SAP Portal Certification

SAP Certified Development Associate –  Portal with SAP NetWeaver 7.0 Exam Questions

These questions are similar to the ones asked in the actual Test.

How should I know? I know, because although I got my Portal Certification five years back, I have re-certified with the latest version of the Associate Certification test.

Before you start here are some Key features of the Portal Associate Certification Exam

– The exam is Computer based and you have three Hours to answer 80 Questions.

– The Questions are (mostly) multiple choice type and there is NO penalty for an incorrect answer.

– Some of the Questions have more than one correct answers. You must get ALL the options correct for you to be awarded points.

– The Official Pass percentage is 65% (But this can vary). You will be told the exact passing percentage before your begin your test.

Sample Questions

Q1. You can implement an SAP NetWeaver Portal in your landscape to achieve various business goals. Which of the following scenarios are supported by SAP Netweaver Portal? (More than one option is correct)

a.        External facing Portal
b.        Federated Portal
c.        Inter Operability with third party Portals
d.        ICT  Portal

a, b, c

You can implement an SAP NetWeaver Portal in your landscape to achieve various business goals. Numerous factors mean that implementations vary from organization to organization.

Some of the key scenarios supported are:

Federated Portal Network (FPN) 
Lets your organization develop, configure, and operate a network of portals – SAP NetWeaver and WSRP-compliant portals from other vendors – that share content between them.

External-Facing Portal (EFP)
Lets organizations use the SAP NetWeaver Portal to expose applications, services and information over the Internet to customers, partners and employees.

SAP NetWeaver portal provides tools and guidelines for implementing an external-facing portal for a variety of business scenarios for both anonymous and registered users.

Organizations can create public Web portals that perform well in low-bandwidth networks and offer a familiar Web experience for anonymous users, as well as create Web portals that provide business partners, employees, and other registered users with a Web portal that fully supports SAP application functionality (business applications, KM, etc.).

Interoperability between SAP and Third-Party Portals
Lets organizations integrate SAP portal content with the content on their own company server, using a central authentication and authorization engine for web access with Single Sign-On (SSO) to the SAP systems.

Key capabilities of NW Portal:

•        Platform-independence: The portal runs on a wide range of operating systems, including Windows and UNIX.

•        Multi-language interface: The portal supports many languages to make a global deployment more efficient and usable.

•        High performance and availability: Clustering and caching mechanisms provide high performance and high availability.

•        Security: The portal allows businesses to expose their resources to partners, suppliers, and customers, while maintaining rigorous confidentiality for restricted business information. The security features of the portal include authentication, single sign-on, authorization, integrated user management, and secure communications.

•        Navigation: The portal offers a flexible and open navigation layout design that supports almost every usage scenario.

•        Federated portal network scenarios: The portal supports federated portal and content scenarios through the use of open standards, wide platform support, multi-language support, global deployment and scalability, and delegated administration.

Q2. Which of the following statements about Knowledge Management (KM) are true? (More than one option is correct)

a. Knowledge Management is a part of SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Portal.

b. The entire functional scope and configuration of the Knowledge Management capabilities are available in portal iViews.

c. You do not need TREX to run knowledge management.

a, b

With the Knowledge Management functional unit, SAP NetWeaver provides a central, role-specific point of entry to unstructured information from various data sources.

This unstructured information can exist in different formats such as text documents, presentations, or HTML files.

Workers in an organization can access information from different source such as file servers, their intranet, or the World Wide Web. A generic framework integrates these data sources and provides access to the information contained in them through the portal.

Knowledge Management is a part of SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Portal.

The entire functional scope and configuration of the Knowledge Management capabilities are available in portal iViews.

To run Knowledge Management, you also require the standalone engine Search and Classification (TREX).

Knowledge Management comprises the following functions:

Integrating Repositories    Unstructured information is stored in various types of repository such as file servers or document management systems.

You can use preconfigured repository managers to integrate repositories and make their content accessible through a central entry point in the portal.

Open programming interfaces (APIs) allow customers and partners to develop repository managers for other storage systems.

You can also store documents in one of KM’s own repositories.

Navigating in Folders        Portal users can navigate in the folders of all integrated repositories and access the documents they contain.

Access to folders and documents is controlled using permissions.

The user interface for navigating in folders can be configured flexibly and modified to suit various roles. Portal users can personalize the presentation of the user interface. Open interfaces allow you to extend the user interface by integrating your own functions into the standard system.

Search        The search function finds documents in all integrated repositories. The system displays only documents for which the current user has read permission in the results list.

You can also include the content of Web sites in your indexes using Web crawlers. This information is then also available through the search function in your portal.

Taxonomies and classification        A taxonomy is a hierarchical structure of categories in which you classify documents according to content, organizational, or other criteria. Documents that are stored in different repositories can be included in the same category.

Taxonomies allow portal users to navigate in a uniform structure throughout an organization even if information is stored in heterogeneous storage locations.

Knowledge Management services        Knowledge Management services enable functions that you can use on the content of all connected repositories as long as technical conditions are met. These services include subscriptions, ratings, public reviews, feedback, and personal notes.

You can also import documents into KM repositories from external sources by using the content exchange service.

Document creation and publishing        Every portal user can create information in the portal, provided he or she has the necessary permissions.

You can upload documents that you created using a PC application directly to a KM folder. You can also use forms to create information directly in the Web browser.

The publishing process is supported by various functions such as the approval workflow.

You can assign metadata to documents and other objects to make the knowledge available in your company more usable.

Q3. With the collaboration capabilities, SAP NetWeaver allows communication and collaboration in the portal. This allows SAP NetWeaver to bring together members of project groups regardless of time and of their geographic location.

Which of the following functionalities are supported by ‘Collaboration’? (More than one option is correct)

a.        Asynchronous Collaboration

b.        Groupware Integration

c.        Real time Collaboration

d.        Third party services like webex cannot be integrated

a, b, c

The following explains the functions included in Collaboration:

Making Services Available        You can configure how the system makes services available for collaboration. You can make services available in the following applications:

•        In the Collaboration Launch Pad, which allows central access to contacts and services in the portal header
•        In the Member List of rooms
•        In the context menu for user names
•        In the User Details iView

Virtual Rooms        Based on predefined templates, you can create virtual rooms for collaboration within teams and project groups. A room allows the members access to shared data and services independent of their location.

Groupware Integration        For collaboration in the portal, you can integrate the e-mail and scheduling services (Microsoft Exchange) used in your company.

Asynchronous Collaboration        For asynchronous collaboration, the following functions are available:

•        Online discussions
•        Online management of tasks, sessions, and documents
•        Online entry of feedback, ratings, and comments
•        Information sharing in forums
•        Information sharing in wikis

Real-Time Collaboration (RTC)        For real-time collaboration, the following functions are available:

•        Interactive online access to applications (application sharing)
•        interactive online exchange of information (instant messaging)

The RTC capabilities in SAP NetWeaver are recommended for scenarios that include the occasional use of instant messaging, and application-sharing services by a specific group of company-internal portal users—more specifically, one-to-one application sharing sessions and chat sessions with up to eight users.

Integration of Third-Party Services        In addition to the services provided by SAP for real-time collaboration, you can also integrate third-party services, for example, WebEx, in the portal.

Q4. You would like to share content between SAP and non-SAP portal systems that are distributed across your landscape, thus providing a single portal access point per user to portal, with one portal as logon portal for all users.

Which of the following can you use?

a.        Federated Portal with Content Federation
b.        Federated Portal with Portal federation


The federated portal network (FPN) capabilities of SAP NetWeaver enable you to share content between SAP and non-SAP portal systems that are distributed across your landscape, thus providing a single portal access point per user toportal information, services, and applications distributed on portals throughout the entire organizational network.

There are two implementation scenarios:

•        Content federation: A network comprising two or more portal installations – one functions as the logon portal for all users and the remaining portal installations function as content providers. This allows you to separate application execution and rendering from the main portal server.

•        Portal federation: A network comprising two or more portal installations – each portal installation can function as an autonomous entity serving its own content and users, but also exposing and consuming content to and from other portals in the federation.

Portals can also rely completely on remote content from other portals, thus avoiding the need to create and maintain local content.

Before implementing a federated portal network, you should understand the business requirements and technical conditions of your landscape.

Each portal in the federation can be a producer, consumer, or both, depending on whether it exposes its content for other portals or uses remote content exposed by other portals.

•        Producer portal: A portal installation that provides other portals (consumers) with remote access to its locally-deployed applications.

•        Consumer portal: A portal installation that accesses remote applications provided by another portal (a producer).

Each portal can support both local and remote users.

The following is a list of the portal features used to implement a federated portal network:

Single user persistence        All portals in the federation connect to a global user repository.

Assign users and groups to remote roles          User administrators on a consumer portal can search for and assign users to roles on a remote portal (producer).
•        The role is executed on the remote producer portal at runtime.
•        The remote roles are defined, configured, and maintained solely on a producer portal, thereby minimizing content maintenance by the consumer.

Create content as remote delta links         Content administrators on a consumer portal can browse the Portal Catalog of a producer portal, and then create remote delta links to iViews, pages, worksets, and roles residing on the producer portal.

Limitations of Federated Portal
The federated portal network tools are optimized for content sharing across multiple portals. The tools are not designed to provide support for remote site management, monitoring, or to solve lags in performance between portals.

Implementing a federated portal network also does not offer any manual or automated functionality to synchronize portals and their content.

Q5.   When you create new content objects in the PCD, there are two main procedures, out of which one is using Copies.

How many methods are there to create copies and which are they?

a.        2 methods – (i) Creating an object based template, (ii) Pasting one object into another as a copy.

b.        2 methods – (i) New object by copying an existing object and pasting it elsewhere as a copy (ii) By pasting one content object into another object as a copy.

c.        1 method –  By pasting one content object into another object as a copy

d.        1 method –  Creating an object based template

e.        1 method – New object by copying an existing object and pasting it elsewhere as a copy


A content object can also be a copy of another object. Unlike the delta link, the copied object is an independent object that is no longer reliant on or linked to the object from which it was copied.

The copied objects (the new object instance) and the object from which it was copied characteristic a sibling relationship and not a parent/child relationship, as is the case with delta links.

Note that a copied object is always a delta link.

The copy does not reference the object from which it was copied, but references the object that is one level higher in the object chain. When object X is created, it is an indistinguishable copy of object B (they are siblings).

However, when changes are made to object B, they are not updated in object X, and vice versa; they cease to be identical.

When the properties of object A are reorganized, both objects B and X inherit these changes concurrently.

There are two methods for creating copies.  Please note that not all methods are obtainable for all content object types.

•        In the Portal Catalog, you can create a new object by copying an existing object and pasting it elsewhere as a copy. This method is available for all content objects.

•        You can paste one content object into another object as a copy. This method is obtainable for adding:
– iViews, pages, work sets, and roles to roles
– iViews, pages, and work sets to work sets
– iViews and pages to pages

Q6.         Which are the backend systems from which the Web Dynpro Model Object can be supplied with information? (More than one option is correct)

a.        Portal Services

b.        RFC Modules such as BAPIs in an SAP ABAP backend system. This interface is provided by the Adaptive RFC Layer (aRFC).

c.        Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs) which encapsulate application logic.

d.        Web Services

e.        Enterprise Portal Client Framework

b, c and d

A Web Dynpro Model Object can be supplied with information from the following types of backend system:

•        RFC Modules such as BAPIs in an SAP ABAP backend system. This interface is provided by the Adaptive RFC Layer (aRFC).

•        Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs) which encapsulate application logic.

•        Web Services

Q7. The Universal Worklist (UWL) collects tasks and notifications from multiple provider systems and is integrated with Alert Management.

The above statement is:

a.        True
b.        False


The Universal Worklist (UWL) gives users unified and centralized way to access their work and the relevant information in the Enterprise Portal.

It collects tasks and notifications from multiple provider systems in one list for one-stop access.

UWL is integrated with:

•        SAP Enterprise Portal
•        Application Server Java (AS Java)
•        Collaboration Task
•        Alert Management
•        Knowledge Management Collaboration Recent Notifications


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SAP Certified Development Associate – Portal with SAP NetWeaver 7.0 Questions, Answers & Explanations