• The Professional certificate builds on the basic knowledge gained by generic SAP education and experience within the respective solution area, e.g. SAP ERP Production Planning & Manufacturing. It is refined by practical experience during several implementation projects within the respective solution area. The SAP Certified Application Professional can contribute significantly to the success of the planning and implementation phases of the project and would typically have a minimum of four to seven years experience in the solution area. Suitable project experience should be prerequisite for a competent and well trained candidate to pass this exam.


  • This exam proves that the candidate has acquired relevant knowledge to satisfy the exam topics and can also demonstrate advanced skills, based on practical experience. The indicated exam-related training classes serve as refresher or foundations courses, but they are not sufficient for exam preparation. Candidates must also acquire ample practical experience in order to increase their chances of passing the certification exam.
  • You are not allowed to use any reference materials during the certification test (no access to online documentation or to any SAP system).
  • Some language versions may not be available at Pearson VUE. Please check the available language versions here.

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.

Material Requirements Planning > 12%

Set up MRP Parameters in Configuration and Application sides

PP Master Data 8% - 12%

Set up and apply production-relevant master data.

Planning ERP 8% - 12%

Integration internal (ERP) 8% - 12%

Outline the integration of different SAP ERP components (modules).

Integration External (SCM Mii ME) 8% - 12%

Outline the integration of different SAP components in planning and manufacturing with SAP ERP.

Kanban and Repetitive Manufacturing 8% - 12%

Set up and apply lean manufacturing concepts in repetitive manufacturing and kanban.

Solution Manager < 8%

Apply the Solution Manager.

Production Orders < 8%

General Information

Exam Preparation

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.

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 Take your SAP Certification Exams and our FAQs.

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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