• This certification test verifies the knowledge in the area of SAP Business Planning and Consolidation 10.1 and 11.0. It validates that the Associate Consultant has a good sound knowledge and understanding of SAP Business Planning and Consolidation in SAP Business Planning and Consolidation 10.1, and SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP BW/4HANA. (BPC Embedded version 11.0). Based on that knowledge, the successful Associate is able to apply those acquired skills to perform a variety of appropriate implementation, customization and maintenance related tasks within a project team and contribute positively to the success of a project under the guidance of senior project team members. A typical Associate - SAP Business Planning and Consolidation 10.1/11.0 consultant would have a maximum of three years experience in the field but project experience should not be prerequisite for a competent and well trained candidate to pass this exam.


  • 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.

Script Logic and Calculations 8% - 12%

Explain and position calculation options, syntax, and run script logic.

  • BPC420
  • BPC430
  • BPC440

Business Rules 8% - 12%

Define the business rules by preparing the data, defining the global rules, and designing elimination rules.

  • BPC440

EPM add-in 8% - 12%

Use EPM reports and member recognition, control output for the EPM add-in, and save data from the EPM add-in.

  • BPC420
  • BPC430
  • BPC440

Integrated Planning 8% - 12%

Configure InfoProvider settings and objects, and build and optimize planning functions.

BW Integration 8% - 12%

Configure InfoProviders, design characteristics, build process chains for planning and create BW queries.

Models 8% - 12%

Explain model types and dimensions, configure embedded models, and describe BW integration for Models.

  • BPC420
  • BPC430
  • BPC440
  • S4F80

Environments and Dimensions 8% - 12%

Configure environments and dimensions.

  • BPC420
  • BPC430
  • BPC440
  • S4F80

Administration < 8%

Perform administration optimization and configure audit.

Data Manager < 8%

Design packages and import data using the Data Manager.

  • BPC420
  • BPC430
  • BPC440

Analysis for Office < 8%

Plan with Analysis for Office.

BPC Web client consolidation < 8%

Execute BPC Web client consolidation by preparing the data and running month-end closing tasks.

  • BPC440

Process Control < 8%

Control and secure the process.

Architecture < 8%

Explain BPC solutions and real time planning in S/4HANA.

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.

For more information refer to our SAP Certification FAQs.

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