Has anyone (non-consultant) gone through the Concur Certification?
1) Concur Certified Associate, Expense Admin
2) Concur Certified Professional, Expense Configuration
I've been "Concuring" and support Concur for +6 years at multiple companies, and I wonder if I could just take the test. I don't have the time for the full advanced configuration training. Is there a test study guide or sample tests? Maybe that would help me in my query.
Thanks in advance.
As per the current Concur rules, you need to have completed the training in the last 6 months, in order to be assigned the unrestricted configuration roles. This is a challenge for those who work with new clients on regular basis. A Test-only option would be ideal as it would allow us to demonstrate that we know how to handle the great power with great responsibility
Completely Agree Amber. The case history is a good indicator of a person's ability. Simply looking at the text in the cases should be a good start.
e.g. If I am asking for primary keys of list entries, it immediately highlights that I am already aware that translation of custom and vendor list entries becomes a challenge once the list entries cross 5000.
While at Fusion last month, I was speaking with the Concur person (sorry I can't recall her name - need to look for her card) about the certification. We discussed the cost and I gave her some feedback. After our conversation it seems that she was going to set up a webinar-type class at a much lower cost than was originally mentioned. I haven't checked back since then, but do plan to . . . as soon as I find her card.
Would like to know if you had any luck checking into the web based training. I have been a Concur admin for more than 15 years without the certifications. Should have done it but have not. Traveling to a location and paying the expense of the training is not something that I have wanted to do.
If you feel you can pass the test without taking the class, it is your prerogative to go straight to the test.
Also, please note that for the Professional (unrestricted access) the class you can take is an in-person class at one of several SAP Concur office locations. This cannot be taken online. The online class would be for the Associate (restricted access) certification. If you would like more information, including study material, go to www.concurtraining.com/certification.
I bet I could pass certain portions of the test (if there was one) and only need to have focused "sessions" of training. I would love for there to be a test (like all the other posters have mentioned) as well as specific training sessions available on certain topics that a person wasn't familiar with.
Thanks for bringing this up. This is related to the reorganization of the training page, and we are working on it! Will keep you posted.
I am an ex-conucurian. I worked as the CTE consultant in Concur till Feb'18. I have completed my training and i am certified in concur while i was working. Does this certification is valid throught out. Will the certification will be valid as a Global SAP-Concur certified?
I recently completed the Concur Professional certificate so sharing my experience; hope it helps this community.
I have worked for SAP Concur for more than 4 years as Implementation Manager and was part of many rollouts so familiarity with the overall subject was helpful. I will still not say it was easy as some questions were tricky even to confuse an experienced person. I have spent roughly 2 months; 1 hour each day on average to read end-user and configuration guide available on https://www.concurtraining.com/certification
For a non-consultant, It may require little more effort. Guides available on the certification page are very useful as these cover most of the topics and questions asked. Some hands-on experience to the configuration; maybe just a Test system that will be added support as this will help to visualize questions and you can easily recall options available on any particular screen.
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I am both a Concur Implementation Partner (CIP) and Concur Consulting Partner (CCP) and congratulate you for passing, especially with your self-study method. That is an amazing task! You're right on with your description of the difficulty that stretches even the experienced user and hands-on experience to configuration.
For the CIP exam, I was "lucky" as I was able to take the 9 day CIP training course for CIP. Before taking the training, all I knew about Concur was that we used it at my company! I say lucky because I was able to walk through 5 implementations, starting from a very simple 1 company to 4 Countries with an ever-expanding set of complexity.
Your study time was just about the same as the 9-day class which totaled 73 total hours. Note you do get CPE credit for the class, so contributed to my total 3-year requirement for my CPA requirements!
I personally liked the full-immersion, but that is not for everyone (also my company paid for it)! Either way, study and hands-on are keys to passing. Either way, it is a wonderful certification to have.
Since Certification, I have had 1 full implementation, 1 CCP and 1 Standard to Professional Conversion.
I wish you luck with your ongoing Implementations!
Let's keep in touch!