• The “SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform 4.1” certification exam verifies that the candidate possesses proven skills and fundamental knowledge in designing, deploying and running SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.1. This exam measures the candidate’s knowledge of SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform, starting with the tasks involved in supporting SAP Business Intelligence platform users and groups, so as to access corporate data through the SAP Business Intelligence platform’s web portal. It tests the candidate’s skills in configuring and managing servers in an SAP Business Intelligence platform deployment, as well as in designing and deploying an SAP Business Intelligence platform 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.

Architecture and Administration > 12%

Describe the architecture of SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform. Add and manage objects in SAP BusinessObjects BI platform, manage users and groups, administer rights, secure applications, schedule objects, manage events, and use alerts.

Platform Functionality > 12%

Use the Central Configuration Manager and Central Management Console to manage servers. Explain the role of different servers in SAP BusinessObjects BI platform.

Monitoring and Auditing 8% – 12%

Information Flow 8% – 12%

Describe how information flows from server to server for system processes such as logging onto the system, scheduling reports, viewing reports, creating a publication, executing dashboards and client auditing.

Content Management 8% – 12%

Administer and manage BI content in single or multiple deployments,  manage instances, manage calendars and publish reports.

Installation and Backup 8% – 12%

Design and Deployment 8% – 12%

Design a scalable system using the concepts of High Availability, Scalability, Sizing, Disaster Recovery and Lifecycle Management.

Platform Configuration 8% – 12%

Configure servers and perform common server management and administrative tasks in SAP BusinessObjects BI platform.

Troubleshooting 8% – 12%

Troubleshoot problems in SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform.

Authentication, Authorization and Security < 8%

Describe the authorisation and security features in BI 4.1

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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