Posted by: ahmedashfaque | August 3, 2014

SAP certification: some important tips

Now a days if you want to have a great career then you need to get certified. Gone are the days when SAP consultant positions were filled by people who could answer 3-4 questions right in the interviews but had no certifications or relevant experience of at least 5-6 years. These days employers are expecting that the SAP consultant must have SAP certification. Even experienced consultants are being asked to have SAP certification.

SAP certified consultants are being sought by employers worldwide. In this job environment, how to prepare and get certified is of paramount importance to SAP consultants. So here are some tips.

General information:

1. SAP certification is provided by SAP AG. There are SAP Authorized testing centers where you can enroll for appearing in the SAP certification exam.

2. There are 2 types of certifications. One is, SAP certified associate and the other is SAP certified professional. The SAP certified associate certification is for professionals who have at least 1 year of work experience as a SAP consultant and who are working with an official SAP customer or partner. To register for SAP certified professional certification exam you must have at least 5 years of experience as a SAP consultant.

3. For different geographical regions, prerequisites to appear in the certification exams are different. For geographies like North America (USA & Canada), Australia, Europe, New Zea Land etc. you can directly register for appear in the certification test. For geographies like Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa etc. in most cases, you need to approach a SAP certified training institute to book a seat for the certification exam. For experienced professionals though, self registration is allowed. You need to have at least 5 years of experience as a SAP consultant and for last one year at least you will be working with an employer who is an official SAP customer or partner.

4. In India the prerequisite for appearing in the exam depend on whether you have experience as a SAP consultant or not.  You can self enroll for registering for the exam at



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