Once you passed the exam, you will receive a digital badge from Credly (Acclaim).
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.
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 training.sap.com/certification/validity.
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
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).
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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