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After certifying SAP SD module can I get into ABAP programming?


I have done SAP SD certification and it's almost a year after I am still not getting any good job in SAP SD as a fresher. Wipro selected me and then rejected me saying I am a distance-MBA graduate after wasting 2 months of valuable time and money(around 18k Rupees for attending the interview in Bangalore in just 2 days notice for which I had to book 2-way flight tickets plus hotel booking). Similarly prior to that Tech Mahindra rejected me saying I have too much gap in career and also I am over 37 yrs of age. This way I have been attending interviews sent by ATOS but not getting any good job offers, Most are very low-paid jobs with huge monetary bonds or some other kinds of bonds .

I slowly got dejected studying & reading the same topics SD topics over & over again. I am also starting to forget because I am getting more & more frustrated. So suddenly I purchased one ABAP book one day & found that it is quite interesting & more enjoyable than those boring topics of SD. I also by now have the SD process flow ideas, what tables are involved in Sd, MM ,shipping etc. So I am now thinking of doing some crash course from some local center on ABAP module (max 2 months course these centers are offering)

So,can anyone please suggest me whether this will be a right decision for me to do ABAP & try to get into ABAP programming rather than my core module of SD. I also had a dream of becoming techno-functional. Can I become one in such a way? BTW, I dont have a engineering or Comp science degree but I do have done programming courses in the past which I dont ever mention on my CV because of certain problems that will arise out of these.

In future also I will keep that a secret but in the past I did get offers as PHP/MySQL developer in & even joined one small firm but because of low salary in that field I left that line forever.

I even did a school mgmt system & cake shop project in php/mysql along with css/html/jquery.

So experts please advice me if I can get into ABAP field & will that be wise for me after doing certification in SD. I dont have any more money to do the costly ABAP certification nor I think I will be eligible without a exp in programming field.

Thanks & Regards,


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  • Jun 26, 2017 at 04:47 PM

    But Sir, I am more inclined & interested more in coding. Somehow I want to be an ABAP coder rather than be a functional guy. Unfortunately when I went for the certification program I even then wanted to join ABAP but the counselor didn't allow me saying SAP has certain eligibility norms. But now that I have certified and know the sales process well I can surely become a techno-functional guy? can't I?

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  • Jun 26, 2017 at 04:29 PM

    No don't go for ABAP.

    The difficulty you faced in getting an entry level job will be there in any module. So by learning ABAP you will still be in the same boat. :(

    You need to keep persevering and learning, relearning SD topics and become a theoretical expert. Go and give interview, after interview and hope for the best.

    If possible find a mentor, a coach who can guide you with daily and long term plan.

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