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Dear SAP Friends,

Welcome to another interesting topic SAP Ariba Certification.

In this blog, I will share my experience on how I became certified in Ariba.

So before going into my learning journey, previously I have written a blog on Ariba Introduction

Refer it https://blogs.sap.com/2019/11/24/sap-ariba-introduction/

So now let's start my learning journey.

Intrest towards ARIBA

I'm Having 8+ Years of Experience as on (27.11.2019) and most of it in SAP only.
worked in various HANA Implementation Projects, I am very interested in exploring new things and in that process only from PP/QM to SAP S/4 HANA Logistics Consultant I became and did Certification in Manufacturing, Procurement I'm 1st in the world to complete 1809 Version (on the same day of release I have completed) & Sales.

When I'm Exploring more about 1610 Innovations in Procurement that is the first time I came across the term ARIBA  SAP Ariba Sounded good and very Interesting.

I did a lot of Google and found small pieces of knowledge here and there, the more I gather knowledge it became more confusing. then my uncle saivallurupalli suggested SAP Learning Hub and helped with Connecting me to Experienced Ariba Consultants for clarifications which helped me a lot, Learning Hub it's the best platform to the people who are looking for good self-learning for all subjects related to SAP.

So I started my learning by self in the learning hub. Why I didn't go for some Trainer is because SAP Ariba is a new tool for Indians and very very limited scope available in India but in US & Europe it's having a lot of scopes and very old tool, That's the reason I didn't find a good trainer.

Studied for almost 1 and half years to do the certification 3 reasons

  1. Lack of System Access only theory knowledge
    I couldn't feel confident just with Theory knowledge as I'm more hands-on person

  2. Cloud version
    Every Quarter new version used to come and book version used to change

  3. Small Hesitation
    If I spend time on this will it help my career boost or not?

But one Fine day my Boss Mr Durgesh Verma gave me confidence on point 3 Then I accelerated things. and became Certified Ariba P2P.

Learning Journey

As mentioned earlier I prepared my self with the help of Learning Hub, So for those, how wanted to learn SAP Ariba hear are Tips / Steps

1. Open learning hub and select Learning Journey

2. In Learning Journey Search for which Ariba topic you want they are 10 topics choose carefully the area you are good at I selected Procurement as I'm good in it

select explore for consultant and then it will only tell where to start and what is learning steps in a detailed way, I feel more than this detail nowhere will find

Join Ariba Learning Room and listen to Live sessions / recorded sessions by Nancy Morin & Barbara Bullock for your very use full sessions

Do all step by step with 100% effort with no doubt you can become Certified.

People who are looking for live session from December 2019 training events are there join and make this useful

once you become Certified don't get relaxed as it's a cloud version every quarter new version will come and we need to upskill our selfs otherwise certificate will get expired.

To know more about Stay Current https://blogs.sap.com/2019/11/24/sap-stay-current/

To know more about SAP Learning Hub https://blogs.sap.com/2019/11/22/sap-learning-hub/

To know more about Learning Journey https://blogs.sap.com/2019/08/14/sap-learning-journey-overview/

To know more about SAP Certification https://blogs.sap.com/2019/11/20/sap-certification/

To know more about
I hope for those who are planning to do Ariba Certification and who are planning to start there career in Ariba for them what I explained will be useful


Please share, Like and Comment anything else you want to share or add points.

Thanks & Regards

Ruthvik Chowdary

SME – S/4 HANA Manufacturing & Procurement

SAP Ariba P2P