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Along with a strong professional track record and hands-on experience, SAP certification is an important signifier that someone has reached a standard of quality and proficiency in an SAP solution. By dipping into some of the free courses available in the recently launched SAP Learning Hub, you can sharpen your skills with SAP solutions and get the practice you need to become SAP-certified if you decide to go down that path.

 

SAP Education's instructors and other subject-matter experts are making their expertise available through this new learning approach. Take a look at this sampling of videos by these experts to find out if SAP Learning Hub can help get you there!

 

Certification Overview - SAP Certified Application Associate in SAP HANA

This video explains the advantages of becoming an SAP Certified Application Associate in SAP HANA, and how you can achieve this through SAP Learning Hub

 

 

Certification Overview - SAP Certified Development Associate in SMP Hybrid and Native

In this video, you'll hear about the advantages of becoming an SAP-certified development associate in the area of symmetric multiprocessing (SMP), hybrid and native mobile application development, and how you can achieve this through SAP Learning Hub

 

 

Certification Overview - SAP Certified Application Associate in Financial Accounting

Advantages of becoming an SAP-certified application associate in financial accounting, and how you can accomplish this via SAP Learning Hub.

 

 

Certification Overview - SAP Certified Development Associate in ABAP with SAP NetWeaver

Advantages of becoming an SAP-certified development associate in ABAP with SAP NetWeaver, and how you can achieve this through SAP Learning Hub

 

Dear Fellows

I have just passed my SAP SD certification exam on 27th August 2013. TW Typewriter  gave me an idea to share my experience so I want to share my thoughts and findings which I got after this exam. Thank you TW Typewriter  for giving me this nice idea. These might be helpful for some professionals who are already in SAP career and also for those who want to get in SAP.

I will be discussing two aspects of certification exam. For those who are already in SAP profession in any module or area but not certified yet and for those who  are not in SAP profession but want to get in after passing certification and they are preparing for it or planning to prepare.

 

My Certification Preparation and Attempt

I have been working in SAP since mid of 2009. When I started my career I was not aware of SAP and its certification. I got into SAP accidentally I went in a local company here in Pakistan for an interview for the position of Customer Service Representative but they said since you are not experienced so we can’t take risk by giving this opportunity to you but you can avail Management Trainee Officer MTO Position in SAP. I accepted that and when I started my career I came to know that there is a certification of SAP which can be beneficial for me to get some other good position in consultancy or in any other client. When I heard its exam fee and got its manuals I got scared that what if I failed to pass it. I didn’t even try to study those manuals (SAP Certification Books) with this fear. My first two years of career were dedicated for learning and I learnt everything through SCN and my own efforts and testing in my DEV server. After two years my boss and colleagues suggested me to go for certification exam and then I started reading those manuals. When I read a few pages then few units, I came to know that these are nothing but just a piece of cake for me. I was already aware of all those things which were written and explained there with examples and it was just because of my experience and my contributions in SCN. I read both manuals TSCM60 and TSCM62 in my Samsung tablet. It was very easy and interesting to study in tablet as compare to study hard copies or in my laptop. I had finished those manuals almost one and half year ago but couldn’t appear in exam just because of that fear which was still there in my mind.

My friends and colleagues got their certifications in different modules and they encouraged me to go for it. I switched my job in new company five months back, AkzoNobel Pakistan which is again a support job. I decided to get certification to move in some consultancy firm. I enrolled myself with SAP Pakistan in end of August 2013 and I thought I will revise once again before one week of my exam date. Finally when academy guy told me that your exam will be on 27th August and be prepare for it I searched those two manuals again in my laptop and started reading them. One of my friend told me to do practice in dypo and I started it. It was interesting and I left manuals and practiced on dypo and some other sample questionnaires which I got from google. I just revised some specific units which were creating troubles in my preparation. When there were two days left in exam, academy guy shared some dumps (Sample question paper) with me and I also practiced those. This was my whole preparation and I was not assured even whether I will pass this test or not. I was nervous about exam but there was no stress in my mind and I even watched some movies in my last week of preparation

When I was there sitting on hot seat for solving the exam I was bit confused and excited too because I was thinking if someone can pass it without any practical experience then why can’t I pass it with years of experience. I solved few questions and all were correct and I was sure about them and it gave me more self-reliance. Then I just started solving questions without flagging any question and solved all 80 questions in one hour only. I checked all the questions once again and submitted it before one and half hour and I was sure to get 100% marks but don’t know which two questions were incorrect and the resulting percentage was 98%. I was excited and finally the fear was transformed in excitement.

 

My advice for SAP Professionals

For those professionals who are already working in SAP but not certified yet I have some pieces of advice. There are two beliefs in SAP professionals. Some people think that certification is nothing and this is just wastage of money and other think they should get certification to be SAP Certified Professional. For former I just want to share a blog written by Ravi Sankar with the subject of Top 10 Myths about SAP Certifications.

For later one I want to share that if you are working in SAP environment as SAP consultant or in any support role like me and its been more than a year then you can pass certification easily. Prerequisite for this is that you have personal interest in SAP and you are familiar with business processes, scenarios and SAP screens (front end and back end) and if you are in SAP from more than one year then you should know this all very well. The fear of failing this test will always be with you until you appear in exam so don’t wait for the right time or anything else, study the manuals just twice or even once carefully and do some practice on dypo or other sample questions and get your certification. No one is going to do it for you ever and you have to do it on your own even after a few months or years so why don't now? If you are waiting to get more experience and knowledge then trust me you are getting late for being a certified consultant. For an experienced guy this is not a big deal to pass exam with good percentage. I have asked you to study the material just once very carefully because I did this. If you feel you are not satisfied with studying it only once then repeat it and don't give up until you get some self satisfaction.

 

My advice for fresher’s

Those who want to get in SAP but they have not any practical experience yet, passing exam can be a little challenging for you. You guys need to study the materials with concepts understanding. Practice each and every exercise and don’t study the material like a newspaper or like any other syllabus book. SAP materials required practice along with studying. Open SAP screen with you while you are studying the material and see the screens and transactions. If you can manage to visit SCN forums then that will be a plus point and it will give you a lot of real time business scenarios. When you are done with your preparations, evaluate yourself by solving some dumps if you can get from your academy or from any other medium (Internet searching). Try to give solutions in SCN forum and be active member in your forum. If you can't give solutions then at least try to study the content and business processes. SAP exam will ask you all the questions conceptually. They are not going to ask you how many fields are there in any screen but purpose and use of the fields so it is good that you read F1 help or each and every field especially in IMG settings.

 

Three hours while attempting Exam

When you are sitting in exam and your time has started, don’t be panic and hurry. Take your time for every question, read the statements twice or thrice to understand the process and then chose your answer. Trust me three hours is more than enough for just 80 questions. Sometime examiner will try to confuse you with English statements and words like should be, must be, could be, can be and can only be etc. For a person like me (English is not my native language) these words can create confusion so before appearing in exam see the dictionary meanings of these words and then chose the answer.

 

Best thing About Certification Exam

Best thing about certification exam which also encouraged me to appear in it is that they have told you how many correct answers are there. If you have 5 options and there are only 3 correct then they have mentioned in question “Please chose the correct answer. There are three correct answers” My seniors told me that this was not the practice of SAP when they passed the exam but now they have added this in exam. May be they will again exclude this facility but currently this is how they are going to ask you to choose correct answers. In five options if you don’t know exactly which three options are correct then find two which are wrong. Rest of the three will be correct and you can choose them. Some time using the common sense can give you some marks Seriously this technique helped me in my exam and there were some questions which I was able to solve just because of this trick.

If they have not mentioned anything then it means there is only one correct answer and you wouldn't be able to choose more options.

Last but not the least is to be prepare for exam before at least one day of your exam date. In your last day don’t study the manuals. Try to solve some sample questions and have a good and peaceful sleep. Go in your exam with fresh mind and try to be there at least thirty minutes before. These are the things which academy guy will also share with you. 

Don’t wait and get your certification. SAP certification will give you and your employer more confidence and you will feel the difference inside you after passing it. I have just shared my own experience and if you are agreed with my techniques and progression then and if you have your own then share those in your comments.

 

Good luck and stay blessed.

Moazzam Ali

Gopal.jpgThe SAP Crowdsourced Certification Questions program continues to gain momentum with another rewards winner.  SAP Global Certification is excited to announce that Mr. Gopalakrishnan Venkatachalam has achieved Bronze status by successfully submitting at least 10 certification items that can be used for future SAP HANA certification exams.

 

Mr. Venkatachalam is a Senior Consultant for Capricorn Systems, Inc. and has participated in several SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse end-to-end implementation projects. As a certified SAP Consultant for SAP HANA, SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse 7.0, SAP BPC 10.0, and SAP BO 4.0, Mr. Venkatachalam’s skillset spans many SAP technology areas including ABAP, BPC and BO with a focus on Business Intelligence.  He is currently involved with a utility client in Virginia.

 

As a Bronze award winner, Mr. Venkatachalam has earned a voucher for a free certification exam.

 

The Global Certification Team appreciates Mr. Venkatachalam’s valuable contribution to the certification program. SAP recognizes the value of including the very latest experience and knowledge in its exams and encourages anyone with a current SAP certification to start contributing to the SAP Crowdsourced Certification Questions Program.

 

Follow this link for directions on how to get started:

 

http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-44035

This blog consists of my first steps to Sap MM.

 

M.Ozgur Unal was graduated from university in 2009 who is a Industrial Engineer. After that , i started my career in Purchasing department. I have worked 3 year and that was very beneficial for Logistic Integrations. Finally, i am a member of SAP HELP in my company.

 

We manage all projects related with SAP and we decided to get a professional course. For me , this is the most important decision for us.

 

Firstly , i joined to SAP Community Network. 

 

Secondly , I finished my C_TSCM52_66 course , it was really professional and helpful . Thanks to my teacher - Mrs.Dilek Ozkucuk and Keskinoglu ..

 

I will be solving questions related with SAP Certified Application Associate: Procurement with SAP ERP 6.0 EhP5 in 05.03.2014 . I do not have any idea what will do in the future ?

 

I live with exam mood like a thinking men ...   I am complicated . I think that certification is necessary for professional life...

 

There are a lot of experts , like a Mr. Jürgen L ,  what is your thoughts about exam mood ?

 

I hope that this blog provides advises for certification exam....

 

See you later.

 

M.Ozgur Unal

SAP Credential Manager hosted by Pearson is a hosted solution that is provided by SAP Education as a free service to the SAP certified community. Since its launch in October 2013, over 4,000 SAP certified professionals are using SAP Credential Manager and the feedback from users is very positive. Building on that success, SAP Global Certification Team is excited to rollout SAP Credential Manager globally by mid-2014.

 

SAP Education now offers access to SAP Credential Manager as an additional benefit for those going that extra mile and getting SAP certified. It also offers customers and partners various options for validating credentials and searching for certified resources to drive the success of their projects. A customer survey in 2013 showed that it is important for 70% of customers to verify the certification of job applicants or consultants and 80% of customers would like to be able to search for certified consultants in a public registry.

 

Certified individuals get privileged access to SAP Credential Manager and on certifying they receive an e-mail to consent to include their information in SAP Credential Manager.  Once logged into SAP Credential Manager, certified individuals can:

 

  • Manage and track their valid certifications
  • Publish their certified status to specific customers, managers or employers
  • Download the SAP Certified logo
  • Stay informed about certification expiration dates and updates about certification exams
  • Get privileged access to benefits and knowledge sharing

 

Certified SAP consultants looking for opportunities can also elect to include contact details in the SAP Consultant Registry which is the public component of SAP Credential Manager.  The SAP Consultant Registry is a database of certified SAP consultants that customers, project managers and potential employers can use to find the best SAP certified individual for a project.  Certified SAP consultants who include their information in the registry can eliminate the need to send paper certificates to interested parties.

 

SAP Credential Manager can be accessed from the SAP Training and Certification web shop:

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For more information about SAP Credential Manager, review the overview page: 


https://training.sap.com/shop/content/Credential-Manager

 

If you have questions about how to use SAP Credential Manager, refer to the FAQ:

 

https://training.sap.com/uploads/CM_FAQ_en_web.pdf


What's Next?


SAP Credential Manager is currently available to the certified community in the ANZ, NA and UKI regions.  SAP Global Certification will publish launch cycles as other regions are added to the service. As a region comes online, members of the certified community will receive an email to give their consent to include their data in SAP Credential Manager. Once the data is loaded, the member is invited to join the SAP Credential Manager portal. If a member has earned certificates with different S-User IDs, accounts will be merged.


Hello Every One,

 

I wanted to share the Flow of SAP Training & Certification - Associate level in case of Fresh Graduates

 

For Associate Certification no prior SAP Experience is required in case of Fresh Graduates.

 

Note: This can be followed only when your College or University is not registered in SAP University Alliance.

 

 

Here is the Flow :


Fresh Graduate (Technical / Functional)


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Enters into SAP Training with local centers cost is feasible around Rs.20k to Rs.30 or even Rs.35k.

Learns Basic Configuration/Programming/Customizing under the guidance of SAP Trainer (Expert of SAP Industry).

        

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After completing your training, make a small investment in buying SAP IDES System. You need to practice for another 45 days.

      

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You need to create your company & company code in your SAP IDES System End – to End Configuration Solution in IDES.

      

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While doing step-by-step customizing, you need to copy screenshots in MS Word along with SAP Menu Paths, complete one full Configuration cycle of particular SAP module and then take print out.

 

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After taking print out of your configuration notes, just visit Education Partners Centers, tell them you are interested in SAP Consulting Career. Show your Configuration notes and tell them that you have taken training at local center under the guidance of SAP Industry Expert - SAP Trainer.

        

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Education Partners will definitely allow you, if you are willing to join hands with them.

       

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After Certification, Placement will happen through Education Partners - openings are based on Business requirement @ Partner Companies, you need to wait with patience and during your wait you need to do Demo project in your SAP IDES by referring SAP Material given by Authorized Centers.

 

 

This flow suits for Fresh Graduates and Students. As a Fresh Graduate I too followed the same flow, it took more time for me because my university/ college is not registered in SAP University Alliance. I faced difficulty in convincing Education Partners here in Bangalore. Now route is clear for Fresh Graduates. Education Partners are allowing Fresh Graduates limited seats only. My Education Partner is also encouraging College Graduates. I hope this flow will help every beginner of SAP especially Students & Graduates who are looking to excel in SAP Career.

 

I wanted to tell one thing to every one here - Do you know why I mention Trainee? Because I Practice in my SAP IDES daily and I am perfect in Configuration Flow of FICO with out any errors.

 

Thanks & Regards

Pramila Nagaraj

SAP Financials Associate Certified Consultant -Fresher/Trainee

SAP Certified Candidate of SourceOne Management Services Pvt. Ltd.

Bangalore

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SAP Global Certification is excited to announce that Jose Raul Lopez Medina has achieved bronze status in the SAP Crowdsourced Certification Questions Rewards Initiative by successfully submitted 10 items that can be used for future HANA certification exams.  For his efforts, SAP Global Certification will
reward Mr. Lopez with a free exam voucher. Mr. Lopez is employed by HP and has implemented several national and international projects and is scheduled to implement a large SAP HANA contract in the Iberian Peninsula. Mr. Lopez has over six years of experience in many SAP technology areas with a focus on process integration.  Mr. Lopez also holds an MBA to further his administration and business management skills.

 

The Global Certification Team appreciates Mr. Lopez’s valuable contribution to the certification program. SAP recognizes the value of including the very latest experience and knowledge in its exams and encourages anyone with a current SAP certification to start contributing to the SAP Crowdsourced Certification Questions Program.

 

Follow this link for directions on how to get started:

 

http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-44035

In July 2013, SAP’s Global Certification Team (GCT) launched the SAP Crowdsourced Certification Initiative aimed at engaging SAP’s ecosystem in the development of items for certification exams. The initiative was initially open to only SAP S-Users who hold a valid SAP certification. We are pleased to inform you that the SAP Crowdsourced Certification is now opened to all C, D, I Users as well! All experts with C, D, I and S-Users with a valid SAP certification are now able to sign up on the portal and start submitting items for future certifications.

 

As a C, D and I User, you can now join the legions of S-Users that have already taken advantage of this great opportunity to lend their support to SAP’s certifications and provide valuable knowledge and insight for our certification program. We are currently accepting items for the associate HANA certifications and look forward to your participation in SAP’s Crowdsourced Certification Initiative!

 

Items submitted are accepted or rejected based on the following criteria:

 

  1. The items must be original (the questions should not be in the existing pool).
  2. The items must be relevant to a topic in a particular certification. This is based on an initial assessment by GCT and verified by a technical review panel.
  3. The items must adhere to the SAP certification item writing guidelines.

 

The ‘Rules for Success’ video series explain the item writing guidelines. Click here for the links to the video series: Rule # 5, rule # 1, rule #2 and Rule #3.

 

Anyone who submits acceptable items is eligible for the rewards program. Participants can earn bronze, silver and gold status and can receive free vouchers, invitations to enablement sessions, discounted access to advanced training options and are featured on SCN. 

 

Register on the portal and start submitting questions now!

 

The SAP Crowdsourced Certification Questions Rewards Program is our crowd sourcing initiative aimed at involving the wider community of SAP experts especially those outside the organization in the certification process. By writing items (questions and answers), that end up in our certification exams, SAP Certification ensures that it is able to tap into the knowledge base of its internal and external community of experts and continue to provide skills validation. With your help, the SAP Crowdsourced Certification Questions will ensure that certifications remain relevant and continue to confirm that candidates have the right skills needed for the job.

 

As very passionate members of the SAP ecosystem, we have developed a rewards system to show we appreciate your effort and to ensure that you are recognized throughout the SAP community.  Item writers are able to achieve Bronze, Silver and Gold status depending on the number of items submitted.

 

A prerequisite for submitting items is that the item writer should be certified in the particular certification. Once this prerequisite is attained, an item writer can start submitting items. The Global Certification Team (GCT) accepts or rejects items based on the following criteria:

 

  1. An item is original and has not be submitted previously.
  2. An item is relevant to the topic, which is validated by the Certification tam and verified in a technical review session.
  3. An item must adhere to item writing guidelines.

       

Bronze Status:

 

To attain bronze status, an author must have 10 items accepted by GCT.  As a reward for attaining bronze status, you will be provided with a free certification voucher and featured on SCN, a social network of professionals in the SAP ecosystem. In addition to the rewards mentioned above, internal SAP professionals, also receive access to the newest courseware even before it gets delivered to customers.

 

Silver Status:

 

To attain silver status, an author must have submitted 20 items that make it through the SAP Certification Technical Review.  In addition to the free certification voucher and being featured on SCN, you will also be invited to the enablement sessions and get discounted access to the SAP Learning Hub.

 

Gold Status:

 

To attain gold status, an author must have submitted 50 items that make it through the SAP Certification Technical Review.  As a reward for attaining gold status, you will earn all the perks associated with the silver status and a special access to the SAP Learning Hub. As an external author, the gold status membership will also afford you the privilege of taking part in our Item Writing Workshops and Standards Setting sessions.

 

Other information on our Rewards Program:

 

  1. Each item accepted by the GCT counts as one point in our rewards program.
  2. The GCT has the right to provide feedback and will not be held accountable in cases where feedback is not provided.
  3. The GCT will conduct an annual qualification review for silver and gold members. Criteria for this annual qualification will be communicated before the annual review.
  4. Collation of points and other reward related issues will be managed by the GCT.

Hi All,

 

When it comes to the SAP World, whether an individual is  an SAP Developer or a Client or a Partner, the most controversial question that comes to everyone's mind is,

 

What matters more : An SAP Certification in a module? Or actual expertise/experience?

 

The answer to this question is really difficult to conclude. But there are always these 3 possibilities:

 

1. An SAP Certified individual is always "Hot" in the market as they say. The reason, being, that the person has spent innumerable amount of time and efforts (and of course, a lot of money) into studying each and every aspect of that particular module. It is assumed that a Certified Person is a walking/talking encyclopedia for that module.

It is a given that he/she knows everything about that module, in and out.

But the question arises here is that, will the person have that presence of mind and the ability to solve huge problems a customer is facing while using an SAP Product?

Quite a dicey situation. Beacuse there is a huge difference in knowing what to do and knowing how to do it.

 

Then comes the second possibility:

 

2. Walks in a person, claiming to be an expert, who has  put in years  of efforts and hard work to acquire the knowledge gained by a certified person in just a few months. Now, it may seem that this person has an equal amount of knowledge as a certified person (let's say).

But the only difference, and a huge one in this case, is that this person has learnt all of it the hard way. This person knows the actual ins and outs of the issues he/she has faced during his tenure of hard work. This is hard-earned knowledge which can never be left unnoticed. But will this person be able to face the customers? Will he have that presence of mind of what to do when actually the problem occurs? Quite difficult. Not everyone can do that.

 

Now, what if the above these 2 points are combined? That is where the 3rd possibility comes in:

 

3. What if a person has considerable amount of expertise/experience, and is also SAP Certified? Deadly Combination, isn't it?

This means that the person has the expertise, as well as the knowledge. This person will know  what is to be done, when it is to be done and how is it to be done.

The best combination, a complete package any recruiter would love to have? May be.

 

But is it a protocol that such people will always have the upper hand/advantage over others?

 

Does this mean that after completing a certain time in SAP, you have to go for SAP certification?

 

These are the questions that may never be answered perfectly by anyone.

 

Please excuse me if I have mentioned anything which is  misleading. These are only my personal thoughts afterall. But I would love to know what you guys think about this?

 

Please share your thoughts.

 

Regards,

Sid.

Hi All,

 

Hope you are doing well. I am happy to write my first blog on this wonderful community and first blog in internet as well. I wanted to thank all the mentors here at SCN. I used a lot of their valuable guidelines and will do so in future as well. Going forward, I will be actively participating in the community  discussions.


Well like many FI CO consultants, I started working in financial services company for 7.5 years and later done my certification in FI module. I quit job from my previous company and completed my certification . Just like everyone I faced initial struggle in getting my first sap job. After 2 months of passing certification, I got my first job as a SAP FI CO consultant at a reputed IT company in India.


My suggestions to people who are starting new


  • First check which module suits your experience and don't go by popular trends.
  • Second,Check the relevant materials/blogs/websites and go through them even before joining an institute. This helps in determining how much time you need to spend on this subject and then choose your delivery method: online or classroom. Also in this stage do analysis on the institute. Normally SAP certification is given by SAP authorized partners. Check the authorized partners in your area. There are various sources for information regarding this. One of the questions you need to ask is placement.Normally authorized institutes promise placements and later they forward your resume and the decision is with the company. Insist the institutes to provide only SAP IT relevant jobs (support, development/implementation). If they say end-user say a big thank you and exit.
  • Third step would be to decide on investment. SAP education is a huge investment both from money prespective and time prespective. Take a holistic look on your commitments (financial and personal) as well and decide accordingly.
  • Fourth, there are two options- online or classroom (online normally lasts for 6 months,classroom for 4 weeks daily(mon-fri) or weekend classroom classes for 8 weeks. Choose the method based on your need.
  • Fifth, devote a dedicated time for sap study. Initially, it is very tough to understand the concepts. Re-read all the materials given to you. SAP tests based on what is given in the book/content.
  • Sixth, take the test based on your preparation. You can take the test immediately or a few weeks later.


Once you passed the exam, your next step would be to preparing for your interview. This is very important and toughest phase. Not only, you will find difficulty in getting an interview call but also managing yourself in tough situations. During this phase, I have spent time in practicing concepts that was covered in my classes. Also re-read all the important questions that was discussed. I still go through them now . Also prepare for some key questions, like why sap career at this time? Mostly for a freshers, the interviewer tests some basic concepts that was covered in certification. Always give honest answers. Don't every fake because it will cost you a lot. Be flexible in terms of pay and location.


 

After getting a job in SAP, depending upon the projects you may be placed in development/implementation or support. Accept whatever role you were given. Once you get adjusted to daily activities, learn the integration aspect of SAP. The integration may not be taught during certification. It is very important for sap consultants. For example- for FI consultants, understanding a flow materials management and sales and distribution is important.Explore the things that were not taught during the certification one such would be i-docs and batch job management. Keep practicing the  that you come across in your day to day office. Explore the service market place website, read through certain oss notes for your issues.

 

Also there are wonderful mentors in SCN, you can also follow them in linkedin as well.

 

 

 

With this, i intended to provide a basic overview (based on what happened to me and to my friends) for the professionals who intend to switch careers to SAP from their domain. Please correct/suggest for any thing which i missed or made a mistake. I appreciate your time and valuable feedback. As i make progress, i will keep updating in this wonderful community.


Thanks

Sai





 

 



Start the New Year right by preparing for and taking an SAP Certification exam.  SAP Education offers over 160 certification exams, from SAP HANA to Mobility to core SAP competencies.

 

SAP Education offers both Associate- and Professional-level certification exams.  If you have initial experience or training in an area you should take the Associate-level exam (C exam); if you have several years of experience the Professional-level exam (P exam) will validate your experience and skills in that area.  SAP certification exams are designed to validate your knowledge and competence within a specific role or primary job responsibility, for example, application, development, or technology specialist.

 

The new SAP HANA certification exams include:

 

  • C_HANAIMP – SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP HANA
  • C_HANATEC – SAP Certified Technology Associate – SAP HANA
  • P_HANAIMP – SAP Certified Application Professional – SAP HANA
  • C_HANASUP – SAP Certified Support Associate – SAP HANA
  • E_HANAINS – SAP Certified Technology Specialist – SAP HANA Installation
  • E_HANAAW141 - SAP Certified Application Associate (Edition 2014) - ABAP for SAP HANA
  • E_HANABW141 - SAP Certified Application Associate (Edition 2014) - SAP BW on SAP HANA

 

There’s also this Mobility platform certification exam to consider:

 

  • C_SMPNHB_23 – SAP Certified Development Associate – SMP Hybrid and Native Mobile Application Developer (SMP2.3)

 

In 2013, SAP Education introduced an enormous range of completely new certification exams, including:

 

  • C_AUDSEC_731 - SAP Certified Technology Associate - SAP Authorization and Auditing  for NetWeaver 7.31
  • P_ADMSYS_731 - SAP Certified Technology Professional - System Maintenance  with SAP NetWeaver 7.31
  • C_DS_41 – SAP Certified Application Associate - Data Integration with SAP Data Services 4.x
  • P_EA_1  - SAP Certified Professional – SAP Architect 1.0
  • C_FSIINS_66 - SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP for Insurance ERP 6.0, EHP6
  • C_SASEDA_157 - SAP Certified Technology Associate - Development Consultant for SAP Sybase ASE 15.7
  • P_ADMSEC_731 - SAP Certified Technology Professional - System Security with SAP NetWeaver 7.31
  • C_SPBDA_125 - SAP Certified Development Associate - Development Consultant for PowerBuilder 12.5.1
  • C_TE2E10_718 - SAP Certified Technology Associate - SAP Solution Manager (E2E Solution Operations) 7.1 SP8
  • C_EP_731 - SAP Certified Technology Associate - SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.31
  • C_SPDDA_165 - SAP Certified Development Associate - Data Consultant for PowerDesigner 16.5
  • C_TERP10_65 - SAP Certified Associate - Business Foundation & Integration with SAP ERP 6.0 EHP5
  • C_TAW12_731 - SAP Certified Development Associate - ABAP with SAP NetWeaver 7.31

 

 

Good luck and congratulations on achieving one of your New Year’s Resolutions!

 

Useful Resources

 

I would like to share my experience on C_HANAIMP131 - SAP Certified Application Associate (Edition 2013) - SAP HANA certification. I successfully passed the certification last month. This certification mostly focuses on data modeling including advanced data modeling, data provisioning, and reporting.

 

Study Time: 5-6 Days

Below is the list of sections that were covered in the certification:

 

1. Administration of Data Models

2. Data Modeling - SQL Script

3. Deployment Scenarios of SAP HANA

4. Data Modeling - Analytic Views

5. Data Modeling - Attribute Views

6. Data Modeling - Calculation Views

7. Data Provisioning

8. Security and Authorization

9. Optimization of Data Models and Reporting

10. Advanced Data Modeling

11. Reporting

12. SAP HANA Live and Rapid Deployment Solution for SAP HANA

 

HA100 and HA300 cover all the topics those are listed above. These books will only give you theoretical knowledge, but you need to have practical knowledge to clear this certification. There were more than 70% scenario based questions and lot of questions where you need to choose 3 correct answers out of 5 options.

 

The following link will provide you more information on this certification:

 

https://training.sap.com/v2/certification/c_hanaimp131-sap-certified-application-associate-edition-2013---sap-hana-g/certification-details/

 

Passing Score is 61%. There is plenty of time (180 minutes) to answer 80 questions and then review them 2 to 3 times. So, don't hesitate to take a much needed break to drink water or go to restroom while your time is ticking. This will really refresh your mind.

 

This is my first blog here. Hopefully, I believe that I covered most of the points and this will help the candidates who are planning to take this certification in the near future.

 

Good Luck

 

-Jaskirat

This blog describes about SAP Certification importance & key role in IT Professional world wide. The main objective of any SAP certification is to provide official and public recognition of an individual's competencies and capabilities in a SAP professional subject area. This information is very useful for the SAPians who are going to appear for the first time for SAP Certification.


Is the SAP Certification is a piece of paper? 


Definitely Not! It's a piece of our career growth.


Two things are required for a person to pass the SAP certification exam. knowledge & Self confidence is very much required to pass the SAP certification exam is among the most valuable skills required in the SAP field.

 

The topics covered by the SAP certification exam is all about different modules in SAP and so on.  Without the proper guidance, documents, experience, SAP professional, SCN guidance will find it difficult to understand many of the more complex technologies in the SAP field.

 

Why go for SAP certification?  I can show many outputs

Why is this beneficial?  I can say many reasons 

 

SAP Certification helps IT guys and play an important role in developing a qualified IT Community. IT Professional like Managers, Analysts, Consultants, Programmers,Employers,Customer and Users all benefit from SAP certification.

 

Are SAP Certifications Really Important ?

SAP certifications really provide a measure of your knowledge and skills in a particular area ?

Whether SAP certification is useful for our career growth ?

SAP Certification really help you get a job or promotion ?

Is it the right way to develop and brush up our SAP Skills ?

Is it the right time to spend money for SAP Certification ?

 

For all the above questions, I can say only one answer "YES".


Top Ten Things everyone Should Know About SAP Certifications:


SAP certification is a keystone in the careers of many IT professionals worldwide. This blog guides you through 10 things that you should know to make the right SAP certification choices for your IT career.

 

1 SAP Certifications are in high demand

 

2 SAP Certification is complex

 

3 SAP certification require hands-on experience in specific SAP module

 

4There is no specific book, documents, reference guide, objectives “Right” Way to prepare for SAP certification. Each and Every information   is important in specific  SAP module. You will receive Q & A from anywhere from the particular SAP module

 

5

The Registration & Re-registration, Appearance & Re-appearance is bit time consuming & complicated. Please try to contact proper channels and  it will be easy to complete it   


6

Certification is little Stressful & difficult to clear. If you approach with positive attitude, definitely everyone can clear the certification


7Each SAP Certification have different levels and concepts

 

8If you clear highest level of SAP certification, definitely you will see greatest wonders in IT world

 

9For SAP Certification, contact proper channels


10  SAP Certification is expensive but definitely it is useful for latest update & career-growth

 

During my SAP certification exam, I was panic and my heart was beating at a speed of 140 beats every minute. As my SAP PI Certification was about to start that time. I feel like taking one "cup of coffee" that time.


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Thousand of questions & confusions were rolling in my mind (and why not,  I was appearing for the certification for second time with only one month of preparation). First time, I am don't know about the SAP Certification and I don't know this much tough to clear it. I am failed ! I am shocked ! I am worried! I have decided not to lose my confidence and I applied SAP PI Certification second time. Atlast cleared my SAP PI Certification and excited!

 

In today IT sectors, we see lots of technical certification programs & exams, some certification are related to Hardware,Software & Networking. Some certifications are conducted by SAP, Individual organization, Private firm. From the childhood, I have received many certificates but SAP Certificate is always special to me.

 

SAP Certification :  It is easy if you try! It is difficult if you think simple !

 

Most of the senior IT guys says SAP certifications prove that an IT professional is knowledgeable but may not prove how well they can actually do the job.I assure that, certifications are very effective tool for building skill levels, improved marketability and career opportunities. 

 

Everyone need this more than anything right now. Pick yourself up and get your SAP certification.


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I certified! Are you? Please go ahead ! Apply soon! Limited Seats Available!

 

All the best ! Keep trying ! Everyone will achieve one day!

SAP's Global Certification team encourages you to submit certification questions for possible inclusion in future SAP certification exams. To help contributors become proficient at item writing (i.e. questions, as well as answers to questions), we are pleased to introduce our new “Rules for Success” series of short videos. This campaign breaks down the rules outlined in our item writing guidelines into manageable segments. So far, we have released three videos and more will follow over the coming weeks and months.

 

Using Standard English

Because certification questions must be understood by both native and non-native English speakers, it is important to write your questions in Standard English. This video explains some very important points to consider when writing items.

 

Specificity

This video discussed how you can use the six function words to write certification questions. These function words are: what, when, where, which, why and how.

 

Content and Level

This rule ensures your items submitted tests a candidate's ability to perform a specific task and that  also your questions are within the confines of a particular level. In order to get potential item writers up to speed on the item writing rules, GCT plans to release more videos in the upcoming weeks and months.

 

 

Fairness

Fairness is about creating items (questions and multiple choice answers) that are free of favoritism or bias. Items must be created with an international audience in mind. This means that items must be created with-out stereotypes and must be gender-neutral.

 

 

Be sure to follow the SAP Certification space and get email alerts about new content, as we will regularly post more Rules for Success videos!

 

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