It’s all about SAP Low-Code/No-Code(LCNC) Development : Become a certified citizen developer
Get to know about the path to become a certified citizen developer.
Well, its official now, the wait is over. Any business expert or in fact anyone can now become a certified citizen developer. You can now earn the official recognition for your new skills with SAP’s low-code/no-code tools. But before that, let us understand who is a citizen developer?
Who is a Citizen Developer?
A citizen developer is a business expert, who carries in depth knowledge about an activity or a business process which needs to be improved and who creates applications and automations using the visual, drag-and-drop software development tools without the need of writing even a single line of code.
Who can become a Citizen Developer?
The answer is very simple. Anyone can become a citizen developer.
If you are a business expert or working in the finance department carrying out your day-to-day activity following a set of repetitive tasks, then you can automate those processes using the Low-Code/No-Code tools and become a citizen developer. Even if you are a professional developer, still you can use the latest offering of Low-Code/No-Code tools and become a citizen developer too.
What is this certification about?
The certification verifies that you have the overall understanding and skills to build straightforward applications and automations, and to participate as a member of a team in a mentored role in more complex projects. Now that was the description, you will see for this certification on SAP Training website.
Let me make it simpler for you. With this certification, whatever your area of expertise be, you can start building applications without having to write code, just by using the simple drag and drop tools with a little bit of configuration. Well, that’s important too.
Let me put the excerpt from a post by Juergen Mueller, Chief Technology Officer and member of the Executive Board of SAP SE.
“Employees with no or little coding experience can automate workflows and build apps by using visual tools and services — such as drag-and-drop, point-and-click tools, and flow charts — instead of traditional lines of programming. They can experiment, prototype, and deliver apps or automations in weeks, and sometimes even within days, in collaboration with the IT department and by following its governance model. This includes giving guidance on the areas of focus, application design, security, data protection, version control, and systems integration.
Imagine what your company can achieve — and what we can achieve for our society together — if every employee turns into a developer.”
Seems to be interesting right?
What is SAP’s Low-Code/No-Code (LCNC) Offering?
Taking reference from the press release of Gartner (reference provided below). By 2024, 80% of technology products and services will be built by those who are not technology professionals, according to Gartner, Inc.
*Gartner Press Release, “Gartner Says the Majority of Technology Products and Services Will Be Built by Professionals Outside of IT by 2024,” June 14, 2021.
With the latest announcement from SAP on a unified Low-Code/No-Code development experience on SAP BTP, which allows both professional and citizen developers to create new applications, enhance existing ones and automate complex tasks, now everyone can become a developer.
To work with SAP BTP, which typically required an experience with coding. But, with the introduction and availability of LCNC tooling from SAP, developing applications have now become much easier and faster.
LCNC applications are created with an intuitive graphical interface and simple to use visual drag-and-drop builder.
How to take the certification?
You can go to SAP Training website https://training.sap.com/, search for the certification code “C_LCNC_01” – SAP Certified Citizen Developer Associate – Low-Code / No-Code Applications and Automations.
Follow the instructions and take up the assessment to become a certified Citizen Developer.
You can find all the instructions on this website.
How to Start Preparation?
Start with joining the SAP Community for SAP AppGyver here.
To see LCNC in action, check out the SAP Low-Code/No-Code Learning Journey – designed to increase low-code/no-code skills and teach citizen developers the basic concepts of software development and learn how to build mobile apps for free. Check out LCNC and Discover BTP plus much more free learning at SAP Learning site.
A snapshot of free learning content is below for reference.
I recommend you to go through the developer tutorial on SAP AppGyver too (though it will be covered in the above tutorial on SAP Learning portal as a separate lesson.
If you are interested to know more about SAP AppGyver, you can go through the mission on SAP Discovery Centre.
Sample Questions for Preparation
Let me give you a quick tip before you attempt the certification. You can now go through a set of sample questions on the certification here.
Read through the following before booking your certification exam:
- Book your certification with product code CER006 or CER001
- Depending on your subscription you will have 1,2 or 6 exam attempts to use within 1 year.
- Book a date and time together or individually to suit your needs.
- Download Questionmark secure software before your exam
- Ensure your computer is ready for exam day with our system readiness check
Schedule your exam
Visit the SAP Certification Hub and follow the instructions carefully to schedule your exam.
So, what do you get after successfully completing the assessment?
Have a look. You will get this new certification badge from SAP. I like the look of new badges though😊
Hope you have now a clarity on who a citizen developer is, and why should you go for it. You now also have all the steps at one place for preparation and scheduling your certification exam to be called as a “SAP Certified Citizen Developer Associate”.
With that let me wish a good luck to those preparing for this certification. Hope to see your certification status in the comments😊 and do share your experience with us too!
Update: Well there is an update. Recently, I have completed my certification. You can find out about my overall experience and preparation strategy in my other blog, My journey of becoming a Certified Citizen Developer with 6-Step Strategy | SAP Blogs