- The "SAP Certified Application Associate - Financial Accounting with SAP ERP 6.0 EhP7" certification exam verifies that the candidate possesses fundamental knowledge and proven skills in the area of SAP ERP Financial Accounting. It tests that the candidate has a good overall understanding within this consultant profile and can implement this knowledge practically in projects under guidance of an experienced consultant. This certificate is the ideal - although not mandatory - prerequisite for the qualification to SAP Certified Professional in Financial Accounting. It is recommended as an entry-level qualification to allow consultants to get acquainted within Financial Accounting projects.
- 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).
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.
General Ledger Accounting > 12%
Create and maintain general ledger accounts, exchange rates, bank master data and define house banks. Create and reverse general ledger transfer postings, post cross-company code transactions, create profit centers and segments. Clear an account and define and use a chart of accounts. Maintain tolerances, tax codes, and post documents with document splitting. Other general ledger accounting topics included, and describe the concept of SAP Simple Finance add-on for SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA.
Asset Accounting > 12%
Create and maintain charts of depreciation and the depreciation areas, asset classes, asset master data, and configure and perform FI-AA business processes in the SAP system. Set up valuation and depreciation, perform periodic and year-end closing processes, and explain and configure parallel accounting and new asset accounting.
Accounts Payable > 12%
Create and maintain vendor accounts, post invoices and payments and use special g/l transactions, reverse invoices and payments and use special g/l transactions, block open vendor invoices for payment, configure the payment program, and manage partial payments. Define the customizing settings for the Payment Medium Workbench, use the debit balance check for handling payments , define terms of payment and payment types, explain the connection of customers to vendors, describe integration with procurement, and create special general ledger indicators and post with special general ledger indicators.
Financial Closing 8% - 12%
Perform month and year-end closing in Financial Accounting (exchange rate valuation, post provisions etc.), create balance sheet, create profit and loss statements, monitor closing operations using the Financial Closing Cockpit, post accruals with accrual documents and recurring entry documents, and manage posting periods.
SAP Financials Basics 8% - 12%
Map the accounting structure of a company in SAP, create a company code, fiscal year variants, and assign fiscal year variants. Define currencies, configure validations and substitutions, test validations and substitutions, set up document types and number ranges, and utilize and explain posting keys.
Reporting 8% - 12%
Accounts Receivable 8% - 12%
Create and maintain customer accounts, post invoices and payments, reverse invoices and payments, define terms of payment and payment types, manage partial payments, set up correspondence, send periodic account statements, describe integration with sales and distribution, set up and execute dunning.
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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.
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