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My journey of becoming a Certified SAP Analytics Cloud Planning & BI

In my role as a Customer Success Partner at SAP my main task is to help drive adoption of SAP Analytics Cloud, and I’m frequently asked for good learning resources. Over the years I’ve collected several great, often free, resources that I would like to share with you. I originally published this post  here: Master SAP Analytics Cloud | LinkedIn

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Getting Start!

OpenSAP is SAP’s learning platform for everyone interested in learning about SAP’s latest innovations, and they have a good selection of SAP Analytics Cloud related courses at no charge.

OpenSAP-Courses: –

This course focuses on business intelligence, augmented analytics capabilities, and financial planning.

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This course is tailored to system admins and helps them learn about data sources and connectivity, as well as authentication options, for both on-premises and cloud systems.

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One of the major features of SAP Analytics Cloud is its planning capabilities, this course gives an insight into how you can deploy those.

The final OpenSAP course is about the advanced planning capabilities of SAP Analytics Cloud. It includes the new modelling environment, expert use-cases for data actions and advanced formulas.

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More than 140 videos are available online to help you learn SAP Analytics Cloud. You can become an SAP Analytics Cloud expert with these short, helpful videos:

Free Tutorial Videos:  

Did you know that SAP Analytics Cloud comes with pre-built content?

The Business Contents are designed to provide you with a quick and easy starting point for your analytics scenarios. It includes predefined Stories, Dashboards and Data models that are tailored to existing SAP data sources. You can easily connect the content to your own data and get started with your Analytics Journey in SAP Analytics Cloud.

Content Package User Guide:

As planning use cases often require a greater degree of skill there are multiple online resources are provided by SAP to help you get started with SAP Analytics Cloud for Planning:

Getting Started with SAP Analytics Cloud for Planning:

Description: This playbook is to guide you through understanding SAP Analytics Cloud for Planning use cases and to better understand the potential impact of planning use cases.

Description: this Webinar will help you learn how SAP Analytics Cloud can simplify your automating planning and modelling scenarios

Another of way of learning SAP Analytics Cloud is connecting with other Analytics cloud users & peers to share knowledge and best practices.  By visiting these content pages, you can join the SAP Analytics Cloud user community.

 

SAP Community Contents:

·      Enterprise planning: https://community.sap.com/topics/cloud-analytics/planning

·      Enterprise planning content: https://community.sap.com/topics/cloud-analytics/planning/content

As everyone’s learning styles are different, there are also a series of classroom-based courses that are available from eth SAP education team. Do contact your account executive for pricing details.

Classrooms & Virtual Training Courses: Fees applied.

·      SAC01 – Introduction to SAP Analytics Cloud: SAC01 – Introduction to SAP Analytics Cloud | SAP Training

Description: This 3-day course provides a high-level introduction and overview of SAP Analytics Cloud capabilities as well as applications that interface with SAP Analytics Cloud.

Description: This 5-day course is designed to deliver all planning features in SAP Analytics Cloud.

Description: This 4-day course will help you Learn how to import and export data between SAP S/4HANA, SAP Integrated Business Planning and SAP Business Warehouse and SAP Analytics Cloud using the New Model.

·       SACAD1 – SAP Analytics Cloud: Analytics Designer : SACAD1 – SAP Analytics Cloud: Analytics Designer | SAP Training

Description: This 3 day course provides you with all the knowledge you need to create analytic applications in SAP Analytics Cloud with lots of hands-on exercises.

·      SACDC1 – SAP Analytics Cloud: Administration and Connectivity: SACDC1 – SAP Analytics Cloud: Administration and Connectivity | SAP Training

Description: This 5-day course provides you with all the knowledge required to administer your SAP Analytics system and connect to various SAP and non-SAP data sources.

·      SACMS1 – SAP Analytics Cloud: Data Modeling & Story Design : SACMS1 – SAP Analytics Cloud: Data Modeling & Story Design | SAP Training

Description: This 3 day course provides a deep dive into SAP Analytics Cloud modeling and story development.

This is one of the latest additions to my growing list, it’s a series of SAP Analytics Cloud lessons with quizzes to complete and test your knowledge. If you pass all the quizzes you’ll receive a digital badge that you can share on social media

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After completing this learning journey, business users will be able to apply the basics of modelling, planning, using Analytics Designer, and also the predictive analysis capabilities within SAP Analytics Cloud.

We regularly host webinars on SAP Analytics Cloud topics, here are a few of my personal recommendations

·      Getting Started with SAP Analytics Cloud: https://community.sap.com/topics/cloud-analytics/getting-started

Description: . This Getting Started page is all about SAP Analytics Cloud , it’s a great key resource in quickly finding the resources you need to get started.

·      Digital Contents Exchange, APJ; https://gateway.on24.com/wcc/eh/1791933/group/104570/business-technology-platform-btp

Description: this Digital content provides a compiled list of essential videos to help you enhance your experience with SAP Business Technology Platform and SAP Analytics Cloud. Also includes a repository of assets to highlight the key resources and programs available to you.

·      Best Practices for Designing Your SAP Analytics Cloud Stories : https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=reg20.jsp&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fcommunity.sap.com%2F&eventid=2462183&sessionid=1&key=3DB4319C0011BC5F50B160504CC31468&regTag=&V2=false&sourcepage=register

Description: This is on -demand best practice session for designing your SAP Analytics Cloud stories.

Description: it’s a best practice e-book to guide you through accessibility topics like contrast and colours, text and font, chart design, table formatting, and testing.

Description: This hands-on session is great opportunity to learn best practice for styling options available in SAP Analytics Cloud. It’s Perfect for a beginner looking to gain deep understanding of available capabilities, but also a great fit for intermediate and advanced users looking for less-known tips and tricks.

Description: On this page, you will find performance best practices and troubleshooting tips that will help you leverage SAP Analytics Cloud at optimal performance levels!

 Lastly, I’m always asked if certifications are available, and I’m pleased to say that they are.

·      SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP Analytics Cloud”.

            Description: book your exam here; C_SAC_2208 – SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP Analytics Cloud | SAP Training

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·      “SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP Analytics Cloud: Planning”

          Description: book your exam here ; C_SACP_2208 – SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP Analytics Cloud: Planning | SAP Training

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The courses above have been crafted into a learning journey, check this journey through the LEARNING HUB: Learning Journeys (ondemand.com)

If you have any other resources for learning SAP Analytics Cloud , feel free to share it in the comments below I’m always looking for good contents to share.

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      Author's profile photo Afshin Irani
      Afshin Irani

      Congrats Ramy,

      Congratulations and very well written blog.

      Cheers

      Af

      Author's profile photo Antoine CHABERT
      Antoine CHABERT

      Wonderful collection. Thanks for creating this Former Member!

      Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen
      Denys van Kempen

      Congrats Ramy!

      Excellent overview of the most relevant resources!

      One addition: for those interested, the SAP HANA Academy just released a video tutorial series about the SAP Analytics Cloud certification which you may find of interest >>

      Author's profile photo tao wang
      tao wang

      following.Useful Blogs.