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Hi everybody, i need expert advice on how learning HANA can help Java developers

Hi everybody, I was a java developer for 2 years and then I moved into SAP on some customized module (PLM-PDM) as a functional consultant for 2 years. But i realized that its not helping much in my career growth as it is fully customized. To change my track now I want to learn SAP HANA. As a developer earlier i have written sql queries and worked on java web applications.

Please help me with below questions

1)Please suggest me which area of HANA I should focus on?

and what will be my roles and responsibility accordingly?

2) After 4 years of overall experience will I be treated as a fresher while applying for HANA consultant jobs? is it a good move or i should learn something else?

3) Should i complete HANA application consultant certification and then look for jobs?

4) Do SAP BW people have a edge when it comes to learning HANA modelling? is HANA modelling better only for SAP BW professional's career enhancement?

thanks in advance.

experts Please help

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  • Jul 16, 2017 at 06:48 PM

    There are several things you can do

    There is the HANA Academy YouTube channel at

    On there are Learning Journeys - check the technology platform, or S/4HANA. On 1 it depends on what you want to do; S/4HANA is a "hot topic" and could be functional or technical

    On #2 it depends on the market in your area

    On #3 the HANA Online Certification Learning Room is a good way to get started, and the SAP Instructor Mark Green is very good

    On 4 - I think it helps, but not mandatory

    Good luck

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