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Do fresher's get job after doing SAP Certification course ??

Hi Everyone,

I would like to know whether companies hire freshers who have done SAP Course.

Im Shathyan from Bangalore, who has completed B.E in Computer Science in 2011 and had 1 year gap in searching for job. And then I started to do MBA and now I'm in my final year. Im doing my MBA in Marketing and HR.

Now, I would like to do SAP Course especially in BI, if not in HCM or SD or Basic depending on the job market.

I would appreciate if you can guide me through is it worth doing a course because I have seen many post online where people are telling, Freshers don't job in SAP even also even after doing Certification from SAP Certified centres.

Also read, some people suggesting to go on with FAKE experience certificate. Anyway its not my thought nor a goo way to start my life.

So please do suggest me, is it worth to do being a fresher and also whether it is good to do from SAP Certified centre or normal centres at cheap price. I do understand that SAP Certified institutes cost more, but finally its all about placement who can do better.

Thanks for your support 😊

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    Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    Hi Shathyan,

    I am Madalina from Romania, eastern Europe :-) and I am glad to say that I am a fresher within SAP Fi-Co module and I have recently been employed.

    I will describe a little bit my experiences as an individual case struggling the same questions and fears as expressed above. I will conclude regarding my SAP Financial Certification.

    My background: mathematics-information highschool; college: foreign languages as translator-interpreter.

    Work domain: some technical support job during college and afterwards I worked within the financial department in a multinational corporation - so here the SAP-get-to-know started. I had the chance to access SAP, mostly on the AR side and very little on the SD at the previous job as a user and later as key user.

    As the courses provided by SAP were too expensive for me, I started learning by myself step by step with a thirst of knowledge because there was sooo much information.

    I have oriented towards a SAP certification that served my area of knowledge- SAP Financial in this case and started to really prepare reading + taking tests online according to the exam Curriculum on the SAP Training website. This was very important as it helped me gain a lot of knowledge and go even beyond the curricula in order to have a wider, bigger picture overall and on the module of interest. There are books on Amazon + also free-of-charge online tests that are a real support on helping fixing the information and youtube presentations are very useful too.

    After an approx. 2-2,5y of experience as an end user and reading all from the curriculum as mentioned in the past few months, i have took the SAP Financial certification.

    This was possible through lots of readings, tests, taking serious the certification curricula.

    The job came after aprox. 8 months and a few interviews as the market is not that active and the projects not that many. I think this is applicable for many countries. Check the recruiting websites periodically in order to have an idea regarding the jobs market on SAP.

    The 'fake' certification mentioned above is for me a nightmare, I cannot imagine someone doing this... This is of real support; it is better to learn much and go interviewing without a certification, but being honest, confident and well prepared. This can be easily be checked if anyone has doubts - as one received an SAP id for testing and a diploma.

    From the user experience was easier to start learning into depth, so I would recommend this before paying lots of money for just a few days of courses.

    I hope this would be of help.

    Best wishes and keep up the good work!

    Madalina

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    Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 09:03 AM

    Hi Raja,

    I would suggest you better define a goal.. Where exactly you would like to land after doing MBA....(HR or Marketing)....

    After defining your objective as per your interest... try to get a job under that function (HR or Mktg..) first ..Understand the function, system,,,,,& gather some domain experience.

    There are lot of MNC's where SAP is already implemented.. you may get opportunity as an end user... as well.... This may open a door to understand the function from SAP point of view...

    & Finally at that stage would give you a proper answer whether to excel in SAP Domain or not...

    My suggestion is to get a Job (SAP or Non SAP) first & secure yourself & finally think of getting into SAP...

    Regards,

    Veeram

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  • Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 06:37 AM

    Great, you have done some research before posting your query..

    I have seen many post online where people are telling, Freshers don't job in SAP even also even after doing Certification from SAP Certified centers.

    Yeah, this is very true.. But not true for everyone, i want to to be exception. 😊

    Going for fake experience is not a good idea.. 😈

    As you already know after doing Certification also, there is no job surety but it helps to make some difference from non certified people, After certification you will be most preferable candidate as compare to non certified..

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  • Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 10:46 AM

    Dear Kulkarni

    I never saw such harsh words from respected Ravi shankar venna on any member..

    It is like father suggesting his kids on Values & Attitudes--You have to take like that...

    Always we ourselves will get frustration when we are in Right track(as we feel)--but here we are missing a very important lesson ""what Time is teaching us..

    (requesting you to replace your frustration with THINKING--whenever you feel frustrated-- just count some numbers in yourself- it may reduce your anger to some extent)

    Also-Never loose your temper that to on such forums like SCN.

    here i request Mr Ravi shankar on understanding the frustration of my fellow member & Excuse us..

    Yes-- I also feels that, may be there are less number of opportunities now even for certified--Because now the quality of certified consultants has drastically came down..(Sorry here--if i hurt somebody)

    Whenever i feel on certification--I look at the legends of SD in SCN--Most of them are not certified(But they are helping thousands of certified people with their threads)

    So what we have to understand here is--Only Knowledge will give you the right place.

    Also let me discuss further on this word KNOWLEDGE.

    In our books we studied that KNOWLEDGE IS POWER-

    Very interestingly i studied some where that """KNOWLEDGE IS NOT POWER--WHEN IT IS USED THEN ONLY WILL BE CONVERTED IT'S FORM TO POWER"""

    So Participate more in discussions..Why job will not come?? Let us see..

    Note: here we should never miss the word of MARKET YOURSELF in sites like LinkedIn, Glass door ,Even Face book with respective forums etc...

    Phanikumar

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    • Mr.Khan,

      Mcom is related to SD. SD is sales and distribution, I hope there is no mandatory degree been fixed for SAP certification. But domain experience / knowledge wil be added to any ER software. What is ur qualification and experience? based on the qualification and experience the module you select would be easy to learn.

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    Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 01:41 PM

    Hi Raja as you said

    I do understand that SAP Certified institutes cost more, but finally its all about placement who can do better.

    SAP Certification will not guarantee a job .It is common misconception. I would like to direct you the following blogs before enroll any sap certification.

    Advice for Recent College Graduates (aka "Freshers")

    FAQ: What is the best SAP module for me?

    FAQ: Different Career Paths in SAP

    Top 10 reasons why people are so mad for SAP Certification

    Now, I would like to do SAP Course especially in BI, if not in HCM or SD or Basic depending on the job market.

    Raja do not join any sap course depending on the today job market.Tomorrow we will have another. Love what you do .

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  • Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 01:52 PM

    Hi,

    For SAP fresher's its very hard to get new job. Because all clients/mnc will recruit the consultants who had experienced. its true one.But when you want be sap consultant then you need to face this phase.

    There are some companies taking fresher's who are certified.

    as you will be mba fresher, in that case if need you can learn suitable sap module and try to get job in campus selections. in that way you can utilize your learned course and recruited company may gave you chance to work on sap projects.

    But learn the course as per your interest,increase your sap knowledge thru scn and keep searching.

    Thanks.

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    Posted on Feb 04, 2014 at 04:48 PM

    I have just done my training in SAP ABAP and not the certification and I'm looking for work now. I think there are 100s of mid size firms who will give you an interview chance and then you have to just hit it there.

    I've seen many job postings which mention certification only as an preference but not as an mandatory requirement to apply so there. . you just need to be good at it. Rest will follow.

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  • Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 01:48 PM

    Hi Colleen, 😊

    Agreed, the competition is fierce and the number of applicants vs positions I think if truly understood is daunting! I agree that finding a way to market yourself and seek the opportunities that are out there is something that if you are starting out, has to be done proactively.

    Also don't think because you want to be a consultant, that is the job spec you have to chase. I have many good consultants that have come from a support background. I certainly limited myself when looking for my first role by saying this is what I want to be and this will only do.... Everybody has to start somewhere and every marathon starts with a first step.

    SAP like all other IT platforms that have enjoyed large growth over the years is seen as a cash cow, which generates people who chase the job for just that, the good money on offer if you crack it and I understand what you say Colleen, it's not the lack of passion that is the issue, but it's the passion that will make you apply for the next job and the next and the next, until you finally get that half a chance.

    Kind regards,

    Brendon

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    • Colleen,

      Excellent and motivating lines! Thanks!

      Next time I'm building up a team I'm going to be a lot more conscientious of what a junior goes through to get their foot in the door.

      In my team, I am ok with some one not knowing...but more important is his / her attitude, perseverance, tenacity to get the work done...learning ability - not to do the same mistakes over and over again.

      I try to pursue these qualities myself too.

      Typewriter

  • Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 12:46 PM


    Doing SAP Certification is a good option considering the fact that you are still a student. But since you are already studying MBA Marketing, I would recommend you to do SAP SD instead of HR or BI for which, the market demand is very minimal compared to SD. Also if you have some one or two years domain experience in Marketing, that would be an added advantage. From certification point of view, if you opt for SD, then you need to have one year (not sure what is the current pre-requisite) domain experience which is a MUST.

    Coming to your query on chance of entry into a firm as a SAP consultant, I won't say it is not possible for freshers to get an entry but yes it is difficult. There are few companies recruiting SAP freshers, give basic training related to project you would be put into, and assign to that project after completion of this basic training. But for this, you should be ready to give an undertaking for one or two years with that employer. Also, your initial perks would be very low. No doubt, you can compensate this once you gain experience in SAP. The most important point is you need to spend atleast 4-5 hours daily to practice in SAP at basic level. So you need to take a call whether to choose SAP or not

    G. Lakshmipathi

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    Posted on Sep 28, 2015 at 05:49 AM

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    • Former Member Lakshmipathi Ganesan

      you should also ensure that it reflects only your views and you cannot force or advice others to follow.

      WAIT A MINUTE '' who is forcing or advising ANYBODY & why you feel so ???


      Yes its purely my opinion or views, but it will definitely help others or make aware, who are planing or thinking to pursue career in SAP by investing Lac's of Rupees in doing CERTIFICATION -


      "THOSE MUST GET THE REAL PICTURE TO KNOW"


      ITS DUTY OF MOVIE MAKERS TO KEEP MAKING MOVIES & ITS COMPLETELY DEPENDENT ON AUDIENCES OF LIKING IT, I DIDN'T LIKED IT SO I SHARED & BY READING COMMENTS / BLOG'S IF ONE SAVES HIS LAC'S OF RUPEES IT WILL BE WORTH WRITING THE TRUE FACTS.








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