Jon Reed is an SAP Mentor and the President of JonERP.com - he blogs, Tweets and podcasts on SAP skills and market trends.
Martin Gillet SAP Consultant, SAP trainer and SAP MentorBelgium
Michael Koch, SAP Mentor and Independent SAP Consultant.
Working in IT since 1990, I've been involved in the SAP arena since 1997. Doing the needful.
Leonardo De Araujo has been a SAP Logistics Functional and Technical consultant for more than 12 years. Based in Montreal-Quebec, Canada.
- Introducing the issues
- Current state of conversation
- Where SAP certification falls short
- Recommendations for improving certification
- Certification is perceived to bring little value to the hiring process and is not as trusted in the industry as it should be
- Certification is slowly improving, but needs sweeping overhaul
- The 3-tiered certification is still not available
- Multiple choice question exams are currently the only method used to validate knowledge
- Current certification does not recognize the process-oriented approach that ERP 6.0 is promoting
- Tie certification more closely to relevant field experience and problem solving skills, especially at the professional level
- Establish a certification 'influence council' of customers, partners, and community leaders
- Provide a timetable for the now-postponed Master level certification
- Help customers by educating them on how to evaluate and hire SAP professionals
- Increase LOD offerings and strengthen online exam preparation
- Jon Reed's Is SAP Certification Worth the Money? one detailed piece from JonERP.com
- SAP Blue Book Author Michael Duane's "Certainly Certifiable" blog post, which argues that the SIs should be certified.
- Andy Klee's recent standout piece first published on SAP Toolbox, SAP Certification: Does it Matter? is very well researched and current.
- Marilyn Pratt's SAP blog entry triggered by Dennis Howlett's "Should You Be Certified". Would You Take Training From This Man?
- There is a blog in the AZ SAP consultant community fueled by this article Certification Drive for SAP Consultants