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Former Member
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Hi, I am a 35 yrs old commerce graduate with 12 yrs of work experience (first 5 yrs in Accounts & Admin. section of a coaching firm and next 7 years in KPO, mainly into Financial operations - Reconciliation), regarding my family background I am married and have a kid of 3 yrs old.

As a challenging, logical and creative work environment I am looking forward to SAP as a career for rest of my life, as the present job is very monotonous, having odd working hours and leave a person without any specific skill set, the only satisfactory thing is salary.

Can anybody, please guide me about the risk & opportunities associated with this career with reference to my present condition, as from many chats I learnt that one should go for a SAP end user job before going for a certification?  Thanks in advance !!!

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ravi_ekambaram
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Hi Ashish,

Good to hear that you want to pursue your career in SAP.. Its an welcome move.

Considering your quoted background about family, as Dev said, it is a known risk coming out of an existing job..

I would suggest you 2 options:

1) Smarter move could be to find out an good institute for SAP training and get trained in a course that suits your experience(May be SAP Financials or Controlling) in the weekends or by taking leave.

It may hard but its worth it.

Get Certified and wait for the right opportunity.

2) The other option could be to search for an organisation where SAP is used as an ERP and move to that organisation. Get to know about SAP..work with SAP and then you can adapt option 1.

Both are equally good and it depends on you to choose one of them.

All the Best!

With warm regards,

Ravi

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former_member183424
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Hello

Former Member
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Better  Dont resign  your  job  and  take  a  training  from  reputed  institute .

FI Module  will  be  suitable  by  seeing your  background.

Once  you  are  perfect in  FI  module and  got  100 %  confirm  then  only apply  for  the  jobs for  the  SAP  FI Module .

ravi_ekambaram
Active Contributor
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Hi Ashish,

Good to hear that you want to pursue your career in SAP.. Its an welcome move.

Considering your quoted background about family, as Dev said, it is a known risk coming out of an existing job..

I would suggest you 2 options:

1) Smarter move could be to find out an good institute for SAP training and get trained in a course that suits your experience(May be SAP Financials or Controlling) in the weekends or by taking leave.

It may hard but its worth it.

Get Certified and wait for the right opportunity.

2) The other option could be to search for an organisation where SAP is used as an ERP and move to that organisation. Get to know about SAP..work with SAP and then you can adapt option 1.

Both are equally good and it depends on you to choose one of them.

All the Best!

With warm regards,

Ravi

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Dev, Anil and Ravi, Thanks a lot to you all for genuine and friendly advice. I would start hunting for SAP end user jobs as I think this would be a safe way to enter this great world, however I am equally worried about the SAP future. Would it be a demanding and top ERP application for future as well?

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Hi Ashish,

Since you have chosen your bright futured career. . No need to worry too much on that.

SAP is the most chosen ERP in the world.

former_member183424
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If you choose SAP, then it will be very good.

SAP is no. 1 ERP package in whole world. If you enter SAP world, it will be very good for your future. But I am worried about that, at the initial time you have to suffer a lot. As an end user your initial salary will be very much low than now. But if you learn SAP, then after 2-3 years when you become a consultant, then your salary package will increase...

Best of Luck for your carrer..