• The “SAP Certified Application Associate – Ariba Sourcing” exam validates that the candidate possesses the fundamental and core knowledge required of the SAP Ariba Sourcing Associate Application Consultant profile. This certification proves that the candidate has an overall understanding and in‐depth technical skills to participate as a member of a project team in a mentored role. This certification exam is recommended as an entry level qualification to participate in Ariba Sourcing design and implementation projects.

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.

Event Management: Advanced Features > 12%

Define template rules; Describe the prepackaged reports for Sourcing and configure custom reports and dashboards; Set up the sourcing library; Use event scoring; Set up conditional content; Use features for global events; Use pricing options; Create event content in Excel.

Administration > 12%

Configure workflows; Identify features that can and cannot be changed; Configure sourcing products and tasks; Manage supplier data and contacts; Manage a master data template

Consulting > 12%

Plan design workshops using best practices; Assist customers with designing methodologies to support the system; Explain how to perform UAT; Map as is and to be process flows

  • SAP Ariba Administration LR

Process Knowledge > 12%

Complete the Design and Configuration workbooks; Outline roles; Describe how to engage Shared Services; Complete the Configuration Workbook

  • SAP Ariba Administration LR

Event and Auction Creation 8% – 12%

Identify available sourcing event types; describe how to run a sourcing event; define key system terminology; define they types of auction and explain when to use each; describe auction best practices.

Project Management < 8%

Describe a sourcing project and its components; Configure approval rules; Define a sourcing request and its use.

Procurement Knowledge < 8%

Describe basic procurement practices; Match Ariba features and functionality to procurement best practices

  • SAP Ariba Administration LR

Integration < 8%

Describe how Ariba Sourcing fits in to the Ariba and SAP product landscape; Identify what can be integrated

  • SAP Ariba Administration LR

Best Practices < 8%

Describe best practices for what should and should not be changed; Articulate the Ariba value proposition

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.

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