• The "SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP Transportation Management 9.5" certification exam verifies that the candidate possesses fundamental knowledge and skills in the area of SAP Transportation Management. This certificate proves that the candidate has an overall understanding of the solution within the application consultant for SAP Transportation Management profile and can implement this knowledge practically in projects under the guidance of an experienced consultant. This certificate builds on the basic knowledge gained through related SAP TM training and refined by practical experience as part of an SAP TM implementation team. This exam is an entry-level qualification to allow consultants to validate their knowledge of SAP Transportation Management 9.5 solution fundamentals. NOTE: This exam is also relevant for customers and partners implementing embedded TM in SAP S/4HANA as the functionality is almost identical. However, to get a foundational understanding of SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics and SAP Fiori UX technologies, we recommend you supplement your training by completing the S4H00 – SAP S4HANA Overview (S4H00e in e-learning) course.


  • 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.

SAP Transportation Management Overview and Fundamentals > 12%

Describe general processes and functional areas of SAP TM.

Charge Calculation & Freight Settlement > 12%

Setup transportation charge management and integrate carrier invoices to ERP.

Planning Basics & Manual Planning > 12%

Set up a transportation Network and necessary profiles for manual planning.

Freight Order Management and Execution 8% - 12%

Execute freight documents and interact with other external and internal parties.

Advanced Planning & VSR Optimizer < 8%

Calibrate the optimizer to enable automatic planning.

Subcontracting < 8%

Enable carrier selection and tendering process to communicate with external carriers.

Forwarding Order Management < 8%

Execute order management using Forwarding Orders.

SAP ERP Integration for Order Management < 8%

Integrate SAP ERP with SAP TM for Order Management. Be able to start the planning process by building freight units.

Strategic Freight Management < 8%

Manage freight contracts by using strategic freight procurement and strategic freight selling.

LSP based planning & execution < 8%

Extend a transportation network with schedules and use pre-orderd capacities.

Advanced Charge Management < 8%

Extend your transportation charge management with specific charge calculation and settlement topics.

Embedded Transportation Management < 8%

Manage transportation tasks within SAP S/4HANA.

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.

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