Bachelor's in Engineering --> Master's in Business Adminstration --> Manufacturing Industry Domain Job (8 years) -->Resigned --> Finished SAP MM Certification (2012)-------> Looking now for Junior SAP Consultant job-----> Searching for job---------->Still Searching.-----------> ??
B.E. in Mechanical Engg -> 4.5 years in Procurement Operations , was an end user for all these years ->Quit job & 3-4 months of day'n'night study & research on the SAP system, to understand what it does and what it doesn't do, and how to get the best out of it -> cleared certification with 74% -> now, MM Functional Consultant ......
Positives : Really love my job, as I have a very demanding client, who prefers customization on most of the SAP standard settings .Also, need to draft all test scenarios with extreme caution, to avoid any further revisions .... But I always have been better with the technical issues compared to the operational or the commercial ones, so I really love what I do now ......
Hi Thomas ,
Good HSC marks --> Engineering from CSE back ground --> Back log in Engineering with many papers.--> Final Exam , Again Arrear --- > Came out from college with Course completion Certificate--> Waiting For Final Results -- >Mean while SAP BI training in june 2011---> Result came : Arrear in 2 papers ---> Didnt concentrate in SAP BI after that for some period --> Appeared for Arrear Exam : Nov 2011 --> Feb 2012 Result : CLEARED ENGINEERING --> Came back to SAP --> Trained hardly for 2 months March 2012 - may 2012 --> First Interview After My college--> Got Offer june 2012 -- > JULY 2012 SAP BI - Developer Analyst .
its not so easy to get into SAP, one year in hardware and networking support after one of the employee leave the job, i got the opportunity to be the part of basis team, initially it was not so easy to understand the concepts as no one like to give the details of every thing what they exactly do when problem comes, after on of my friend provided me docs and give some overview how to start...now the things got changed, but still lot to learn...
I am writing this to clear my confusion because i have graduate degree in computer science and working into web apps development from last 6 years.
@ Start of my development career I had planned to take SAP Technical Track and started ABAP but stopped for some unavoidable reasons.
Now i am more serious to switch my career to SAP Technical Track specially into ABAP Development Certifications.
I will really appreciate if You guide me through this and tell me which career path will be more suitable for me according to my situation.
Thank you for participating in this discussion! You have my deepest sympathies on your current situation. Your sacrifice, however, will hopefully serve as a warning to others about the promises of the institutes. I recommend you seek job as an SAP End User in the MM domain with your 8 years of experience, you should be able to find that very easily. Then you can work from the inside of the company to migrate to the support group over time. Your training will come in handy some day!
So far you are the exception that proves the rule, but I am so happy that your path was successful. You must have had some sleepless nights during those months you were not working. Keep learning and I'm sure you will have continued success!! Thank you for your story!
The educational system in the US is different, so I'm not entirely clear on the terminology you used, but it is clear that your path included a great deal of persistence. That persistence will serve you well throughout your career as well! Congratulations, enjoy your victory, but never stop studying or striving for more knowledge! SAP is wide and deep so you will always have more to learn!
The victory is sweater when the struggle is intense! Keep at it and you will reap the rewards for a long time to come. Yours may not have been the easiest path to Basis, but sometimes it is the folks that had to fight for every scrap of knowledge that know it the best. Hopefully after a while your company will see how hard you have worked and offer to send you to some formal training which will help both you and them in the long run. If not, your perseverance will get you through!