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Can I get opening for SAP SD without certfication and imp experience?

Hi Experts

Iam working as sales officer for a top  FMCG MNC .I completed my MBA in the year 2006 and have 6.5 years of experience in hardcore sales.I was trained SAP SD from a local institute and I’ve been practicing on SAP ECC 6.0 version since 6 months by pursuing my job.Iam not getting the calls after putting my CV in jobsites.Now I’ve some opininions and queries to share

1.My 6+ years of rich experience in sales can not be considered,as I dont have functional or implementing exp.If so why the certified freshers would be prefered,as the knowledge and experience levels are same?

2.The only difference between the certified and non certified is THE CERTIFICATION.If the knowledge levels and experience levels differ, It can only be explored by the recruiter,when only people like me called for an interview.Why the recruiters are not doing so?

3.The freshers won’t be called for,Then how can the freshers get experienced?

4.I think the reasons for fakery is

    a) Candidates are frustrated with out the calls and indulged for this activity.

    b) All people may not have the ability of affording such a huge amount  for the certification,where as they have been frustrated with the on going job     

        perticularly in hard core sales,if the positions and salary hikes doesnot occur according to their expectations.


       What are your opinions??

       Give some suggestions.

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      Author's profile photo Craig S
      Craig S

      I believe you can take the certification test directly from SAP at anytime you want at any SAP education center.  You don't have to go to a third party (i.e. non-SAP), training center and course.   So if you are confident in your SAP skills, take the certification test.  I believe last I looked they are like 150.00 USD per area in the US.  I have no clue about other countries.

      Keep in mind, a piece of paper does not necessarily make a good consultant. So even those with a cert should be vetted by the recruiter and a technical/functional person that works in that area. 

      On the other hand, not having a cert doesn't automatically make you bad either.  Many long time consultants, (like me for one), never had certifications available when we started in SAP.  Now after over 15 years of doing consulting, networking, etc....the certification doesn't really do all that much for us older folks so we don't bother getting it.

      Getting the first project to work on is always the difficult part.  All I can suggest is to keep trying and don't quite your current job! But don't lie.  It will catch up with you and in the meantime, the added stress will just cause hair loss, ulcers, loss of sleep, loss of appetite and  😯