Sample SAP certification test questions include "What does the serial number profile control?" and "How do you define operations for preventative maintenance tasks?" Other questions require the test taker to identify the required steps during customer service interactions, such as "Your customer needs to review costs in a maintenance order at operation level. Which Customizing steps must you perform?"
SAP certification allows those involved in business and information technology to study SAP software systems in depth, and there are three levels of certification available. The associate level is merely a review of information listed in introductory courses and training manuals; there is no hands-on experience required. Professional level requires the candidate to implement SAP procedures and operate the available products. Master's level requires candidates to possess the knowledge needed for both the associate and professional level, and then complete the SAP certification test. Master's level candidates do not need to complete the associate and professional levels.
SAP provides candidates with informational programs aimed to help prepare them for their certification. These programs include supply chain software, SAP enterprise resource computing, accounting systems analysis, financial reporting in SAP and advanced business application programming. Those who achieve certification have an advantage when applying for SAP management and consulting jobs.