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Validity period of SAP Certification ..?

Former Member
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Hi people,

I am certified in ABAP( SAP ceritifed associate development consultant in netweaver 7.02) . I cracked the certification exam in July 2012. Till when is my certification valid ? Is is restricted to release level ?

Thanks.

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former_member182098
Active Contributor
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Dear Tabrez,

There is no validity for SAP Certification. It is valid throughout your life.

However, you are encouraged to appear the latest certifications, if you are intended to test your up to date knowledge.

Best Regards,

Ravi

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former_member602315
Discoverer
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Hi,

there is no validity for SAP certification .it will be valid life long.

Venkat_Sesha
Employee
Employee
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There is Validity kind of thing. It is valid for you lifetime.

Only thing is that U appeared for Associate Certification. You will get a SAP Certified Associate Logo Badge from the SAP Educational Partner where u completed ur certification.

Further if you want to do a certification on Professional/Master u will get a different Badge..

All the Certifications are Valid for Lifetime.

former_member182297
Participant
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Hi Bhargav,

What is the difference between Associate & Professional/Masters? I think earlier it was not there before 2011,when did this system started by SAP?

Is it like Cisco's CCNA -> CCNP ->CCIE levels?

With Regards

Venkat_Sesha
Employee
Employee

There are different levels of Certifications

1. Associate - This is the basic knowledge that is required for anyone to work on specific module. This is enough for anyone as it gives most of the knowledge on the module.

2. Professional - This is kind of more advanced, with practical examples, scenarios and business processes. I managed to get only one professional certification which is ABAP.

For CRM EhP1 and EhP2, I just have Associate certifications, I believe which is more than enough to prove your knowledge on that domain.

3. Master - This is kind of super mentor level. like Architects and Solution/Enterprise Architect levels. In my whole 9 years of professional life, I only met one guy who is having this cert. and he is the Solution architect for SAP Banking Services now.

hope this information helps you

former_member182098
Active Contributor
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Hello Pradip,

Please refer this.

https://training.sap.com/shop/training-options/certification

There is no Master Level Certification at the moment. May be planned for future.

Hope this helps.

Venkat_Sesha
Employee
Employee
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Isnt it Master replaced by Specialist ?

Venkat_Sesha
Employee
Employee
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There is Master level previously which is now called Specialist.(that is SME Level)

former_member182297
Participant
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Hi

Thanks but what is the cost for these exams? And are they all lifetime valid?

Regards

Venkat_Sesha
Employee
Employee
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Yes, they all life time valid.

Cost of the certifications can be found in the Training link that Ravi Shankar Venna mentioned in his post.

former_member182098
Active Contributor
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Do you have a reference where this is mentioned. As far as I know, I never heard any such level.

former_member182098
Active Contributor
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The cost depends on your country. They are different for each country.

You could find from the above link.

If you are in India, they would be roughly 40K for Associate and 50K for Profiessional Certification.

They are valid for life time.

Once you pass the exam, you will be given with S ID,

with that you can visit SAP Serivice Market all the time.

Venkat_Sesha
Employee
Employee
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Hi Ravi

Please visit the Education Partner, I got this information from 2009 from Siemens Institute of Information Systems. and you can check the SAP Training like which you mentioned. it shows you Associate Level, Professional Level and then SME level certifications.

former_member182098
Active Contributor
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Thanks you.

SME is nothing but their master level certification. It was never live.

So far SAP has only introduced two Certifications, Associate and Professional.

Venkat_Sesha
Employee
Employee
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No Ravi Sankar, I booked for E_HANAAW142 recently  to take in on 17th July which is SME certification.

former_member182297
Participant
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Ohh I heard that SAP exam cost Rs 30000 ,has it increased to Rs 40,000 in recent years?

former_member182098
Active Contributor
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They are estimated figure, not exact figure. You may need to contact SAP Education to get the latest fee.

Following blog might be useful to you.

Former Member
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Hi,

I would like to know about the validity period of examination. Its been 1 year since i did  sap e lerning training from a sap partner institute. Is there any expiry date for authorized training.

former_member182098
Active Contributor
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There is no validity date. The certificates are valid for life time. However, the examinations are tend to get expired, may be if you are interested you can attend latest / delta examinations.

Former Member
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Hi Ravi,

I got a message from SAP Credential Manager which says,

Your Account has been changed for the following Certificate: 

  

C_TAW12_70 Development Associate - ABAP with SAP NetWeaver 7.0


  • Candidate Name: Vinod Kumar.T
  •     Retired
  •     You are Certified since: 10/26/2012
  •     Status change Date:  07/20/2015
  • Expiration Date:07/20/2015
  • UserID:  sxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


What does this mean ? Is there a validity date for the certification ?


Regards,

Vinod

paul_bakker2
Active Contributor
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So much for lifetime certification! So it seems they want you to re-certify, after less than 3 years?

cheers

Paul

Former Member
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And the intimation mail comes on the date of expiry.  Really shocking !!!

Regards,

Vinod

former_member182098
Active Contributor
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Hi Vinod,

You are Certified on certain version of SAP. Nobody can deny that fact. Moreover, there is no expiry date mentioned on the Certificate as such.

You have received your S ID and its password, which can be used for life time. I am still using the same S ID, which I have received 13 years back. That exam was retired already long time back.

Personally, I would not much bother about the SAP Credential Manager. It is only a database to maintain the details. Unfortunately, most of these software trigger workflows based on the rules set, it looks in your case they set in the very last minute.

If you still have questions, please raise the question with SAP Education, who deals with SAP Credential Manager.

Kind Regards,

Ravi

Former Member
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Thanks Ravi,

Regards,

Vinod

JL23
Active Contributor
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On website SAP-Zertifizierungen | Schulung und Weiterbildung | SAP | SAP is a FAQ

where you can find this info.

They could have said just yes from my point of view, but this would probably scare some potential candidates

former_member182098
Active Contributor
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My understanding is the Certification gets expired after a certain period and might not be available to appear for the candidates. To this extent the Candidates are notified with emails.

Only candidate will come to know when his Certification is expiring. How will the Third Parties will come to know this expiration?

But, does this mean the Certification already issued by SAP is redundant in any way and S ID issued by SAP for that Certification stop working?

Former Member
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Hi,

Agree with the content shared by

But that seems to be an ambiguous statement, which does not mention whether the individual certificates(S-ID) are expired or the Certification exam (eg C_TAW70_12) is expired.

Fortunately, till now I am able to login to service market place and Credential manager using the S-ID provided by SAP (and hope it will be continued to be so ).


Regards,

Vinod

JL23
Active Contributor
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nobody can take your experience away, nobody can deny that you did a certification, but you accepted to go into a competition and you have to prepared to be asked why you did not renew your certification.

If a selection process is based on certifications which are valid today then you are probably not selected if your certification expired.

Global payers work that way, e.g. procurement only from ISO 9001 certified vendors.

former_member182098
Active Contributor
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Hi Vinod,

I am sure you continue to use your S ID.

My certification is expired years, still I continued to use the same S ID for years.

Hope SAP will not give any troubles in this area.

Best Regards,

Ravi

Former Member
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Hi bhargav

If I want to register for certification, I must register for training courses or not? I mean is there any direct way for registering for sap certification?

Thank you

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Direct Registration - SAP Training and Certification Shop