• The "SAP Certified Associate - SAP S/4HANA Implementation Scenarios for Architects" certification exam validates that the candidate possesses the fundamental and core knowledge required in the area of SAP S/4HANA implementation. This certification proves that the candidate has an overall understanding and skills to participate as a member of a project team in a mentored architect or technology consultant role. This certification exam is recommended as an entry level qualification.


  • 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.

New Implementation > 12%

Explain how to perform a new implementation project.

System Conversion > 12%

Explain how to plan and execute a system conversion.

Introduction to SAP S/4HANA 8% - 12%

Describe the key features and capabilities of SAP S/4HANA, SAP Fiori UX and SAP HANA.

SAP S/4HANA Architecture and Choice of Deployment 8% - 12%

Explain the different deployment options, the role of SAP HANA and SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud and describe technology and business simplifications.

Transition scenarios to SAP S/4HANA 8% - 12%

Examine the available transition scenarios, their purpose, benefits and suitability for a customer situation and identify the data migration tools and best practice solutions. 

SAP Activate as Accelerator for the Transition 8% - 12%

Describe the aim of SAP Activate and how it's components accelerate the transition to SAP S/4HANA.

Landscape Transformation 8% - 12%

Describe the major phases and considerations for a landscape transformation.

Preparation to Implementation 8% - 12%

List the steps to prepare an implementation.

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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Safeguarding the Value of Certification

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