Systems, Applications and Products TS410 Workshop

The College of Business’s Systems, Applications and Products University Alliance Program offers the SAP certification workshop to undergraduate, graduate students and NIU alumni. The SAP Certification is titled TS410, Business Process Integration in SAP S/4HANA. The workshop provides intensive training to prepare you to become a SAP Certified Business Associate. As a student or recent NIU graduate, you may apply to enroll in it. The workshop is offered at a significantly reduced fee due to Northern Illinois University’s membership in the SAP University Alliance.

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Purpose and Benefit

The SAP TS410 Certification workshop will enable you to see how SAP’s next-generation ERP suite, S/4HANA, operates. The workshop covers business functions designed into the S/4HANA system including managerial and financial accounting, human resources, procurement, manufacturing, sales and distribution, warehouse management, enterprise asset management and project management, as well as basic concepts relating to SAP HANA and Fiori. After completing this workshop you will:

  • Possess an enhanced understanding of concepts and navigation in the S/4HANA system.
  • Be able to explain how the fundamental business processes interact with S/4 in the areas of sales order management, material and production planning, procurement, inventory management, project management, plant maintenance, human capital management, financial accounting and management accounting.
  • Be able to identify the key master data which must be maintained to execute each business process.
  • Be able to identify the key integration points between the different business disciplines supporting each business process cycle.
  • Be ready to take SAP TS410 certification exam upon completion of the workshop.
Past Performance
  • Summer 2021 - 29 students, 96% pass rate
  • Summer 2020 - 35 students, 82% pass rate
  • Summer 2019 - 48 students, 50% pass rate (new test format)
  • Summer 2018 - 39 students, 72% pass rate (cutoff score was 59%)
  • Summer 2017 - 65 students, 62% pass rate (cutoff score was raised from 51 to 59%)
  • Summer 2016 - 53 students, 89% pass rate (cutoff score was 51%)
  • Summer 2015 - 35 students, 70% pass rate (cutoff score was 51%)
Note: TERP10 is the predecessor certification to the TS410 certification. The nationwide average pass rate is around 65%.
Schedule and Cost

Date: May 16-27, 2022

Time: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Location: TBD

Workshop Price: $1,195 (cost covers professional instruction and training materials)

  • The standard market price is $6,700.
  • NIU is able to significantly reduce the cost due to its membership in the SAP University Alliances Program.

 

Payment Plan

A non-refundable $300 deposit is required (via credit card) when you register online. This deposit will hold your seat for the workshop. The remaining balance of $895 is due by Friday, April 29, 2022.

You can email outreachregistration@niu.edu to charge the card you used for your deposit. Or you can pay by check or cash at the Outreach Registration Office, Monat Building, Room 186 DeKalb, Il, 60115. If you have not paid the balance by this date, the remaining amount due will be charged to the credit card used for the deposit.

Note: the charge to your credit card will appear on your statement as NIU Outreach, DeKalb, IL.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Requests to cancel received by Friday, April 29, 2022, will receive a full refund less a 10% administrative fee. No refunds will be given after May 6, 2022. No-shows will not be refunded. The $300 deposit is non-refundable.

All requests must be submitted in writing to outreachregistration@niu.edu or by fax to 815-753-6900.

SAP Exam Fee: A separate exam fee of $90 is to be paid directly to SAP during the first four days of the workshop. Your instructor will help you with this on the first day.

Prerequisites for the Workshop

NIU students or alumni must successfully complete either OMIS 455 or OMIS 643 with a grade of C or higher, or have a minimum of one year SAP ERP related experience prior to enrolling in the workshop.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Basics

Is TS410 an associate level certification, and what does that mean?

Yes, the TS410 is an associate level certification. SAP Education Services currently offers two levels of certification – associate and professional level. Associate certification focuses on the fundamental knowledge requirements for a consultant or project team member. The TS410 exam is the most entry-level of associate certifications. The professional level certification requires deeper product understanding, proven project experience and business knowledge.

What are the overall goals of the TS410 course?

There are four key goals. First, explain the organizational structures used in each business process. Second, identify the key master data which must be maintained to execute each business process. Third, discuss the ERP transactions required to complete each business process cycle. And fourth, identify the key integration points between the different business disciplines supporting each business process cycle.

Is the certification valid forever?

No, all certifications SAP offers are release dependent. The validity of a given certificate expires no later than the date that SAP ends support for that product and release (essentially two releases back from what is currently available).

What is the cost of the exam in North America?

The 2020 price for students taking the exam with classmates as part of their on-campus TS410 is $290 USD. This exam fee allows one student to take the exam once when it is offered on their campus as part of the TS410 course. Schools will incur additional costs – book, instructor and so on that may be passed on to students on a cost recovery basis.

How much work is really required to do well on the exam?

You're expected to attend class every day, all day. Class is typically scheduled from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., but can vary. Most students arrive to the lab early and stay late to study. It is common for students to form study groups – especially on the weekend mid-class. Students that have tried to combine the TS410 with a for-credit night class or other class project have historically performed poorly on the exam. This class is not recommended unless you're able to focus considerable time outside of class for exam preparation.

What background should I have to do well on the exam?

NIU undergraduate/graduate students or alumni must successfully complete either OMIS 455 or OMIS 643 with a grade of C or better or have a minimum of one year SAP ERP experience prior to enrolling in the workshop.

What are the keys to student success?

Read and understand all content in the book. Successfully complete all exercises. Be an active participant in class. Be prepared to study each night and over the weekend. Ask questions. Take ownership – you're responsible for understanding all content presented in class and covered in the book.

What content will be covered in class

All content in the book will be covered. Additionally there will be quizzes/review activities to ensure that you understand not only the SAP products introduced but also the business processes ERP supports. This is not a “teach to the exam” type class.

Some certified individuals use a “SAP Certified Associate” logo in their email signature block. Is that available if I pass the TS410 exam?

Yes, everyone that passes as associate level certification exam at SAP (i.e. TS410) may utilize the SAP Certified Associate logo. In North America, the logo file will be distributed to those that have passed after their exam either by the exam proctor/instructor. If the proctor cannot personally ensure the student has passed, he/she will need to get the logo from SAP Education, as the UA team has no way to verify whether a person took the exam successfully due to privacy concerns. ** UA is distributing this for Ed Services, to ensure that our students receive it as quickly as possible after the exam. SAP Education Services has determined the approved uses as well as restrictions for use. Those policies will be distributed at the same time as the logo itself, and those policies must be followed.

Exam Details

What are the most important concepts covered on the exam?

All content covered in the course should be studied, as all topics are fair game. See the “TS410 Competencies” document for the weighting of course topics. Your instructor will provide more information during the workshop.

How are exams scored?

TS410 uses a dichotomous scoring model where multiple response questions are either correct or incorrect and does not give partial grades for responses. This better reflects the need for SAP customers and partners to know whether a certified individual can perform a task to the complete satisfaction of all concerned. Leaving a question blank is equivalent to a false response.

What happens if I fail the exam?

You may retake the exam immediately. It will cost an additional $500 USD (current price, subject to change – consult the SAP website for details) to retake the exam each time. You may attempt an exam a maximum of three times. University Alliances does not offer re-takes. You'll identify a test location/date on the SAP website then will register directly.

What if I do not follow examination rules/procedures?

If the infringement is considered minor, the exam will be marked as a “fail” and you'll need to retake the exam at a future date. If the infringement is serious, any certifications that may have been awarded will be revoked and you'll be excluded from future examinations.

Can I take the exam on a different day than the rest of the class?

If you wish to take the exam at the discounted rate, you must take the exam at the scheduled time with the rest of the class. If you're willing to pay full price for the exam (currently $500 USD but subject to change – check the SAP website for details), then you may take the exam at an SAP training center or testing center on a day that exams are scheduled (exams are offered on a regular basis) like any customer or partner would.

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Instructor

Jiao Wu is an assistant professor of information systems at the NIU College of Business. She has been teaching SAP ERP courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Central Michigan University and NIU for more than seven years. She is also a level two certified ERPSim instructor.

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Department of Operations Management and Information Systems
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815-753-1286
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