• The "SAP Certified Development Associate - SAP HANA 2.0 SPS03" certification exam verifies that the candidate has the knowledge to develop native software applications running on the SAP HANA Platform. This certificate builds on the basic knowledge gained through related SAP HANA training. The training covers the development tools and languages, used to realize the different parts of a software application in SAP HANA.


  • To ensure success, 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.
  • You are not allowed to use any reference materials during the certification test (no access to online documentation or to any SAP system).

Topic Areas

Please see below the list of topics that may be covered within this certification and the courses that cover them. Its accuracy does not constitute a legitimate claim; SAP reserves the right to update the exam content (topics, items, weighting) at any time.

Native SAP HANA applications > 12%

Setup a basic development project using XS Classic and XS Advanced.

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  • openSAP hana4/5/6/6-c

The Persistence Model > 12%

Develop a basic persistance model on SAP HANA for a nativa HANA application

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  • openSAP hana4/5/6/6-c

OData Services > 12%

Explain how to create OData services on SAP HANA and how to use them in SAPUI5

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  • openSAP hana4/5/6/6-c

SQLScript > 12%

Develop application logic using the SQLScript language

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  • openSAP hana4/5/6/6-c

SAP HANA Overview 8% - 12%

Know the architecture of the SAP HANA development platform

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  • openSAP hana4/5/6/6-c

Development Tools 8% - 12%

Use the right development tool for each development model of the SAP HANA platform.

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  • openSAP hana4/5/6/6-c

Building UIs with SAPUI5 8% - 12%

Develop a SAPUI5 application using Data Binding

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  • openSAP hana4/5/6/6-c

Server Side JavaScript 8% - 12%

Develop application logic using Server Side JavaScript

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  • openSAP hana4/5/6/6-c

General Information

Exam Preparation 

IMPORTANT: All SAP consultant certifications are now available as Cloud Certifications in the Certification Hub and can be booked with product code CER006. With CER006 – SAP Certification in the Cloud, you can take up to six exams attempts of your choice in one year – from wherever and whenever it suits you!  Test dates can be chosen and booked individually.Those of you who prefer to get certified on-site at an SAP training center instead can still do so. Official dates for the certification tests are listed on the right.

Each specific certification comes with its own set of preparation tactics. We define them as "Topic Areas" and they can be found on each exam description. You can find the number of questions, the duration of the exam, what areas you will be tested on, and recommended course work and content you can reference.

Certification exams might contain unscored items that are being tested for upcoming releases of the exam. These unscored items are randomly distributed across the certification topics and are not counted towards the final score. The total number of items of an examination as advertised in the Training Shop is never exceeded when unscored items are used.

Please be aware that the professional- level certification also requires several years of practical on-the-job experience and addresses real-life scenarios.

For more information refer to our FAQs.

SAP Global Certification FAQ – Overview

SAP Global Certification FAQ – Exam Process

SAP Global Certification FAQ – Post-Exam Process


Safeguarding the Value of Certification

SAP Education has worked hard together with the Certification & Enablement Influence Council to enhance the value of certification and improve the exams. An increasing number of customers and partners are now looking towards certification as a reliable benchmark to safeguard their investments. Unfortunately, the increased demand for certification has brought with it a growing number of people who to try and attain SAP certification through unfair means. This ongoing issue has prompted SAP Education to place a new focus on test security. Please take a look at our post to understand what you can do to help to protect the credibility of your certification status.

Our Certification Test Security Guidelines will help you as test taker to understand the testing experience.




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