Many people are curious if SAP certification exams are based on a mandatory set of prerequisites, such as participation in a series of training courses or job experience. This post will provide actual information about the SAP certification prerequisites.
Surprisingly enough the prerequisites for the certification depend on the geographical location of SAP academy. For example, in the United States there is no course or set of courses required in order to take a particular certification exam. Nevertheless, SAP has a listing of recommended courses to help you prepare. In addition, you do not have to have completed a lower level (associate) exam in order to take a higher level (professional) exam; however, many professional-level certification seekers may find it valuable.
The situation is different in Asia Pacific Japan region. All candidates registering for SAP Certification Test must ensure that they have at least 2 years SAP implementation experience or have attended at least 15 days of relevant training in SAP. Proof of the above must be presented upon registration.
If you are going to register for SAP Certification Test, it is advised to check with local SAP institution, which administers the test, what are the requirements and SAP certification prerequisites in your country. You should normally be able to find contact details on the official website of SAP in the section of Training and Education. Try to be patient with SAP website, because due to the fact that it has a lot of fancy images, it sometimes takes quite some time before it completely loads.
Good luck with the certification!