• The "SAP Certified Development Associate - Programming in SAP S/4HANA, for SAP NetWeaver ABAP Programmers" certification exam verifies that the candidate has the knowledge required in the area of Programming in SAP S/4HANA. This certificate builds on SAP NetWeaver ABAP programming skills and experience that is then refined by practical experience during several projects. This exam validates that the candidate possesses foundational knowledge in the area of SAP S/4HANA ABAP Development


  • 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.

Expression-based ABAP syntax 8% - 12%

Use expression-based syntax for string processing, constructing objects and values, and assigning values

  • D75AW

ABAP SQL 8% - 12%

Explain the syntactical changes and functional enhancements of ABAP SQL

  • HA400

CDS views 8% - 12%

Define and use views in ABAP Core Data Services (CDS)

  • D75AW
  • HA400
  • S4D430

in-App Extensibility 8% - 12%

Use SAP Fiori runtime authoring. Create data source extensions. Create custom fields. Create custom logic. Create custom business objects. Create a UI for a custom business object. Add custom logic to a custom business object. Transport extension items.

  • S4D425

Analysis tools 8% - 12%

Explain the various analysis tools, specifically ATC, SQLM, SWLT, SAT, ST05, and ABAP Call Monitor (SCMON)

  • D75AW
  • HA400
  • S4D440

ABAP Restful Application Programming (RAP) model 8% - 12%

Describe the use of the ABAP Restful Application Programming (RAP) model in ABAP development

CDS-based BOPF 8% - 12%

Define CDS-based Business Objects in the BOPF and implement their behavior

  • S4D435

SAP Fiori use in ABAP Programming model 8% - 12%

Explain the usage of SAP Fiori in the ABAP Programming Model (CDS-based BOPF)

  • S4DEV

SAP Gateway use in ABAP Programming model < 8%

Publish Gateway Services based on CDS Views

  • S4DEV

Custom code migration from SAP ERP to SAP S/4HANA < 8%

Describe the impact of S/4HANA simplifications on custom code and tools to analyse the impact

  • S4D440

ABAP Managed Database Procedures (AMDP) < 8%

Define AMDPs and CDS table functions 

  • HA400
  • S4D430

Side-by-Side Extensibility < 8%

Explain the Cloud Platform Connectivity and Destination Service. Configure communication scenarios using the Communication Management. Create and use a custom remote client proxy in ABAP.

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.

Safeguarding the Value of Certification

SAP Education has worked hard together with the Certification & Enablement Influence Council to enhance the value of certification and improve the exams. An increasing number of customers and partners are now looking towards certification as a reliable benchmark to safeguard their investments. Unfortunately, the increased demand for certification has brought with it a growing number of people who to try and attain SAP certification through unfair means. This ongoing issue has prompted SAP Education to place a new focus on test security. Please take a look at our post to understand what you can do to help to protect the credibility of your certification status.

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