Join this free online course to gain expertise in SAP Cloud Platform API Management, which is available as a service on SAP Cloud Platform. You’ll begin by learning API management basics, and gradually progress to master advanced SAP API Management topics. After completing this course, you’ll understand what the API management components are, how to manage the API lifecycle, ways to integrate API management with tools like SAP Web IDE, and how to build and manage APIs ground-up, treat them as products, and monetize them.

Self-paced since October 11, 2018
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, Français, Español

Course information

Course Summary

APIs are the digital building blocks for developers to build modern apps as well as open integrations. APIs are used to access data from business systems (like ERP, HR, and Sales) in a secure manner, trigger business processes, and leverage technical services such as machine learning, translation, and tax calculations into your business systems. The solution provides tools and methodologies to carry out full-lifecycle API management that involves design, implementation, testing, publication, operations, and consumption of APIs for you to deliver cutting-edge apps and integrations.
You’ll begin your learning journey by activating the SAP API Management service on an SAP Cloud Platform trial account. This course will include use cases from business scenarios and demo examples from instructors.
By the end of the course, you’ll know how to leverage the power of API management while building enterprise-grade consumer apps, integrate data and processes across disparate data sources in real time, manage and operate microservices, and efficiently monetize your APIs.

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Course Characteristics

Course Content

Week 1: API Management Overview and Lifecycle
Week 2: Usage Scenarios for API Management
Week 3: API Design and Development of Microservices
Week 4: Final Exam

Target Audience

  • Application developers
  • Technical consultants
  • SAP customers and partners

Course Requirements

  • Knowledge of JavaScript, XML, and Node.js
  • Fundamental understanding of SAP Cloud Platform would help
  • Knowledge of Open API Specification 2.0 (swagger)
  • Familiarity with the cloud connector

Development Systems

Details on development system preparation and the corresponding links will be shared in the first course week.

Changes to Hands-on Systems

SAP Cloud Platform has started its evolution into a true business technology platform, focusing on providing business services. The platform will provide openness and freedom of choice by partnering with hyper-scaler champions for commodity technical services. As a first step towards this strategic goal, starting July 15, 2019, SAP announced the retirement of SAP managed open-source backing services offerings – PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis, and RabbitMQ – from SAP Cloud Platform pricelists.
This change will affect your platform trial experience, which you might be using to complete the hands-on exercises in this course. A good trial always gives users a taste of what to expect when they go productive on the platform. With this rationale in mind, the trial or ‘dev’ plan offerings for the 4 open-source backing services will also be discontinued from new trial accounts and trial extensions created beyond July 15th. You can find out more in this blog on SAP Community.

Changes to Hands-on Systems

Dear Learners,
Some of the hands-on exercises for this openSAP course were designed to be used with SAP Cloud Platform Neo trial accounts. These accounts are no longer actively supported and as of November 2020 it is not possible to create new ones. Please note that the exercises may not work when using an SAP Cloud Platform multi-cloud trial account.

About Further Content Experts

Dr. Harsh Jegadeesan

image Harsh Jegadeesan

Harsh Jegadeesan is the head of Product Management for Integration, covering SAP’s integration platform portfolio. He is also a global API evangelist, helping customers craft and execute their enterprise API strategy.
Harsh has broad experience across platforms (SAP HANA, SAP Cloud Platform, SAP NetWeaver) as well as applications (SAP ERP and SAP Business ByDesign).

Vinayak Adkoli

image Vinayak Adkoli

Vinayak Adkoli has over 13 years of experience in SAP, dabbling with integration components that touch a range of products and technology layers.
He is currently engaged as a product manager in the SAP Cloud Platform Digital Transformation Solutions unit, and is deeply connected with API management topics.
Vinayak is deeply passionate about cloud-native architecture patterns and simplifying user experiences for next-gen applications.

Course contents

  • Week 1:

    API Management Overview and Lifecycle
  • Week 2:

    Usage Scenarios for API Management
  • Week 3:

    API Design and Development of Microservices
  • I Like, I Wish:

    We Love Your Feedback … And Want More
  • Final Exam:

    Good Luck!
  • SAP Learning Hub Discount

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Course End
Oct 11, 2018
Course Start
Sep 12, 2018


This course was rated with 4.11 stars in average from 570 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.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by

Shilpa Vij

Shilpa Vij is a product manager for SAP Integration Suite. She has many years of experience in the area of integration at SAP and is the chief creator of openSAP courses for SAP’s integration platform portfolio. She has also crafted technical video tutorials for easy customer on-boarding.

Shilpa is involved in designing and conducting product onboarding and enablement events for stakeholders, partners, and customers. She is a regular speaker at internal and external conferences, and published an SAP Press book on SAP API Management in 2019.

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Divya Mary

Divya Mary is the lead solution architect in SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite. Divya has many years of experience in architecting, designing, and building distributed and scalable systems, as well as broad engineering experience on SAP solutions and cloud platform. 

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