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SAP FI module..... to do or not to do?

Former Member
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Hi

I have done B.com and
MBA  (finance) as post-graduation,
currently I’m working with 1 MNC it is kind of KPO in Pune. My profile is
investment accountant which has provided me good knowledge of financial market and
accounting as well. So that I can say I have good domain knowledge.

Now I’m seriously thinking about SAP (FI module) as my
future career,

Because I’m not sure
about growth in remuneration in my current job profile,  how it is feasible for me to get a job after certification?
As I have heard many freshers  facing
problem to get job in SAP FI module.  But
few days ago my 1 junior colleague has done SAP certification and got JOB as
well and that inspires me a lot.

Please advise…!

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Former Member
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Hi Manoj,

In my experience if you have functional experience go ahead and learn SAP without any thinking. As there are more number of jobs are available for all the module across the world. Even though you have basics skills you can develop once you get your first job.

Happy learning and welcome to SAP.

Thanks

Simbhu

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Former Member
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Hi Manoj,

In my experience if you have functional experience go ahead and learn SAP without any thinking. As there are more number of jobs are available for all the module across the world. Even though you have basics skills you can develop once you get your first job.

Happy learning and welcome to SAP.

Thanks

Simbhu

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Hi Simbhu

Thanks for encouragement, actually I was taking time to
think because of cost involved in this certification, and if I want to do this dedicatedly
then I have to leave my current job.

And by reading many peoples reviews it seems difficult to
get job in SAP as fresher.

Any ways thanks for suggestion.

Lakshmipathi
Active Contributor
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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 and also there are week-end classes.  So choose either of these and learn sincerely.

To become a SAP consultant, you should know the configuration part and for that, you need a lot of practice.  So keep practicing daily atleast  4 - 5 hours for couple of months.  Then you can float your profile in the market and try to get entry in SAP world. 

G. Lakshmipathi

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Respected ,

I do accept your words .One thing I want to ask is I am sitting in a utility industry where SD part is not much that to of order related billing.

Is experience or knowledge counts more in the field of SAP.

Regards

John

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If you feel that in your current project, there is not much tickets for SD, then you can think of some alternate project / employer.  Experience and knowledge will give results only if you handle issues independently and catch the attention of your employers .  Otherwise, whatever knowledge you have, if you are sitting idle, then there is no point in continuing there.

G. Lakshmipathi

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Respected ,

I feel that if am able to answer the discussion which are posted in SCN which feels me that I am on a better position .Do a consultant get a job which has a experience of 18 months in SD.

Regards

John

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Though there is still a long way to go since you have hardly 18 months SD experience but yes, there are more chances to get a job.  In fact, getting a job is not at all difficult but what matters is how you perform during interview

G. Lakshmipathi

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Respected ,

As per suggestion if I leave my present  job do I get  job of SD at present scenario with 18 months experience.

Regards

John

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Keep trying and once you get offer in hand, then leave the current job.

G. Lakshmipathi

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Respected ,

I offenly listen that consultant who are certified have more weightage than a experience of 2 yrs non certified consultant in the market.

Regards

john

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I always prefer consultants (not certified) who have fair knowledge in SD process than certified consultants without knowing the SD process so that my job will become easier to delegate.  So as I said earlier, keep practicing daily, sincerely and learn couple of SD process, if not all.  Having said this, do some test scenario for factory sales, STO and exports.  Ignore other processes like Rebate, Credit Management. 

You decide which area you are more interested in and accordingly concentrate on that area and try to gain more knowledge in that area.  By doing so, I am sure, you can crack the interview hurdles and get an offer.

G. Lakshmipathi

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Respected ,

Thanks for your support .You just boost up my day through these lines .Oh I just forgotten to say HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013 .

Thanks and Regards

John

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Experience is most important, always. If two folks are applying for the same positions with the *same* experience, then the certification will normally tip the offer to the one who is both experienced and certified. I used to be the technical interviewer for a large number of the technical applicants for SAP America for a number of years. I can tell you that certification alone would never fly.

Major amount of experience (5+ years) > Experience (3 to 5 years) + cert  >> experience only (3 to 5 years) >> ugrad + MBA + no exp >>> experience only (0 to 3 years)   >> very impressive undergraduate credentials with significant internship or interesting school projects  >>>> cert only + average undergrad credentials

In my discussions with other folks this seems to be generally true.

Hope this helps!

Best regards,

  --Tom

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G Lakshmipathi,

Thank you for your post!

Could you please give some tips on how (what all) to learn during learning SD processes?

E.g. while learning Factory sales, focus on Output determination etc.

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John,

Which all areas / topics in SD do you touch in your day job? and in your self-preparation (in your own time)?

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

Hi T W,

At present I am in  a utility industry where SD part  is very less .Reason to implement SD is to bill the consumer from SD(order related billing) not from ISU billing .I had undergone 200hrs of traning on order fulfillment 1 &2 ,so I am in daily touch with my books as such in my company SD role is just like a role of an ant on the earth  .

Regards

john

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John,

If you get time, then increase your participation in SD forums.

Involve (read, post) in threads which are related to different SD topics. When involving in threads, go through the related SAP theory, practice in IDES.

This would help in your interview preparation too.

Added: This link might help

http://scn.sap.com/thread/3224405

Message was edited by: T W

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Respected T W,

I do participate in SD forums that the only way to be in touch with SAP world.

Regards

John