- The "SAP Certified Application Professional - Financials in SAP S/4HANA for SAP ERP Finance Experts" certification exam validates a candidate's ability to independently prepare, setup and lead an implementation project of Financials in SAP S/4HANA. Building on the candidate’s sound project experience in SAP ERP (Financial Accounting or Management Accounting) of at least 5 years, this certification focuses on a deep understanding of the architectural and functional differences between SAP ERP Financials and SAP S/4HANA Finance: E.g. explaining the architecture of the SAP S/4HANA Financials component, configuring and using the new functionalities in Financial and Management Accounting on SAP S/4HANA, using the SAP Fiori applications designed for SAP S/4HANA, and guiding a team through a migration project of SAP S/4HANA by understanding the prerequisites for a migration, configuration of the system in preparation for migration, and performing the required migration steps. This certificate proves that the candidate has the overall understanding and skills required to be a qualified supervisor of the team performing the implementation of Financials in SAP S/4HANA. The candidate also has all required capabilities to act as an application consultant and team member himself/herself.
- 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).
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.
Financial Accounting Configuration in SAP Accounting Powered by SAP HANA > 12%
Describe the new master data maintenance model and explain the changes to authorizations. Describe the enhancement to Ledgers with the Universal Journal; customize and use the Extension Ledger functionality; configure and Use Document Splitting; post documents to Financial Accounting; perform closing operations, and explain Financial Accounting integration.
Management Accounting Configuration in SAP Accounting Powered by SAP HANA > 12%
Perform customizing for Management Accounting integration, configure and use the Material Ledger, explain integration of CO with materials management and integration of CO with sales and distribution, configure and use Profitability Analysis, and perform planning and budgeting for Management Accounting and period-end closing for Management Accounting.
Asset Accounting Configuration in SAP Accounting Powered by SAP HANA > 12%
Outline the features of new Asset Accounting, compare the types of Asset Accounting (new, classic), configure new Asset Accounting, explain the new Asset Accounting posting logic, and perform day to day activities in new Asset Accounting and period end closing in new Asset Accounting.
Architecture Overview of Financials in SAP S/4HANA and the Central Finance Solution 8% - 12%
Describe the technical components and architecture of financials in SAP S/4HANA, the Universal Journal Architecture, and analyse the Universal Journal Entry; outline the Simple Finance Solution. analyse the Universal Journal Entry; outline the Simple Finance Solution.
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System Preparation and Configuration for Migration of Financials in SAP S/4HANA 8% - 12%
Describe the configurations steps to prepare the system for migration before and after installation of SAP S/4HANA.
Migration and Post-migration Activities for Financials in SAP S/4HANA 8% - 12%
Prepare views and master data for migration and the migration of transactions, the migration of balances, and the post-migration activities.
Basics of Cash Management Powered by SAP HANA and SAP BPC for SAP S/4HANA 8% - 12%
Basics of SAP HANA, SAP S/4HANA and SAP Fiori < 8%
Explain the SAP HANA Architecture, the SAP S/4HANA solution and deployment, and SAP Fiori and the SAP UI strategy.
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