• The "SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP S/4HANA Sourcing and Procurement" certification exam verifies that the candidate has the fundamental and core knowledge in the area of sourcing and procurement required for the consultant profile. This certificate proves that the candidate has an overall understanding and can implement the knowledge practically in projects to contribute to the success of the planning and implementation phases in a mentored role. Previous project experience is not necessarily a prerequisite to pass this exam.


  • 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.

Configuration of Purchasing 8% - 12%

Configure settings in purchasing, e.g. document types, account assignment categories, output processing, condition records and message types.

Basic Procurement Processes (including Self Service Procurement) 8% - 12%

Describe and execute basic processes, e.g. create a purchase order, post a goods receipt, execute an invoice verification.

Enterprise Structure and Master Data 8% - 12%

Determine organizational levels and master data for procurement processes.

Consumption-Based Planning 8% - 12%

Perform a planning run and different types of forecasting for the material requirements planning.

Valuation and Account Assignment 8% - 12%

Configure account determination and valuation.

Configuration of Master Data and Enterprise Structure 8% - 12%

Customize business partner settings, organizational units, and material master records.

Invoice Verification 8% - 12%

Perform different types of invoice verification, manage variances and blocks, enter subsequent debits/credits, enter delivery costs, handle credit memos and reversals, and apply GR/IR account maintenance functions.

Source Determination 8% - 12%

Maintain source lists, apply quota arrangements, define priorities, block sources of supply, and use catalogs.

Sources of Supply 8% - 12%

Articulate important elements of price determination and maintain purchasing info records, central contracts, scheduling agreements, price changes.

Document Release Procedure < 8%

Manage blocked purchasing documents, create and configure release procedures, convert released purchase requisitions into purchase orders.

Purchasing Optimization < 8%

Assign and process purchase requisitions and monitor order confirmations and deliveries.

Procurement Analytics < 8%

Apply embedded analytics capabilities to analyze procurement KPIs.

Specific Procurement Processes < 8%

Execute specific processes, e.g. create an invoice using an invoicing plan, create a blanket purchase order.

SAP S/4HANA User Experience < 8%

Identify key capabilities of SAP Fiori UX and use the SAP Fiori Launchpad to navigate.

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.

For more information refer to our FAQs.

SAP Global Certification FAQ – Overview

SAP Global Certification FAQ – Exam Process

SAP Global Certification FAQ – Post-Exam Process


Safeguarding the Value of Certification

SAP Education has worked hard together with the Certification & Enablement Influence Council to enhance the value of certification and improve the exams. An increasing number of customers and partners are now looking towards certification as a reliable benchmark to safeguard their investments. Unfortunately, the increased demand for certification has brought with it a growing number of people who to try and attain SAP certification through unfair means. This ongoing issue has prompted SAP Education to place a new focus on test security. Please take a look at our post to understand what you can do to help to protect the credibility of your certification status.

Our Certification Test Security Guidelines will help you as test taker to understand the testing experience.




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