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Learning xi at home -- hardware, software, miniSAP?

I am an SAP newbie, working on XI Technology certification,

(recently completed BIT400).

I do not have access to an SAP system,and am looking for a

way to do some sort of home setup that will at least be

enough to look at the various xi screens.

Here are my questions --

1. Can I somehow install xi that will hook up to a minisap


My current understanding of minisap(haven't purchased it yet)

is that it will allow me to set up a small footprint instance

of SAP WEB AS so that I can look at Basis screens.

2. Assuming I have two or more servers at my disposal, what

do I need to install to get a marginally working instance

of xi --- and where can I find it?

3. Does SAP provide some sort of short-term (maybe 90 day)

license so that I as an individual can work on learning

this technology?

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  • Dec 23, 2005 at 05:02 PM


    As far as I know (this info may not be up to date) it could be difficult to have a such test system at home just for evaluation purpose: you can't download XI from, SAP sends XI on discs to its customers and partners. So I suppose that your company should order it at SAP.

    You wrote that you took part in BIT400 training course. Well, when I was attending to this course last year, we were working with XI 2.0.

    If you are going to pass XI 3.0 certification, you should rather take TBIT40/TBIT44 training courses and 3 e-learnings: TBIT41/42/43.



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    Jan 04, 2006 at 10:16 AM


    you can get a mini SAP NW4 testdrive on Unfortunately there is no XI stuff on that testdrive.

    I you have access to SAP oss, (company account) you might be able to download a complete NW4 XI installation.

    I installed this on my IBM T41 laptop using Fedora Core 2 OS. You need approx 1 GB RAM and 45 GB Disk space (and a valid license).

    SAP is working on an XI Testdrive, you can find information on this in SDN under downloads.



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