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How did you get your start in SAP?

Former Member

Ideally I think I would do this as a poll, but since I'm new to SCN blogging, this will have to do. This post is intended to capture information in it's most compressed form. I have another post for collecting stories. Please check that one out as well!

In this post I'm looking for your abbreviated path to SAP.

Typical path

Bachelor's --> Master's --> Entry Level Job ( 2 years) --> Entry Level SAP job ( 2 years) --> SAP Support Job (2 years, started 2010) --> Trained by company --> SAP Certification --> Hired! (2012) --> SAP Consultant

Other path examples

Bachelor's -->  Entry Level Job (4 years) --> Entry Level SAP job (3 years) --> SAP Support Job (2 years, started 2010) --> Trained by company --> SAP Certification --> Hired! (2012) --> SAP Consultant

Bachelor's --> Master's --> Entry Level Job ( 2 years) --> Earned CPA --> Entry Level SAP job ( 4 years) --> SAP Support Job (1 years, started 2010) --> Paid for my own training nights/weekends --> SAP Certification --> Hired! (2012) --> SAP Consultant

Entry Level Job ( 4 years) --> Various jobs with same company increasing responsibility (16 years) --> SME on SAP project initial install (2 years, started 2008) --> SAP Support Job (2 years, started 2010) --> Trained by company --> not SAP Certified

My path

Bachelor's --> Master's --> Entry Level Job (4 years) --> Hired! (1998)  --> Junior SAP Consultant  --> SAP Certification (1999,2004,2010)

What was your path?

Don't forget to tell your story in detail if you like!

Best regards,

  --Tom

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Pazahanick_Jarr
Active Contributor

Hi Thomas

Great idea and mine is Bachelor (Major in Marketing) ->Grocery Business (7 years) ->SAP Consulting (14 years)

Wasn't sure how to put it but I took 5 weeks of SAP training and got certified as soon as I joined the SAP Consulting company in 1998.

All in all it is pretty obvious I took a non-standard way to SAP (ie Marketing/Grocery)

Thanks,

Jarret

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Good day,

my patch:

from year 2000 to now geek as hobby --> high school humanities (2004) --> Expedition leader of building hardware non SAP (3years) --> store keeper non SAP (1year) --> Operations officer non SAP (3years) --> IT technician non SAP = geek hobby changed to work (5years) --> SAP basis consultant (2016) --> after few years as SBC I hope in certification

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former_member183707
Participant
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Hello All,

My Path is simple.

Degree(BE {CSE})  ----> Hired as SEO analysts (8 months) ---> resign this job. -----> SAP Basis consultant in cognizant (2 year 3 months...and continues.. )..

Don't know what next but am happy in SAP. learning new things daily and challenging what I expect  like that .

nice to feel all your story.

Best Regards,

Nilesh Vangujar

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Hey,Nilesh

How did you get in Cognizant.

Really helpless now..

I am coming from same background exactly like you.

Just like you i also got placed for digital marketing..

but i didnt go for that job.Took SAP abap training.

But How can i get into a company,for expereince!!?

Please help me!!!

Thankyou

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Hi Nadim,

I placed in cognizant as fresher.

In my advise you should take some patience and attend the interviews. and don't loose the hope.

And without hard work nothing will work.

if you are fresher then attend off campus interviews for MNC but they also have there own criteria. hope so you meet respective criteria for MNC's.

everyone facing such condition  at least once in life, but those are stay strong and have faith in them those will won. so don't loose hope.

I was joined SEO job for just to support myself financially and it was recession time.  but after 7-8 month again interview started so I quit job and prepared for off campus interviews.

what I did job as SEO analysts it's good experience for me to know how things work in digital marketing and all websites how they increase there visitor on there sites and earning money through that.

nothing waste in life. but doing course it's very less chance to get job in sap for fresher's.

Br,

Nilesh

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Hi Thomas,

Kindly guide me how can I start my career in SAP PP.

I did my engineering in Textile Technology, I have over 6 years of core manufacturing experience.

Now I am working as a Functional consultant(Mfg) for a different global ERP. In this ERP I had done one Roll-out implementation and currently doing an implementation project for a large Textile Company. But, unfortunately I dont like the product. Because nothing is like SAP.

I had related SAP experience of 4 years as Super User.

Please guide me.

roshan89
Participant
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Hi Thomas,

For me it was like Bachelors -> Masters -> Entry Level Job, internally trained in SAP Functional Module (Support Role) Total Work Exp. = 1 year

Ashokv
Explorer
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Hi,

My Path :

Bachelor's --> Entry Level Job (Production Domain - 3 Years) --> Advanced Computing Course ---> Entry Level Job ( Programmer - 2 Years) ---> Master's ---> Entry Level Job ( SAP Techno Functional - 2 Years) ---> SAP ABAP Consultant(2 Years) --> Senior SAP ABAP Consultant(2 Years) --> Senior System Analyst(2 Years) --> Team Lead/Associate Manager ABAP(4 Years).

matt
Active Contributor
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Just wondering - do you still program? It's fairly uncommon to find a developer with ten years experience.

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How so? I have almost 10 years and still develop (I do not think so rare) HAHA

matt
Active Contributor
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Well, I know quite a few people with 15+ experience. But the majority of ABAPpers I interact with (usually offshore) rarely have more than a couple of years.

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Well, I am the youngest developer in the team with almost 11 yrs experience

matt
Active Contributor
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Glad to hear it. Newbie.

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Yes.. Feeling happy to have this opportunity.

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Hi

My Path: Btech(4 years in Information Technology)

Turned up to Java intrest on it done( OCJP Certified)

But I went to ERP side (SAP)

2 years of experience on (Ramco on Demand ERP) and 2 years on (SAP BIBW/BIBO) - Current

Former Member
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Hi,

I had some questions concerning my career path and I have no idea where to raise them.So I am posting here.If i am breaking any guidelines, please ignore the post.

I have 4yrs experience with SAP support and testing. But I moved out of SAP 2 years back as I got an opportunity to work for a small startup building ERPs for schools,hospitals etc.I am currently working as a Project Coordinator for this organization at a school in Abu Dhabi.

Now, I feel that my career has come at a standstill and I am not sure how to move forward.

I wanted to understand if I still have options of getting back into SAP as a functional consultant or a Business Analyst.

Kindly help me evaluate my options and please guide me in moving forward from here.

matt
Active Contributor
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I had some questions concerning my career path and I have no idea where to raise them.So I am posting here.If i am breaking any guidelines, please ignore the post.


Well, the obvious guidelines you are breaking are going off topic and hijacking a discussion to ask your own question - both of these things are frowned on on most internet forums.

You should create your own question in this space. Click on and then click on "start a discussion"



sureshtcs
Explorer
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Dear Consultants,

I did my MBA on 2008. Worked in a investment banking for 5.2 years. then worked in Financial planning jobs for another 2.5 years. Meanwhile i completed SAP training and tried in companies. Even though fresher opportunity is very less, i did not stop trying. I worked as quality analyst in a IT company. After 5 years long years trying, Finally i grab an wonderful opportunity and currently working as SAP FICO Consultant,.....
We should not stop trying until we get,.....

ehsanul
Explorer
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Bachelors in Engineering (Industrial & Production Engineering) -> Industrial Engineer-Production (Non SAP) 2017-> Hired as Business Technology Analyst 2019 -> PM Certification at 11th month 2020 -> PP certification at 18th month 2021 -> Hired as consultant with a job switch 2021

pbist0103
Participant

School >> Engineering College >> Landed a job with an Indian IT company and started with ABAP