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Tips for taking S/4HANA Certified Technology Associate Exam through SAP Certification Hub

<Updated Jun 2020>

Exam C_S4IMP_1511 – SAP Certified Technology Associate – SAP S/4HANA 1511 is my 20th SAP certification (41st overall certification exam passed) and was a different experience from all previous ones taken through certification centers. I could plan and take exam at short notice on same day.

In this blog I would like to how to book, and take the exam and the certification tests available.

STEP1 – PURCHASE SUBSCRIPTION: First check Available certification exams in the cloud. Click on View Global Certifications. At the end there is a link for Soon to expire Certifications and the dates. There is an excellent step by step blog  – Take your SAP Certification Exams in the Cloud. I subscribed to Certification Hub for USD550 which allows you to book 6 exams in a period of one year. You can take one exam max. 3 times. Add to basket item “CER006 – SAP Certification in the Cloud and checkout then wait for email (took 2hrs).

STEP2 – PREPARATION: Refer above blog, login to Certification Hub, Click on Video for Preparing for an Online Proctored Exam (SAP)Click on Link for Questionmark Secure browser and download to install it. Click on button Conduct System Test  to do system test so any issues can be resolved. I was prompted to exit snagit and also close taskbar.

STEP 3 – SCHEDULE EXAM: https://training.sap.com/shop/certification/
Log on (SAP I-number,  replaced I with 01) on TopRight Click ≡ 3 bars on TopRight and select Access purchased subscriptionsClick on Access SAP Cloud CertificationYou can click on Exam Dashboard to select and schedule the exam.

STEP 4: TAKE EXAM: https://training.sap.com/shop/certification/
Log on and on TopRight select Access purchased subscriptionsClick on Access SAP Cloud Certification. Click on Exam Appointments, select and take exam.

You can only take exam when link is available – about 15 mins before scheduled time. There is a link at the bottom to Chat with an Expert. They will inform you if its busy and you have to wait but exam may not be available after certain time has passed from scheduled time.

After exam starts the proctor watches you very closely and I heard some beeps as proctor is changed. Once I finished I clicked submit button so it displayed my score but unlike any of the previous exams, transcript vanishes after you disconnect. After 2 days I received email to download pdf file and have opened ticket for transcript.

For SAP Internal folks or some corporate laptops:
Please go to Control Panel --> Flash Player, 
Select "Global Settings"
Click "Camera and Mic" tab, 
Click "Camera and Mic settings by site" button, add:
onlineproctornow.megameeting.com
systemtest.onlineproctornow.com
meeting.onlineproctornow.com            Set those sites to "Allow"

TIPS: These are some of the tips for you to prepare well for the exam.

There are sample questions for each of the exams.

For S/4HANA Technology exam – Prepare all topics well, if you just know New Implementation or System Conversion its not good enough, you must know all 3 scenarios.

Prepare each transition scenario well in detail if for e.g. which scenario to use Data Services which scenario to use Landscape Transformation Server.

Get to know detail on each of the phases of Implementation and what are the tasks at each stage.

Detailed Knowledge about each accelerator is important.

For conversion process you have to know DMO/SUM as well as classical migration.

Knowledge of Lifecycle Management is important.

For students SAP Learning Hub, enhanced student edition covers an array of key innovation topics. From SAP S/4HANA Cloud to SAP C/4HANA and SAP Analytics Cloud, it includes everything you need to know to gain a competitive edge in the SAP ecosystem. You can set the filter and choose the courses.

With SAP Live Access, you can practice your skills and build expertise with SAP software in a live, fully supported training environment. The SAP Live Access environment is preconfigured with data to carry out hands-on exercises. With your subscription to SAP Learning Hub, enhanced student edition, you get 60 hours of SAP Live Access system time included in your 12-month subscription. You can book at https://training.sap.com/live-access

CERTIFICATIONS IN CERTIFICATION HUB:

Updated list here: https://training.sap.com/certification/validity

TECHNOLOGY:

E_S4HCON2020 – SAP Certified Technology Specialist – SAP S/4HANA Conversion and SAP System Upgrade

DEVELOPMENT:

C_S4CDK_2019 – SAP Certified Development Associate – SAP S/4HANA Cloud SDK Extensibility Developer

APPLICATION:

C_S4CFI_2005 – SAP Certified Application Associate: SAP S/4HANA Cloud – Finance Implementation

C_S4CAM_2005 – SAP Certified Application Associate: SAP S/4HANA Cloud Enterprise Asset Management Implementation

C_S4CMA_2005 – SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP S/4HANA Cloud – Manufacturing Implementation

C_S4CPR_2005 – SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP S/4HANA Cloud – Procurement Implementation

C_S4CPS_2005 – SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP S/4HANA Cloud – Professional Services Implementation

C_S4CS_2005 – SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP S/4HANA Cloud – Sales Implementation

C_S4CSC_2005 – SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP S/4HANA Cloud – Supply Chain Implementation

C_S4CWM_2005 – SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP S/4HANA Cloud – Warehouse Management Implementation

C_S4FCF_1909 – SAP Certified Application Associate – Central Finance in SAP S/4HANA

C_S4FTR_1909 – SAP Certified Application Associate Treasury with SAP S/4HANA

C_TS410_1909 – SAP Certified Application Associate – Business Process Integration with SAP S/4HANA 1909

C_TS413_1809 – SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP S/4HANA Asset Management

C_TS422_1909 – SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP S/4HANA Production Planning and Manufacturing

C_TS452_1909 – SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP S/4HANA Sourcing and Procurement

C_TS462_1909 – SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP S/4HANA Sales 1909

C_TS4C_2020 – SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP S/4HANA Cloud, essentials edition implementation with SAP Activate

C_TS4CO_1909 – SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP S/4HANA for Management Accounting Associates (SAP S/4HANA 1909)

C_TS4FI_1909 – SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP S/4HANA for Financial Accounting Associates (SAP S/4HANA 1909)

OTHER REFERENCES:

Build your Credentials with SAP S/4HANA Cloud Certifications for Lines of Business

How to Approach and Pass a SAP Certification    <=  useful blog

 

Mahesh Sardesai

Product Expert – S/4 HANA Regional Implementation Group

Platinum Consultant – SAP Canada

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks Mahesh for sharing this information. C_S4IMP_1511 can be given by Functional Consultant as well. or its only for technical consultant. How was the exam difficulty level.

      Author's profile photo Mahesh Sardesai
      Mahesh Sardesai
      Blog Post Author

      It is for technical consultant based on the questions asked I would say that deep technical knowledge is required and project experience would be helpful.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks Mahesh . How many time did you go through  S4H100  and what else did you study from,  apart of taking S4H100?

      Author's profile photo Mahesh Sardesai
      Mahesh Sardesai
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Ahmad,

      I am exclusively working on S/4HANA since Oct 2015 and have supported several projects so I am not a good example to compare. It would help if you are working on S/4HANA project and I would strongly advise going through the guides from http://help.sap.com/s4hana_op_1610

      Author's profile photo Himanshu Sewalkar
      Himanshu Sewalkar

      Mahesh, just wanted to ask if we get access to S4H100 when we subscribe for exam? 

      Author's profile photo Mahesh Sardesai
      Mahesh Sardesai
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Himanshu,

      You will have to attend SAP course S4H100 from https://training.sap.com/shop/course/s4h100-sap-s4-hana-implementation-scenarios-classroom-003-sa-en/

      - Mahesh

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Mahesh,

      I am planning to write the certification exam for

      SAP Certified Technology Associate - SAP S/4HANA 1511

      I do not have the SAP standard PDF for this course. Can you help me in procuring it

       

      Author's profile photo Mahesh Sardesai
      Mahesh Sardesai
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Srinivasa,

      The course documentation for S4H01/S4H100 are provided when taking the training.This is  copyrighted material.

      -Mahesh

      Author's profile photo Ravi Gangampalli
      Ravi Gangampalli

      Hello Mahesh,

       

      Looks like this certification is not valid in in cloud certification, I don't see that in list. Do you have any idea ?

       

      Ravi

      Author's profile photo Mahesh Sardesai
      Mahesh Sardesai
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Ravi,

      For Cloud the admin/basis part is done by the Service Center. There is a certification available through the certification hub –  C_TS4C_1608 – SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP S/4HANA Cloud Onboarding (1608).

      I did the above certification and experience in SAP Activate, knowledge of high level LOB items of all could products and their integration with S4HC, Data migration, extensibilty were required. There were some questions on Hybris Marketing Cloud, so prepare this well.  

      Depending on functional area there may be other certifications available in future.

      – Mahesh

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Mahesh - Thank You for putting this together.

      I have done cloud certification on Ariba Procure To Pay. I have 5 more attempts to give other certification exam on cloud. I am planning to give following certification:

      C_S4CP_170 SAP Certified Application Associate - S/4 HANA Cloud Procurement Implementation

      I have following question:

      1. I do not find this certification exam on cloud certification list? If this certification is not released yet then do you know when will it be released?
      2. I am also SAP MM Certified consultant. Do you think it is good idea to finish certification for S4 HANA Technology Associate before giving S4HANA Procurement certification?

      Regards,

      Ashwani Kumar

      Author's profile photo Mahesh Sardesai
      Mahesh Sardesai
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Ashwani,

      I do not see the exam on the list, its your choice on the list. S4HANA Technology Associate is a core product certification and definitely an asset.

      Author's profile photo Saraiah Thotla
      Saraiah Thotla

      Hi Mahesh,

       

      Thank you for detailed explanation,  but currently I won't find this certification (C_S4IMP_1511 – SAP Certified Technology Associate – SAP S/4HANA 1511) and also there is no certification for Basis related to S/4HANA.  Please let us know if you find anything.

       

      https://training.sap.com/shop/certification/validity

       

      Regards

      Saraiah Thotla

       

       

      Author's profile photo Mahesh Sardesai
      Mahesh Sardesai
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Saraiah,

      The certification C_S4IMP_1511 is a cloud certification and the exam is not conducted from Prometric Center but from remote using proctor.

      You need to access it through certification hub mentioned in the blog.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      HI Mahesh

      i would like to know which certification can be considered as  an  introduction or overall  for S4hana

      and what is the prerequisites for the both certification  C_S4IMP_1511 and C_S4IMP_1610

      thanks

      Author's profile photo Mahesh Sardesai
      Mahesh Sardesai
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Osama,

       

      C_S4IMP_1610 is the overall certification for S/4HANA implementation which validates that the candidate possesses the fundamental and core knowledge required in the area of SAP S/4HANA implementation

      Author's profile photo Atul Khavenekar
      Atul Khavenekar

       

      Hi Mahesh,

      Do you any idea functional S4 HANA certification is available ..? if yes can you please provide details of S4 HANA 1610 functional certification

       

      thanks you so much

      Amit

      Author's profile photo Mahesh Sardesai
      Mahesh Sardesai
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Atul,

      Functional Cloud Certification details are available, please refer blog

      https://blogs.sap.com/2017/08/24/build-your-credentials-with-sap-s4hana-cloud-certifications-for-lines-of-business/

      Author's profile photo Sasank Neeli
      Sasank Neeli

      Hi Mahesh,

       

      I am a SAP HANA Admin consultant (Certified) and I am currently handling the responsibilities related to BASIS And HANA. I am interested in S/4Hana Certification, please guide me if C_S4IMP_1610 – SAP Certified Technology Associate – SAP S/4HANA 1610) would help me or is there something else that you would suggest given my current scenario.

      Thanks and regards,

      Nees

      Author's profile photo Mahesh Sardesai
      Mahesh Sardesai
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Sasank,

      C_S4IMP_1610 is for implementation scenarios and validates knowledge around fundamental and core knowedge required in S/4HANA implementation.

      In the Basis/HANA area there is also HANA database certifications at various levels, one of them is C_HANATEC_xx and other is C_HANAINST_xx

       

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

       

      Hi Mahesh,

       

      I am a functional consultant with 10 Years in SAP SD and wanted to get certified in HANA. I am confused between C_TS460_1610 – SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP S/4HANA Sales (1610) and C_S4CS_1705 - SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP S/4HANA Cloud - Sales Implementation (1705)

       

      Please advice which one I should give.

      Author's profile photo Mahesh Sardesai
      Mahesh Sardesai
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Heemanshu,

       

      C_TS460_1610 is a S/4HANA 1610 on-prem exam for 1610 release and C_S4CS_1705 is a S/4HANA Cloud exam for Sales implementation.

      Each of them need relevant implementation experience with appropriate activate methodology on the version of S/4HANA.

      Author's profile photo Asad S Zafer
      Asad S Zafer

      Hi Mahesh,

      Is it a requirement to be S/4 Hana Certified to do a S/4 Hana migration? What exam would you recommend for Basis activities on S/4 Hana?

      Please advice.

      Thanks,

      Asad

       

      Author's profile photo Mahesh Sardesai
      Mahesh Sardesai
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Asad,

      There is no requirement to be certified to do S/4HANA Migration. The recommended one for Basis is E_S4HCON_75 - SAP Certified Technology Specialist - SAP S/4HANA Conversion and SAP System Upgrade

       

      Author's profile photo Akta verma
      Akta verma

      Hi Mahesh

      I'm PM(Plant Maintenance) Consultant. Require your advise  C_S4IMP_1610 - SAP Certified Associate - SAP S/4HANA Implementation Scenarios for Architects would help me or is there something else that you would suggest given my current scenario.

      Please advise

       

      Author's profile photo Mahesh Sardesai
      Mahesh Sardesai
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Alok,

      Sorry for delayed response. I couldn't find plant maintenance certification. Yes C_S4IMP_1610 will definitely be helpful.

       

       

      Author's profile photo RANDHIR MISHRA
      RANDHIR MISHRA

      Hi Mahesh,

       

      Thanks for the write up and answering questions.

      I intend to take the exam for S4 HANA- SALE-C_TS460-1709. I have 10 years for work experience in SAP SD and I am certified in SAP SD as well.

      I too have a question.

      How do we prepare for the exam? Can you share link in the learning hub? Also can we get mock test questions at the learning hub?

      Thanks in advance,

      Randhir

      Author's profile photo Mahesh Sardesai
      Mahesh Sardesai
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Randhir,

      The details of the certification C_TS460_1709 are here

      The courses are mentioned under each heading like Simplifications , S/4HANA Essentials etc.

      The 80 sample questions are provided in the link

      Its good that you have SD experience and keep in mind that questions will be based on S/4HC Cloud scenarios.

      Author's profile photo Pablo Marichal
      Pablo Marichal

      Hi Mahesh Sardesai

      Thanks always for your good posts and your helpful answers.

      I've thinking to take the certification for S/4HANA 1909, what specifically exam do you recommend me?

      I've accomplish (guided by your blog and studying by myself) various implementations on S/4HANA, System migrations, etc  and work closely in the Basis area, with an ABAP background too.

      Thanks again and have a great day.

       

       

       

      Author's profile photo Mahesh Sardesai
      Mahesh Sardesai
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Pablo,

      You can decide between following for Technical folks.

      C_FIORADM_21 - SAP Certified Technology Associate - SAP Fiori System Administration
      E_S4HCON2020 - SAP Certified Technology Specialist - SAP S/4HANA Conversion and SAP System Upgrade
      C_HANATEC_16 - SAP Certified Technology Associate - SAP HANA 2.0 SPS04
      C_ACTIVATE12 - SAP Certified Associate - SAP Activate Project Manager

      You may like to send a question to education.northamerica@sap.com

      • Mahesh
      Author's profile photo Pablo Marichal
      Pablo Marichal

      Thanks very much for your response Mahesh. It's very helpful and a good start to develop a professional study roadmap.

      Kind regards.

       

       

       

      Author's profile photo Mahesh Sardesai
      Mahesh Sardesai
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Pablo,

      Thank you