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Please help choose SAP module - Fresher .

Former Member
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Hi team , I am planning to make my career in SAP and I have a Masters Degree in Computer Science  and have a Technical support experience and worked with various companies throughout my career in technical support field.Total technical support experience is 3+ years . I am planning to move into SAP Background and I am not interested in Coding.

Please suggest me which SAP module suits me in the future . I have done some research with SAP at my work place however I heard that SAP CRM requires MBA background and I do not have MBA degree, SAP BI BO is reporting tool and for SAP Basis I heard we should have some experience in Server field . I am really confused which one to take whether it is SAP BI/BO or SAP Basis and which will have better scope with career opportunities .

Few of my  current skill sets involved :

•Responsible for delivering support through telephone, email and registering all calls in ticketing tool.

•Providing online, on-site software and hardware support for employees with quick solutions.

•Providing support for VPN connectivity issues and troubleshooting network connectivity issues, Shared Drive Access.

•Experience in Using Active Directory: Resetting Users password, Account status, Permission rights of Mailbox, User profiles.

•Support in Outlook Troubleshooting : Configuring Email ,Creating archives, Setting up new profiles , Calendars ,Connectivity Issues ,Creating rule , PST,OST , Delegate and Permission Access , Access to Shared Mailbox , GAL,OWA,HTTP OVER RPC,  Mailbox Owner rights, Distribution lists(Static, Dynamic) ,Adding Columns , fields, Inbox Repair tool etc.

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Former Member
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Hi Shashank,

There are mainly two types of SAP consultants (Technical & Functional) Consultants. You don't need an engineering degree to go for any functional consulting role. You need to first determine what type of role are you interested (Technical or Functional). If you like technical work then you can explore modules such as (BASIS, BI/BW/BODC & SECURITY). Take sometime and first get info about the various sap modules and see which one you like

If you like Basis then you can start learning it even if you don't have any server support/implementation experience but make sure you find it interesting and check the job market for Basis. You can even explore Security coupled with SAP GRC as it is having lot of demand.

If you have any other question then feel free to ask.

Cheers,

Nagarajan Viswanathan

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Former Member
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Hi Shashank,

There are mainly two types of SAP consultants (Technical & Functional) Consultants. You don't need an engineering degree to go for any functional consulting role. You need to first determine what type of role are you interested (Technical or Functional). If you like technical work then you can explore modules such as (BASIS, BI/BW/BODC & SECURITY). Take sometime and first get info about the various sap modules and see which one you like

If you like Basis then you can start learning it even if you don't have any server support/implementation experience but make sure you find it interesting and check the job market for Basis. You can even explore Security coupled with SAP GRC as it is having lot of demand.

If you have any other question then feel free to ask.

Cheers,

Nagarajan Viswanathan

RamanKorrapati
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Hi,

Seems like your previous work environment was matches SAP Basis activity.

SAP basis - its purely back-end activities of SAP Any module. like assigning of required roles/access to respective environments(dev,qua and prod). Installation module related patches and integrating with other modules.

SAPBI/BO: For BI you don't need any background/dependence skills. you have PG, that's enough to go this module. its design kind tool. there is no coding part. its have 3 parts like design, loading data into targets form sap/non sap sources and finally one is reporting thru Bex tool.  Even BO also reporting tool. if you have BI, bit useful for BO. because BI is source for BO tool.

Even its depend on your interest. two of the modules are applicable for you. Final choice is yours.

Mean while you can check with your mates/known circles who are into the same field. that's also may be helpful.

Thanks

Former Member
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Thanks a lot for the replies .. !! Appreciated ..!!  Like you said I have done research on the SAP Modules and finally decided to go for SAP Basis which suits my current profile . I find it interesting and could you please recommend some training materials for the SAP Basis . Currently I am reading Book : BASIS ADMINISTRATION FOR SAP by Robert E. Parkinson,Kay Tailor, Victor Wood  and Johan Marneweck .

1) Please do help me with the GoodTraining materials or videos if available in any website for SAP Basis if you have any ..!!

2) Also I was told to do DB2 or Oracle Certification along with Basis Training . Which Data base  is recommended ? Will Oracle certification be more helpful for future orelse DB2 ?

As I have little knowledge on PL/SQL which I worked during my College days .. Shall I go for Oracle ?

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Hi Sg,

If your serach in google you may get good info form scn itself.

here are those. I think below links may clear some doubts.

http://scn.sap.com/thread/3184501

http://scn.sap.com/community/netweaver-administrator/blog/2010/05/11/back-to-basis

http://basissap.blogspot.in/2012/06/sap-basis-training.html

Thanks

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Hi Shashank,

I would say follow any one book and read it and finish it making sure you understood what it says.

1. Try to understand clearly the SAP Landscape and the different components with work together in a harmonized way.

2. Understand the different activities that an Basis Consultant has to do.

3. Find out the maintenance activities that are done by Basis Team, and the different architectures that are used by different companies. A good web search will get you a wealth of information which you need to understand.

4. It depends upon a company which database they are using or going to use, DB2 is from IBM and Oracle DB is a product of Oracle. PL/SQL is independent so it won't matter much which DB you are going to learn, try to learn and understand the DB concept, different components of a DB, all this will help you build a solid base. Keep reading the different documents/blogs/articles/Q&A posted by SCN Community members as they will give you deep information about the real time experience of SAP.

Good Luck.

Nagarajan Viswanathan

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Thanks a lot for taking time and replying to my post . Thank you for the link and it was helpful . As per my research I understood that we need to know the database concepts and I am planning to take oracle certification .

I am wanting to know which one to take:

  • Oracle Database 11g: Administration  certification
  • Oracle Database 10g: Administration  certification

and also I see that we should clear SQL Exam with certificate before I write Oracle Database exam . Is that correct ?

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Hi Shashank,

For the OCA certification the first paper is of SQL which all i.e. DBA and Developer both have to pass then you can decide the second paper (either DBA or Developer), since you are planning to go for BASIS then DBA would be the correct choice.

If you feel the response to your query was satisfactory then please rate it and close the post.

Keep up the reading and hard work without any second thoughts

Nagarajan Viswanathan

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Hello Sir,

Recently I completed my Sap Basis course & going for Sap Grc Security. But there is a confusion that whether should I understand the concept of Sap Security,because I am new in sap,and if we talk about the job point of view which is good  sap basis or sap security as a fresher?

Plz reply

sunil

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Hi Sunil,

In order to work successfully in SAP Security/GRC you should understand the concept of security very well. Role Based Access Control is used in SAP. You should get some good hands on experience in SAP security then go for GRC Access Control. As a fresher it would be little challenging in securing a job in security but with some experience and knowledge you can get more opportunities.

There are many documents posted in SCN, you can find them using the 'Search' option in SCN.

Cheers,

Nagarajan

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thanks ......for your reply ...........its really help me...

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You are welcome Sunil.

Cheers,

Nagarajan Viswanathan

Former Member
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Dear shashank,

I strongly recommend you to go for SAP BASIS because you have 3+ experience in technical side and have no interest in programming.

Merits

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* Good Salary

* Reputation

* Seems good scope in future

* Self Learning

Demerits

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* Very Difficult to get your first job

* Night work

* Needs atleast 2+ years to kick start your journey

Skills you can focuses inside sap basis, listing a few important ones

1)Sap abap and java adminstration

2)sap solution manager skills

3)sap security

4)sap database adminstration

5)unix linux and operating systems skills can add very well for your career growth in sap basis.

Book Recommeded (Beginner):

Sap Basis Administration Handbook,NetWeaver Edition  Ranjit Mereddy.

Website Recommeded (Beginner):

http://sapbasiskapilpatil.blogspot.in

http://www.saptraininghub.com

Advice:

Read as much as possible from internet,books etc


Go Ahead..All the best

NB: Am also a fresher in SAP BASIS

Former Member
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Hi Shashank,

Given that you are an MCA, Basis would be great for you. It is not all about coding. Basis Admins are in great demand. Even some elements of your workex you described above indicate you would find a fit there.

Regards,

Former Member
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Hi Shashank,

BASIS is a hot module in the market.

Regards,

Jose