• The "SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP S/4HANA Production Planning and Manufacturing (1709)" certification exam validates that the candidate possesses the fundamental and core knowledge required of the SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing consultant profile. This certification proves that the candidate has an overall understanding and in‐depth technical skills to participate as a member of a project team in a mentored role. This certification exam is appropriate for those who are certified in any of the certification exams: "SAP Certified Application Associate - Production - Planning & Manufacturing with SAP ERP 6.0 EHP7 / SAP Certified Application Associate - Production - Planning & Manufacturing with SAP ERP 6.0 EHP6"


  • 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.

Material Requirements Planning in SAP ERP > 12%

Select and apply planning strategies, use the planning table, characterize long-term planning and master production scheduling, outline MRP basics and steps of MRP, and describe lot size procedures.

Production Orders in SAP ERP > 12%

Determine BOM item category, describe order status management and set user statuses, configure availability check for components, trigger routing selection, set up an order type, apply material staging and confirmation.

Advanced Planning in SAP S/4HANA > 12%

Outline the basics and master data of advanced planning,  explain tools (alert monitor, detailed scheduling planning board) and advanced planning and detailed scheduling processes, explain planning evaluation concepts

  • S4MA1

Introduction to SAP S/4HANA 8% - 12%

Outline both motivation and background of SAP S/4HANA, describe its main components, the lines of business, and the SAP User Experience strategy

  • S4LG1

Lean Manufacturing in SAP ERP 8% - 12%

Identify repetitive manufacturing specific master data, explain line load planning and confirmation, outline kanban master data and kanban processes.

Innovations of SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management for Logistics 8% - 12%

Describe the simplification list and outline highlevel major differences to SAP ERP logistics, outline major new functionality in SAP S/4HANA in terms of SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management planning, execution, and analytics.

  • S4LG1

SAP S/4HANA Production Methods < 8%

Explain and compare the different production methods in make-to-order, make-to-stock, and assembly planning.

  • S4MA1

Master Data in SAP ERP < 8%

Identify and explain production relevant master data, including, but not limited to: bill of material, routing and production version.

SAP S/4HANA Planning Methods < 8%

Outline the demand planning concepts in SAP S/4HANA, describe the MRP live concept and basic technology, explain major differences to MRP planning in SAP ERP.

  • S4MA1

Process Orders in SAP ERP < 8%

Characterize process order elements and process order processing, determine master data objects for process orders, identify features for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

SAP S/4HANA Essentials < 8%

Outline best practices for using SAP S/4HANA, describe the SAP HANA database concept and new user experience with SAP Fiori, outline the capabilities of embedded analytics.

  • S4H01

General Information

Exam Preparation 

IMPORTANT: All SAP consultant certifications are now 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.Those of you who prefer to get certified on-site at an SAP training center instead can still do so. Official dates for the certification tests are listed on the right.

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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