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In this blog post you will find some suggestions about how to get certified as SAP Certified Development Associate – SAP HANA Cloud.

For the post about the new home for SAP Learning and SAP BTP certifications, see

For the SAP HANA platform (on-premises) certifications, see

About braindumps and cheat sheets, see

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Once you passed the exam, you will receive a digital badge from Credly (Acclaim).

Interested to learn more? You are invited to join the LinkedIn Special Interest Group (SIG)

About the Exam 

The SAP Certified Development Associate - SAP HANA Cloud 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 database.

Associate Level

Information about the exam is published on the SAP Training website. This is also where you can book the exam (or get a Certification Hub subscription).

HC is the code for SAP HANA Cloud, DEV for development. The C_ stands for the associate (consultant) level type exam.


You can check the validity of the certifications at

For the certification FAQs, see

SAP Certification Hub

To take the exam visit SAP Training and select Access the Certification Hub

The hub is hosted by Questionmark. Here you can book your exam, (re-)schedule, check your appointments, and launch the exam.

For the complete exam list, see

Topic Areas

Exam Page

Information about the topic areas covered is listed on the exam information page together with the corresponding SAP training cours, HC450E for all but the basics, which are covered in HC100E.

However, an SAP Learning Hub subscription is not required as the content is also made available for free, time of writing, on the new SAP Learning portal (see below).

Note the small print: "SAP reserves the right to update the exam content (topics, items, weighting) at any time" make sure to check the exam page before applying.

Sample Questions

On the exam page, there is a link to a trial exam with 7 sample questions which closely resembles the real exam experience.

If it is obvious what the answer should be for all questions, you are ready to take the exam. If you have no clue, you might want to study some more.

How to Prepare

Take a Learning Journey on SAP Learning

Time of writing, the learning content is freely available on the new SAP Learning portal, presented as learning journey with 17 units taking 12 hours to complete.

The first four units cover the HC100e cours and overlap with the Administration and the Modeling journeys.

The units cover the same material as found in the course manual but in a format more suitable for self-study with short sections of text combined with videos and quizes.

Take a Training Course on SAP Training / SAP Learning Hub

For those with an SAP Learning Hub subscription, or with a budget to burn, you can also sign up for the e-learning course

This provides you with the oldskool format. You can download the manual as PDF for offline viewing.

Additional Resources

SAP Help Portal

Although most material covered in the training courses is also documented "somewhere" in a guide on the SAP Help Portal, trying to pass the exam by studying the documentation is not the most effective approach.

However, as administrator, you are expected to be familiar with the documentation set so spending some on the Help Portal is time well spent.

SAP Developers

Some questions assume you are familiar with the user interface of the SAP HANA cockpit, the SAP HANA database explorer, and the SAP HANA Cloud Central web applications. Going through the tutorials on SAP Developers is highly recommended.

For the complete list, you can filter on SAP HANA Cloud which also includes tutorials for the modeling and development tracks.

SAP Community

Make sure to visit the topic area on the community for the latest blog posts, questions, video tutorials, etc. You can follow the topic area to be notified.

SAP HANA Academy | SAP Partner Innovation Lab

For the hands-on video tutorials from the SAP HANA Academy, see


There is no SAP Certification Success Guide for the C_HCDEV exam but there is e-book dedicated to SAP HANA Cloud which covers most topics but make sure to check the What's New for QRC 1-4 2021 to complete the picture.

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Over the years, for the SAP HANA Academy, SAP’s Partner Innovation Lab, and à titre personnel, I have written a little over 300 posts here for the SAP Community. Some articles only reached a few readers. Others attracted quite a few more.For your reading pleasure and convenience, here is a curated list of posts which somehow managed to pass the 10k-view mile stone and, as sign of current interest, still tickle the counters each month.