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For the latest information, visit our blog post series about SAP HANA certification:


Interested in a career as SAP HANA application consultant?

In this blog, I will provide the information you need to help you prepare for the SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP HANA 2.0 certification exam, C_HANAIMP_13.

Should you also want to get certified as SAP HANA technology consultant, see


About the Certification

Currently, there are two versions of the SAP HANA technology associate certification:

  • C_HANAIMP_13 - SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP HANA 2.0

  • C_HANAIMP_12 - SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP HANA (Edition 2016 - SPS 12)

Both have 80 questions with an almost identical cut score (60% vs 59%), so you need to answer 48 questions correctly.

The certification version number used to follow the SAP HANA SPS release, e.g. IMP_12 = SPS 12, but as SPS 13 entered the market as SAP HANA 2.0, this is no longer the case.

As a rule, SAP certifications are valid for a limited time period, see the FAQ.

For a list of valid certifications, see

You can check the validity of your exam in the SAP Credentials Manager.

At the time of writing, the certification programs for SPS 10 and earlier have expired.

Sample Questions

SAP Education provides a number of sample questions for each exam (10 for C_HANAIMP_13) with answers to help you assess your readiness for the exam. However, there is no explanation why certain answers are correct and others incorrect.

For this reason, I have posted a separate blog where I explain the answers to the questions with some exam training suggestions and references:


Topic Areas

There have been some minor changes in the relative weight of the topic areas. The percentages 8%-12% correspond to 6-10 questions, so < 8% is less than 6 and > 12% is more than 10.

The topic area Virtual Data models in SAP HANA has lost some weight for the exam, whereas Information Views has put on some.

Topic Areas: IMP_13 (left) and IMP_12 (right)


SAP Education

For the exam, the same SAP Training training resources are listed, based on the SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 01 release:

Training participation is not a requirement. However, because of the direct relation of the exam with the training, participation is certainly recommended. If you can only attend one training, make it HA300.

SAP Documentation

Additional resources as preparation for the exam are publicly available (at no charge) on the SAP HANA Platform section on the SAP Help Portal.

The exam covers both native development using the initial/original/classic/XS method, and the "new" (as of SPS 11) XS Advanced method so you will need to familiarize yourself to some extent with both.

Native development


SAP Development Tutorials

There is a wider variety of developer tutorials available to help you get started or go for a deep-dive.

A good place to start is with the documentation:

Another entry point is the tutorials on the SAP Developer site, but make sure to keep your focus on the exam material as this site also includes ABAP, SAPUI5, mobile development, and so on:


Also, keep an eye open for the (free) openSAP training. There is one dedicated to native software development for SAP HANA presented by the chief product experts from SAP HANA product Management, Thomas Jung and Rich Heilman :

SAP Press

Another great resource to prepare for the C_HANAIMP_13 exam is the SAP HANA 2.0 Certification Guide.

SAP Press is a brand of Rheinwerk Publishing (previously Galileo Press) and is not associated with SAP.

If you cannot attend the official HA100 and HA300 training because of budget, travel, or other reasons, and fear (not without reason) to get lost in the documentation and other online material, this guide may prove to be a worthwhile investment. In it, you will find both the material that you need to know (content), as the tools (questions) to test your progress. Highly recommended.

SAP HANA Express

To study for SAP HANA certification is now available to everybody with the free SAP HANA, express edition.

For more information about the express edition and/or to download, go to:

For the SAP HANA Academy playlist, see

Note that you can also - very easily and affordably - host express in the cloud, see

For information about how to install the client, SAP HANA studio, and SHINE, see

SAP HANA XS (classic / advanced)

If you are new to the XS topic, you might want to take a look at Lucia Subatin's blog series

... and test your knowledge with

For the SAP HANA Academy playlist, see

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. Additionally, you might find our blogs useful as well in your preparation




SAP Education

SAP Press

SAP Blogs


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