Quality is the mantra of every age and every field. Education is not an exception to this rule. Though SAP has insisted the monopoly of the education to certain extent, it is unlikely or impossible to prevent the unauthorised training centers that exist in the market. They are still competing with SAP Auhthorised Training Centers, in few cases they are even succeeding and delivering better education than SAP ATCs. By saying this, I am not encouraging those institutes, but this is the reality in certain cases. People realised that it is not the name they are looking for, they are looking for quality and not bothered much whether it is SAP ATC or Unauthorised or On-line training. I have attended fair amount of training sessions with different SAP Authorised Training Centers in India. I do not say that all the training institutes are bad or all the instructors are bad. At some places trainings are good but facilities are bad, some places facilities good but lot of connectivity issues and training problems, some places everything is pathetic. I am not attempting this blog to criticize some institutions, but just to point out how they have miserably failed to provide the quality education for the money they have charged. SAP is also at fault to some extent by just giving them the status of Education Partner, however, in my opinion, they have failed to take any drastic steps in monitoring the quality standards maintained by these so called Authorised Training Centers. I have had fair amount of experience with these Institutes by paying enormous amount of money at their door steps and listen active and passive voice readings from the instructors. Some of the instructors were simply reading the text of the material from top to bottom and bottom to top. One way your heart is filled with lot of pain, but the other way you are in such a helplessness, you cannot even cry, except a mad laugh.

Before joining the course, you will be respected like maharaja, as soon as you have paid the amount, the total tone will be changed. I am not saying all the institutes are bad, but, more or less you will see the similar situation. Sometimes, you do feel that you are far better than the instructors and you should be able to teach them. Unfortunately, the managements have utterly failed to look into the area of opportunity for improvement and continued with their arrogant style of answers. Every minute is blown off with dollars, pounds, euros, rupees or £$&*0 etc., they should maintain the same quality when delivering their commitment. After spending large amount on these SAP ATC training sessions, I could regrettably say that none of these ATCs from these Education Partners have provided the printed copy of SAP curriculum materials, always they have provided the cheap quality photo copies of the materials. By looking at the pages, some the graphs are not even visible and you only need to visualise what could have been there in the graph. (By this way they are indirectly helping you to improve your creativity style ) I would wonder whether SAP would ever look into these kind of issues or their responsibility is over when they have given the Education Partner status to these Institutes.

I have had my own amount of surprises when I reach the training center on a first day, they have postphoned the course by another two days. They said trainer is not at all well so another two days it will take to recover. At initial stage, you need to believe all these stores, as you would scold your fate. This is particularly painful when you came from a different city and staying in a hotel, then the hotel bills will be increased to that extent. However, you will realise that something is messy and going in wrong direction on the day 1 class. In one of the class, there were 6 people and everybody has paid huge amounts of money out of their own pocket, except one lucky guy, who has been sponsored for three days part course. By the afternoon, people are getting shocks and evening some people are already started crying. Everybody has more than 10+ years of solid SAP experience and not even able to digest what is going on. At the end of the day, the participants are teaching the tutor.

Mostly when it comes to server connection relating to new dimension products, it is always horrendous. You came for three days course and within three days, you do not even see the system and the course is over and they have charged you with enormous money . They will try to provide with some good food in lunch hours. They should concentrate on providing quality education rather than providing the quality food. Every time they used to blame either SAP servers or connectivity or infrastructure. When you paid huge amount of money, you cannot afford to listen their excuses. If you complain the center head regarding the poor quality of the trainers, they have arranged with another worst trainer. At the end of the story, you will break your head to understand what is there in curriculum books and somehow put all your efforts to pass. I do not see much fuss when it comes to normal FICO type of course.

The problem with FICO type of standard courses or for that matter any other functional course, they would tell you that the course is 25 days, out of which 20 days is course and 5 days is a funny project. God only knows what that project is . Unfortunately, by 16th or 17th day, the course would be completed, though it is originally planned for 25 days. After 16th day, they would tell you that please forget about the project; now concentrate on the exam. By that time, you are totally exhausted with all loads of sessions and you will not be in a position to look into the project and you will only try to read the materials. That means before 8 – 9 days to the exams, you are literally in a mood of preparing for the exam. I really wonder how many participants have religiously done the last 5 days project, it could be hardly 5 percent. If so, I am not sure why this project has been included in the Curriculum? May be this just to multiply the number of days with daily training fee.

Fortunately or unfortunately, I have had (sorry not only me, all my fellow students) miserable amount of time. That was a new establishment, unfortunately, there was a huge rain and the water has come into the class and total carpet was totally wet. You cannot close the doors, it was suffocating with the smell and if you open the class room doors, lot of outside sounds. To add further to this awfulness, unfortunately, the Air Conditioner was not functioning and giving its own sounds. On the other way, there was no server connection. Furthermore, the tutors were teaching in their own reading style. The institute management was amazingly arrogant to answer your queries. Your heart was counting the money for each minute you have spent there. The classes were within the strict government office time frame. If you come before 9 a.m. you cannot enter into the class and you need to leave by sharp 5 p.m. This is really a kind of insult for the professionals. Fortunately, out of 6, 3 only went for examination, remaining three absconded , fortunately, with the grace of the god, all three of us passed.

Though, I never much dependent on their placement services, I found the placement services are at its low. At the maximum, they would take your CV and pass it on to some companies as usual. Fortunately, if you are worth enough, you would be taken, otherwise, please forget and start your own search. I am not sure what the experience in other countries, but this is my wholesale painful experience in India with these ATCs. Though SAP is insisting for at least 2 years of business / domain experience, they are even ready to enrol the freshers who hardly come out of their final year of their college education. It seems they are only looking for number of candidates, but not the quality of candidates they are enrolling. I do not see any proactive role of SAP in providing the quality education to these students through these SAP Education Partners, rather than simply coming and conducting the exam on the examination day. I would rather regrettably say that SAP has miserably failed in knowing the ground level realities at these Authorised Institutions.

Every time, I cannot afford to go to SAP ATCs, I have had privilege of attending couple of online trainings in some of the advanced courses. Trust me, luckily, the kind of training recently I got is world class. The tutor at this on line course is amazingly magnificent and knowledgeable. With my personal experience, I would only suggest SAP to concentrate on quality rather than monopoly. I can only say if the tutor is really good, 90% of course will be successful, if the tutor himself is struggling with the basics, then everything else is no value.

Based on my personal experiences, the following are my recommendations to SAP and its SAP Education Partners. Hope my recommendations would provide them an opportunity for improvement to give the best possible quality education.

1. Appoint best available instructors

Before starting any course, please ensure yourself, you have recruited a quality trainer. You should also look into areas whether the trainer has strong fundamental and conceptual knowledge of the subject, number of implementation projects that are completed in the past, any past teaching experience, any testimonial from previous students / institutes, the integrity, punctuality and good sense of responsibility etc. If you cannot find any, please do not start the course and put all the participants in the drain.

2. Server Connection

If you cannot provide 24×7 server support, please do not hesitate to withdraw further classes. Please understand that the participants are coming with high expectations and paying the money by taking all sort of loans and pains. They are not coming to listen all your wonderful excuses, therefore, kindly ensure that you have provided the best available server connections. Until, you sort all these issues, please not to start your class, and make participants’ life drastic.


3. Quality Training Material

Please purchase good laser printer (I know you will loose lot of saving ) and try to print the material for all the participants, so that all the participants can happily see the SAP curriculum materials with the god given eyes. Please stop taking photo copies of the same materials hundred times with amazingly low quality papers, as the participants are finding it difficult to find good eye specialists

4. Flexible Timings

I know you are SAP Education Partners, but that does not mean that you should go with strict government office timings. Participants came to you with lot of aspirations and expectations, please give them best possible support. Even if the participants come an half an hour early or intend to practice an hour late, kindly make your hearts much bigger and allow them to practice.

5. Best Facilities

As an Education Partner, you need to distinguish yourself with a local institute. The participants are coming to you with some expectation. I know you are good in providing good food as I used to take a little nap after much lunch . At the same time, kindly ensure that you are providing the best possible facilities inside and outside the class room and make the environment most friendly possible.

6. Stick to the training schedule

Please stick to the training schedule given by SAP and try to complete all the pages and chapters as directed by SAP, rather than going by your own speed and skip some of the difficult chapters Kindly do not try to explain which chapter is important and which chapter is not, SAP will take care of that responsibility. You kindly stick to the schedule of the course, not to rush and complete the 25 days training in 16 or 17 days (I know potentially you will save for 8 – 9 days instructor wages)

7. Remove the funny projects

If you cannot deliver your commitments in completing the demo project with the participants by full fledged instructor, please ask SAP to remove this 5 days funny project from the Curriculum. I know it would be good to multiply number of days, but, unfortunately, the participants are suffering in making the payments for no value added in reality. Please do not ask the consultants to practice this dummy project after examination, as it is not your responsibility to give directions, please let SAP decide when to complete the project and let us stick to it. Once the examination is finished, who knows, who will be where.

8. Enrol Quality Students


Please try to enrol quality students and look into their profile before enrolling them into class. You please give your honest opinion, whether they are up to the mark to enter into SAP class, otherwise, you will make their life miserable and they will make other participants’ and tutor’s life miserable Ethically, it is your responsibility to guide the candidates in the right direction. Education is not always be money, your help in this regard would be much appreciated.


9. Give best possible support

Please provide them the best possible support by conducting number of sample tests and encourage group discussions on a topic. Allow them on week ends during the course if any of the interested candidates would like to come to institutes and do the practice. Please keep yourself approachable and give all possible assistance realistically you can extend to them. Please note that they are not your door step, however, you are at their door step.

10. Be Courteous

Last, but not the least, please note that the participants are your customers and your organisation is surviving on them. Please train your management, staff and workers to be courteous with them. They came to your institute for realising their dreams, but not for begging. (I may be sorry!!!!) They are already professionals in their own field, you need to be courteous and help them in achieving their career goals.

Yours respectfully,

Ravi

PS: Unfortunately, most of my experiences are painful and miserable. But, I need to bring out my emotions and the truth. I would like to hear if somebody has any better stories than me . I do not want to offend any individual or institution, but, I would be more than happy, if my blog adds a drop in improving the quality standards at these SAP Authorised Training Centers. Looking forward for your lovely replies and comments.



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  1. Thomas Dulaney

    Well done, Ravi. I think SAP would be wise to take a closer look at the Authorized Training Center program in most countries. Stricter quality control is in SAP’s best interest. I’ve had excellent experiences in the United States with SAP America’s training. SAP America runs all of the training in the US and from my experience the quality control really works. The facilities are always excellent, with excellent connectivity. The instructors are the best and you get all original documentation, no photocopies. I know the training run by SAP employees is significantly more expensive than the ATC-led training, but in this case, I think you really get what you pay for. I would be furious if I paid for a class and had to endure the conditions you mentioned.

    I’m sure SAP believes they have a good reason for the different approaches to training in the different parts of the world, but I think the case could definitely be made that SAP’s ATC approach is seriously deficient by comparison. Hopefully they’ll hear your words and either apply more rigorous quality control or abandon that approach entirely and take the training in-house so they can provide the same high level quality standards in other countries as they do in North America and Europe.

    Thanks for another high quality blog!

    Best regards,

      –Tom

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    1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Thank you Tom for your comments.

      Particular, in India, the amount of fee they are charged at SAP or ATCs are more or less the same and there is no difference as such in the amount. But, sometimes, the courses are not scheduled at SAP in the near future, then the people go and attend at ATCs but for the same price.

      If somebody think that the SAP training charges in Bangalore, India are less, then they are definitely under misconception. Please go through my following thread, wherein for BPC courses, they are charging much higher amount than in London.

      http://scn.sap.com/thread/1673790

      One of my friend went to SAP Bangalore for New GL training course and he has expressed his displeasure over the quality of the trainer and facilities. Particularly, the displeasures will increase if they are new dimension or niche courses, the problem is tutors are no clue what they are teaching, but the prices remains the same.

      If SAP can maintain proper quality standards internally as well as the ATCs, it would be an welcome sign for the participants.

      Thanks once again for your continued motivation.

      Best Regards,

      Ravi

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    2. shantanu marathe

      Sir, I would like to know if it is possible to do SAP certification in any of the institutes in US or UK ? Please guide me in this regard as I am keen to do certification.

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  2. Soumen Das

    Would like to hear your experience, traveling to Malaysia to write the SAP BW certification exam. Well readers ( willing to write SAP certification exams ) like myself would like to hear about that from you.

    3 Cheers 4 Ravi

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    1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Hi Soumen,

      When I contact SAP Education India, they insisted that I must be working with their local SAP Partner for 2 years. Though, I was working with one of the prestige Global Partner, they still insisted that my Company should be a local partner. I gave up attending and then contacted SAP Malaysia. They have validated my CV and agreed to write the Certification in KL. When you are going and writing an examination in a different country, usually, you will have lot of challenge in terms of money, cost, reputation and pressure etc. Therefore, if you are going to different country for writing SAP experience, you should ensure that you are going to pass. It is not possible to travel again and again to write your certification. Fortunately, I did pass my BW Certification in KL.

      Best Regards,

      Ravi

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  3. Chirag Shah

    Respected Ravi sir,

    First thing first – Thanks for a wonderful knowledge sharing blog. 🙂

    I absolutely agree with all your suggestions but I disagree with your seventh suggestion that is “Remove the funny projects”, with all due respect.

    Though I am not very good at language, I will try my level best to justify my self. 😯

    Recession serpent has swallowed all the industries in the world so as individuals. Every industry and individuals has put vain efforts for survival during this recession. Education industry is not an exception to this. Individuals are jobless and Industries are business-less as a result, institutions are unable to invest on good trainers and good infrastructure. Saying this I am not trying justify poor education system nor protecting SAP who has failed in knowing the ground level realities at their ATCs and / or education system.

    Many individuals’ want to achieve heights overnight and that too without putting sufficient efforts that is by adopting short-cuts in life. Further more individual goals become organizational goal. 😐

    “Cheaters will not die hungry in the village of greedy” 😆

    On one way people (greedy) enters into the field of SAP having a glamorous and rozy picture in their mind as you have discussed in your blog “Top 10 reasons why people are so mad for SAP Certification” (May be I am not an exception to this 😉 ) and on the other way organizations (cheaters) are ready to welcome them.

    This circle becomes a vicious circle that is also an economical rule.

    Now the question is how to break this vicious circle?

    I understand that operating SAP software is like flying an air craft.

    It is possible to learn bicycle, motor bike, motor car etc. at our own but not air craft.

    One can not learn flying and aircraft unless and until he get a chance to do so and on other hand unless and until one knows flying aircraft no one would give him a chance. Same way it is very very difficult in open market to get a JOB (Chance) for a SAP consultant unless and until he has end to end implementation experience. (again a vicious circle) 😐

    One can not break this vicious circle unless and until some one let go their benefit for others and so on and on … and we can of course expect SAP to take the initiative.

    A person becomes a pilot by getting a chance to fly an aircraft as an assistant co-pilot. Same way a student can become a consultant only if he gets a chance to work on SAP live project as an assistant consultant or as a trainee.

    Now again question arises HOW? 😕

    The best way to do this, what I understand, is modify their existing education system, bring practical live project in the curriculum and impose compulsion on to their business partner or education partner for the execution of the same.

    I understand that the best way will have lots of hindrances in its way therefore the alternate way is “so called funny project”. Only thing required is SAP to keep watch on this dummy Project and stop it becoming FUNNY. 😡

    I am a certified SAP FI consultant. I had a project namely “Bike International” in our curriculum but when I asked to have practical execution of the same I was told that students from different module themselves will have to make a team and solve it. I even asked for solutions on paper, which was not available. 😥

    I am confident of doing batter than what some experienced senior consultants are delivering just by copying standard 1000 company code, provided I am given chance.

    Though I have 18 years of domain experience today I am struggling since last 1 year to gain an end to end implementation project experience.

    All the job portals are flooded with job for experienced consultants but there is no single opportunity for fresher.

    I am on the verge of giving up and waiting for GOD to do some miracle.

    I don’t understand what expression do I give here. 😡 or 😕 or 🙁 or 😐 or 😈 or ➖ as you said in your blog above even I am in such a helplessness I can’t even cry, except a mad laugh 😆

    Regards

    Chirag Shah

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    1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Thanks Chirag for your comments.

      The reason I said the projects are funny is, they are in fact not funny, they made it funny by ignoring. They should have started all different modules at same time pick different teams in order to complete that project. But, in reality, how many institutes are (may be including SAP, I do not know) are seriously doing that “Bike International” Project. By that way, that project has become a funny project.

      When I am certified first time, I had to attend number of interviews, due to many reasons, I was rejected. But, I never left my hope. The market is more competitive now. If you have 18 years of accounting experience and FI certification, I would expect you should get a decent job. If not, probably, there is something missing in the whole link, you may have to look into. Rejections are part of life, we should not be depressed with those rejections, should be more determined in order to overcome the pitfalls in our skills.

      I can suggest you to go through the SAP Best Practices and download the configuration materials for different industries in different countries. If you configure them for 3 to 4 times, then they are almost like full implementation experience, this would surely enhance and boost your confidence.

      All the best.

      Best Regards,

      Ravi

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      1. Chirag Shah

        Respected Sir,

        If I am rejected I will be happy thinking that at least I am given a chance to exchange my views & express myself in interview, I will conciliate my self thinking that at least I got experience how to creak interview if not working on live project. But as I mentioned there is no opportunity in the market for me (Not at all) as a result I am not even getting interview calls.

        I believe that some time dis-agreement is good as it may invite some healthy arguments. See it really proved healthy and constructive also by getting valuable input from your side. I have started taking action on your suggestions starting with

        http://help.sap.com/saap/sap_bp/BBLibrary/General/How_to_download_EN.pdf

        I am sure to gain confidence and to become determined.

        Thanks for your guidance and all your wishes.

        Request you for many more bolgs… I enjoy reading those…

        I do my best, for the rest, GOD-IS-GREAT.

        Regards

        Chirag Shah

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        1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

          Hi Chirag,

          You may please download the best practices configuration guides, business process documentation and scenario overview from the following link:

          http://help.sap.com/bp_bl604/BL_DE/html/Content_Library_BL_EN_DE.htm

          4.7 Version (note sometimes your google chrome browser will not work, you need to use Internet Explorer)

          http://help.sap.com/bp_bblibrary/470/BBlibrary_start.htm

          If you are not getting the calls means, there may be different reasons.

          1) You need to put some more effort on your CV to detailing the your SAP experience and knowledge. You may remove anything which you feel is not relevant and you can condense it to maximum 4 to 5 pages.

          2) They must be struggling to fit you into the organisation, as you have considerable experience in accounts and finance area. Therefore, they might not be knowing where to fit you. But, I am not looking this as a major hurdle.

          3) You may have to change your strategy in contacting the companies. Try different routes, referring through friends, consultants, etc. and regularly watch the openings.

          Hopefully, you should get good break.

          Thanks and Regards,

          Ravi

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          1. Akhilesh Kumar Jain

            Hi Ravi,

            i got lots of information about SAP certification as well SAP configuration , business process documents. it really useful and helpful for a SAP consultant.

            Thanks,

            Akhilesh 

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  4. Vivek Seelin

    Reading this blog brought a smile on my face, don’t know if it was out of frustration or anger. I guess the day we learn to respect people based on the knowledge they have rather than what a piece paper says, that day on we will begin to see these training centres and also other centres of learning focus on quality. I believe true knowledge can be gained by hard work & merit, never with money.

    I guess time has come to design new methods and metrics to measure a person’s knowledge & more importantly how the same is applied. The present method has only resulted in increasing the zero’s both in terms of course fee and the learning from such courses.

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  5. jitendra kansal

    Hi Ravi,

    i went through your blog.. really felt bad whatever happened during training… 🙁

    but i would like to share my story.. i had attended only one training program last year at one of the authrozied training center by SAP India in Banglore. It was for 5 days. It was fanstastic with facilities like training room, server connectivity, atmosphere, Lunch, snacks, study material etc… 🙂 Trainer was extraordinary.. he had very good knowledge of that particular domain.. had awesome time… 🙂

    Rgrds,

    Jitendra

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    1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Hi Jitendra,

      If there courses were standard courses, they were good even at that time. However, new dimension courses were some hiccups. Particularly, if you are taking from SAP India, probably, they would be much better compared to Partners. I may be wrong as well. I believe the facilities, faculty, training etc. might have been improved over the years. Good to know your experience.

      Kind Regards,

      Ravi

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  6. jitendra kansal

    Another thing i would like to mention after reading your story.. i like the way you describe the incidents with all the visibility. Its really kewl. 🙂

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  7. Pavan Kumar Reddy

    Hi , Thanks Ravi for initiating your views on SAP training. first of all I feel SAP has very stringent training policies as a result SAP, STUDENTS, AUTHORISED EDUCATION PARTNERS, NONE OF THEM are getting benefit.

    curriculum is good but implementation at ground level is poor, to some extent SAP should be help responsible for this.

    certain things I don’t like about authorized training are ..

    1. Huge charges few thousand of dollars, or few lakhs rupees are required, only limited people can afford this. I heard SAP will take 40% of the training fee as Royalty, and another 10 to 15 % percent for SAP servers and material and there is less scope for training centers to provide good quality of trainers.  I have not spent that much money from school, college, university education.

    2. Timings: it is a very big problem for both participants and faculties. Most of the training programs are 20 to 25 working days, it is very difficult for a employee to get one month leave from employer, next thing is even for instructors it is very  difficult to get 25 full working days leave, so there less possibility that  Industry experienced trainers to teach, only full time trainers who will not know latest happenings in the industry will be teaching.

    3. Pace of Teaching: It is tough to attend  & grasp (digest) a complete new subject from morning to evening and continuously for one month. Before we read , practice and get confidence in one topic next topic will be started in the next hours, next day etc .. .I suggest to give the access to video classes.

    4. Availability of resources: Authorized centers will kick the participants out as soon as training is finished, we can’t talk to trainer after last day of the training program, we can not access SAP servers. I suggest to give access to test servers for at least two months, and arrange some global experts to solve doubts from a central location.

    authorized centers will not be able o deal customized requirements.

    overall my opinion is SAP should seriously consider decentralize training mechanism, Authorized training center concept should be removed, SAP should not look to earn money (royalty) from training, SAP is already earning enough on licensing, so it is SAP responsibility to encourage every SAP institute  to bring more SAP consultants into the market, it will be helpful to SAP customers and partners.

    Best Regards,

    Pavan Kumar.

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    1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Hi Pavan,

      Though they are not SAP’s view, the following are my views:

      Like any other business, Education is also a business, it has its own commercial limitations.

      1. Huge Charges: These charges are fixed SAP and nobody can control that. They have fixed based on the country / market condition. I am not sure about the royalty percentage, but, nothing much we can help. Quality usually comes with higher cost and SAP Education is not an exception. SAP would revisit the fee structure from time to time. Even I like if they want to teach for very less amount 😉 but really we cannot help it.

      2. Timings: There are other options like e-learning, those who are not able to go for class room training can opt for e-learning, which will give them flexibility and learn on their own pace.

      3. Pace: Instructors have strict instructions from SAP, they have complete the the course on half day / day basis. I do not think it is possible to change that schedule. Moreover, the consultants are expected to grasp them.

      4. Usually, they try to get good resources, but sometimes, you may find average consultants. In such cases, you may please escalate to Center Head / SAP Education.

      We cannot decide what feel SAP should fix. It is the responsibility of SAP. Those people who cannot opt for SAP Education are looking for alternative ways.

      I would be more than happy if SAP hear your words, I would attend more number of training courses from them. 🙂

      Best Regards,

      Ravi

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  8. Suseelan Hari

    Hi Ravi,

    Big Wow! I dont know much words to appreciate. That’s why they have selected you as SCN of the Month. Once again! Congrats! 🙂

    Regards,

    Hari Suseelan

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      1. Suseelan Hari

        Yes Ravi. You are correct.

        Please keep sharing this kind of blogs and its very interesting to read.

        I like the para that you were referring skipping tough chapter while teaching. He He He.

        Regards,

        Hari Suseelan

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  9. MALYADRI JWALA G

    Hi Sir,

    kindly answer my one question :what is the difference between a person who did certification and a person who do not do a certification .to be frank if I did certification companies shud ready to hire me by showing that certificate, becoz that SAP certification should be like ticket to enter into the companies., but this is not happening for many people still 😯 🙁 … if SAP is giving certification as PASS they have to train the students as such  they should get a job when they finish the certification course, if not they should not provide the certificate as PASS….they will train students in a month or max 45 days ….in that time gap understanding SAP terminology and concepts is highly impossible  …and many of them are again training from local institutes(AMEERPET) 😯 to get indepth knowledge ….investing a huge amount in SAP certification for 45 days course and again searching for jobs on the road …is as common as person who do not a certification. ….my final concern is who ever done with their certification shud get 100% job and companies shud hire them…………….kindly need your comments on this…… 🙁

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    1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Hi Jwala,

      Before starting anything, I would like to say “SAP Certification is NOT a job guarantee program”

      SAP Certification is “A4” paper, unless you prove the capabilities in the Interview. SAP Certification is not a pinnacle of life. No SAP gives a guarantee, hence, it is unfair to treat SAP Certification as a ticket. Before, going for training / certification, we need to keep our expectations right. It is not good point to blame Certification / SAP for our inabilities.

      SAP / Authorized Institutes only offer “Job Assistance”, we should not confuse this with “Job Guarantee” and end up blaming them. It is the choice of the people where they want to go and learn the subject.

      Wherever, we learn, it is the responsibility of the candidate to get the job. If we cannot get the job, then, we cannot blame the institute / tutor.

      Hope my comments make sense.

      Kind Regards,

      Ravi

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    2. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Hi Jwala,

      Before starting anything, I would like to say “SAP Certification is NOT a job guarantee program”

      SAP Certification is “A4” paper, unless you prove the capabilities in the Interview. SAP Certification is not a pinnacle of life. No SAP gives a guarantee, hence, it is unfair to treat SAP Certification as a ticket. Before, going for training / certification, we need to keep our expectations right. It is not good point to blame Certification / SAP for our inabilities.

      SAP / Authorized Institutes only offer “Job Assistance”, we should not confuse this with “Job Guarantee” and end up blaming them. It is the choice of the people where they want to go and learn the subject.

      Wherever, we learn, it is the responsibility of the candidate to get the job. If we cannot get the job, then, we cannot blame the institute / tutor.

      Hope my comments make sense.

      Kind Regards,

      Ravi

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      1. MALYADRI JWALA G

        HI sir ,

        I am not blaming the SAP / Certification program  …as you also know I am certified in SAP HR…and now working for a BANKING SECTOR …………I believed in Hard work and it didn’t fail …to my extent that is only secret I follow forever….and I really appreciates your blogs …to be frank by reading your blogs only make me to do certification which helps my career.

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        1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

          Sorry Jwala, if I expressed my views more explicitly.

          It was 15 years back, if you having certification, then there is a 100% sure of job with much interview and stress. However, unfortunately, everybody started doing the certification, particularly in India, then really it lost its charm. Now, if you see every street you will at least 1 SAP Certified consultant. Then, the employers became more choosy, when there are more number of people available in the market. Therefore, many people after spending lot of amount and completion of certification, still finding it difficult to find a job. Certification is nothing but an exam. Somebody with some common sense, study for one month can pass the certification. But, unless the candidate is having proper education, experience, domain knowledge, business process knowledge, soft skills, team management, attitude and cultural fit etc., it is not possible to get selected. Therefore, now certification has become like good to have.

          Some freshers still believe that it would fetch them the return. To tell you frankly, I was also one of such persons, ten years back. Luckily it worked for me. But, I know, only certification did not help me. Other skills also helped me to get the break.

          My suggestion, add certification as a one more jewel in your crown, but do not make Certification itself a big crow.

          Kind Regards,

          Ravi

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  10. Anshu Lilhori

    Hi Ravi,

    Really horrible to know the condition of ATC’s. My question is what for they are charging so high if they cannot provide proper training facility,infrastructure and guidance.

    I have came across so many people who have passed the certification with flying colors but they do not have grip on the subject..Reason is simple less exposure to system and practical knowledge.

    Its not the case every time if you do the certification with proper knowledge on subject and experience then its worth doing it that’s my personal feeling.

    As far as job assurance is concerned i feel even God cannot assure it.

    We always need to walk an extra mile to achieve something,its not cake walk anymore.

    Well narrated and documented.Awesome.

    Regards,

    AL

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    1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Hi Deepak,

      Honestly, I have no idea which Authorized Centers are giving this course, as I am away from India for the last 5 years.

      You may please contact SAP Education, they should be able to advise you the right institute.

      All the best.

      Kind Regards,

      Ravi

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  11. Madhavi kaza

    Hi Ravi,

    What a great article!! Really very very helpful!!

    I am looking for SAP BI BW 7.3 certification center in Bangalore. I enquired with some authorised training centers here. They said their main aim is to pass the certification.

    But I am not interested in certification at this point of time, I am looking for some training center which has a real time faculties and give some assignments and case studies from their experiences, so that we can learn the subject in depth

    After some reasearch, I found Zarantech on net, and went through their demos on youtube. I found the demos good, their course curriculum also looks good with 100+ assignments and case studies. But some of the reviews say they are fake.

    Have you heard about this institute?  and suggestions/feedback would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Madhavi

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    1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Hi Madhavi,

      None except SAP could give you a certification. Any other Certification given by any company  is illegal and not valid.

      There are many local institutes, probably, this one is one of them. There could be few thousand institutes. The quality of the education cannot be guaranteed, as largely depends on their own way of teaching. Therefore, I have no personal idea about these institutes. Furthermore, being the rules of the forum, nobody can recommend a local institute on this site.

      Please let me know if you need any further details.

      Kind Regards,

      Ravi

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  12. sini warrier

    hi,

    I want to do SAP.. bt I m confused from whr to do 😕 . here der r institutions which offer Sap certification with a fees of 3 lacs and also local institution which offer Sap courses with a fee of 30,000/- 😀   both say they will b giving SAP Certification 😉 … can u guys guide me thru tis plz… what shuld I do.. 🙁

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    1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Please note SAP is the only authorised orgnisation which can issue SAP Certification. Any other certification issued by any other organisation is invalid and illegal. Please be cautious and do your home work before investing the amount.

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      1. Ram Kumar Swami

        Hi Ravi,

        Really very nice blog. well written about SAP ATC experience.

        I totally agree with you. Though I have not attended any Certification training from Authorized Training Centers in India for my SAP FI Certificate but I had the similar experience from other sap training centers for FICO course. Really its true that after getting money, the institute people will forget you. Even I was also many times in a position to cry or mad laugh. Its like pay money to the institutes and then do self study if you really interested to learn SAP.

        I really salute you for writing this blog for your experience with SAP ATC and any other sap training centers.

        When I was reading your blog, I was feeling that 80% its written about my experience 🙂

        Regards,

        Ram

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        1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

          Hi Ram,

          Usually, people go to SAP ATC to avoid the inherent risk of low quality and unstructured teachings. It would be painful, if somebody sees the same amount of risk at SAP ATC, it really painful, yes indeed, because of the huge amount of money invested. There should not be much problem with the regular courses, whereas, steps are required for high end / new technology courses.

          If you go to a non ATC, I would expect 99% times, you would have similar experiences. There are number of ATCs are increased in the recent past. I am not aware how the training facilities at those centers. However, I believe, SAP does maintain some quality standards and regular audits at these centers.

          Best Regards,

          Ravi

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          1. S T

            Hi Ravi, I have some issue with Lock box in Post process. Is it possible to discuss that with you? If so please let me know. I really appreciate your help.

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  13. jaswinder singh

    hello sir

    i have done my masters in mass communication and have 2 years exp. as SAP MM end user in MM module in a FM-CG company now willing to be a consultant. I heard that sap authorized centers charges a huge amount for certification which i cant afford. should i go for without certification course? will it be banificial to me? where should i go for cheap and good quality course?

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    1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Hi Jaswinder,

      I have no idea about “cheap and good quality” institutes, as they do not always go together 🙂

      We should always take calculated risk in life, if you pass, you get something, even if you fail, nothing would happen, you would get experience to share. So, in my opinion, if we do not take calculated risks in life, we cannot achieve anything. I never regretted for the money I spent on SAP, I am sure you will also not.

      All the best.

      Kind Regards,

      Ravi

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  14. Rajesh Chary

    Hello Ravi,

    While i was going through ur blog, I remembered some of my Bitter experience in SAP ATC’s. i have seen participants left their dreams in middle because of the painful & miserable experiences.Everyday minimum 1 hour of server problem used to there but thank god i have cleared my certification.

    Nice blog keep going.

    Best Regards

    Rajesh Chary

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  15. TULSIDAS ANKAM

    Dear Sir,

    I am Tulsidas A Ankam, age 35 years, living in Aurangabad (Maharashtra)

    I did B. Com, M. Com and now pursuing MBA last years from Open University.


    I have 12+ years experience in Channel & Direct Sales.

    Currently I am working with Trimax IT Infrastructure & Services Ltd, previous I was part of HCL Infosystems Ltd for almost 3.6 years.


    Sir, I have few query to start a new career in SAP, those are as below….


    1. After spending useful and valuable peak career in sales, almost 12+ years Am I eligible to do career in SAP?
    2. Is there any scope and future If I started new career in SAP?
    3. When I spent 12 years in Sales Career, I could have to start as Fresher in SAP? 
    4. If I selected to do SAP-SD functional module, Is there any surety for Placement? And what would be the CTC?
    5. Which center is best to do SAP Online Course?
    6. If I go with METROPOLITAN city for Course and certification, is there any chance to get high paid jobs/placement?
    7. Or I can select any authorize training institute (Pune or Aurangabad), where I could get equal career opportunity as in Metro?
    8. What would be special privilege in SAP career? Growth?

    This is are eagerly queries, which are shacking me to enter in new SAP world.

    Hopes, you will revert with me on each and every query, which will take me further to enter in SAP world with positively.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Tulsidas Ankam

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    1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Hi Tulsidas,

      Glad to know about you. Hopefully, I would attempt to answer your questions.

      1. If you are really passionate (Indeed Passion!!!) about SAP, then nothing else should stop you to learn SAP.

      2. I cannot predict how it would be, but one thing I can say, there are successful and unsuccessful consultants in the SAP arena.

      3. Your domain experience could be handy for you, however, when it comes to SAP, you would be a junior consultant / consultant. You may have to work with / under much less of your age and experience.

      4. I do not have any word called placement in my dictionary. It would never really work. No institute can give you a guarantee of placement, it is only placement assistance. Ultimately, you need crack the interview and satisfy the interviewers. Honestly, you may have to get less salary than what you are earning. Money should NOT be a criteria to come into SAP. If tomorrow, you get less salary as SAP consultant, they would feeling going to other profession. Therefore, only passion should drive your energy towards SAP.

      5. I have no idea about local centers (Non-authorized centers). Please contact your local SAP Education. They would suggest e-learning or class room training courses to you.

      6. Please note you cannot appear for SAP Certification, unless you are trained at SAP or their Authorised Training Partners. If anybody else, claims that they provide SAP Certification, please report their name to SAP Education. Please also note that SAP Certification is not a job guarantee program. The are hundreds (if not thousands) consultants with SAP Certification, still waiting for their jobs. SAP Certification is only part of the total candidature. There are other skills like education, experience, domain knowledge, business process knowledge, attitude, soft skills, communication & cultural fit etc. are also very important.

      7. Please go through SAP Authorised training centers:

      Training Locations

      8. You can achieve 0 to Infinity. It all depends on you. Based on your commitment, skills, interest, passion and determination, you can achieve anything.

      Hope I have answered all your questions.

      Please let me know if you need any further information.

      Kind Regards,

      Ravi

      PS: As per forum rules, you should not put your personal information. For your safety and security, please remove all the personal information.

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      1. TULSIDAS ANKAM

        Dear Sir,

        Thank you so much.
        It’s really eye opener session and discussion with you.

        Now, I have decided to go on right path with SAP.

        Whether I succeed or Not, but my all focus and passion towards my career and expert in this field.

        I did huge mistake till time and this would be correct step to cure all problems.

        You are correct in each and every aspects.

        I will mold my self in every stream as compensation, to be work under any younger, away from my family and many more if required.

        Sir, I wish to have your support and guidance to move ahead.

        Thanks You


        Tulsidas Ankam

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  16. TULSIDAS ANKAM

    Dear Sir,

    Moving towards SD module where I have 12 years domain experience in Sales & Marketing.

    I have attended one Seminar and had consulted many Authorized Training Center, e.g.. ATOS, Genovate, BPCL, Delphi and Primas ATC.

    I will choose correct ATC as per my flexibility & will start to do my career in SAP-SD.

    ONE QUERY…………

    SAP – SD or CRM?

    Please suggest….

    Regards,

    Tulsidas

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    1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Hi Tulsidas,

      If you are going for CRM, I would expect you to have some basic SD knowledge and business process understanding, though it is not mandatory, but handy.

      SD – More number of consultants – More opportunities

      CRM – Compared to SD, less number of consultants – Limited Opportunities

      I would always prefer to have SD + CRM skills. Please do not limit to a single module in your career.

      Best Regards,

      Ravi

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  17. Mobin Vora

    Dear Ravi Sir,

    I am Mobin Vora, I did B.Com & Pursuing M.Com in accounting Field.

    i have 5+ years of experience in Accounts.

    Sir please give me proper guidance that should i enter in the SAP world or not.
    in FICO module.

    Hope, you will revert me with proper guidance.

    Regards,

    Mobin Vora

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    1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Dear Mobin,

      If you have passion on technology and belief on yourself, then you should choose SAP.

      I am sure you are not going to be regretted. You commitment, continuous learning and persistence is the key for your success.

      Please have a close look at the blogs on Certification and Career space. You will find lot of information.

      Hope this helps.

      All the best.

      Kind Regards,

      Ravi

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  18. Sahil Shah

    Hi Ravi Sir,

    I was about to sign up for the SAP FI course at ATOS Mumbai, however after reading your blog I have my doubts since they are a partner too.

    I am new in the SAP world, I have 2 years of working in Accounting, I also have a BSC degree in Finance and Accounting . Is SAP FI a good course to start with? I can sense that it is not at all easy to get a job as a fresher.

    About the training, there are various other companies in London which provide the training for much cheaper rate than SAP UK  but they are not on the sap training locations list. Is it worth studying from such places? Am i still eligbile to apply for a certificate if i study from a place that is not authorized by SAP?.

    Would you suggest getting education from SAP/Partner only?

    Best Regards,

    Sahil

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    1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Hi Sahil,

      SAP FI is relatively simple course, therefore, it should not be a problem in quality of the instructors. I am sure you must be able to pass the exam easily. But, that does not mean it gives a guaranteed job. SAP FI is the most corrupted module in the whole SAP. There are thousands of people ready to learn SAP FI, the supply is too much and the demand is getting down.

      If you have minimum knowledge about SAP FI, then I would suggest NOT to go for FI, rather I would suggest you to choose CO. For good CO consultant, there would always be a good market.

      If you are UK, you could appear for the certification exam, without any questions being asked. If you believe you have enough knowledge, then contact SAP Education, UK, they should be able to advise you.

      I have no idea about authorised institutes, as the quality differs mostly and the software could be pirated. Therefore, there is no guarantee about the quality, it would be a pure risk.

      Therefore, if you want to learn in systematic manner, you should opt for SAP / Partners.

      Hope this helps.

      Kind Regards,

      Ravi

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      1. Sahil Shah

        Dear Ravi sir,

        Thank you for your quick reply. Yes I am in the UK, I have contacted SAP UK they are okay with me giving an SAP certificate exam any time. I have used SAP while working so i know how to use it as a user. Do you think its possible to pass the exam for SAP Fi without any training?. The only issue was that getting training from SAP UK is much more costlier than then getting education from SAP partners in India. So you recommend that I do the CO course instead.

        Would you suggest its a better option to apply to a firm which has a graduate scheme to become an SAP consultant instead of taking a course which might not be useful?

        Thank you once again.

        Warm Regards,

        Sahil

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        1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

          Dear Sahil,

          No exam can be passed without knowing the fundamental knowledge. I do not know what level of knowledge you are having. Therefore, I cannot comment on it.

          Please note CO is much tougher than FI exam. So, even after training it is not that easy to pass CO exam, unless you have good understanding about concepts.

          If you find a company which have a graduate scheme, you would be lucky. However, it is very hard find any now a days. Then you can confidently take the course, as they may provide you some internal training.

          Regards,

          Ravi

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          1. Sahil Shah

            Thank you for all your help. I will begin with the FI course for now, in the mean time also look for jobs. If something clicks, great 🙂

            Regards

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  19. K C

    Hi Ravi,

    Thanks for providing such awareness about Training institutes.

    I am into ABAP from 7 years and was planning to enhance my skills but as I am working so I am planning to go for online training only.

    Do you have any idea about ATOS delhi or JKT academy?

    Also is going online training fruitful? I wanted your suggestion also on the training course I would be opting.

    I had confusion between SD/BI/HANA (different people suggested different options L )

    IF this is not correct place to answer above query, request you to kindly go thru the following link on scn forum and help me.

    http://scn.sap.com/message/15321245#15321245

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    1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Hi KC,

      I would suggest you go with BI / BO. Future is for analytic market.

      I do not see any logic in going for SD. You are right, there are many people in the market with SD skills.

      If you are interested with BI/BO, you can also opt for HANA. With combination of ABAP/BI/BO/HANA would be a lethal in the market.

      Hope this helps.

      Kind Regards,

      Ravi

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      1. K C

        Thanks for quick response Ravi, this leaves me with the query related to where should I get training.

        1. As I am in job it is not possible for me to go for 25 days BI training, so only option now is online training. Is that good enough to go for OLT training for BI from ATOS or JKT.
        2. Also as BI and BO training are separate I would be going for BI training, may be at later stage will consider BO, hope that is not wrong step.
        1. At ATOS they suggested me HANA-300 5 days ILT training instead of BI, but i think that would be too early to go for considering limited HANA market in India currently, what is your say in that?

        Apologies for too many questions. 😐

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        1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

          1. Please go for the institute which is convenient to you. Before going ask them for tutor credentials.

          2. Go for BI. You can learn BO on your own later.

          3. HANA may not be right choice for you at the moment.

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  20. Sahil Shah

    Hi Ravi,

    Would you have any idea about which training to go for between Atos Mumbai and Genovate. Only clear advantage for Atos is that they are a multinational company.

    I am confused between the two. Any advice would be welcomed.

    Regards,

    Sahil

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    1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Hi Sahil,

      I would not much bother about which is the best. Obviously, they would have their own merits and demerits. Personally, I would go for the institute best suited my convenience. If you are going for standard SAP course, I do  not think, it would make any difference, as the curriculum at both the institutes would pretty same. They would mostly following SAP Trainer Guidance to complete the course.

      If you are going for some advanced courses, they probably, you must look for the credentials of the trainer.

      Hope this helps you.

      Kind Regards,

      Ravi

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      1. Rahul Sadhu

        Hi Ravi,  you did mention something like below. I was wondering if you could able to recall the website?

        “I have had privilege of attending couple of online trainings in some of the advanced courses. Trust me, luckily, the kind of training recently I got is world class. The tutor at this on line course is amazingly magnificent and knowledgeable. With my personal experience, I would only suggest SAP to concentrate on quality rather than monopoly. “

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  21. Manish G

    Dear All

    I wanted to switch to    ERP  Career , Having 11 years experience in Manufacturing  operation into   Maintenance,  equipment testing & Trouble shooting  .  Also 1.5  yrs into Projects too.

    I already enquire  few SAP authorized  training institute in pune ,Maharashtra(India).

    But having huge fee structure,if its ok   if institutes offering Placements assistance

    Kindly suggest

    1>which is best institutes in pune   ,or ready for to go to Mumbai or bang lore also

    2> Is it compulsory /worth to  have   SAP certificates from SAP itself , or any local good institute will be ok .

    3> After certification with this domain experience  what will be the  chances of getting opportunity

    4> I have selected PM module, suggest alternate  module which suits to my profile

    Br

    Manish

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    1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Dear Manish,

      Please note that it is only placement assistance, but not guaranteed job.

      1. Nobody can certify which is the best institute in Pune. Please go through the SAP Authorised training partners in India. Honestly, they would all follow the same curriculum, hence, you do not see much difference.

      Training Locations

      2. If you trained in local institute, you cannot appear SAP Certification. If you are trained at SAP / Authorised Training Partners in India, then you are able to appear the Certification exam.

      3. There is no guarantee, it could anywhere between 0 to 100 percent. It all depends on you and the market conditions.

      4. Usually, you would see very limited opportunities for PM Module, at the same you would see limited consultant in PM compared to other modules. You could also look into Project System (PS), Investment Management (IM) and PLM.

      Hope this helps you.

      Kind Regards,

      Ravi

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  22. Manish G

    Thanks  ravi  for clarification

    Let me understand difference between PLM and PM  ,how Investment management will help to shape my career .

    My  Profile summary

    1>  6 yrs experience  as Test maintenance manager ( Test Equipment /as well as Hydraulic Machines )

    1< 6 yrs  of experience as  test/Failure analysis engineer

    3>1.5 yrs as  Project Management handling all Purchase/Logistics  departments

    Kindly suggests ,because investment  is very  huge (4 lacs INR as training fees)

    Is there any   SAP scope  in India after investing our  hard  earned cash

    Br

    Manish

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    1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Please check check the further details on PLM

      SAP Product Lifecycle Management (SAP PLM) – SAP Help Portal Page

      PM is mostly applicable where you have manufacturing facility with lot of maintenance jobs.

      Investment Management is applicable where you have lot of investment programs.

      If you are think that SAP Certification would get a GUARANTEED job, then please NOT to go for Certification. There is no such guarantee as such. Yes, I am reiterating that there is no guarantee as such. Therefore, please have correct expectations on SAP Certification. Later, if you do not get a job, then it would be unfair to blame SAP Certification.

      SAP Certification is only a part of your total process. Employers would also look at your other skills, education, business process knowledge, domain knowledge, configuration skills, attitude, communication, team work, learning ability etc.

      Hope this helps you.

      Kind Regards,

      Ravi

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  23. Deepa G Kulkarni

    Respected Ravi Sir,

    I agree to most of what you have said & as you have rightly said … NOT ALL INSTITUTES ARE BAD … That is exactly what I want write about …

    I’m deeply grateful to the center (or rather, my Alma-mater as far as SAP is concerned) Lithan Genovate, THANE, MUMBAI. I did my course in the OLT mode there & I’ve been recommending that center to everyone ever since …

    On holidays, I have sat at the center & practised for 14 hours at a stretch !! And the SAP SME “Ask The Expert” Team too was so so so supportive !! The normal resolution time for any query routed to the A.T.E. Team was 24 hours. But when I was redoing my entire course & when I was practising the exercises, the team answered my queries in 10 mins flat !!!! Every doubt I raised was taken care of & resolved by them !!! Hats off to their dedicated support … without which, a student like me, who was learning on-line, all on her own, with no faculty support, could never have scored a 73% !!! Within a month or so of joining however, the center manager made faculty support available for us too !!

    This apart, there were network issues often … but they would be resolved.

    Love you Genovate … Love you SAP !!!

    SAP …. Thy name is Genovate !!!

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  24. Manveer singh

    Hi! Ravi

    Great info shared by you and super like blog.

    I have done my b.commerce,  MBA – CRM & Marketing with four years of experience in sales & mktng. + 2yrs as an entrepreneur. 

    I will be grateful if you guide me the field of sap I should opt for.  My preference are SD, CRM, BI.

    Which field should I go for? Which institutes would you suggest across India being the best which has good tutor +project training.

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  25. ELANGO ARULDOSS

    Dear Sir,

              i thank for the information given by you

              i am a MBA HR graduate having 3 years of experience in HRD in garments field and it is advisble to do SAP HR module…

              i search for SAP training centers some are saying you can join and we will give certificate and provide placement but the course duration is some about 10 days because am working in a company and it is not possible to attend the class on daily so i attend the class on weekend(sunday) only. can u help me please………

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    1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Hi Elango,

      You can look into the option of SAP Online Training Courses. Please visit

      https://training.sap.com

      to check the courses available in your country.

      Other than SAP, nobody is authorised to give the SAP Certification. If anybody says so, it is illegal, please bring to SAP Education’s attention.

      Please be aware of these local online training institutes, which offer many things, but the quality is not up to the mark. You should be cautious investing money with them. Most of these people run SAP on pirated software. You should not encourage them.

      Kind Regards,

      Ravi

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  26. Sam P

    Hi Ravi,

    You are funny and you nailed it.Everything you mentioned in this article is true and it is happening even now. However fresh people keep falling into the same trap. I wish they read this article before they spend their money. Take care. Good luck !

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  27. Meenu Indira

    Hi,

    I am a software engineer and have experience in Sap MM Module(end user). And i have 1 year experience in marketing too.And i would like to continue my career in sap. now willing to be a consultant. and planing to do certification in sap mm module.

    but i am interested in marketing side also.so can u pls guide me for selecting the module for my career.

    Thanks

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  28. Moreshwar Rushi

    Dear Ravi

    Superb article by you,its complete alarming and helpful before going for any sap training.you might be aware about delphi.what do you suggest about it?

    Also share your views about full time and part time training.

    Awaiting your response…

    Rgrds

    Rushi

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  29. inayat khan

    Hi Ravi, Even i do trainings in SAP FI /CO , basically I am SAP trainner but companies will not prefer the experience as trainner though i have very good knowledge, some students i have they have done certification but they dont have implementation knowledge i have handsfull experience in SAP even i have seen real confirguration still i am struggling to get job as i am not certified .

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  30. Debjani Das Mukherjee

    Hello Mr. Ravi…

    I have done SAP Certified Development Associate – ABAP with SAP NetWeaver 7.0″ (eAcademy mode enrolled with HCL who are not giving support of SAP Training partner any more) . It was a 5 months enrolment starting from 10 th Apr,2013.

    Due to illness of my child (who is now 4 years old) and some family problems I could not attempt for the certification exam.Now, I want to take the exam.but, ABAP with SAP NetWeaver 7.0 exam is no more available.

    My question is:

    Can I attempt for the exam SAP Certified Development Associate – ABAP with SAP NetWeaver 7.02″?

    No ATC of SAP is interested in scheduling only the exam…. please guide me what to do.

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    1. Paul Bakker

      Hi,

      There is very little difference between those two exams, so if you are ready to do 7.0, you are also ready for 7.02 (or even 7.31, which I think is the latest version)

      cheers

      Paul

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      1. Debjani Das Mukherjee

        Hi Paul…

        Thanks your your quick reply.

        I called SAP India, Bangalore office and am told that, I have to re- enrol for the 7.31 version to take the certification examination. But re- enrolment means huge money investment again and that is not possible for me….. feeling 😥 .

        regards

        Debjani.

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        1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

          This is complete senseless. Please complain to SAP Global Education. This is prejudice against the rights of the students. This proves that certain things would never change. Complete mental trauma to meet such individuals and institutes. Sorry mate for your situation.

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          1. Debjani Das Mukherjee

            Hi Mr. Ravi,

            How to complain to SAP Global Education.

            After all the conversation and the sending my invoice document I was asked by the SAP Education consultant, my application was forwarded to SAP Education Consultant.

            Then Asked me to submit the following docs.:

            To register for certification after attending the relevant SAP course you need to send across the hard copies of following documents to the address below by signature.

            ===============

            1. Consent form duly filled in – Attached with this mail

            2. Certification fee 39326/- in INR including  (12.36% Service tax as applicable) payable via Demand Draft with 3 months validity favoring SAP India Pvt. Ltd., payable at Bangalore.

            3. Copy of the Certificate of Attendance

            4. Softcopy of updated certification booking excel as attached.

            4. If opting for NEFT transfer please find the attachment for bank details and send us the screenshot post transfer.

            =======================

            As per her guidance I already have submitted the exam fee Through NEFT transfer. and submitted the hard docs through speed post.

            Now I have got an email from Stella as:

            =====================

            Hi Debjani,

            Please note the certification which you are entitled for is no more available its phased out in the month of December 2014.

            ========================

            As per my invoice my course was: TAW1E SAP eAcademy ABAP Basics

            which is same as:(mentioned in the link https://training.sap.com/shop/course/taw1e-sap-e-academy-abap-basics-e-academies-010-in-en/ )

            TAW1E

            SAP E-Academy ABAP Basics

            Insufficient data for accurate rating at this time.

            Solution:
            SAP NetWeaver
            Delivery Methods:
            SAP E-Academy
            Level:
            Consultant Academy Training
            Languages:
            English

            NETWEAVER 7.31

            Only the delivery version is different (it’s now NETWEAVER 7.31 and I have done NETWEAVER 7.0)

            Since the delivery version is not available any more Can’t I attempt the examination in the latest version (I had no single attempt even)?

            But the candidates who fails all three attempts in one version are eligible to take the more attempts in the next version?

            Please Guide me.

            Thanking you.

            Debjani.

            <<Moderator: Name of the people are removed for privacy and security reasons>>

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            1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

              Hi Debjani,

              Now what SAP is saying? What will happen to your fee? Would it be reimbursed in case if they do not allow you to write the examination. Before they asking you to pay the money through NEFT transfer, have n’t they asked about the details of your case. It seems unfair and looks certain that somethings would never be fixed.

              My personal suggestion is , in case if they do not allow you write the certification in 7.31, please ask them for the reimbursement of the fee and say thanks for saving your 40K.

              Best Regards,

              Ravi

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              1. Debjani Das Mukherjee

                Hi Mr. Ravi,

                Now the person on behalf of SAP asked me the cause for the delay and not attempting the examination even for a single time.

                Actually the delay was due to the health issue of my child, who had severe speech problem.

                The paediatrician suspected, It’s due to autism and asked me to consult Dr. Jyoti Bhatia, who is a Specialist in developmental paediatrics. And thank god she told us that the case is not due to Autism, and suggested speech therapy only….. and now my child has recovered almost 95%.

                And as you have asked, I sent all the details to SAP before they instructed me to send the exam fee. and now they are telling that there was some miss communication, but the communication was through email.

                Any way, as you suggested me, if they don’t allow me to write the certification in 7.31, I will ask for the reimbursement.

                Thanking you,

                Debjani.

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    2. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Hi Debjani

      You must compain to SAP Education.

      This is very unprofessional behaviour on the part of ATC.

      That is the very prime reason, I do not like the ATCs in India.

      This kind of irresponsible behaviour make the students to think not to join them again.

      All the best.

      Kind Regards

      Ravi

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  31. srinivas kumar

    Hi Ravi

    It was really a nice article and I was really impressed by reading this article We are also giving all software Course sap good experiences Ravi Thanks for sharing good luck.

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  32. Rizu Yadav

    First thing – Thanks for a wonderful knowledge sharing blog. I absolutely agree with all your suggestions

    I went through your blog really felt bad whatever happened during training. but i would like to share my story.

    I had attended training program in January 2015 at one of the authorized training center by SAP India in Delhi Now that center shifted to Gurgoan ATOS.

    I did my course in the ABAP (OLT mode there for three months) .Everything you mentioned in this article is true and it is happening even now.

    Any how I constantly be in touch with sap scn community and with hard work i can able to crack the certification but,

    Sir, But the Question is what next ?

    I contacted the Training Center ATOS, Gurgoan numerous time but they not even bother ,i didn’t got any mail neither from training center nor from SAP.

    Immediately after the exam i contacted the center ADMIN AS well as Center Placement cell officer at that time the placement officer told me that they send me tracker on my mail id which i have to fill and forwarded to them so, that they can start the placement drives.


    And i came to know that SAP Also send mail of credential manager to the candidates who cleared the exam .

    But I didn’t get any mail till now i cleared my Exam on 22 April 2015.


    I feel hooking up how to contact SAP Grievance cell so that i can raise this issue in front of them.

    Thanks ones again for a wonderful knowledge sharing blog i follow and read all your blogs Sir, you like MENTOR for me.


    I am waiting for your reply,


    Regards,

    Rizu Yadav.

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    1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Hi Rizu,

      I am not sure if there is any such Grievance Cell is there, even if it does exist, not sure if there would be any difference. Certain things seems never be changed, so there is no point and trying to change them.

      Personally, if you are already passed the certification, just leave everything else and concentrate and getting a decent placement. Probably, this is more important task now for you.

      If you need to get your certificate to be received / your S ID password / credential manager details etc.please contact SAP.


      Please refer SAP Note


      560499 – Global Support Customer Interaction: Telephone/e-mail

      in order to get the contact details of SAP Global Support in your country.

      Hope this helps.

      Kind Regards,

      Ravi

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      1. Rizu Yadav

        Thanx ravi sir 🙂

        I din’t find any help from SAP after all we put lots of money to them pathetic services from sap side . But ravi sir your blogs and quick replies helps a lot . Your blogs help me a lot in writting my certification exam .

        sir one more thing i didn’t get my ssid and password till now i have MY Participant id which i got on the day of certification exam plz put some light on this issue also.

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  33. abdul raheem mohammad

    Great article with loads of facts and true to its nature.

    Well done Ravi Shankar by writing this article. Do hope that SAP will do something best in these ATCs.

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  34. Rajesh Ghanta

    Dear Ravi,

    Thanks for the information on this Community Network.

    I need your valuable suggestion.

    I am an M.Tech Graduate and has been in the teaching field for 6 years working as an Assistant Professor in an engineering college.

    Now i am planning for a career change. I dont have any knowledge in SAP but i am good at programming.

    Does my profile suit for getting placement after doing SAP ABAP Certification in any ATC.

    If So, Can you suggest the Best ATC

    Thank you

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    1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Hi Rajesh,

      Good to know you.

      If you are good at programming, you should definitely give a try and test SAP waters 🙂

      There is lot of scope in SAP, particularly, where number of new products are evolving in SAP arena.

      Being an M.Tech and having programming knowledge, I do not think ABAP would be any task for you. You could easily grasp the things. Beyond SAP there are many other things you could after a couple of years of experience.

      As far as placement is concerned, this is a big question, number of people aspiring for the placements through ATCs. There is no guarantee, but they would / may provide some placement assistance. You will have a fair chance when compared with the other non-certified freshers.

      Getting a break might be difficult for freshers, but not impossible.

      I strongly believe we should always try something new in this life.

      Kind Regards,

      Ravi

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  35. Syed Rafi

    Dear sir

    Im syed i have 18 years experience in sales & marketing Acd. Quali. B.com, some diploma course in computer  & MBA n i have plan to change my career to SAP SD.

    so,pls advice its correct decision or wrong.

    thanks

    Syed

      

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    1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Hi Syed,

      It depends on your interest, number of years left in your career, salary etc.

      The first thing is Interest: You must come to SAP just because of passion, not because of job / salary.

      Number of years left in your career: If you have few years left in your career, then SAP might not be a good choice. To be fair, to become an established consultant in the market, it takes nearly a decade (10 years) of committed effort.

      Salary: If you are working at high end salary, being a fresher, it is very difficult to get that salary. You may have to compromise on the salary. If you are ready to do that, then, you could come to SAP.

      Hope this helps you.

      Kind Regards,

      Ravi

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  36. jignesh goswami

    Hi Ravi,

    i am new to SAP world and want to make career in SAP. I am resident of UK. Can you please provide the training center or do you know who can teach SAP Fico as i just want to pursue in FICO only and i have just make up my mind.

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  37. jignesh goswami

    Hi Ravi,

    i am new to SAP world and want to make career in SAP. I am resident of UK. Can you please provide the training center or do you know who can teach SAP Fico as i just want to pursue in FICO only and i have just make up my mind.

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  38. Kartik Bankar

    Hello Sir,

    I want suggestion from your side.

            I recently done my BE(CS). I’m fresher in this field. So, I’m going for SAP certification. Is there any difference in abroad training like Singapore & india. Actaully I’m interested training from abroad as well experience for beginner.

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    1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Hello Kartik,

      There is no difference whether you take in India or Singapore. Before going to any training, have you enquired SAP Education in India / Singapore and their fee? In India, it would cost around around 4 lakhs and in Singapore it may be 15 lakhs including your lodging and boarding? Are you really afford to pay such exorbitant prices? Please note there is no guarantee that you get a job immediately after passing them. There are NOT the gateways for jobs. Please set your expectations correct.

      Experience is something you must attain by yourself. Get some formal training and it may help you to attend some interviews with little more confidence. Training is a drop in ocean. You would only learn just basics. Only when you work on live projects / users, you get the experience, which is priceless and cannot be purchased from the market.

      Hope this helps.

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  39. Jatin Desai

    Sharing my Experience…

    I did my PP certification in 1998. At that time you can open the SAP help while answering question.. there were only 80 question & 3 hrs( plenty of time) to answer. It was hard to fail exam.

    Since then , SAP has tighten up Exam. No more “open Book” concept & they have introduced multiple question correct which makes thing difficult

    I taught full time/Part time PP Academy for couple of years & have seen my students coming at 69 & crying at exam center… You feel guilty as if you have ….

    But to put things in perspective , you get two group of students… ones doing  Academy by putting their own money & ones sponsered by Employers.

    Those sponsered by Employers just wants to pass exam & not bothered about learning anything.. Very first day , most will ask for Questions library(MCQ) from trainer( I had a student who went drinking a night before exam & passed just by reading MCQs)… If you donot give , they will complain about quality of trainer … We had so much experience & we gave away MCQ pratically as a part of first set of manuals. They are more worried about failing exam because , everyone back in their organization is will badmouth them ,if they fails. Such is culture in MNC these days

    Those putting their own money were outnumbered & class runs as per schedule of sponsered candidates… But we took care of them by teaching in weekend

    Sometime you get ABAP programer to sit in PP course , & it is as such tough to teach PP concepts to Business analyst… how to teach to ABAPer.

    Infact , you teach more in 4 weeks than any operation management course teaches in one semester.

    Hard part is you are constantly scrutinzed for 4 weeks & when you get pass result for your participant, it lasts only 4 minues… You will get “thank you & bye” togather.

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  40. Rahul Sakhale

    Dear Ravi Sir,

    I am Rahul, I did B.Com & working in KPO Field.

    i have 5 years of experience in KPO ( mutual fund and mortgage services)

    Currently i am working as a MIS analyst.

    I need your advice for SAP BW ( data warehousing) module.

    Is BW module is demanding in current market condition.

    Hope, you will revert me soon.

    Regards,

    Rahul S

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    1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Dear Rahul,

      Good to know you.

      My only suggestion is do not choose a module which is based on its demand. Every module has its own demand and moreover good consultant will always be in demand irrespective of the module.

      You need to see your interest, education and experience and where you realistically that you would enjoy working for your life time, rather than choosing something is in demand for short time.

      By looking at your profile, you are MIS analyst, as you might be dealing with number of reports / excel. By looking at this BI / BO might be a right choice. Before going to BI / BO, advise to learn basic fundamentals of ECC modules. Might be course TERP10 would give you that flavour.

      All the best.

      Kind Regards,

      Ravi

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      1. Rahul Sakhale

        Thank you Ravi  Sir for suggestion,

        I enquired about SAP BI module with one of the reputed institute,

        & 1. they have asked me to do SAP FI module (becasue of B Com domain)

        I am interested in the same.

        2. Also let me know that do we require to take offcial SAP FI certification after completion of cource.

        3. There is vast difference fee structure of local and ATC ( local 40k and ATC 3.50L)

        Thank you in advance.

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  41. P M

    Hi Ravi,

    From the above discussion I have come to know abt SAP ACTs.I  need your guidance regarding what should I do.

    I was into IT and worked for few years as developer in Middleware technology,after that I had big professional break due to which I am out of touch with Middleware technology and now I am not getting job.I have to pick some other technology so I was thinking of SAP.Is SAP right choice for me? Will a person like me get job in SAP?

    As learnt that SAP ACts training charge heavy and training is also not worth it so I was thinking that as I have very less money so I have to go for SAP unathorized centers for training

    If I have to join some SAP training then which SAP unauthorized center is good at basics, will be right for me?

    Waiting for your valuable guidance.

    Thx,

    Pooja

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  42. Raja Shekar

    Hi Ravi,

    This is Raja from Hyderabad. I thank for all your feedback and valuable experiences shared, which is more helpful for the newcomers and the working people into SAP world.

    Sir, I want to share my experience as well as seeking for your suggestion for my career.

    I did my B.com in the yr 2006 and joined a domestic company as an accounts executive for two years. In 2008, I joined Bank of America into back end operations and worked in different processes (Mortgage, email, text chat services) till August 2015 (i.e.,7 yrs).

    In Jan 2012, I thought of doing SAP FICO which is relevant to my educational background and started doing analysis for the genuine institutes. During that time, I came across one friend whose friend was working in Mahindra satyam as an SAP Basis consultant for 17 lakhs per annum. He said that there is no market for FICO and the competition is also more than the actual requirement. So, he inspired me to do SAP Basis, he said that he’ll give me job guarantee by attending telephonic interview on my behalf etc. I saw the sky, seeing my self assuming that i got settled in SAP with a decent job with a great package 🙂 .

    I joined with hime for SAP Basis, at the beginning he taught us (5 members) very well by charging 25k each. After 2 months next batch (5 members) joined us. The time was passing by and in October he went for his home town for 1 month leave and again continued the classes for another one month and said that there is an audit going on in his company and ultimately he was in bench and asked to go Dubai on a project for 3 months on priority and never came back till now. Whenever, we call/email him there is no response for the incomplete course 😥 .

    The entire story happened while I am still working within BOA, as I used to attend after my office. In 2013 I thought of doing MBA (Finance) and joint the college and passed with 70% in 2015 august (recently).

    Sir, I am unmarried with 29 years and the only source of income for my family. In my overall 9 yrs of experience my CTC was 3 lakhs per annum which is not sufficient. Sir, I have great expectation on SAP course.

    Our project went back to US and we are asked to leave by Aug;15. I am out of job sir and I planned to join in an authorized training center this time and started searching for the best institutes.

    During this, my friend who was also working with me had resigned earlier and joined SAP FI with Atos hyderabad with the fee of 4 lakhs. He has done his certification in April 15 and got the job in Siemens, Bangalore in May 15. I am totally inspired by him.

    When I asked about his success, he said that first he had taken course in ameerpet (UATC) and then joined Atos (ATC). That helped him to clear the certification in first attempt compare to other 6 candidates in his batch.

    He was also saying that the ATC’s only teach for 20 days with full download, which is not possible to understand the subject and clear the certification in first attempt.

    Well, if I also want to get the job soon, do I also need to join the unauthorised training center first and the ATC later or …..???

    He was suggesting me to come to bangalore and do the course with any ATC as the curriculum is same at all centers and also there are lot of chances to get the job.

    Ravi sir, please help me in deciding the reliable institute to join and the methods to follow to get the job sooner.

    I understand that, it is too lengthly to read. But tried to explain the things more briefly to give you the exact picture of my life. Sir, please reply.

    Thanks a lot,

    Raja.

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    1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Dear Raja,

      The first mistake that you have committed is to accept training from an unfaithful person and agreed for personification. Just imagine if you are client and somebody else has cheated and how difficult it is for your business. You are just thinking for your job, but the client has invested millions of pounds and dollars, then trusting you and putting their systems in your hand. You should not have done this mistake.

      Whatever happened is happened. You need to learn with commitment and passion. You should work hard rather than allowing somebody to attend the interview on your behalf. If you work hard and keep the same passion, if not today, you will get tomorrow. SAP Certification is NOT a job guarantee program. Just imagine you spend 4 lakhs rupees, but, if you do not get job, then what will you do? Will you blame SAP Certification? You may not be your friend. His education, qualification, experience, expertise and at that point market demand / supply might be different. You cannot compare yourself with your friend and blindly invest 4 lakhs, what will you do if you do not get a job. Please note there are hundreds of SAP Certified Consultants, if not thousands still eagerly waiting for jobs in the market.

      Please do not look SAP Certification as a life changer, but think it as a knowledge provider. Try to learn as much as you can within those 25 days. Even if you do not get the job, just keep continue practising and start attending the interview. Each interview learn something new and rectify your mistakes in the next interview. Over a period of time, you get to a better stage of cracking interviews and I am sure you get the break.

      There is NO short cut to success. Only your perseverance and hard work will give you everything your aim to achieve. Somewhere, I read, “Luck is like a lift and hard work is like staircases, your lift may not work, but if you believe the stair cases, sure shot you will reach your destination”.

      Work hard, keep up your passion, learn daily, share your knowledge and live for SAP.

      All the best.

      Kind Regards,

      Ravi

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      1. inayat khan

        Hi Ravi sir

        Even I am in same path I passes out 2011 I got job as SAP trainer for FICO I worked there 1 year as I was in contract  then I joined Siemens as end user  there I worked for 3 year s  and now I got job in SAP as Fico consultant but as a trainee the client which they gave me now is very less ticket  what should I do little confuse how to practice thinking please help me out

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        1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

          Hi Inayat,

          You need to ask your employer / client to give access to Sandbox.

          Hope you would be able to do some practice.

          It depends on you how you are going to explore the system. If you explore more you get more knowledge out of the system. Please make use of your sandbox system.

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      2. Raja Shekar

        Sure Ravi, Thank you!!

        Ravi, as said that I have learnt SAP Basis 3 yrs ago. Can I have a job trail on it now, being a commerce graduate with MBA finance. If yes, do interviewer question & reject me for choosing a technical module and give more importance science graduates?

        If not, shall I start learning FI (or) both FI & Co at an ATC?

        Also, some of my friends are saying that if I choose for FI then 20-25 days of training will not be sufficient to learn the course. So, asking me to join an unauthorized training center first and then join ATC for certification to add an advantage for my profile.

        If I have certified in FI and trying for the job, how is the current job market for freshers. How, if I go to Bangalore for training and try for the jobs from there, will there be more chances of opportunities in getting the job or shall I try from here (HYDERABAD)?

        Please suggest, Ravi. Thanks a lot, in advance!!!

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        1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

          Hi Raja Shekar,

          Training alone cannot give you any guarantee of job. Considering the market conditions, the SAP market becomes very competitive. It does not really matter what you are doing, but you must be expert in doing that. If you are an expert in Basis, nobody would ask you any question about your education. If you become SAP FI consultant and cannot do your FI consultant job, then every one would question your abilities.

          Please note there are few hundreds if not thousands of Certified Consultants are still waiting for jobs. SAP Certification is NOT a job guarantee program. Employers are particularly looking for people with experience. However, being a fresher, if you are trained and certified it gives added values, but that does NOT mean you are automatically entitled to get a job.

          Please note FI and CO are separate courses, each costs around 4 Lakhs, in total they are around 8 lakhs in INR. Are you ready to invest that much of amount? Even after investing that much amount and Certified, if you do not get a job, what would you do?

          Before, going to SAP Training you should set your expectations correct. It is only a program to enhance your skills, but NOT for guaranteed job. Based on your enhanced skills, if you get a job, that is good, if you do not get a job, then you should not criticise SAP Certification.

          Being an SAP Consultant, distance does not matter, you should be able to travel anywhere in the world.

          Learn with passion and have perseverance, everything will follow you.

          All the best.

          Kind Regards,

          Ravi

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  43. ankush chandra

    Hi Ravi Sir,

    I want to join SAP course.I’m new to this. I’m BE in electronics and communication and worked in telecom domain.My work was of visiting the installed mobile tower site and optimize it, basically its a field work. Presently I’m not working from last 9 months due to some unavoidable circumstances. Please suggest me which SAP course will be beneficial for me.

    Waiting for your valuable guidance.

    Thanks,

    Ankush

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    1. Ravi Sankar Venna Post author

      Dear Ankush,

      SAP Module is something you must choose to work. But, not suggested by other. When you are selecting the module, you should look at your education, business process knowledge, past experience and interest.

      There is no good module and no bad module. All modules will have its own opportunities for skilled consultants.

      Please do not select a module based on somebody’s advise. People may advise many things, which may not suits you. This is something like you should order your food when you visit the restaurant.

      All the best.

      Kind Regards,

      Ravi

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      1. ankush chandra

        Hi sir,

        Thanks for the reply. I appreciate your time and response. Please suggest from where I can get knowledge about different modules, so that as per your guidance I can select the right module.

        Thanks,

        Ankush

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  44. Shantanu Marathe

    Sir, I have completed my training in SAP HANA from un-authorised institute. I could not afford the fees from authorised institute and I am fresher in SAP.I have completed MCA and have good knowledge of SQL programming.I am not able to find job for fresher HANA Consultant so what should I do ? I am not much interested in ABAP as I am an avg student for programming.

    I am really frustrated as I am not able to show my skills even after acquiring them.Everywhere what I see is either experience or certification and I don’t have both of them.

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