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SAP FI certification

Dream Nerd
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Folks,

 

I have been working in SAP for last five years but in technical domain. For fortunately enough i have spent most of the time in FI/CO module . Since working constantly in this module i have gain considerable amount of knowledge in this area. Now I would like to give certification specifically in FI and I am walking in the dark. Can someone give me answer for this question related to FI certification that would be great.

 

1. What courses I need to study for FI Certification? I do have most of the material since my colleagues have attended lots of SAP courses but no one appeared for certification. 

2. SAP emphasis on which area the most.

3. How many questions asked and how long the exam would be.

4. How difficult it would be for a technical person to complete this exam successfully?

     

Your answers will be greatly appreciated

 

Regards,

Nirad Pachchigar

  • Re: SAP FI certification
    Ravi Sankar Venna
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    1. What courses I need to study for FI Certification? I do have most of the material since my colleagues have attended lots of SAP courses but no one appeared for certification.

    2. SAP emphasis on which area the most.

    3. How many questions asked and how long the exam would be.

    4. How difficult it would be for a technical person to complete this exam successfully?

     

    Hello,

     

    You can post certification related questions in SAP Certified Professionals Forum.

     

    1. You need to read TFIN50 and TFIN52.

    Please see the syllabus at www.sap.com/education

    2. The emphasis is already given in the syllabus. Where there is +++ areas you need to concentrate more.

    3. 80 questions 3 hours 70% pass mark. No negative marking. Hence answer guess all questions

    4. It is not at all difficult exam, if you stick to your basics.

     

    Regards,

     

    Ravi

    • Re: SAP FI certification
      Dream Nerd
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      Thank you so much sir.

      • Re: SAP FI certification
        Ravi Sankar Venna
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        My sincere suggestion is you MUST go through the syllabus books ATLEAST

        FIVE time before going to exam, religiously. Try to prepare notes out of each line.

        The exam is not difficult but the wordings are tricky.

        Use elimination approach to arrive at the right answers.

        Please let me know if you need any further suggestion.

         

        Regards,

        Ravi

    • Re: SAP FI certification
      vamsi krishna
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      Hi Friends,

       

      I am interested to take part in SAP FICO Certification and I worked on Implementation and support projects and i have hands on exposure.

       

      I got TFIN50 & TFIN51, is this two material are enough to prepare for the exam?

       

      Pls suggest me how can i write the certification.

       

      vamsi

    • Re: SAP FI certification
      AMARESH MURTHIRAJU
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      Dear Ravi,


      I have gone through your posts and they provide very useful information. Hope you can clear my doubts regarding SAP FICO.


      I have been working as a Software Developer(in F&A domain) for last 2.5 years. I want to become a SAP FICO Consultant.


      My First doubt, is it possible to shift career from a developer to SAP FICO consultant?


      I have gone thorough the FI content which contain GL,AP,AR..Fortunately i have fair knowledge about these processes since i am working in the related domain.I can put effort to get a considerable knowledge in these processes by contacting SMEs in these process in my workplace.


      Can you please tell me how far this approach will help my goal?What are the things i need to concentrate on?


      Your inputs will help me a lot.


      Regards

      Amaresh Murthiraju

      • Re: SAP FI certification
        Ravi Sankar Venna
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        Hi Amaresh,


        Good to know you. First of all you need to have a formal training. Then you will better understand SAP, then you need to have some practice on the system. It gives you enough confidence to attend interviews. If you are in India Certification is a difficult process. Once you get a job in a consulting company and worked there for two years, then you can go for certification without training.


        Therefore, I would suggest you go for some formal training to start your SAP career.


        All the best.


        Kind Regards,

        Ravi

        • Re: SAP FI certification
          Divya Babu Pai
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          Hello Ravi,

           

          I introduce myself as Divya Babu, an IT professional working Sony India Software. I have more than 8yrs of industry experience. I have done my MBA and my base degree is Bcom.

           

          Recently I started doing my SAP FI certification course with an experienced consultant and also holder of SAP certification.

           

          I come to know that candidates who are doing ceritification course with any SAP authorised center only is eligible for Exam.

           

          Please let me know is this true or i can register for exam as soon as i finish my course.

           

          Awaiting for your immediate and valuable response.

           

           

          Regards

          Divya

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    • Re: SAP FI certification
      Manish Parmar
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      Ravi Shankar,

       

      You're a truly committed and knowledged person. A great resource to many here starting out in SAP. I am currently studying for FICO and hope to sit and pass this within a few months.

       

      Wish me luck !!

       

      Manish

  • Re: SAP FI certification
    Jaya Reddy
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    Hi Folks,

     

    I am interested to take part in SAP FICO Certification without any training sessions as i have knowledge on FICO.

     

    worked on Implementation and support projects and i have hands on exposure.

     

    Pls suggest me how can i write the certification.

     

    Jay.

  • Re: SAP FI certification
    Srinath C.R.
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    Dear Sap Experts

     

    I also have similar question like earlier question.

     

    How exactly a person can get certified if a person is having SAP domain experience of 5 years without attending course and spending the fee which costs 3.00 lacs rupees.

     

    Regards,

     

    C.R.Srinath

  • Re: SAP FI certification
    Zubin Praful Shah
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    The new certification system has 55% passing marks.

    There is no partial marking. Means any question you answer, it has to be correctly marked to the point. If it has 2 correct options, you have to mark exactly those 2 to get marks.

    Questions are 80. 3 hours duration.

    No Negative Marking.

    35% questions are from TFIN50_1. 30% are from TFIN50_2. 20% are from TFIN52_1. 10% are from TFIN52_2.

    These four books are like bible for the certification.

    You DO NOT have to learn the T-Codes for the exam.

    There are 4-5 questions from Solution Manager and other online training courses too. These are small and can be read and completed just withn one day.

     

    @ Others... You cannot do your certification ONLY. You have to tak the training too. Atleast this is the truth about Siemens and Genovate.

    Also, if money is a constraint, you should do an online training course and you can easily finish it in 20-22 days, though they give you 5 months to do it.

     

    My advise is that the training opens the eyes about various issues and trends, even if you are experienced. Go for it.

     

    All the best everyone!!

     

    Z

    • Re: SAP FI certification
      Vishwa Srihari
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      >

      Zubin S wrote:

       

      >

      > @ Others... You cannot do your certification ONLY. You have to tak the training too. Atleast this is the truth about Siemens and Genovate.

      > Also, if money is a constraint, you should do an online training course and you can easily finish it in 20-22 days, though they give you 5 months to do it.

      >

      > My advise is that the training opens the eyes about various issues and trends, even if you are experienced. Go for it.

      >

      > All the best everyone!!

      >

      > Z

       

      If you cant spend that much money and you have more than 2 years of experience in the module you want to give exam, you can always go for DIRECT Certification,for which they will check your experience alone and you dont need to attend training in any SAP Authorised Training Centers. But,your employer should be OK with this as you will need to some proof to SAP Labs about your employment with the current employer.

       

      The whole process has been discussed many times in the various threads in this forum. Please check those.

       

      Vishwa.

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      Hi Zubin,

       

      Is there a TFIN_52_2?

      The one I have is just TFIN_52

      If so,could  you please let me know the units available in the book?

       

      Thanks,

      Suthan

       

      Edited by: Suthan Thanappan on Nov 25, 2009 4:58 PM

    • Re: SAP FI certification
      Raghuram Potturi
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      hi,

      I am raghuram. i had 2 yrs of exp in accounting (domain), i had training for SAP in unauthorized training centre for 3 months and now i would like to take certification exam (online training). Kindly suggest me is it suggestable.

       

      Also please clarify that 55% out of 80 questions that is 44 correct answers is required to clear the exam, coz different institutions are giving different details. Also some are saying negetive markings are there in new exam pattern.

       

      Pls help me

       

      Raghuram

  • Re: SAP FI certification
    Zubin Praful Shah
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    Hi Bondil !!

     

    As I mentioned earlier, it is 55% for SAP FI.

     

    All the best!

     

    Regards

    Z

  • Re: SAP FI certification
    Rawiwan Chanintornpipat
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    From your background, I suggest you have to take 1 course of FI.

    Now, there are SAP E-learning that appropriate with person who would like to get Certificated.

    So, it;s cost about 3,906 USD

    SAP eAcademies include:

    1. e-Learning courses: "Snapshots" of key business processes along with simulations, step by step configuration demo, exercises, pre-post course evaluations.

    2. Help desk support: On-line support available through Web-based chat, Adobe Connect

    3. Access to training systems: Can practice exercises by remote to SAP server at your home.

    4. Student handbooks: TFIN50/52

     

    For more information: http://www.genovate.com/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=12

  • Re: SAP FI certification
    Zubin Praful Shah
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    NIRAD,

     

    Please close this thread as your query is answered. Lets make good use of this forum.

     

    Others, please refer to the other threads before you post same type of queries. For more, please create a new thread and ask.

     

    Regards

    Z

  • Re: SAP FI certification
    Swati Ojha
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    HI

     

    I am Swati currently involve in training of SAP FI from JKT SAP Solution Academy Gurgaon. I want to know the min passing percentage for SAP FI Certification exams . Is there any negative marking as any amendment in the rule of marking? what is the duration of exams & how many ques are there in paper/s ?

     

     

    Regards

     

    Swati Ojha

  • Re: SAP FI certification
    Ghazanfar Ali
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    I am planning to write the SAP FI Certification Exam. How I am going to book the Exam?

  • Re: SAP FI certification
    Kiran Kumar
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    Hi Guys, pl provide me sap fi certification questions and answers if you have

  • Re: SAP FI certification
    Rahul Gupta
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    HI Zubin,

    Where did you get this information about 55% pass marks?

     

    Rahul

  • Re: SAP FI certification
    Hatem ABIDI
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    It is better to go to SAP Academy 4 weeks of training, all SAP FI module its cost is 13000 eur. then a certification test its cost it 300 EUR

  • Re: SAP FI certification
    Abi Bhatt
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    Hi Ravi,

     

    This is Abi.

    I did the classroom session for SAP FI training and gave the exam back in 2008. I got 67.some%.

    Since I did not clear the exam as passing bar was at 70% I couldn't get jobs into SAP. Since I had to

    support the family after such an expense incurred, I took up different jobs till date. I changed from Customer Service to I.T support to event management to Recruitment and currently I am working in the H.R field.

    Odd jobs, different domains, it was all jumbled. I am back in my independent financial stability and I always wanted to get into the finance and accounting field so I want that now. But since pay scales were too damn low, I preferred other domains back then, which paid me better on my interpersonal and communication skills.

    I still havn't recieved my attempt certificate from the place where I did my certification from (Genovate Mumbai) and don't know if it matters after all these years.

    I want to get back in the field which interests me. I've always been an B+ grade scoring student in financial papers in college. Other papers I did decent too.

    The point is, I need some guidence from someone who knows the industry. I haven't had any proper guidance so I went where ever I saw good money.

     

    I am 29 now and If you could guide me from the information above for my next POA, i'd be more than delighted this Diwali.

    Do let me know. I am eagerly awaiting for a breakthrough.

  • Re: SAP FI certification
    madhu sudhanan
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    dear sir

     

     

     

    i like to do sap if i got one year exp in company so sap certification exam is rs.33000?

  • Re: SAP FI certification
    Abhilash Jagityla
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    Hi Ravi,

     

    i am giving my fico certification next week- i have been reading books Tfin50- 1 and 2, Tfin52- 1 and 2 (2006 edition)

     

    but i recently came to know that there is a new edition (2009) released and we have to read that and also solution manager book sm001?.

     

    i dont have much time to refer to the latest version now as i am running short of time.

     

    kindly advise if there is a problem to give certification with old books?

  • Re: SAP FI certification
    Abhilash Jagityla
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    Thanks Guys,

     

    Ravi- u said 'it does really matter'- does it mean, i shud read the new 2009 edition books?

     

    do they have more information (related to current certification) than the old 2006 version?

  • Re: SAP FI certification
    Ramkumar Boggarapu
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    Hi,

               I'm doing SAP FI/CO module in un-authorized institute....it raises any problems.....Next want do certification in FI.....My friends said go to Dubai its very easy.

        My doubt is Certification  in dubai is Right Decision Or Not?

  • Re: SAP FI certification
    Sandeep Prasad
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    Hi

     

    I am Sandeep Prasad. I am having 5 years of retail banking experience and after that I have done my MBA in energy and infrastructure currently working in power sector domain from past 2 years involved in commercial activity related to regulatory affairs billing etc. I am very much interested in SAP FICO module please suggest whether i should go for the course or not.

  • Re: SAP FI certification
    JNANARANJAN PANDA
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    Hi Everybody

     

    Can anybody help me by clarifying some doubts in me ?

     

    1. I am a banker in middle management role with 9 years experience.

    2. I am an MBA Specialised in Finance and Marketing

    3. I am intersted to go for SAP FICO Course.How it will help me in enhancing my career?

    4. I want to be a SAP FICO Consultant,what I need to proceed for that ?

    5. Which is best institute to pursue the course/Training ?

    6. Presently I am in a salary range of 13 lakhs PA ,whether this course will help me in value addition to my career and earning as well ?

     

    I would sincerely request to help me in solving these doubts which are in my mind please.

    • Re: SAP FI certification
      rahul ron
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      Hi Everyone

      I am Rahul ..am working in Bank as a teller from last 4 years. i completed my graduation in BSC (computer science) then did MBA (Finance). I don't having core accounting knowledge and experience. I am planning to switch from banking to  SAP. Thinking to do certification in SAP FI / CO.

      Is it helpful for career growth? Will my banking experience help me to get job in SAP.

      Please suggest me which course should i do and from which institute?

      • Re: SAP FI certification
        Chinmay Kant
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        Hello Ravi Shankar,

         

        I am a MBA Finance passout from 2013 batch. I have a 1 year experience in Private equity and Venture capital domain. My work experience falls under KPO domain. I want to do SAP FI now. Can U guide me with Ur insights on how to go through this, Bcoz I am sure that it ll be difficult to get a consultant job after passing my SAP FI module.

        I am ready to devote next 6 months for preparation, examination and job interviews, But I can't leave my current job till the time I get next job. I ll handle learning and job both for 6months.

         

        My educational background is:

        B.E. (E&TC) - 2011

        MBA (Finance) - 2013

         

        Job exp: 1 year (KPO domain)

         

        Please guide.

         

         

        Thanks,

        Chinmay

        • Re: SAP FI certification
          Ravi Sankar Venna
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          Thats a good decision.

          Do not leave your current job. Join OLT course with SAP. This allows you to learn on your own time.

          Look the offerings at

          training.sap.com

          For further details contact SAP Education.

          Market is competitive, not easy to get a job for fresher. At the same time it is not impossible.

          Persistence is the key.

           

          All the best.

           

          Kind Regards,

          Ravi

  • Re: SAP FI certification
    Krish Joy
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    Hi,

    Don't forget to study Accounting 

     

    Kind Regards

    Krish Joy

  • Re: SAP FI certification
    tejinder sekhon
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    Hi All

     

     

    I just passed my SAP FI Exam with 90% Marks

     

    I just wanna know where i should try for job as i can move anywhere in north america or india.

     

    Another thing i wanna know that should I go for CO also or I should try for job.

     

    Thanks a Lot

  • Re: SAP FI certification
    VenkataChalapathy Rao Pelluri
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    Hi Experts,

     

    Greetings,

     

    I totally agree with Mr. Ravi Sir and Mr. Paul that, if we are Certified it doesn't mean that we will get the job in SAP. We have to try a lot, as I am the best example where I was in to banking and finance with 10+ years of experience in Recoveries. I got my certification with 88% in FI and thought that I will get a job in SAP and resigned from my current job. But it is not so easy to get a job even you are Certified, most of the companies look for an experienced consultants with 2 -3 Life cycle implementations. Country like Dubai you are very less open to the End-user jobs.

     

    I have only time till 16th Nov to stay in this country and trying all the possible options to move into SAP. But I lost hope and have a feeling that I have to get back into Banking for time being.

     

    As Ravi Sir said if we stick to the basics and understand the concept it is easy to clear the exam. So please stick to your current job and then look for jobs in SAP.

     

    Cheers

    • Re: SAP FI certification
      rahul ron
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      Hi Venkatachalapathy sir,

      I am also working in bank. Right now i am a teller in bank. My day to day  work is to collect and  check cash and make a deposit entry in customers a/c. other than that  i make some entries of Fund transfer, neft and rtgs, clearing, cash withdrawal etc. some times i check a/c opening form that's it!           

      so basically i am not using any logic in this job, instead of that only managing the volumes. In whole day just making lot of entries. Now a days bank is expecting cross selling from operation staff. so for example if i make 100 entries in very less time with high speed without error and at the end of the day i have to update my sales report also. If sales is zero then senior using abuse words and threaten to sack from job.If some mistake happen in operations then "******" may you understand what i mean.In this job i am neither in operation nor in sales.

      The job timing is 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM with 1/2 hr lunch break.there is lot of restriction on me, becoz i am single teller in branch no back up, Holding keys of branch so no unplanned leave. very strict dress code wearing tie, full slaves shirt etc.

      I did my graduation in BSC(Computer science) and PG MBA(Finance). I don't have any core experience in accounting.I am in banking sector from last 3 years. Sir my math is also not that much strong. I just want to know that should i go for sap (fi) module. i am not afraid of long hours work and leaves. I just want to do some quality work not only stick to data entry job and sales job.

      Dealing with sales is very difficult for me.that's why i explain my detail job profile above.      

      Requesting you please suggest me, should i go for sap. is it possible for me to learn sap fi module. how is work life balance in this field. Is sap fi help me to grow i career as well as provide me better life compare to current job profile. What is scope for me to grow in this field, Please help me sir.      

      • Re: SAP FI certification
        VenkataChalapathy Rao Pelluri
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        Hi Rahul,

         

        As per my understanding you are a banker in teller department and with a target on sales. Today's industry if it is a target oriented job then I can understand how difficult it will be to achieve the desired target's due to vast competition in market.

         

        Coming to choosing the course always our elders say that knowledge is wisdom, so anything that you study will repay you in the future. If you are having a plan to opt for moving in to SAP FICO don't be too nervous whether you will be able to learn the course properly. After your office hours or on week days attend the class with a good reputed institute and spend at least 2_3hour's daily for practising and exploring new things and learn the course. Once the course is finished start looking for jobs at end-user and prepare well for your certification exams. Keep on thing in mind that don't resign the job once you are done with the course. Keep looking for jobs In SAP FICO.

         

        To learn the course of SAP FICO you don't need to be a master mathematics. You just need to have a basic knowledge of accounts and which is not at all difficult. There are few videos and blogs that are available on YouTube and other site's. Please go through it as well.

         

        SAP is one of the best ERP's where most of the companies are preferring and moving into. So don't think that the career won't be good if you study SAP. Just to make it very clear no one is perfect and we all are learning something or the other everyday. Give a shot learn the course and I am sure you will come out with flying colors.

         

        Wish you good luck and all the best for your future.

         

         

         

         

        Regards

        Venkat

        • Re: SAP FI certification
          rahul ron
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          Thanks a lot sir for replying...Its really help me and also gives motivation to do sap.

          I inquire in some sap institute which gives me training and after completion of certification they give me internship as well as project. But only condition is that they will pay me only after passing the certification, they also give me very less package as compare to current.  I am ok with less package but only question in my mind is that how difficult certification is? for that i will check some video on you tube as you suggested. After studying the basic and if it is understandable to me, then i will go for sap. while doing this i am planing to leave my current job.

          to concentrate on studies.....Can i go with this option sir?

          • Re: SAP FI certification
            VenkataChalapathy Rao Pelluri
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            Hi Rahul,

             

            It us good to know that you are interested in doing SAP. As I said there is no hard and fast rule, try to gather the information as much as you can from the website's with regards to the module and the training institute and then proceed further.

             

            As far as I am aware there are jobs for freshers for an entry-level with a less package, but once you gain the experience with thorough knowledge, then you will have a bright future. SAP is an ocean and day by day there are new things that gets added. So you should learn and practice as much as you can, by understanding the basics.

             

            With regards to the course, my personal advice is not to quit your current job. Try to manage with your current job and join the course and struggle for a month or two. After which take a leave for 10-15 days and prepare for your certification and give a shot.

             

            Once you are done with your certification, start looking for job's through the institute which you discussed with and once you have the offer letter then leave the job.

             

            Leaving the job at the moment to join the course, which I don't suggest.

             

            Wish you good luck.

             

             

            Cheers

            Venkat

  • Re: SAP FI certification
    Debojyoti Patra
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    Sir,

     

    I am persuing my MBA with Finance Major .Before MBA I have 3.5 years of IT experience (Not in SAP).So if I now persue a course in SAP FICO module does it help me in my future career ?

    I need atleast crtification? so from where will you suggest me to do?how much cost it will required?

     

    Does it really give me any edge?

     

    waiting for your reply..

    Regards

    Debojyoti