• The "SAP Certified Application Specialist - SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition implementation with SAP Activate" certification exam validates that the candidate possesses the fundamental and core knowledge required to support RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition. This certification is designed for the Project Manager, Solution Architect, Consultant or the customer Key User who needs to prove that he/she has an overall understanding and in-depth skills of SAP Activate for RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition and can participate in his/her role as a member of a RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition implementation project. This is an entry level certification. Implementation and functional consultants are required to have at minimum one core SAP S/4HANA line of business certification before taking this exam, as the implementation and functional consultant profile should already come with core SAP S/4HANA experience. The certificate issued for passing this exam will be valid for 5 years.


  • 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.

SAP S/4HANA Planning Strategies > 12%

Define the deployment options available for SAP S/4HANA and prepare for Business Transformation with the RISE with SAP strategy by exploring the SAP Digital Discovery Assessment scoping tool, explaining system landscapes, release upgrades, security, and support characteristics, and describing SAP implementation tools used to configure, integrate, extend, migrate data, and test business processes for each deployment option.

  • S4CP01

SAP Activate Prepare Phase > 12%

Prepare for the business transformation to RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition, by understanding the Cloud Mindset, and how to manage organizational change and use the Application Lifecycle Management tools. 

SAP Activate Explore Phase > 12%

Highlight Key Tasks in the SAP Activate Implementation Methodology, explain the SAP Fiori and SAP GUI User Interface components, and define SAP Cloud Identity Services, User Authorization, and Identity Governance in Hybrid Landscapes.

SAP Activate Realize Phase > 12%

Configure the RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition system, manage output, identify extension development needs, set up integrations, migrate data, and use CALM and Solution Manager to conduct testing.

RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition Overview 8% - 12%

Describe the scope and general functionality of RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition.

SAP Activate Discover Phase 8% - 12%

Explain the solution scope, system landscapes, release upgrades, and security of RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition.

SAP Activate Deploy and Run Phases 8% - 12%

Explain roles and responsibilities, and how to operate and support the solution. 

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.

Safeguarding the Value of Certification

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