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David_Chaviano
Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert

Hello there and thank you for your interest in the digital skills initiative by SAP Learning!

The digital skills initiative is intended to help those who are generally considered to be underrepresented in the technology industry get a kick start in their careers within the SAP Ecosystem.

The definition of people considered to be underrepresented in the technology industry varies by geographic location. However, we can provide the following guideline to help you understand the sort of people we are looking to support with this initiative:

    • Military veterans and their spouses, family and caregivers
    • Women
    • Single parents
    • People who are physically disabled or neurodivergent
    • People in remote or underserved locations that may be not have access to the same economic opportunities as their urban or more privileged counterparts 
    • Minorities who may not have equal opportunity in their geographic location 
    • First generation college students
    • People looking to switch their careers mid-life

If you identify as a person in one or several of these categories, the digital skills initiative might be for you. The final prerequisite is a willingness to learn more about SAP and to undergo the rigors of studying for SAP Certification.

Exception: Pre-existing SAP professionals within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will no longer be considered for this initiative. The share of free certifications distributed to professionals within the Middle East and North Africa has been high and the remaining certifications will be now be reserved for newcomers to the SAP ecosystem. 

Campaign code redemption requests from MENA will no longer be accepted.  Newcomers from MENA are asked to sign up as instructed below, then present their first name, last name, street address and national ID number along with their SAP Learning Journey completion to digitalskills@sap.com to receive their free certification attempt. Thank you for understanding.

 

Here are the next steps on how to proceed:

Step 1 – Create an SAP Account

You will need an SAP account to track your studies and take a certification exam. Watch the demo in this blog for help on how to do that. Please use the same email address that you intend on registering with the digital skills initiative.

Also be sure to join the beginner corner as demonstrated in the demo – this is how you can reach out and ask questions.

Step 2 - Let us know you are interested

Either leave a comment below or start a discussion in the beginner corner stating a clear interest in participating in the digital skills initiative. Feel free to include a bit about yourself like academic / professional background and why you feel you are a good fit to the program. We will send you a registration link to the initiative via direct message. Please ensure private messaging is enabled on your profile.

Another key reason for this step is if you need help with part of a learning journey that you selected (in step 4 below), you can come back here (the beginner corner) to ask for help.

Step 3 – Make sure you have context

We have a long blog available attempting to explain the whole "learning SAP" process from beginning to certification. Take from it what you need to ensure getting certified in SAP is worth the effort to you.

Step 4 - Begin studying

Pick a learning journey that best fits your interests which also leads to a certification. Any learning journey and any exam is covered by this program. Study it to completion, then send a screenshot of the completion & your SAP Community username to digitalskills@sap.com  

Step 5 – Receiving your certification attempt

After your learning journey completion is sent to digitalskills@sap.com, please give us some time to process your request. You will receive a redemption code for your SAP certification attempt as soon as we can get one to you.

Please redeem the code ASAP when you receive it. You can schedule the actual exam up to six month after redemption.

Step 6 - Schedule your exam

Check out our blog on how to schedule your SAP Certification exam.

Step 7 - Explore Career Options

Check out the career corner

We wish you the best of luck in your learning journey! Leave a comment below if you have any questions.

Regards,

David

1,303 Comments
NTTHAI
Discoverer

Hi David,

I am Nguyen Thieu Thai.

I am starting to develop my career path as a SAP Functional Consltant so I have the willingness to learn more about SAP and to undergo the rigors of studying for SAP Certification.

Prasad_Mohite
Discoverer

Hi David,

Thanks for this wonderful opportunity.

I have completed certification course and already sent an email for voucher.

I am applicable in "People looking to switch their careers mid-life" category.

Thanks & Regards,

Prasad Mohite.

DominicDo
Newcomer

Hi David,

I'm from Vietnam, I have many years of experience in IT and supply chain field, I'm key person for support business process of MM of SAP ECC, but I don't have deep background about SAP. So, I would like to Join the SAP Digital Initiatives to become more professional. I will effort and study hardworking to get any certification. I hope to receive your comment about this program.

 

 

shubham_rathod
Newcomer

Hi Davind,

Thanks for this wonderful opportunity.

I have completed the certification course and already sent for voucher.

I am application in people looking for switch their careers mid life category.

Thanks,

shubham_rathod

Ashish_Patil
Newcomer

Hi @David,

Thank for this wonderful opportunity.

I have completed certification course and already sent a mail for voucher 1.

I am applicable in "People looking to switch their careers mid-life" category.

 

Thanks,

Ashish Patil.

Boorin
Newcomer

Dear @David_Chaviano,

As a woman who is interested in SAP, I hope this will be my chance to obtain the certification I need to pursue a long career in SAP.

Boorin

ThaoDuongLe03
Newcomer

Hello @David_Chaviano ,

I wanted to share my clear concern about the importance of participating in the digital skills initiative, particularly for people in remote or underserved locations who may not have access to the same economic opportunities as their urban or more privileged counterparts.

As someone who identifies with the following categories:

People in remote or underserved locations that may not have access to the same economic opportunities as their urban or more privileged counterparts
Minorities who may not have equal opportunity in their geographic location. 
First-generation college students.
I strongly believe that providing digital skills training and opportunities can bridge the gap and create more equitable access to economic growth and advancement.
Thank you for considering my application for the free certification attempt.

Thank you,

Thao Le Duong

mai_thuong
Discoverer

Dear @David_Chaviano,

I'm Thuong, a third-year student at the University of Economics and Law in Vietnam. I'd like to share my journey with SAP with you. Towards the end of 2023, I had the opportunity to delve into SAP during a course at my university, and that was my first introduction to this course. For a student like me, currently exploring career interests, this was truly a stroke of luck.

I feel passionate about learning more about SAP and would like the chance to dive deeper into its intricacies. I believe that this certification will bring significant value and support to my career journey in the future. I am ready to put in the effort and dedication needed to study and achieve this goal.

However, as a university student facing financial challenges, I want to share with you that I'm encountering difficulties in covering tuition fees. Therefore, I'm hoping to receive your support by providing a voucher for free participation in the course and obtaining the SAP certification (the digital skills initiative by SAP).

I understand that the world of technology is rapidly evolving, and I want to continuously update my knowledge. This is a crucial opportunity for my personal development, and I highly appreciate your support. Thank you for considering my application for the free certification, and I look forward to a positive response from you.

Best regards,

Thuong

danm0r
Newcomer

Greetings @David_Chaviano

 

I identify myself as a person who related into two categories:

  • Military veterans and their spouses, family and caregivers (my brother served around 9 years ago an was KIA, and, at the moment my father is serving, while I seeking for opportunity to be a part of army, but, because of health issues I can not serve in the desired forces, but, at least could as a Technical Specialist which includes at least basic knowledge of SAP S4/HANA, ERP to have an opportunity to apply)
  • People looking to switch their careers mid-life (civil Technical Support who tried to improve knowledges and reach the DevOps field but, from now going to change a civil field to the military one)

So, overall I’m looking to upskill myself in SAP technology which would give me an opportunity to make at least something what I can.

 

Thank your for your time and attention.

Paula_
Discoverer

Hi @David_Chaviano 

I work in finance and I'm looking for a new career as SAP Functional consultant.

I identify with the following categories:

  • Women
  • People looking to switch their careers mid-life.

Thanks

natt_phan18
Newcomer

Hi @David_Chaviano 

My name is Natt, an IT support specialist from Vietnam, I was recently laid off due to company budget cuts after 3 years of working. Despite this setback, I’ve completed two SAP Learning paths: "Installing and Administering SAP HANA" and "Exploring SAP Data Services," as part of my determination to learn more about the SAP ecosystem from zero.

I’m applying for the SAP Digital Skill Initiative to enhance my skills and pivot my career towards a more stable sector within SAP. The certification is crucial for my professional development and re-entry into the workforce. Your initiative could be the turning point in my career, offering me the expertise and recognition needed in today's competitive IT landscape.

Thank you for this opportunity.

Best regards,

Natt Phan

David_Chaviano
Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert

Hi @Paula_ - thanks for your interest. An invite is on its way. You can join us in a discussion about the future of SAP Finance in April here if you are interested.

Thanks everyone for your interest! invites sent out as of 15 Jan 24.

SARA_N_Y_A
Newcomer
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Hello  @David_Chaviano


I am Saranya and an engineering graduate from India. I am currently staying in USA on dependent visa as a home maker and mother of two kids. I identified as a person for this certification because

1.I am a women.
2.First generation college graduate .
3.People in remote or underserved locations that may be not have access to the same economic opportunities as their urban or more privileged counterparts,
4.Minorities who may not have equal opportunity in their geographic location.
5.People looking to switch career in mid life.

I was always dreaming to start my career in IT  and was trying to find the right technology by last 2 or 3 years while I had other personal responsibilities as a mother. I identified this is the right time to start my professional career and am really amazed on hearing SAP and its wider scope on business development and process. I want to keep learning and growing in this field to have a great career.

I have undergone self study on SAP technology with available online resources and gathered initial high level understanding. I am looking forward to the next step where I can dive deep into this technology and become a SAP professional.

In my research I came to know about Digital Skills Initiative by SAP and I recognize this is the perfect platform to achieve my goal.

Thank you for considering my application for the free certification attempt.

Thanks & Regards,

Saranya

OualidM
Newcomer

Hello @David_Chaviano 

I am Oualid Mortaji, an Accounting and Finance professional by craft and an IT enthusiast by passion,

Currently i work as a business Analyst, but i want to convert into SAP FICO modules, reason behind it is that everywhere i look SAP is the reference ERP system and i would like to switch career towards it, 

I fall into the category of minority, i live in hungary as a first generation of immigrants.

ChinhHN
Newcomer

Hi @David_Chaviano , 

I have completed certification course 'SAP Certified Associate - Back-End Developer - ABAP Cloud' and already sent an email for voucher. 

I am applicable in "People looking to switch their careers mid-life" category. 

Thank you for considering my application for the free certification attempt. 

Thanks & Regards, 

LamNguyen
Newcomer

Dear @David_Chaviano ,

I'm excited about the SAP Digital Skills Initiative Program. It could really help people like me in remote areas by giving us a great chance at better economic opportunities. This program is a significant boost, helping us get important skills and equal chances. Thank you very much for thinking about those in difficult places.

Sincerely,

Lam Nguyen

TyLe
Newcomer

Dear @David_Chaviano ,

As a resident of a remote area of developing country, I recognize the challenges in accessing economic opportunities and comprehensive education. I believe this program is a golden chance to bridge the gap and gain crucial digital skills, align with my aspirations to contribute meaningfully to the digital landscape. I am eager to leverage this opportunity to enhance my skills and to impact my community positively.

Thank you for considering my application. I look forward to possibly being a part of this transformative program.

Thank you and Best regards,

Ty Le.

Duc1
Newcomer

Hi David,
I am new to SAP and am interested in obtaining an SD certificate. To obtain the code for it, I need to pass a certification exam. I hope you can provide me with the opportunity to acquire the code.
Thanks!

Tungg
Newcomer

Hello, I'm Tung, and I come from a rural area. I have a strong desire to learn SAP. I've heard from my friend that I can enroll in a SAP learning course and receive a complimentary code. I appreciate your assistance with this endeavor.

snehasish93
Explorer

HI, I keen and eager to do a SAP certification on Succession planning. For that can you please help me with a free certification attempt. 

snehasish93
Explorer

Hi,

I am really excited about the Digital Skills Initiative and I applaud SAP for taking up such a program. I am interested in doing a certification on Succession planning SAP SuccessFactors.

cskmitl
Discoverer

Hello @David_Chaviano 

I identify as a person in the below categories:

    • People in remote or underserved locations that may be not have access to the same economic opportunities as their urban or more privileged counterparts 
    • First generation college students
    • Women

I am willing to learn more about SAP and to undergo the rigors of studying for SAP Certification. I have completed my first learning journey Outlining the Financial Accounting Overview in SAP S/4HANA and I awaiting my certification attempt

Thank you

giolinh
Explorer

Dear @David_Chaviano ,

I'm 39 years old. Previously I worked as an IT supporter, then had the opportunity to work on the SAP system. I really love working with SAP. I want to keep learning and growing in this career path. 
I am willing to learn more about SAP and to undergo the rigors of studying for SAP Certification. I hope you will consider my application for the free certification in SAP S4 HANA 2.0 SPS07.

Regards,

Đặng Thành Dũng.

Mohamed1
Discoverer
My name is Mohamed Dahkoune, and I am writing this comment to request to receive a free certification attempt. I recently finished the learning journey  "Explore Integrated Business Processes in SAP S/4HANA".   and I'm looking to pass the certification exam.
Thank you for your time.
Best regards,
Mohamed Dahkoune
 
Nikhil_Katkar
Discoverer

Hi David,

Thanks for this wonderful opportunity.

I have completed the certification course and have already sent an email for the voucher.

I am applicable in the "People looking to switch their career mid-life" category.

Thanks,

Nikhil Katkar

David_Chaviano
Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert

Thanks everyone for your interest in the digital skills initiative! Invites sent out as of 30 Jan 2024.

beata_sek
Discoverer

Hi @David_Chaviano ,

I would like  to express my sincere interest in the opportunity to receive a free course in SAP. As a woman in the underrepresented group within the tech industry, I have continuously faced challenges in transitioning to a SAP (OTC)/IT position despite my relentless efforts.

Throughout my career, I have consistently demonstrated a strong passion for technology and a drive to excel in the field of IT. Despite my dedication and qualifications, I have encountered barriers in accessing the necessary training and resources to fully leverage my skills in SAP.

By granting me the opportunity to participate in this course, you would not only be providing me with the chance to enhance my knowledge and expertise in SAP but also empowering an underrepresented individual within the tech community. I am committed to utilizing the knowledge gained from this course to contribute meaningfully to the field and to serve as a role model for other women aspiring to pursue careers in technology.

Thank you for considering my request. I am eager to seize this opportunity to further my professional development and make a positive impact in the world of SAP.

Warm regards,
Beata

 

Melba
Discoverer

Hello,

I am a transitioning teacher very interested in the digital skills initiative. I'd love to get started ASAP. This is an amazing opportunity!

I am a woman and a minority and I'm always looking for ways to continue my education so that I can be an inspiration to my children.

athakyriaz
Explorer

Dear @David_Chaviano ,

I'm 35 years old. I am working as an IT supporter and my organization have the SAP S/4HANA system. I really love working with SAP. 
I am willing to learn more about SAP and to undergo the rigors of studying for SAP Certification.\

I hope you will consider my application for the free certification in SAP S4 HANA 2.0 SPS07.

Regards,

Harshilkarelia
Discoverer

A great initiative already applied for the same. #digitalskills @David_Chaviano 

Quangcong22
Newcomer

Hello David,

I am Quang Cong from Viet Nam. I really happy to know that SAP have a opportunity for learner to claim code after finishing a learning course. Please help to give me a chance to do that. I am a SAP learner and thank you for that
Thanks and best regards,

Quang Cong

LPNP
Newcomer

Hi David,

My name is P, I am working in SAP company. I have to learn to get a SAP Certificate.
I'm eagerly pursuing my educational journey in SAP and am highly motivated to deepen my knowledge in this field. To further enhance my learning experience and demonstrate my proficiency, I'm interested in obtaining a certification code by enrolling in and completing a relevant SAP course. This opportunity would not only validate my skills but also enable me to apply what I've learned in practical scenarios. I would greatly appreciate guidance on how to enroll in such a course and meet the criteria necessary to receive a certification free code. Thank you for your support in advancing my professional development in SAP.
Thanks,

LPNP

Gyana_01
Newcomer

Hi @David_Chaviano,

This Digital skills initiative program is a great initiative by SAP and I'd love to be part of it.

I identify myself as a ‘People in remote or underserved locations that may not have access to the same economic opportunities as their urban or more privileged counterparts’ and I understand that this program is initiated to support my community. I have completed my learning journey in  ‘Discovering Extended Warehouse Management with SAP S/4 HANA’ and would like to take the free certification attempt for – ‘SAP Certified Application Associate - Extended Warehouse Management with SAP S/4HANA’.

Thank you,

Gyana

MustafaGercek
Discoverer

Hello,

I hope this message finds you well. I am writing to express my utmost enthusiasm for obtaining a certification in customizing, particularly within the field of logistics. As a dedicated professional working in this domain, I strongly believe that acquiring this certification will significantly enhance my skill set and contribute to my career growth.

Having explored various aspects of SAP's solutions, I have come to realize the importance of customization in optimizing logistic processes. Customizing allows businesses to tailor their SAP systems to meet specific requirements and achieve seamless integration across the entire supply chain. Considering the complex nature of logistical operations, a comprehensive understanding of customization is vital for delivering effective solutions to businesses worldwide.

Given my deep interest and extensive experience in logistic processes, I firmly believe that obtaining this certification will help me provide better insights, valuable recommendations, and implement optimal customizations in accordance with organizational needs. Furthermore, this certification will offer a solid foundation for me to continue to stay ahead in the ever-evolving field of logistics.

With great anticipation, I humbly request the opportunity to be considered for a certification voucher. I would be immensely grateful for any support provided, as this would not only enable me to showcase my dedication towards continuous professional development but also reflect positively on the organization I am associated with.

Thank you for considering my request, and I eagerly look forward to your positive response. If there are any further details or documentation required, please do not hesitate to let me know. I value the platform SAP Blog provides and appreciate the opportunity to reach out to you directly.

 

VanNhan87
Discoverer

Hi David, 

I am willing to learn some new knowledge about SAP. Thank you for give me a free code to continue learning.

Best regards,

Van Nhan

MelisaGuda
Newcomer

Dear David C., @David_Chaviano 

I hope this message finds you well. I am Melisa Güda, a student at HSLU in Switzerland. I just started learning SAP S4/HANA and am excited about this new journey.

As a student, I'm hoping to get a free shot at certification. Your support would mean a lot.

Thanks and best,

Melisa Güda

David_Chaviano
Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert
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Thanks everyone for your interest in the program! Invites are on their way as of 05 Feb 2024.

Stella
Discoverer

Hello everyone!

My name is Stella and I have been working with SAP for quite a few years now. I am very keen about getting certified and I decided to start with this certificate below. 

I went through the journey but I still feel I would benefit from exam examples. Anybody can advise where I can find it?

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Stella

ARTRA
Explorer

Hello everyone,

Hi @David_Chaviano

I'm André from Portugal and very interested in SAP digital skills initiative.

Currently I work in Procurement and I would describe myself and fit within the group "People looking to switch their careers mid-life"

Looking forward to start my SAP learning process and get the certification.

Thank you

André

Phuongttl
Newcomer

Dear @David_Chaviano,

Thank you for the opportunity to participle in the digital skills initiative by SAP Learning. My name is Phuong and I am from Viet Nam. I am very interested in this program, as I’ve been working in SAP fields for 4 years now. I have knowledge on SAP but not certified.

I am a woman, first generation college graduated in my family. I really love working with SAP and I am willing to learn new things. I am particularly interested in the learning journey for SAP, as I believe that this certification would be valuable for my career.

I hope you will consider my application for the free certification in SAP. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,

Phuongttl

pungpond
Newcomer

Hello @David_Chaviano 

I identify as a person in the below categories:

  • First generation college students
  • People in remote or underserved locations that may be not have access to the same economic opportunities as their urban or more privileged counterparts
  • Women

I am willing to learn more about SAP and to undergo the rigors of study SAP Certification. I have completed my first learning journey Describing the Receivables Management Process in SAP S/4HANA and I awaiting my certification attempt.

Thank you

Email:ppungpond2001@gmail.com

 

Nikhil_Pande
Newcomer

Hi David,

Thanks for this wonderful opportunity.

I have completed the certification course and have already sent an email for the voucher.

I am applicable in the "People looking to switch their career mid-life" category.

Thanks,

Nikhil Pande

EveTrangNguyen
Newcomer

Hi @David_Chaviano .

My name is Trang Nguyen. I'm a woman working in manufacturing from Bac Ninh, Vietnam. Recently, there has been an influx of FDI manufacturing plants being placed in rural areas of my country. This is great for the economy here, especially when you consider Vietnam is still a third world country.

I noticed that there is a lack of ERP system in these plants, which makes manufacturing processes less efficient and resulted in less favorable working environment for our workers. I am interested in participating in the digitally skills initiative because I believe SAP is the missing link for our success as a whole. 

Please contact me with any response. Thank you.

Siddu_Shukur
Newcomer

Hello @David_Chaviano 

I fall under the category of first-generation college students.

I recently earned a masters in logistics and supply chain management. I am looking for a kick-start in my career. I wanted to pursue my career in supply chain management, and to this end, I believe SAP certification would be a great start. I started a course in SAP-learning on transportation management. I am eager to complete this certification, which I believe will add value to my job search.

Kind Regards

Siddu

omar-nabhan
Discoverer
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my name : omar nabhan 

38 years old 

Iam SAP BASIS 

Iam from Egypt 

JessiMc
Newcomer

Hi @David_Chaviano 

Hope all is well!  I identify as a person in the below categories:

  • Woman
  • Single parent
  • Person who is currently physically disabled 
  • Person in an underserved location that may be not have access to the same economic opportunities as their urban or more privileged counterparts
  • Minorities who may not have equal opportunity in their geographic location
  • People looking to switch their careers mid-life

First, thank you all for extending this opportunity!  I would like to learn more about SAP Certification.  I have completed multiple courses in areas of cyber and information security.  As a former cybersecurity professional, I am hoping to obtain more information about SAP and complete all requirements.  

A-MS
Discoverer

Hello @David_Chaviano 

I'm interested in participating in the digital skills initiative and fit into the two categories below. 

  • Women
  • People looking to switch their careers mid-life

Anna-Marie

Gaurav_150
Newcomer

Hi David,

Thanks for this wonderful opportunity.

I have successfully completed a certification course and already sent an email for a voucher.

Soha
Discoverer

Hi David,

I identify myself as a woman.
I have completed THR80, THR81 and THR79 For SAP SuccessFactors journey. (Beginner and intermediate).

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Regards,

Soha Mohammed

 

Uttej
Newcomer

Hi, I am interested in achieving the SAP Certification, which is related to SAP Material Management.