How to Become A SAP Certified Associate
SAP Hybris has offered training and certification for its products for many years. There are largely three streams: Developers, Business Analysts and System Administrators. In this post, we will discuss the route and path required become an SAP Hybris Business Analyst
Before we begin, I must make it clear that at the time of writing, SAP does not offer a complete course in order to learn how to become an SAP Hybris Business Analyst. This is unlike their Developer and System Administration courses that cover everything you need to know. As a business analyst, you will only be offered an exam known as C_HYCBA_63. This exam makes recommendations for two courses and topics that you should be familiar with before attempting the exam.
Before becoming a business analyst, I would recommend:
– Having a broad understanding of coding and networking terminology. You do not need to be a developer, but you should be confident in understanding at a high level how software and networks work. There are numerous courses on Udemy that can assist you. As Hybris is a Java system, I would recommend taking a high level, introduction to Java course.
– Understand how software is produced in large companies, an example here would be ‘Scrum’ and ‘Agile’ development methodologies. Udemy has plenty of introductory courses that can help you understand how these methods work and your role as a Business Analyst (BA) within them.
SAP Hybris Training
– SAP recommend you undertake the HY100 and HY200(e) courses. These are high level, overview courses that introduce the SAP Hybris suite. They are not enough to take or pass the SAP Hybris Business Analyst exam.
– SAP recommend you have access to the SAP Hybris wiki and the SAP Hybris codebase to practise your skills before taking the exam. I highly recommend you have between 6 and 12 months of project experience before attempting an exam. Certification without practical knowledge is not useful in large projects, so you should be very comfortable with SAP Hybris before becoming certified. SAP themselves places more emphasis on practical experience than certifications.
Do I need access to an SAP Hybris system to pass the BA exam?
This depends on your previous experience with SAP Hybris. If you have no experience with SAP Hybris, it will be very difficult to learn and practise concepts without access to the software suite. However, the SAP Hybris MasterClass gives step by step examples and students have reported being able to pass various SAP Hybris exams without needing access to SAP Hybris systems. Note carefully, if you take a course with SAP themselves, you will not be granted access to an SAP Hybris system. You can only access and use an SAP Hybris system if you, or your company, has a license. Therefore there is no significant advantage to taking a course with SAP when it comes to considerations for any of the SAP Hybris exams.
Do I need access to the SAP Hybris Wiki to pass the BA exam?
This again depends on your experience with SAP Hybris. Having access to the Wiki is extremely advantageous but it can be difficult to read and study from given the huge quantity of information and its varying quality. There are large areas of the Wiki and exam concepts that are not covered in detail and you must often ‘connect the dots’ between concepts that are not explained. In the SAP Hybris MasterClass, we aim to bring the most important concepts to you in the lectures and cover them with examples. As with software access, access to the SAP Hybris wiki is only granted to partners and license holders of SAP Hybris.
What SAP courses should I take?
Remember, no course from SAP completely covers the SAP Hybris BA Exam. However, if you have no experience with SAP Hybris, we would recommend HY100, HY200(e) and, if you wish, HY300. The last course, HY300, is recommended if you want more details of the SAP Hybris system from an operational standpoint. It is not strictly required. You do not need to take HY400 or any of the developer exams for the SAP Hybris BA Exam.
How much do SAP courses cost?
Pricing is dependant on your country and preference in taking the course e.g. in person, online. The average cost is between 400 and 800USD, plus the exam itself at an additional 800USD.
Are there other courses?
Yes. The SAP Hybris MasterClass covers the majority of the SAP courses listed on this page in their entirety. We are continually adding content and updating to keep align with current exam requirements.