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New to SAP... Where to Start?

Hello Everyone,

I was thinking about learning SAP and getting a certification done. I have gone through a few of the online overview courses, but it has only helped in confusing me more. There are so many different avenues, I am not quite certain which one to pick up. Any pointers on this would be helpful. I am absolutely new to this.

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    Apr 22, 2014 at 09:24 PM

    Hi Somnath,

    If you are passionate about programming, you can pursue SAP ABAP development. SAP has so many areas. For a beginner, you need to focus or you will get lost.

    So let's say you want to learn SAP ABAP programming:

    1. Pick up a book by Dr Horst Keller and Sascha Kruuger called ABAP Objects. This is a nice book for beginners.

    2. For SAP ABAP certification study, among other books,  ABAP with SAP NetWeaver 7.02.

    3. Get SAP AS ABAP Netweaver 7.02 trial from SCN. Install it on your PC/Laptop and start developing ABAP programs.

    Good luck,

    John.

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    Apr 22, 2014 at 06:11 AM

    Hi and Welcome to SAP ,

        

                                            Somnath before we guide you here, it's best you tell us something about yourself. Like your education, your experience (if any), what are the areas of your interests in IT sectors.(like you like programming or not).

    All this will help us in assisting you.

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      Somnath,

                   Nice to know that your into programming.

               

                   Well Somnath, as suggest by few others ABAP is where all the programming stuff has started  and this will continue to be the core developing language even for the coming decade as well (the programming style of ABAP will undergo some changes, that's obvious).

                  

                   My advice is you learn ABAP (learn it well), Because I believe "quality is better than quantity" ( people are always saying that their is a serious lack of quality developer in the industry)and then add 1 or 2 skills to your profile like WEBDYNPRO (which is another module). And in time get an insight in SAP HANA (ABAP). This is the hot topic in market and their are only handful of people working on this area.

      Well for starters have a look at Chandra Shekhar Agarwal blog in "Self learning ABAP and also look at Ravi Sankar Venna blog , "Why Passion alone drive your SAP Career ?"

      Regards,

      Krishna.

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 06:29 PM

    Dear Somanth,

    When i seen your profile you are having 7 years experience in other technology and you are It student. they you can do better than freshers. you said you are aware of programming and your interest is in technical.

    in SAP there are 2 types of ways.

    1) Technical modules

    2) functional modules

    if you want to go techinically, ABAP HR is good for you like java according to your experience.

    if you are go for functional so many are there.

    Regards,

    Kiran Polani

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    Apr 23, 2014 at 05:29 PM

    Wow! Thanks. This was an eye opener. I have my SCJP exam next month. So would be tied up a little till then. Let me order those books from Amazon and start fiddling around.

    Thanks.

    Just wanted to know, is going for a classroom training more beneficial than just online courses. I am asking this, coz my current work pressure is a bit of a let down. When i get home, my brain is already in soup!

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