This simple question is getting so confusing now. Please help.
This is India scenario. If you are mentioning some info for other countries PLEASE remember to do so. The confusion it creates is amazing!
I completed my engineering in July 2013 and then went for SAP ABAP training from an location institution which is NOT an SAP partner. I have no work experience and I'm still looking for ABAP opportunities.
Now, suddenly a friend has told me that someone he knows DID the official SAP ABAP certification by just studying from home for a fees of 40k (INR).
So I call up SAP education in Bangalore (in India) and confirm that the only way to get certified is:
- Through course + certification from their partners for fresher.
- And through your employer if it's an SAP partner.
I already knew this and this is what I've been believing till day. Now enters pearson vue.
So I do some googling and find the below responses regarding the SAP certification from peason vue.
This blog post: Frequently" target="_blank">http://scn.sap.com/community/training-and-education/certification/blog/2013/07/09/answering-some-of-your-questions-on-certification">Frequently Asked Questions about SAP Certification says the following and it doesn't mention any country wise info.
Do certification programs have prerequisites, such as participation in a series of training courses?
While there is no course or set of courses required to take a particular certification exam, SAP provides a list of recommended training you can take to better prepare for an exam. In addition, completing an exam for a lower-level (associate) certification is not a prerequisite for taking a higher-level (professional) exam, although many professional-level certification seekers might find it helpful.
Then there is this post from 2010:
<a href="/message/9438253#9438253">SAP-SD Certification though PEARSON VUE---INDIA</a>which got the following response:
Pearson VUE is an examination center (where you can directly book your exam (any exam apart from SAP, like TOEFL,gre..).
Third party for any on line examination. if you wish to do certification without any authorized training , you can go for Pearson VUE.
Where as, Siemens is SAP authorized technology center. where you can get certification training by certain amount and then appear for the exam.
Hope i am clear.
What this doesn't mention is CAN recent graduates (also called freshers in India) go for pearson vue or previous SAP experience (at an SAP partner) is required?
<span style="color: rgb(87, 87, 87);"><span style="color: rgb(255, 102, 0);">TL;DR</span></span>
My questions straight to the point:
I completed my engineering in July 2013 and then I went for SAP ABAP training from an location institution which is NOT an SAP partner. I have no work experience (SAP or ANY other).
Can I go an enroll for the official SAP ABAP certification from Pearson Vue?
I'm asking this for India but if it's possible in other countries then too please reply and mention the rules etc.