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SAP Expert Role Guide to Microsoft Azure Skills and Certification

I posted about the SAP Customer Center of Excellence for Azure. In the article, I described about the  importance of having a joint blended capability model and also pathway for typical SAP expert role to training skills and certification for Azure.

Here is the easy reference, instead of the longer article read.

For easy links to various Microsoft Azure Role-Based Training and Certification, here it is for SAP Expert Roles being mapped.

Overview of Microsoft Azure Training and Certification Pathways

Figure 1: Overview of Microsoft Azure Training and Certification Pathways

 

Capability Area for Unified SAP CCoEA Proposed Unified SAP CCoEA Role Azure Role Mapping for Certification/Training

Cloud Strategy

 

Unified SAP CCoEA Leader

 

Azure Fundamentals

 

SAP Enterprise Architect

 

Azure Fundamentals (Architects with Business Focus)

Azure Solution Architect (Architects with Prior Technical Background)

Business, Application, Data Development, Technical Architecture

 

Solution Architects/Functional Consultant

o   SAP Modules – Finance, SD/MM, MDG, PP/PM

 

Azure Fundamentals (Architects with Business Focus)

Azure Solution Architect (Architects with Prior Technical Background)

 

 

SAP Data Architect/Consultants (traditionally skilled in Business Warehouse and BI/BO)

 

Azure Data Scientist

Azure Data Engineer

Azure AI Engineer

Azure Power Platform Fundamentals

 

 

SAP Technical Architect

 

Azure Solution Architect

Azure for SAP Workloads Specialty *

 

SAP Development Architect/Analyst (traditionally skilled in ABAP)

 

Azure Developer Associate

Azure AI Engineer

SAP Security Architect/Analyst Azure Security Engineer

Hybrid SAP and Azure Operations

 

SAP ABAP Developer

Azure Developer Associate

Azure DevOps Expert

 

SAP NetWeaver/Basis/HANA Database Consultant/Administrator

 

 

 

Azure Administrator

Azure for SAP Workloads Specialty *

 

SAP Security Administrator

 

Azure Security Engineer

Testing, Change and Release Administrators

 

Azure DevOps Associate

 

SAP Support Desk Operations

 

Azure Fundamentals

 

Transition and Transformation

 

SAP Program/Project Managers

SAP Project Coordinators

Communication Managers

Azure Fundamentals

 

*still in beta (December 2019)

For certification based on these roles, you can go to Microsoft Certifications to have an overview on the exams overview, guidelines and how to register.

In particular, for someone with Basis and HANA database background, the Azure for SAP Workload Specialty will be ideal to gain knowledge and skills. For those who would like prepare for this exam, please read this article Exam Study Resources for AZ-120 Planning and Administering Microsoft Azure for SAP Workloads.

For example, I would classify myself under SAP Technical Architect, and have taken the pathway of Azure Solution Architect and Azure for SAP Workloads Specialty this year. As part of my learning and growth, I am now preparing for Azure Security Engineer and Azure AI Engineer.

Take this as a initial guide to entry and not prescriptive for SAP experts for Azure. Ultimately, it depends on your professional interests and development pathways. This is by no means prescriptive, so happy learning, growing and keep up the tech intensity! Please let me know any questions and I will address them.

Certification resources

Training and certification guide

Exam Replay

Certification poster

Support for certifications

Certification dashboard

Happy learning, growing and keep up the tech intensity. This is by no means a prescriptive guide, but serves as initial development plan. Please let me know any questions and I will address them.

Other Relevant Articles on SAP Technical Community

SAP Customer Center of Excellence for Azure

SAP Customer Center of Excellence for Azure: Govern, Design, Innovate & Build

Microsoft Cloud Operating Model & SAP on Azure Migration Scenarios

SAP IT Service Operations Management on Azure

SAP Security Operations on Azure

Exam Study Resources for AZ-120 Planning and Administering Microsoft Azure for SAP Workloads.

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