SAP HANA Walkthrough

What is the purpose of the SAP HANA Walkthrough? How important is it to take these courses? These are some of the questions we will tackle.

What Is SAP HANA Walkthrough?

SAP HANA Walkthrough is a free-of-cost online course that is available to all SAP customers. It consists of three modules (instructional units) that guide you through the basics of SAP HANA. 

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The course features a range of topics covering the core components of SAP HANA:

  • SAP HANA Installation and Administration
  • SAPHANA Development with Eclipse
  • SAP HANA Development with ABAP

What Is The Importance Of Taking This Course?

HANA is an evolving technology and new courses are added to the “Curriculum” regularly. It is very important to take these courses as they provide you with a solid foundation.

That will help you understand the newer features of HANA. The new features will not be of much use unless you have a solid understanding of the basics.

Who Should Take SAP HANA Walkthrough?

This course is a must for anyone interested in learning HANA. It should be your first step if you are new to SAP HANA. 

There are many reasons why you should take the SAP HANA Walkthrough. Here is the reason for the following:

  • It helps you understand the basic features of SAP HANA. It provides you with an overview of HANA. 
  • Lets you get familiar with the terminology and the basic features of SAP HANA. This will help you in understanding the market better.
  • It also helps you understand what is new in SAP HANA. This will help you prepare for the future. It also helps you understand some of the challenges that are faced by HANA users (e.g., migrating databases and data to HANA). 

How To Take SAP HANA Walkthrough?

You can join this course by visiting the SAP Learning Hub website. Once there, you will have to register and then log in to SAP Learning Hub using your credentials.

Once you are logged in, click on the ‘SAP HANA’ tab on the left-hand side of your screen. You will find three courses under it: 

  • Intro to SAP HANA
  • SAPHANA Installation and Administration
  • SAPHANA Development with Eclipse

Click on the first course and it will open up in a separate tab (for example, SAP HANA Intro). Click on the ‘Start Course’ button in that tab and you will be able to start learning.

Overview Of The Course: 

There are no prerequisites for taking this course but we recommend that you have some basic knowledge of databases. This is because this course begins with a discussion about database concepts like tables, columns, etc. 


Each module contains from 1 – 3 lessons and each lesson includes several slides that explain the topic at hand. You should spend roughly 10 minutes per lesson (if you don’t read the slides). 

The entire course takes about 3 hours to complete. The course is divided into three sections:

1. Introduction to SAP HANA (1 lesson)

2. Installation and Administration (3 lessons)

3. Development with SAP HANA (2 lessons)

All the lessons start with a video that explains the topic at hand. These videos are followed by slides (in HTML format) that elaborate on the topic. 

You can also download the slides in PDF format.