• The "SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP Ariba Procurement" certification exam verifies that the candidate possesses the basic knowledge in the area of the SAP Ariba Procurement solutions. This certificate proves that the candidate has an overall understanding within the SAP Ariba Procurement application consultant profile and can implement this knowledge practically in projects under guidance of an experienced consultant. It is recommended as an entry-level qualification to allow consultants to get acquainted with the fundamentals of the SAP Ariba product line.


  • To ensure success, SAP recommends combining education courses and hands-on experience to prepare for your certification exam as questions will test your ability to apply the knowledge you have gained in training.
  • You are not allowed to use any reference materials during the certification test (no access to online documentation or to any SAP system).

Topic Areas

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.

Procurement Knowledge > 12%

Demonstrate a general understanding of procurement practices and SAP Ariba Spot Buy, invoice exception handling, receiving and document statuses.

Integration > 12%

Explain how SAP Ariba Procurement solutions can integrate with other SAP Ariba solutions and with ERPs.

Best Practices > 12%

Describe best practices for completing configuration workbooks, requesting a customization and which features to change.

  • SAP Ariba Certification LR

Consulting 8% - 12%

Plan for a design workshop and advise customers on user acceptance testing (UAT).

  • SAP Ariba Certification LR

Basic Guided Buying Concepts 8% - 12%

Explain the business case and features for Guided Buying.

Forms and Extensions 8% - 12%

Explain the business case and features for forms and extensions.

  • SAP Ariba Certification LR

General Information

Exam Preparation

Each specific certification comes with its own set of preparation tactics. We define them as "Topic Areas" and they can be found on each exam description. You can find the number of questions, the duration of the exam, what areas you will be tested on, and recommended course work and content you can reference.

Please be aware that the professional- level certification also requires several years of practical on-the-job experience and addresses real-life scenarios.

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