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New to SAP, please HELP

Hey everyone, hows it going?

A little about me: I am 24, graduated from Penn State with a degree in electrical engineering. Currently i am working in the oilfield (since oct 07) and making no use of the stuff i learned in college.

I am currently in Houston and came across this posting about a SAP training course.

Its for SAP BW 3.5.

My question: Is this certification beneficial?

My Aim: I wanna stop doing what i am doing right now and get into the SAP field.

I have no prior experience with software stuff. I can play around on the computer but i have not taking any programming courses. Do you guys think that i will be able to understand SAP and secure a decent job in this field if i go thru this course?

I appreciate all your input.

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    Posted on Jan 31, 2008 at 09:24 AM

    Hi Naren,

    I, too was an engineering graduate. If you are interested in joining the SAP field you must first know what SAP is all about. And also the Modules involved such as PP, SD, MM, FI, CO and such.

    For newbies, it's usually best if you could get a SAP certificate in any of the SAP modules, as stated above. After certification, it'd be easier for you to land a job as a SAP consultant as a newbie in any SAP companies.

    Hope this helps,


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      Hey Zarah, thanks a lot for the prompt reply. I am going to ask you a couple of stupid questions though.

      I google'd SAP modules and skimmed through it. So i got a rough idea of what it is.

      My question would be that if i complete this course, would it help me to get from where i am right now (newbie) to where i want to get to (a decent paying job).

      Listed below is what this course is offering:

      SAP BW 3.5 Course Details

      Basics of SAP Business Information Warehousing

      Data Modeling


      Using Different InfoProvider Types

      Navigation Attributes


      Structure of Dimension Tables

      Dimension Modeling

      BW Star Schema

      Warehouse Management

      Administrator Workbench Functions



      Source Systems

      BW Statistics

      Texts, Attributes, Hierarchies

      Data Flow in BW

      Transfer Rules

      Update Rules

      Business Content

      Storing Data in BW

      Data Targets


      Data Target - Administration

      Aggregate Maintenance

      Metadata Repository

      <span style="font- size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana" Data Extraction into Business Warehousing from R/3 and Flat File Systems

      <span style="font- size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana"


      Extraction from CO-PA

      Creating a DataSource

      Data Transfer

      Data Extraction Logistics

      LO Cockpit Functions

      LO DataSources Data Flow in R/3

      Structure of Delta Method for LO Cockpit DataSources

      Delta Method for DataSources to LIS InfoStructures

      Delta Method

      Delta Method Components

      Generic Extraction

      Data Types

      Data Sources

      Enhancing Business Content

      Extraction with Flat Files

      Data Types that Can be Extracted using Flat Files

      DB Connect

      Reporting- The Purpose of BW

      <span style="font- size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana"



      Report/Report Interface

      Business Explorer

      The BEx Browser

      BEx Query Designer

      Analysis and Reporting in the BEx Analyzer

      BEx Web Application Designer

      Query Designer

      Calculated and Restricted Key Figures

      Properties of Key Figures


      Query Properties



      Pre-Calculating Web Templates

      BEx Web Application Designer

      Web Items

      Structuring the Layout of Web Templates

      Cascading Stylesheets

      Chart Designer

      Web Analyzer

      Ad-hoc Query Designer

      <span style="font- size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana" SEM (Strategic Enterprise Management) BPS (Business Planning and Simulation)

      <span style="font- size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana"

      General concepts and challenges of business planning

      Positioning of BPS and relationship to BW

      Set up of planning structures

      Manual planning and layout formatting

      Locking concept and commit model used in BPS

      Configuration of planning functions and sequences

      I really appreciate the help.

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