• The "SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP S/4HANA Production Planning and Manufacturing" 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 inā€depth technical skills to participate as a member of a project team in a mentored role.


  • 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.

Advanced Planning in SAP S/4HANA > 12%

Describe key aspects of Advanced Planning in SAP S/4HANA.

  • S4MA1

Production Orders in SAP S/4HANA > 12%

Describe how Production Orders support the manufacturing process in SAP S/4HANA.

  • S4225

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  • TS422

Master Data in SAP S/4HANA > 12%

Outline the key master data used in Production Planning and Manufacturing.

  • S4210

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Material Requirements Planning in SAP S/4HANA 8% - 12%

Describe how MRP supports the production planning process in SAP S/4HANA.

Lean Manufacturing in SAP S/4HANA 8% - 12%

Describe what is meant by Lean Manufacturing in SAP S/4HANA.

  • S4200

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SAP S/4HANA Essentials < 8%

Describe how SAP S/4HANA supports best practices.

  • S4H01

SAP S/4HANA Production Methods < 8%

Describe how SAP S/4HANA supports various production methods.

  • S4MA1

SAP S/4HANA Planning Methods < 8%

Describe how SAP S/4HANA supports demand planning.

  • S4MA1

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

Describe the innovations in Logistics applications within SAP S/4HANA.

  • S4LG1

Introduction to SAP S/4HANA < 8%

Describe how SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management simplifies business processes.

  • S4LG1
  • S4H01

Process Orders in SAP S/4HANA < 8%

Describe how orders are processed using Good Manufacturing Practices in S/4HANA.

  • S4200

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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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