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

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 centres. I could plan and take exam at short notice on same day.

STEP1 – PURCHASE SUBSCRIPTION: First check Available certification exams in the cloud. Here is excellent step by step blog – Take y.our SAP Certification Exams in the Cloud I had to Subscribe to Certification Hub, add to basket item “CER006SAP Certification in the Cloud” for USD550 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.


Log on (I number with I replaced by 0) on TopRight and select My Training. Click on Go to SAP Certification Hub. You can click on Exam Dashboard to select and schedule the exam.


Log on (I number with I replaced by 0) on TopRight and select My Training. Click on Go to SAP Certification Hub. Click on Exam Appointments, select and take exam.. I logged in 10 mins before scheduled time, was prompted to select from list of old S-000 number I used before. Proctor wasn’t available until another half hour. After exam starts the proctor watches you very closely and I heard some beeps as proctor changes. 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.

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TIPS: Here are the tips for you to prepare well for the 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.

Knowledge of each option of Guided Configuration task would be an advantage.

Implementation of Central Finance should be explored in detail for planning as well as execution.

Knowing details about each accelerator is important like “Information Stewart”.

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

Knowledge of Lifecycle Management is important.

C_TS4C_1608: SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP S/4HANA Cloud Onboarding

C_S4CFI_1705: SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP S/4HANA Cloud – Finance Implementation. 

C_S4CS_1705: SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP S/4HANA Cloud – Sales Implementation.

C_S4CPR_1705: SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP S/4HANA Cloud – Procurement Implementation

C_S4CMA_1705: SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP S/4HANA Cloud – Manufacturing Implementation

C_S4CPS_1705: SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP S/4HANA Cloud – Professional Services Implementation

Please Refer blog for Other Cloud Certifications Build your Credentials with SAP S/4HANA Cloud Certifications for Lines of Business

Go through the Sample Questions

Also a very useful blog How to Approach and Pass a SAP Certification


Mahesh Sardesai

Product Expert – S/4 HANA Regional Implementation Group

Platinum Consultant – SAP Canada

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  • 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.

    • 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.

    • Hi Himanshu,

      You will have to attend SAP course S4H100 from

      – Mahesh

  • 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


    • Hi Srinivasa,

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


    • 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

  • 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?


    Ashwani Kumar

    • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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


    • 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


    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


  • 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,


    • 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



    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.

    • 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.

  • 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.




    • 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


  • 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


  • 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,


    • 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.