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Author's profile photo Raghavan Iyengar

SAP MM Certification Key Points

Dear All,

SAP certification is the most sought among various People who are working in SAP background and would like to move up in the ladder. Although there are hundreds who know SAP and work on the same but Certified SAP Consultants stand among them. Once upon a time I had wondered as i am working in SAP, why do i need a certification.

Answer to this question, i got when there was a recession in 2008.

My company laid off non certified SAP consultants but indeed kept the Certified Professionals.

I started observing that Certification does gives an edge over other professionals working in an organization.

There was a time during late 90’s when SAP was booming among the other IT technologies. Most of young graduates, senior professionals working in government oil majors quit their jobs to pursue a career in SAP.

It was a time when interviewer’s ask couple of transactions, if you answer them, you are in to the company. Slowly trends changed, and now when a recruitment for SAP consultants happen, questions in MM range from ABAP debugging to the warehouse management.

In this competitive world, Certification in SAP is a exceptional benefit. There are various organizations who charge people in the name of SAP, so arised a need to write this document in order to help the people about SAP certification and related details.

I would refine my article to Certification in SAP MM in India region.

SAP Certification in India is provided by various organizations notably:-

NIIT Technologies

Atos (Previously Siemens)

Lithan Genovate

Standard SAP Certification package costs approx 330000 which include training cost for 25 days and examination cost along with Service Tax. This method is Classroom training of 9 hours every day.

Also, one can get themselves trained via online, which would cost 175000. The enrollment is valid for 6 months. Payment can be made via demand draft or cheque.

The SAP Certification training covers Overview about SAP, basic navigation in SAP, Solution Manager and subject specific training. Some of materials related to basic navigation in SAP and Solution manager basics are online. 

SAP MM certification is named as Procurement with SAP Business Suite 7 which is the current certification version. This covers notably 4 documents or books:-

TSCM50 Part 1 – Purchasing

TSCM50 Part 2 – Invoice Verification

TSCM52 Part 1 – Inventory Mgt

TSCM52 Part 2 – Configuration

Also there is a Case Study book which is not covered for Certification Exam.

Now coming to the Certification Exam in MM:-

80 Questions

Each Questions would have options and all correct options should be selected to get a score in the question

Partial correct answers or No answers would not be eligible for score.

Exam time is 3 hours.

Test will be an online based test.

Identity proof is must in order to attempt the examination.

Passing score for the exam is 63%

The paper will have all questions consolidated, which will not be specific to any segment, but there are specific weightage assigned to each sections. Notably Inventory Mgt has highest weightage.

After finishing the exam, score will be displayed.

If you pass the exam, you will get your certification within 4-6 weeks to your address mentioned in the Examination Enrollment form.

You will also get your S- ID in a posted letter within 2 weeks.

If you fail the exam, you will get the scope of improvement card and your score in each segments.

This is all about SAP MM Certification.

Hence Please do your SAP Education only from authorised SAP Education partners.

For more details, Please contact SAP Education.

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      Author's profile photo Prathapa Reddy Mula
      Prathapa Reddy Mula

      Dear All,

      Mr Raghavan given full details clearly.

      There are totally 12 segments in SAP MM  exams but 60% of the questions comes from the 5 segments.

      These are

      1) Masrer data and Enterprise Srtucture.

      2)Procurement Process

      3)Inventory Management

      4)Logistic Invoice Verification

      5)Solution Manager and SAP over view.

      Reamaining 40 questions  will be from remaining 7 segments

      6)Special Processes in Procurement

      7)Material Requirements Planning

      8)Purchasing Optimization

      9)Physhical Inventory

      10)Configaring Master Data and Enterprise structure

      11)Valuation and Account Determination

      12)Experience from Implementation

      This is related to SAP MM exams information

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Dear Mr. Ragavan,

      Thanks for sharing valuable information. May I know where I can get the books/documents that you mentioned in your blog without a training from ATC.

      TSCM50 Part 1 - Purchasing

      TSCM50 Part 2 - Invoice Verification

      TSCM52 Part 1 - Inventory Mgt

      TSCM52 Part 2 - Configuration

      Thanks in advance.

      Best regards,

      Vigneshwaran K

      Author's profile photo Raghavan Iyengar
      Raghavan Iyengar
      Blog Post Author

      Dear Vigneshwaran,

      The books mentioned above are available from NIIT Technologies/ Atos Education/ Genovate.

      You can check up local SAP training institute for more details.

      Online mode of training would cost you around INR 200000.



      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Dear Vigneshwaran,

      TSCM50 and TSCM52 refer to the MM Academy classes designed by SAP and delivered by Authorized Training Centers. You can get access to those specific books only by attending classes from an Authorized Training Partner (

      ATCs offer a variety of in person classroom training as well as online training. All of which cost a fair amount. If I understand your question correctly, then I think it's safe to assume you are attempting to get training without going to class due to the costs involved.

      If that's the case, you have selected a much more difficult, but not necessarily impossible, path. I have written several blogs relating to how to learn SAP if you do not have access to SAP at your work.

      Please be aware that if your goal is certification, then taking the classes from an ATP is definitely the path of least resistance. If you don't, then you have to prove several years of experience including multiple end to end implementations and be sponsored by a customer or authorized implementation partner in order to sit for the exam. Outside of Asia Pacific (Australia, for example) you can just schedule an exam with Pearson Vue and take it, but in Asia Pacific, you have to comply with the experience rules.

      If you are studying for the certification and you are not taking the classes from an ATC, please carefully review the information on the certification including the competency area tabs. You can use the competency areas to guide your study using MM books that are published which are not class materials.  (see the above link on books).

      In the absence of taking a class, you're going to have a difficult time getting access to a system in order to practice what you're learning in the book. It's not impossible, though, especially if you are willing to invest *some* money in system access. (See the above link on system access). It is an open question as to whether or not system access to a system without data or exercises as you would get in a class is helpful or not when studying for certification.

      In the end, I think this approach is not the best if your goal is to get a job in the SAP space. Please see Advice for Recent College Graduates (aka "Freshers") for a recommended approach which involves no out-of-pocket money on your part and has a significantly higher chance of success. The downside is that it will take longer. (Although a long path that leads to success is actually shorter than a short, expensive path that leads to joblessness, huge cash outlay, and failure in my book.)

      Hope this helps!

      Best regards,


      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Dear Mr. Tom,

      Thanks a lot for your advise.The best and very clear advise I have ever heard !. I shall think over it and go with your words.

      Thanks & Regards,

      Vigneshwaran K

      Author's profile photo Ravi Jadhav
      Ravi Jadhav

      hello Tom Those links have error in them...:(

      Author's profile photo Vinod Kumar
      Vinod Kumar

      Dear Raghavan,

      My self Vinod and i am working as a Purchase executive in the Company in Gujarat from 4 Years.

      i would like to go for SAP MM certification so can you please guide me how can i go for the SAP MM certification and what is the procedure for the same.

      But my qualification is only Diploma.


      Vinod KD.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Dear Vinod,

      Looking at your domain experience, it is a good decision to go for SAP MM certification.

      For step by step guide of SAP MM certification, please view the link mentioned below:

      <<Moderator: External Links are deleted>>

      All the Best for a new career start!



      Author's profile photo Diego Cabrera
      Diego Cabrera

      Don't forget Solution Manager. There are a few questions of that topic.

      By the other hand, the questions has different scores.

      In May certifaction, the minimum score was 62%

      Author's profile photo Vinod Kumar
      Vinod Kumar

      Dear Anupama,

      Thanks for your Comment.

      I heard that we can give the SAP Certification Exam Directly if we working in an organization.

      Can you please provide the Information about this..??

      What is the process to give the exam directly in the India with support of Company??

      Also i would like to apply for SAP Professional Certification so what would be the Certifiction Topics to be read.

      Kindly help me out.


      Vinod KD.

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      Former Member


      Myself Saurabh, I recently got certified in SAP MM on 19th December but have not got any interview calls as of now. I am job less right now but have 4.5 yrs of experience in site engineering but not into SAP. Although ATOS is helping out for placement but they have not given any lead as of now. What to do?



      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Raghavan,

      I have 12 + yrs  Domain Exp in to Auto, Mfg, Service Industry ( Material, Logistcs, Warehouse, Distribution)

      Currently working as  Project Support - MM / WM Modules, is their any Career Growth / Opprutunity in to Implementation


      Vilas Deshpande