The SAP Global Certification program is designed to help SAP users validate their expertise and experience. Obtaining a certification is required or recommended for many SAP consultants, professionals, and software users who currently work or plan to work in an SAP-related role.
Because there are a plethora of areas and responsibilities pertaining to SAP, there are over 150 certifications available to test-takers, each falling under one of three types: associate, specialist, and professional. Here’s a brief overview of each:
There are many benefits for both organizations and individuals when it comes to SAP certifications.
SAP certifications are a great way to advance an organization’s professional development. When employees become certified in specified areas of SAP, they increase their chances of performing their roles at the most productive and effective levels. An organization’s credibility will also increase as its employees validate their skillsets.
From a customer or client standpoint, organizations want to make sure they are well represented. Current or potential customers will have more confidence in the organization’s services knowing that their employees have proof of their expertise, and in turn, can deliver results that meet professional standards.
Having an SAP certification may open the doors to professional opportunities such as promotions or job offers. Not only will candidates gain recognition for their skills, but they’ll also gain the confidence of employers looking for trustworthy and knowledgeable employees.
An SAP certification is an achievement that prospective employers can verify in the form of digital badges that exhibit the individual’s accomplishments and credentials.
Below is a list of just a few business and technical-based exams. The following information has been compiled with the utmost care, but we cannot be liable for errors. Please note that SAP is constantly changing its offerings, which may not always reflect below. To view all certification exams offered by SAP, click here.
This exam is for SAP project managers who want to validate their business skills and ability to apply SAP Activate methodologies and tools. Test takers will have a chance to prove their advanced communication and presentation skills, ability to manage internal and external stakeholders, knowledge of change management processes, and ability to communicate those processes with others. This exam provides validation for those who can successfully manage the end-to-end transition of the project from sales to realization, develop roadmaps, and understand testing and quality management. The exam covers agile delivery approach and project planning, workstreams, SAP Activate elements, and transition paths.
This certification is a great place to start for those looking to professionally advance as a financial accountant in an SAP-related role. The exam covers financial closing, general ledger accounting, accounts payable and accounts receivable, asset accounting, organizational assignments and process integration, and overview and deployment of SAP S/4HANA.
While this exam is updated for SAP S/4HANA Finance 1909, SAP provides an exam for SAP S/4HANA 1809, as well.
This is an entry-level exam for candidates looking to prove their understanding of the consultant profile in the SAP S/4HANA Finance management accounting area. It tests candidates’ ability to implement SAP-related controlling projects under the guidance of an experienced consultant. It covers cost center accounting, product cost planning, profitability analysis, cost object controlling, internal orders, reporting, organizational assignments and process integration, and profit center accounting.
SAP also offers an exam version for SAP S/4HANA 1809.
This certification exam is considered an entry-level qualifier that tests in-depth technical skills for SAP S/4HANA Sales. It covers sales document and customizing, billing process and customizing, shipping process and customizing, master data, pricing and the condition technique, sales process, availability check, organizational structures, cross-functional customizing, basic functions customizing, and monitoring and analytics.
The latest version of this exam is updated for SAP S/4HANA 1909; however, SAP also offers the exam for SAP S/4HANA 1809.
This certification is beneficial for those looking to prove their skills in the planning and implementation phases of an SAP-related mentored role pertaining to the sourcing and procurement line of business of SAP S/4HANA. The exam covers inventory management and physical inventory, valuation and account assignment, configuration of purchasing, configuration of master data and enterprise structure, invoice verification, sources of supply, document release procedure, purchasing optimization, source determination, procurement analytics, consumption-based planning, enterprise structure and master data, specific procurement processes, basic procurement processes, and SAP S/4HANA user experience.
For consultants and users looking to verify their expertise in SAP S/4HANA business processes and integration, passing this exam will provide validation. This test is considered an entry-level qualification suitable for those with fundamental knowledge of end-to-end business processes in SAP S/4HANA. It covers SAP S/4HANA basics, management accounting (CO), enterprise asset management (EAM), lead-to-cash processing, design-to-operate processing, source-to-pay processing, project system, financial accounting (FI), warehouse management, and SAP Human Experience Management.
The most recent version of this certification exam is updated for SAP S/4HANA 1909, but SAP also provides versions for SAP S/4HANA 1709 and 1809.
This exam tests the practical knowledge and experience SAP HANA application consultants gain via trainings and SAP HANA-related projects. It covers architecture and deployment scenarios; calculation views; modeling functions; modeling environment; SQL and SQLScript in models; model performance optimization; spatial graph and series data modeling; data models; and text, predictive, and hierarchy functions.
This is an associate exam designed for candidates who want to verify their skills in SAP HANA 1.0 as technical consultants. With this certification, candidates will prove their ability to install SAP HANA and apply practical knowledge to projects. The exam covers operations, monitoring, system architecture, users and authorization, security, backup and recovery, troubleshooting, installation and upgrade, database migration to SAP HANA, and high availability and disaster tolerance.
This exam is for technical consultants looking to verify their skills in SAP HANA 2.0. It follows the basic knowledge candidates learned in related SAP HANA training courses and pertains to practical experiences within an SAP HANA project team. This is candidates’ chance to prove their ability to apply acquired knowledge in practical project settings. It covers SAP HANA sizing and OS preparations; user creation; authorization setups; verification of security settings; database migrations to SAP HANA; backup and recovery; daily administration tasks; installing, upgrading, and performing the post-installation task of the SAP HANA database; the different database administration tools; installing and configuring SAP HANA Cockpit; SAP HANA system architecture and deployment options; configuration and management of SAP HANA scale-out systems; SAP HANA system replication setup and management; proactive monitoring and troubleshooting of SAP HANA; system performance root cause analysis; and SAP HANA multitenant database containers (MDC) systems.
SAP also offers an exam version for SAP HANA 2.0 SPS03.
This technology-based associate exam helps SAP Solution Manager (SolMan) administrators and consultants validate their knowledge of a system configuration. Passing this exam proves that candidates understand various activities, functionalities, and features of SAP SolMan operations. It covers SAP EarlyWatch reports and service level reporting, managed systems configuration, SAP Solution Manager environment and SAP Solution Manager sizing, SAP Solution Manager system landscape design, SAP Solution Manager configuration, change management, job management, system and application monitoring and dashboards, and system landscape management (SLD, LMDB) and process management (SOLADM, SOLDOC).
This exam is for developers looking to verify their SAP Fiori application development skills. It is an entry-level certification built around the basic knowledge that developers gain from their experience working with SAP Fiori. It covers SAPUI5 foundations, deployment and testing, SAP Fiori launchpad configuration, SAP Fiori strategy, standards and guidelines, SAP Cloud Platform and Web IDE basics, OData and advanced data handling, extensibility in SAPUI5, SAP Fiori elements and smart controls, and SAP Fiori architecture.
Candidates can take this certification exam to prove they have the fundamental and core knowledge necessary for a mentored role in the realm of SAP Cloud Platform Integration. This will validate their ability to take part in team projects by testing overall and in-depth technical skills. It covers iFlow objects, security, intelligent enterprise, cloud-native application development, operations and monitoring, product overview, and basic building blocks.
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