SAP Certified Associate Project Manager

Thinking of expanding your skills by taking the SAP Certified Associate Project Manager exam C_PM_71? Here is what is required to know to pass the exam.

What is the certification all about?

The objectives of the “SAP Certified Associate Project Manager” certification is to verify that you have the knowledge required in the area of SAP project management to be able to act as a Successful SAP Project Manager.

The SAP Certified Associate Project Manager exam requires a wide area of knowledge combined with some practical knowledge to from preferable multiple projects.

This key exam validation areas are; whether SAP focused project managers have business skills and the ability to apply methodologies and tools. Including if the project manager has skills to successfully manage internal and external stakeholders and knowledge of basic change management processes and communication methodologies.

What is the content of the exam?

The SAP Certified Associate Project Manager Exam is not one of the easy as the topics covered are very wide and require that you know the do’s and don’ts of implementing SAP using the SAP ASAP methodology as well as how SAP Solution Manager can be used to manage your project.

Below you can see the Topics and the weight of each topic in the exam score.

12% – Manage implementation projects

  • Explain implementation projects key drivers
  • Describe benefits of using SAP Solution Manager in projects
  • Understand the new ASAP methodology and the benefits it brings to projects

12% – Explain phases and key deliverables per work stream

  • Explain phases and key deliverable’s per work stream

12% – Key ASAP Concepts

  • Understand the new ASAP methodology and the benefits it brings to projects
  • Describe the main elements of the ASAP methodology
  • Understand the taxonomy of the ASAP methodology
  • Explain how to use the ASAP Methodology in projects

8-12% – SAP Enabling Tools

  • Explain SAP enabling tools
  • Describe how SAP distributes the ASAP 8 roadmap
  • List implementation content of the SAP Business Process Repository
  • Identify SAP Solution Manager Test Workbench features
  • Describe how to close a project in SAP Solution Manager

8-12% – Business Process Management

  • Describe the approach to Business Process Management (BPM) in the ASAP Methodology
  • Describe per phase the purpose, deliverable’s, tasks and integration points of Business Process Management (BPM)

<8% – Data Management

  • Describe how Data Management fits into the ASAP Methodology
  • Describe per phase the purpose of deliverable’s, tasks and integration points of Data Management

<8% – Integrated Solution Management Work Stream

  • Understand the Integrated Solution Management Work Stream

<8% – Run Phase

  • Understand the Run Phase Work Stream

<8% – Training

  • Describe the Training approach for an SAP project team and SAP end users
  • Describe per phase the purpose, deliverable’s and key tasks associated with training deliverables

<8% – Organizational Change Management

  • Explain the overall approach of Organizational Change Management (OCM)
  • Describe per phase the purpose, deliverable’s and key tasks of OCM

<8% – Technical Solution Management

  • Describe the key deliverable’s of the Technical Solution Management (TSM) work stream
  • Describe per phase the purpose, deliverable’s and key tasks related to technical solution management

How to best prepare for the SAP Certified Associate Project Manager exam?

If asking SAP how to best prepare for the SAP Certified Associate Project Manager exam,  they will say that you need to sign-up for the related courses in the individual topics provided by SAP.com

Alternative you can sign-up for SAP tranining classes at non SAP providers of SAP Project Training such as Successlearner.com where you will get the deep understanding of implementing SAP including mentoring that can help you get the wide knowledge of the topics that the exam needs

How to get started?

The SAP Education program is continues having a strong focus on ensuring to enhance the value of SAP’s certification offerings and improve the exams.

To be allowed to attend this exam you will need to document that you have sufficient SAP experience to be able to successfully pass the exams wide knowledge areas. So it is not just signing up and paying an exam fee.

Learn everything about the SAP Certified Associate Project Manager exam here

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