This is my first blog in sdn. Even though I have been on and off sdn for sorting out the issues I faced,
never been a member of it till recently (quite bewildered by the vastness I must add!…..not sure I have
seen even one-fourth of it!!!) I have been contemplating the idea of giving back to the community but
couldn’t corner where/how to begin it. These led me to take a personal reflection.. more like having a
pause in action and I stumbled upon the topic of my very first blog… It’s true ‘the answer lies within yourself’.
‘To be SAP certified or not’ has been one of those points to ponder ever since I started out my career in
SAP BI. It took a couple of years to finally say ‘yes I do’ to C_TBW45_70. Suddenly, I found myself with a
stack of SAP materials and decided to take a glance at it. The second I started, I felt at home. The more
I read the more hooked I got. I got to understand many facts in depth and was amazed at the ocean of
knowledge that beckoned me. I made it a point to note down the important ones. It took me 3 months to
finish reading all those (with an hour to spare for it mostly every day). A special mention to the blog by Ravi
Sankar Venna on certification, I was truly amazed by his efforts. By the time my preparations were done,
I felt at ease.
The D-day! May 24, 2012. I was a little nervous… 80 questions in 180 minutes. But the exam was not that
tough I expected it to be but some answer choices confused me! I could complete it within 75 minutes. Again
went through all the questions and finally clicked the ‘Submit’ button. Fingers crossed!
‘Congratulations…….’which was followed by a report giving % correct score for differentsections in the exam.
I savored the moment. It was a reflection of the choice I made, the time and effort I put in to achieve it. After a
few weeks I laid my hands on my first SAP certificate.
My life after certification is/was amazing. Suddenly, I found/find total strangers congratulating me and looking at
me in awe. Personally, it’s a huge boost to my self-confidence…yes I can achieve what I aim for and now I am raring
to take my next plunge and professionally it helped me find a niche for myself in my team and in my company.
I would sum up with these words…
In everything I hope to achieve fulfillment.
This life is short,
and no matter how unfair sometimes,
I never give up.
To all those wannabes….Getting yourself certified is not the end of world, but the beginning of a truly
Keep up the spirits,