2023's most popular SAP S/4HANA training & certifications.

2nd February 2023

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With the deadline to migrate to SAP S/4HANA fast approaching, more and more employers are looking for compelling SAP S/4HANA talent to fuel their digital transformations.  

In Q4 2022, SAP S/4HANA had sold more than 20K subscriptions, with recent customers being Accenture, Canon Production Printing, Daimler Truck AG, Ducati Motor Holding, Mahindra Group, Walgreens Boots Alliance, and Zespri. With over half of these licences being with net new customers, there appears to be no end in sight for the demand for quality SAP S/4HANA talent.  

With the right S/4HANA certifications, that talent could be you. Getting certified in S/4HANA can open many doors to fantastic career opportunities in the SAP field.  

Since you'll be in high demand, you can expect generous salary offers, benefits, and more, along with a rewarding career that continuously evolves, just like the technology you're implementing.  

But what SAP S/4HANA certifications are employers looking for? What are the most popular S/4 HANA training courses and why? We answer these questions and much more in our complete guide to SAP S/4HANA training.  

Why get certified in S/4 HANA? Here are 4 key benefits. 

There are plenty of reasons to get your certification in S/4HANA and specific modules within the SAP S/4HANA universe. Let's take a look at some of the benefits of getting certified in SAP S/4HANA below.  

#1 More opportunities 

SAP S/4HANA is a prevalent enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and having certification in it can make you more attractive to employers looking for qualified S/4HANA talent. 

#2 Enhanced credibility 

An official SAP S/4HANA certification demonstrates that you have a high level of knowledge and expertise in SAP S/4HANA, which can help establish your credibility in the SAP field and help you stand out from other candidates. 

#3 Career advancement 


Whether you're a certified SAP professional looking to upskill in S/4HANA or are entirely new to SAP and S/4HANA, getting a certification will seriously increase your chances of getting promoted and commanding a higher salary.  

#4 Stay up-to-date 


As SAP technology changes fast, certification programs are also updated regularly to reflect the new features and functionalities of the innovative ERP. Getting certified means you're always up-to-date with the latest innovations. 

Want more SAP career advice? Read our previous blog, "How to get ahead in your SAP career." 

How long does it take to learn SAP S/4HANA? 


The amount of time it takes to learn SAP S/4HANA can vary depending on several factors, including your prior experience with ERP systems and the specific modules or areas of SAP S/4HANA that you want to learn. 

You can definitely acquire a basic knowledge of SAP in a few weeks of self-study and hands-on experience. However, it'll take several months of dedicated study and practice to become proficient in SAP S/4HANA and pass certification exams. 

Learning SAP S/4HANA is not a "one-and-done" training process. It's a continuous learning journey that you'll need to commit to if you want to remain a true SAP S/4HANA expert. 

What S/4 HANA certifications do employers want in 2023? 


The specific SAP S/4HANA certifications employers are looking for in 2023 may vary depending on the industry and the particular job requirements.  

So, we've put together the most common S/4HANA certifications our clients ask for when searching for their ideal candidates. Learn more about them below.  

SAP S/4HANA Certified Application Associate. 

To become an SAP S/4HANA certified application associate, you'll need to demonstrate a basic understanding of S/4HANA, how the product works, and a general knowledge of the business processes it supports.  

Course options 

Where you can get certified 

How much the SAP certification costs 

  • £173.00 

SAP S/4HANA Certified Application Specialist.

An SAP S/4HANA certified application specialist must have more advanced knowledge of S/4HANA and, importantly, more hands-on and practical experience using the software. This certification is more comprehensive and detailed than the associate option.  

Course options 

Where you can get certified 

How much the SAP certification costs 

  • £173.00 

SAP S/4HANA Finance Certification.

This S/4HANA certification focuses on the financial aspects of SAP S/4HANA and covers topics such as financial accounting, management accounting, and financial supply chain management and is commonly asked for by employers.  

Course options 

Where you can get certified 

How much the SAP certification costs 

  • £173.00 

SAP S/4HANA Sales Certification. 

An essential part of any business is sales, making this another SAP certification in high demand by employers. This certification focuses on the sales and distribution aspects of SAP S/4HANA and covers topics such as sales order management, pricing, and billing.  

Course options 

Where you can get certified 

How much the SAP certification costs 

  • £173.00 

See the full overview SAP S/4HANA certifications. 

Let our S4/HANA recruiters guide you from certification to career 

Whether you'd like to become a S/4HANA SAP-certified application associate or specialist or want to upskill in the major business processes associated with this infamous software, we know these SAP ERP training programs will help you get there. 

You can choose to educate yourself at your own pace through the SAP learning hub, online training courses, or even in-person to enhance your practical S/4HANA SAP skills.  

And RED Global is here to support you throughout your S/4HANA training. 

As the experts in S/4HANA and the SAP ecosystem, our recruiters are here to make your journey toward becoming an SAP-certified technology specialist as informed as possible, with solid career guidance and fantastic job opportunities. 

Register with RED to get started.  


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