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Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert

Last month I hosted an SAP Community Call with SAP Mentor 6d9f6151cab240ba96d35adaaa5b4ca6 to share how SAP Learning is striving to better support your training needs.

There is more to come next month at our virtual SAP TechEd event on Nov. 16-18 – you can register here to get access enhanced SAP Learning Journeys and an exclusive SAP TechEd certification offer.

If you missed the Community Call, you can watch the replay here.

We talked a lot about how there is so much more we can do to give learning the attention it deserves and create opportunity for you through learning. I answered many of your questions live—and for the questions that we did not get to, I have prepared written responses below.

Questions & Answers:

What will be next for ?

  • At SAP TechEd on November 16, we’ll be unveiling a number of improvements. But progress is already well underway since the release at SAPPHIRE. Today, you can skill up deeply enough for an extension suite certification. In the coming months, we will continue to build out content to make it easier for SAP developers to drive progress for customers using our platform technologies across the stack.

What are the most important pieces of knowledge you think a software developer should pursue to be successful in the next couple of years?

  • Designing applications for Cloud is the headline. To do that means you need to know API management, build for resiliency, and understand how to build with a new level of data savviness. The way we customized systems in the 90s and early 2000s is not going to be the way we extend in the 2020s and 2030s.

Congratulations to over 5 Million OpenSAP course enrollments! With “Virtualize and Automate Your SAP Testing Using Int4 IFTT” you have a successful 3rd party OpenSAP course available, which was developed by michal.krawczyk2 an SAP Mentor Alumnus.   Are you expanding that offer to other partners?

  • We are considering it, yes. But in all transparency, our roadmap is focused right now on the modernization of a lot of our legacy learning content. We’re building tools that would make it possible to open up more participation in as we do this. I’m hopeful we’ll be able to make a dent in more ecosystem participation – but after this first step is taken.

I see the future of learning in Cohort-based learning. Will SAP be developing cohort-based learning offerings?

  • We totally believe in cohort-based learning. It’s part of the power of openSAP, of People to Work, and of SAP’s training centers. You always have to balance the needs of scale across our ecosystem with a desire for deep peer-based learning. The question isn’t will we leverage cohort-based learning, it is only a question of the role such learning will play.

What is the future of Circle Learning?

  • thomas.jenewein is running the first round of Circle Learning, together with DSAG, for a cohort of more than 250 participants. In this experiment all participants will learn the right skills for lifelong learning. The learning addresses both communities, internal learners and external customers and partners. The feedback that we collect during this first delivery will be collected, evaluated and considered for the evolution of the program.

Can SAP Learning offer a competence center remote access on a subscription basis?

  • That is a good question. Some of our team members have suggested something similar. I’m going to mention this came up and I’ll circle back.

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