New Certification Exams – Data Integrator now added

Further information regarding the new Business Objects exams. Data Integrator is going to be added to the list of available exams.

More info can be found here.

Note that existing BOCP holders do not need to recertify:

“…individuals holding a current valid BusinessObjects certification will not need to recertify.”

Also nice to see that existing holders of the BOCP certifcation can use the new titles:

‘…those holding the valid BusinessObjects certification in the latest release are entitled to use the SAP Associate certification logo and title but no new certificates will be issued.”

One thing to point out though, if you are BOCP-BOE certified to XIR2 and haven’t yet taken the XI3 upgrade SABE501, you may want to do it before the exam is removed:

“If a test taker is certified on BusinessObjects Certified Professional – Business Objects Enterprise XI R2 and requires only the XI 3.0 upgrade exam (SABE 501) to qualify for the XI 3.0 certificate what should he/she do?

To avoid taking the full certification exam after the retirement of the XI 3.0 upgrade exam the final exam should be taken prior to its retirement at the end of April.”

Get your skates on! There may be limited places in your chosen test centre.

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2 Responses to “New Certification Exams – Data Integrator now added”

  1. Kuldeep Says:

    Are we expecting price restructure when SAP launches its new certification after April 30?

    Also, Do you see any chances of getting separate certification exam for Xcelsius.

    • weldblog Says:

      Kuldeep

      Judging from Kenneth Schieffer’s entry on the SAP site, it would look like the pricing for the new exams will change:

      “17. Will the pricing change?

      The pricing will be aligned with the rest of the SAP Global Certification program to reflect the increased exam duration and the single exam per certification scenario. Pricing will not differ between an exam taken at a VUE test center or an SAP Education Center. For local pricing please consult your local SAP Education web site.”

      In response to your second question, there is no mention of an Xcelsius certification. To be honest, I’d rather see a Universe Designer certification before an Xcelsius certification.

      Also note, this is an independent blog, and is wholly unconnected to SAP. I simply comment upon my experiences and share my thoughts and readings. For specific questions about certification, I would direct all questions to your local SAP education department.


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