If you are an SAP Business One partner thinking about certification this year, be aware of the following changes coming soon:
- The release 9.2 Application Associate (C_TB1200_92) certification will be withdrawn at the end of June 2019. Validity for sell authorization becomes at risk starting July 2020.
- The Development Associate exam (C_TB1300_90) will be withdrawn at the end of June 2019. This certification is over 5 years old and SAP Business One training development is creating new, self-study training materials in this area. These materials will include the latest integration capabilities and APIs and will be published to the Learning Hub in June.
- The release 9.3 Application Associate (C_TB1200_93) certification is the most current, valid certification for sell authorization.
These changes are in line with SAP’s overall strategy to protect the value of certifications. Certifications are replaced on a periodic basic to ensure that partner expertise is up-to-date with latest releases.
How will these changes affect you?
SAP strongly recommends that solution consultants get certified on the release 9.3 (C_TB1200_93) exam. This exam is offered in German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Chinese. In addition, study materials for this exam can be accessed from the Learning Hub.
If you are planning to take the exam on Pearson Vue, you must purchase your voucher by end of April 2019, and you will be able to take the exam on Pearson Vue through the end of 2019. Later this year you will be able to access the 9.3 exam on SAP’s Certification Hub, allowing you to take the exam from the convenience of your own laptop.
Another Way to Earn Value Points
Get even more value points with the SAP Recognized Expertise program!
This program is open to all SAP Business One partners, who must apply to SAP for inclusion in the program. The program accepts a partner based on various criteria including a minimum of 3 certified consultants. Once accepted, you can download the SAP Recognized Expertise logo for use in your marketing. See PartnerEdge for more information.
Another advantage of the program is that prospects and customers can easily locate you using the SAP Partner Finder tool on sap.com. This tool allows you to search by SAP Recognized Expertise as well as other criteria.