So, you are planning to get a SAP SD Certification for career driven purpose, probably for better job opportunities and professional recognition. Well, you’ve got it right for there are actually lots of benefits and advantages if you actually get SAP certification. You probably know about the fact that SAP ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning System has different modules, which covers specific business areas of the company that utilizes SAP.
There are different modules aimed at Finance Accounting, Product Planning, Controlling, Business Intelligence, Materials Management, Human Resources, and many more. SAP Sale and Distribution is one of the essential modules of SAP and it is specifically designed for the facilitation of critical business processes such as Sales Orders, Deliveries, Material Master Data, Customer Master, Billing, Pricing, and Credit Management.
SAP education and training has actually developed various certification exams aimed for the evaluation of skills and knowledge of potential SAP consultants especially in the SAP SD customization and implementation. The certification names vary and based upon the level of expertise. For instance, for the first level in SD certification is referred to as ‘SAP Certified Application Associate – Order Fulfillment with SAP ERP 6.9 EHP5’. This is so because there is a difference in the different software versions, but this difference is not related to the SAP SD modules. Currently, SAP provides certification for professional, associate, and master level.
The standards of duration for SD Certification, specifically associate level would be 180 minutes. It usually contains eighty questions, and is being offered in different languages such as English, German, Spanish, Japanese, French, Portuguese, Korean, Chinese, and Russian. However, there are claims that the translations were quite confusing. Because of this, it‘s often recommended that SD certification should be written in English.
If you’re completely a beginner in SAP SAD, then you should first grasp the basics. There are actually lots of SAP SD references out there that you can try. If you are preparing for a certification in SAP SD, you should also see to it that you utilize your time more efficiently. It helps to be equipped with a preparation plan beforehand. Make a plan based on the SD certification syllabus of SAP and efficiently allocate time in accordance to the different important topics such as master data and pricing.
Tips to Pass the Certification
Think twice and ask yourself if you really want to be a certified SAP SD consultant
Learn everything you can regarding the exam
Prepare yourself accordingly to the given topics from the syllabus
Go through screens, transactions level screens such as sales order, billing, delivery list, billing due lists, standard reports, etc.
Go through the masters such as customer material, customer, material, condition record for output, price, etc.
Check everything about SD – IMG related
In your preparation, always stick to the core basics of SAP SD.
There are resources out there for you to prepare yourself for the upcoming SAP SD exam. After being certified as a SAP consultant, there will be a brighter career ahead of you.