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Take your SAP Certification Exams in the Cloud

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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      Author's profile photo Nick Katsifarakis
      Nick Katsifarakis

      Hello, Sheri.

      Thank you for your very informative page. I'm interested in renewing my Hybris developer certification.  However, given the new cloud approach, I see that this requires installing "Questionmark Secure". Upon visiting the Questionmark Secure download page, I was surprised to see there is no offering for Linux - only iPads, Windows and Macs:

      I've been able to acquire Hybris certifications in the past using a browser on Linux and I'm hoping I can continue to do so without the need to purchase a new computer. If all else fails, I suppose I could try using the "Wine" Windows emulator and see if that works.

      Any help would be very gratefully appreciated.

      Thank you,


      Author's profile photo Saruchi Pathela
      Saruchi Pathela

      Can someone confirm me that SAP Learning hub license is not mandate for Certification Hub and for appearing for cloud certifications.

      Author's profile photo Saruchi Pathela
      Saruchi Pathela


      Can you please confirm that SAP learning hub is not mandate along with Certification hub.




      Author's profile photo Fawad Rehman
      Fawad Rehman

      Saruchi Pathela

      I confirm that SAP Learning Hub subscription is not required for SAP Certification Hub. For cloud based certification exam, you will get the access to SAP Certification Hub through once you purchase CER006 and a confirmation email is received from SAP regarding that.

      Author's profile photo stein anbeek
      stein anbeek

      Hi ,

      I was studying for an sap ariba Contracts certification. However all of a sudden it is not in the list anymore? How is this possible and will there be a new version of it?

      Kind regards,

      Stein Anbeek

      SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP Ariba Contracts Q4/2018

      Author's profile photo Tamilarasan B
      Tamilarasan B

      Hi @sheri.schaaf,

      Could you please clarify this statement from CER006 page from

      "The Certification in the Cloud subscription provides you with a 12- months access to the Certification Hub, where you can schedule up to a maximum of 6 exam bookings over your subscription period. Your subscription is valid for all exams available for booking in the Certification Hub. You also can take each exam up to a maximum of three times."


      Does this mean I can write 6 exams and each 6 exams has 3 attempts ? Your blog has different statement and this one has different statement. Please clarify.






      Author's profile photo Roxana Moldovan-Rus
      Roxana Moldovan-Rus

      Hello Tamil,


      The CER006 subscription on offers you a total of 6 attempts that you can use for the desired exams. This means that:

      • you can take 6 different exams, if you pass all of them from the first attempt;
      • in case you use 3 attempts on 1 exam, you will have 3 remaining attempts for other exams; consequently, in case you pass 1 exam from the second attempt, you will have 4 remaining attempts and so on.

      Note: In case you fail the same exam 3 times, you won't be able to retake it until the next edition is released.

      I hope this clarifies the uncertainties.



      Author's profile photo harthik chintala
      harthik chintala

      helo roxana, after buying CER006 ( which is around 38000/- INR( INDIAN)... I can take any 6 modules right?? and sshould i need to pay extra fee for exam again???


      Author's profile photo Elias Torres
      Elias Torres

      I subscribe to the Learning Hub, to take courses and certification exams, I already did the courses but it does not allow me to do any certification exam, Why ?

      Author's profile photo Lakshmi Chenchugari
      Lakshmi Chenchugari

      If i purchase cloud certification in USA then, can I take exam in Europe?or singapore .

      Author's profile photo Abdul Khader Jeelani
      Abdul Khader Jeelani

      Hello Team,


      I have completed my SA S/4 HANA for Finance Accounting Associate 1610 & 1709 in August 2018.

      Also i have completed SAP S/4 HANA 1709 for SAP ERP Financial Expert on January 2019.

      But till now i have not received any Certificates related.

      Kindly suggest how can i get all the certificates?


      Author's profile photo lezun wang
      lezun wang



      Me too, just received badge, you receive actual now?


      Thanks !

      Author's profile photo vishveshwar rao
      vishveshwar rao


      Is Learning Hub access required to take the delta certification exam. Please guide.

      thank you



      Author's profile photo Amy O'Callaghan
      Amy O'Callaghan

      Yes, Learning Hub access is required for the stay current (delta) assessments.

      Author's profile photo Ajeenkkya Shinde
      Ajeenkkya Shinde


      Thanks a lot for the same. Where do i see which certifications are available in this. I can see that SAP has given an url for the same :

      But this link is not working. Can you please help us with a valid url please.



      Ajeenkkya Shinde

      Author's profile photo JIGNESH MEHTA

      Can Anyone Help me out to register for SAP Cloud Certification .

      I already Booked the Order Number , what required for registration and forwarded to SAP Education Mena, and Im not Getting Reply, can I directly Purchased this Order Number For Registering Exam .


      Kindly Help Me Out for this Issue

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      Author's profile photo Hardeep Singh
      Hardeep Singh

      Is it Mandatory to purchase every year SAP Learning Hub Subscription on Yearly basis to maintain the certifications and Delta Assessments ? What cost required to pay on Yearly basis for SAP Learning Hub Subscription.

      Author's profile photo Hardeep Singh
      Hardeep Singh

      Is it mandatory to book training's for certification. I am already working to last 10 years as a SAP Function consultant so can i book directly a certification exam.

      Author's profile photo SAIKAT HAZRA

      Hello All,

      It would be great if anyone help me to understand that SAP IBP certification exam require any delta exam. Additionally, near future any chance to upgrade the certification e.g., 1711 to 1805 etc.




      Author's profile photo Edith Orwako
      Edith Orwako


      I am looking to take the C_EWM_95 SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP Extended Warehouse Management 9.5 exam via the certification hub and was wondering about the 6 attempts mentioned.

      In the event that one fails the first attempt are you required to pay again for a second attempt or is that covered within the certification hub subscription?



      Author's profile photo harthik chintala
      harthik chintala

      Helo plz clariy my doubt

      After buying CER006 ( which is around 38000/- INR( INDIAN)... I can take any 6 modules right?? and should i need to pay extra fee for exam again???


      Author's profile photo Diana Rosaura Mejia Coello
      Diana Rosaura Mejia Coello
      Please help me with the following queries:
      1. With the CER006 reservation, can I take my exam in Spanish for C_TSCM52_67 certification?
      2. After being enrolled in the cloud platform immediately do I have to take the exam or can I schedule a date?
      Author's profile photo Bal Mukand
      Bal Mukand

      CER006 SAP Certification in the Cloud, what does mean of it.



      Because i am planning for on-premise, so i have a little doubt, could you please , share your input.

      Author's profile photo Ramin Shafai
      Ramin Shafai

      Wait, that video you mention in this blog says you need Adobe Flash to take the exam!

      Really?... Please tell me that has changed now.

      Should there be an update to this blog? How do we take the exam online?

      Author's profile photo Swati Surendra More
      Swati Surendra More



      I want to attempt my SAP certification exam online.


      However there are frequent power cuts during these days.


      We are concerned about unscheduled power cuts even during online examination time.


      My question is - if there is a power cut in the middle of exam, will I be allowed to resume the exam till power is restored?


      Will I be able to get another attempt to give the exam?/ How to reschedule exam?


      Please kindly let me know the solution.