• The "SAP Certified Associate - SAP Ariba Supplier Management" exam validates that the candidate possesses the fundamental and core knowledge required of an SAP Ariba Associate Business Consultant profile. This certification proves that the candidate has an overall understanding to participate as a member of a project team in a mentored role. This certification exam is recommended as an entry level qualification to participate in all SAP Ariba Supplier Management design and implementation projects. Please note that this version of the exam takes part in the Stay Current with SAP Global Certification program. Once you pass this version of the exam, make sure that you participate in the subsequent stay current process. You will be required to take the bi-annual Stay Current Assessment for all subsequent SAP Ariba Supplier Management solution releases via the SAP Learning Hub to maintain your SAP Ariba Supplier Mangement business consultant certification status and badge. In order to participate in the Stay Current program and access the Stay Current enablement and assessment, you will need at minimum an SAP Learning Hub, edition for procurement and networks subscription.

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.

SAP Ariba Supplier Management Portfolio Overview > 12%

Explain the features and benefits of the products in SAP Ariba's Spend Management portfolio and define key concepts.

SAP Ariba Supplier Performance Management Surveys and Scorecards > 12%

Use surveys and scorecards in SAP Ariba Supplier Performance Management.

Workspace Template Management > 12%

Create and manage workspace templates in SAP Ariba Supplier Performance Management and SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle Management.

Supplier Lifecycle Management Components > 12%

Use supplier requests, supplier registration, supplier qualification, preferred suppliers and the Category Status area in SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle Management.

SAP Ariba Supplier Performance Management Projects 8% - 12%

Use Supplier Performance Management projects.

SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle Management Users and Supplier Contacts 8% - 12%

Manage user groups, personas, buyer category assignments and supplier contacts in SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle Management.

Supplier Lifecycle Management Administration 8% - 12%

Import supplier records, set up supplier IDs, plan for integration and synchronization with ERPs in SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle Management.

  • AR740e SAP Learning Hub Content

Supplier Risk Management 8% - 12%

Use standard and enhanced features to manage supplier risk

  • AR340e SAP Learning Hub Content

Supplier Risk Administration 8% - 12%

Configure and administer SAP Ariba Supplier Risk

  • AR741e SAP Learning Hub Content

General Information

Exam Preparation 

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