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How to Get SAP Certified with SAP Learning Hub

25 years ago, SAP introduced SAP R/3 to the market. A few years later, the SAP Certification program was launched, which allows SAP experts and professionals to prove their SAP knowledge. Since the beginning, the SAP certification program was based on computer-based exams with a strong focus on practical knowledge. Today, SAP offers more than 150 certification exams from the associate to the professional level – especially for our new cloud solutions like SAP Ariba, SAP SuccessFactors, and SAP S/4HANA. More than 40,000 SAP professionals are becoming certified every year.

How to Prepare for SAP Certification with SAP Learning Hub

When SAP R/3 was introduced, you were only able to take the certification exam at SAP training locations after attending a 6 week consultant academy program.

Today, you can either attend a traditional classroom training or you can subscribe to SAP Learning Hub, SAP’s cloud-based learning platform for professionals, and study with self-paced materials and cloud-based training systems – supported by more than 100 moderated learning communities, our SAP Learning Rooms. Finally, you can even take many exams online and at home on your laptop – remotely proctored. It only requires 5 simple steps:

Step 1: Find your Learning Journey and Certification Exam

Subscribe to SAP Learning Hub to review available Learning Journeys and certifications. A Learning Journey features recommended training materials to prepare for a certification exam. Alternatively, you can display all exams here.


Figure 1: Learning Journey for SAP SuccessFactors


Step 2: Join Learning Rooms on SAP Learning Hub

SAP Learning Rooms are moderated learning communities on SAP Learning Hub. In SAP Learning Rooms, experienced trainers and moderators help you to prepare for your certification and answer your questions. In many SAP Learning Rooms additional webinars and info sessions for certification preparation are offered. Please note that most learning rooms are only available to learners with full SAP Learning Hub subscription.

Step 3: Study with Self-Paced Learning Materials and Practice

Study the recommended training materials on SAP Learning Hub to prepare for your SAP certification exam and keep track of your progress. For many topics you have the choice: You can either prepare yourself with interactive e-learning courses or read flipbooks (please note that most materials are only available to learners with full SAP Learning Hub subscription). In addition, you can practice your knowledge with cloud-based SAP Live Access training systems (option with additional costs).

Step 4: Check your Knowledge and Collaborate with Other Learners

On SAP Learning Hub, you will find many assessments, quizzes and sample questions to check your knowledge. Ensure that you use those to check your readiness for certification. Collaboration and exchange with other learners and trainers help you to deepen your understanding.

Step 5: Book Your Online Exams

Finally, you can purchase your Certification in the Cloud subscription in our SAP Training Shop. One subscription is including 6 online exam attempts in a 12-month subscription period. You can take 6 different online exams or you can take one exam up to 3 times. Note: Not all exams are yet available as certification in the cloud. Check the availability here.

Stay Current

For many certification exams, delta knowledge is delivered through SAP Learning Rooms. For SAP SuccessFactors products, delta content is even released every quarter in SAP Learning Rooms. Take the related delta assessments in SAP Learning Rooms to maintain your SAP SuccessFactors certification. Watch the video for more information


You want to become a certified consultant for SAP SuccessFactors. You subscribe to SAP Learning Hub to start with your learning journey. You join the Introduction to SAP SuccessFactors Learnig Room and study the recommended e-learning courses THR80, THR99 and THR91. You are also attending the additional webinars offered in the Learning Rooms and discuss open questions with other learners and the moderators in the forum of the SAP SuccessFactors Learning Room. Finally, you purchase your SAP Certification in the Cloud subscription and take the “SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding”. After some project experience, you can even upgrade your certificate to the professional level. You will use the rest of your contingent, while you continue on your SAP SuccessFactors learning journey, e.g. to become an expert in SAP SuccessFactors Learning. SAP Learning Rooms help you to keep your knowledge up-to-date with delta content and assessments.

Related Resources

List of available certification exams

SAP Learning Hub subscription

Certification in the Cloud subscription

How Social Learning Impacts Learning Success

How to Enable Users for SAP S/4HANA Cloud

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thank you very much for publishing the LH article.

      Please clarify me the below question relating to Quaterly upgrade Delta  exams-

      Can we get all SAP HCM Applications Cloud Delta Upgrade quarterly exams in Full professional Edition Learning Hub after subscribing to SAP Learning Hub?


      Is this Only restricted to Partner or SAP consultants to take Delta quaterly exams with Partner's / SAP S-User ID account ?

      Thank you,


      Author's profile photo David Chaviano
      David Chaviano

      Hi Sree,

      Yes you can take the delta assessments for SAP SuccessFactors in the professional edition of SAP Learning Hub. The delta assessments are available in the corresponding Learning Rooms and allow you to keep your certification current. You take the core exam in the Certification Hub.

      I hope this helps and sorry for the huge delay!




      Author's profile photo Edmund Ojei
      Edmund Ojei

      Hi Lars,

      Thank you so much for your detailed message on how to get certified.  I am interested in SAP ERP SD. Please what are the appropriate steps from SAP01 Overview through certification? And what learning room(s) should I join? Some links will be of a good help please. Particularly, rooms for hands-on-training, selfpaced. And do you recommend books from SAP Press?

      Thsnks and kind regard,



      Author's profile photo Szymon Sowiar
      Szymon Sowiar


      Hello Eddee,

      For purpose of certification towards SAP ERP (SD Area) I suggest to explore below Learning Journey:

      Learning Journey: SAP ERP Sales and Distribution for Solution Consultants

      I can see that above SAP Learning Program gives you a preparation for below SAP Certification:

      SAP Certified Application Associate - Sales and Distribution, ERP 6.0 EhP7 (C_TSCM62_67)

      Within this Learning Journey you will find many SAP Learning Methods (Learning Rooms, E-Learnings, EBooks, SAP Live Accesses, Etc)

      Thanks and best regards,

      Szymon S.

      Author's profile photo Lifeng LeeFung Wu
      Lifeng LeeFung Wu

      I used to go to a big city like Chicago for like 5 days to take one single SAP course... so with this great SAP Learning Hub, I just purchase a Hub subscription, and then take a self-paced course (with course content included in the subscription) , then add a "contingency" of a practice system for 20 hours....

      with these 3 things, it completely replaces by 5-day education journey and travel costs????

      Cost of Chicago education trip: 2,000 + 5,000 USD = 7,000 USD.... cost of the Hub course equivalent: = around $1,500.... this does not make sense to me???

      can you explain



      Author's profile photo David Chaviano
      David Chaviano

      Hi Lifeng LeeFung Wu ,

      Cost savings is one of the big advantages of digital learning!

      What does not make sense? The fact that you are not traveling and not taking up a physical space in an education center should surely mean the costs are lower.

      Yes, if you follow a learning journey on SAP Learning Hub, practice on the system via SAP Live Access and interact with our experts on SAP Learning Rooms, you can accomplish the same certifaction as you would with a classroom training.




      Author's profile photo Usama Abdurehman
      Usama Abdurehman

      Hi Lars, Thanks for the detailed information. I would like to explore ABAP Certification for SAP S/4 HANA. Which learning journey should i choose? Thanks!

      Author's profile photo Andreas Linn
      Andreas Linn

      very nice, thank you

      Author's profile photo Aishwarya Rajan
      Aishwarya Rajan


      Thank you for this blog... it’s informative..

      Am an SAP MM consultant but I have no certification.. I would like to have one for S4hana Logistics certified..


      Could you please guide or how to get started with?

      Do I need to do Associate certification or Professional Certification?



      Thanks & Regards,


      Author's profile photo Manuel Estuardo Muralles Hernandez
      Manuel Estuardo Muralles Hernandez


      Looks like with SAPs Learning Hub, the SAP Market is becoming pretty open. No more privileged consultants.

      I remember the times when SAP consultant asopirants where analizing 1000 times, if to pay a bunch of money for the courses or not...

      SAP consultancy rates will fall significantly given the fact much more people have financial access to SAP knowledge