SAP BI CertificationThis page is intended to serve as a starting point for everyone who wants to pass SAP BI Certification or for those who are just curious about SAP BI (Business Intelligence) and SAP certification. SAP ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system consists of a number of modules. Each of the modules covers certain business area of a company that uses SAP. There are modules for Materials Management, Controlling, Production Planning, Sales & Distribution, Financial Accounting, Human Resources, etc. Strictly speaking, SAP BI is not exactly one of these modules. SAP BI is a component of SAP NetWeaver. The main purpose of SAP Business Intelligence (BI) is to enable efficient and robust reporting, analysis and evaluation of business data. SAP BI supports consolidation of information both from production modules and from external sources. The sub-areas of SAP BI are the following:

  • Data Warehousing – Facilitates the integration, transformation, consolidation, cleanup, and storage of data.
  • BI Platform – Provides the technological infrastructure and offers various analytical technologies and functions.
  • BI Suite: Business Explorer – Contains flexible reporting and analysis tools for strategic analyses, operational reporting, and decision-making support within a business.
  • Development Technologies – BI Java SDK, Open Analysis Interfaces, Web Design API.

SAP Education has developed several certification exams for evaluation of knowledge and skills of SAP consultants in SAP BI implementation and customization. The name of the certification varies depending on the expertise level, for example, SAP BI Certification for the first level is called SAP Certified Application Associate – Business Intelligence with SAP BW 7.3 and SAP BI 4.0 (code: C_TBI30_73) or SAP Certified Application Associate- Business Intelligence with SAP NetWeaver 7.0 (code: C_TBW45_70). Currently SAP offers certification at associate and professional levels. A step-by-step guide How To Register for SAP Certification is very helpful if you do not know how to register for SAP BI Certification.


The current cut score for SAP SD certification are listed below:

  • 69% (C_TBI30_73)
  • 66% (C_TBW45_70)

The duration of SAP BI certification (associate level) is 180 minutes. It contains 80 questions and is offered in the following languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Chinese. However, the translations are sometimes confusing. For this reason, it is often recommended to write SAP SD certification in English.

Before you start the preparation for SAP BI certification, it is a good idea to consult SAP BI Certification Syllabus that will tell you exactly which topics are going to be tested at the certification.

Are you looking for a job as an SAP BI consultant? Then you may be interested in our SAP BI Jobs page. Have a look there for a fresh selection of SAP BI jobs from all over the world.

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