- The "SAP Certified Associate – Back-End Developer - ABAP Cloud" certification exam validates that you possess ABAP programming language fundamentals based on ABAP RESTful Application Programming Model on SAP Business Technology Platform and principles of building custom extensions in SAP S/4HANA Cloud required of the back-end developer profile. This certification proves that you have an overall understanding and in‐depth skills to participate as a member of project team in a mentored role.
Please see below the list of topics that may be covered within this certification and the courses that cover them. Its accuracy does not constitute a legitimate claim; SAP reserves the right to update the exam content (topics, items, weighting) at any time.
Core ABAP programming 31% - 40%
Describe ABAP data types; use the ABAP dictionary; use local classes (execute test classes, using methods…); describe modularization; explain how to manage exceptions; analyze logical expressions, operator precedence; describe constructors; explain internal tables, keys, single column, multi-column, sorted tables, hashed tables; use the IAM app
ABAP core data services and data modeling 21% - 30%
Describe Core Data Services (CDS) views, naming conventions; differentiate CDS built-in functions (and difference to ABAP functions); explain CDS views: joins and associations, annotations; describe Access controls with CDS views: usage, setup; describe SAP HANA database tables; analyze foreign key relationships; use ABAP SQL; define SAP HANA database tables; define/use CDS views
ABAP RESTful Application Programming Model 11% - 20%
Explain the use of the ABAP Restful Application Programming model in ABAP development; describe the architecture of the ABAP Restful Application Programming model ; explain the binding of CDS views; analyze EML statements
Object-oriented design 11% - 20%
Explain encapsulation, inheritance, upcast, downcast, polymorphism, interfaces; redefine components; analyze the sequence of constructor calls; explain the singleton pattern; use Exception classes.
SAP clean core extensibility and ABAP cloud 11% - 20%
Explain extension pattern, extension rules, use cases for developer extensions; describe side-by-side usage; describe ABAP cloud development , ABAP cloud rules; explain integration frameworks, release contract rules, SAP S/4HANA, public, private cloud differences.
ABAP SQL and code pushdown <= 10%
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