• The "SAP Certified Associate – SAP HCM for SAP ECC or SAP S/4HANA" certification confirms that you have the essential skills in SAP Human Capital Management and demonstrates your understanding of the HCM solution as a consultant, whether using SAP ECC or SAP S/4HANA. With this certification, you can practically apply these skills in projects under the guidance of an experienced consultant. It is a recommended entry-level qualification for consultants to familiarize themselves with the fundamentals of SAP HCM. Note: You can prepare for this certification through the SAP HCM curriculum. The courses in this curriculum are valid for both SAP HCM for SAP ECC and SAP S/4HANA. NOTE: SAP S/4HANA is not explicitly mentioned in the individual course titles.

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 21% - 30%

Describe the Payroll business processes and how schemas are used

Configuration of Master Data 11% - 20%

Describe configuration using General Structures

Organizational Management 11% - 20%

Perform work activities around Organizational Management

SAP HCM Process Overview 11% - 20%

Describe the business processes associated with HCM and their integration with other SAP applications

HCM Reporting 11% - 20%

Outline some of the standard HR reports and how they are used

Configuration of Time Recording 11% - 20%

Configure the elements of Time Recording

SAP HCM in S/4HANA <= 10%

Explain concepts of HCM in S/4HANA

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.

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