Get Certified: C_CPE_13 | SAP Certified Development Associate – SAP Extension Suite
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In this blog post you will find some suggestions about how to get certified as SAP Certified Development Associate – SAP Extension Suite.
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About the Exam
The SAP Certified Development Associate – SAP Extension Suite certification exam validates that the candidate possesses the fundamental and core knowledge required of the SAP Extension Suite profile.
Information about the exam is published on the SAP Training website. This is also where you can book the exam (or get a Certification Hub subscription).
CPE is the code for Cloud Platform Extension. The C_ stands for the associate (consultant) level type exam.
You can check the validity of the certifications at training.sap.com/certification/validity.
For the certification FAQs, see
- SAP Global Certification FAQ – Overview
- SAP Global Certification FAQ – Exam Process
- SAP Global Certification FAQ – Post-Exam Process
SAP Certification Hub
To take the exam visit SAP Training and select Access the Certification Hub
The hub is hosted by Questionmark. Here you can book your exam, (re-)schedule, check your appointments, and launch the exam.
For the complete exam list, see
Information about the topic areas covered is listed on the exam information page together with the corresponding SAP training cours, CLD200 for all topics.
However, an SAP Learning Hub subscription is not required as the content is also made available for free, time of writing, on the new SAP Learning portal (see below).
|Note the small print: “SAP reserves the right to update the exam content (topics, items, weighting) at any time” make sure to check the exam page before applying.|
On the exam page, there is a link to a trial exam with 6 sample questions which closely resembles the real exam experience.
If it is obvious what the answer should be for all questions, you are ready to take the exam. If you have no clue, you might want to study some more.
How to Prepare
Take a Learning Journey on SAP Learning
Time of writing, the learning content is freely available on the new SAP Learning portal, presented as learning journey with 7 units taking 12 hours to complete.
The units cover the same material as found in the course manual but in a format more suitable for self-study with short sections of text combined with videos and quizes.
Take a Training Course on SAP Training / SAP Learning Hub
For those with an SAP Learning Hub subscription, or with a budget to burn, you can also sign up for the e-learning course
This provides you with the oldskool format. You can download the manual as PDF for offline viewing.
Take the Learning Journey on SAP Learning Hub
The Learning Journeys on the SAP Learning Hub are also (still) available. The journey shows a visualisation of the courses to take, including free openSAP courses (which in the authors view would be better classified under Learn More than Start with an Overview as they do not necessarily align with the topic areas or are advanced topics out of scope of the exam).
You can logon and mark your progress.
SAP Help Portal
Although most material covered in the training courses is also documented “somewhere” in a guide on the SAP Help Portal, trying to pass the exam by studying the documentation is not the most effective approach.
However, as developer, you are expected to be familiar with the documentation set so spending some on the Help Portal is time well spent.
Note that there is no dedicated portal for the SAP Extension Suite. Make sure you keep a strong focus on the topic areas as the SAP BTP documentation is extensive.
Some questions assume you are familiar with the user interface of the SAP BTP cockpit, the SAP Business Application Studio and other web interfaces. Going through the tutorials on SAP Developers is highly recommended.
There are many tutorials related to extensions, to find them you can filter on BTP, CAP, or other exam topics.
Again, make sure to stay focussed on the topic areas.
To stay up to date, a regular visit to the SAP Extension Suite topic area on the SAP Community for the latest blog posts, Q&A, video tutorials, etc., is highly recommended.
You can follow the blog post and/or questions area for notifications.
To learn more about SAP BTP topics, you can also take several openSAP courses.
- open.sap.com | Filter = SAP Business Technology Platform
There are also courses about SAP Business Application Studio, Cloud Application Programming, SAP Fiori, and other topics covered on the exam. However, as with the documentation, make sure to keep your focus and avoid getting overwhelmed.
SAP HANA Academy | SAP Partner Innovation Lab
Philip MUGGLESTONE has recorded multiple hands-on video tutorial series about extension topics, covering many topics and tools also included in the exam.
If you are interested in not only getting certified but also to get hands-on experience, you might appreciate these series.
To get started, see
- Getting Started with Multitenant Business Applications on SAP BTP | Hands-on Video Tutorials
- SAP Business Technology Platform Extension Generators | Hands-on Video Tutorials
About CAP, see
For extending LOB solutions, see
- Building Extensions for SAP S/4HANA Cloud using APIs and Events | Hands-on Video Tutorials
- Building Extensions for SAP SuccessFactors using APIs and Events | Hands-on Video Tutorials
- SAP Fieldglass Talent Channel Integration II | Hands-on Video Tutorials
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This is a fantastic blog post! I have signed up for the certification exam that is due in 2 weeks and this blog is going to be front and centre of my preparation. I plan to start with the learning journey and augment it with the videos from the SAP HANA Academy. It must have taken you a lot of time and effort to put this blog together and I am sure the entire community appreciates it.
This used this blog as single point of entry to curated collection of learning materials and it helped me to clear the certification.
I took the required training for C_CPE_13 and was ready to take the certification exam and paid for it more than 2 days ago and waiting for activation of my exam credentials. I have reached out to helpdesk and send couple of mails to email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com but no response from them yet. does it really take so much time to allow me to take the exam. it is showing Status: Booking in Progress for last 2 days.
Am I missing something here or does it normally take so much time after paying for certification.
CER001: SAP Certification Exam, One Attempt
Status: Booking in Progress
I have no idea. The process works different for SAP employees. You purchased the product (CER001) from SAP. So it does not surprise me that messages send to Question Mark are not instantly responded. They would have no idea about this purchase and would need to follow up.
You would need to contact SAP training. I would try to contact the local office first.
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