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SAP is committed to the Cloud and you can now take SAP Certification exams there too!!

In the course of 2016, SAP Certification exams for cloud solutions such as SuccessFactors, C4C (Cloud for Customer), Ariba and SAP Hybris are provided in the Cloud to take at your convenience and location, 7 days a week/24 hours a day via the Certification Hub.

A subscription to the Certification Hub provides you with 6 exam bookings in a 12-month subscription period. You can take 6 different exams or take one exam up to 3 times. Each retake of an exam counts as one of the 6 exam attempts available with the subscription.

The amount of exams available in the Certification Hub subscription are rapidly increasing. Check the SAP Training and Certification Shop for the most current list of cloud-based exams.

SAP offers two types of certifications in the Certification Hub: Associate Certification and Professional Certification. The Associate Certification covers the fundamental knowledge requirements for an SAP consultant to configure and implement SAP solutions based on the content covered in the Academy training. For some parts of the portfolio (for example, SuccessFactors), Delta exams are part of the Associate Certification and ensure that a consultant is up to date on the most current release of the Cloud solution. For certain Associate exams, SAP offers the option to certify as a Specialist. This certification is in addition to an Associate certification and focuses on a specific role or integration component. Professional Certification is the highest level of Certification and requires technical and practical expertise.

How Do I Find the Right Exam to Take?

From the SAP Training and Certification Shop you can click the Browse courses button to browse through the catalog for a specific exam by solution:


Or if you know the exact code of the exam you want to locate, you can use the search field:


How Do I Take a Certification Exam in the Cloud?

SAP Certification exams delivered in the Cloud are available 7 days/week, 24 hours/day so you can take an exam at your convenience, anywhere in the world. An online proctor will monitor you as you take the exam so you will need:

  • Internet connection
  • Laptop or desktop computer with a camera
  • Private room in which to take the exam
  • Government-issued ID to validate yourself to the online proctor

This video explains what you should expect when taking an online proctored exam.

Click the link below:

Online Proctoring – SAP Candidate Journey on Vimeo

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Refer to the SAP Training and Certification Shop Technical Requirements to take an SAP Certification exam in the Cloud. The list of FAQs (at the Help Center – Search will answer most of your questions about using this testing platform.

Maintaining Your Certification – Delta Exams

For some parts of the portfolio (for example, SuccessFactors), SAP offers Delta exams to ensure that SAP Cloud certified consultants are up-to-date with their skills and knowledge. You are eligible to take a Delta exam when you pass the pre-requisite Associate exam for a specific solution. Once you pass the Associate exam, you maintain your certified status by taking the Delta exam within 6 months of the exams’ availability.

Upon passing an SAP certification exam, you will receive an email from SAP Credential Manager to opt-in to the Credential Manager system. Accept the invitation to opt-in to Credential Manager so you will be notified when a corresponding Delta exam is available.

Getting Started with Certification Hub

The first step to getting started is to book CER006 – Certification Hub in the Training and Certification Shop.

1. Login to the SAP Training and Certification Shop. Enter CER006 in the search field. Double click on the CER006 – SAP Certification in the Cloud item. Click the “Go to Certification Hub” button.



2. Select your time zone – this is very important so you can schedule an exam in your own time zone.


3. Read the Terms and Conditions of Use and check the “Accept” box. Click Save.


4. You will now see the “Welcome to the Certification Hub” page. Click the “Conduct System Test” button.


5. If this is the first time you are scheduling a Certification in the Cloud exam, you must download and install Questionmark Secure on your system. Click this URL to download:

6. Once you have downloaded and installed Questionmark Secure and conducted the system test, you can schedule your certification exams. At the top of the Certification Hub window, click on the “Exam Dashboard”.


7. A list of available exams will be displayed. Click the calendar icon to schedule an exam.


8. You will see a display like this to schedule your exam.


Your system is now ready to take your Certification in the Cloud exam. Before your assigned exam time, be sure that you have conducted the System Test successfully, have a reliable internet connection, have a laptop or desktop computer with a camera configured with Questionmark Secure, a private room scheduled to take the exam and your government-issued ID.

Preparing for a Certification Exam

Once you have located the Certification exam that you want to take and have your system configured to take an exam in the Certification in the Cloud, you should follow these steps to prepare for an SAP Certification exam:

1. Consider taking related training

2. Review the exam syllabus or details

3. Review sample questions

Consider taking related training

Training courses can help you to pass an associate-level examSAP Learning Hub brings the power and convenience of the Cloud to SAP Learning. With the SAP Learning Hub, you’ll find all the SAP training you’ll need in one place – whenever and wherever you need it. As a subscriber to the SAP Learning Hub you have access to all relevant training materials and you can benefit from the Learning Rooms for your exam preparation. Learning Rooms are virtual learning spaces that guide you through all the training related to a specific certification exam. Learning Rooms are led by SAP’s top instructors who help you with your learning and preparation and provide answers to your questions.

For each exam, you can find the related training courses on the exam detail page:


If you are preparing for a professional-level exam, the indicated exam-related training classes serve a refresher or foundation courses, but they are not sufficient for exam preparation. To successfully prepare for a professional-level certification exam, you must have sufficient practical experience.

Review the exam syllabus or details

The topics covered in a Certification exam are listed on each exam detail page. Prepare for the exam based on the weighted value of each topic in the exam Topic Areas:


Review sample questions

For most exams, SAP Education provides sample questions. These are actual questions asked in past exams so they are representative of the questions asked in the live exam. You can find these sample questions on each exam detail page:


Good Luck!!

I hope this information helps you to successfully pass an SAP Certification exam in the Cloud. It will be great to hear from you about your experiences.

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  1. Deepak Khandelwal

    Hello Sheri ,

    I am planning to take SF EC certification , i am working in partner company  in India and have access to learning HuB professional edition too , My query is after passing the certification say in future i leave the company than how will I be able to access learning Hub  to take the delta exams to keep my certification valid ,




  2. sunil kumar yanamala

    Hi Sheri,

    This is Sunil. I have completed SF Performance and Goals Associate certificate on Jan 12th. I also completed Career Dev Planning on Jan 20th.

    I read that I had 6 months’ time to complete Delta exam. After Feb 28th the system says that my certifications were retired.

    Could you please explain what the process is for Delta Exams? Do I need to write the exam again?

    Your response is greatly appreciated.


    Sunil Kumar


    1. Amy O'Callaghan


      Hi Sunil,

      Thank you for your question. The SAP SuccessFactors versions before _1611 (or Q4) are retired but do not worry you are still certified as long as you take the Delta assessments. The Deltas represent the current status of the SAP SuccessFactors modules. If you are up-to-date then you should see “Your status is current” in Credential Manager.

      I hope this answers your question. If you need any more help, please let me know.

      Best regards,


  3. Luca Scarpa


    Hi Sheri,

    I passed my SAP Certified Application Associate – SuccessFactors Recruiting Management in September 2016 (release b1608). I have just seen in my SAP Credentials Manager that the certification was retired, even if I took all the delta exams until now. There is a message stating that all the successfactors qualifications earned before b1611 were retired, but I never received any notification nor warning.

    Could you please clarify if I have to take the certification again? Do you know why I did not receive any notification in this sense?


    Thank you,

    best regards,

    Luca Scarpa


    1. Amy O'Callaghan

      Hi Luca, You are correct, the SAP SuccessFactors versions before _1611 (or Q4) are retired but do not worry you are still certified. The Deltas represent the current status of the SAP SuccessFactors modules. You have completed  Q4/2016 and Q1/2017 so you are up-to-date. You should see “Your status is current” in Credential Manager.

      Q4 will be retired on 31.05.2017. Your Q1/2017 is valid until 31.08.2017. This means you have until the end of August to update to the Q2/2017 delta.

      I hope this answers your question. If you need any more help, please let me know.

      Best regards,


  4. Palaniappan Arunachalam

    I am an SAP Business One Consultant / Project Manager in Indian Localization.

    I want to attend Certification related to this.

    SAP B1, HANA and Consultant/Project Manager Level of Certification.

    Accessing the Certification Hub is quite different and Advice me on which course should I take?


  5. Srihari Sirigiri


    I am SAP Certified and would like to go for SAP Success Factors certification !! Could you please guide me what is process !! i am currently working from India.




    1. Amy O'Callaghan

      Hi Sri,

      For SAP SuccessFactors it is highly recommended to get a SAP Learning Hub subscription. Here you can access training materials, learning rooms and take delta assessments to stay current.

      Certification candidates with SAP India have to take a course or apply (with proven experience) before they can register for an SAP certification exam. For more information, see or

      Good luck!


  6. mustafa can şimşek


    I am interested in getting a hybris developer certificate. I examine the exam guide on the wiki page. I have listed some questions below. Could you share me more details about them?

    • How does the exam result calculation make? For example; there are two correct answers and I only write one of them. Do I get half points?
    • Do you share count of correct answers on the top of the questions like sample exam you have on your site?
    • Do wrong answers has any effect on the exam result calculation?


    Mustafa Can

    1. Amy O'Callaghan

      Hi Mustafa, We award one full point for each correct answer: we do not award half points or negative points for incorrect answers. Multiple response questions do indicate how many answers are correct. Good luck with your certification! Amy

  7. Carolina López

    Hi Sheri,

    I was checking the training shop to check the example questions for the Certification Exams for Successfactors but they were deleted :(, is there a way to find these examples, there was just 5-6 questions but it was helpful to know which kind of question you could face.

    Thanks in advance.

  8. Rama Krishna Reddy Vuta

    Hello Sheri,

    My name is ‘Rama’, from Singapore. I would like to subscribe to the ‘Certification Hub’ as I am planning to take few available certifications in this hub.

    I would like to get your final comments before proceeding with the certification hub subscription for the below exam –

    C_ACT_2016 – SAP Activate Project Manager: I am already experienced SAP Project Manager and also got approval from SAP Education, Singapore to go for C_PM_71 (ASAP8) as an experienced PM, without any training required. Eventually, I have found that SAP Activate is the latest methodology developed on top of ASAP.

    And I am already working in an implementation project which is using SAP Activate Methodology for S/4 HANA. Please let me know whether can I go ahead with subscription and to book an online exam for C_ACT_2016 or not.




    1. Amy O'Callaghan

      Hi Rama, If you already got approval from your local education office then you should be able to subscribe to the certification hub without any issues. If you cannot subscribe, please contact your local SAP Education office. Good luck! Amy

  9. Milind Bansal

    Hello Sheri,

    I am planning to give a certification exam P_HYCD_62. But I am a little bit confused on some points. Please give an answer on same.

    1. total attempts are listed is 6,  so Can I take 6 attempts on this exam (P_HYCD_62).
    2. Free learning hub actually points to and it is necessary to complete this.


    1. Amy O'Callaghan

      Hi Milind, A subscription contains six attempts but only three per exam. Can you clarify what you are asking about the SAP Learning Hub? Thanks, Amy

      1. Milind Bansal

        Hi Amy,

        Thanks for your quick response.

        my question is it necessary to complete the learning training through SAP Learning Hub?

        Also, Exam eligibility criteria (minimum required experience for eligibility).



        1. Amy O'Callaghan

          Hi Milind, This can depend somewhat on the region you are in so it would be best to contact your regional SAP Education office. On the requirements are as follows:

          • The “SAP Certified Development Professional – SAP Hybris Commerce 6.2 Developer” certification exam validates that the candidate possesses the required level of knowledge to work effectively with the SAP Hybris Commerce Suite 6.2. This certification proves that the candidate has an overall understanding and in-depth technical skills to participate as a member of a project team. The scope of SAP Hybris Commerce knowledge in the courses stated within “Topic Areas” is narrower than the scope of knowledge checked in the certification questions. In addition to the courses stated as covering the topics within “Topic Areas” , as preparation for this certification exam, candidates must also study the SAP Hybris Commerce Suite 6 documentation located at: In order to access the documentation, you must be an SAP Hybris customer or partner and follow the instructions on to request a wiki account. Three years of practical experience on SAP Hybris Commerce is a further requirement as preparation for this certification exam.

          So I do not believe that a SAP Learning Hub subscription is required for the certification. However since it is a professional exam, three years of practical experience is required. There is a free Discovery version of the SAP Learning Hub that you can try out.

          Best regards,

  10. Hamid Sajjad

    Hi, Moderator,

    I am a SAP Business One user for the last one year and am currently taking material for SAP Business One 9.2 version through SAP Learning Hub.

    I want to give certification exams in Pakistan. Can you guide me in this regard?


    1. Amy O'Callaghan

      Hi Sajjad,

      I just heard back from the expert for this who advised that you should be able to apply to take the exam at a Pearson VUE testing centre. You can go to, then search for a local test center, and then search for the exam C_TB1200_92.

      The exam will be in English.

      Good luck with your certification!


  11. Tejraj Chaudhary


    I am planning to appear for SAP certifications and would like to know if SAP Certified Technology Associate – OS/DB Migration for SAP NetWeaver 7.4 (C_TADM70_74) is available in cloud.

    I have gone through below link which has necessary information to take SAP Certification exam in the Cloud. However another link to check certifications available in cloud is mentioned on this page, but it is not working. > Check certifications available in cloud.

     Please help me with the information on  C_TADM70_74 certification.



    1. Amy O'Callaghan

      Hi Tejraj, This exam is not currently available in the Certification Hub (cloud). Please refer to for local appointments or contact your regional SAP Education office. Thanks, Amy

  12. Rehan Fernando


    I’m Rehan from Sri Lanka and planing to take C-THR81 certification. I have learning hub access and please help me to understand below queries .


    1. What is the difference between SFX certification and this ?
    2. Learning hub access will expire on March 2018, if I complete exams before that and If the company decide not to extend the learning hub subscription, what will happen to my certification?
    3. After paying the exam fee ( 6 attempts ), can I take other SuccessFactors exams without additional cost? (eg : PMGM ,etc)
    1. Amy O'Callaghan

      Hi Rehan, You will need access to SAP Learning Hub to keep your certification valid as the SAP Successfactors exams are part of the Stay Current program where you have to pass the quarterly delta assessments. This means your certified status will be lost if you do not stay current. You can take up to 6 exams with a subscription – so yes you can take other SuccessFactors exams without additional cost. Regarding the difference, please ask in your Learning Room as you will find experts in the area there. Good luck with your certification! Amy

  13. Kiran Sarma

    Hi! I have a query related to attempting an exam from the CER006 Cloud certification package. Can I subscribe (pay the fee) to it just a day before I would like to take the exam or should I subscribe now and later on book my planned exam date? ( the point is to save some time on the 6-month window that SAP offers).

    Appreciate your response.





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