- The "SAP Certified Associate - Design Thinking" certification exam verifies that the candidate possesses required knowledge in the area of the SAP Design Thinking methodology, processes and workshop organization/facilitation for the consultant profile. The candidate should demonstrate the successful use of Design Thinking principles in projects. This certificate builds on the knowledge gained through the related Design Thinking training.
- 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.
Design Thinking Methodology and Principles > 12%
Describe fundamental Design Thinking principles, overall methodology approach, the history of Design Thinking, and IT relevant areas of application.
Scoping / Understand > 12%
Understand the purpose of scoping within the Design Thinking methodology; describe best practices methods for scoping and understand how they work.
Research / Observe > 12%
Understand the purpose of research within the Design Thinking methodology; describe best practices methods for research and understand how they work.
Synthesis / Define Point-of-View > 12%
Understand the purpose of synthesis within the Design Thinking methodology, describe best practices methods for synthesis, and understand how they work.
Post production & Facilitation > 12%
Describe and use key Design Thinking workshop facilitation rules, describe how to deal with difficult team situations. Outline the key preparation activities for Design Thinking workshops, describe best practices for debriefing workshop results and drive results towards implementation.
Ideation 8% - 12%
Understand the purpose of ideation within the Design Thinking methodology, describe best practices methods for ideation, and understand how they work.
Prototyping 8% - 12%
Understand the purpose of prototyping within the Design Thinking methodology, describe best practices methods for prototyping and understand how they work.
Validation & Implementation < 8%
Explain the purpose of validation within the Design Thinking methodology, describe best practices methods for validation, and understand how they work.
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.
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