• The certification test SAP Certified Application Associate – Portfolio and Project Management 5.0 verifies the basic knowledge in the area of the SAP Portfolio and Project Management. This certificate proves that the candidate has a basic overall understanding within this consultant profile of the PLM solutions, and can implement this knowledge practically in projects under guidance of an experienced consultant. It is recommended as an entry-level qualification to allow consultants to get acquainted with the fundamentals of SAP Portfolio and Project Management.


  • 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).
  • Some language versions may not be available at Pearson VUE. Please check the available language versions >here.

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.

Financial and capacity planning > 12%

Describe some of the integration points between Portfolio Management, Financial and Capacity planning

  • PLM550 (EHP7 FOR ERP 6.0)

Integration and shared components > 12%

Identify and describe the integration of Project Management with other ERP applications

  • PLM510 (EHP7 FOR ERP 6.0)
  • PLM550 (EHP7 FOR ERP 6.0)

Portfolio definition > 12%

Create Portfolios, Portfolio Buckets, Initiatives and Portfolio Items

  • PLM550 (EHP7 FOR ERP 6.0)

Project definition > 12%

Describe the steps required to set up new projects, including the necessary master data

  • PLM200 (EHP7 FOR ERP 6.0)
  • PLM510 (EHP7 FOR ERP 6.0)

Project and resource planning 8% – 12%

Describe the processes used in Project and resource planning

  • PLM510 (EHP7 FOR ERP 6.0)
  • PLM550 (EHP7 FOR ERP 6.0)

Resource management 8% – 12%

Explain the process of resource management including planning, staffing and use of the Role Chart

  • PLM510 (EHP7 FOR ERP 6.0)
  • PLM550 (EHP7 FOR ERP 6.0)