• The "SAP Certified Associate - SAP HCM Payroll for SAP S/4HANA" certification exam validates that the candidate possesses basic knowledge in the area of SAP Payroll. SAP HCM Payroll knowledge about HCM on ERP 6.0 EHP7 is equivalent and adequate to pass this exam, too. This certificate proves that the candidate has the required understanding within this consultant profile of the HCM solution, and can implement this knowledge practically in projects under guidance of an experienced consultant. It is recommended as an entry-level qualification to allow consultants to get acquainted with the fundamentals of SAP HCM Payroll.

Topic Areas

Please see below the list of topics that may be covered within this certification and the courses that cover them. Its accuracy does not constitute a legitimate claim; SAP reserves the right to update the exam content (topics, items, weighting) at any time.

Payroll Basics 11% - 20%

Outline the foundational concepts associated with running payroll.

Personnel Calculation Rules 11% - 20%

Explain how personnel calculation rules are used for payroll processing.

Wage Type and Absence Valuations 11% - 20%

Describe wage type and absence valuation techniques.

Basic Payroll Elements <= 10%

Describe the payroll elements which are key for payroll processing.

  • HR110 SAP LH Content only

Time Wage Type Selection <= 10%

Describe how time wage types are selected.

Average Processing <= 10%

Describe how averages are configured.

Payroll Processes <= 10%

Describe the payroll processes. 

Payroll Factoring <= 10%

Configure payroll factoring.

General Information

Exam Preparation 

All SAP consultant certifications are available as Cloud Certifications in the Certification Hub and can be booked with product code CER006. With CER006 – SAP Certification in the Cloud, you can take up to six exams attempts of your choice in one year – from wherever and whenever it suits you! Test dates can be chosen and booked individually.

Each specific certification comes with its own set of preparation tactics. We define them as "Topic Areas" and they can be found on each exam description. You can find the number of questions, the duration of the exam, what areas you will be tested on, and recommended course work and content you can reference.

Certification exams might contain unscored items that are being tested for upcoming releases of the exam. These unscored items are randomly distributed across the certification topics and are not counted towards the final score. The total number of items of an examination as advertised in the Training Shop is never exceeded when unscored items are used.

Please be aware that the professional- level certification also requires several years of practical on-the-job experience and addresses real-life scenarios.

For more information refer to our SAP Certification FAQs.

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