• The “SAP Certified Technology Associate – System Administration (SAP ASE DB) with SAP NetWeaver 7.4” certification exam validates the Technology Consultant candidate’s capability as a well-trained technologist prepared to help clients and employers manage and execute key business processes. Armed with an understanding of SAP system administration, the candidate can implement this knowledge practically in SAP 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.

Transport Management > 12%

Explain the methodology, concepts, and tools used with SAP software logistics.

Database Administration > 12%

Describe the architecture of an SAP system using ASE database, list the components of a ASE  database instance and use the database tools. Define and set up techniques for ASE  database administration.

Installation and Patching SAP Systems (AS ABAP and AS Java) > 12%

Describe the installation procedure of SAP ERP (AS ABAP), SAP Enterprise Portal (AS Java), SAP Solution Manager (AS ABAP + Java), additional application server and how to maintain/patch SAP systems using SUM.

System Administration (AS ABAP and AS Java) > 12%

Determine how to configure and administer an SAP NW Application Server (AS ABAP and AS Java). Configure batch processing, RFC, SAP Web Dispatcher, printers, SMTP, the ICM and SSL for AS Java. Manage spools and schedule background jobs.

System Monitoring (AS ABAP and AS Java) 8% – 12%

Set up system monitoring and operate performance system monitoring (AS ABAP and AS Java).

SAP System Concepts < 8%

Describe SAP products and technologies.

User Administration (AS ABAP and AS Java) < 8%

Explain user and authorization concepts and how to configure CUA.

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.

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