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Join this online course to get an overview of SAP BTP, ABAP environment and understand the various aspects of application development in the cloud. You’ll also get a quick view on how to leverage existing ABAP know-how with the latest development toolset to develop custom ABAP applications and extensions.

The course Introduction to ABAP in the Cloud has moved and is now available on the SAP Learning site. The openSAP platform will be discontinued at the end of July 2024.

Self-paced since October 14, 2021
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, English, Français, Español

Course information

Course Summary

SAP BTP, ABAP environment is the Platform as a Service for ABAP developers. In this course, you’ll learn about the basic components of SAP Business Technology Platform and get a good understanding of the ABAP development environment in SAP BTP.

In addition, we’ll explain how the ABAP programming model has evolved over time and will focus on the ABAP RESTful programming model (RAP), which is part of the ABAP environment and is used widely in the ABAP community.

In this course, we’ll also take a look at how to extend your SAP business applications to meet your business needs. We’ll introduce you to SAP Extension Suite, discuss why extensibility is so important and show you what the developer tools are. Extension use-cases and extension types such as in-app and side-by-side extensibility will be explained. We’ll also walk through an example scenario to demonstrate how to implement side-by-side extensions.

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Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: September 15, 2021, 9:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Duration: The course is open for 4 weeks
  • Effort: 2 hours in total
  • Course assignment: You can take the course assignment at any time whilst the course is open.
  • Course closure: October 14, 2021, 9:00 UTC
  • Course language: English
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Course Content

Unit 1: Basic components of SAP Business Technology Platform
Unit 2: Introduction to SAP BTP, ABAP environment
Unit 3: ABAP RESTful Programming Model
Unit 4: SAP Extension Suite and development efficiency
Unit 5: Extensibility in SAP S/4HANA
Unit 6: How to do side-by-side extensions

Target Audience

  • Application developers
  • Technology consultants

Course Requirements

Basic ABAP programming knowledge

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Course End
Oct 14, 2021
Course Start
Sep 15, 2021


This course was rated with 4.36 stars in average from 2428 votes.

Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 50% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a Confirmation of Participation by completing at least 50% of the course material.
  • Gain an Open Badge by completing the course.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by

Mark Quincy Anderson

Quincy Anderson is a principal instructor in the SAP Product Learning Center of Excellence, BTP & Programming Organization. He has delivered instructor-led training to customers and partners for over 20 years on diverse topics such as ABAP, SAP Fiori, SAP HANA, and SAP HANA extended application services.