SAP is a global company specializing in enterprise software, including customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning, supplier relationship management, and more. SAP began in Waldorf, Germany, in 1972, led by five former IBM engineers who wanted to provide standardized software to integrate business processes. Today, SAP has more than 437,000 customers and more than 96,600 employees.
SAP reports that 92 percent of Ford Global’s 2,000 companies, along with 98 percent of the 100 most valued brands, use SAP solutions. In addition, 100 percent of the highest scoring sustainability companies, as reported by Dow Jones, also use SAP. To meet the business need for qualified professionals, SAP runs an extensive certification program to ensure exceptional support for products and customers finally narrow the IT skills gap.
SAP certification program overview
SAP offers nearly 130 certifications, each targeting a specific SAP product. You can explore SAP certifications on the company’s Web site by product, solution category or delivery method, and location. Certifications are generally found at the associate, specialist or professional level, which can be understood as follows:
- Basic certifications: are designed for people who are not familiar with SAP solutions and may have learned about SAP technologies from manuals or training courses.
- Specialized Certifications (Overview): are based on associate level credentials and recognize professionals with expertise in specific components or roles.
- Professional Certifications (Advanced): recognize deep knowledge of SAP solutions and practical experience.
No prerequisite skills, training or other certifications are required for specialist and professional level credentials.
In addition, SAP certifications do not require recertification. However, to ensure that skills remain current, visit our website to find out about other SAP training initiatives or contact us to request more information.