The course is aimed at anyone interested in learning about upgrading SAP systems that are based on SAP NetWeaver. After completing this course, you will understand the technical background to such upgrades and be familiar with the tools and general steps needed to perform an upgrade from start to finish. You will understand the purpose behind these upgrades, how to check for supported platforms, and how to locate guides on SAP Service Marketplace. You will also learn how to use the maintenance planner, maintenance optimizer, and Software Update Manager (SUM) tools, and be able to describe the roadmap steps of an upgrade.
Self-paced
Language: English

Course information

Course Summary

The course is aimed at anyone interested in learning about upgrading SAP systems that are based on SAP NetWeaver. After completing this course, you will understand the technical background to such upgrades and be familiar with the tools and general steps needed to perform an upgrade from start to finish. You will understand the purpose behind these upgrades, how to check for supported platforms, and how to locate guides on SAP Service Marketplace. You will also learn how to use the maintenance planner, maintenance optimizer, and Software Update Manager (SUM) tools, and be able to describe the roadmap steps of an upgrade.

This is a special edition openSAP course; your total learning time will be just three to four hours and all the content is already available. The course is broken down into six units consisting of one video per unit, with self-tests for you to complete after each section. Your results will not be saved; they are just for your personal use. At the end of the course, there is a course assignment. You can complete the assignment at any time. If you complete the course assignment successfully, you will receive a record of achievement.

Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: November 2, 2015, 09:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Duration: The course is open for 4 weeks.
  • Effort: 3-4 hours in total
  • Course assignment: You can take the course assignment at any time whilst the course is open.
  • Course language: English
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Course Content

  • Unit 1: Introduction
  • Unit 2: Planning & Preparation
  • Unit 3: Software Update Manager Roadmap Steps
  • Unit 4: Optimizing Upgrade Performance
  • Unit 5: Database Migration Option
  • Unit 6: Troubleshooting & Wrap-Up

Target Audience

Anyone interested in the administration of SAP systems that are based on SAP NetWeaver

Course Requirements

You should have a fundamental understanding of SAP NetWeaver, operating systems and databases, and a desire to learn more.

About the Instructors

Arvin Chiu

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Arvin Chiu is a senior engineer in SAP’s Product Support team and has been with SAP for over 8 years.

Arvin supports SAP customers in implementing solutions based on SAP NetWeaver, focusing on installations, migrations, and upgrades. He specializes in Java topics and is also an active contributor to the SAP System Upgrade & Update troubleshooting WIKI.

Tomas Black

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Tomas Black is a Support Engineer who has been working with SAP systems upgrades since 2007. His initial focus was on software logistics components (UPG, EHP, CTS and INS), before moving on to developing and writing documentation, and later supporting ABAP upgrades. Tomas currently delivers regular UPG trainings and facilitates knowledge transfer sessions for customers.

Tomas' profile on SCN

About Further Content Experts

Aniket Dwivedi

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Aniket Dwivedi is a senior expert with more than 5 years of experience at SAP. He specializes is system upgrades for forms, and helps customers across the globe.

Aniket is highly involved with SAP customers through various channels, and has conducting numerous sessions for customers in his area of expertise.

David Gabel

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David Gabel is a senior engineer in the SAP NetWeaver Upgrade and Installation area of SAP Product Support.

He is also an active contributor to the SAP System Upgrade & Update troubleshooting WIKI, helping customers to solve issues during their update procedures.

Virginia Garcia

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Virginia Garcia is a support architect in the SAP NetWeaver Upgrade area of SAP Product Support.

She has worked as an engineer in the support organization for different areas of SAP NetWeaver since 1998, and became a development support contact person in the SAP NetWeaver Upgrade area seven years ago.

Virginia is also a contributor to the SAP System Upgrade & Update troubleshooting WIKI.

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If you would like to enroll for this course, there are no formal prerequisites or limitations. The course is free and open for everyone. Just register for an account on openSAP and go for the course!

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This course was held from Nov 02, 2015 through Dec 01, 2015.

10438 learners enrolled.

Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a record of achievement by earning more than 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.

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