• The "SAP Certified Technology Associate - SAP Solution Manager (IT Service Management Configuration) 7.1 SP8" certification exam verifies basic knowledge of IT Service Management configuration on the SAP Solution Manager release 7.1 (SP8). This certificate proves that the candidate satisfies the requirements of the Technology consultant profile in this area, and can implement this knowledge practically under guidance of an experienced consultant.


  • 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. Besides the recommended education courses also practical experience is required and tested.
  • You are not allowed to use any reference materials during the certification test (no access to online documentation or to any SAP system).
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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.

Basic Setup Steps > 12%

Describe how to prepare the system and perform the basic configuration for Incident Management and Change Request Management using  the Guided Procedure.

Application Incident Management > 12%

Describe the Incident Management process. Explain how to create a request for change from incident, and how to create incidents with different interfaces.

IT Service Management Specific Customizing > 12%

Explain the customization of IT Service Management through the meaning of transaction types, the process to adapt transaction types, and the customer specific customization options. Explain how to adapt a copy of transaction type for IT Service Management.

Change Request Management Processes > 12%

Explain the concept of normal changes, urgent changes, defect corrections, administrational changes and general changes. Describe how to create and approve requests for change.

Master Data 8% - 12%

Explain how to create and maintain the master data needed for IT Service Management (Business Partner, Installed base components and organizational model).

CRM Web UI for IT Service Management < 8%

Outline the functions of the CRM UI for IT Service Management, explain how to configure and personalize the CRM Web UI, and how to use categories to classify incidents and changes.

The Use of Projects in Change Request Management < 8%

Describe the phase structure of a  project cycle in Change Request Management, and how to create a maintenance project and activate Change Request Management for it.

Monitoring Application Incident Management and Change Request Management < 8%

Explain how to monitor Application Incident Management and Change Request Management.

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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