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.