SAP Certifications: How To Pass The C_ACTIVATE12 Exam

By: Jav Zeb Iqbal.
Last Updated: March 10, 2021.

Last week I passed the SAP C_ACTIVATE12 Exam. After successfully passing this exam, I have accomplished the SAP Certified Associate – SAP Activate Project Manager. It is an important certification for me as it is going to give my career a boost.

In the following article, I will share my experience with the exam. 

Let me begin with my introduction. I am an IT professional working as an IT manager in a software house. I am an IT graduate with 2 years of experience. I want to pursue a career in the SAP platform so I decided to earn a certification.

I consulted my senior for professional advice and he gave me good guidance. I started to act on the plan he chalked out for me. 

As recommended by him, I opened the Valid4sure website. I had a chat with the customer service representative. I told him about my interest in the C_ACTIVATE12 Exam. He guided me about the exam.

He also told me to download the free demo for the C_ACTIVATE12 Exam from the
website which I did. I found it interesting enough to proceed with. The guy
also told me that they offer a money-back guarantee against all the training
material they provide at their portal.

I found this offer to be tempting. So finally I decided to get the training material for the C_ACTIVATE12 Exam from some online exam-specific portals. He suggested me to opt for the complete package which includes PDF and Testing Engine. After getting the training material, I started preparation for the exam.

I found braindumps by such portals, to be very helpful. I found them very updated and accurate according to the exam objective and course outline for the C_ACTIVATE12 Exam by the exam vendor SAP.

Practice tests and question answers were very helpful. With the help of the exam package by the said portal, I was able to get myself fully prepared for the exam in 6 weeks. Then I took the exam after a revision of one week.

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I was able to pass the C_ACTIVATE12 Exam on my first attempt by securing 85% marks. That’s how I earned the SAP Certified Associate – SAP Activate Project Manager credentials.  

Here is a brief introduction to SAP, the certification, and the exam. 

SAP Company Information

SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP system.

Machine learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies by SAP help turn customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises. The end-to-end suite of applications and services enables customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference. 

Fast Facts

  • 440,000 Customers in more than 180 countries
  • 101,450 Employees from 140+ countries
  • 21,000 + SAP partner companies globally
  • 24.74 b€ Total Revenue (Non-IFRS) in FY2018
  • 200 m+ Subscribers in our cloud user base
  • 100 + Innovation and development centers


The “SAP Certified Associate – SAP Activate Project Manager” certification exam verifies that the candidate has the knowledge required in the area of SAP project management.

This certificate builds on basic consultant skills and experience that are then refined by practical experience during several projects. This exam validates whether SAP-focused project managers have advanced business skills and the ability to apply methodologies and tools.

Aside from advanced communication and presentation skills, this certificate also verifies that the project manager has skills to manage internal and external stakeholders, basic knowledge of change management processes, and communicating these processes to others.

This exam validates that the project manager can successfully manage the end-to-end transition of the project from Sales to Realization, can develop roadmaps for project execution, and understand the testing and quality management.

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In particular, for SAP-related projects, the exam verifies that the Project Manager can apply the SAP Activate Methodology.

Level: Associate

Exam: 80 questions

Cut Score: 61%

Duration: 180 mins

Languages: English, Russian


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).

Agile Delivery Approach> 12%

Describe how the project team prepares release and sprint plans, and the structure and key activities in each sprint. Discuss key techniques used in agile projects.

Workstreams Overview> 12%

Describe concepts, artifact flows, accelerators, tools, and roles for each Workstream within SAP Activate Methodology.

Agile Project Planning8% – 12%

Describe the agile project roles and responsibilities and the preparation of the project including the planning, estimation, user story mapping, and construction of backlog.

Transition Path “New Implementation SAP S/4HANA Cloud”8% – 12%

Describe concepts, landscape overview, and specifics in Workstreams related to implementing  SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

SAP Activate Elements8% – 12%

Provide an overview of content, tools, and methodology elements of SAP Activate Solution Implementation Framework.

SAP Activate Overview8% – 12%

Define factors influencing SAP Activate, its purpose, and place among other frameworks.

Transition Path “New Implementation SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Single Tenant Edition”< 8%

Describe concepts, landscape overview, and specifics in Workstreams related to implementing S/4HANA Cloud, Single Tenant Edition.

Transition Path “System Conversion”< 8%

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Describe concepts, landscape overview, and specifics in Workstreams related to “System Conversion” Transition Path.

Transition Path “Selective Data Transition”< 8%

Describe concepts, landscape overview, and specifics in Workstreams related to the “Selective Data Transition” Transition Path.

Transition Path “New Implementation SAP S/4HANA”< 8%

Describe concepts, landscape overview, and specifics in Workstreams related to implementing S/4HANA.


ERP is the backbone of a modern business. It is almost impossible to run an enterprise without ERP implementation. SAP is the world leader in the enterprise application software market with a significant lead in ERP solutions.

There is a huge demand for ERP professionals in the world with SAP being the highest. SAP Certifications are among the highly recognized credentials in the enterprise application software industry.

The SAP C_ACTIVATE12 Exam is a single exam that can earn you the valuable  SAP Certified Associate – SAP Activate Project Manager credential to pursue a career in SAP solutions


Author’s Bio

Jav Zeb is a young and spirited British author with expertise in tutorial writing and product reviewing. She has completed AAT from the London School of Business and Finance, Birmingham. Interests: Drawing, Painting, Blog Writing, Interior Decor, and Reading. Living in: Erdington, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK. You may reach her at [email protected].



Last Updated By on March 10th, 2021 in Learning

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