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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

1,446 Comments
decatalyste
Discoverer

Hi David,

I have successfully completed the course Configuring SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting: Recruiter Experience an eager to attempt and pass the exam. 

Thanks so much for the opportunity. Attached is a screenshot of my course completionScreenshot 2023-08-11 12.19.09 AM.png

 

chellarama
Newcomer

Dear David,

This is Chella Rama. I Identify myself with 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 
    • People looking to switch their careers mid-life

I'm willing to learn more about SAP and to undergo the rigors of studying for SAP Certification.

Please consider my registration,

Thank you,

Chella Rama.

 

David_Chaviano
Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert

Thanks everyone for checking in! Invites sent for 11 Aug 2023.

I will be on vacation the next couple of weeks. My colleague @jmmargo will be taking over here!

alvin_khamron
Newcomer

Hello @David_Chaviano 
My name is Alvin I am from Africa, Kenya. I am just starting my cloud career and SAP has been all the rage lately. This would be a great opportunity for me as I start my career.
Thanks for reviewing my application.

Regards,

Alvin Ndungu

Subhangs
Explorer

Hello, I’m Subhangini ,I’m from India. I’m a working woman and I interest in participating in the digital skills initiative. 

Aimanedif
Discoverer

Dear David ;

am a recent graduate from university, holding a Master's degree in Information and Communication Technologies and Management. Through this course, I aim to enhance and deepen my understanding of ERP systems, especially the SAP product which is one of the most important systems utilized by companies, especially in my country, Algeria. My goal is to become an SAP consultant, and I see this course as the crucial first step towards achieving that objective. I am very enthusiastic about participating and obtaining an accredited SAP certification.

Regards

Dear SAP Community, 

I am a graduate of computer science currently working as IT Support  personnel in a organization in northern Nigeria. I fall under these categories highlighted below and I really  seek to switch career to SAP Technology.

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

This digital skills initiative by SAP Learning will influence me tremendously, I have a can-do attitude to commit numerous hours of learning to achieve success, kindly avail me the opportunity to join this initiative. Thank you. 

ahme43
Discoverer

Hello David,

thank you for this great opportunity. I am 43 years old and currently unemployed. Getting an SAP certification will improve my chances in the job market.

Regards

Ahmed

GlauberToneti
Newcomer

Hello @David_Chaviano

I've been working in IT support for many years, but I need a change in my life and career and SAP certifications would be a great opportunity to change.

Thanks in advance for the opportunity, 

Glauber Toneti

nidal_34
Discoverer

I'm a 25-year-old male with a bachelor's degree in computer science. I haven't worked since I graduated. I am willing to learn more about SAP, as it will help me to get job opportunities and establish a job.

Regards, Rudo

maurijfd
Discoverer

Hello 

 

@jmmargo

@David_Chaviano 

My name is Mauricio Flores from Nicaragua, and I  interest in participating in the digital skills initiative

edwardsje71
Discoverer

Hello, my name is Jacob and I am a veteran, I would like to be considered for the digital skills initiative.

chanchann
Discoverer

Good day @David_Chaviano 

My name is Chan and I am  a woman from Vietnam.
Currently, I am working for a logistic company. During my work, I have been using the SAP software and found it very useful.

Recently, I have been researching about SAP from friends, online sources, and I aspire to become a professional SAP consultant.

I hope that you can provide me with the opportunity to obtain SAP certification, which is the first and most crucial step towards changing my career in a field where I believe I can learn a lot.

Thank you very much.

ThamerDoulat
Explorer

 

Greetings,

As a dedicated learner with a strong affinity for technology and problem-solving, I am thrilled to express my keen interest in SAP ABAP programming and ISU Billing within the utility industry. The dynamic intersection of cutting-edge software development and the intricacies of utility billing processes has captured my attention, driving me to embark on a journey of comprehensive learning and skill-building.

My fascination with SAP ABAP programming lies in its power to transform complex business requirements into functional solutions. Exploring the depths of ABAP syntax, data structures, and custom program development ignites my curiosity and fuels my determination to master this versatile language. Through hands-on practice and continuous learning, I am dedicated to becoming proficient in ABAP and leveraging it to create efficient, tailored solutions that meet real-world challenges.

ISU Billing Expertise: The Utilities industry's billing processes have struck me as a critical component of customer service and financial operations. Delving into the intricacies of ISU Billing, I am captivated by its role in accurately calculating consumption, generating invoices, and ensuring seamless revenue management. I am committed to unraveling the complexities of ISU Billing, acquiring a deep understanding of its nuances, and developing the skills necessary to optimize and innovate within this domain.

 

Highly Appreciated to be considered for the digital skills initiative.

bkassir
Discoverer

 

Hello, my name is Bashar and I would like to be considered for the digital skills initiative, I am a since 14 monthes separated veteran and this program will help me find employment.

Thank you.

Best regards, 

Bashar 

 
 

 

Hello @David_Chaviano 

I hope all is well. My name is Abdullah Mahdi, and I meet the following qualifications for the digital skills initiative:

    • Minorities who may not have equal opportunity in their geographic location 
    • First generation college student

I am a currently a college student and wish to upskill in order to stand out in the competitive job market. I hope to one day become a SAP Consultant

tructran
Newcomer

Dear Sir or Madam,

I hope this email finds you well. My name is Truc Tran, and I am a dedicated student from Vietnam who is keenly interested in enhancing my skills and knowledge within the technology industry. I recently completed the course "Discovering End-to-End Business Processes for the Intelligent Enterprise" and earned the Record of Achievement. This accomplishment has inspired me to further explore opportunities within the SAP Ecosystem.

As a student living in a remote location in Vietnam, I believe that access to economic opportunities and resources can sometimes be limited compared to more urban areas. I am enthusiastic about pursuing a career in technology and becoming proficient in SAP solutions. The initiative's focus on underrepresented groups, such as those from underserved areas, people with disabilities, and first-generation college students, deeply resonates with me.

I would like to express my sincere interest in participating in the SAP Digital Skills Initiative and kindly request to receive a free certification attempt. This opportunity would not only contribute to my personal growth but also empower me to contribute effectively to the technology sector.

I understand the prerequisites for the initiative, including the willingness to learn more about SAP and the commitment to studying for SAP Certification. I assure you that I am dedicated to putting in the effort required to excel in this endeavor.

I am aware that this initiative may not be applicable to SAP professionals within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. I would like to confirm that I am not an existing SAP professional within MENA, but rather an eager newcomer from Vietnam.

In line with your requirements, I would like to inform you that I identify as female, which aligns with the underrepresented groups you are targeting through this initiative.

I have completed the course "Discovering End-to-End Business Processes for the Intelligent Enterprise" and received the Record of Achievement. Please find the attached Record of Achievement for your reference.

I kindly request guidance on the next steps to proceed with signing up for the initiative and receiving the certification voucher. If additional information or documentation is needed from my end, please let me know, and I will promptly provide it.

Thank you for considering my request. I look forward to the opportunity to further my skills through the SAP Digital Skills Initiative. Your support would mean a great deal to me as I embark on this journey.

Best regards,
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Hi @David_Chaviano , thanks for this great opportunity. Maybe I am too late, because I seek most of the comments to be already several weeks old, but anyway I will give it a try. I am new to the SAP Eco System and want to broaden my career options, because I am not sure, what the future brings. So it would be great to attend the certificate journey. Thank you!

former_member156833
Discoverer

Good day @David_Chaviano 

I have  been working in the IT discipline for the past 5 years. I am currently attached to a school connectivity project that is aimed at digitalizing remote and undeserved areas of Botswana and I currently live in a remote area in Kgalagadi Botswana.

I am very much interested in taking up this opportunity

Thank you

former_member156833
Discoverer

Good Day @jmmargo 

I have been working in the IT discipline for the past 5 years. I am currently attached to a school connectivity project that is aimed at digitalizing remote and undeserved areas of Botswana and I currently live in a remote area in Kgalagadi Botswana.

I am very much interested in taking up this opportunity

Thank you

shiva1111995
Discoverer

Hello David

I am Shiva and I can identify myself in following category,

  • First generation college student
  • Minorities with not having equal opportunity in my geographic location 

I am willing to learn more about SAP and to undergo free SAP Certification

This is a great initiative by SAP, especially for people like me who  want to come  to technology sector. Moreover,  I have done my training in SAP Sales & Distribution module by myself and I'm eager to do a certification for SAP  and contribute my learning and skills back to the global Sales ecosystem of Business partners. I would like to get some support from your end in my SAP journey.

This is truly an amazing initiative by SAP and a great opportunity for me. I'm positively looking forward to hearing back from you.

Regards,

Shiva Kumar

SmritiKalra
Explorer

Hello @David_Chaviano ,

 
I'm happy to share that I have completed the course "Discovering End-to-End Business Processes for the Intelligent Enterprise" from SAP Learning Platform.

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I'm following under below categories: 

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

Thanks for the SAP Digital Skills Initiative. Really Grateful!!!

 Regards,

Smriti Kalra

 

oakantsemugabe
Newcomer

Hi @David_Chaviano 

Thank you for the opportunity presented. I am a young African woman from Botswana with keen interest in acquiring skills in SAP.  I am willing to learn and put in the work to acquire the SAP certificate and explore new job opportunities. I strongly believe this is exactly what I need to advance as a woman in the information technology profession. I hope you will consider me.

Kind regards 

shiva1111995
Discoverer

Hello David

I am Shiva and I can identify myself in following category,

  • First generation college student
  • Minorities with not having equal opportunity in my geographic location 

I am willing to learn more about SAP and to undergo free SAP Certification

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I have done my training

This is a great initiative by SAP, especially for people like me who  want to come  to technology sector. Moreover,  I have done my training in SAP Sales & Distribution module by myself and I'm eager to do a certification for SAP  and contribute my learning and skills back to the global Sales ecosystem of Business partners. I would like to get some support from your end in my SAP journey.

This is truly an amazing initiative by SAP and a great opportunity for me. I'm positively looking forward to hearing back from you.

Regards,

Shiva Kumar

Reyhanehnb
Newcomer

Hi david,

I want to upskill myself in SAP TM technology and LBN I fall in the category of women.

how can I register for free SAP certification vouchers? plz help

former_member156929
Discoverer

Hi David,

I am very interested in participating in the Digital Skills Initiative.

Tks.

former_member156929
Discoverer

Hi @jmmargo ,

I am very interested in participating in the Digital Skills Initiative.

Tks.

Thank you, David and SAP team for this opportunity.

Dear @David_Chaviano,

I am a SAP Specialist from Turkiye. I've been working for 3 years. As a woman, despite our society trying to prevent me from improving myself in these 3 years, I always try to continue on my way because I believe in continuous education. I am looking forward to attempting a free certificate as I believe it will help broaden my horizon and become even better at what I do.

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. I'm positively looking forward to hearing back from you.

Hello David,

I am a single parent. I lost my job last year and have been struggling to make ends meet. I had to relocate to a less privilege town with a low cost of living to survive.

A friend of mine mentioned SAP to me and introduced me to the digital skills initiative. I have been reading about SAP since and I have developed an interest in using technology in business.

I am excited about this initiative and I am ready to work hard to gain the requisite skills and also to certify.

Regards,

Glory.

PocaLucha
Discoverer

Hello @David_Chaviano.

My name is Sebastián Giraldo from Colombia, I am currently SAP ABAP Developer and I identify myself with the categories of:

  • 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

I would like to have the opportunity to obtain the certification attempt to enhance my career in SAP and to be updated with the new technologies and tools that SAP is aiming at, and to support companies in their growth together with SAP.

linjuthomas
Discoverer

Hi David,

I identify myself as a woman.
I've had a career break and being much passionate about SAP, i want to start my career as SAP Integration Consultant. I see this is the right time and the right opportunity,

Thanks for the initiative. please help with the next steps.

Thanks,

Linju

linjuthomas
Discoverer

 

Hi David,

I have completed the below learning journey with SAP Integration. Please help with next steps for certification

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Thanks.

Vhukhudo
Newcomer

Screenshot (39).pngScreenshot (40).pngHello @David_Chaviano 

I have completed the learning journey and still I haven't received an exam vouchers attempt.

Here are my screenshots of the learning journeys completed. How do I claim the voucher

NhungSAP
Newcomer

Hello @David_Chaviano ,

My name is Vu Hong Nhung from Vietnam.

I have been a female accountant for the 1st 10 years in my career. Interested in technology and how SAP works while using it, I have discovered a lot by myself and successfully used some SAPGUI scripting to minimize time consuming in doing accounting job.

It is also the reason why I want to change my career to SAP consultant, I believe I can help myself and many other SAP users in the future.

I hope if I am given the opportunity to take part in this free course and finally get a SAP consultant certificate, I will really make my dream come true and also motivate other people who want to change career at their middle life.

Thank you and Besst Regards, 

Vu Hong Nhung

radhamanohari
Newcomer

Dear David,

I am Manohari. I identify my self with the below categories

  1. Women
  2. People in remote or underserved locations that may be not have access to the same economic opportunities as their urban or more privileged counterparts.

I am willing to learn more about SAP and to undergo the rigors of studying for SAP Certification.

Please accept my registration.

Thank you

Manohari

 

elianaccastro
Newcomer

Hi,

I'm interested in participating in the digital skills initiative. 

Thank you

bekee
Explorer

Hi David, 

I am glad to write you here and hope you are to read it. My name is Bekee, I identify as a person from underserved location and strong desire to switch career. 

I am a graduate of civil engineering and have a good knowledge of web design and experience in sales too. 

I am passionate about the digital skills initial which will kickstart my tech career on the right path. I believe it will help me to be a solution point to myraids of problems facing my community. Please I am eagerly praying to be part of this great opportunity. Thank you for your consideration. 

 Bekee

Hi @David_Chaviano,

 

I'm Alejandra from Colombia and would love to take part in this initiative to help further my SAP/SuccessFactors skills and knowledge as a woman in the tech field!

 

Thank you so much in advance!

 

Hi David, 

My name is Thashen and I am an aspiring data analyst. I fall into the category of : People looking to switch their careers mid-life. I am currently a SQL developer and a SAP certification will boost my career and help me achieve my goal of becoming a data analyst. 

Kind regards 
Thashen Naidoo 

Binal_Kahar
Newcomer

Hello @David_Chaviano 

I identify as a person in the below categories:

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

 

I am pursuing a Post Graduate Certificate in Business Analysis and Process Management at Sheridan College in Mississauga, Ontario, from January 2023 to the present. Throughout this program, I have gained specialized knowledge in various aspects of business operations. I have developed skills in implementing strategies to optimize inventory, streamline supply chain processes, and utilize methodologies such as FIFO, LIFO, JIT, and Kanban to enhance operational efficiency.

Furthermore, I have acquired proficiency in strategic planning, forecasting, and Sales & Operations Planning (SNOP) within both B2B and B2C contexts. This indicates my ability to contribute to the alignment of business goals and operational strategies, ensuring a seamless connection between various departments and functions.

Prior to my current program, I completed a Master of Science degree in mathematics at Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, India, from August 2017 to April 2019. This academic background in mathematics provided me with a strong analytical foundation, which is valuable in my pursuit of business analysis and process management.

My educational journey highlights a transition from a mathematical background to a focused exploration of business analysis, process management, and supply chain optimization, showcasing a well-rounded skill set that combines quantitative prowess with practical business insights.

Eagerly anticipating this initiative, I am enthusiastic about enhancing my learning curve through this program.

Best Regards

arroyoweisson
Explorer

Hi @David_Chaviano ,

First of all, I am happy that SAP is offering this great initiative for us who have been wanted to become fully immersed in SAP Technologies. Just to start with, I've been in the automation industry for quite sometime now and last year, I have learned that SAP offers a great tool for Automation, he Intelligent Robotics Process Automation ( this is what they called it before) and now its SAP Build Process Automation.

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I managed to gain some a bit of experience as a consultant in this space but as we knew, SAP has been expanding and improving their tech from time to time. As a learner, my goal is to keep up with the fast phase technology build up in this space, at least showcase a bit of expertise through the help of forums, groups and communities, able to share learning experiences and best practices and lastly through this beginner journey I would be able to secure certifications from SAP particularly on SAP_LCNC_02 or related courses for SAP Build that will validate my skills.

I am really eager and looking forward to be part of this great opportunity! Hoping for your consideration.

Thank you so much!

 

-Weisson

seguwa
Discoverer

Hi @David_Chaviano ,

I'm a 55 year old black single mother who believes it's never too late to learn a new craft or improve on oneself. I'm excited to join this community to learn more about SAP and I have the drive to apply whatever rigeur is required to complete this journey. 

Thanks for this initiative!

former_member157417
Discoverer

Hello @David_Chaviano .

My name is Vitaliy, I'm 42 and I'm trying to switch my career in my mid(I hope so)-life to SAP consulting.

I’ve started to study transportation management module recently as it’s relevant to my previous experience in freight forwarding industry. I’m grateful for the chance to get new skills and certification attempt which can really give new opportunities and boost the career switch.

Please consider my application for certification attempt and registration link to the initiative.

former_member157448
Discoverer

I'm a 52 year old black male currently in Nigeria. Studied as an Engineer. I'm reai looking forward to learning  more about SAP. I currently work in the haulage and logistics sector. 

Thanks for this opportunity to update my learning. 

ALP0722
Discoverer

Hi! I'm happily uploading the proof of completion of the course Project Manage an SAP S/4HANA cloud.

Regards!

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sandor_erdelyi
Newcomer

Hi @David_Chaviano

I have just completed the course SAP Technology Consultant on Coursera. I am interested in bringing my SAP skills to the next level and I am looking forward to receiving an official certification from SAP. My goal is to switch from my current role to a more IT-related position in the near future.

I also plan to complete the learning journey Project Manage SAP S/4 Hana Implementation Cloud, Public Edition Implementation and I am awaiting my certification attempt.

Thank you in advance and good luck Everyone,

Sandor

abhi_37
Newcomer

Dear David,

                       This is Abhijit. I identify myself with 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

I am willing to learn more about SAP and to undergo the rigors of studying for SAP Certification.

Please consider my registration.

Thank you,

Abhijit.

former_member157735
Discoverer

Hello @David_Chaviano,

My name is Yusuf Buhari and I am writing to express my interest in the digital skills initiative. I am a resident of the Northern part of Nigeria, which is considered to be one of the poorest and most underserved regions in the country. The unemployment rate here is very high and many businesses have been displaced by insurgency and banditry. As a result, I have had limited opportunities to learn digital skills and pursue a career in the technology industry.

I believe that the digital skills initiative would be a valuable opportunity for me to gain the skills and knowledge I need to succeed in this field. I am a hard worker and I am eager to learn. 

I would like to be considered for the digital skills initiative because I belong to two of the categories you mentioned:

I am a person in a remote or underserved location that may not have access to the same economic opportunities as my urban or more privileged counterparts.
I am a minority who may not have equal opportunity in my geographic location.

I believe that the digital skills initiative would help me to overcome these challenges and achieve my goals. I am excited about the opportunity to learn new skills and contribute to the technology industry.

Thank you for your time and consideration.
Yusuf Buhari

sclayton1130
Newcomer

Hello! I’m interested in this program. I identify as:

  • Military veterans and their spouses, family, and caregivers
  • Women
  • Single parent
  • Minorities who may not have equal opportunities in their geographic location 
  • People looking to switch their careers mid-life.