SCE in SLES for SAP Applications 15

The SUSE Certified Engineer in SLES for SAP Applications is designed for System Architects, Deployment Engineers and System Administrators. Building on the SCA+ in SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability, this certification demonstrates knowledge of how to plan, deploy, test and manage SLES for SAP Applications to provide High Availability for key SAP workloads, following SUSE Best Practice. 

The two key SAP workloads included in the certification are:  

  • SAP HANA with System Replication in a Scale Up Performance Optimized configuration 

  • SAP Enqueue and Enqueue Replication Server 


How to Earn the Certification

To earn the SCE in SLES for SAP Applications 15 certification, candidates must:

The SCE in SLES for SAP Applications Part 1 exam covers using SLES for SAP Applications to Provide High Availability for S/4HANA and Netweaver.

The SCE in SLES for SAP Applications Part 2 exam covers using SLES for SAP Applications to Provide High Availability for SAP HANA Scale Up.

It is not required to take the courses or exams in order to earn the certification.

Core Exam Information

Study Options

The exams cover the content in the following courses:

As with all SUSE certifications, course work is not required. You need to pass this certification exam and meet the prerequisites in order to achieve the certification. We highly recommend you study the objectives and prepare for the exam.

Detailed Objectives for Part 1 Exam

  • The Standalone Enqueue Serve
  • The Enqueue Replication Server
  • Architectural Overview of ENSA1
  • Architectural Overview of ENSA2
  • Deploy the Enqueue Server with High Availability
  • Configure Storage for the Enqueue Server in an HA Environment
  • Configure Name Resolution for the ASCS and ERS Instances
  • Create the Linux Users for the ASCS and ERS Instances
  • Install the Enqueue and Enqueue Replication Servers
  • Use saptune to Tune a Host for the SAP NetWeaver Workload
  • Deploy the SLE HA Cluster
  • Adapt the SAP Profiles to Match the SAP Certification
  • Integrate the Cluster Framework with sap-suse-cluster-connector V3.x
  • Adapt the SAP Profiles to Match the SAP Certification
  • Create and Configure the Cluster Resources for ENSA2
  • Overview of a Multi-SID Central Services Cluster Configuration
  • Design and Perform Cluster Tests
  • Monitor the HA Components
  • Monitor the SAP Enqueue Servers
  • Recovery Procedures after a Fail Over
  • Applying a Rolling SAP Kernel Switch
  • Manage and Deploy System Updates
  • Log Files
  • Administer the Cluster

Detailed Objectives for Part 2 Exam

  • SAP HANA Database Terminology
  • SAP HANA Architecture
  • SAP HANA Deployment Options
  • Scale Up and Scale Out
  • HANA System Replication
  • Component Redundancy
  • Server Hardware
  • Data Centers and HANA System Replication
  • SAP HANA High Availability Features
  • Service Auto-Restart
  • SAP HANA Auto-Restart
  • SAP HANA Disaster Recovery Support
  • SAP HANA System Replication
  • Backing Up SAP HANA
  • Performance vs Cost Optimized
  • SAP HANA Hardware and Cloud Measurement Tools
  • Appliance vs SAP HANA Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI)
  • SAP HANA Hardware Directory
  • Supported Operating Systems
  • Supported File Systems for SAP HANA
  • Storage for SAP HANA
  • HANA User and Group Accounts
  • HA with SAP HANA System Replication
  • SAP HANA Platform Lifecycle Management Tools
  • Prepare the SAP HANA Primary System before Configuring System Replication
  • Configure HANA System Replication
  • Test a manual SAP HANA System Replication Takeover
  • Use saptune to Tune Systems for a SAP HANA Workload
  • Install the SLES for SAP Applications HA Components
  • Deploy the Cluster
  • Global Cluster Configuration
  • Perform Basic Cluster Functionality Tests
  • Cluster Bootstrap Configuration
  • Configure SAP HANA HA/DR Providers
  • Create and Configure the Required Cluster Resources
  • Design and Perform Cluster Tests
  • Monitor the HA Components
  • Monitor SAP HANA System Replication


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Exam Details

Cost: $149 each

Exam Type: Each exam is question based; 70 questions

Codes: sce_sap_15_1 and sce_sap_15_2

Exam Length: 90 minutes each

Scoring: The passing score is 70%

Retake Policy: If you do not pass the exam, you must wait 72 hours before you can schedule and take the exam again

SLES for SAP Applications 15 Learning Path