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chillinlong
1st August 2003, 21:07
Hi all
Thinkin of tryin 2 learn SAP to try and get into doing some SAP cosultancy roles. I have looked around the market and seen so many different positions related with SAP.

Basically thinking of gettin sum certification but is the standard certifcation of SAP even related to SAP jobs does anyone know? I have had a look at SAP website but even there it looks confusing as to where would i want to start?
Does anyone have any ideas? please?
:smokin
thanks

jacko
2nd August 2003, 11:00
You want to learn SAP eh? Good luck…. :lol SAP is one of the tricky products to break into. Companies won’t employ you as a contractor unless you’re experienced and certification (costing £000’s) won’t guarantee you a job. You really need to begin as a permie with a company installing SAP, they’ll pay for your training and give you the experience.

But if you’re keen and prepared to pay for the certification, it’s the only way to get your foot in the door if you’re a new SAP contractor – forget the consultant title, only 5+ years in SAP will give you that…

What do you do at the moment? SAP is a HUGE product and you’re going to need to specialise: Finance, HR, Distribution, whatever.

SAP training methodology is based on three principles: Awareness, Readiness and Proficiency.

Level 1 training introduces you to SAP concepts, Level 2 focuses on core business processes and level 3 gives mastery in a particular area.

Then you have to find a company prepared to be your first client, that’s the difficult bit… :lol :lol

jacko
2nd August 2003, 11:05
There's a job for you on another thread, Milan. Don't waste your time here man!!

:lol :lol

chillinlong
2nd August 2003, 17:17
Thanks again for the reply. I think I best go nad ahve a rethinka bout this at the moment.

:smokin

Capn Graybeard
4th August 2003, 09:13
Basically thinking of gettin sum certification

You should book some in grammar and spelling at the same time - these days "sum" is not enough!

HTH

Martin Underwood
4th August 2003, 09:28
I almost had to pick myself off the floor upon hearing that classic contractor quote:
"I'm trying to become a XYZ consultant. I've read an article / talked to a bloke in the pub (delete as appropriate) and I've heard they make a fortune. What's the easiest way to become one. Oh, I want to start on 100K next month if possible".

A consultant is paid money to offer advice and expertise on a product. No one, I repeat, no one, will employ you as a SAP consultant without several past successful implementations behind you, certification or no certification. That is why they get paid a lot of money, because expertise is worth its weight in gold.

Oh, and as someone else has pointed out, spend your money more wisely on English language courses.

sappatz
4th August 2003, 10:02
i agree with jacko
For your info i know several consultancies who did mass layoffs of senior sap perm functional consultants
On the tech side ABAP programming is outsourced in India and rates have dropped like stones
Also, sap courses are bloody expensive and in the current market i think you wont find a job without experience.

You need to specialise in a module. Dont believe that the sap market is good in general. Only a few specific modules are in demand right now like BW, SEM and such but you need lots of exp

I am a sap consultant myself (BC) retraining in other areas.

MilanBenesXP
6th August 2003, 18:58
.Net man, that's what you should be doing.

Forget this SAP stuff, in a few years there won't be any SAP everyone will have written apps much quicker and much better in .Net .

And that's a fact that few people seem to grasp or realise.

Milan .Net Benes.

ajith.mumbai
6th August 2008, 10:15
Guys, I am an MBA from the University of Greenwich, London....I am 24 years old...I have about a year's experience in sales...and now I am working as a Business Development Manager for a UK company, having its headquarters in Germany. I am thinking about doing SAP certification in Sales and Distribution...when would be the right time for me to do it?..and what is the whole discussion about .Net??

Thanks,
;)

SueEllen
6th August 2008, 21:45
Why have you dragged up an old thread?

Start your own thread to get advice rather than drag up something that is 5 years old.

Diver
6th August 2008, 22:43
Jeez! :rolleyes:

Milans old xp sig :D

.Net rules eh Milan :D

Pondlife
6th August 2008, 22:58
Love it.:laugh

toot toot.

All you ever need is here (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Visual-Basic-NET-Dummies-Wallace-Wang/dp/0764508679/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1218063433&sr=8-1)

HTH

NotAllThere
7th August 2008, 04:19
Guys, I am an MBA from the University of Greenwich, London....I am 24 years old...I have about a year's experience in sales...and now I am working as a Business Development Manager for a UK company, having its headquarters in Germany. I am thinking about doing SAP certification in Sales and Distribution...when would be the right time for me to do it?..and what is the whole discussion about .Net??

Thanks,
;)

What was said in this thread before still stands (except that rates, even in ABAP are better than ever). Get a permie job where they'll train you before wasting money on certification.

ThomasSoerensen
7th August 2008, 07:34
.Net man, that's what you should be doing.

Forget this SAP stuff, in a few years there won't be any SAP everyone will have written apps much quicker and much better in .Net .

And that's a fact that few people seem to grasp or realise.

Milan .Net Benes.

whs

Billy Pilgrim
7th August 2008, 07:42
whs

And your username comes from where???

Danish?
Villa fan??
Mackem? :smokin

cojak
7th August 2008, 15:59
Jeez! :rolleyes:

Milans old xp sig :D

.Net rules eh Milan :D

and mine but don't tell anyone...

Turion
8th August 2008, 19:00
Yes .Net is the way. SAP is dead and rates are 3rd world, so don't waste time with it. ;)

harjotsingh
19th January 2017, 11:53
Hi chillinlong,

First of all its great that you are planning to make your career in the field of SAP. It's for sure one of the most growing fields in today's scenario. But before joining any SAP-training Course you must think the things they provide you or the curriculum of the course.

I also went through a SAP training course through online medium and now I am working as a SAP consultant. I would suggest you search for a good program online and read its terms before joining that whether they would deal with theory, practicals, assignments and how certification process is done.

fidot
19th January 2017, 14:40
Given it's nearly 13.5 years since the OP, I doubt that he has been waiting all this time!

pr1
19th January 2017, 14:44
Given it's nearly 13.5 years since the OP, I doubt that he has been waiting all this time!

he created an account to post that reply as well

northernladuk
19th January 2017, 14:48
he created an account to post that reply as well

:facepalm:

jmo21
19th January 2017, 14:51
:facepalm:

Well you do always tell people to search the forum before posting!

I wonder what the OP is doing now?

Probably a javascript developer.

northernladuk
19th January 2017, 15:07
Well you do always tell people to search the forum before posting!

I wonder what the OP is doing now?

Probably a javascript developer.

Lol yeah. It's good that the guy took the time to respond so can't knock him for that. Just an unfortunate timing issue. :D

LondonManc
19th January 2017, 15:13
That SAP fad died a death, eh?

vwdan
19th January 2017, 18:06
That SAP fad died a death, eh?

SAP? Never heard of her.

SueEllen
19th January 2017, 21:39
SAP? Never heard of her.

It's that stuff that drips from plants.