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!
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