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You should be able to understand the following topics to pass the exam of netweaver administration certification. The name of the certification is SAP Certified Technology Associate – System Administration (Oracle DB) with SAP NetWeaver 7.0

  • Name some of the options for using mySAP Business Suite and mySAP ERP
    in your company.
  • State the basic concept of SAP NetWeaver
  • Describe the central role of SAP Web Application Server in the context of
    SAP NetWeaver
  • Describe the significance of the Ramp Up program
  • Describe the 5-1-2 year support cycle
  • Find out when SAP software releases will become available
  • Log on to the system successfully
  • List some variants of the SAP GUI
  • Name and use elements of a SAP GUI screen
  • Log off from the system successfully
  • Use various methods to start SAP system functions
  • Create a list of favorites
  • Use the help functions
  • Carry out complex, selective searches
  • Sort and filter listed data
  • Execute a where-used list
  • Describe the standard menus System and Help
  • Use the various options for personalizing the SAP system
  • Outline simple client/server configurations
  • Name the most important processes on an SAP Web Application Server
  • Define the term instance and recognize the characteristics of a central
    instance
  • Describe the processing flow for user requests in SAP systems
  • Outline the processing flow for a dialog step in the SAP system
  • Describe the concept of work process multiplexing
  • Describe how the SAP system communicates with the database
  • List the advantages of open SQL statements
  • Define the term transaction
  • Outline differences between a database transaction and an SAP transaction
  • Recognize the significance of a lock mechanism for the consistency of
    business data
  • Outline the flow for a lock request
  • Outline the principle of asynchronous updates
  • Explain how updates are processed in the system
  • Describe the data structure of the ABAP Stack in an SAP system
  • Describe the three-system landscape as recommended by SAP
  • Explain the importance of transports
  • Describe the procedure for transports
  • Name important tools in the ABAP Workbench
  • Access ABAP Repository objects
  • Write a simple ABAP program
  • Explain the significance of the ABAP Dictionary
  • Outline the two-level domain concept
  • Name the individual components of the SAP NetWeaver Java Development
    Infrastructure
  • Outline the concepts of a multi-system landscape for the Java development
    process
  • Name various cross-system business processes
  • Explain the ideas behind the ALE concept
  • List various interface technologies used by SAP systems
  • Describe the process for a Remote Function Call
  • Explain the significance and use of business objects and their BAPIs
  • Make a Remote Function Call
  • Explain Web Services
  • Describe UDDI and WSDL
  • Describe the SAP Business Workflow concept
  • Explain the flow of a workflow process
  • Submit a leave request within the SAP Business Workflow
  • Describe additional application areas for the SAP Business Workflow concept
  • Name frequently-used administration functions in SAP systems
  • The concept of the SAP Solution Manager
  • Name the central functions of the Computing Center Management System
    (CCMS)
  • Monitor performance attributes
  • List some of the services provided on the SAP Service Marketplace
  • Find and use SAP Notes in the SAP Service Marketplace
  • List some of the services of the SAP Developer Network
  • Find development news in the SAP Developer Network
  • Name the integration aspects of SAP NetWeaver
  • Explain the basic concepts of the individual integration levels of SAP
    NetWeaver
  • Explain the evolution from SAP R/3 to mySAP ERP and the Enterprise
    Services Architecture.
  • Describe the significance of the Web Services within the Enterprise Services
    Architecture
  • Outline the structure and the architecture of an SAP system
  • List the technical components of the SAP Web Application Server
  • Use the terms system and instance correctly
  • Describe the process of a system log on
  • Describe the technology for dialog work process multiplexing
  • Set up the SAP Logon program
  • Explain the use of logon groups
  • Call central administration functions in the system
  • Describe the process of the start procedure of an SAP system
  • Start the entire SAP system or individual instances
  • Evaluate start logs to analyze problems
  • Stop the entire SAP System or individual instances
  • Describe the starting and stopping of an SAP system under different
    operating systems
  • Describe the locations of the log files for various databases
  • Determine the configuration of system parameters
  • Adjust the system parameters using profiles
  • Set up a dynamic switch of work process types using operation modes
  • Describe in principle the structure and architecture of database systems
  • Back up the contents of the database
  • Check whether your database backups have been successfully performed
  • Schedule additional periodic checks of the database
  • Create users
  • Copy, create, and maintain roles
  • Maintain the assignment of roles and users
  • Set system parameters for user logons
  • Locate authorization problems
  • Describe the concept of Central User Administration
  • Describe connection to directory services
  • Explain the principle of the Remote Function Call
  • List the different types of Remote Function Call
  • Set up an RFC connection
  • Monitor RFC connections
  • Describe the data Structure of an SAP system
  • List the advantages of and requirement for a three-system landscape
  • Create and release transport requests
  • Describe the architecture of the SAP transport system
  • Import transport requests
  • List the differences in principle between Support Packages, Plug-Ins, and
    Add-Ons
  • Import Support Packages with transaction SPAM
  • Install and update Industry Solutions with transaction SAINT
  • Update transactions SPAM and SAINT
  • Describe how to use the SAP Note Assistant
  • Describe the uses of background processing
  • Schedule and monitor jobs
  • Schedule time-dependent jobs
  • Schedule standard jobs
  • Schedule event-dependent jobs
  • Define and trigger events
  • Use additional, special functions of background processing
  • Describe how to extend job scheduling using Application Programming
    Interfaces
  • Explain the concepts of the CCMS Alert Monitoring Infrastructure
  • Use the CCMS Alert Monitor to monitor your system
  • Configure the central monitoring of remote systems
  • Design and create your own monitors
  • Activate threshold values that are suitable for your system environment
  • Describe the added value of the SAP Solution Manager in an SAP system
    landscape
  • Use basic Java terminology
  • Describe the architecture of SAP Web Application Server
  • Define the term Central Services of SAP Web AS Java
  • Describe and use concepts such as Java instance, Java dispatcher, and server
  • Name the most important managers of the SAP Web AS
  • Name the most important services of the SAP Web AS
  • Describe how load balancing can be implemented in the SAP system
  • Describe the sequence in which the components of an SAP system are started and stopped
  • Describe the general start process for an SAP system with a Java instance (without an ABAP instance)
  • Describe the general start process for an SAP system with an ABAP instance
    and a Java instance
  • Start and stop a Java instance using transaction SMICM
  • Use the term Startup and Control Framework
  • Describe the individual steps used during the start and stop processes of
    a Java instance
  • Operate the tools to start SAP Web AS Java under Microsoft Windows
    and UNIX
  • Operate the tools to stop SAP Web AS Java under Microsoft Windows
    and UNIX
  • Find the storage locations of trace and log files of the Startup and Control
    Framework
  • List the most important trace and log files of the Startup and Control
    Framework and outline their content
  • Operate the SAPinst installation tool
  • List different installation scenarios of SAP Web AS
  • Install SAP Web AS Java
  • Describe the installation of SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio
  • Name various configuration and administration tools for the SAP Web AS
    Java
  • Describe the primary usage areas of configuration and administration tools
  • Maintain settings for an SAP Web AS Java with the Config Tool
  • Maintain settings for an SAP Web AS Java with the Visual Administrator
  • Discuss the most important information for an SAP Web AS Java with the
    System Information or Telnet Console
  • Make selected configurations
  • List the user stores of SAP Web Application Server Java
  • Identify where you can find information about the user stores
  • List the different data sources of the UME
  • Determine the current data source assignment
  • Define the term data partitioning
  • List scenarios for using different data sources
  • List the different user administration tools
  • Discuss the available functions of the tools
  • Administer users with the relevant tools
  • Administer groups with the relevant tools
  • Explain the terms UME role and J2EE security role
  • List the authorization administration tools
  • Assign roles to users in the UME
  • Explain how to assign J2EE security roles to users
  • Change UME properties
  • List important UME parameters for user security, e-mail notification, and
    UME data source
  • Change the password of the administration user
  • Activate the emergency user
  • Find the UME log and trace files
  • List the SAP Web AS Java monitoring tools
  • List the monitors that display data in a central system
  • Describe the monitoring infrastructure
  • Display monitoring data in the Monitoring service
  • Make threshold value settings in the Monitoring service
  • List the most important monitors in the Monitoring service
  • Define which managers are involved in processing a request
  • Monitor Java instances in the central monitoring system using an agent
  • Install the SAPCCMSR agent for Java instances
  • Discuss which configuration steps are required to maintain the threshold
    values for Java instances from the central monitoring system
  • Operate the integrated and the central Log Viewer
  • Describe the difference between logging and tracing
  • Discuss the most important functions of the Log Configurator service
  • Use the Log Configurator service to adjust the severity of log files
  • Describe how an availability check using the GRMG works technically
  • Configure an availability check
  • List the steps a developer must perform to create a GRMG-compatible
    application
  • List the different trace options
  • List the different statistics options
  • Discuss how traces are activated and where they display
  • Display the most important (Java) statistics in SAP Web AS ABAP
  • List the elements of a J2EE application
  • Outline the steps required to develop a runnable J2EE application
  • List the individual components of the SAP NetWeaver Java Development
    Infrastructure (JDI) and explain their tasks
  • Outline the process flow of the development process using the JDI
  • List different development scenarios and outline the infrastructure required
    for them
  • List the steps required to configure the SAP NetWeaver Java Development
    Infrastructure (JDI)
  • Define the terms track, CMS domain, development configuration, and
    development components, distinguish them from each other, and outline
    their meaning for the SAP NetWeaver Java Development Infrastructure
  • Connect the SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio with the central components
    of the SAP NetWeaver Java Development Infrastructure
  • List the individual steps that are required from the start of developing Java
    objects to releasing these changes in the central test system
  • Outline the structure of the Design Time Repository (DTR)
  • Outline the concepts of the four-system landscape
  • List the individual transport steps
  • Import change requests into the consolidation system
  • Install Support Packages for SAP Web Application Server Java
  • Describe the procedure to update Java applications
  • Explain which regular backups are required for SAP Web AS Java
  • Describe the options that SAP provides for intranet and Internet scenarios
  • Describe the application areas of SAP ITS, ICM and SAP Web AS Java
  • Describe the architecture of the SAP ITS (standalone)
  • Perform simple administrative tasks on an SAP ITS
  • Describe the implementation area of the ICM
  • Configure and monitor the ICM
  • Explain the importance of the Internet Communication Framework (ICF)
    for handling HTTP requests in the SAP system
  • Outline the interaction model
  • Describe what constitutes an ICF service
  • Activate and use the integrated ITS in SAP Web AS 6.40
  • Outline the way in which the SAP Web Dispatcher works
  • Explain how you can use the SAP Web Dispatcher to distribute workload
    across the different instances of an SAP system
  • Describe the solution mySAP ERP and the architecture of its components
  • Explain the new features of SAP ECC
  • List the advantages of SAPinst
  • List the installation requirements for SAP ERP Central Component
  • List the technical requirements for SAP ERP Central Component
  • Perform the general preparation steps needed to install SAP ERP Central
    Component
  • Perform the necessary preparation steps to install SAP ERP Central Component
    on Windows
  • Perform the necessary preparation steps to install SAP ERP Central Component
    on UNIX
  • Describe the different types of SAP GUI
  • Perform a local SAP GUI for Windows installation
  • Patchalocal SAP GUI for Windows
  • Perform a SAP GUI Installation Server installation
  • Patch a SAP GUI installation Server
  • CreateaSAP GUI Installation package
  • Perform a unattended SAP GUI installation using the SAP GUI Installation
    Server
  • Install the SAP GUI for Java
  • Explain the SAPinst architecture
  • Explain the log and XML files used by SAPinst
  • Install SAPinst
  • Explain SAPinst GUI Handling
  • Install the Oracle Database software according to the SAP specifications
  • Apply an Oracle Patch using the Universal Installer
  • Apply a Oracle interim patch using the OPatch tool
  • Install a central instance
  • Install the database instance
  • Install a ABAP Dialog Instance
  • Install SAP Web AS Java Central Instance
  • Install a SAP Web AS Java Dialog Instance
  • Install a stand-alone SAP Gateway instance
  • Describe the procedure to restart SAP ERP Central Component and perform
    final checks
  • Describe the steps to install SAP License
  • Describe the steps to install SAP online documentation
  • Describe the steps to install and configure SAProuter
  • Describe the steps needed to perform and configure TMS
  • Perform final installation checks
  • Describe the steps to activate SAP ERP Central Component Extension Set
  • Describe the steps to install additional languages
  • Describe the steps to perform a full backup
  • Describe the steps to verify the settings of SAP Web AS Java
  • Describe the steps to start and schedule SAP Load Generator
  • Perform some special post-installation activities
  • Discuss what a Support Package Stack is
  • Describe the steps to apply kernel patches
  • Describe the steps to apply SAP Web AS Java patches
  • Describe the steps to apply ABAP support packages
  • Explain the procedure to convert non-Unicode to Unicode
  • Explain the ways to solve different problems during the SAP ERP Central
    Component installation
  • Describe SAP systems, instances and servers
  • Identify the system landscape recommended by SAP
  • Identify the types of data in an SAP system
  • Explain the client concept in an SAP system
  • Describe the system change options in an SAP system
  • Describe the client change options in an SAP system
  • Explain the steps for setting up the transport management system (TMS)
  • Configure transport routes
  • Explain the use of transport target groups and client-dependent transport routes
  • List the necessary steps to perform transports between different transport groups
  • Explain what Customizing is, from the business and the technical perspective
  • Explain how the SAP Implementation Guide (IMG) and IMG Projects can be
    used for Customizing
  • Explain how the SAP Solution Manager can be used for implementation projects
  • Create change requests and tasks
  • List the tools used for managing change requests
  • Describe how to customize
  • Follow steps in procedure for customizing an SAP system implementation
  • Define cross-client customizing
  • Plan change management for development
  • Identify various implementation tools used for Customizing and development
  • Describe the function of the Transport Organizer
  • Identify the SAP Software Change Registration (SSCR) process
  • Define the naming conventions for SAP Repository objects
  • List the attributes of SAP Repository objects
  • Modify SAP Repository objects
  • Release a task and a change request
  • Use the Transport Organizer to analyze different components
  • Describe how the Modification Assistant assists developers
  • Describe the transport flow within a three-system landscape
  • Outline the transport process
  • Identify the tools used to perform imports using the Transport Management
    System (TMS)
  • Explain the relationship between import queues and import buffers
  • Follow the procedure for setting up the date and time for an import
  • Decide whether to import single transport requests or to import the entire import queue
  • List the different transport strategies
  • Define Quality Assurance (QA) procedure
  • Describe a situation in which using special transport workflow would be practical
  • Explain why the transport proposal is necessary
  • Identify the tools for monitoring transport activity
  • Identify the way to ensure a stable development environment
  • Identify the naming conventions for files in the transport directory
  • Identify the uses of a transport control program tool
  • Identify the steps of the import process
  • Identify the relationship between tp, R3trans and RDDIMPDP
  • Use transport log files for troubleshooting
  • Follow the steps for cleaning up a transport directory
  • Describe client copy and client transport tools
  • Perform a client copy
  • Troubleshoot client copy and client transport errors
  • Compare and maintain clients
  • List the advantages of automatically implementing SAP Notes
  • List the goals, functions, and the features of SAP Note Assistant
  • Describe Note Browser and list the preconditions for handling SAP Notes
  • Define SAP Support Packages and the use of the SAP Patch Manager
  • Describe the import of SAP Support Packages
  • Perform a modification adjustment during the import of SAP Support Packages
  • Have an idea about planning an SAP System upgrade
  • Roughly explain how an SAP System upgrade functions
  • Describe the sub-steps that contribute to overall response time of a single
    dialog step
  • Understand how simple problems impact response time
  • Use the workload monitor
  • Analyze workload statistics
  • Use performance monitors to analyze the performance of an SAP system
  • Find simple performance bottlenecks
  • Analyze the performance of the SAP Web AS Java
  • Analyze the performance of the ICM
  • Make recommendations on improving the performance of ICM
  • Analyze the performance of the integrated SAP ITS
  • Make recommendations on improving the performance of the integrated
    SAP ITS
  • Identify the memory areas used in SAP systems
  • Explain how the various areas of SAP memory are used
  • Describe the SAP memory allocation strategy
  • Implement SAP extended memory on UNIX and Windows OS
  • Analyze the memory configuration of an SAP Web AS Java
  • Identify hardware bottlenecks
  • Identify possible reasons for hardware bottlenecks
  • Describe factors that influence the systems hardware configuration
  • Give examples of configuring SAP systems on big hardware
  • Give a definition for expensive SQL statements
  • Explain why even a few expensive SQL statements may reduce the
    performance for the whole SAP system
  • Use the corresponding monitors to detect expensive SQL statements
  • Use indexes for improving SQL performance
  • Use database optimizers effectively
  • Identify the different options for table buffering
  • Explain buffer synchronization settings
  • Identify the SQL statements that bypass the buffers
  • Summarize the SAP-recommend table buffering strategy
  • Detect hints at incorrect buffering using the transaction profile
  • Detect incorrect buffering using the table call statistics
  • Describe the SAP RFC interface
  • Explain the different types of RFCs
  • Describe the origin of RFC+CPIC and GUI time and their relevance for
    response time
  • Analyze and tune RFC load
  • Set up access to the online documentation
  • Use the information provided by the SAP Service Marketplace
  • Evaluate basic security aspects of an SAP system
  • List system parameters that affect security settings in clients or in the system
  • List implementation areas of Secure Network Communication (SNC), Secure
    Socket Layer (SSL), and Secure Store and Forward (SSF)
  • Describe SAProuter in detail
  • Describe a central administration server
  • Define the term data archiving
  • Explain the need for data archiving
  • Outline the technical process of data archiving
  • List individual steps of data archiving
  • Perform basic functions to customize SAP data archiving
  • List different options for accessing archived data
  • Evaluate options of the SAP Archive Information System
  • Describe the architecture and data flow of output processing in the SAP
    system
  • Create printers and spool servers in the SAP system
  • List important access methods
  • Manage spool requests
  • Describe the concept of logical spool servers
  • Set up logical spool servers
  • Manage spool and output requests
  • List various trace options
  • Perform simple traces in the SAP system
  • Develop procedures for structured troubleshooting
  • Perform troubleshooting if problems occur in front-end printing
  • Outline the concept of Central User Administration
  • Evaluate the usefulness of Central User Administration for your company
  • Define logical systems
  • Correctly set up the required technical users for RFC connections
  • Create the RFC connections required for CUA
  • Configured the ALE communication required for CUA
  • Set up Central User Administration
  • Maintain and distribute user data using the CUA
  • Perform simple troubleshooting
  • Remove a CUA
  • Explain the concept of user administration as applied to the integration of
    directory services
  • List the prerequisites for connecting an SAP Web Application Server (SAP
    Web AS) to a directory server
  • Configure the SAP Web AS for connection to a directory server
  • Exchange data between the SAP Web Application Sever (SAP Web AS) and
    a directory server using the LDAP protocol
  • Describe the architecture and the main components of an Oracle
    database
  • Explain the basic concepts of the Oracle database
  • Identify the file structure of an Oracle database in SAP systems
  • Name the default operating system and database users
  • Explain Oracle communication over a network (NETServices)
  • Describe the function of the Oracle LISTENER
  • Start and stop the Oracle LISTENER
  • Identify the main tools for the administration of the Oracle database
  • Describe basic functions of SQL*Plus
  • Use the SAP tools for the administration of the Oracle database:
    BR*Tools
  • Explain the usage of the SAP CCMS for the administration of the
    Oracle database
  • Change parameters for initialization
  • Start and stop the Oracle instance
  • Identify and monitor diagnosis files
  • Explain the importance of backups
  • List the different backup types (offline, online, partial, incremental
    backup)
  • Explain the special importance of backups of the archived redo log
    files
  • Define a backup strategy depending on database size, tape capacity,
    available time for restore/recovery
  • Identify the different SAP tools for backup, restore and recovery
  • Explain the concept of Oracle Recovery Manger (RMAN)
  • Customize the SAP tools
  • Initialize and manage backup tapes
  • Configure the SAP tools to use an external backup utility via
    BACKINT
  • Perform online, offline and partial backups
  • Perform RMAN backups, including incremental backups
  • Create backups of the archived redo log files
  • Describe a potential problem that would lead to a restore/recovery
    scenario
  • Perform a complete recovery of the database
  • Perform a point in time recovery of the database
  • Perform an disaster restore/recovery of the database
  • Explain the various backup strategies support by SAP
  • Decide which strategy fits your needs
  • Explain how Oracle stores its data
  • Explain the difference between dictionary and locally managed
    tablespaces
  • Explain the purpose of undo- and temporary tablespaces
  • State the purpose of running regular Database System checks
  • Run regular checks with SAP tools
  • Interpret the results of the checks
  • Create a strategy to prevent possible problems and errors
  • Explain the purpose of the CCMS Alert Monitor
  • Use the CCMS alert monitor to monitor the Oracle database
  • Create new tablespaces
  • Extend existing tablespaces
  • Move or rename data files
  • Additional database space management options
  • Describe a situation in which a reorganization is necessary
  • Perform a reorganization
  • Transform dictionary managed tablespaces into locally managed
    tablespaces
  • List the most common problems that occur in Oracle databases
  • Prevent an archiver stuck and solve it when it occurs
  • Solve typical problems occuring on productive Oracle databases
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