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Join this free online course to learn about DevOps and how you can efficiently foster DevOps principles along the relevant phases of SAP development projects.

The course Efficient DevOps with SAP 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 June 1, 2021
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, English, Français, Español

Course information

Course Summary

DevOps can be a key enabler for achieving high-level agility and quality in development projects. Its basic approach is to overcome functional silos by creating cross-functional, autonomous teams in an open working environment.

In this course, you’ll get an introduction to general DevOps approaches and key principles. The course will then outline the SAP offerings, such as best practices, services, and tools, that enable you to foster DevOps principles efficiently along the relevant phases of SAP development projects based on different programming languages and technologies. You’ll learn where to find more information and how to start using the outlined offerings, and you’ll understand why they are the right choice for your on-premise, hybrid, and cloud-native DevOps projects in SAP enterprise environments.

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Course Characteristics

Course Content

Week 1: Introduction to DevOps
Week 2: CI/CD with ABAP (On-Premise)
Week 3: Delivery of Cloud Applications
Week 4: Hybrid Change and Test Management
Week 5: Operation of Your Solution and Summary
Week 6: Final Exam

Target Audience

  • Application developers
  • Administrators
  • Application and technology consultants

Course Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of SAP environments
  • Basic knowledge of SAP Business Technology Platform
  • Basic knowledge of Git
  • Basic knowledge about the concept of a continuous integration server (such as Jenkins)

Further Learning

About Further Content Experts

Alina Boissay

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Alina Boissay is a support director in SAP MaxAttention Center of Expertise at SAP. Together with her team, she defines and delivers services for hybrid operations, ALM, DevOps, and innovation services. The aim is to help customers establish optimal, lean, and automated processes of software production and solution operations in hybrid landscapes while powering the operations with intelligent technologies. Alina is a speaker at various SAP MaxAttention events.

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Kiril Gavrailov

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Kiril Gavrailov is a product manager at SAP and is currently working on different DevOps-related services. He is responsible for the Alert Notification and Automation Pilot services.

Kiril is the author of a number of blog posts in SAP Community and a speaker at various conferences.

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Harald Stevens

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Harald Stevens is a product expert in the Product Management team in the Cloud and Lifecycle Management area at SAP. He concentrates on transport management solutions in SAP BTP.

Harald has written several blog posts on SAP Community and been a speaker at SAP TechEd conferences.

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Boris Zarske

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Boris Zarske is a product manager at SAP in the Cloud and Lifecycle Management area. He is responsible for DevOps and lifecycle management topics around SAP BTP.

Together with colleagues from other areas, Boris is forging the overall DevOps story for SAP. He has broad experience in system provisioning topics and enterprise architecture and is a regular speaker at SAP events, such as SAP TechEd.

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Tom Bendrath

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Tom Bendrath is a development consultant at SAP, focusing on full-stack development on SAP Extension Suite. He joined SAP in 2015 and is now part of Customer Success, where he leads cloud-focused continuous integration transition projects at SAP customers.

Tom has designed and held multiple training courses for global SAP colleagues and customers. He studied Applied Computer Science at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) Karlsruhe.

Janko Budzisch

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Janko Budzisch is the chief product owner for Operations, where his task is to give strategical guidance for the different SAP ALM platforms: SAP Solution Manager, SAP Focused Run, and SAP Cloud ALM.
Janko joined the Service & Support area of SAP in 1997 and has held several technical and management leadership  positions, always with a clear focus on maximizing the benefits for customers. He studied computer science at Julius-Maximilians University in Wuerzburg and gained a Masters degree in 1996.  

Moritz Gysler

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Moritz Gysler started as an SAP Solution Manager consultant and has worked in different projects focusing on change request management, test management, and ITSM. He has also supported presales and co-hosted customer events. 

Moritz joined SAP in 2017 and worked on SAP Solution Manager as an IT architect for ALM before he took over the product ownership for ALM within SAP IT in 2018. In February 2020 he joined the Product Management team for SAP Cloud ALM for implementation, and acts as product owner for change and deployment management. 

Irina Kirilova

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Irina Kirilova is a development expert at SAP, focusing on continuous integration and continuous delivery topics within SAP BTP.

Irina drives customer engagement initiatives, influence sessions, and workshops to help make it much easier for customers to set up continuous delivery processes using SAP technologies.

Her team has been providing continuous integration and delivery services within SAP, defining production processes and developing self-services to enable DevOps teams to orchestrate delivery pipelines efficiently.

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Georg Bischoff

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Georg Bischoff is a coach and test automation expert, focusing on helping teams establish test automation for all layers of the test pyramid. His special focus is on finding test strategies in a cloud environment with short deployment and delivery cycles.

In his current role, Georg works as a central coach for agile software engineering at SAP.

Since joining SAP in 2007, Georg has held roles in various areas, including development and quality assurance. He frequently conducts trainings and presents the test automation topic at conferences like SAP TechEd.

Gary Voller

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Gary Voller is the product manager for SAP application testing solutions by Tricentis. He is responsible for the overall management of the solutions for SAP, acting as a domain expert and assisting stakeholders to understand their route to value with these solutions.
Gary has over 22 years of experience working for the market leaders in the realm of software quality and testing, with a specific focus on test management, automation, and DevOps.

Nicolas Alech

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Nicolas Alech is a chief expert in application lifecycle management (ALM), owning the Test Management area in CXS ALM solutions: SAP Solution Manager and SAP Cloud ALM. He started in consulting and development before joining SAP in 2002, where he has occupied various positions, always focusing on ALM with large customers such as Nestlé, Shell, and BMW.

Nicolas now leverages his broad experience in working with customers in the area of testing as a product manager for Test Management for SAP Cloud ALM, SAP’s new cloud-based ALM.

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Areti Panou

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Areti Panou is the product owner of Cumulus, SAP’s internal automated compliance service within the CI/CD landscape. As part of the Tools team, her focus is on creating tools to simplify quality processes and sharing the knowledge within the company.

Areti occasionally speaks at software development conferences and meetups. She also blogs on questions around software quality, testing, and development.

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Abhishek Nath

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Abhishek Nath works as a product manager at SAP in the Cloud and Lifecycle Management area. He is responsible for DevOps and lifecycle management topics around SAP BTP, looking after the APJ region.

Together with colleagues from other areas, Abhishek is forging the overall DevOps story for SAP BTP. He has broad experience with system provisioning topics (spanning installation, system copy, and migration of SAP on-premise systems) and enterprise architecture. Abhishek is a regular speaker at SAP events, such as SAP TechEd, and various SAP partner events. He is also an Erickson-certified coach.

Follow Abhishek on SAP Community | Twitter | LinkedIn

Daniel Mieg

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Daniel Mieg is a developer for SAP BTP, ABAP environment. Since 2019, he has been working to establish CI/CD tools for the ABAP environment (aka Steampunk), bringing together his experience from the ABAP world and from other languages and technologies. He also writes occasional blog posts on these topics.

Daniel studied physics in Tübingen and joined SAP’s ABAP Platform organization in 2017.

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Course contents

  • Week 1:

    Introduction to DevOps
  • Week 2:

    CI/CD with ABAP (On-Premise)
  • Week 3:

    Delivery of Cloud Applications
  • Week 4:

    Hybrid Change and Test Management
  • Week 5:

    Operation of Your Solution and Summary
  • I Like, I Wish:

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

    Good Luck!
  • Bonus Content

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Course End
Jun 01, 2021
Course Start
Apr 19, 2021


This course was rated with 4.37 stars in average from 1296 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

Dirk Lehmann

Dirk Lehmann is a DevOps evangelist and continuous delivery expert at SAP. In his current role, he operates SAP BTP, ABAP environment (aka Steampunk).

Since 2001, Dirk has worked in various roles at SAP in the area of Development and Operations. Together with his former team, "TwoGo by SAP“, he established the first continuous delivery implementation at SAP, delivering value daily to customers.
Dirk is a frequent speaker at international conferences on DevOps and Continuous Delivery and co-organizer of DevOpsDays Zurich.

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Karin Spiegel

Karin Spiegel is a product expert in the Product Management team for Cloud and Lifecycle Management.Her main focus is on Git-enabled Change and Transport System (gCTS), as well as working on other topics around transporting software.

Patrick Schmidt

Patrick Schmidt is a chief expert support engineer at SAP, focusing on tools and services. He joined SAP in 2006 in the Center of Expertise for Software Logistics within SAP Active Global Support. Currently, Patrick is the global owner of change control management within the Customer Success Intelligent Delivery Group.

Patrick studied information management at the Berufsakademie Karlsruhe, Germany.

Sarah Lendle

Sarah Lendle is a user assistance developer for SAP Business Technology Platform, focusing on DevOps, continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD), and test automation.

Sarah is responsible for the corresponding Help Portal documentation, regularly writes tutorials and blogs about her focus areas, and is active on Twitter.

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