I listened to a recent recording by SAP APJ about SAP Certification.  This is Part 1.

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Figure 1: Source: SAP

Associate is more of a junior type consultant

Professional is for those with 3-7 years of experience; they would lead projects

Specialist builds on associate level – once someone has associate certification they qualify for specialist exam; now have HANA specialist exams – install

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Figure 2: Source: SAP

60K take the test each year

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Figure 3: Source: SAP

The need for certification; SAP is “committed to its certification program”

Figure 4: Source: SAP

Certification influence council includes partners, customers, validates priorities; meets quarterly.  Tom Cenens is the lead for the SAP Mentors

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Figure 5: Source: SAP

Figure 5 shows what analysts say about SAP Certification

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Figure 6: Source: SAP

Certified resources are important listing surveys from 2013

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Figure 7: Source: SAP

Figure 7 shows why SAP thinks SAP Certification is important.

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Figure 8: Source: SAP

Figure 8 shows the Specialist exams that are now available

ABAP is now in other languages (high sellers)

Credential Manager

This is a “free service”

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Figure 9: Source: SAP

This is where the certified consultant can obtain the logo and electronic certificate

There is an opportunity to opt-in to public consultant registry

Certified individual can provide credential as a third party piece of validation

Part 2 will cover Cloud Certification.

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