• The “SAP Certified Application Specialist – SAP Ariba Supplier Enablement Buy Side” specialist exam validates that the candidate possesses the fundamental and core knowledge required of an SAP Ariba Buy Side Supplier Enablement specialist profile. This certification proves that the candidate has the knowledge and skills to lead a supplier enablement project with a buyer. This certification exam is recommended as a specialist level qualification to lead the buy side supplier enablement effort. “C_AR_CAT_17Q2 – SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP Ariba Catalogs” is a pre-requisite associate level exam and must be passed before taking this specialist exam.

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.

Supplier Enablement Concepts > 12%

Define the supplier enablement process and its goals and demonstrate an understanding of SAP Ariba’s products.

Initiation and Planning > 12%

Help buyers prepare for their supplier enablement effort.

Buyer Enablement Workshops > 12%

Prepare buyers to conduct the buyer enablement workshops.

Design and Build > 12%

Advise customers on building their flight plan and on supplier communication and education.

Supplier Enablement > 12%

Prepare the vendor upload file, explain supplier outreach and summits, and use the reporting functionality.

  • SAP Ariba Administration LR

Go Live < 8%

Explain the go-live process, troubleshoot common issues and describe best practices for go live.

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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