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David_Chaviano
Product and Topic Expert
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Note: The self-study portion of the digital skills initiative is coming to an end.

  • Application texts can be submitted here until November 4, 2024.
  • Your learning must be completed by December 1, 2024, and a screenshot of completion together with your SAP Community username must be submitted to digitalskills@sap.com by this day at the latest.
  • We will process your request and send you your redemption code by December 20, 2024 at the latest.
  • You must redeem your code in the training shop by December 31, 2024, but can schedule your exam for any date in the following 12 months  (December 31, 2025 at the latest.)

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.

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

1,456 Comments
chinguyen
Discoverer

Hi @David_Chaviano 

Thank you and SAP for this opportunity.

I'm Chi, from Vietnam. I heard about SAP from my cousin several months ago and I took some free modules in Coursera to learn more about what SAP is. After doing some research, I have been desired to learn deeply about SAP and considering changing my career path around early age of 30s. I'm super glad to hear about this program and would like to present myself as the categories below. It is a huge opportunity for people in developping country like me to approach SAP as the fee for each module is quite high comparing to standard of living here: 

  • Women
  • First generation college students

Looking forward to hearing from you and have a great day!

Best,

Chi

rinkitalwar
Explorer

Hello @David_Chaviano 

I'm a SAP ABAP Developer from India. I've been working in SAP ABAP development for 6 years now. I identified as a person for this certification because I am a women and currently unemployed. Looking eagerly for a job.

I really love working with SAP because it helps businesses improve their processes. It's amazing to see how technology can make such a big difference. I want to keep learning and growing in this field to have a great career.

I'm eager to take a free certification attempt because I believe it will help me learn more and become even better at what I do. I know that the world of technology is always changing, and I want to stay up-to-date with the latest advancements.I am grateful for this opportunity and excited about the possibilities ahead. Thank you for considering my application for the free certification attempt. I would request you to kindly give me a chance to do best in my career.

Thanks & Regards,

Rinki Talwar

David_Chaviano
Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert
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Thanks to everyone who has written and expressed interest in the digital skills initiative! Those of you who shared some details on your background have now received an invite.

CrisM
Newcomer

Hello,

My name is Cristian. I live in Barcelona and I'm very interested in participating in the digital skills initiative.

 

Thank you!

devakivale11
Explorer

Hi David,

Thanks for this wonderful opportunity.

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

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

Thanks,
Devaki Vale

Omarnabhan85
Explorer

Hi David

iam omar nabhan 

38 years old 

Iam completed: Provisioning and Administering Databases in SAP HANA Cloud 

and i hope enter exam and need Request for Exam Voucher

Omarnabhan85
Explorer

Hello All , 

Hello @David_Chaviano 

My name is omar mahmoud nabhan From Egypt,

I hope this message finds you well. 

My SAP Community screenname is omar mahmoud nabhan, and I am writing this message to request for receiving a free certification attempt. I recently finished the learning journey  "OProvisioning and Administration with SAP HANA Cloud".   and I'm looking to Voucher to join the certification exam.

Mary_M
Discoverer

Hello @David_Chaviano

I am a 39-year-old woman who holds a degree in Accounting. Also, I love to study Computer Science because it challenges me to solve problems and create something new.

I am very interested in learning and studying because I want to make a second change and fulfill my dream of programming as my full-time job.

I have already completed Discovering End-to-End Business Processes for the Intelligent Enterprise, and it was very interesting.

Thank you for your time, and I hope you will take into consideration my application by considering the below factors.

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

 

Best Regards,

Mary

okerekenicholas
Explorer

@David_Chaviano i am 41 years old i am just starting my SAP journey sadly, i occassional feel discouraged that i am starting rather late and too old to catch up with you young guys. Currently i am learning Businssess interligent  integration suit, badge vesion. I am from Nigeria currently living  in Wroclaw Poland, are they any SAP Wroclaw community i can associate with to help build my confidence and network??

James1
Newcomer

Interested. Is this still applicable as of Feb 12, 2024?

Delia-Krisztina
Newcomer

Hi, my name is Delia and I would like to take the advantage of this, definitely! 

I identify as a person in the below categories:

    • Women
    • First generation college students

I am looking to learn everything I can about SAP as I have recently started working within this field, being on a Graduate Rotational Programme. I would like to take the opportunity and develop my skills as I am a curios and I love learning new things every day. I have a passion for Project Management since university and I will look to complete my learning journey as a Project Manager SAP S/4 Hana Implementation. 

Nevertheless, I am open for many more courses.

Thank you,

Delia.

deeptimaru
Explorer

@David_Chaviano - Thank you for this great initiative.

I identify as a woman and am very much interested in participating in this digital skills initiative. I would like to upskill myself in analytics area and earn the relevant certification. Please help me with the registration link.

Many thanks! 

David_Chaviano
Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert
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Thank you everyone for your interest in the digital skills initiative! Invites sent out!

@Mary_M - Please consider joining us in April for an overview of the new upcoming free certification track for SAP Finance: https://community.sap.com/t5/sap-community/sap-finance-certification-2024-update-for-learning-sap-s-... 

Rachel003
Newcomer
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Hey 

  • My name is Rachel Gill. I am a recent graduate of HRM and finding it really difficult to get a job. I am a woman and I want to learn and earn SAP certification to advance in my career.
F_M
Participant

@okerekenicholas In response to okerekenicholas post, you are welcome to the SAP world. 

I would like to encourage you to know that I'm a Nigerian woman and that I started the SAP journey at 44 years old. Age, gender, and nationality should never deter anyone from pursuing their goals and dreams. It's inspiring to see individuals like us breaking barriers and embracing new opportunities, proving that it's never too late to embark on a successful SAP journey. Thanks to many initiatives by SAP to make the journey easier for underrepresented groups, we now have access to resources, support networks, and mentorship programs that can help us thrive in the SAP community. By actively participating in these initiatives and leveraging our unique perspectives and experiences, we can contribute to a more diverse and inclusive SAP ecosystem. Let's continue to inspire others and show them that, with determination and perseverance, they too can achieve their goals in the world of SAP.

In addition, I will suggest you join or make a request in the community forum (SAP Community - Where are you from?https://community.sap.com/t5/welcome-corner-discussions/sap-community-where-are-you-from/m-p/1360254... Maybe you will see someone from Poland to network with and exchange ideas with. However, if you find none, I can assure you that connecting with individuals from different backgrounds can provide valuable insights and foster collaboration within the SAP community. Together, we can create a supportive and inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and empowers everyone to succeed in their SAP journey.

amideshm
Discoverer

Hi David,

My name is Amitkumar Deshmukh. I am #SAP CRM certified consultant and in my mid Career.  In this area of SAP CRM Domain I have a lot of exposure to SD. Looking at almost none opportunities in CRM space right now, I would like to make a switch to SAP SD and would like to start with S/4 Hana Sales certification

Please guide me on way further. Thanks for Consideration.

Best regards,
Amitkumar Deshmukh.

(amideshm@gmail.com)

Huyenbk30
Discoverer
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@David_Chaviano

Dear David,

I've completed the learning journey of Explore Intergrated Business processes in SAP S/4 HANA. I also registered with my email huyenbk30@gmail.com. Please let me know how to proceed the next steps to receive the free certificate attempt. 

Thank you very much!

 

Mohini
Newcomer

Hello @David_Chaviano 

My name is Mohini Singh, and I am an ambitious woman with over 4 years of experience in academics and research. Due to personal circumstances, I had to quit my job in 2017. Now, after a career break of 6 years, I am eager to gain knowledge in the SAP domain, starting from scratch, and return to the workforce with increased confidence and a stronger skill set. I have already completed a couple of courses from SAP Learning in the past. I would like to know which courses would be the best for a beginner like me, considering a future career in SAP FI-CO.

I'm following under the below categories: 

- Women (unemployed)
- People looking to switch their careers mid-life

At the end, I would like to thank SAP team for this great initiative to contribute to the growth of others.

Best regards,

Mohini

EdnaMartinez
Discoverer

Hello @David_Chaviano !

I am Edna an Architect from Mexico currently living in Switzerland.

I identify myself in the following categories:

  • Women
  • Minorities who may not have equal opportunity in their geographic location 
  • People looking to switch their careers mid-life

I have recently moved to Switzerland, where the job market is more competitive than expected (by law they hire local people first, then Europeans and after that any other nationality) so I have decided that it is the right time to learn a new skill so I can become a more competitive candidate. 

This SAP certification can be a life changing opportunity to me in this new country. 

I am so excited about this initiative and to start my learning process!!

 

Best regards,

Edna Martinez

CerenAcar
Newcomer

Hello @David_Chaviano 

I am Ceren Acar and I can identify myself in following categories,

  • Women
  • People looking to switch their careers.

This is great intiative by SAP, especially Especially if you are very interested in the technology sector like me. I was using SAP's Human Resources module before. It was incredibly interesting to me. I work as a human resources specialist in a private company. I think it would be better for my career to receive detailed SAP training.

Naqib
Discoverer

Hi David,

I heard about SAP from one of my friends who's currently a developer. I come from a Mechanical Engineering background and have been working in Government Relations & Public Affairs for a while. I wanted to explore other fields I could go into and found out about SAP along the way, as many companies are looking for candidates with these skills.

I'm excited to start this new journey with SAP to upskill myself. I hope to hear good news from you.

Thank you and regards,

Naqib

VijayAnandM
Newcomer

Hi,

I am having 18+ years of IT experience, looking for career change into SAP. Can you please consider me in the digital skills initiative?

Thanks.

Regards,

VijayAnandM

berk_abay
Explorer

Hello @David_Chaviano 

I am Berk Abay and I can identfy myself in following categories,

First generation college students

 

My interest in learning SAP is important to support my career development and open doors to new job opportunities. SAP is a widely used platform in the business world and my competencies in this field will enable me to advance in my career by providing a competitive advantage.

I also know that SAP is the largest company in this field in the world for optimizing business processes and increasing efficiency. By gaining these skills, I am confident that I will be able to work more effectively and efficiently in my current or future workplace.

SAP certification also demonstrates compliance with industry standards and increases opportunities to collaborate with large companies. This will enable me to be a more effective and competitive player in the business world.

In conclusion, my interest in learning SAP is important to accelerate my career development and become more competitive in the business world.

Thanks & Regards,

Berk




YogeshDC
Newcomer

Hi David,

My name is Yogesh from Mumbai India. I want to upskill myself in SAP technology and i want to swtich jobs. I have been in sales background, however want to switch into SAP Admin/Support function.

Regards

Yogesh

Somnath_Kate
Newcomer

Hi David,

Thanks for this wonderful opportunity.

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

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

Thanks,
Somnath Kate

Sumit_Tiwari_29
Newcomer

Subject: Expression of Interest: SAP Digital Skills Initiative Journey in Supply Chain Management Solutions for Veterans

Dear Member,

I hope this message finds you well. As a veteran with a keen interest in advancing my skills and expertise in the field of supply chain management, I was thrilled to learn about the SAP Digital Skills Initiative Journey. Having served in technical branch, I believe that transitioning into civilian life presents a unique opportunity to leverage my experience and contribute to the dynamic world of supply chain management.

The prospect of gaining proficiency in SAP solutions tailored to supply chain management through this initiative is particularly appealing to me. I am eager to explore how SAP's cutting-edge technologies and tools can optimize processes, streamline operations, and enhance efficiency within supply chains.

Furthermore, as a veteran, I understand the value of continuous learning and adaptability, traits that I am committed to bringing to this program. I am confident that the combination of my military background, dedication, and enthusiasm for acquiring new skills will enable me to make meaningful contributions to the SAP Digital Skills Initiative Journey.

I would greatly appreciate any information regarding the application process, eligibility criteria, and any additional details about the program. Additionally, if there are specific prerequisites or preparations required, I am eager to undertake them to ensure a successful participation.

Thank you for considering my interest in this initiative. I look forward to the opportunity to further discuss how I can contribute to and benefit from the SAP Digital Skills Initiative Journey in Supply Chain Management Solutions.

Warm regards,

Sumit Tiwari
Email - st0988@gmail.com

Shahed
Newcomer

Hello,

I have completed my MBA in Business Analytics and HR in 2023. I want to learn SAP as a beginner and want to utilize this free digital skills initiative. Please send me invite in email or any notification so that I can kick start my learning.

Can share EWS certificate if required. Also, my MBA docs if required.

Requesting you to consider me for learning.

Thanks
Shahed

Alan_Phan
Explorer

Hi @David_Chaviano ,

Currently I am working as an Technical consultant but almost of my skills is ABAP. I am looking for opportunities to strengthen my digital skills to pursue a career with SAP. I am passionate about learning and development and SAP offers a variety of learning journeys and certification to fulfill my professional development. I look forward to participating in this initiative and hope that I can make an impact on learning for many organizations. 

Thanks

 

 

abhishek377
Newcomer

Hi David,

I am interested to learn new skill in SAP, please send me invite. I want to switch my skill from JAVA to SAP.

 

VismayaVijay
Newcomer

Hello @David_Chaviano ,

I am Vismaya, and I fall into the following categories:

1. Women

2. Switching careers

3. People in remote or underserved locations who may not have access to the same economic opportunities as their urban or more privileged counterparts 

I am learning analytics independently and would appreciate the opportunity to learn SAP as well. I want to upskill myself, learn SAP, and gain certification to start a rewarding career as an analyst.

Regards,

Vismaya Vijay

Deep_jva
Newcomer

@David_Chaviano  I am into sales and transportation would like to switch career to SAP, please send the invite.

Alexkbecker
Discoverer

Hi @David_Chaviano How are you!?

I currently work as a developer with microsoft technologies like asp.net and C#, but I have almost 50 years old, and I look to switch my carrer mid-life, and i think SAP that a opportunity to start this!
And i think I will start with SAP BTP, because is a oportunity to learn with a modern technology, starting make a learning jorney "Discovering SAP Business Techlogy Plataform".

I'm just share that I completed the course Discovering SAP Business Technology Platform.

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my username is Alexkbecker

 

 

 

huseyinzts
Discoverer

Hi David,

I am a 31-year-old sales representative in the pharmaceutical industry for 6 years. But I think this industry and this job are not suitable for me. I have a university degree and I live in Turkey. I have always been good with computers until now and I learned software on my own. But I want to improve myself in a field where I can do business globally and see a future.
I define myself as a minority who do not have equal opportunities in their geographical location, a first-generation university graduate in their family, and someone who is in middle age and planning a career change.
I am ready to learn more about SAP and I believe that I can improve myself in this field. I have completed my firts learning journey with Getting Started with SAP HCM and HCM Payroll, Getting Started with SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll, Exploring the SAP SuccessFactors Platform.
Thank you for considering my application for the free certification attempt.

Best Regards.

AkhilPorwal
Discoverer

Hi @David_Chaviano 

I am really interested in Digital Skills Initiative and want to upskill myself in SAP. I am working as test engineer from last 3 years and now want to switch my career and find opportunity in SAP.

I Identify as a person in the below categories:

  • People looking to switch their careers mid-life
  • People in remote or underserved locations that may be not have access to the same economic opportunities as their urban or more privileged counterparts 

Thanks & Regards,

Akhil Porwal

VanNhan87
Discoverer

Hello David, 

I already posting a comment, but I can not find my comment in this blog. Now, I repost this comment to take a note. I'm currently studying SAP and am eager to obtain a code to finalize my certification. Could you please assist me in acquiring this code to further my learning journey?

Thank you,

Nhan

 
Toquanghung
Newcomer

Hello David,

I am a SAP functional consultant for over a year but not yet certified. Hope you will help people like us to gain a code to get the certificate.

Thank you,

Hung

Liberty_Kuona
Discoverer

Hi, I am interested in participating in the digital skills. I am looking forward to your reply.

Amity
Newcomer

Dear @David_Chaviano,

This campaign is truly helpful for all candidates that have to self-study SAP knowledge. I am so appreciate this opportunity to get my first SAP certificate - which could help me a lot with my future career. Therefore, please consider my application.

Thanks and Regards.

Jayesh_Kate
Newcomer

Hi David,

Thanks for this wonderful opportunity.

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

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

Thanks,
Jayesh Kate

Lb9
Newcomer

Hello @David_Chaviano 

I'm interested in this skills initiative. I'm starting my journey into SAP as a beginner and would love to explore more and get more into the functional side of  SAP.

 

Lokesh2018
Discoverer

Hello @David_Chaviano 

This is a great initiative by SAP. I am new to SAP and trying to learn SAP & upskill myself.
This SAP free certification will help me a lot to grow my career. Hoping to do my best in this.

Regards,

Lokesh

 

 

mcp111
Discoverer
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Please send me the link for free SAP certification 

Sathya0107
Newcomer

Hi! I identify myself as "People in remote or undeserved locations that may be not have access to the same economic opportunities as their urban or more privileged counterparts". I am interested in participating in the digital skills initiative.

Thanks & regards,

Sathyanarayanan G

Iffat
Newcomer

Very interested in participating in the digital skills initiative. I believe this will greatly enhance my knowledge and skills. Looking forward to receiving the registration link.

Krist23
Discoverer

Hi @David_Chaviano 

I am interested in the Digital Skills initiative program. I heard this from a friend and I have been eager to learn about it as it creates equal opportunity for people.

I belong in the first generation college students in my family and people thinking to switch jobs midlife. If granted, this will a big help to leap my chances foe opportunities in the future as well as a learning experience to broaden my knowledge. Thank you.

Sudha99
Newcomer

@David_Chaviano 

Hi David,

My Name is Sudha Yadav, I am currently working as SAP CRM consultant, I believe this digital skills initiative is a great way to upgrade the skills for me, thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

Thanks

Sudha Yadav

Anish97
Newcomer

Hey David
Appreciate the digitalskills opportunity for allowing individuals to learn and grow in the SAP community. I do fall under the criteria and look forward to being part of this initiative as I start my learning journey and explore the world of SAP. I look forward to receiving further communication.
Thanks and regards
Anish Desai 

Ammi
Explorer

 

  • Women 
  • Minorities who may not have equal opportunity in their geographic location 
  • First generation college students
  • People looking to switch their careers mid-life

Hello,  I am interested in the digital skills initiative and meet the following qualifications above.

I currently work in finance and had the pleasure of being put on a SAP S/4Hana implementation project and just fell in love with SAP.

I have completed 4 learning journeys so far and would love to get certified to help break into a new career of FI/CO implementation.

Rosaeliviani
Newcomer

Hello, I am an IT lecturer. I want to study, and I hope SAP can be incorporated into the curriculum at my university.

Currently, SAP is being studied at my university, but its integration into the curriculum is not yet sufficient. I believe that by furthering my knowledge in SAP and actively participating in its implementation, I can contribute to enhancing its effectiveness as a teaching material.

I am deeply interested in deepening my knowledge in the field of SAP because I believe it will be a valuable addition to my teaching curriculum. By integrating SAP into the teaching materials, I am confident that I can provide broader and more relevant knowledge to my students.

I hope to gain access to SAP learning materials so that I can prepare myself well to teach it at my university. I am convinced that implementing SAP in education will greatly benefit my students, preparing them for successful careers in the field of information technology.

I highly appreciate this opportunity and hope to contribute to the educational development at my university by introducing SAP as a teaching material. Thank you for your consideration.

Thanks,

Rosa Eliviani

roy01
Explorer

Hi David,

I am Akash Roy from India. I interested in Digital skills initiative.

This is a great opportunity for any one wants to make a career in sap.

 

Thanks