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Are you prepared for the SAP Activate certification?

My name is Kelsey St. Ledger I am an administrator of the SAP Activate methodology Jam community. Throughout the past few months, my team and I have noticed feedback from our engaged community of over 20,000 members – the need for bringing up the topic of preparing for the SAP Activate certification exam. Taking an exam can be stressful and a bit intimidating, but with the learning tools we have available to you, it will make preparing for the certification easy and straightforward.

In today’s blog, I will help you prepare for the SAP Activate certification exam, C_ACTIVATE05, for your customer, partner, or consulting role on your project to better your implementation and deployment experience! I’ll show you the endless resources which are available for you during the preparation process to pass the exam and become an “SAP Certified Associate – SAP Activate Project Manager.”

The SAP Activate certification is the perfect opportunity for those looking to be certified in the methodology and focuses on the elements of SAP Activate trainings, bringing the learning full-circle, to become well versed in the methodology. Take your knowledge to the next level with the “SAP Certified Associate – SAP Activate Project Manager” certification to refine your project experience using the leading implementation methodology – SAP Activate!

Now, to give you a little background and context as to why becoming certified in SAP Activate methodology is important in your project role. The chosen methodology which project teams, partners, and system integrators use for their project implementations is no other than SAP Activate. To increase your knowledge with the methodology and the end to end deliverables and tasks SAP Activate contains, the certification is the perfect pathway to becoming a leader on your project team in implementing SAP Activate for the chosen solution.

To prepare for this exam, you can enroll in the available trainings and learnings to advance your expertise in SAP Activate. Those who have taken our courses have expressed the value it brings to them in their project and how they apply their knowledge to make the project run efficiently per the methodology.

Our community is a great place for our members to share their SAP Activate feedback and experiences. The quote below is from one of our SAP Activate exam students who reached out to share their positive experience for the SAP Activate certification exam.

“Thanks! I passed the ACT exam with 93%. Thanks to SAP Jam, roadmap viewer and of course your efforts.” – Community Member on our SAP Activate Jam Community

To tailor our trainings to the students, we have both instructor led and self-paced options depending on the specific training. The courses are geared to program and project managers, team leads, and consultants with the purpose of building an understanding of SAP Best Practices, Agile techniques, and configuration concepts.

To achieve your goal of being obtaining your SAP Certified Associate – SAP Activate Project Manager certification, there are available trainings which you can participate in to start your SAP Activate knowledge or just refresh on your detailed project implementation experience(s). There are E-Learnings available which you can take at your own pace as well as in classroom settings which you can learn from peers in a collaborative learning setting.

The first stop to preparing for the exam would be diving into the introduction courses for SAP Activate to learn the fundamentals and foundation of the methodology and framework through our ACT100 (two-day classroom course) and ACT10e (eight-hour self-paced) trainings. These courses provide you with the core tools which support SAP Activate such as the SAP Activate Jam community, SAP Roadmap Viewer, and SAP Solution Manager (current 7.2 version). Learning and understanding the building blocks of the methodology and framework make it a perfect starting point. Note, internal SAP colleagues can access the trainings on the SAP SuccessFactors Learning platform.

Once you have brushed up and learned about the methodology, it’s pillars (SAP Best Practices, Methodology, and Guided Configuration), and the implementation paths you can take (new implementation, system conversion, and landscape transformation), you will be able to bridge the project implementation gaps which arise in a deployment for most teams by learning about Agile techniques. The next step in preparing for the exam is by taking the ACT200 (two-day classroom course) training which builds off of Agile courses such as the PMI-ACP and Certified Scrum Master training. It will allow you to gain insight and apply practical application knowledge by collaborating with teams in breakout activities to practice what you have learned in the lessons to further solidify your knowledge during the course.

As you may have heard, “cloud” has been a buzzword we have all been hearing lately as we have been familiar with the “on-premise” term, but now cloud is in the forefront of project implementation options for teams implementing an SAP solution. To tailor your knowledge on cloud as it relates to an SAP Activate implementation, you can now learn about the key topics through the ACT1CL and ACT2CL E-Learning trainings including SAP Best Practices Content and solution specific cloud roadmaps in the SAP Roadmap Viewer. Understand the terminology and processes for SAP Activate methodology cloud deployments with these self-paced courses.

The ACT1CL course enables users to understand the SAP Activate methodology as it relates to cloud deployments in the focus area of SAP SuccessFactors HCM. You will learn about the responsibilities, roles, and governance a project team deploying the solution encounters during each phase through post go-live. The next course for cloud interested users is the ACT2CL training which is geared for SAP Professional Services, SAP Partner project managers, and SAP SuccessFactors implementation consultants for cloud deployments. Participants will be introduced to the key goals, topics, and the purpose and approach of SAP SuccessFactors HCM.

To further your SAP Activate learning path, check out the additional resources available on openSAP such as Implementation of SAP S/4HANA, SAP Solution Manager for SAP S/4HANA Implementation in a Nutshell, and all SAP S/4HANA openSAP courses found here. Check out these courses to familiarize yourself with the various topics related to the solution as it relates SAP S/4HANA and SAP Activate. You will find all the self-paced trainings with a plethora of solution topics to bring your knowledge of SAP S/4HANA and our methodology, SAP Activate, to the next level.

Let us know your SAP Activate certification experience and any questions or feedback in the comments section of this blog or in our SAP Activate Jam community for current members (new members can access it here)! To stay informed about new posts related to SAP Activate, make sure to follow @SDenecken and @janmusil. Our SAP Activate blog posts will appear in the SAP Communities space with tag #sapactivate.

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  • Hi Kelsey,

    Thanks for sharing details.

    So what are the list of documents will be useful to do SAP Activate certification C_ACT_2016 / SAP Certified Associate - SAP Activate Project Manager. It would be great if you could share the few links for pre-training materials.

    • Anand Wodeyar, there are a few blogs out there which were published in the community by our team and a colleague who shared his experience in preparing/taking the certification. You can find the helpful links below. Let me know if you have any questions!


      1. Read the blog by our colleague who shares tips, advice, and his experience in prepping/taking the certification exam ( Note, you must be a member of the SAP Activate Jam Community to read. If you are not yet a member, you can request access here:
      2. Take/review the SAP Activate Trainings for the certification: ACT100/ACT10e, ACT200. You can read the full list of offerings in our SAP Activate Jam Community (, refer to the registration link in #1 to become a member.


  • Hello Kelsey,

    Thanks for sharing the details. On exam scheduler website, I found two different course codes available. I am not able to find the difference anywhere. Training website has only information around C_ACTIVATE05. Can you please advise what's the current version/ course one should take?




    • Hi Hetal,

      The course ID has recently changed to reflect the latest certification updates. Please use: C_ACTIVATE05

      You can find the latest version here:

      Thank you.


    • Former Member thanks for your question. To the best of my knowledge, I do not believe there are SAP Model Company questions referred to in the exam. if you are looking for tips and guidnace for prepping for the exam, please refer to this blog which is on our SAP Activate Jam Community (note, you must request access to the community to view via

      Let me know if you have any additional questions.


  • Hallo,

    I am interested on the Cloud implementation option only. Does any of the two available certificates activate05 or activate12 which I can see available, focuses on the area, or I have to go through all documents in order to prepare for the exam?

    Thank you very much,


    • Hello Evangelia,

      Thanks for your question. We would suggest you take the exam as it covers both scenarios (cloud and on-premise) with SAP Activate project implementations.

      There is exam prep content which can be found in the SAP Activate Jam Community via:

      If you are already a member of the SAP Activate Jam Community via the registration link above, you can access the community directly link here:

      Good luck on your exam journey and come back to let us know how you did!


  • Hello Kelsey,

    Greetings! Hope things are fine at your end.

    I am preparing for SAP Activate certification “C_ACTIVATE05” – I was preparing with ebook ACT 100 and ACT 200.

    But recently the e-book ACT100_EN_Col05 – has become obsolete and e-book ACT100_EN_Col12 – is latest release.

    Will this impact the certification ? Should I prepare based on col 12 ?

    Can you pls suggest?  Thanks a lot  in advance.

    • Hello Ananthaiah,

      Thanks for your question. The Col05 version is being retired. Please use the Col12 version as this is the latest version.

      I believe there is an adjustment to some of the questions with the new version but it is just including updated content.

      Good luck on your exam journey and come back to let us know how you did!