Mejia

      Hello Denys,

      What's the difference with c_tadm_21 certification?


      best regards,



      Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen
      Denys van Kempen
      Blog Post Author

      Good question!

      • TADM_21 is the latest exam and certification on the topic, released in June 2021, covering SAP S/4HANA 1909 (instead of NetWeaver 7.5) and including the material from the UX100 and UX200 training courses (Fiori administration)

      For the details, see