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MM Certification Exam – How to start preparation?

by Uma Kumar (2i Solutions)

Frequently, many of you have questions like “How to prepare well for my MM certification exam?” or “What sort of questions are asked during an exam?” and “Which topics should I focus on in order to get a good mark in my MM certification exam?” .

Using insights and experience gained as a member of 2i Solutions team, I would like to share with you my thoughts which I believe would help you find all the relevant information you need to successfully prepare for your MM certification exam. 

Questions in any sample test will rarely be the same as the ones that will be asked in your exam.  These sample questions are only for your practice and helps you assess your understanding and performance level.  But the sample questions do provide good idea of what to expect in the exam and how to prepare for the exam.

First, you need to have good conceptual knowledge and strong understanding of the fundamentals – this is very important.  Spend time with your instructor
or your colleagues and go over areas that are not clear.

The Bottom Line is: You need to read each syllabus book several times – I would say, at least 5 times, if not more and each time you should pay special attention to the fine details very RELIGIOUSLY.

It is very helpful to make your own notes from each line, in a way which will be helpful to you to quickly and effectively revise the content later on.

It is important to frequently test yourself with the exercises given at the end of each lesson in your syllabus b ook. Try to have the test each time you finish an exercise.  For those questions that were not answered correctly, try to assess (very frankly) if your understanding of the question was an issue or you were not clear about the concept and details. This will help you focus on the corrective steps needed to address the gaps.

Use Elimination Technique in the exam is an effective way to reach the correct answer – by identifying the wrong answers first, you will be able to narrow down the choices and thus, reach the correct answers easily.

Another important point is to understand the exam valuation pattern. Recently, the valuation pattern has undergone a change – now, you are expected to answer all the sub-questions correctly in order to get the full mark.

And before you dig into your syllabus books and notes, I request you to examine the following:

  • Find out if you need to be trained by SAP Education / SAP Authorised Training Partner. In some countries or regions you can register yourself and write the MM Module Certification exam. However, in  some other countries or regions, SAP requires that you get trained by
    the SAP Education / SAP Authorised Training Partner  www.sap.com
  • If you are new to such country or region, and intend to write the SAP MM Certification Exam, you need to attend a formal SAP MM Module Training.
  • Although training requires an initial investment, my advice is to consider some form of formal training to get started and enter the field of SAP in the region.  During the training, you not only get formal inputs on the course materials but you are able to interact with the instructors and peers.  In the long term, the contacts you develop during the training program become helpful in your future job search.

 

Some thoughts on writing a successful SAP Certification Exam…

   

Be clear about the common questions from topics such as Enterprise structures , plant, material, pricing procedure, tax, item category, account determination, etc.

Go through the (Control Parameters) screens, transaction level screens like purchase order, inventory, invoice verification, MRP, physical inventory, even standard reports etc. , and check what is possible and what is not possible at each docs,  what is defined at header and what is defined at each item.  Go through the menu path of each docs carefully and check what all is possible and from where it is coming.

Go through all the masters like vendor, purchasing info record, material, condition records for price, output, etc. Check what is defined at what level, what all is possible etc.

Check entire IMG – MM related, it will help you to understand what is defined at what level etc.

In your exam, pay special attention to the way the questions are worded – particularly with the words like can, only, always, except. Read each question very carefully. The statements in the exam frequently appear to be confusing (especially under the exam pressure conditions), so be cool, think logically and holistically before choosing your final answer.

Don’t take any chance in preparation but always stick to the basics, questions will not be asked on configuration, but will be based on what is possible and what is not and where it is defined.

Have good preparation to be confident but you need lots of patience when writing the exam. Prepare well, be patient, and you will definitely succeed.

Concluding Comments

In conclusion, I would like to mention that one needs to carefully plan, work hard but in a systematic manner, as well as develop a good understanding of the basics, to excel in your MM Module Certification Exam.

  All the very best.

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  1. salvi dutta

    This is outstanding snap of your journey. I followed the same path during my initial journey of SAP career. Starts with SAP SD and now I am planning to go with SAP MM certification. If you prepare for SAP MM certification, you should make sure that you spend your time efficiently. It really helps to have a plan of preparation beforehand. You should make this plan according to SAP MM certification syllabus and allocate your time according to the importance of the topics (for example, procurement or physical inventory) as indicated in the syllabus with latest code C_TSCM52_67.

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