• The "SAP Certified Development Associate - SAP HANA Cloud 1.0" certification exam verifies that the candidate has the knowledge to develop native software applications running on the SAP Business Technology Platform using the SAP HANA Cloud DB. This certificate builds on the basic knowledge gained through related SAP HANA Cloud training. The training covers the development tools and a programming model, used to realize the different parts of a software application in SAP HANA Cloud QRC01/2023. 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).


  • Please note that with passing this exam you will be asked to keep your certification current with every new product release. For more information click here . Once you pass the exam, you will be required to pass regular assessments to stay current for all subsequent SAP S/4HANA Cloud releases to maintain your certification status and SAP Global Certification digital badge. SAP Learning Hub subscription will be required.

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.

Persistence Data Model Creation and Deployment > 12%

Explain the basic concepts of Core Data Services (CDS) such as Core Data Services entity, Core Data Services context, Core Data Services association, and Core Data Services view. Explain the deployment options of the persistence models.

  • HC450e (SAP Learning Hub only)

Expose Data as OData Services and Create and Integrate the UI > 12%

Explain basic concepts of OData in SAP HANA. Create an OData service. Describe development using server-side JavaScript with Node.js, and create and execute a Node.js module. Describe key capabilities of SAPUI5.  

  • HC450e (SAP Learning Hub only)

Application Security > 12%

Describe basic concepts of authorizations in a Cloud Foundry application and in Cloud Application Programing. Maintain application security in a multi-target application (MTA) project.

  • HC450e (SAP Learning Hub only)

Application Development using the SAP Cloud Application Programming Model 8% - 12%

Explain the SAP Cloud Application Programming Model and the tools used for application development with SAP HANA Cloud. 

  • HC450e (SAP Learning Hub only)

SQLScript Development 8% - 12%

Explain the advantages and usage of SQLScript. Create and debug a SQLScript procedure.

  • HC450e (SAP Learning Hub only)

Basic Multi-Target Application (MTA) Development 8% - 12%

Explain the multi-target application (MTA) and the different files involved during the development of an MTA. 

  • HC450e (SAP Learning Hub only)

Event Handling and Error Handling 8% - 12%

Describe methods for event handling and error handling. Debug the Node.js application.

  • HC450e (SAP Learning Hub only)

Source Control Using Git < 8%

Explain the use of Git as a source control system. 

  • HC450e (SAP Learning Hub only)

General Information

Exam Preparation 

All SAP consultant certifications are 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.

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 SAP Certification FAQs.

Safeguarding the Value of Certification

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