• The "SAP Certified Associate – Backend Developer - SAP Cloud Application Programming Model" certification exam validates that the candidate possesses the fundamental knowledge on how to leverage CAP to design and implement extension applications to existing SAP applications like SAP S/4HANA Cloud using the side-by-side extensibility concept on SAP BTP. This certification is designed for backend developer who work with CAP with Node.js/JavaScript or CAP with Java as well as Core Data Services (CDS) to build cloud-native extensions and Fiori Elements to create UIs. This certification proves that the candidate has an overall understanding and in‐depth technical skills to participate as a member of a project team in a mentored role. We highly recommend that you have successfully completed the SAP Learning Journey Discover SAP Business Technology Platform before you write this SAP Certification exam.

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.

Application Extension Development & Deployment 21% - 30%

Describe events, event handling, configuration of events; describe Kyma runtime on SAP BTP; explain service discovery mechanisms, service meshes; describe query data using OData; use SAP Fiori elements to add an UI layer; use annotations to customize UIs; summarize Cloud Foundry.

Application Security 11% - 20%

Explain Approuter features, functions, configuration; describe XSUAA; explain xs-security file and authorizations; summarize CDS-based security; differentiate between user account types, roles, and role collections; restrict access control. 

SAP Cloud Application Programming Model 11% - 20%

Describe service definitions; perform error handling; add custom logic; explain synchronous vs. asynchronous APIs; use CDS modeling. Work with SAP development tools such as SAP Business Application Studio.

DevOps and Continuous Delivery 11% - 20%

Describe DevOps and CI/CD; set up CI infrastructure, and use Git; explain the Continuous Delivery pipeline; adapt the Continuous Delivery pipeline to your needs and operate cloud applications.

SAP S/4HANA Cloud Extensibility 11% - 20%

Describe main features, benefits, and use cases of S/4HANA cloud and side-by-side extensibility with SAP BTP;  describe the microservice architecture; explain data persistence; use APIs, SAP Business Accelerator Hub API. Use SAP Cloud SDK for building extensions.

SAP Build Process Automation <= 10%

Create an automated process with SAP Build Process Automation. Identify elements of the SAP Build Process Automation development environment.

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  • SPA400

General Information

Exam Preparation 

All SAP consultant certifications are available as Cloud Certifications in the Certification Hub and can be booked with product code CER006. With CER006 – SAP Certification in the Cloud, you can take up to six exams attempts of your choice in one year – from wherever and whenever it suits you! Test dates can be chosen and booked individually.

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.

Certification exams might contain unscored items that are being tested for upcoming releases of the exam. These unscored items are randomly distributed across the certification topics and are not counted towards the final score. The total number of items of an examination as advertised in the Training Shop is never exceeded when unscored items are used.

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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