Guys i am here to share my happiness and success story on passing certification on "P_S4FIN_1709 -SAP Certified Application Professional - Financials in SAP S/4HANA 1709 for SAP ERP Financials"
Yes , i am now a certfied professional and am on clould nine :-).
Sharing bit of background about me , I am working as an SAP support analyst in a full time permamanat job, but i was not certified and i started facing disadvantages of this in my career growth. The first question in my last interview was " Are you certfied ? ". I felt very disaapoined by saying NO and i failed in that interview . It was kinda eye opener for me that how important certification is in the industry. That day i deceided to get certified .
- About professional certification : Professional-level certifications require several years of practical on-the-job experience and address real-life scenarios. Even though i had 4 years of SAP FICO ECC.06 experiance and 6 months of SAP S4HANA 1709 expereince the dream of getting certified was still a cumbersome task. It took me 2 months of prepration . In that last 15 days of rigorous study (approximately 12 hours per day) and 4 days of question paper practice from erpprep.
- My Prepration for Exam :
Step 1: Understood the weightage for each topic from the SAP certification HUB.
Step 2: Prerapred short notes , ie i read a huge area from the material and prepared a summary .
Step 3: Recalled the summary of each topic which i prepared in step 2 and tried storing it in my memory like stories and pictutres .
Step 4: Tried attempting the sample exam from SAP certification HUB and realiesed i am still not good enough.
Step 5: I purchased premium exams from erpprep and practiced online eaxams . Appoximately there were 120 questions in their data base.
Step 6: I went back and covered and recalled each topic for each question in erp prep. This made me realise that i did really missed out few important topics .For eg : Paralell valauation,Technical clearing accounts ,One exposure, COGS split etc.
- Exam Hall: This exam was allowed to take at the comfort of my home . I am sharing the exam stanrad rules below :-
You are alone in the room
Your desk and work area are clear
You are connected to a power source
No phones or headphones
No dual monitors
No leaving your seat
Webcam, speakers, and microphone must remain on throughout the test.
The proctor must be able to see you for the duration of the test.
- Final Exam :
Even after preparing well i was nervous before exam. I had some technical glitches with SAP and i started exam only after 20 mins of my appointment. This only added some more fire to my nervousness . But during exam i realised how important erpprep was . I was able to relate to all the questions and answers . I patiently read through each question and started answering one by one , reached till the 80th question and my plan was to navigate back and validate my each answer. However to my bad luck there started some more technical gliches like i could see my screen buffreing . I didnit wanted to messup further and i clicked the submit button immediately.
Hurrayyy i passed with 78 % and passing % was only 59. But i am sure i must have scored better if there were no technical issues .
How ever i am very very happy and stisfied with my result . Afterall what i wnated is only to pass the exam . I would not have been achived this with out ERP prep. A big Thank you guys !! ERP PREP Rocks.