• The "SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP HCM with ERP 6.0 EHP7" certification exam verifies that the candidate possesses basic knowledge in the area of SAP Human Capital Management. 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.


  • To ensure success, SAP recommends combining education courses and hands-on experience to prepare for your certification exam as questions will test your ability to apply the knowledge you have gained in training.
  • You are not allowed to use any reference materials during the certification test (no access to online documentation or to any SAP system).
  • Some language versions may not be available at Pearson VUE. Please check the available language versions here.

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.

Organizational Management Configuration > 12%

Configure the master data elements required for Organizational Management

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  • THR12

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Personnel Administration Configuration > 12%

Identify and configure the data elements used for Personnel Administration

Time and Attendance Management Configuration > 12%

Identify and configure the data elements used for Time and Attendance Management 

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  • THR10

SAP HCM Business Processes 8% - 12%

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

Personnel Administration 8% - 12%

Describe the types of personnel information which can be maintained

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  • THR10

Time and Attendance Management 8% - 12%

Explain the business processes for Time and Attendance Management and CATS.

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  • THR10

Organization Management 8% - 12%

Perform work activities around Organizational Management.

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  • THR12

Reporting and Analytics < 8%

Describe how to create infosets and build queries to support business decisions in HR

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  • THR12

Payroll Business Processes < 8%

Describe standard business processes in Payroll.

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  • THR12

General Information

Exam Preparation

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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Safeguarding the Value of Certification

SAP Education has worked hard together with the Certification & Enablement Influence Council to enhance the value of certification and improve the exams. An increasing number of customers and partners are now looking towards certification as a reliable benchmark to safeguard their investments. Unfortunately, the increased demand for certification has brought with it a growing number of people who to try and attain SAP certification through unfair means. This ongoing issue has prompted SAP Education to place a new focus on test security. Please take a look at our post to understand what you can do to help to protect the credibility of your certification status.

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