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Former Member
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Folks,

I have been working in SAP for last five years but in technical domain. For fortunately enough i have spent most of the time in FI/CO module . Since working constantly in this module i have gain considerable amount of knowledge in this area. Now I would like to give certification specifically in FI and I am walking in the dark. Can someone give me answer for this question related to FI certification that would be great.

1. What courses I need to study for FI Certification? I do have most of the material since my colleagues have attended lots of SAP courses but no one appeared for certification.

2. SAP emphasis on which area the most.

3. How many questions asked and how long the exam would be.

4. How difficult it would be for a technical person to complete this exam successfully?

Your answers will be greatly appreciated

Regards,

Nirad Pachchigar

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former_member182098
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1. What courses I need to study for FI Certification? I do have most of the material since my colleagues have attended lots of SAP courses but no one appeared for certification.

2. SAP emphasis on which area the most.

3. How many questions asked and how long the exam would be.

4. How difficult it would be for a technical person to complete this exam successfully?

Hello,

You can post certification related questions in SAP Certified Professionals Forum.

1. You need to read TFIN50 and TFIN52.

Please see the syllabus at www.sap.com/education

2. The emphasis is already given in the syllabus. Where there is +++ areas you need to concentrate more.

3. 80 questions 3 hours 70% pass mark. No negative marking. Hence answer guess all questions

4. It is not at all difficult exam, if you stick to your basics.

Regards,

Ravi

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Thank you so much sir.

former_member182098
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My sincere suggestion is you MUST go through the syllabus books ATLEAST

FIVE time before going to exam, religiously. Try to prepare notes out of each line.

The exam is not difficult but the wordings are tricky.

Use elimination approach to arrive at the right answers.

Please let me know if you need any further suggestion.

Regards,

Ravi

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These TFIN50 and TFIN52 are the syllabus books. moreover I heard about solution manager too which can be asked in the exam .Am I correct?

former_member182098
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Hello,

Relatively few questions may be asked. But, for that you can go through Solution Manager overview from SAP help. (implementation tools part)

Regards,

Ravi

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Dear Sir,

I cleared my SAP FI Certification last week from SIEMENS... and honestly follow your advice... what you mentioned in the above thread.

Thanks for your help......

Regards,

Mahendra Dev

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Hi Mr.Ravi,

I just completed my 25 days training at Genovate Bangalore on FI module and planning to take examination on 29th December 2009.

Can you please guide me about elimination approach to be adopted in the exam.

C.R.Srinath

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Hi Friends,

I am interested to take part in SAP FICO Certification and I worked on Implementation and support projects and i have hands on exposure.

I got TFIN50 & TFIN51, is this two material are enough to prepare for the exam?

Pls suggest me how can i write the certification.

vamsi

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Dear Mahendra,

Am also planning to take SAP FI Certification course from Siemens.So please can you help me out about the Institute,way of teaching,what is the course fees and duration, will they provide any placements after completion of course.

Reply on this will be highly appreciated.

Regards,

Ganga

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Dear Ravi,


I have gone through your posts and they provide very useful information. Hope you can clear my doubts regarding SAP FICO.


I have been working as a Software Developer(in F&A domain) for last 2.5 years. I want to become a SAP FICO Consultant.


My First doubt, is it possible to shift career from a developer to SAP FICO consultant?


I have gone thorough the FI content which contain GL,AP,AR..Fortunately i have fair knowledge about these processes since i am working in the related domain.I can put effort to get a considerable knowledge in these processes by contacting SMEs in these process in my workplace.


Can you please tell me how far this approach will help my goal?What are the things i need to concentrate on?


Your inputs will help me a lot.


Regards

Amaresh Murthiraju

former_member182098
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Hi Amaresh,


Good to know you. First of all you need to have a formal training. Then you will better understand SAP, then you need to have some practice on the system. It gives you enough confidence to attend interviews. If you are in India Certification is a difficult process. Once you get a job in a consulting company and worked there for two years, then you can go for certification without training.


Therefore, I would suggest you go for some formal training to start your SAP career.


All the best.


Kind Regards,

Ravi

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Hello Ravi,

I introduce myself as Divya Babu, an IT professional working Sony India Software. I have more than 8yrs of industry experience. I have done my MBA and my base degree is Bcom.

Recently I started doing my SAP FI certification course with an experienced consultant and also holder of SAP certification.

I come to know that candidates who are doing ceritification course with any SAP authorised center only is eligible for Exam.

Please let me know is this true or i can register for exam as soon as i finish my course.

Awaiting for your immediate and valuable response.

Regards

Divya

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Hi Divya,

If you are in India, you should have to attend training from SAP / Authorised Training center. Any other training will not be accepted. Alternatively, if you satisfy the requirement of sufficient SAP implementation experience, you may write the exam.

Please contact SAP Education to know further details.

This blog would be handy for you.

Regards,

Ravi

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hello sir,

i am going to appear in SAP HR-Certification this april kindly do you suggest me an online resource where i get maximum Q&A that are asked in Certification exam.

former_member182098
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Unfortunately, there are no such questions available. 🙂

The only best way is to read the SAP certification curriculum books for more than 5 times religiously, which would help to pass through the certification.

Kind Regards,

Ravi

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Hi Meena,

please do not ask for copyrighted materials as this violates SCN's terms & conditions. You can get training material from the SAP web shop (www.training.sap.com).

Thank you and good luck,

Joey

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Ravi Shankar,

You're a truly committed and knowledged person. A great resource to many here starting out in SAP. I am currently studying for FICO and hope to sit and pass this within a few months.

Wish me luck !!

Manish

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Hi Manish,

SAP FI certification is the most easiest one, provided, if you stick to your basics and fundamentals. I think should be able to pass with flying colours.

All the best.

Regards,

Ravi

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Ravi Shankar,

Thank you for the reply.

I'm currently on the second book, making notes and will review thereafter. My only issue is finding a job which is proving difficult.

Thank you for your support and advice.

Manish

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Manish,

Your current task is passing Certification, so please do not much worry about job. It is a different ball game.

Once you pass the Certification, then you can look into options of getting a decent job.

Kind Regards,

Ravi

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Ravi Shankar,

This is true however one is simply keeping an eye out for any job opportunities .. All of which require at least 5+ years experience.

Ideally looking for opportunities abroad, preferably within the UAE so let's see.

Thanks very much Ravi !!

Manish

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Hi Ravi Sir,

I would like say thanks to you for your diligent presence on portal to resolves the problems of folks who are willing to do career in SAP.

I have been  working in IBM on Mainframe Technology since APR2012. I am looking to change my career from Mainframe to SAP FICO taking training outside & go for certification but peoples(My best wishers) are saying me that it is difficult to change the domain now however i am ready to give my 100% for FICO so how will it be for me ..

if yes then shall i take training from non sap certified partner & study hard & go for certification.

Waiting for your valuable response hope which will me give clear idea to decide my aspiration

Thank You so much

Kind Regards,

Kiran Tate

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Hello Mr. Ravi,

I have done my MBA in Finance and have got 1 year work experience. I was in break for 6 years, to take care of my kid having medical problem. Now am interested to work again, am planning to do SAP HANA certification to upgrade my career profile to this present job nature. I am fresher to SAP, even if I do either SAP FI or SAP HANA both are new to me. Would you please suggest , which one is right for me?.

Your reply would be greatly appreciated and it means lot to me,

Thanks,

Mrs.SathyaSridhar

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former_member182098
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Hi Sathya,

I am not sure whether it would be a right move to directly jump into SAP HANA.

SAP HANA requires considerably good experience in database and data warehouse concepts. Unless you have good experience in these areas, SAP HANA would be little grey area for freshers.

The problem with SAP FI is that there are number of fresher particularly in this area. Once you completed the training, you find there are so many consultants around you looking for break. Then it depends on the country, demand-supply in that country and you other credentials would help you to break.

Please let us know if you have any specific questions.

Kind Regards,

Ravi

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Hello Mr.Ravi,

Thanks for the quick valuable response. I am studying the SAP HANA through Open SAP, So I can learn the foundations of HANA and its for free.

I am in South Africa,  SAP FI - I have to join the SAP E-learning.

1. Could you please share your words on e-learning?.

2. How should I prepare myself for the exam?

3. As a Fresher, What are the other things I should take into consideration to get a job?.

Thanks in advance for your time,

Kind Regards,

Sathya

former_member182098
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Hi Satya,

It is also a good idea to learn HANA fundamentals through Open SAP, this gives you good flavour of the capability of SAP HANA.

e-Learning is cost effective, you an learn on your own speed. However, you should keep yourself committed to the course. That is a big challenging. Other than that, it is the same course as class room. I am not sure about South Africa, whether training is mandatory for appearing Certification.

My suggestion is:

a) Daily spend 2 hours - 4 hours on reading the course materials.

b) SAP is not test of memory, but understanding the fundamentals

c) Read the curriculum books as many times as possible.

Following blogs would be handy for your questions:

I would advise you to have a close look at the blogs and articles in career / certification area, which should give quite a good amount of understanding on learning.

Kind Regards,

Ravi

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Hi Mr.Ravi,

Thank you for the valuable information and suggestions. Sure, I will keep in mind and follow the lines you have pointed.

Could you please confirm, whether training is mandatory to write my exam in South Africa?. It would be helpful for me?. I got all materials for the exam through my Friend from India.

Kind Regards,

Sathya

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Hi Sathya,

Kindly contact SAP Education, South Africa, they should be able to advise you.

Contact details are below:

https://training.sap.com/za/en/training-locations/za/johannesburg

Kind Regards,

Ravi

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Hi..Mr. Raj,

As i have read your mail, you have cleared certification for Siemens for SAP FI. I am currently working on SAP FI module, so on experience base i want to go for certification. Kindly help me to suggest or provide me Certification preparation material. My Email-id <<Moderator: Email address removed for privacy and security reasons>>

Regards,

Hardik

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Any major diff between TFIN_66 and TFIN_67?

paul_bakker2
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Yes - your certification in TFIN_67 will last much longer - before it is 'retired' by SAP.

Always go for the latest version.

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Harsha_Chande
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Before appearing for any certification in SAP, one should have profound knowledge on SAP domain with two or three modules ( MM, SD, CO,PP or FI).

It help us while doing integration. as the processes are linked with each other.

vijay3921
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Hi

I want to add with all comment that from where we can practice without any investment.

I searched this website, i tried and get succeed, i think any one who want to give sap exam, you should visit this website practice.

sapwithvijay.com

in this around 1000 question is available for free. it is sufficient for practice.

https://sapwithvijay.com/category/sap/sap-qa/

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former_member813518
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Hello Nirad Pachchigar,

Firstly, congratulations for investing these many years in SAP technical. Now coming to the point, I would like to suggest some better options for you:

1. You have to clear C_TS4FI_2020 or C_TS4FI_2021 exam to get certified in SAP FI module. As you must be having lots of experience in SAP FI, you no need to attend the full time coaching and spend lakhs of rupees. But, for guidance I would like to recommend you to follow www.gauravconsulting.com as this website will help you to complete this course with full guidance and in less period of time and money. Also you can look for youtube videos.

2. FI is one of the important module in SAP. In FI module, AR, AP, GL, AA carries the maximum weightage.

3. Total there are 80 questions with no negative marking. Passing marks are 65 percentage. The time limit for this exam is 3.00 hours. I am sure you will crack this exam with 90 percentage and plus.

4. A person from a technical background has no difficulty level. You can easily crack this exam.

Please contact me anytime if you have any issues, I will surely help you.

Thank you and All the best for your career.


Best Regards,

Gaurav Breed.

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Ravi Sir ,

Which one of these two course should I attend ?

SAP Certified Application Associate - Financial Accounting with SAP ERP 6.0 EHP5

SAP Certified Application Associate - Financial Accounting with ERP 6.0 EhP6

What is the difference between these two ?

Thank you for all the helpful answers in this thread .

Regards

RK

former_member182098
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Hi Rahul,

Please refer training.sap.com, you will find the syllabus and see the differences. EHP5 has 62 percent pass mark and EHP6 has 64 percent pass mark. In EHP5 there are some generic topics are also included in EHP6 purely it is Financial Accounting.

As there is no much difference between the pass percentage, you should go for the latest Certification, which is EHP6.

Hope this helps.

Kindest Regards,

Ravi

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Dear Ravi Sir. First of all thank you very much for your great blogs and advises on this forum . I'm currently working in A/P section FI module since 1.7 years and really interested to go more deeper and learn SAP . I would like to take FI & CO certification, &  have downloaded course from various sites . recently I contacted some individuals thru add for training and have luckily found one from India . is it vise to take training from them and study the course parallel and to get IDES access as well to practice more freely . what is the Certification process for FI & CO , can anyone please list me  the steps so I can follow . Thanks and appreciate your Swift reply. All the best . Hasnain.

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Dear Ravi Sir,

first of all thank you very much for your great blogs and advises to us . I'm currently working in A/P section FI module since 1.7 years and really interested to go more deeper and learn SAP . I would like to take FICO certification have downloaded course . recently I contacted some individuals thru add for training and have luckily found one from India . do you think is it good to take training from them and study the course parallel and to get IDES access as well to practice more freely . what is the Certification process for FICO , can you please list me down the steps so I can follow as you are already certified .

Thanks and appreciate your Swift reply.

All the best .

Hasnain.

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Hii !!!. well. i pass the test .

And now I'm Certificate. Now is in Pearson Vue is a enterprise for only test certification what work with SAP education here in Argentina. And i only can share with you how i made the certificate test. in Pearson Vue we can't bring nothing anything and either cellphone or tablet or books.

So when i finished the academy of SAP FI i studied the manuals TFIN50-1, TFIN50-2 and TFIN52. and i read many times and I underline the most important of the manuals could be questions of test and according to the things they told me at the academy.


Finally I studie for 5 months and later i take the test and pass.


And the work is big important to know sap in the area administration jobs. in the interviews the bosses you look different.


I desire you have a good test!


Succes!!


Pablo

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You can find sap ertification questions here. I prepared by it and passed

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Hello Ravi,

I am from a banking background and presently in united states , iam  undergoing  a SAP FI training online from india, i want to appear for FI certification here in united sates i have TFIN50(1&2) is that sufficient or in need to look out for some more resources, and also what is the time duration of complete FImodule  course , kindly advice

Also how much should be the preparation time for certification

thks

Anju.

former_member182098
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Hello Anju,

Please go through

https://training.sap.com

Then please search your certification with your certification book code, which gives you the curriculum.

Following blog from would be helpful to you.

The following blog would be handy for your certification.

Kind Regards,

Ravi

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thks ravi this will help

Former Member
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Sir,

I am persuing my MBA with Finance Major .Before MBA I have 3.5 years of IT experience (Not in SAP).So if I now persue a course in SAP FICO module does it help me in my future career ?

I need atleast crtification? so from where will you suggest me to do?how much cost it will required?

Does it really give me any edge?

waiting for your reply..

Regards

Debojyoti

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Hello Ravi

I am Shripad, working in Dubai in one of MNC.

We have recently implemented SAP in our Dubai and I was Budget to report lead and also a lead for AP and AR integrated points with Procure to Pay and Order to Cash respectively.

I would like to go for SAP FICO certification now in order to enhance my knowledge.

Would you advise me to go for a training and then for certification?

Thank you

Shripad

former_member182098
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Hello Shripad,

Please note now SAP FI and CO and two different certifications altogether. I would suggest you go for SAP FI.

You should have the formal training, then only you are advised to go for Certification. I do not know what is your level of knowledge in various areas, as this FI certification does not only cover AP AR but various other topics such as New GL, Asset Accounting, Solution Manager etc. Therefore, you should also be familiar with all those areas. If you have reasonably good understanding, then you can even read the available literature and appear directly for the certification. I think if you are in UAE you do not need to have pre-requisite of attending the training course. Please contact your local SAP Education in UAE.

Hope this helps.

All the best.

Kind Regards,

Ravi

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Thank you Ravi for your quick response and apologies for not providing enough background about myself.

I work as a Chief Accountant and have around 17 years of experience in Financial Accounting such as AR, AP, GL, Fixed Assets, Capital Planning, Inventory Management, Consolidation, Management reporting etc.

May I ask why I do you suggest I should do only FI and not CO?

Also, would you know which is the best institute in UAE I should go to for training?

Thank you for your support.

Best Regards

Shripad

former_member182098
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Hi Shripad,

Compared to FI, CO certification is difficult. I can understand from your experience that you have good business process knowledge. But, I am not sure whether it would suffice to clear the CO examination, as it would also test in the areas of configuration in product costing, CO-PA. Remaining other CO areas might not that configuration driven as they are more or less process driven areas. Usually, people go with FI certification, after having couple of years experience, they would tend to go for CO Certification.

There might be SAP / Authorised Training Centers in Dubai. But, they would be expensive. I have no idea about the local institutes in Dubai.

Hope this helps.

Kind Regards,

Ravi

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Thank you Ravi. That really helps

Best Regards

Shripad

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Hi Ravi

I m doing CO Certification training from atos which is earlier known as seimens. can you help me out which is the most important topic in CO and what is passing marks of CO certification.

and plz also specify the % portion of each book.

thanks

Sonam Jha

paul_bakker2
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Hi,

You can find all that information on the training.sap.com website. Search for 'CO Certification'.

They might even have sample questions for you!

cheers

Paul

former_member182098
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Hi Sonam,

Please refer the following search link:

https://training.sap.com/shop/sap-search?q=TFIN22

For curriculum please refer above link. I would personally go with less pass percentage certification to avoid risk. You will find +++ areas with more importance reading. However, you should not leave any chapter or neglect neglect any chapter. Read all books at least 5 times very religiously.

All the best.

Kind Regards,

Ravi

C_TFIN22_64 - 57%

C_TFIN22_65 - 65%

C_TFIN22_66 - 60%



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Hi Experts,

Greetings,

I totally agree with Mr. Ravi Sir and Mr. Paul that, if we are Certified it doesn't mean that we will get the job in SAP. We have to try a lot, as I am the best example where I was in to banking and finance with 10+ years of experience in Recoveries. I got my certification with 88% in FI and thought that I will get a job in SAP and resigned from my current job. But it is not so easy to get a job even you are Certified, most of the companies look for an experienced consultants with 2 -3 Life cycle implementations. Country like Dubai you are very less open to the End-user jobs.

I have only time till 16th Nov to stay in this country and trying all the possible options to move into SAP. But I lost hope and have a feeling that I have to get back into Banking for time being.

As Ravi Sir said if we stick to the basics and understand the concept it is easy to clear the exam. So please stick to your current job and then look for jobs in SAP.

Cheers

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Hi Venkatachalapathy sir,

I am also working in bank. Right now i am a teller in bank. My day to day  work is to collect and  check cash and make a deposit entry in customers a/c. other than that  i make some entries of Fund transfer, neft and rtgs, clearing, cash withdrawal etc. some times i check a/c opening form that's it!           

so basically i am not using any logic in this job, instead of that only managing the volumes. In whole day just making lot of entries. Now a days bank is expecting cross selling from operation staff. so for example if i make 100 entries in very less time with high speed without error and at the end of the day i have to update my sales report also. If sales is zero then senior using abuse words and threaten to sack from job.If some mistake happen in operations then "******" may you understand what i mean.In this job i am neither in operation nor in sales.

The job timing is 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM with 1/2 hr lunch break.there is lot of restriction on me, becoz i am single teller in branch no back up, Holding keys of branch so no unplanned leave. very strict dress code wearing tie, full slaves shirt etc.

I did my graduation in BSC(Computer science) and PG MBA(Finance). I don't have any core experience in accounting.I am in banking sector from last 3 years. Sir my math is also not that much strong. I just want to know that should i go for sap (fi) module. i am not afraid of long hours work and leaves. I just want to do some quality work not only stick to data entry job and sales job.

Dealing with sales is very difficult for me.that's why i explain my detail job profile above.      

Requesting you please suggest me, should i go for sap. is it possible for me to learn sap fi module. how is work life balance in this field. Is sap fi help me to grow i career as well as provide me better life compare to current job profile. What is scope for me to grow in this field, Please help me sir.      

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Hi Rahul,

As per my understanding you are a banker in teller department and with a target on sales. Today's industry if it is a target oriented job then I can understand how difficult it will be to achieve the desired target's due to vast competition in market.

Coming to choosing the course always our elders say that knowledge is wisdom, so anything that you study will repay you in the future. If you are having a plan to opt for moving in to SAP FICO don't be too nervous whether you will be able to learn the course properly. After your office hours or on week days attend the class with a good reputed institute and spend at least 2_3hour's daily for practising and exploring new things and learn the course. Once the course is finished start looking for jobs at end-user and prepare well for your certification exams. Keep on thing in mind that don't resign the job once you are done with the course. Keep looking for jobs In SAP FICO.

To learn the course of SAP FICO you don't need to be a master mathematics. You just need to have a basic knowledge of accounts and which is not at all difficult. There are few videos and blogs that are available on YouTube and other site's. Please go through it as well.

SAP is one of the best ERP's where most of the companies are preferring and moving into. So don't think that the career won't be good if you study SAP. Just to make it very clear no one is perfect and we all are learning something or the other everyday. Give a shot learn the course and I am sure you will come out with flying colors.

Wish you good luck and all the best for your future.

Regards

Venkat

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Thanks a lot sir for replying...Its really help me and also gives motivation to do sap.

I inquire in some sap institute which gives me training and after completion of certification they give me internship as well as project. But only condition is that they will pay me only after passing the certification, they also give me very less package as compare to current.  I am ok with less package but only question in my mind is that how difficult certification is? for that i will check some video on you tube as you suggested. After studying the basic and if it is understandable to me, then i will go for sap. while doing this i am planing to leave my current job.

to concentrate on studies.....Can i go with this option sir?

Former Member
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Hi Rahul,

It us good to know that you are interested in doing SAP. As I said there is no hard and fast rule, try to gather the information as much as you can from the website's with regards to the module and the training institute and then proceed further.

As far as I am aware there are jobs for freshers for an entry-level with a less package, but once you gain the experience with thorough knowledge, then you will have a bright future. SAP is an ocean and day by day there are new things that gets added. So you should learn and practice as much as you can, by understanding the basics.

With regards to the course, my personal advice is not to quit your current job. Try to manage with your current job and join the course and struggle for a month or two. After which take a leave for 10-15 days and prepare for your certification and give a shot.

Once you are done with your certification, start looking for job's through the institute which you discussed with and once you have the offer letter then leave the job.

Leaving the job at the moment to join the course, which I don't suggest.

Wish you good luck.

Cheers

Venkat

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Thanks a lot sir........

Former Member
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Hi All

I just passed my SAP FI Exam with 90% Marks

I just wanna know where i should try for job as i can move anywhere in north america or india.

Another thing i wanna know that should I go for CO also or I should try for job.

Thanks a Lot

paul_bakker2
Active Contributor
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Hi,


Congratulations - good score! But... do you have any actual SAP FI experience?

I don't think certification alone will get you a job.

cheers

Paul

Former Member
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Hello Tej,

First of all my hearty congrats to you.

I have few clatification oncertification, would you mind to share your email ID?

Waiting for your response.

Regards

Divya

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Hi Tejinder,

that is great indeed, but score by itself will not help you that much. I think it won't that much matter in your CV anyway. I found several advices while browsing the Internet and one of them is to create your online identity. Lots of people are missing this exact one thing. You should start a blog or write several blog posts here on SCN to be more recognizable. I think this can help you tremendously and the offers will come to you instead of you searching for them.

Regards,

Marc

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Marc,

I think this is great advice. Positive and potentially productive. I am a recent graduate of FICO gaining my certification in this module hasn't as yet helped in any way of landing a role in SAP but one continues to be persistent.

It is very difficult in pursuing a career in SAP, especially if you're starting out anew. It's hard and the constant knockbacks certainly deter you from applying for roles. Seeking a Greenfield type of project where I can gain valuable experience and further expand my knowledge is near enough impossible. Employers have spend a huge amount of money licensing SAP and spend even more implementing in their organisation. How can they validate employing a newbie or an individual with little or no experience ?

It is difficult as I said however, currently using all resources at hand such as LinkedIn etc, I hope to get a break however it's not easy and I'm not sure I will be able to.

Manish Parmar.

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Hi,

Don't forget to study Accounting 

Kind Regards

Krish Joy

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Hi Everybody

Can anybody help me by clarifying some doubts in me ?

1. I am a banker in middle management role with 9 years experience.

2. I am an MBA Specialised in Finance and Marketing

3. I am intersted to go for SAP FICO Course.How it will help me in enhancing my career?

4. I want to be a SAP FICO Consultant,what I need to proceed for that ?

5. Which is best institute to pursue the course/Training ?

6. Presently I am in a salary range of 13 lakhs PA ,whether this course will help me in value addition to my career and earning as well ?

I would sincerely request to help me in solving these doubts which are in my mind please.

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Hi Everyone

I am Rahul ..am working in Bank as a teller from last 4 years. i completed my graduation in BSC (computer science) then did MBA (Finance). I don't having core accounting knowledge and experience. I am planning to switch from banking to  SAP. Thinking to do certification in SAP FI / CO.

Is it helpful for career growth? Will my banking experience help me to get job in SAP.

Please suggest me which course should i do and from which institute?

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Hello Ravi Shankar,

I am a MBA Finance passout from 2013 batch. I have a 1 year experience in Private equity and Venture capital domain. My work experience falls under KPO domain. I want to do SAP FI now. Can U guide me with Ur insights on how to go through this, Bcoz I am sure that it ll be difficult to get a consultant job after passing my SAP FI module.

I am ready to devote next 6 months for preparation, examination and job interviews, But I can't leave my current job till the time I get next job. I ll handle learning and job both for 6months.

My educational background is:

B.E. (E&TC) - 2011

MBA (Finance) - 2013

Job exp: 1 year (KPO domain)

Please guide.

Thanks,

Chinmay

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Thats a good decision.

Do not leave your current job. Join OLT course with SAP. This allows you to learn on your own time.

Look the offerings at

training.sap.com

For further details contact SAP Education.

Market is competitive, not easy to get a job for fresher. At the same time it is not impossible.

Persistence is the key.

All the best.

Kind Regards,

Ravi

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Hi

I am Sandeep Prasad. I am having 5 years of retail banking experience and after that I have done my MBA in energy and infrastructure currently working in power sector domain from past 2 years involved in commercial activity related to regulatory affairs billing etc. I am very much interested in SAP FICO module please suggest whether i should go for the course or not.

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Sandeep,

I think it's always advisable and advantageous to do the course in any module. You will gain actual application experience and knowledge. The certification further cements this.

Thanks kindly,

Manish Parmar

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Hi,

           I'm doing SAP FI/CO module in un-authorized institute....it raises any problems.....Next want do certification in FI.....My friends said go to Dubai its very easy.

    My doubt is Certification  in dubai is Right Decision Or Not?

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Thanks Guys,

Ravi- u said 'it does really matter'- does it mean, i shud read the new 2009 edition books?

do they have more information (related to current certification) than the old 2006 version?

former_member182098
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If you get 2009 that is a bonus, otherwise, 2006 should be well enough as 2009.

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Thanks Ravi

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Hi Ravi,

i am giving my fico certification next week- i have been reading books Tfin50- 1 and 2, Tfin52- 1 and 2 (2006 edition)

but i recently came to know that there is a new edition (2009) released and we have to read that and also solution manager book sm001?.

i dont have much time to refer to the latest version now as i am running short of time.

kindly advise if there is a problem to give certification with old books?

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Hello Abhi to quick response please close this thread and open a new discussion to your query

former_member182098
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It does really matter, as long as your basics are good.

Trust me FI exam is the most easiest exam, you should pass not less than 90 percent.

All the best.

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dear sir

i like to do sap if i got one year exp in company so sap certification exam is rs.33000?

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Hi Ravi,

This is Abi.

I did the classroom session for SAP FI training and gave the exam back in 2008. I got 67.some%.

Since I did not clear the exam as passing bar was at 70% I couldn't get jobs into SAP. Since I had to

support the family after such an expense incurred, I took up different jobs till date. I changed from Customer Service to I.T support to event management to Recruitment and currently I am working in the H.R field.

Odd jobs, different domains, it was all jumbled. I am back in my independent financial stability and I always wanted to get into the finance and accounting field so I want that now. But since pay scales were too damn low, I preferred other domains back then, which paid me better on my interpersonal and communication skills.

I still havn't recieved my attempt certificate from the place where I did my certification from (Genovate Mumbai) and don't know if it matters after all these years.

I want to get back in the field which interests me. I've always been an B+ grade scoring student in financial papers in college. Other papers I did decent too.

The point is, I need some guidence from someone who knows the industry. I haven't had any proper guidance so I went where ever I saw good money.

I am 29 now and If you could guide me from the information above for my next POA, i'd be more than delighted this Diwali.

Do let me know. I am eagerly awaiting for a breakthrough.

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It is better to go to SAP Academy 4 weeks of training, all SAP FI module its cost is 13000 eur. then a certification test its cost it 300 EUR

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To start SAP Training with 13,000 EUR is a difficult start considering the amount involved. I myself spent more than 40,000 GBP for SAP Education. So, I clearly know the importance of money. I really do not know your background to comment upon. But, definitely, I should say it would be a heavy investment, unless this is being paid / sponsored by your Company. There is no guarantee that you would get a decent job after you completing your course. Attending the course does not guarantee you to pass the exam (though decent number of people clear the certification)

If you are talking about EUR mean you are somewhere in the European Union, where you can simply register and write the examination. I would suggest you prepare for the examination on your with a guidance from your relative / friend. I sincerely suggest not to pay (waste) 13,000 EUR just for basic FI training.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best Regards,

Ravi

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Please do you know what the current passing score for SAP HCM??

Regards

Latunde

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I am really not sure about the pass percentage. We should not really bothered much about the things which are really not in our control. They should not be in anyway affect our preparation.

Best Regards,

Ravi

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Dear Ravi,

I m 32 year old finance professional having icwai with 7 years exp in finance domain (banking and APayables) currently working in psu and looking for an avenue to join as sap consultant.

Is this a right time to join for?

how does and where does this new career shift lead us to?

what sacrifices i may have to undergo if i want to take up this sap fico?

i may not be able to take up the classroom trainings, then what source of trainings can i can pursue?

What way can i enter this new industry and through what souces?

Can anyone help me in replying to the above questions?/

Thanks in advance....

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Hi Prakash,

Some of your questions are addressed by the following blogs:

Looking at your professional qualifications and experience, it looks you have decent background. I do not think 32 years is too late. Probably, this is the right time rather than making too late to shift into SAP. You may initially be given Junior Consultant / Consultant type of roles. The sacrifice is time, effort, money. You need to be trained on SAP FICO. You have the option of e-learning with SAP. This is considered to be less expensive when compared with your class room training. You can take up the courses on your own and go for a certification. Please note that certification is not guarantee paper for your job. It all depends on how you demonstrate your knowledge, skills, competencies, calibre and abilities in the interview.

First assignment would always be challenging. Particularly, for FICO, there is lot of competition, unless you have good knowledge in niche areas like New GL, FI-AA, CO-PC, CO-PA, FSCM etc. it is definitely not easy to break into the market. I do not much bother about where my SAP education will take me to, however, I would put my complete efforts to learn the knowledge. Rest of the things will follow you.

All the best.

Regards,

Ravi