So basically I'm 29, working as a Windows Sys Admin, with about 6 years of experience mainly with Microsoft products - Hyper-V, Service Center family, etc. Now I'm bored and thinking to shift into SAP. Only experience with SAP I had couple years ago, while was running different types of simple transactions.
I don't want to be SAP developer or Business/Sales consultant. I'm thinking more technical, like SAP Basis or Functional Consultant. Given the fact, that I have no previous experience in any of it, I guess my starting point would be the Basis Consultant.
The question is where should I start from? What courses/books/etc. should I take or which certification should be my first? Etc, etc. Any pointers would be appreciated.