• The “Application Associate – Human Capital Management with SAP ERP 6.0 EHP5” certification exam verifies that the candidate has proven skills and fundamental knowledge in the area of the SAP Human Capital Management. It proves that the candidate has a good overall understanding within this consultant profile, and can implement this knowledge practically in projects under the guidance of an experienced consultant. This certificate is the ideal -although not mandatory- prerequisite for the qualification to the different Application Professional Certifcates in any of the specialist areas. It is recommended as an entry-level qualification to allow consultants to get acquainted within HCM projects.


  • To ensure success, SAP recommends combining education courses and hands-on experience to prepare for your certification exam as questions will test your ability to apply the knowledge you have gained in training.
  • You are not allowed to use any reference materials during the certification test (no access to online documentation or to any SAP system).
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Topic Areas

Please see below the list of topics that may be covered within this certification and the courses that cover them. Its accuracy does not constitute a legitimate claim; SAP reserves the right to update the exam content (topics, items, weighting) at any time.

Configuration of Master Data> 12%

Describe configuration using General Structures

  • HR305 (EHP7 FOR ERP 6.0)
  • or
  • THR10 (EHP7 FOR ERP 6.0)

Payroll> 12%

Describe the Payroll business processes and how schemas are used

  • HR400 (EHP7 FOR ERP 6.0)
  • or
  • THR12 (EHP7 FOR ERP 6.0)

Configuration of Time Recording> 12%

Configure the elements of Time Recording including wage types

  • HR306 (EHP7 FOR ERP 6.0)
  • or
  • THR12 (EHP7 FOR ERP 6.0)

SAP HCM Process Overview> 12%

Describe the business processes associated with HCM and their integration with other SAP applications

  • SAPHR (EHP8 FOR ERP 6.0)
  • or
  • THR10 (EHP7 FOR ERP 6.0)

HCM Reporting> 12%

Outline some of the standard HR reports and how they are used

  • HR580 (EHP7 FOR ERP 6.0)
  • or
  • THR12 (EHP7 FOR ERP 6.0)

Organizational Management8% – 12%

Perform work activities around Organizational Management

  • HR505 (EHP7 FOR ERP 6.0)
  • or
  • THR12 (EHP7 FOR ERP 6.0)

ERP and NetWeaver Basics< 8%

Explain the concepts of ERP and NetWeaver

  • TERP01 (EHP8 FOR ERP 6.0)