• The "SAP Certified 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.

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%

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

Production Orders in SAP S/4HANA > 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.

Master Data in SAP S/4HANA > 12%

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

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

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

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

Capacity Planning in SAP S/4HANA 8% - 12%

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.

Demand Management in SAP S/4HANA < 8%

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

Introduction to SAP S/4HANA Production Planning < 8%

Outline production planning components and functions, differentiate consumption-based planning vs. MRP, outline new trends in production planning.

Introduction to SAP S/4HANA Supply Chain Planning < 8%

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

Process Orders in SAP S/4HANA < 8%

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

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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