• 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. This certification exam is relevant for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition and SAP S/4HANA on-premise.


  • 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).
  • 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.

Configuration of Purchasing > 12%

Configure settings in purchasing, e.g. document types, account assignment categories, output processing and release procedures.

Procurement Processes > 12%

Describe and execute basic and specific procurement processes, e.g. standard procurement, subcontracting, self-service procurement etc.

Enterprise Structure and Master Data > 12%

Identify, customize, and maintain organizational units and master data for procurement processes.

Valuation and Account Assignment 8% - 12%

Analyze and configure account determination and material stock valuation.

Purchasing Optimization 8% - 12%

Maintain source lists, apply quota arrangements, define priorities, block sources of supply, and use catalogs. Assign and process purchase requisitions and monitor order confirmations and deliveries. Leverage Situation Handling to automatically detect critical situations and alert the user.

Inventory Management and Physical Inventory 8% - 12%

Process goods receipts, goods issues, transfers, and special inventory management processes. Describe and perform physical inventory.

Invoice Verification 8% - 12%

Perform and configure 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. 

Sources of Supply 8% - 12%

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

Consumption-Based Planning < 8%

Describe and set up MRP.  Perform a planning run using different options. 

Analytics in Sourcing and Procurement < 8%

Apply embedded analytics capabilities to analyze procurement KPIs.

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 

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.

For more information refer to our SAP Certification FAQs.

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