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Additonal SAP skills

former_member208541
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Hi All,

I'am  an SAP SD consultant with experience of 8 yrs in SAP SD. My domain experience is also 8 yrs. So total experience is 16 yrs. The domain experience is in commercial field.Iam a commerce graduate with an MBA. Commercial experience means negotiating with vendors, preparing billing, liasioning with clients, preparing MIS reports, dealing with banks etc.

Now Iam looking to learn additional SAP skills. I want to do a full time course from SAP India or ATOS (formerly Siemens ). I will do the SAP course  by leaving my current job.

I need to know which SAP course should i go for? I have the following courses in mind.Leaving the job is my decision and i need your advice as to which  SAP course should I go for ! I know that i will be a fresher in the new module i do but I can always sell myself as an experienced SD consultant for getting  a job again.

I have one implementation, four roll outs and four support project experience as an SD consultant.

Prospective courses

SAP PS ( i have experience of SAP PS as a user only during my domain experience  but for 1 yr and did not do all the functionality of PS as a user and that was  around 12 yrs back  )

SAP CRM

SAP TM (transportation management )

IS-Utilites

IS-retail

SAP-GTS (it is just 3 day training and I think it will not suffice )

can someone guide me ?

regards

Sonu

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Lakshmipathi
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My sincere advice would be not to resign your current job.  There are institutes who conduct on-line courses and you can learn through that.

Coming to your query, since you are already a SD Consultant, I would recommend you to learn CRM which is very demanding.

G. Lakshmipathi

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Thanks Lakshmipathi,

Iam fed up of politics in my current org.And the job market is not good. That is why I was thinking about leaving and doing an academy course. By quitting i will get a job since i have experience but I know that i will loose out  on salary part !

Anyway , can you tell what is the  difference between  online SAP courses and SAP- e learning courses. If I decide not to quit, then I will like to do SAP academic stuff from the comfort of my home.

regards

sachin


former_member183879
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Hi,

I completely agree with Lakshmi's advice. You should never be leaving your job at this point of time to pursue something of your interest.

Please be in your job and then try to learn SAP.

Also in the meantime, try to increase your network in SAP field and try oppurtunities through those networks.

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Thanks Lakshmipathi,

Iam fed up of politics in my current org.And the job market is not good. That is why I was thinking about leaving and doing an academy course. By quitting i will get a job since i have experience but I know that i will loose out  on salary part !

Anyway , can you tell what is the  difference between  online SAP courses and SAP- e learning courses. If I decide not to quit, then I will like to do SAP academic stuff from the comfort of my home.

Iam from India

regards

sachin

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I agree with the other posters, it is inadvisable to quit your job before getting your new job. It is always best to use your current skills to migrate into your new one.

My other bit of advice is to thoroughly research all of the various areas you are considering on your own. SAP CRM is probably the most natural migration from SAP SD, but if you're leaving SAP SD because you want to get as far away from Sales as possible, then maybe one of the other specialties will be more suitable.

Please see the horror stories in the Blogs for folks interested in Certification or just in learning SAP functionality section of SAP Career Blog Links for more backup as to why quitting your job to get training rarely works out.

Hope this helps!

Best regards,

  --Tom