Get the C_fiordev_21 certification

SAP Certified Development Associate Consultant – SAP Fiori Application Developer

In this blog, you will find some personal suggestions and information about how to get certified as SAP Fiori Application Developer.

This exam is available as of December 2019. It is the second edition of certification for Fiori Application Developers. The first edition (c_fiordev_20) was released on April/2017.

Once you passed the exam, you will receive a digital badge from Aclaim. See the FAQ for more information about SAP Global Certification Digital badges.

About the Exam 

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).


The C_ stands for associate level type exam. 

There are three types of associate certifications:

  • DEV = Development (native development)
  • IMP = Application (implementation | modeling)
  • TEC = Technology (system administration)

For the certification FAQs, see

Structure of the exam

SAPUI5 Foundations > 12%

Explain MVC and application architecture, the concept of modules, implement controls using the SAPUI5 framework (standard and custom), and bind Data to a UI5 Control; Describe and work with Key Responsive Design Controls, Translatable Texts, App Descriptor, aggregation binding, Dialogs and Fragments, Expression Binding, Custom Formatting, Filtering, grouping and sorting, and work with diagrams.

Deployment & Testing > 12%

Deploy an application on an ABAP Server, an application on the SAP Hana Cloud Platform. Write Unit-Tests, unit test with QUnit, create a QUnit Test Scenario, apply integration a test with OPA5, and create an OPA5 Test Scenario.

SAP Fiori Launchpad Configuration 8% – 12%

Explain configuration of SAP Fiori Launchpad.

SAP Fiori Strategy, Standards and Guidelines 8% – 12%

Define SAP Fiori Key principles, SAP Fiori application types, elements of User Experience Design, the concept of Design Thinking, the Problem Space and Solution Space phases in the Design Thinking process, and implement SAP Fiori UIs using the SAP Fiori Design Guidelines.

SAP HANA Cloud Platform and Web IDE Basics 8% – 12%

Describe the SAP HANA Cloud Platform and the Prototyping, Development, Packaging, Deployment and Extensibility  tools available in SAP Web IDE.

OData and Advanced Data Handling 8% – 12%

Register OData Service at Frontend Server, describe an oData Model and how to access backend data by the way of OData-specific data binding feature, implement data binding using XML data, describe the OData Write-Support, OData Deep Inserts, and perform tasks associated with adding, updating and deleting backend data from within a SAPUI5 application, and implement a Facet Filter control and in App Navigation and deep Linking.

Extensibility in SAPUI5 8% – 12%

Describe the concept of Extensibility in SAPUI5 and Extension Points in SAPUI5, implement View Replacement, View Modification, View Extension, Controller Extension, and Hook Methods, and extend Translations with Customer Properties.

SAP Fiori Elements & Smartcontrols 8% – 12%

Describe the use of SAP Fiori Elements and Smartcontrols.

SAP Fiori Architecture Overview < 8%

Describe the architecture and components of a typical SAP Fiori landscape.

A short summarize of handbooks necessary for the certification would be: UX100, UX400, UX402, UX410

Compare the old version (c_fiordev_20), with the new one (c_fiordev_21) you will need a cut score of 66% instead of 61%. Same 80 question.

How to Prepare for the certification

Attending the training course is not required but without the handbook it is not all that clear what you need to study exactly.

  • Youtube channel is a good way to start:

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