I want to do a SAP FICO certification course.
I went thru a lot of articles in this talk forum, which has been very informative.
I have a few questions/ doubts. Can somebody answer and help?
1. Is it first of all necessary to do a Certification course itself? I enquired around and many people
suggested Siemens, but 3.5 lakhs is very expensive. My doubt is, I have an ICWA qualification and am
currently working as part of the Statutory Audit team for an Automotive company, which uses SAP.
We have only 'view' access, but I can reasonably navigate thru the various modules.
So, is it necessary to get a Certificate at all. Is it not possible to get a SAP FICO consultant job with
one's knowledge of SAP screens and domain? Can somebody help me in answering this query?
2. Assuming a Certificate IS necessary and would be definitely VALUABLE in landing a good job,
is there any other way to sit for this exam other than thru Siemens/ other institutes? If a Certificate
is all that matters, surely there MUST be SOME way to get oneself certified, without having to spend
3 lakhs. Please advise
3. I went across to Siemens, Bangalore about joining their program. They seemed confident (a bit TOO confident)
that they'd be able to place me in a month or two. Iam trying to get in touch with somebody who has gone thru
this course with Siemens. Does anyone know whether they have actually placed people/ help in placements,
as they claim? Or is it all just an eyewash? If there is someone, pls give me an email/ mobile no.
4. Also, can you please clarify what EXACTLY does a SAP FICO consultant DO in an organisation?
What is their role or job responsibilities?
5. Can anyone suggest a few companies which hire SAP FICO freshers? I have gone thru quite a few
job sites and EVERYONE asks for atleast 2 implementations. I mean, only if one GETS IN, can we talk about
completing an implementation. It looks like GETTING IN itself is a big problem
Is it WISE to invest so much money?
I'd not mind if it were to give good returns
Kindly reply to my LONG mail.
I'd feel most grateful