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Get Certified: C_CPE_13 | SAP Certified Development Associate – SAP Extension Suite

For the article with video tutorials embedded, see

In this blog post you will find some suggestions about how to get certified as SAP Certified Development Associate – SAP Extension Suite.

For the post about the new home for SAP Learning and SAP BTP certifications, see

For the previous edition, see

About braindumps and cheat sheets, see

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Latest update:

  • 31-Dec-21 | Total number of certified associates, according to Credly: 1,149

Once you passed the exam, you will receive a digital badge from Credly.


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.

Associate Level

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

For the certification FAQs, see

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


Topic Areas

Exam Page

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.


Sample Questions

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.


Additional Resources

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.

SAP Developers

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.

SAP Community

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.

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

About CAP, see

For extending LOB solutions, see


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      Author's profile photo Shantanu Sharma
      Shantanu Sharma


      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.


      Author's profile photo Vigneshwaran Odayappan
      Vigneshwaran Odayappan

      Hi Denys,


      This used this blog as single point of entry to curated collection of learning materials and it helped me to clear the certification.




      Author's profile photo T. KASI SURYANARAYANA MURTHY

      Hi Denys,

      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;; 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






      Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen
      Denys van Kempen
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Kasi,

      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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