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I am certified as SAP Authorization and Auditing for NetWeaver 7.31

Is this certification sufficient for sap module security and authorization in terms of employment? Or would I require more certifications such as GRC 10.1 Access Control?

The exam cover many areas such as Role Maintenance, User Admin, Identity Management, AIS, NetWeaver, Secure Infrastructure, Security Assessments, System Audit, User Maintenance, User Authorization Audit.

With all the above I still feel as a Security and Authorisation Consultant there were many key areas missing. Like organisational structures and Indirect Role Assignment.

Can anyone on here tell me if this is really relevant and do I need to know more since I am job hunting and want to be best prepared as a security and authorization consultant.

If there are any security Consultants out there working in the industry please advise or share your thoughts.

Much appreciated.


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    Oct 19, 2015 at 12:12 PM

    Hi Dipesh,

    It is good that you have successfully passed the Certification, which proves that you have adequate knowledge in the Security area in SAP. There are number of Security Consultants around, it would give additional value if you concentrate on GRC. There are not many consultants in Security area with GRC experience.

    SAP Certification is NOT a job guarantee program. SAP Certification is one of the ingredient that employer's are looking, but not the only qualification. You must have relevant SAP experience, business process knowledge, education, soft skills, team work, communication, cultural fit, domain knowledge and willing learn etc. these are all the qualities that employers look into. If you have SAP Certification, it would definitely be an added value. If you only have SAP Certification, but not any other above mentioned qualities, then NO employer would be willing to take you. Furthermore, job market in any country is driven by demand-supply theory. No matter what you are having, if you do not have demand for your skills, no employer would be willing to take you.

    Please try to improve all the areas that that I have mentioned above, which could make you a complete SAP Consultant.

    Hope this helps you.

    Kind Regards,


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    • as you are in the UK market it might be best to contact recruiters and ask for feedback on your skill

      for your level of experience it is quite refreshing that you are demonstrating more than just technical how to knowledge. A lot of junior security know pfcg steps but they have no idea what to put in the fields

      If you are going to invest in further training then GRC component sounds like a good progression for your background. You might need to try for audit/risk jobs on SAP systems and then move across that way. In doing this you leverage existing experience and focus on business knowledge

      good luck

  • Oct 21, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    Hi Dipesh

    I would like to do a certification in SAP Authorization but do not know the relevant exam booking code. Can you please assist with the booking code.


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      Hi Mabuke

      I have no clue about booking code for exam. I did my exam in UK through Pearson VUE.

      They requested that I purchase tokens which was a few days process but the exam date was within a week once I bought the tokens.

      Good luck !