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Here is a condensed description of SAP technical certification exams. Included are tips on scheduling and taking exams, links to blogs and training offerings, and comparison of curriculums.

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Set screen SAP Certification Exams by Role (Focus Areas)

    This restructures the SAP's Course Code Index into a easier-to-use matrix.

    Solution Consultants architect the system, selecting the protocols and services running on servers with adequate capacity.

    Technical Consultants administer servers and databases. The BASIS Administrator is an SAP professional who is responsible for configuring the SAP environment, including the GUI screens and the SAP application servers.

    Development Consultants code (implement) software.

    In 2008 SAP added a "Certified Master"tier atop its three tiered certification program the Associate and Professional levels. It involve more than a sit-down test.

    Operations personnel (Solution Managers) use SAP Solution Manager.


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    Technology Level 7.0 (2004s) 6.40 (2004) 6.20 (2003) Courses
    Netweaver Associate (Intermediate) C_TEP10_04s
    3 hr. 40 ques.
    - C_TADM12_03
    2 hour 80 ques.
    2.5 day SAPTEC (Fundamentals of SAP Web AS)
    2.5 day ADM100 & 1.5 day ADM102 (SAP Web AS Administration I&II)
    TADMD5: 4 day ADM200 (SAP Web AS Java Administration)
    TADM10 (SAP Web AS Implementation & Operation I); TADM12 (SAP Web AS Implementation & Operation II);
    3.5 day ADM325 (Software Logistics)
    3 day ADM315 (Workload Analysis)
    Professional P_ADM_SYS_70
    3 hr. 90 ques.
    Oracle 9.20another page on this site Associate C_TADM51_70
    3 hr. 90 ques.
    3 hours 120 ques.
    1 hour 40 ques.
    TADM51: (SAP Web AS DB Operation (Oracle))
    ADM505 & ADM506 (Database Administration Oracle I&II)
    SAP Max DB 7.3 Associate C_TADM50_70
    3 hr. 90 ques.
    Avail. Mar. 31, 2008
    3 hr. 120 ques.
    45 min. 30 ques.
    ADM515 (Database Administration SAP DB)
    MS-SQL Server 2000 Associate C_TADM53_70
    3 hr. 90 ques.
    Avail. Mar. 31, 2008
    3 hours 120 ques.
    1 hour 40 ques.
    TADM53: (SAP Web AS DB Operation (MS SQL Server))
    IBM DB2 UDB Associate C_TADM56_70
    3 hr. 90 ques.
    Avail. Mar. 31, 2008
    3 hours 120 ques.
    1 hour 40 ques.
    TADM56: (SAP Web AS DB Operation (DB2 UDB))
    OS/DB Migration Advanced - C_TADM70_04
    1 hour 40 ques.
    1 hour 40 ques.
    REQUIRED: TADM70 (SAP System: Operating System and Database Migration), 3 days TJA700 - SAP J2EE Essentials for Migration
    Security Professional P_ADM_SEC_70
    3 hours 90 ques.
    3 hours 80 ques.
    - ADM940 (SAP R/3 Authorization Concept),
    ADM950 (Secure SAP system Management),
    ADM960 (Security in SAP System Environments)

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    SAP Class SOA100: SAP Enterprise SOA - Fundamentals

    Technology Level 7.0 (2004s) 6.40 (2004) Courses

    ABAPanother page on this site

    Associate C_TAW12_70
    3 hr 90 q.
    Avail. Feb 28, 2008
    3 hours 80 ques.
    TAW10 (ABAP Workbench Fundamentals);
    TAW12 (ABAP Workbench Concepts)
    NET310: Fundamentals of ABAP Web Dynpro
    WDABAP (ABAP Web Dynpro)
    Professional P_ABAP_GUI70
    3 hr 90 q.
    Avail. Feb 28, 2008
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    SCBCD (Sun Certified Component Developer)
    Associate C_JA320_70
    3 hours 90 ques.
    3 hours 80 ques.
    JA100 (SAP J2SE Fundamentals);
    JA300 (SAP J2EE Start-Up);
    JA310 (Java Web Dynpro Basics I);
    JA311 (Java Web Dynpro Basics II);
    JA320 (SAP Java Persistence Framework)
    JA340 (SAP NetWeaver Development Infrastructure);
    JA331 (SAP Java Open Integration Technologies);
    Professional P_JAVA_DEV70
    3 hr. 90 q.
    Avail. Feb. 15, 2008
    SAP Portalanother page on this site Development C_TEP12_04s
    3 hours 80 ques.
    - EP10 (SAP Enterprise Portal Implementation and Operation) & EP10AO (Add-On);
    TEPD20 (SAP Enterprise Portal Development I&II)
    EP150 (SAP Enterprise Portal and KMC Development I&II)
    Technology Consultant C_TEP10_04s
    3 hours 120 ques.
    3 hours 120 ques.
    ADM225 (SAP Software Logistics for Java)
    SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio 2.0/7.0;
    SAP J2EE Migration Kit
    J2EE Migration Expert C_J2EEMIG_04
    1 hour 40 ques.
    - -
    SAP Mobile Infrastructure - MI 7.0 SP09
    1 hour 40 ques.
    MI 2.5

    1 hour 40 ques.
    TMOB20 (Mobile Infrastructure Administration),
    TMOB40 (Mobile Infrastructure: Development)
    Exchange Infrastructure (XI) &Integration Development XI 7.0

    3 hours 80 ques.
    XI 3.0

    3 hours 80 ques.
    Technology C_TBIT51_70
    3 hours 80 ques.
    - -

    Business One

    2007 2005

    3 hours 80 ques.
    2004 -

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    In 2008, when SAP added a "Professional" level, it upped exam costs to $750 USD from $500 USD, which is still the price for "Associate" exams (regardless of the exam length).

    SAP exams are conducted at a handful of offices

    SAP's Exam Schedule page is not tied into their registration system. You must call for reservations 5 days ahead at 888-777-1727, x1.

    Refunds are given if you cancel your reservation 11 days before the exam date.


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    This comparison of Technical Consultant exam content contrasts the topic approach vs. the learning objectives of IBM DB2.

    Oracleanother page on this site, SAP DB, and MS SQL DB2
    1. Architecture of the DB (+++)
    1. Users in the DB
    2. Connecting to the [Oracle] DB
    3. Strarting and Stopping the DB
    4. Database Administration Tools
    5. Processes in the DB
    6. Logging mechanism
    7. Configuring the database
    8. Administration of [Oracle Instances]
    1. Database Architecture in the R/3 Environment
    1. Be familiar with and understand the R/3 System interfaces to DB2 on UNIX and Windows NT
    2. Be familiar with DB2 instances
    3. Be familiar with database processes and files
    4. Understand logging using DB2s soft checkpoints
    5. Understand tablespaces and DB2 types of containers (SMS, DMS)
    6. Understand how to configure DB2 databases and DB2 database managers
    7. Be familiar with the R/3 naming conventions for database files
    8. Be familiar with database startup and shutdown procedures
    9. Be familiar with R/3 and database users and implicit and explicit user authorizations on DB2
    10. level
    11. Be familiar with networked database environments and server communication setup
    12. 2. Database Maintenance and Administration

    13. Be familiar with R/3 System database administration tasks
    14. Understand the database diagnostic log
    15. Perform administrative tasks using the DB2 CLP and DB2 Control Center
    16. Perform database backups and tablespace backups
    17. Be familiar with updating DB2 database statistics
    18. Restore a database so it may be used to install another R/3 System
    19. Understand R/3 System security aspects
    2. Backup, Restore, and Recovery of the DB (++)
    1. Backup Strategy
    2. Backup Tools and Tape Management
    3. Performing Backups
    4. Restore and Recovery
    5. Advanced Backup Techniques
    3. Database Backup Strategy
    1. Be familiar with DB2 database bac kup tools and their process architecture
    2. Be familiar with database and tablespace backups including the recovery implications
    3. Use CCMS for backup scheduling and monitoring
    4. Understand the database objects which are backed up by DB2
    5. Be able to tune DB2 backups for optimal performance
    6. Be able to verify a backup image for consistency
    3. [Oracle only] Monitors and Tools
    1. Introduction to Oracle Data Management
    2. Database System Check
    3. CCMS Alert Monitor
    4. Database Restore and Recovery
    1. Understand and be familiar with database recovery types, mechanisms, phases, and consequences
    2. Run a restore of database backups
    3. Recover a database
    4. Perform database structure changes with a redirected restore
    4. [Oracle only] Storage Management (+++)
    1. Tablespace Administration
    2. Housekeeping and Troubleshooting
    3. Reorganization
    5. Storage Management Administration
    1. Be familiar with disk space requirements
    2. Be familiar with tablespace and container administration
    3. Schedule and understand database storage monitoring
    4. Be able to extend tablespaces and understand the implications of storage rebalancing
    5. Analyze, plan, and schedule table reorganization
    6. Understand database limits in storage management
    7. Be able to set up databases running on multiple page sizes
  • [SAP DB] Additional Administrative Activities (+)
    1. Consistency Check
    2. Creating a database instance
    3. Patching the DB
    4. [SAP DB] Troubleshooting and Performance Tuning (++)
    1. Updating table statistics
    2. Using ST04 and DB50
    3. Interpreting log files
    4. Using DB trace functions
    5. [Oracle only] SQL Cache Analysis (+)
    1. Analyzing SQL Statements
    2. Update Statistics
    3. Identify Coding
    6. Recognizing and resolving problem situations
    1. Be familiar with the location, contents, and analysis of DB2 diagnostic log files
    2. Identify and respond to a log full or database full condition without loss of data
    3. Handle table space overflows
    4. Handle disk crashes
    5. Handle R/3 DB2 password management and error situations
    6. Resolve situations where DB2 cannot offload the online files
    7. Restore the database after the loss of a tablespace
    8. Restore the database using a offline backup
    9. Restore the database using a online backup
    10. Be able to retrieve the DB2 database and fixpack level

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Set screen Intermediate vs. Certification Curriculum

    SAP's Technical Consultant certification requires two exams: an intermediate exam which does not grant a certificate and a final exam which grants a certificate upon passage.

    Intermediate Final
    1. Fundamentals of the Application Platform (++)
    1. Understanding SAP's solution offering
    2. Describing the concept of SAP NetWeaver
    3. Explaining the significance of the SAP Web Application Server
    4. Being able to navigate an SAP system
    5. Learning the architecture of the SAP Web AS
    6. Gaining knowledge about the basic tools for development in SAP systems
    7. Communication and Integration Interfaces
    1. SAP Web AS Fundamentals (++)
    1. SAP Solution Offering
    2. Navigation
    3. SAP System Architecture
    4. Enterprise Services Architecture
    5. SAP NetWeaver, Overview
    2. SAP Web AS Administration I (+++)
    1. Fundamentals (Logon process, Logon groups, SM21)
    2. Starting and Stopping an SAP system
    3. System configuration using system profiles and operation modes
    4. Configuring SAP Library
    5. Scheduling of regular database backups using DB13
    6. Archiving SAP data
    7. Introduction to Software Logistic in SAP systems
    8. Applying Support Packages
    9. Configuring Background tasks
    10. Setting up printers of types C, L, S, U and F, planning a spool environment
    11. Introduction to user management
    12. Configuring Remote Connections
    13. System monitoring using RZ20
    14. SAP Solution Manager
    15. Introduction to structured Error Analysis
    16. Introduction to System Security
    2. SAP Web AS Administration I (+++)
    1. Starting and Stopping SAP systems
    2. Configuring SAP Web AS ABAP
    3. Configuring SAP Help (Documentation)
    4. Archiving SAP Data
    5. User Management in SAP Web AS ABAP
    6. Configuring Remote Connections
    7. Patching SAP Web AS ABAP
    8. Scheduling Background Jobs
    9. Setting up Printers of types C, L, S, U and F, planning a spool environment
    10. Monitoring SAP Systems
    11. Introduction to Structured Error Analysis
    12. Introduction to System Security
    3. SAP Web AS Administration II (++)
    1. Techniques for internet connectivity: ICM, SAP ITS, SAP J2EE Engine, SAP Web Dispatcher
    2. Gloablization: different languages in one SAP system, Unicode, time zones
    3. External communication: SAPconnect, SMTP, SAPphone
    4. Extended computer aided test tool (eCATT)
    5. Advanced topics on user administration: CUA and directory server integration with LDAP
    3. SAP Web AS Administration II (++)
    1. Technology Components for Browser-based User Interfaces
    2. Configuring Central User Administration
    3. Using LDAP to integrate Directory Servers with SAP Systems
      4. SAP Web AS Java Administration (+++)
    1. Java Basics (non-programming topics)
    2. Starting and Stopping SAP Web AS Java
    3. Configuring SAP Web AS Java
    4. User Management in SAP Web AS Java
    5. Patching SAP Web AS Java
    6. Software Logistics for SAP Web AS Java
    7. Monitoring SAP Web AS Java
    5. SAP R/3 Enterprise Installation (++)
    1. Installaton Planning and Preparation
    2. Installing SAP GUI
    3. The installation procedure
    4. Post-installation activities
    5. Implementing patches
    6. Converting non-Unicode to Unicode
    7. Installation troubleshooting
    5. SAP System Installation (+)
    1. Installation Planning
    2. Installation Preparation
    3. Installing SAP GUI
    4. Installation Process
    5. Post-Installation Activities
    6. Patching the Kernel
    7. Unicode Conversion
    8. Troubleshooting Installation Problems
    4. Software Logistics in SAP systems (++)
    1. Understanding the data concept in SAP systems
    2. Setting up the Transport Management System
    3. Introduction to Customizing and SPRO with respect to Software Logistic issues
    4. Introduction to Development with respect to Software Logistic issues
    5. Transport Management
    6. Advanced Transport Management
    7. Client Copy tools
    8. Applying Patches and SAP notes
    9. Strategies for setting up a SAP system landscape
    10. Introduction into upgrade-related topics
    6. Software Logistics (++)
    1. SAP System Architecture from a Software Logistics point of view
    2. TMS and Extended Transport Control
    3. Customizing and Development in ABAP
    4. Transporting changes in ABAP
    5. Client Tools
    6. Note Assistant
    7. Introduction to Upgrade Technology
    6. Workload Analysis for SAP R/3 (++)
    1. Using the monitors for workload analysis
    2. Understanding the dependencies between the different monitors
    3. Memory Management in SAP systems
    4. Expensive SQL statements: their detection and further handling
    5. Table buffering
    6. Interface Monitoring (especially sRFC, aRFC and tRFC)
    7. Workload Analysis (++)
    1. Components of a Dialog Step
    2. Workload Analysis Monitors
    3. SAP Memory Management
    4. Verifying the Hardware Capacity (Sizing)
    5. Analysing Expensive SQL Statements
    6. SAP Table Buffering
    7. RFC Monitoring

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