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Hello Gurus,

I have Interview on SAP MDM. Can any one please help me with the sample questions?

What are the most important topics to cover to face an Interview?

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Anil

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    Posted on Jul 29, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Hi Anil,

    Besides following the below links to the likely questions for an MDM interview follow the below simple questioneer:

    - What do you mean by Masterdata?

    - What are the real time business problem due to masterdata?

    - How does SAP MDM address thoes problems?

    - Why SAP MDM?

    - Have you worked for any client for MDM implementation or support?

    - If so what were you responsible for?

    - Which MDM version have you worked upon?

    - Which business scenarios have you worked on?

    - Sample on the spot situations given and how MDM can address them?

    Hope It Helped,

    Kindly Reward Points if found useful

    Thanks & Regards

    Simona Pinto

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    Posted on Jul 29, 2008 at 11:28 AM

    Hi,

    SAP Master Data Management (SAP MDM) enables master data on customers, partners and products to be consolidated and harmonized across the enterprise, making it available to all staff and business partners. A key component of SAP NetWeaver, SAP MDM ensures data integrity across all IT systems.

    The SAP NetWeaver Master Data Management (SAP NetWeaver MDM) component of SAP NetWeaver creates the preconditions for enterprise services and business process management. The functionality represents customers, products, employees, vendors, and user-defined data objects in unified form. With SAP NetWeaver MDM, customers can manage master data and supplemental content, such as texts, PDF documents, high-resolution images, or diagrams in a central business information warehouse.

    SAP Master Data Management (SAP MDM) is a component of SAP's NetWeaver product group and is used as a platform to consolidate, cleanse and synchronise a single version of the truth for master data within a heterogeneous application landscape. It has the ability to distribute internally and externally to SAP and non-SAP applications. SAP MDM is a key enabler of SAP Enterprise Service-Oriented Architecture. Standard system architecture would consist of a single central MDM server connected to client systems through SAP Exchange Infrastructure using XML documents, although connectivity without SAP XI can also be achieved. There are five standard implementation scenarios:

    Content Consolidation - centralised cleansing, de-duplication and consolidation, enabling key mapping and consolidated group reporting in SAP BI. No re-distribution of cleansed data.

    Master Data Harmonisation - as for Content Consolidation, plus re-distribution of cleansed, consolidated master data.

    Central Master Data Management - as for Master Data Harmonisation, but all master data is maintained in the central MDM system. No maintenance of master data occurs in the connected client systems.

    Rich Product Content Management - Catalogue management and publishing. Uses elements of Content Consolidation to centrally store rich content (images, PDF files, video, sound etc.) together with standard content in order to produce product catalogues (web or print). Has standard adapters to export content to DTP packages.

    Global Data Synchronization - provides consistent trade item information exchange with retailers through data hubs (e.g. 1SYNC) Some features (for example, workflow) require custom development out of the box to provide screens for end users to use.

    .Basically MDM consists of components

    Server(mds,mdis,mdss)

    GUI(console.Import Manager,Data Manager,Syndicator)

    API(ABAP,JAVA)

    Webservices

    Console is used to design the repository and provide authorization,

    Import Manager to get the data in MDM

    Data manager to modify,delete ,enrich,govern the data

    Syndicator to send the data from MDM to other systems

    through API and webservices MDM communicates to outside world

    Regards

    Nisha

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    Posted on Jul 29, 2008 at 07:22 AM

    Hi Anil,

    I have Interview on SAP MDM. Can any one please help me with the sample questions?

    What are the most important topics to cover to face an Interview?

    This question has been asked before in MDM forum. You will find plenty of help in the following links below:

    SAP MDM Interview questions

    Interview questions

    Job Interview

    According to me, the basics are the most important for any interview. Additonally, you should be clear on the landscape/working of the scenarios or the projects that you have worked upon.

    Hope it helps.

    • Kindly reward points if helpful

    Thanks and Regards

    Nitin Jain

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    Posted on Jul 29, 2008 at 07:23 AM
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    Posted on Jul 29, 2008 at 07:49 AM

    Hi Anil,

    The third link which i have given is not working in the previous thread.

    So, here is the link again

    please-help-me-i-have-interview

    This is the link of the thread where the same question is asked.

    Hope it will help you.

    Regards

    Richa

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    Posted on Jul 29, 2008 at 10:28 AM

    Hi Anil,

    The first thing you should know about MDM is the three basic scenarios that are used whenever we talk about MDM in Market because these three scenarios are the base what MDM is all about.

    There are three basic scenarios that we follow in MDM:

    Data Consolidation

    Data Harmonization

    Central Master Data Management

    Consolidation :

    1. Cleansing and de-duplication

    2. Data normalization including categorization and taxonomy management

    3. New interactive consolidation capabilities

    Data Harmonization :

    1. Automated synchronization of globally relevant master data information

    2. New Interactive distribution capabilities

    Central Master Data Management :

    1. Central creation and maintenance of data

    2. Ongoing master data quality

    Also go through this links

    Introduction to MDM

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_mdmgds55/helpdata/en/e2/45b742cafec96ae10000000a155106/frameset.htm

    MDM Console reference guide

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_mdmgds55/helpdata/en/88/9f9c427055c66ae10000000a155106/frameset.htm

    MDM Data Manager reference guide

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_mdmgds55/helpdata/en/43/e0615a82b40a2ee10000000a11466f/frameset.htm

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_mdmgds55/helpdata/en/43/e0677882b40a2ee10000000a11466f/frameset.htm

    MDM Import Manager Reference Guide

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_mdmgds55/helpdata/en/43/120367f94c3e92e10000000a1553f6/frameset.htm

    MDM Syndicator Reference Guide

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_mdmgds55/helpdata/en/43/5fe0e8a55f5f6be10000000a1553f6/frameset.htm

    Console, Import Manager , Data Manager and Syndicator are the GUI`s that we use while maintaing our Master data.Just go through the Intoduction for all the four GUI`s through which you can have a brief idea about them.

    Apart from that you can also go through my blog which explains the Expectations , Roles and Responsibilities of MDM Consultant as I think that this can be one of the key question that could be asked.

    Link : Roles and Responsibilities of MDM Consultant

    Hope this would be helpful!!!!!!!!

    And All the Very Best for your Interview!!!!!!

    Regards,

    Parul

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