After working as an EA practitioner with SAP customers, driving the SAP EA engineering practice, and co-leading the SAP Cross Product Architecture working group for Reference Architecture and EA Methodology for several years, I also took and passed the SAP EA Professional exam.
In this post, I would like to share six tips for your preparation:
Ensure you know the TOGAF® ADM and the SAP EA Methodology artifacts recommended for the different phases by heart. The certification will confront you with several typical situations within the architecture development cycle. You will need to select artifacts that might help you, but you must also decide which artifacts do not support you in those situations. So, closely look at the mapping of phases and artifacts and ensure you understand its rationale.
Practice the capability-centric and the process-centric approach to determine a target application architecture. The exam will have questions around both topics and require you to apply the approaches in concrete case studies.
Make yourself familiar with SAP's Clean Core design principle, SAP's extensibility options, and SAP's Business Technology Platform offering in that context.
Get a comprehensive SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology (ISA-M) and its processes.
Take the exam guide seriously. Even experienced enterprise architects should double-check the "Skills-measured"-section and have a look into the "Recommended readings and resources" – pure gold nuggets for those who want to pass the exam!
If you are looking for guided hands-on sessions for all the topics mentioned above, go for the SAP Learning course IEA10.
If you follow these tips, I am sure, you will be well prepared for the exam and get the SAP EA professional certification, which is rated as an advanced level certification!