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Interested in getting AWS Certified: SAP on AWS?

In this article, we cover what you need to know and how to prepare.

For similar certifications from other cloud providers, see

For the AWS Foundation certification, see

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

Already certified? Or wannabee? Join our special interest group on LinkedIn.

About the Exam 

SAP on AWS - Specialty

The SAP on AWS - Specialty certification is available as of April 2022 (announcement).

The certification is valid for three years (recertification).

For the latest information about the certification, visit the exam page on the AWS Certification portal

The Specialty exams are amongst the more expensive. Fortunately, AWS certification benefits include a 50% off voucher for your next exam. Consider taking Cloud Practitioner and/or Solutions Architect Associate first.

Discounts are also regularly offered during events like AWS re:Invent (50% off).

AWS Partners are also eligible for discount vouchers.

As mentioned on the exam page, recommended candidates have five or more years experience working with SAP and one or more years working with SAP on AWS. It is a specialty, an add-on.

Note that these are recommendations, not requirements.

Under "working with SAP" is understood working with SAP ECC, S/4HANA, HANA, NetWeaver, etc.: SAP systems which either run on premises or the cloud. There are no questions about the SAP Business Technology Platform services or about SAP cloud applications like SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Ariba, Concur.

Those already certified as SAP BASIS or SAP HANA Admin are in great shape

In addition, you need to familiar with AWS compute, storage, and networking. For this, see

Topic Areas

Exam Page

What you need to know is covered in the exam guide

All questions are multiple choice and you need to select the correct one (or sometimes two). Often, the answers are phrased almost identical (see Sample Questions below),which makes selecting the correct answer a lot easier if you know the difference between the solutions proposed.

Like the Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure exams (but unlike SAP's), questions and answers are verbose. It takes a while to read all the text of the 65 questions. Remaining focused could be a challenge. Make sure you are comfortable and well rested.

How to Prepare

Technical Documentation

The exam guide mentions what you need to know but does not provide any links where you can find this documented, alas. A good place to start is the documentation portal

Most relevant are

In addition, study

Pay special attention to SAP Notes

Additional reading is recommended

The many illustrations are helpful to distinguish Customer gateways from a VPN Gateway, NAT Gateway, Internet gateway; how subnets related to VPC and AZ, and so on.

SkillBuilder (AWS Partners)

For AWS Partners, you can take two SkillBuilder courses to prepare for the certification

Although easier to digest than documentation, these courses are not a replacement. Most questions are sourced from the documentation and SAP Notes mentioned above. Make sure to study the docs!

When you pass the assessment (same questions as during the course), you are rewarded with a badge.

AWS PartnerCast

For AWS partners, a training recording is available covering the material and sample questions (from the sample exam, see below).

Although easier to digest than documentation, these trainings are not a replacement. Most questions are sourced from the documentation and SAP Notes mentioned above. Make sure to study the docs!

Sample Questions


To get an idea of the kind of questions to expect, you can download a PDF with sample questions (and answers) from the exam page.

Sample Exam

In addition, you can take a sample exam (free) on AWS Skill Builder (20 questions with detailed feedback and recommended resources).


For even more sample questions, you can purchase a set of two (65 questions) from Whizlabs. You can take the exam in test or study mode (with feedback and resources).

Online Training

Cloud Academy

For those with a subscription, there is learning path on the topic. Time of writing, the path is in preview, i.e. not yet complete.

For those without a subscription, you can sign up for a 7-day free trial, which might be enough to digest the learning path content. The path includes material from other learning paths and labs, always a good way to learn.


Certification Guide

There are no certification guides (yet) dedicated to the topic.

SAP Community


For additional shared experiences, see

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Over the years, for the SAP HANA Academy, SAP’s Partner Innovation Lab, and à titre personnel, I have written a little over 300 posts here for the SAP Community. Some articles only reached a few readers. Others attracted quite a few more.For your reading pleasure and convenience, here is a curated list of posts which somehow managed to pass the 10k-view mile stone and, as sign of current interest, still tickle the counters each month.