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SAP Training & Certification – Associate Level in case of Fresh Graduates and Post Graduates

Hello Every One,

I wanted to share the Flow of SAP Training & Certification – Associate level in case of Fresh Graduates

For Associate Certification no prior SAP Experience is required in case of Fresh Graduates.

Note: This can be followed only when your College or University is not registered in SAP University Alliance.

Here is the Flow :

Fresh Graduate (Technical / Functional)


Enters into SAP Training with local centers cost is feasible around Rs.20k to Rs.30 or even Rs.35k.

Learns Basic Configuration/Programming/Customizing under the guidance of SAP Trainer (Expert of SAP Industry).



After completing your training, make a small investment in buying SAP IDES System. You need to practice for another 45 days.



You need to create your company & company code in your SAP IDES System End – to End Configuration Solution in IDES.




While doing step-by-step customizing, you need to copy screenshots in MS Word along with SAP Menu Paths, complete one full Configuration cycle of particular SAP module and then take print out.


After taking print out of your configuration notes, just visit Education Partners Centers, tell them you are interested in SAP Consulting Career. Show your Configuration notes and tell them that you have taken training at local center under the guidance of SAP Industry Expert – SAP Trainer.




Education Partners will definitely allow you, if you are willing to join hands with them.



After Certification, Placement will happen through Education Partners – openings are based on Business requirement @ Partner Companies, you need to wait with patience and during your wait you need to do Demo project in your SAP IDES by referring SAP Material given by Authorized Centers.

This flow suits for Fresh Graduates and Students. As a Fresh Graduate I too followed the same flow, it took more time for me because my university/ college is not registered in SAP University Alliance. I faced difficulty in convincing Education Partners here in Bangalore. Now route is clear for Fresh Graduates. Education Partners are allowing Fresh Graduates limited seats only. My Education Partner is also encouraging College Graduates. I hope this flow will help every beginner of SAP especially Students & Graduates who are looking to excel in SAP Career.

I wanted to tell one thing to every one here – Do you know why I mention Trainee? Because I Practice in my SAP IDES daily and I am perfect in Configuration Flow of FICO with out any errors.

Thanks & Regards

Pramila Nagaraj

SAP Financials Associate Certified Consultant -Fresher/Trainee

SAP Certified Candidate of SourceOne Management Services Pvt. Ltd.


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  • Hello Students and Graduates,

    Here is an Happy News for you, My Idea is has been accepted by SAP Education Partners - Lithan, ATOS, SourceOne. They have started accepting candidates from College & Universities of India. If interested please contact the Education Partners. Do not delay, Its your Investment and your career. See that you are in right path for your SAP Career.

    If this would had happened to me in 2011, I would have settled with 1 SAP Partner here in Bangalore and also gained 2 years of experience. It pains a lot for me and this will not happen to any students from this year.

    You can tell my Name, they will allow you for Training. See that you have completed Local Training (Low Cost).



    SAP Financials Associate Certified Consultant Fresher/Trainee

    SAP Certified Candidate of SourceOne Management Services Pvt Ltd


    Here is the message from Lithan :

    Dear Ms.Pramila,

    THANKS A LOT for your Inputs. We are already following the same and Guiding Student accordingly.

    In case you come across someone who wants to do SAP. Please ask them to get in touch with me.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Satyesh Askulkar * Business Manager - MERP, uAcademy & Corporate.

    • Hi Pramila Mam,

                              You got it made too easy for freshers ,those who wants Join SAP Partner for training after Graduation but as per criteria they were unable but now if we have some configuration knowladge then they can,great mam,



  • Hi Pramila,

    As u said ,, about the process of College Student to SAP learning any Educational center is there  in Mumbai?

    With Regards,


    • The Workstation Computer Education

      402 4th Floor Royal Chambers,Nxt To Jewel Nursing Home,

      Opp Club Millinium, Main Gulmohar Road,

      Jvpd Scheme Juhu, Juhu, Mumbai – 400049

      Globenet Computer Education          43, Salex Centre,Opposite Archies Gallery,

      Near Old Market,

      Kalina, Santacruz East, Mumbai – 400029

      Tel =26664215 ,9324042517, 932475297

      Pacific Networks Computer Institutes          2 Satyendra Bhuvan First Floor,New Nagardas Road Opp Pinky Cinema

      Near Andheri Station, New Nagardas Road,

      Andheri East, Mumbai – 400069


      Hcl Career Development Centre          C-301, 2nd Floor, Shanti Shopping Center,Opp Railway Station, Mira Road, Thane – 401107

      SAP Authorized Center which is allowing College Students:

      Lithan Genovate :


      Satyesh Askulkar * Business Manager - MERP, uAcademy & Corporate * Lithan Genovate * SAP Education Partner. * Phoenix House, ‘A’ Wing, 2nd Floor, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel (w), Mumbai - 400013 * Main 91 22 30241839 * DID 91 22 30205718  * Cell : +91 9323446690 Fax 91 22 3042 1842 * *,



      • I have given Addresses of Both Local Training Centers and One Authorized Training Center. First attend Local Training to become familiar with SAP Configuration and then approach Lithan Genovate.

  • Hi pramila,

    That's really awesome, it encourages me a lot. Now, i gained more hope that i il get thro' in fetching a job.

    Kindly, guide me What to do ?

    I got cerfitified from the local institute in SAP ABAP module, now i am searching for a job in entry level.

    Can you please guide me what to do? And, to be frank i am currently workin in a BPO now i would like to shift my career path from BPO to IT. I don't want to get stuck in BPO, please help me out of this.

    Hope that you il respond to this.   Hoping for the best to happen.

    Thank you.


    • Hi Ramesh,

      Please do not show your previous BPO Job experience. Companies won't accept it unless it is related to ABAP. If you are working in ABAP - BPO Industry then fine. If not do not disclose your BPO Experience. If you mention it you may not get calls/reply from companies.

      I had made a sample cv and I tried to add BPO experience F&A Experience, tried for SAP FI Entry level Role. But did not get response. This was just my Trial. I am having a fear of Career Breaks. So I had done this Trail to check whether it is accepted by SAP Companies or not.

      I did not go for BPO Jobs. I'm concentrating only on SAP Financials & Controlling. This trial helped me a lot for not having career breaks. After my Local Training  at SAPTAC, I have been Practicing in SAP IDES right from 2011, I thought of adding SAP IDES Self Project - Configuration, I started getting response from companies Direct Mails where in some companies asked me for SAP Certification. So I got confirmed that companies prefer SAP Experience like Configuration, Project Experience.



  • Thanks for sharing your experience.

    This is really a new thing to me.I am working for the past 4 years in SAP as an SD consultant but never heard this.You have mentioned the local training cost 35K but after that what is the cost for the fresher? Is it only certification exam fee or something more they need to invest.

    I think you got my point.

    • Hello Suman Sardar,

      After Local Training, next will be SAP Authorized Training with Education Partners Investment Cost will be in Lakhs as given by Centers. Its a Formal Education for Fresh Graduates without any Experience.

      Coming to your Profile : SAP SD Consultant 4 years.

      You are eligible for SAP Professional Training and Certification. If you have strong Project experience in SAP SD you can directly Prepare for SAP SD Professional Certification without Training and Appear for Certification Exam by Paying Rs.35k to SAP India. If you clear, you will get a title SAP SD Professionally Certified. This will be benefit for you as well as your SAP Employer (SAP Partner). Associate Certification is best for Beginners of SAP. Professional Training & Certification is best for SAP Consultants who have Project experience.

  • Hi. I'am interested in the certification "C_TAW12_731: SAP Certified Development Associate - ABAP With SAP Netweaver 7.31". In Karnataka, a SAP Certified Training center has opened up recently where I live. Now, my questions are:

    1) What course do I need to take in order to be eligible for C_TAW12_731 or C_TAW12_71?

    2) They are telling me I should join for eAcademy course "TAW1e", and that would make me eligible for the certification (SAP Certified Development Associate). Is this true??

    3) And they told me it is available through eAcademy in their center, hence I don't need to attend physical classes. Just have to log in intro their systems and go through the course. Again is this true?

    4) According to my understanding, after going through eAcademy course "TAW1e" I will be eligible to take the C_TAW12_71 exam. Is this true?

    5) They told me the fees would be Rs. 1.6 Lakh + Tax. Is this true?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Hello Sole Developer,

      TAW1E - SAP E-ACADEMY NETWEAVER - ABAP BASICS (SAP NETWEAVER) is a Separate Training Package offered by SAP Authorized Centers. You have to learn and complete E- Learning part in 5 days before the Commencement of SAP ABAP i.e C_TAW12_731 Class Instructor Led Training at SAP Center.

      1. Go for Instructor Led Training - Classroom - C_TAW12_731

      2. Yes you have to first complete eAcademy Course TAW1E.

      3. You can attend eAcademy from your home itself. Its a Self Study.

      4. After your eAcademy you need to attend Training Class for C_TAW12_731 for 25 days ABAP Handbook will be given by center during training.

      5. Fees for ILT Course is Rs.3.70 lakhs inclusive of Tax. If it OLT Online Training then Fees will be Rs.2.75 lakhs...please check with them. For first 10 days the fees is Rs.1.6 lakhs + 12.36 Tax. For next 10 days you have to pay balance amount.

  • Hi Pramila Nagaraj

    I have recently completed my SAP FI Certification from authorized center.

    I am finding very very difficult to get a job as a fresher...ever company ask for experience!!

    Than how can we enter into SAP world...? Kindly help me

    Thank u




  • Hi everyone! Its just today that i have joined the SAP community. I need some Guidance and i am sure that ill get it here!! 🙂

    I am chetna residing in Bangalore, I am in my final semester of MSc Computer science. I have done BSc in computers. i wish to build my career in SAP and still choosing between the modules.However, techno functional is good for me (think so).

    My doubt is for BI and Associate Project manager certification is it important that i need to have prior work experience in that domain??to be eligible for certification exam ..Coz the Authorised institutes in Bangalore told me that i cannot take up this course without prior work experince..What do i do in this case??

    Also which module in SAP relates to software Testing??

    I am sure i sound quiet confused but let me highlight this that i am still studyng about the modules and job roles related to it:)

    Awaiting for good clearity in the above


    • Hello Chetna,

      For SAP Associate Level Training there is no need to have prior work experience in case of Fresh Post Graduate (M.Sc/MBA/MCA). You need to have 60% score throughout your Academics, No Gaps, No Breaks in your Education. Plus you need to attend one local Training to become familiar with SAP then approach Authorized Center.

      • but if we do not have consistent 60% and have gaps and breaks..i had a yr break after BSC then started MSC  then what we should do.. Authorised centers told me i cannot take up BI /BW as a fresher but can start with ABAp if technical or techno functional is my choice

    • thanks .. but i am tryng to avoid core coding kind of role in IT and trying to find out analyst kind of a role ..which module is meant for it and how to go for it being a fresher

  • Hi Pramila,

    I am planning to start my career in SAP CRM. Could you please me in the growth prospects for SAP CRM. What's the average package taht a person can earn through this..

    • Hi Jigar,

      SAP CRM Career Growth depends on the Availability of Open Positions in SAP Companies Partner/Customer.

      Average Package depends Depends on SAP Companies - Industry Standard. Based on Job Portals & Qualifications I will give a Rough Analysis :

      If you are a Technical Graduate B.E/B.Tech with Post Graduate MBA/MCA then Scale will be around Rs.3.65 to Rs.3.95 lakhs P.A - Developer Roles of SAP CRM

      If you are a Functional Graduate BBA/B.Com with MBA then Scale will be Rs.3.00 to Rs.3.50 lakhs P.A  Functional Roles of SAP CRM

      Sometimes due to slow down in IT sector, Pay Scales may vary from Company to Company and Industry to Industry.

      Stay Tuned to this Link India Salary Survey - India Wages - Average Salary in India | PayScale



  • Hi Pramila,

    Myself Elayaraja, i have 2+yrs of Exp in HR domain, i would like to become SAP HCM Functional consultant. Please let me know the possibility way to get trained in SAP HCM.

    Also i wanted to know that, whether i can able to get train from, SAP consultant, from that can i go for SAP HCM Certifications.

    Please help me out.



    • Hello Elayaraja,

      First take Local Training to become familiar with SAP HCM. Start SAP HCM Demo in your IDES, frame out your understanding of HCM Solution in IDES. Make a Note of your HCM Solution step by step Procedure. Take Print Out of your solution. And Visit SAP Authorized Center (if you are Financially Strong). After Certification Your center will take care of Placements.



  • Thanks Pramila...

    Could you please guide me where should I start with as I have completed my training from one of the institutes..I need to start my career in this field.

    • Hi Jigar,

      You have to look for SAP CRM Roles - it can be any thing related to Projects. Use appropriate Key Words of SAP CRM in your CV so that it will reach to the Right SAP Recruiter.



      • mam in Bangalore which local training institute is good for training before going to education partners.. and hw much do we need to pay for IDES it possible that we share someones account???

        Also i am studyng about sap HANA coz they are free courses available and is helping me knw something about SAP as a to apply for HANA based jobs

        • Hello Chetna,

          There are many local centers in Bangalore and only few are good. You can follow this link

          For IDES Installation you need to contact IDES Vendors or Even Local centers will give IDES for a Charge.

          To Apply for SAP HANA Jobs You need to register directly in SAP Technology Partners website. Search in Google. SAP Technology Partners Hitchi Consulting and many more are into SAP HANA Services. And also search in Job Portals.



  • pls. advise how can i get in as SAP FI consultant i have done course on SAP FICO from local institutes. how to get practial exp, so that i get the job & i have 10 yrs exp. in accounting

  • Hi Pramila ,

        sorry to say this , I was totally confuse of your above conversation , you are saying that associate level certification coast around 30k something but SAP partners  offering something well I don't want to revel those things and all .. letz come to the point Myself is Arif working in HP as process Associate (SAP SD End User) am planning to switch my career in SAP BASIS field so I did course in some unauthorized institute now am planning do certification  for that I contact SAP team they said me to take training on any authorized institute like ATOS , when I contact them they said 5lac for training + certification its too coast I cant afford that much , so can you please guide me is there any easy way of getting certified in low cost ...... or any person to contact , if you don't mind if you provide your personal mail id means it is very useful for me ...

    Thanks and Regards

    Arif Saleem

    • Hello Arif,

      Did you read the blog properly? I have said Rs.30k to 35k for Local Training (Un Authorized).

      SAP Authorized Certification Can be done at Rs.30k+ Taxes (Exam Fees). This is for Associate Level Exam. This is possible only when you have SAP Basis Project Experience of 1 year or 2 years. Training is not required if you have SAP Basis Project Experience.

      SAP Basis Associate Level Training Cost is Rs.5 lakhs this includes Exam Fees+ Taxes as mentioned by SAP. You are trying to switch to SAP Basis so Training has to be completed.

      There is another option Sponsorship from your Current Employer (HP).

      Second Option: Take Training from HP (Training), Get certified at their cost and You can start working for SAP Basis for HP Labs.



  • Hi Pramila

    It is very helpful we are getting your response for our queries. Thanks 🙂 .

    I also have some queries.

    My base is from MM Module and i have 4 years of experience. Currently I am working as Project Coordinator in a EPC company. I want to do SAP Certification in MM from Delhi. I know that certification cost is very high and unfortunately i cant afford such money.

    Please guide.

    1. All option available to approach for SAP certification?

    2. If sponsorship is possible then is there any cost to company or any harm if company        sponsor to employee?

    3. After sponsorship i can attempt my exam any time or is there any time limitation?

    4. What is the latest Exam Code for MM certification that i should do.

    5. Is there any validity of exam code/certification version for this certificate or we need to update that certification again after sometime according to IT industry requirement.

    6. That certification is helpful in other countries also.


    Preeti Kashyap

    • Hi Preethi,

      1.If you have strong Project Experience of 4+ years in SAP MM with 2 E2E + Support Role Experiences, then you can Enroll with Education Partner and Prepare for SAP MM Certification- Professional Level. You can take guidance SAP MM Certified Trainer at Education Partner if you are not strong in your Project Experience of MM.

      Here is the detailed Official link

      SAP MM Professional (Procurement ERP Professional Certification Code : P_PRO_66)…


      If you don't have E2E Implementation Experience in MM 4 years then you have to go for SAP Associate Level Certification at Education Partner. Take Guidance from SAP MM Certified Trainer.

      SAP MM Associate (Procurement ERP Associate Certification Code C_TSCM52_66…

      2.In Sponsorship there will be a Cost to Company because you are working for their Project. You have to check with your Employer regarding Sponsorship for SAP Training & Certification.

      3.After completion of Training at Education Partner, there will be a gap of 10 or 15 days time for Exam Preparation and appear for Exam.

      4. Validity of SAP Certification :

      I am new to this. Recently I got a news about this via SAP News here is the link:

      New Services Enhance the Value of SAP Certification

      Read this link thoroughly and In India it would take some time to implement this New Services by SAP, But it will come soon for us.

      You can also upgrade SAP Certification skills via

      SAP Learning Hub, discovery edition

      Register for Free here to upgrade your SAP Certification Skills

      HUB001 - SAP Learning Hub, discovery edition | SAP Training and Certification Shop

      5. SAP Certification is useful across world "Globally Accepted" since its a Global Certification.

      For time being I know only this much.



      • Hi Pramila

        Further to above queries I got approval from SAP India for Direct Certification of

        SAP MM Professional (Procurement ERP Professional Certification Code : P_PRO_66).

        Here i have some queries.

        1. Can i apply for Associate level certification before pursuing to Professional Level?

        2. After clearing Associate level certification again i need to get approval of my resume for Professional level further.

        3. In case of any emergency can i change my exam center (Outside India)?

        Seeking your advice.

        Thanks & Regards