Introduction to SAP Cloud Platform* Extension Suite

Join this free online course to learn about the SAP Cloud Platform* Extension Suite and get all the knowledge you need to start building extensions.

This course was retired in October, 2023.

Please note: This course has been replaced by the SAP Learning Journey: Building side-by-side extensions on SAP BTP | SAP Learning site.

Seit 6. Oktober 2020 im Selbststudium
Kurssprache: English
Untertitel (automatisch erzeugt): Deutsch, English, Français, Español



This course was retired in October, 2023.

Course Summary

SAP Cloud Platform* offers many services, tools, and programming models to develop solutions. To support developers, project managers, and decision-makers, we have greatly simplified the way to navigate through the SAP Cloud Platform offering based on the Integration Suite and Extension Suite.

This course provides insights into SAP Cloud Platform Extension Suite. You will be guided through the steps required to build extensions on existing business systems and learn how to choose the right technology to build solutions on SAP Cloud Platform quickly and easily. This course is the ideal entry point to understand SAP Cloud Platform Extension Suite and establish all the basics you need to learn to start building extensions. The course also explains in detail exactly what is meant by extensions. Join us in this nutshell course and become confident in understanding and working with SAP Cloud Platform Extension Suite.

Update as of April, 2021: Listen to the latest about SAP Extension Suite (including the rebranding) in openSAP Invites Episode 14: Learn About SAP Business Technology Platform with SAP Discovery Center Missions.
Nis Boy Naeve, Vice President of SAP Business Technology Platform Business Development, highlights the importance of seamless integration and extensibility scenarios for the intelligent enterprise. In this episode, you’ll learn how to gain hands-on experience for free with SAP Discovery Center missions.

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*)Note that this course was first offered in 2020; consequently, all its assets were created before the branding changes related to SAP technology were announced in January 2021.

Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: September 7, 2020, 09:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Duration: The course is open for 4 weeks
  • Effort: 3-6 hours in total
  • Course assignment: You can take the course assignment at any time whilst the course is open.
  • Course closure: October 6, 2020, 09:00 UTC
  • Course language: English
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Course Content

Unit 1: Introduction to SAP Cloud Platform Extension Suite
Unit 2: Digital Process Automation and Digital Experience Services
Unit 3: Services and Tools for Efficient Development
Unit 4: Extending SAP S/4HANA with a Custom UI
Unit 5: Extending Business Processes with Multichannel Consumption
Unit 6: Best Practices for Building Extensions
Unit 7: Putting Your Knowledge into Action
Course Assignment

Target Audience

  • IT decision-makers
  • Project managers
  • Developers
  • Anyone interested in SAP Cloud Platform Extension Suite

Course Requirements


Development Systems

This nutshell course features content to help you understand how SAP Cloud Platform Extension Suite works and how you can use it. If you have access to your own backend system, you can try out some optional hands-on exercises which feature in the course. Even without access to a backend system, we do recommend you read through the optional exercises to obtain further insights. The hands-on exercises are optional and are not necessary to successfully complete the course and earn a Record of Achievement.

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6. Oktober 2020
7. September 2020


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  • Den Leistungsnachweis erhält, wer in der Summe aller benoteten Aufgaben mindestens 50% der Höchstpunktzahl erreicht hat.
  • Die Teilnahmebestätigung erhält, wer auf mindestens 50% der Kursunterlagen zugegriffen hat.

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Dieser Kurs wird angeboten von

Martin Grasshoff

Martin Grasshoff is lead product manager for SAP Cloud Platform Extension Suite. In this role, he is responsible for the alignment of the individual services and tools of the Extension Suite and ensuring that they can be easily consumed.

With his strong background in development and especially mobile topics, Martin is a trusted advisor in many customer projects.

Whilst driving the success of our customers is his main motivation, Martin also enjoys seeing new technology being adopted, and is really thrilled when both come together.

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Karsten Strothmann

Karsten Strothmann is a lead product manager and evangelist for SAP Event Mesh and SAP Integration Suite, advanced event mesh at SAP SE in Walldorf, Germany.

He has almost 25 years of experience in the software industry and holds a master’s degree in computer science from TU Dortmund University, Germany. He has also co-authored several books, including one on event-driven architecture.

Karsten currently works on event-driven architecture in and beyond the SAP ecosystem. During his career, he has taken on very varied roles, from product management to development, quality assurance, and consulting. This has given him a holistic view of both software creation and its usage. 

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