SAP debuts BPX certification: A closer look at SAP's business process focus

Examining SAP's new Business Process Expert (BPX) certification and its value to SAP end users and consultants.

Business process management, including the application of service-oriented architecture (SOA) principles, is red hot right now, as many experts identify this practice as a way to improve SAP project success. At TechEd 2008, SAP introduced its Business Process Expert, or BPX, certification. Specifically, BPX certification is a way of teaching and testing trainees on their knowledge of SAP's SOA platform and best practices in business process management. In this podcast, we speak to SAP's Arnold Jung, who heads up education for mid-market customers, to learn how much BPX certification costs, the course length, who should get it and how it will address the SAP skills shortage.

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SAP discusses the BPX certification's value
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2:10: Prerequisites for a BPX certification

4:31: How BPX covers SOA and BPM

5:33: Levels of BPX certification

6:34: What people are saying about BPX certification

8:04: What courses are involved in BPX certification, and how much they cost

12:48: Why consultants should obtain BPX certification

13:48: Why SAP project managers should obtain BPX certification

15:05: What BPX has to do with SAP project failure

16:32: BPX and the SAP skills shortage

This was first published in September 2008

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