Do you want to learn and make your career in SAP HANA but don’t know from where to start?
Do you have questions like: What are the prerequisite to learn SAP HANA?
Is ABAP required to learn SAP HANA?
Prerequisite to learn SAP HANA
Do you feel like this?
Then this article is for you. Continue reading and all your questions will be answered.
Career Growth in SAP HANA: If you want to ensure your career growth then your best bet is SAP HANA. SAP has positioned HANA as the database as well as the platform on which all applications will run in the future. This migration is already starting to happen. Also HANA is extremely sellable to clients looking to invest in IT as it is both the now and the future.
The career in HANA is quite enriching and would go a long way.
“SAP HANA has become the fastest growing software product in the world.”
To know more, check the article Top 10 Reasons Customers Choose SAP HANA
Let’s take a look into the SAP HANA from a beginner’s point of view and get some answers.
What are the prerequisite to learn SAP HANA?
At its core, SAP HANA is like a relational database. You should know Database Concepts and should have basic knowledge of SQL before starting SAP HANA.
You can find plenty of materials on web on database concepts and SQL. Or let me Google that for you. 🙂
Is ABAP required to learn SAP HANA? NO. The knowledge of ABAP may help in understanding the Business logic implementation. It is an advantage, but not mandatory.
However if you are already an experienced ABAP programmer and thinking: “Whether ABAPer time has come to an end?” Then also you should not worry. There is a new ABAP Which is SMARTER, LIGHTER and FASTER” and at the bottom sits SAP HANA powering ABAP silently without any disruption. This is what we call “ABAP FOR SAP HANA”.
Learning SAP HANA together with ABAP will give a new boost to your career.
I don’t know SAP BW, SAP BO, SAP BI. Can I learn and make career in SAP HANA? Let’s check it one by one. SAP Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW):
Knowing BW helps you in understanding Modeling concepts and when you want DXC to transfer data from SAP Business Suite System to HANA. But even if you don’t have the knowledge of BW, you can easily learn HANA Modeling concepts. BW knowledge is a must if you are going to work on BW on HANA. SAP BusinessObjects (BO): BO or Business Objects is the Front end Reporting tool set from SAP.
If you have knowledge of BO then reporting on HANA would be a piece of cake for you. But even if you don’t have knowledge of BO, when you start learning HANA Concepts on Reporting you will be easily able learn BO concepts.
You might want to gain the understanding of different reporting tools in BO (Explorer, WebI etc). There are many step by step guides that can help you to learn these tools.
prior SAP knowledge be able to succeed in SAP HANA?
Java, PHP, Python, .NET works pretty well with SAP HANA
From where to start learning SAP HANA? We are providing FREE Online Training courses. This website provides SAP HANA Online Training Courses: SAP HANA Online Training Courses
You can also find lots of SAP HANA learning materials at this site.
Just go to the Learning material section of SAP HANA Tutorial.
The contents are categorized in a nice and simple way.
Once you have gain knowledge in SAP HANA, you should also test your understanding by checking SAP HANA Interview Questions and Answers
Note: We will come up with more topics on SAP HANA. If you want a particular topic to be included please leave a comment.
How to get access to SAP HANA Server, SAP HANA Studio and other client tools?
What are the SAP HANA certifications and how does it help in boosting my career? SAP offers 2 main certification paths. 1 path is for administration and operations and is considered more technical. The 2nd path is for implementation and modeling.
To know more about them, check the article SAP HANA Certification
If I want to make a career in SAP HANA what is the roadmap?
If you want a career in HANA there are several areas you can specialize in such as: The SAP HANA Modeling In this role you will need SAP HANA modeling skills. SAP BW on HANA skills will also come in handy for you. The SAP HANA Modeler learning roadmap also has an associate and professional certification that will boost your career.
The SAP HANA Application Development In this role you will need the SAP HANA development skill. Based on the application types HANA XS or ABAP on HANA knowledge will also be helpful.
The SAP HANA Database Administration and Security In this role you will be responsible for backup/recovery, performance, security and general administration on the SAP HANA database. The SAP HANA Data Replication – SLT Replication, BODS and DXC In this role you will be responsible for setting up replication, support data replication from different source to HANA systems.
This topic is not finished yet. We will come up with a more specific and timeline based roadmap. Currently this a little difficult to outline the SAP HANA Career Roadmap as market trend is evolving and there will be several new areas which will be enlightened in future.
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We will try our best to guide you in SAP HANA journey.