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C THR82_1411 SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam – Unit 8 Overview and Practice Questions

April 27, 2016

This is a series of blog posts about the preparation for the SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam for my exam preparation I attend the SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Academy. Each time I finish one unit in the Performance and Goals Academy course on the SAP Learning Hub https://training.sap.com/shop/learninghub I will share my practice questions.
Why these practice questions are so effective I have explained it in the first blog post of this series: C THR82_1411 SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam – Unit 1 Overview and Practice Questions

The main focus in unit 8 was on Goal Execution. The questions now refer to the new SAP Learning Course SAP SuccessFactors Peformance and Goals Academy  based on the THR82_EN_Col61 handbook

In total I have come up with 38 practice questions. In this post I will list all 15 questions below.

  1. Can Goal Execution fields be utilized for more than one goal plan?
  2. Can you view private goals in the execution map fields?
  3. What are the steps to enable Goal Execution in Provisioning?
  4. How to Enable Goal Execution in the Instance?
  5. Where does the information for the Execution map come from?
  6. How to configure Email Notification Templates?
  7. What is a Rollup?
  8. What types of Rollup exists?
  9. To use Goal Execution in a goal plan, what Standard fields must be included in the goal plan template?
  10. How many enum fields must the field for Effort Spent contain?
  11. Which fields are stored in the database with historical value?
  12. Which fields can be configured for mobile?
  13. Can you manipulate permissions in Manage Template for Goal Execution?
  14. What action permission must be configured in XML?
  15. Can you remove fields within Manage Templates?

 

 All of my 38 practice questions are also here: https://youtu.be/i6aMq5YWPB4

 

Further Reading:

Employee Central: I have created a set of 212 free practice questions – see my blog post: https://ppalme.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/the-sap-successfactors-employee-central-certified-application-associate-exam-how-i-passed-it-and-how-i-prepared-for-it/

SAP SuccessFactors Compensation Exam – How I Passed it

SuccessFactors Certification Exam and Delta Exam Preparation – Useful Resources

C THR82_1411 SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam – Unit 7 Overview and Practice Questions

April 15, 2016

This is a series of blog posts about the preparation for the SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam for my exam preparation I attend the SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Academy. Each time I finish one unit in the Performance and Goals Academy course on the SAP Learning Hub https://training.sap.com/shop/learninghub I will share my practice questions.

Why these practice questions are so effective I have explained it in the first blog post of this series: C THR82_1411 SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam – Unit 1 Overview and Practice Questions

The main focus in unit 7 was on the goal plan layout. The questions now refer to the new SAP Learning Course SAP SuccessFactors Peformance and Goals Academy  based on the THR82_EN_Col61 handbook

In total I have come up with 8 practice questions. In this post I will list all 8 questions below.

  1. What does it mean XML is generated from top to bottom?
  2. How can you set the width of the fields?
  3. Can the weights of fields add up above 100?
  4. What does a weigth of (0) zero means for column width?
  5. What happens if the other columns have weights greater than 0?
  6. Can you have more than one field in a column?
  7. What are the three steps to add new fields to the goal plan?
  8. When you add new fields to the XML will they display on the goal plan by default?

All of my 8 practice questions are also here: https://youtu.be/HS-xqg1fJ04

Further Reading:

Employee Central: I have created a set of 212 free practice questions – see my blog post: https://ppalme.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/the-sap-successfactors-employee-central-certified-application-associate-exam-how-i-passed-it-and-how-i-prepared-for-it/

SAP SuccessFactors Compensation Exam – How I Passed it

SuccessFactors Certification Exam and Delta Exam Preparation – Useful Resources

 

C THR82_1411 SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam – Unit 6 Overview and Practice Questions

April 6, 2016

This is a series of blog posts about the preparation for the SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam for my exam preparation I attend the SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Academy. Each time I finish one unit in the Performance and Goals Academy course on the SAP Learning Hub https://training.sap.com/shop/learninghub I will share my practice questions.
Why these practice questions are so effective I have explained in the first blog post of this series: C THR82_1411 SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam – Unit 1 Overview and Practice Questions

The main focus in unit 6 was on goal plan permissions and in particular on tables and goal plan states.

In total I have come up with 38 practice questions. In this post I will list 15 questions below.

  1. Which XML element defines permissions within Goal Management?
  2. What means the Role name EDD?
  3. The role has permission to all Employee’s Direct Report, all the way down in the hierarchy?
  4. What is the permission of a Form Reviewer?
  5. What role does Many Manager have if he is reviewing his own form?
  6. Cascader Role: When an employee cascades a goal to others can you specify which goal details can become editable?
  7. How to enable the cascader role in XML?
  8. What ability is granted by the Action Permissions XML element <permission>?
  9. What action permission is used to see private/unshared goals?
  10. Can you set permission specifically for a field in a table?
  11. If permission for a table is read only, can you give write permissions to a column?
  12. If you want to hide a table from a role, is setting permission of each columns to None enough?
  13. What is the ability of Goal Plan States in regards to permissions?
  14. What is a use case for goal plan states?
  15. Where should the goal plan states be placed in the XML?

 

All of my 38 practice questions are also here: https://youtu.be/lUWT5f9pdn8

Further Reading:

Unit 7 Practice Questions: https://ppalme.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/c-thr82_1411-successfactors-performance-and-goals-certification-exam-unit-7-overview-and-practice-questions/

Employee Central: I have created a set of 212 free practice questions – see my blog post: https://ppalme.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/the-sap-successfactors-employee-central-certified-application-associate-exam-how-i-passed-it-and-how-i-prepared-for-it/

SAP SuccessFactors Compensation Exam – How I Passed it

SuccessFactors Certification Exam and Delta Exam Preparation – Useful Resources

C THR82_1411 SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam – Unit 5 Overview and Practice Questions

March 30, 2016

This is a series of blog posts about the preparation for the SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam for my exam preparation I attend the SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Academy. Each time I finish one unit in the Performance and Goals Academy course on the SAP Learning Hub https://training.sap.com/shop/learninghub I will share my practice questions.
Why these practice questions are so effective I have explained in the first blog post of this series: C THR82_1411 SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam – Unit 1 Overview and Practice Questions

The main focus in unit 5 was on how to configure goal fields.

In total I have come up with 62 practice questions. In this post I will list 21 questions below.

  1. What are the three types of permissions that are relevant to fields?
  2. What is determined by field permissions?
  3. Do all employee roles see these fields?
  4. What is the XML tag used for field permissions?
  5. Can you set different fields to be in the different performance review forms?
  6. What XML element defines each of the fields in a goal?
  7. What determines the order of fields in the goal plan and the goal edit window?
  8. How to add or delete or move goal fields in the Admin Center?
  9. What attributes of a field can you change in Manage Templates?
  10. What sub-elements does the <field-definition> element in XML have?
  11. What character limit has the state field?
  12. What data type can you use in the state field?
  13. What data type is used in tasks, targets, or milestones fields?
  14. What is configured with the <comment> field?
  15. Can the user edit the comments field?
  16. How to prepopulate a field?
  17. What attributes can you configure for the <field-description> element?
  18. What do you configure in order to make the field reportable?
  19. How to configure tasks in XML?
  20. Are custom fields allowed in tables?
  21. Can you display link fields in the performance form?

 

 All of my 62 practice questions are also here: https://youtu.be/L5T3MAL1Okw

 

Further Reading:

Unit 6 SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Practice Questions

Employee Central: I have created a set of 212 free practice questions – see my blog post: https://ppalme.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/the-sap-successfactors-employee-central-certified-application-associate-exam-how-i-passed-it-and-how-i-prepared-for-it/

SAP SuccessFactors Compensation Exam – How I Passed it

SuccessFactors Certification Exam and Delta Exam Preparation – Useful Resources

C THR82_1411 SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam – Unit 4 Overview and Practice Questions

March 29, 2016

This is a series of blog posts about the preparation for the SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam for my exam preparation I attend the SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Academy. Each time I finish one unit in the Performance and Goals Academy course on the SAP Learning Hub https://training.sap.com/shop/learninghub I will share my practice questions.
Why these practice questions are so effective I have explained in the first blog post of this series: C THR82_1411 SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam – Unit 1 Overview and Practice Questions

The main focus in unit 4 was on how to configure goal categories.

In total I have come up with 23 practice questions. In this post I will list 23 questions below.

  1. Can the user decided in which category to put a goal and later change the category for the goal later on?
  2. What is the catch-all category?
  3. What happens if the user creates a goal without specifying the category?
  4. On what does the order of the categories in the goal plan depend on?
  5. Where is the default category located?
  6. When the Balance Scorecard is used what outcomes are used?
  7. How to view the goal plan categories in the Admin Center?
  8. How to add a category in the instance?
  9. How to delete a category in the instance?
  10. How to move a category in the instance?
  11. How to change the name of the category in the instance?
  12. When you configure the category element what must be there?
  13. Where does category id appear in?
  14. Where does the category name appear in?
  15. What is the best practice for deciding on the category id and the category name?
  16. Why you should not choose a number for the category id?
  17. Can you use spaces in the category id?
  18. How many default categories can you define?
  19. Why does the default category always show at the bottom of the goal plan?
  20. What is the XML tag for the default category?
  21. Can you configure the category minimums and maximums in the instance in Manage Template?
  22. If you want the Financial goals to have 25%-50% of total weight how do you configure this?
  23. If you want to set minimums and maximums number of goals in the category Customer in the XML?

 

 All of my 23 practice questions are also here: https://youtu.be/13Q2Wi3Wjeo

 

Further Reading:

Unit 5 Practice Questions SuccessFactors Performance and Goals

Employee Central: I have created a set of 212 free practice questions – see my blog post: https://ppalme.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/the-sap-successfactors-employee-central-certified-application-associate-exam-how-i-passed-it-and-how-i-prepared-for-it/

SAP SuccessFactors Compensation Exam – How I Passed it

SuccessFactors Certification Exam and Delta Exam Preparation – Useful Resources

SAP Successfactors Employee Central Certification Exam Practice Questions

March 29, 2016

If you would like to see my set of practice questions I am happy to share with you my document. Either send me a message on Linkedin Peter Palme or connect with me on Linkedin and let me know in your invitation that you are interested or enter your email address in this google form: My SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Practice Questions.

. Here are some of my sample questions:

  • Are all Foundation Objects effective-dated?
  • Is NationalID an MDF object?
  • Can one person have more than one active employment at the same time?
  • Can you assign a workflow to a field in a foundation object?
  • Can you assign a workflow to the payCalendar object ?

C THR82_1411 SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam – Unit 3 Overview and Practice Questions

March 24, 2016

This is a series of blog posts about the preparation for the SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam for my exam preparation I attend the SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Academy. Each time I finish one unit in the Performance and Goals Academy course on the SAP Learning Hub https://training.sap.com/shop/learninghub I will share my practice questions.
Why these practice questions are so effective I have explained in the first blog post of this series: C THR82_1411 SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam – Unit 1 Overview and Practice Questions

The main focus in unit 3 was on how to configure the XML of the Goal Plan Template.

In total I have come up with 73 practice questions. In this post I will list 22 questions below.

  1. What is the main XML element of the goal plan template?
  2. What XML sub-element is used as a unique identifier for a goal plan?
  3. What happens if the same ID number is used in a later goal plan template?
  4. Will the content in the <obj-plan-description> appear in the goal plans?
  5. What does the XML sub-element <obj-plan-start> contain?
  6. If you want to replace text within the goal plan with other text what XML sub-element is required?
  7. How to define a catch-all category?
  8. What is controlled by the XM sub-element <field definition>?
  9. How do you specify the goal plan layout?
  10. How many goal libraries can you use per each goal plan?
  11. What is the best practice for formulating goals?
  12. What key configuration can you make in the Admin Center within the Manage Template area?
  13. What is the Best-Practice for configuring the goal plan templates?
  14. How do you do version control the configuration of a Goal Plan Template?
  15. What are the three standard goal activity email notifications?
  16. Will users receive an email notification if they make changes themselves?
  17. How to add a Goal Plan Template from the SuccessStore?
  18. How to automatically do Goal Numbering?
  19. After which element does the <text-replacment> element appear?
  20. How do you change the instructions text with the text replacement?
  21. Can a user exceed the configured limits?
  22. What attribute must be set in order for the goal plan minimums and/or maximums to appear?

 

 All of my 73 practice questions are here: https://youtu.be/UlnvJxIy2kY

 

Further Reading:

Unit 4 Successfactors Performance and Goals Practice Questions

Employee Central: I have created a set of 212 free practice questions – see my blog post: https://ppalme.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/the-sap-successfactors-employee-central-certified-application-associate-exam-how-i-passed-it-and-how-i-prepared-for-it/

SAP SuccessFactors Compensation Exam – How I Passed it

SuccessFactors Certification Exam and Delta Exam Preparation – Useful Resources

SuccessFactors Certification Exam and Delta Exam Preparation – Useful Resources

March 24, 2016

My intention is to provide you the most comprehensive list of resources for your preparation of a SuccessFactors Certification Exam or Delta Exam. The resources are listed by SuccessFactors module. In the General Category you will find for example links that are relevant to the technology or other general questions.

Employee Central

Exam

SAP about the Certification Exam: C-THR81_1505 SAP Certified Application Associate – Cloud HCM Employee Central

Peter Palme: The SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Certified Application Associate Exam: How I passed it and how I prepared for it?

Sarika Jadhav: My Successfactors EC Certification Journey

SAP Practice Questions: C-THR81_1505_Sample Questions.pdf

Peter Palme: SAP Successfactors Employee Central Certification Exam Practice Questions (212 Questions)

Anders Bang Christoffersen / Sven Ringling  Practice Questions: Quizlet (73 Questions, 8 Topics)

SAP Exam Blog (not owned by SAP): http://www.sapexam.com/sap-cloud-certification/sap-successfactors-employee-central-sf-ec

Delta

SAP about the Delta Exam: SAP Certified Application Associate – SuccessFactors Employee Central Q2/2015 – Delta

Peter Palme: Successfactors Employee Central Delta Exam – How I passed and how I prepared for it

Chris Wilpert: SAP SuccessFactors Certification and my EC Delta Certification Experience

SAP Practice Questions: seven sample questions

Compensation

SAP about the Certification Exam: C-THR86 1502 SAP Certified Application Associate – SuccessFactors Compensation -g

Peter Palme: SAP SuccessFactors Compensation Exam – How I Passed it  

SAP Practice Questions: C-THR86 1502.pdf

Peter Palme Practice Questions: SAP SuccessFactors Compensation Exam Free Practice Questions

Performance and Goals

SAP about the Certification Exam: C_THR82_1411 SAP Certified Application Consultant – SuccessFactors Performance and Goals

Peter Palme: C THR82_1411 SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam – Unit 1 Overview and Practice Questions

Peter Palme: C THR82_1411 SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam – Unit 2 Overview and Practice Questions

Peter Palme: C THR82_1411 SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam – Unit 3 Overview and Practice Questions

Peter Palme: C THR82_1411 SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam – Unit 4 Overview and Practice Questions | Continuo…

Peter Palme: C THR82_1411 SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam – Unit 5 Overview and Practice Questions | Continuo…

Peter Palme: C THR82_1411 SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam – Unit 6 Overview and Practice Questions | Continuo…

Peter Palme: C THR82_1411 SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam – Unit 7 Overview and Practice Questions

Peter Palme: C THR82_1411 SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam – Unit 8 Overview and Practice Questions

SAP Practice Questions: C-THR82 1411.pdf

Learning

SAP about the Certification Exam: C_THR88_1508 SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP SuccessFactors Learning Management Q3/2015

Joelle Smith: How to Prepare for the C_THR88_1508 SuccessFactors Learning Certification Exam

SAP Practice Questions: C-THR88 1508.pdf

Delta

SAP about the Delta Exam: D_THR88_1508 SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP SuccessFactors Learning Management Q3/2015 – Delta

SAP Practice Questions: D-THR88 1508.pdf

 

Onboarding

SAP about the Certification Exam: C_THR91_1505 SAP Certified Application Consultant – SuccessFactors Onboarding

Anders Bang Christoffersen Practice Questions: Quizlet

 

General

SAP Training Hub: https://taining.sap.com

SAP Learning Hub: https://training.sap.com/shop/learninghub

SAP Certification Hub: https://training.sap.com/shop/certification/

Free Learning Resources to help you to become a SAP SuccessFactors Consultant

Sven Ringling: When is my successfactors delta certification due?

Anders Bang Christoffersen: The only easy day way yesterday

C THR82_1411 SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam – Unit 2 Overview and Practice Questions

March 22, 2016

This is a series of blog posts about the preparation for the SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam For my exam preparation I attend the SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Academy. Each time I finish one unit in the Performance and Goals Academy course on the SAP Learning Hub https://training.sap.com/shop/learninghub I will share my practice questions.
Why these practice questions are so effective I have explained in the first blog post of this series: C THR82_1411 SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam – Unit 1 Overview and Practice Questions

The main focus in unit 2 was on the Goal Library and Group Goals. Addtionally there are set of questions on Goal alignment and Beta Goal Import.

In total I have come up with 103 practice questions. In this post I will list 30 questions below.

  1. What are goal plans in SuccessFactors?
  2. Can you place goals without a category in the goal plan?
  3. What is the best practice for re-purposing fields?
  4. When a goals is a public goal who can access it?
  5. What means * in the role code?
  6. What means EM+ in the role code?
  7. What is the definition for Line of Sight?
  8. What permission models are used in SuccessFactors?
  9. What permission is defined by action Cascade-pull?
  10. When does the Cascade to Others Button not appear?
  11. What are the ways to align goals?
  12. What happens when two goals are linked?
  13. What important features does the Goal Library have?
  14. How to download a Goal Library form the Instance?
  15. How to delete an item from the Goal Library?
  16. How to add an item to the Goal Library?
  17. What is the default language pack?
  18. How to translate the Goal Library?
  19. How to import the Goal Library?
  20. How to add a new Goal Library in provisioning?
  21. Is the Goal Wizard localized?
  22. What is the Best Practice in order for the Goal Wizard to work best?
  23. How to transfer goals between users?
  24. What are the key benefits of Group Goals?
  25. What are the limitations of Group Goals?
  26. If you have the Group Goal Alignment permission can you assign a goal that is not on your plan?
  27. How to import Group Goals?
  28. Can you schedule the goal import?
  29. Can you define twice the same goal in the same csv file?
  30. What format do you have to use in the date field?

 

 All of my 103 practice questions are here: https://youtu.be/oKj7YCzn6c0

 

Further Reading:

C THR82_1411 SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Certification Exam – Unit 3 Overview and Practice Questions

Employee Central: I have created a set of 212 free practice questions – see my blog post: https://ppalme.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/the-sap-successfactors-employee-central-certified-application-associate-exam-how-i-passed-it-and-how-i-prepared-for-it/

SAP SuccessFactors Compensation Exam – How I Passed it

Successfactors Employee Central Delta Exam – How I passed and how I prepared for it

March 14, 2016

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I have passed the employee central delta exam D_THR81_1505 on Wednesday, 9th March 2016. In the following post I will share with you information on the delta exam questions, when I was notified about the exam after my first certification of employee central, how I prepared for it, and what are my conclusions and advice.

The Delta Exam Questions and Notification

The Delta Exam contains 40 questions. You must answer 26 questions (63%) correctly in order to pass it. The questions cover core concepts, MDF Foundation Objects, Position Management, and Time Off. Deadline for this delta exam is June 12, 2016. The Delta exam will include a number of questions per topic. See the SAP Certified Application Associate – SuccessFactors Employee Central Q2/2015 – Delta  webpage for more information.

Here is the overview of the topics:

  • Events and Language Implementation > 12%
  • Foundation Objects and Generic Objects > 12%
  • Data Models 8% – 12%
  • Manage System Security 8% – 12%
  • Manage Employee Data and Position Management 8% – 12%
  • Manage Time Off 8% – 12%
  • Rules and Workflows 8% – 12%
  • Importing and Exporting Data < 8%

You can expect that no one delta exam will have the same questions. The questions will come from a larger questions bank therefore the ones I had to answer will not be the same that you will see in your delta exam.

There is a lot of debate going on about the quality of the questions and how relevant they are for the practioneer. See Anders Bang Christoffersen blog post and the comment section:  http://scn.sap.com/community/erp/hcm/blog/2016/03/06/the-only-easy-day-was-yesterday. Anders just had taken the Employee Central Certification Exam with 80 questions. While he came across some debatable ones in my exam I found all 40 to be very relevant.

After my certification for Employee Central on August,14th 2015 I received my first notification for the delta exam on October,19th 2015 by email.

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The deadline for the delta exam was first set for April,12th 2016 and on February,26th it was extended to June,12th 2016.

You can also check on the certification hub https://training.sap.com/shop/certification/ .

In the Exam Dashboard you will be informed about your upcoming delta exam.

Sven Ringling described it in his article in more detail: When is my successfactors delta certification due?

My Learning Journey – Preparation for the Exam

This time I looked at a number of different resources. First of all, I went to the Learning Room Employee Central on the SAP Learning Hub (https://training.sap.com/shop/learninghub). There is a link in the Menu called Delta Releases.

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In there you will find the documents 1502 EC Flipbook.pdf, 1502 EC_Implementation_Handbook and the folder 1505 Content and Excercises.

The 1502 EC Flipbook.pfd contains the content of the elearning course THR81.

I would recommend you to go into the folder 1505 Delta Releases. In there you will find a number of documents. Employee Central Master Implementation Guide.pdf and Module1.pdf to Module8.pdf.

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I found the Module1.pdf to Module8.pdf the most helpful in the preparation. These are the participant’s handbook for the course THR81. What makes them so valuable are the practical guided exercises in the handbook. In case if you have not had the opportunity in your daily practice to configure certain features like the management for time off or position management, etc., then I would recommend you to do these exercises. I used the SAP Live Access to Employee Central to repeat some of the configurations examples in these handbooks. Additionally, you will find multiple choice questions at the end of the documents. I would start with those first as they will guide how well you still know the subject. The handbooks will also include most of the content from the THR81 elearning course. Therefore, looking through the 1502 EC flipbook.pdf will not add a lot of value.

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I also read through the document 1508 Delta Documentation for 1505 Certification.pdf. But in hindsight these were not relevant for the delta exam itself. They were only useful for my current work. You find these documents in the folder Delta Releases: Content / Delta Release Updates..

Further I read the book SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central – The Comprehensive Guide by Luke Marson, Murali Mazhavanchery, and Rebecca Murray from cover to cover. It is an excellent book with lots of good advice and best practices. However, to pass the delta exam you won’t need to read. I would rather see as a good start to get into Employee Central before you take any courses. Yet the most value is for the practioneer. The book is a great companion while you work in the EC projects. It goes beyond the content that will be tested in the exam but can be vital in your work, such as Advances, Global Assignments, and Employee Central Payroll.

What was again very helpful were the 212 practice questions I had prepared for my first certification exam: https://ppalme.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/the-sap-successfactors-employee-central-certified-application-associate-exam-how-i-passed-it-and-how-i-prepared-for-it/

I also read through the document 1508 Delta Documentation for 1505 Certification.pdf. But in hindsight these were not relevant for the delta exam itself. They were only useful for my current work. You find these documents in the folder Delta Releases: Content / Delta Release Updates..

Further I read the book SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central – The Comprehensive Guide by Luke Marson, Murali Mazhavanchery, and Rebecca Murray from cover to cover. It is an excellent book with lots of good advice and best practices. However, to pass the delta exam you won’t need to read. I would rather see as a good start to get into Employee Central before you take any courses. Yet the most value is for the practioneer. The book is a great companion while you work in the EC projects. It goes beyond the content that will be tested in the exam but can be vital in your work, such as Advances, Global Assignments, and Employee Central Payroll.

My Conclusions & Advice

First of all, do not take this delta exam lightly. Being tested and having to recall the content by memory is different to practical hands-on experience where you have the Successfactors system in front of you. The exam needs almost the same amount of preparation as the main certification even though only 40 questions are asked.

You need to have a clear mental picture of the key tools in Employee Central because you need to recall them by heart in the exam.

You need to really know which key fields are in which HRIS element and in which data model.

You also need to be aware of when to use the MDF and when you need to configure the XML files.

You also need to recall in which category you set permissions for a field in the Role Based Permission Tool.

Additional Valuable Resources

Chris Wilbert Post: “SAP & SuccessFactors Certification and my EC Delta Certification Experience” 28. January 2016: Excellent article with very good advice. https://www.iprocon.de/sap-successfactors-certification-and-my-ec-delta-certification-experience/?lang=en

Practice Questions: On the official webpage of the SAP Certified Application Associate – SuccessFactors Employee Central Q2/2015 – Delta  there is also a link to seven sample questions.

10 free multiple choice practice questions at SAP Exam Blog: http://www.sapexam.com/sap-cloud-certification/sap-successfactors-employee-central-sf-ec If you want to go through the 105+ questions they have it costs $54.80 USD.

I have created a set of 212 free practice questions for myself – see my blog post: https://ppalme.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/the-sap-successfactors-employee-central-certified-application-associate-exam-how-i-passed-it-and-how-i-prepared-for-it/

System requirements – how to setup your computer system for the online exams:

Very good advice I found in the blog post by Joelle Smith on How to Prepare for the C_THR88_1508 SuccessFactors Learning Certification Exam:

http://scn.sap.com/community/erp/hcm/blog/2016/02/17/how-to-prepare-for-the-cthr881508-successfactors-learning-certification-exam

Further Reading:

SAP SuccessFactors Compensation Exam – How I Passed it

About me:

My vision is to build a truly integrated HR in the cloud. A truly integrated HR is the key enabler for organizations to maximize their business outcomes.

 

 

 

 

 


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