• The "SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP S/4HANA R&D Engineering" certification exam for essentials edition validates that the candidate possesses SAP onboarding fundamentals and core knowledge in the R&D line of business area required of the consultant profile. This certification proves that the candidate has an overall understanding and inā€depth technical skills to participate as a member of an SAP S/4HANA OnPrem with a focus on R&D in a mentored role. This certification exam is recommended as an entry level qualification. This certification exam is relevant for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition and SAP S/4HANA on-premise. The certificate issued for passing this exam will be valid for 5 years.

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.

Characteristics, Classes and Classification > 12%

Explain the configuration requirements for characteristics, classes and classification for material master and other S/4 master data

Object dependencies for Variant Configuration > 12%

Configure object dependencies in the area of Variant Configuration

Configuration profiles in Variant Configuration > 12%

Identify the configuration requirements for configuration profiles

Master Data in Variant Configuration > 12%

Use materials, mBOMs, routings, material variants and pricing information in Variant Configuration

Routings 8% - 12%

Analyze the features of Routings

Product Master 8% - 12%

Describe the purpose and features of product masters

Material BOM < 8%

Describe the purpose and features of material BOMs

Work Center < 8%

Analyze the features of Work Centers

Search and evaluation in Classification < 8%

Analyze the purpose and features of search and evaluation of master data, characteristics and classes

Document Management < 8%

Identify the advantages of Document Management

Engineering Change Management < 8%

Identify the advantages of Change Management

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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