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Hi Folks,

I am a software professional with over 4.5 years of experience.I have worked on TCS B@ncs (TCS corebanking product) and Corebank(FIS-Fidelity Information services's corebank product).However technically I have worked on MF cobol and unix scripting only.

I am currently on my maternity break(I have just quit a week back) and I plan to get back to job in a year or so.I want to utilise this career break in the best possible way.I was just wondering whether I should go in for SAP training.Also which modules would be beneficial for my profile.Also will my banking domain knowledge be helpful.

Suggestions would be most welcome.

Thanks in advance.

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    Jan 10, 2015 at 01:22 AM

    Hello Saumya,

    I'm reading between the lines a bit, but it sounds like you are a programmer (MF cobol & unix scripts). I can't tell if you are also (in SAP terms) "Functional". In the SAP world, business experts (for example someone with and MBA in Finance and perhaps a CPA certification) are called "Functional" while programmers are referred to as "Technical" or "Developers".

    The career track for Functionals and Developers is dramatically different. So your first task is to decide into which bucket you belong. Typically Functionals don't do any coding and Developers don't do any configuration. (There is a small, dangerous breed of folks who like to call them techno-functional, but we will not speak of this... ;-)

    SAP has a Banking specific flavor which is an industry specific subspecialty for (primarily) Financials consultants. There's no real way to tell whether or not you'll prefer working with SAP over your current system without doing some research and maybe taking a little training. There are tons of SAP books on the market. That would be the lowest cost way to dip your toe into the water. Unfortunately, there aren't really any good web sites that I've found which will gently guide you step-by-step through any specific specialty. There are some decent youtube videos, though, you might want to google SAP FI overview (if you're interested in being a functional FI consultant) or SAP ABAP introduction.

    You might want to check SAP Career Blog Links, FAQ: What is the best SAP module for me?, and FAQ: What is the best SAP module for me? to start.

    I hope this helps!

    Best regards,

      --Tom

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