Essential Anaplan topics


The best way to hone your expertise is practical experience. We recommend one or more years of hands-on experience using Anaplan to uncover all you can do with the platform. Training can also help you advance your technical skills and learn best practices for working with Anaplan.In addition to our required training, the following materials can help you get a well-rounded understanding of the platform. Learn how you can grow your knowledge in the areas below:

Center of Excellence Topics

Data Hubs

Governance & Structure

Data Integration Topics

Importing and Exporting Data

Integration Platform and Connectors

Model Building Topics

Model Building Best Practices

Formulas and Functions

Dynamic Cell Access

Selective Access

Time Ranges

Dashboard Filtering

Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)


  • AnyaS

    Good tips! 👍

  • @ChrisWeiss The CoE Charter Template PPT has the Governance Structure - Centralized or Federated, as step 8 of the process.  However, in the "Introduction to Centers of Excellence" link above, it says establish governing body and establish governance as part of Phase 1: Foundations and establish central responsibilities as part of Phase 2: Centralize.  Are those different than choosing the Governance Structure?


    Also, "Selecting Center of Excellence Governance Structure" has the CoE steps: Define Governance Structure then Identify Location of Key Participants and then Recurring Meetings.  However, the CoE Charter Template PPT has a different order: Identify Location of Key Participants, Recurring Meetings, and Define Governance Structure. 


    Can you please clarify? Thank you!

  • Excellent consultation and very structure!

  • Anaplan Connector Guide for Dell Boomi link above also produces 404 error.

  • Excel 3.0 link doesn't work. but i find the anapedia page about Series 3:

    Also find that there is already Add-in 4.0.

  • All links are updated/fixed!

  • AnyaS
    edited July 2023

    hi there. FYI - this link (listed on the page with CMA info) does not appear to work. "404" error

  • @AnyaS I'm having trouble finding the page with that link on it? Happy to update if you can point me in the right direction (there are a number of areas with "CMA info" so any specific direction would be helpful!). Thank you!

  • AnyaS

    @Ginger here:

    Thank you.

    Master Anaplanners Introduction

    Topic outline

    • The Master Anaplanner Certification is the highest technical certification level in our ecosystem. Certified Master Anaplanners become members of the Master Anaplanner Program and are recognized and rewarded for their exceptional contributions to Anaplan's ecosystem. 
      All Anaplan Certified Solution Architects qualify to take the exam to become a Certified Master Anaplanner. The exam is a 90-minute, 60-question certification test that is hosted through our 3rd-party testing partner, Kryterion, on their Webassessor platform. There is a fee of $550 per attempt + local tax rate may apply. Our customer voucher program to cover this fee is paused until future notice.Upon successful completion of the exam, you will be welcomed into the program and your continued membership will be based on retention of your SA certification and your measurable impact on the ecosystem through advocacy, training, and thought leadership.For more details, please visit the Master Anaplanner Program page in the Community.  

  • What is the structure of the exam? Are there only multiple choice questions or are there also questions where you need to type in the answers? Additionally, are there any sample dumps available for the questions asked?

  • @asarna Hi,

    There are only multiple chose and multiple selection questions on the exams. Unfortunately, we do not have sample questions available at the moment.

  • Hi, will Polaris or Plan IQ be included on the exam? and is there an intention to publish sample questions?

  • Olek P

    How long does it usually take to study for the Master Anaplanner exam? Can anyone give any ballpark answers? Is it a month or 6 months?

  • @Olek P There are no official times we can necessarily recommend; it really depends on what your baseline knowledge is and the experience you may already have. If you'd like to get a variety of perspectives, maybe try asking in our Academy and Learning discussion forum here:

    Best of luck!

    Ginger, Community Manager

  • @JonCushing I recall 2 Polaris related questions. Can't recall if PlanIQ was covered.