On this page we have provided a brief description of SAP HCM (Human Capital Management), which is a module of SAP that deals with automation of operations in human resources (HR) departments of enterprises. Also you will find here useful information about SAP HR certification and links to other resources that discuss various aspects of preparation for this certification. There are modules for Finance Accounting, Controlling, Production Planning, Materials Management, Business Intelligence, Sales and Distribution, etc. SAP HCM (it used to be called SAP HR, but then SAP re-branded it to SAP HCM) is one of those modules and it was designed to facilitate the following business processes in an enterprise:
- Personnel Management
- Personnel Administration
- Organization Structure
- Compensation Management
- Personnel Development
- Organizational Management
- Travel Management
- Time Management
SAP Education has developed several certification exams for evaluation of knowledge and skills of SAP consultants in SAP HR implementation and customization. The name of the certification varies depending on the expertise level, for example, SAP HR Certification for the first level is called SAP Certified Application Associate – Human Capital Management with SAP ERP 6.0 EHP4 (code C_THR12_64) or SAP Certified Application Associate – Human Capital Management with SAP ERP 6.0 EHP5 (code C_THR12_65) or SAP Certified Application Associate – Human Capital Management with SAP ERP 6.0 EHP6 (code C_THR12_66). There are differences in the software versions (EHP4 or EHP5 or EHP6), but these differences are not related to SAP HCM module. Currently SAP offers certification at associate, professional, and master levels.
Are you looking for a job as an SAP HR consultant? Then you may be interested in our SAP HR Jobs page. Have a look there for a fresh selection of SAP HR jobs from all over the world.
If you don’t feel very confident before SAP HR Certification, we recommend you to consider taking SAP HR Training. SAP HR Training is essential if you are a complete beginner in SAP HCM and is beneficial even for those who have some experience as SAP HR consultants. Choose from free and paid HR courses available online or in your city.
Sample SAP HR Questions are extremely useful during the preparation for SAP HCM Certification. They can help you to practice before the real exam and to evaluate your knowledge. You should attempt to answer these questions. Do not worry, if you’re able to answer only a few from the first attempt. Instead, try to understand why the answers were wrong.
If you are completely new to SAP HCM, it is probably a good idea to first get one of SAP HR Books and grasp some basics. On the other hand, it also makes sense to browse SAP Books if you are already experienced SAP consultant. The level of SAP Books varies and everyone will definitely find and learn something new from the books.
If you prepare for SAP HR certification, you should make sure that you spend your time efficiently. It really helps to have a plan of preparation beforehand. You should make this plan according to SAP HCM Certification Syllabus and allocate your time according to the importance of the topics (for example, pricing or master data) as indicated in the syllabus.
SAP HCM Certification FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) is an archive of the most frequently asked questions that are related to SAP Certification. We collected them in one place and provided answers for every question, so that people do not need to ask the same question again and again at SAP-related forums.