|Exam Name||:||SAP Certified Technology Associate - SAP HANA (Edition 2014)|
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|Updated On||:||October 20, 2017|
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Which of the following authentication methods does SAP HANA support for http(s) access? There are 2 correct answers to this question. Choose:
X.509 client certificates
SAP logon tickets
Which combination of authorizations is required for this user? Please choose the correct answer. Choose one:
USER ADMIN, SERVICE ADMIN, DATA ADMIN
USER ADMIN, CREATE STRUCTURED PRIVILEGE, RESOURCE ADMIN
USER ADMIN, CREATE STRUCTURED PRIVILEGE, ROLE ADMIN
USER ADMIN, SERVICE ADMIN, ROLE ADMIN
Your customer wants to implement an SAP product that:
Providesnear real-time replication to SAP HANA,
ConnectsSAP HANA to a non-SAP source system and SAP BW, and
UsesSAP BW extractors. What do you recommend? Please choose the correct answer.
SAP Legacy System Migration Workbench (LSMW)
SAP BusinessObjects Data Services 4.0
SAP Landscape Transformation (SLT)
Sybase Replication Server
What happens when you add a standby host to an existing SAP HANA system? There are 2 correct answers to this question.
The standby host takes over one of the active index servers.
The standby host registers with the index server.
The standby host starts an index server and waits.
The standby host registers with the master name server.
Which of the following update scenarios can be selected for execution in the SAP HANA lifecycle manager? There are 2 correct answers to this question.
Perform automated updates of SAP HANA and SAP HANA components.
Apply support package stacks.
Update the SAP HANA studio on local machines.
Update SAP HANA replication technology components.
Which delivered role is mandatory for a system administrator in SAP HANA? Please choose the correct answer.
Which command is recommended by SAP to install an SAP HANA database via a graphical user interface (GUI)? Please choose the correct answer.
./hdbinst – install
Which technologies use trigger-based replication? There are 2 correct answers to this question.
Test Data Migration Server (TDMS)
Near Zero Downtime
Standard SQL database replication
How can you find out which SAP HANA parameters have been changed in your system?There are 2 correct answers to this question. A. By running the SQL query select * from "PUBLIC"."M_CONFIGURATION" where options != 'DEFAULT'B. By checking the indexserver trace file covering the last system startup.C. By checking the configuration tab of the Administration Console in SAP HANA studioD. By running the SQL query select * from "PUBLIC"."M_INIFILE_CONTENTS" where layer_name != 'DEFAULT'
You are investigating a problem with the SAP HANA database. You opened a customer message with SAP support. SAP support asks you to provide diagnostic information from the SAP HANA instance. How can you gather this information?There are 2 correct answers to this question. A. Run the HDB info command on the SAP HANA server as <SID>admB. Run the fullSystemInfoDump.py script on the SAP HANA server as <SID>admC. Execute Diagnosis Files -> Diagnosis Information -> Collect function in the SAP HANA studioD. Select and download all files under Diagnosis Files in the SAP HANA studio
Which of the following must you configure to enable monitoring of SAP HANA in DBA Cockpit?Please choose the correct answer. A. The CCMS agent in SAP HANAB. A database connection in the table DBCONC. The CCMS connection in DBA cockpitD. A database connection in DBA Cockpit
Which of the following commands stops the SAP HANA database?Please choose the correct answer. A. HDB stopB. stopsap hdbC. HDB -stopD. stop HDB
Your customer wants to implement an SAP product that: - Providesnear real-time replication to SAP HANA, - ConnectsSAP HANA to a non-SAP source system and SAP BW, and - UsesSAP BW extractors. What do you recommend? A. SAP Legacy System Migration Workbench (LSMW)B. SAP BusinessObjects Data Services 4.0C. SAP Landscape Transformation (SLT)D. Sybase Replication Server
A company wants to restrict data access to a specific year for certain users. Which privilege type must you define in SAP HANA to achieve this requirement? A. SQL privilegesB. Package privilegesC. System privilegesD. Analytic privileges
Which parameters do you change to configure the trace file rotation? A. maxfilesizeB. tracefileC. maxfilesD. trace
To ensure the supportability of SAP HANA, who must install the SAP HANA database on the SAP HANA appliance hardware? A. A certified Sybase IQ Administrator ProfessionalB. A certified SAP HANA Technical ConsultantC. An SAP HANA consultant employed by SAP AG or its subsidiaries onlyD. An SAP HANA technician authorized by the hardware vendor delivering the appliance only
Which actions to you need to perform to configure SAP HANA single sign-on? A. Generate and import X.509 certificateB. Generate and import PSE keyC. Generate and import Kerberos keytabD. Generate and import SSH rsa key
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Are you interested in getting certified as SAP HANA database administrator? In this blog, I will explain how you can prepare for the SAP Certified Technology Associate – SAP HANA certification exam. This exam covers the traditional DBA topics like monitoring, operations, security, backups, etc..
As all E_HANAINS exams will be retired by the end of 2016, C_HANATEC_11 also serves as the certification required for supported installations ( SAP HANA TDI – Overview). For more information, see Recent changes in the SAP HANA Technology certification program 2016.
This blog is part of a series:
About the Certification
At the time of writing there are four editions of the SAP Certified Technology Associate – SAP HANA certification:
If you are alread C_HANATEC142y certified for a previous edition of the exam, you might want to consider the SPS 10 delta certification, otherwise it is best to take the latest version.
Initially, the exam was numbered by year and version, so 151 would be for edition 2015 version 1, without any clear reference to the SAP HANA SPS release. This now has changed and we have HANATEC 11 for SPS 11 and HANATEC 10 for SPS 10.
For SPS 10, a delta exam is available with only half the number of questions (for half the price).
For the latest information for SAP Education, check the certification page on the SAP Training& Certification shop or see the blog by Haythem OUESLATI on SCN: SAP HANA SPS11 courses and certification program 2016. See also Frequently Asked Questions about SAP Certification for the FAQ (validity, etc.)
There are 80 questions divided over 10 topic areas. Cut score = 64% for TEC 11 (56% for TEC151), which means that you need to answer at least 51 questions correct; a bit higher than usual.
There are 10 topics and as of TEC 11 they have the same relative weight (8-12%, or 5 – 10 questions):
In earlier editions the topics ‘Security’ and ‘Users and ization’ were grouped together and the topic ‘Data Provisioning‘ was also included. For TEC 11 there are no questions about provisioning topics like SLT, Data Services, BusinessObjects, etc. (at least, not in my exam).
There are three SAP Education training resources:
Training participation is not a requirement, however, because of the direct relation of the exam with the trainings, participation is certainly recommended. If you can only attend one training, make it HA200.
Additional resources as preparation for the exam are publicly available on the SAP Help Portal (help.sapm):
Note that the SAP Help Portal on
The Database Migration Option (DMO) of the Software Update Manager (SUM) tool is not included in the SAP HANA documentation set but part of the System Landscape Toolset on the SAP Service Market Place (requires login). A good start is the SCN document Database Migration Option (DMO) of SUM – Introduction.
You also may want to take a look at SAP note 1905389 – Additional Material for HA200 and HA200R. This note contains additional information and documents. Most of the SAP Notes mentioned are also listed in the Server Installation and Update Guide under Important SAP Notes.
SAP HANA Academy
To help you prepare for the exam, there are several playlists with dozens of tutorial videos on the SAP HANA Academy channel on YouTube, free of charge.
On the certification page, a link to a PDF with sample questions is included. Below I marked the answers in bold and included a reference to the source with some tips and to do’s.
1. Your customer is performing a full data backup every week and a delta backup daily. You need to implement the shortest recovery method for an SAP HANA database.
a) 1. Full data backup; 2. Log backup; 3. remental backup
b) 1. Full data backup; 2. remental backup; 3. Log backup
c) 1. Full data backup; 2. Differential backup; 3. Log backup
d) 1. Full data backup; 2. Log backup; 3. Differential backup
This should be an easy question to answer.
The difference between incremental and differential backup, and between data and log backups are explained in HA200 (Unit 8 Lesson 2), in the SAP HANA Administration Guide (SAP HANA Database Backup and Recovery – SAP HANA Administration Guide – SAP Library). See also SAP HANA SPS 10 What’s New: Database Backup and Recovery – by the SAP HANA Academy
Both incremental and differential only apply to data backups and the restore sequence is always: first data, then log. This rules out options d and a.
remental data backups provide short backup time but longer restore time, compared to differential. Hence, only answer c is correct.
To do: study C_HANATEC142 the backup and recover section of either HA200 or the Administration Guide and perform all tasks described. It is much easier to remember the different concepts and tasks if you have hand-on experience.
There is a complete playlist on the SAP HANA Academy channel: Database Backup and Recovery – YouTube
2. You plan to migrate a non-SAP database to SAP HANA using the Database Migration Option of the Software Update Manager SP16.
Which URL should you use?
Tricky question, all URL’s are valid.
The URL is mentioned in HA250 Unit 3, Configuration of DMO Procedure and is also used in exercise 5. Other sources are, on SCN, Database Migration Option (DMO) of SUM – Introduction and SAP First Guidance – Using the DMO Option to Mi… | SCN
The URL of b) is valid but returns the web user interface of the SAP HANA database lifecycle manager (HDBLCM), as documented in Use the Web User Interface to Perform Platform LCM Tasks – SAP HANA Administration Guide – SAP Library
The URL of c) and d) are valid for older SUM versions but not for SUM SP 16.
To do: As with question 1, do not only study C_HANATEC142 the material but perform hands-on the exercises or tasks described. Focus on URLs, tabs, screens, etc., as questions can be very detailed.
3. You are setting up a disaster recovery system using system replication. You want the transaction processing of the primary system to be suspended if the network to the secondary system fails. What log replication mode must you use?
d) full sync
This should be an easy question to answer. All the answers are valid replication modes but only one forces a suspension.
The different log replication modes are explained in HA200 (Unit 11 Lesson13) and also in the Administration Guide (SAP HANA Disaster Recovery Support – SAP HANA Administration Guide – SAP Library).
To do: As with the previous questions; read C_HANATEC142 the concepts but above all perform the activities. Experience counts here.
There is a complete playlist on the SAP HANA Academy channel: SAP HANA System Replication – YouTube
4. Which role do you need to have assigned to configure the kernel profiler?
This should be an easy question to answer.
Configuring traces is discussed in HA200 (Unit 7, Lesson 5) and the SAP HANA Administration Guide (Getting Support – SAP HANA Administration Guide – SAP Library).
To do: Try out the different traces available, check the output and requirements.
5. What is the correct hierarchy of the SAP HANA component model?
a) Product > Package > Delivery Unit > Object
b) Package > Product > Delivery Unit > Object
c) Delivery Unit > Product > Package > Object
d) Product > Delivery Unit > Package > Object
Again, this should be an easy question to answer.
Application Lifecycle Management is discussed in HA200 (Unit 7, Lesson 8) and the SAP HANA Administration Guide (SAP HANA Application Lifecycle Management – SAP HANA Administration Guide – SAP Library).
To do: read C_HANATEC142 about the concepts and practice with exporting and importing delivery units (DU) using the different interfaces for ALM (HANA studio, HALM web UI, command line).
6. You are planning a batch installation for a scale-out system. Which settings do you need to make in the configuration file? 2 correct answers.
a) The instances on all hosts must use an identical instance number.
b) The user ID of the <sid>adm user must be identical on all hosts.
c) The max_mem parameter must be specified for the sum of all hosts
d) The hostname specified must be identical on all hosts
Again, again, this should be an easy question to answer. Unfortunately most questions in the exam are not this easy!
When the hostname is the same on all hosts there is not way to tell them apart, so option d makes no sense. Option c seems to suggest that you need to sum up the memory of all hosts and set this on each host with the max_mem parameter. Makes no sense either. See max_mem – SAP HANA Server Installation and Update Guide – SAP Library
A distributed system has the same system identifier (SID), hence the same <sid>adm user, and the same instance number.
How to install an SAP HANA scale out system is an exercise in HA200 (Unit 11, Lesson 2 and Exercise 23) and the SAP HANA Server Installation Guide (Installing a Multiple-Host System – SAP HANA Server Installation and Update Guide – SAP Library).
To do: As above, read C_HANATEC142 the instructions and perform an installation. Getting your hands on a cluster might be a bit of a challenge of course, but at least go through the screens step by step.
There is a complete playlist on this topic on the SAP HANA Academy channel: SAP HANA Installation and Update – YouTube
7. What privileges can you manage with the SAP HANA Live authorization assistant? 2 correct answers.
Tricky question as the authorization assistent is outside of the scope of the SAP HANA documentation. Unless you attended the training or have any experience with SAP HANA Live you might never have heard about it.
The SAP HANA Live authorization assistent is discussed in HA200 (Unit 10, Lesson 6).
See also SAP HANA Live ization Assistant – SAP Library and Installing SAP HANA Live ization Assistant – SAP HANA Live Tools 1.0 – SAP Library
To do: No recommendation here except to attend the training for the off scope topics.
8. You have to load data in real time from external systems into SAP HANA. Which Data Provisioning tools can you use? 3 correct answers.
a) SAP LT Replication Server (SLT)
b) Smart Data Access (SDA)
c) SAP Replication Server (SRS)
d) SAP Data Services (SDS)
e) Smart Data Integration (SDI)
Questions about data provisioning are only relevant for SPS 10 and older exams, as the topic is no longer included in TEC 11.
Data Provisioning is discussed in HA100 (Unit 4) and in the new HA 350 – SAP HANA Data Provisioning training. The topic is also explained in the SAP HANA Master Guide (SAP HANA Data Provisioning – SAP HANA Master Guide – SAP Library). See also
To do: You can ignore data provisioning for TEC 11. For the older exams, make sure you are familiar with what purpose each of the products (SLT, SRS, DXC, DS) or options (SDA, SDI, SDS) serves and how it works, e.g. how SLT connects to a non-SAP source.
There are multiple playlists about provisioning (SDI, SDQ, SDA, DWF, SDS, DT, DS) on the SAP HANA Academy: SAP HANA Academy – Provisioning
9. You are using SAP Solution Manager to troubleshoot your SAP HANA database. What can you analyze? 3 correct answers.
a) Memory usage
b) Linux system logs
c) Locked users
d) Alert status
e) Services availability
You can expect a few questions about SAP Solution Manager, which might be challenging if you are not familiar with the product.
Monitoring with SAP Solution Manager is discussed in HA200 (Unit 13 Lesson 1) and the SAP HANA Administration Guide (SAP Solution Manager for SAP HANA – SAP HANA Administration Guide – SAP Library). See also, SAP HANA Operations with SAP Solution Manager – Technical Operations – SCN Wiki
To do: read C_HANATEC142 up about how to configure SAP Solution Manager for SAP HANA and how to use it for monitoring. Ideally, create a sandbox environment and setup SAP Solution Manager monitoring for SAP HANA yourself.
10. Which of the following tools can you use to create and manage SAP HANA database users? 2 correct answers.
a) SAP Solution Manager
b) SAP Identity Management
c) SAP Web IDE
d) Microsoft Active Directory
This question should not be to hard to answer. You can create users in Microsoft AD of course and you can use Kerberos authentication to map AD users to HANA users, but you cannot use AD to create HANA users so this option can be discarded. Same for option a) as SAP Solution Manager is a systems management tool for SAP systems, not to create users. For this purpose, SAP offers its Identity Management solution. Native SAP HANA tools to create users are hdbsql (using SQL), HANA studio (using the User Editior or SQL) and the Web IDE.
Monitoring with SAP Solution Manager is discussed in HA200 (Unit 10 Lesson 1) and the SAP HANA Administration Guide (Managing SAP HANA Users – SAP HANA Administration Guide – SAP Library)
To Do: familiarise yourself with creating and managing users and roles using the different tools available. See also SAP HANA User Management – SAP HANA Security Guide – SAP Library, SAP HANA Authentication and Single Sign-On – SAP HANA Security Guide – SAP Library and SAP HANA Authentication and Single Sign-On – SAP HANA Security Guide – SAP Library
There are several videos about authorisation and user management in the security playlist: SAP HANA Security – YouTube
For Web IDE, see SAP Web IDE – YouTube
Unfortunately, but very reasonably, those that have passed the exam are not allowed to share the questions with anyone else, so I can’t share any particular question with you here. However, a close study C_HANATEC142 of the mentioned resources should provide you with enough knowledge to successfully pass the exam.
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