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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. 

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

1,145 Comments
viet_vo32
Newcomer

Hi @David_Chaviano,

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

I am a SAP ABAP Consultant from Viet Nam. I've been working in SAP ABAP for 2 years now, I am trying to learn more about all these changes that are happening in SAP ecosystem, especially SAP Public Cloud.

I look forward for this initiative and willing to upscale my learning in these new SAP technologies.

Thanks for your consideration.

 

 

 

bartulova
Discoverer

Hello @David_Chaviano

I identify as a person in the below categories:
- Woman
- People looking to switch their careers mid-life

I'm excited about the SAP Learning digital skills initiative.
I am looking forward to trying the certification for free because I believe it will help me gain more SAP knowledge and career opportunities.

I am willing to learn and will be delightful to get those opportunity that doesn't come twice.
Many Thanks!

seguwa
Discoverer

Dear @David_Chaviano ,

 
Thank you for the opportunity to learn a new skill. I have successfully completed my SAP Learning Journey for Project Manage an SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public Edition Implementation.
 
I would appreciate receipt of the code for the free certification attempt.

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thiendo
Newcomer

Dear @David_Chaviano,

My name is Thien - a SAP PP Consultant from Viet Nam. I've been working in SAP PP for around 2 Years now. I identified as a person for this certification because I am a first-generation college graduate in my family, 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 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 am grateful for this opportunity and excited about the possibilities ahead. Thank you for considering my application for the free certification attempt.

Thanks & Regards,

Thien

lehangnt525
Explorer

Hi @David_Chaviano ,

I'm a SAP ABAP Developer from Vietnam. I've been working in SAP ABAP development for 3 years now. I am a women, first generation college graduate in my family. So, I really want to take this opportunity.

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 loved your analogy about the amusement park experience and I certainly identify as one of those people who would love to learn more about the bigger picture about how businesses operate, improve their processes and provide quality products and/or services to their customers.

I believe this digital skills initiative is a great way to pay it forward and help those take the first step in transforming their lives.

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity, 

Regards,

Hang.

tunguyen
Newcomer

Hi @David_Chaviano ,

My name is Tu.

This has been a great initiative by SAP, and I extend my heartfelt gratitude to SAP for championing such an initiative, which promises to create a more inclusive and diverse workforce.

I have a high passion for emerging technology and how SAP is leading its way in the world and growing constantly.

I want to upskill myself in SAP technology and get a job opportunity soon. I fall in the below categories:

  • Women
  • 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.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Tu Nguyen

Kiwipourri
Newcomer

Hello @David_Chaviano

I am a daily user of SAP but I would like to expand my knowledge and hopefully switch career after my pregnancy. 
I would love to be part of this opportunity. 

Thank you !

Best regards, 

TAI_TRAN
Discoverer

Hi @David_Chaviano ,

My name is Tai Tran and I'm an SAP FICO Functional Consutant (ECC) from Vietnam. I've been working in SAP for 8 Years Now. I have Knowledge on ECC 6.0 in Financial Accounting but not have certified.

I want to keep learning and growing in this field to have a great career opportunity.

My company will move in future from ECC version to S4Hana.

I'm eager to take a free certification attempt because I believe it would help me to Upgrade qualifications and knowledge in SAP S4Hana on my career development.

I hope you will consider my application for the free certification in SAP S/4Hana for Financial Accounting


Thanks a Lot for this grateful Opportunity!

Regards,

farha91
Discoverer

Hi @David_Chaviano ,

Please find below snapshot of the completed learning journeys of SuccessFactors Employee Central Module. I must say, it was an enriching experience and the perfectly articulated tutorials just made it so easy to understand the functionalities. I am so eager to attempt the certification exam and look forward to the certification voucher.

Many Thanks,

FarhaSAP Learning Journeys Completion.jpg

cblikeem
Discoverer

hello @David_Chaviano ,

SAP's digital skills initiative is truly commendable, and I want to express my sincere appreciation for their dedication to fostering a more inclusive and diverse workforce.

I can identify myself in following categories:

  • Women 
  • First generation college students

I have completed the course for ; "SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition implementation with SAP Activate"

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I'm excited to get a free certification because it will help me improve my skills in a constantly changing technology landscape. I'm thankful for this opportunity and eager to hear back from you.

best regards,

safwen_m
Newcomer

Hello David,

I am excited about the SAP Learning digital skills initiative. I believe that this initiative's support and resources can help me in my career.  I have successfully completed my PMP Certification, with many years is SAP Gigya product and now want to boost my career with SAP Digital Skills Initiatives.

All the best

gsravan-23
Discoverer

Hello @David_Chaviano

I am Sravana Kumar from India. I belong to a small town in India, I fall under the category of

  • People looking to switch their careers mid-life

I used to work in a video process which was shut down after incurring losses because of the impact of Covid,I want to change my career into ERP and cloud with SAP certification as it gives me more opportunities in ERP and Cloud . 

Please consider my request and give me an opportunity. Thank you

Regards

Sravan

 

 

nelly1972
Newcomer

Hello,

I am a Mechanical Engineer , occupied in the Aerospace Industry. I am interested in getting involved and learn the SAP technology, as it will give me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and upgrade my skills, enabling me to handle complicated production, technical and manufacturing issues in my work.

Thank you,

 

kalelvolos
Discoverer

Dear  @David_Chaviano ,

Thank you for letting us know about this program.

I am confident that this initiative by SAP Learning shall enhance the skills of the candidates who will be chosen. I am a Mechanical Engineering Graduate having more than 2 years of experience in the Aerospace Industry. In particular in the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering field. With successful participation in this program, I shall upgrade my skills and positively contribute to the organization.

My homeplace Volos has during the past days been hit by the greatest environmental catastrophe that has struck the area over the past 50 years. Four days of cataclysmic rain have lashed my hometown, triggering landslides, and road and bridge collapses, severing water supplies. Thus, having to support my family in several ways being chosen for this program will empower me both emotionally and professionally.

 I identify as a person in the following categories:

  • Family provider
  • People in remote or underserved locations that do not have access to the same economic opportunities as their more privileged counterparts 

I hope that you find me a suitable candidate for this program   

Being selected to join this initiative shall not only fulfill my aspirations but also enable me to contribute significantly to the organization's domain.

Thank you for considering my application.

Sincerely,
Ilias Bellas

rrayosdelsol
Explorer

I'm done with this 

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Is there anything that I missed for requesting an Exam Attempt, if there is please let me know. Thank You so much!

themisoikonomou
Newcomer

Dear @David_Chaviano,

thank you for this great opportunity that SAP gives to all people facing difficulties and wanting to step up in their lives.

For me, SAP is the perfect opportunity to change my career from logistics to the field of consulting and data analytics, as I've always wanted to do in my career life.

I am willing to spend the time and effort required for this SAP certification.

 

Regards,

Themis

ladoundi
Discoverer

Hello there,

I am really interested in participating in the digital skills initiative as a person looking to switch my career mid-life. I am 39 years old and currently working as a finance manager. My bachelor degree though, is in Informatics and I want to follow that path in my career, despite being a bit late.

 

Thanks for your consideration

Best regards

moussa_88
Newcomer

Hello,

I am Moussa, man from France.

I am interested by the SAP technologies and want to upskill myself.

chriszot
Newcomer

Hello David

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

I want to upskill myself in SAP technology and specific in HANA

Kind Regards

Christos

hrybanova_vika
Newcomer

Hi, I have interest in participating in the digital skills initiative. 

David_Chaviano
Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert

Hi All,

Invites have been sent out as of 08 Sept 2023! Thanks for those who checked in a shared details about their background.

@kalelvolos - Im very sorry to read about the flooding there! Please stay safe!

KaterynaVyt
Newcomer

Hello @David_Chaviano !
I'm interested in participating in the digital skills initiative.

I identify myself as a person in the below categories:

  • Military veterans spouse
  • Women
  • People looking to switch their careers mid-life

I'm willing to learn more about SAP!

Thank you!

Kateryna

thiennlt
Newcomer

Hello @David_Chaviano 

I'm very thankful for this information from you.

I am a newcomer who has transitioned from SysOps to learn more about SAP. I am really looking forward to gaining a deeper understanding of SAP and obtaining SAP certifications to better support my current job (SAP BASIS).

I hope for your and your team's assistance.

Monmao
Discoverer

Hi David,

I am at your category of 

  • People looking to switch their careers mid-life

Would you please to help provide a registration link with the digital skills initiative.

Now I am interested for SAP BTP (business-technology-platform)

1. SAP Integration Suite :  Leaning Journey :  "Developing with SAP Integration Suite"

which lead to certification : "SAP Certified Development Associate - SAP Integration Suite"

 

2. SAP ABAP   :  Need your guide for Free Learning Path until get a Free Certification : 

SAP Certified Development Specialist - ABAP for SAP HANA 2.0 2022

 

3. SAP Fiori : Need your guide for Free Learning Path until get a Free Certification : 

SAP Certified Development Associate - SAP Fiori Application Developer

 

Thank you for your good news with Digital Skills Initiative program

goulgeor
Newcomer

Hello @David_Chaviano !
I'm interested in participating in the digital skills initiative.

I identify myself as a person in the below categories:

  • Women

I have started and completed my learning journey for Developing with SAP Integration Suite.

I would be really appreciative and thankful if given the opportunity to get a voucher for the respective exam.

I'm willing to learn more about SAP and looking forward to pursuing a career related to SAP!

Thank you!

Georgia

KostantinosV
Newcomer

Hi, my name is Konstantinos and I live and work in Greece. I am really interested in learning SAP, because it will help me in my new carrier path as a data analyst.

Please include me in the digital skill initiative, I would like to take a certificate in "Exploring SAP Analytics Cloud". Thank you very much for the initiative, it is a great help for all of us that want to make a new start.

VassilisStaf
Newcomer

Hello,

My name is vassilis and I am from Greece,i have finished my studies in Panteion university of Athens and i am new to the work area,still looking for a good job and SAP would definitely help me in order to find a good one.

I hope I will be selected for the courses and pass all the tests.

Thank you in advise for the opportunity you offer to all of us in order to improve our knowledge.

Regards,Vassilis

abdulmunam
Newcomer

Hi @David_Chaviano 

 

Thanks for sharing the amazing program. 

As an experienced mid-level professional seeking a career transition into the technology field, I am highly motivated to pursue the SAP certification offered through the SAP Digital Initiative program. This opportunity holds immense significance for me, particularly given the limited access I currently have, both in terms of time and resources, at this stage in my career.

With prior experience as a user of SAP SuccessFactors and a successful track record in supporting the implementation of SAP SF Recruitment Module for two prominent organizations in Pakistan, I've witnessed firsthand the transformative power and potential of this platform. By obtaining the SAP certification, I aim to smoothly transition from the functional and operational aspects of the HR domain to the technical side. This certification will equip me with the necessary skills, credibility, and knowledge required for this major career shift.

Furthermore, this certification program shall allow me to deepen my expertise in SAP SuccessFactors, enabling me to assist companies more effectively in leveraging this powerful platform. It aligns perfectly with my aspirations to embark on a new career path, contribute my skills, and grow professionally. Ultimately, this initiative, provided free of charge, shall empower me to make a meaningful impact in my chosen field, facilitating both personal and professional growth while enabling companies to excel in their HR operations.

Spreadsheet
Newcomer

Hello David,

My name is Nick and I am interested in participating in the digital skills initiative.

Thank you in advance.

maxhelp
Discoverer

Hi David

My name is Imran I belong to a very weaker section of society which has almost no presence in the technology sector. Please enroll me for digital skill initiative. I have already completed the "Discovering End-to-End Business Processes for the Intelligent Enterprise" learning journey. Please see below my completion status.

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sachinvm07
Explorer
0 Kudos

Hi David, 

Thank you 

Zaglas
Newcomer

Hello @David_Chaviano 

I am in my middle 30s and I am interested and trying to switch job at this age, so it would be very nice offer to get a free access to Sap. 

Thank you in advance 

tieuthan
Explorer

Hi David,

My name is Mr. Thang from Viet Nam. I am working on MS dynamics and my company planned to implement SAP HANA. I am looking to gain SAP knowleadge to switch to SAP implementation & support. Then I think belong to group of:

    • People looking to switch their careers mid-life

With the digital skills initiative by SAP Learning, I hope that can get more SAP knowleadge for my SAP journey.

Thank you & best regards,

Thang.

vaggelis13
Discoverer

Hello!

I'm thrilled to announce my interest in participating in SAP's digital skills initiative as I embark on a career transition from teaching chemistry to becoming a Developer – Integration Specialist. This exciting opportunity aligns perfectly with my passion for technology and my dedication to lifelong learning. I believe my analytical skills and commitment to staying current with industry trends will make me a valuable asset in this program. SAP's renowned certification program is the ideal pathway for me to gain the skills needed for a successful transition into the tech world. I eagerly anticipate the chance to contribute to this initiative and expand my career horizons.

 

Thank you for this opportunity,

Vangelis Krokidis

linhhv1
Explorer

Linhhv1@me.com completed.png I have completed the learning journey of Explore Integrated Business Processes in SAP S/4HANA. I have registered for a free SAP Certification attempt from my account LinhHV1. Please inform me how to receive the free certification attempt.

thanos_1980
Discoverer

Hi @David_Chaviano

Good morning, my name is Thanasis Theoharis and I work in a large multinational company that uses SAP all the time. My employer decided to give me a position that I have been waiting for a long time where he knew others thinking that I am too old to master the knowledge. So I am also trying to train myself to be qualified to claim a better position in the company and break age stereotypes

Thank you for this opportunity and I hope you will take into consideration my application.

tasosdm80
Newcomer

Hi, i am trying to get into the data analyst world, 45 years old and based in Greece. I have basic knowldege in RDBs but not so much in SAP ERP thus its very difficult to me to land positionons in this area.

I would like to participate in the digital skills initiative and learn the basics of a Data Analyst working in SAP enviroment.

Thank you in advance for the support!

Xaris_Agg
Newcomer

Hello @David_Chaviano

I identify as a person in the below categories:

- People looking to switch their careers mid-life

I am a computer engineer and I am currently working in the sales department of a company. I am using SAP daily as an end-user and I would like to change my career to more technical role as a SAP specialist.

I'm excited about the SAP Learning digital skills initiative and I would like to thank you for the opportunity you offer to all of us to improve our knowledge.

 

 

vyvo20411
Newcomer

Hello @David_Chaviano 

I am currently a final year student at a university in Vietnam. Although I am a female student, I am planning to pursue a career in technology and I am learning about SAP.

Because I don't have economic conditions, I'm only learning about SAP knowledge without getting a certificate. While SAP Learning is having a digital skills initiative program, I would like to receive an opportunity to get a certificate in SAP to serve as a kick start for my career to develop.

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

Thanks and Best Regards!
Vy Vo

pale_lord
Newcomer

Hi David,

Thank you for this free course and certification. It is most welcome!

 

Kind regards,

Evan

nhat_nguyen
Newcomer

Hello @David_Chaviano,

Thank you for offering this wonderful opportunity. 

I am a woman from Vietnam and I am currently working in an environment that uses SAP.  I am interested in learning more about SAP and obtaining certification.

Thank you for your kind consideration.

Best regards,

lefandreadis
Newcomer

Hello @David_Chaviano 

I am Lefteris from Greece

I want to upskill myself in SAP technology and i would like to switch my carreer mid-life.

Thank you.

hal1979
Newcomer

Dear @David_Chaviano,

I am a banking professional who is looking to change his career midlife. I am counting 21 years in the industry in the branch network, and I am looking for skills and a certification that will help me stay relevant in the ever-changing business.

I have not yet decided exactly which course I will be taking, but I am leaning towards HCM, due to my extrovert character and experience in team management and coaching, as well as Data Analytics that will help me boost my management skills and decision making.

Since the vouchers are limited, being selected would be a first step for me toward that direction, and would make me happy🙂.

Thank you in advance.

Manos_Kyriakou
Newcomer

Hello @David_Chaviano

I identify as a person in the below categories:

- People looking to switch their careers mid-life

I have a degree in Automation Engineer but I have been working for several years in the e-commerce.
I had a small experience using SAP in the past but only now i realised the "power" that SAP can provide. 

I'm excited about the SAP Learning digital skills initiative and I would like to thank you for the opportunity you offer to all of us to improve our knowledge.

Kind regards,

Manos

leo_gr
Newcomer

Hi  @David_Chaviano!

My name is Leonidas, I am Undergraduate Student in Department of Economics.

It's with great joy I write to notify you of my interest in SAP digital skills. I think that any type of certifications are very acceptable in employment and useful tool in start of my career.

Thank you!

fuzzfoo
Newcomer

Hello,

 

This is a formal request to be considered for the digital skills initiative. Little about myself. I am an IT professional from Botswana looking to gain the skills to make the leap to SAP.

I am particularly interested in the:

SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition implementation with SAP Activate

thank you for your consideration.

ariadnegrev
Newcomer

Hello @David_Chaviano 

My name is Ariadne Grevenioti , I am from Greece and I fall in the category of women. I would love to be part of the digital skills initiative and to upskill myself in the SAP technology. I want the SAP certification so that I can have better job opportunities in tech industry and switch career as until now I am a master degree Historian but i am really keen on getting into the SAP Ecosystem.

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

 

ge0rgi0
Newcomer

Hello,

I would like to make a request for certification offered by the digital skills initiative. I live in Greece and consider myself eligible due to belonging in the following 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

Thank you in advance, George

Vanh
Newcomer

Hello,

I'm interested in this initiative and I'm identifying in switching career to SAP environment

yun_trinh_2023
Discoverer

Hi
I come from Vietnam, I am eager to learn more new technologies from SAP to serve my current job - bridge engineer providing solutions to customers.
SAP knowledge has previously been very difficult to access because it is a closed knowledge warehouse, however, I am very grateful for your company's efforts to open and share knowledge in this activity. I hope to gain more SAP knowledge and better serve my customers in the future.
I also look forward to participating in this initiative and hope that I can contribute my efforts in spreading knowledge to more people.
Regards