Brush up your SAP skills
In 2010 when I started my career just after certification, I still remember how I used to remember all the configurations of various processes in SAP SD module. Scoring a good percentage, and passing the certification exam with flying colors, I felt I have conquered the world. Back then, explaining concepts using various scenarios came naturally to me.
Today, after almost 6 years, I was amazed to see that when my colleague preparing for certification exam casually asked me those questions again which seemed so simple back then how much I struggled to recall the answers. I casually joked with my colleague that this transformation is just because of the ageing process. However, it seems that whatever is Out of IMG is like Out of Mind.
Most of us might have experienced this feeling. We start our career as technical or functional consultant and with experience we start to grow as managers we get accustomed of doing same kind of things everyday and get out of touch of certain basic things and become comfortable with the work we are doing especially in case your profession is directed towards managerial side.
Well the next Goal is PMP but i still want to be in touch with IMG . I don’t want to provoke any debate over manger vs subject matter expert but i have a different point of view when it comes to bosses who run the show without knowing SAP environment. I have seen those embarrassing situation when a junior colleague seeks your guidance over some requirement and you are kidding around and swiftly get away with the situation because you are not able to recall the answer or directing them to subject matter experts.
These situations will not hurt your reputation as a manager but this will definitely dent your reputation as a leader.
I know that it is an infrequent skill combo but that should be the ultimate ability set (SME of any SAP module + PMP).
Now the question is how to gain this steadiness, how to grow as a leader and still stay deep rooted with the basics and the answer is online refresher courses. I have been taking these courses from Udemy , Open SAP , SAP learning HUB and they have been priceless.
And essentially the most comforting factor with udemy is this that the entire courses comes with 30 Day a refund warranty. I really appreciate this policy as i’ve requested for refund at no. of times.
There are bad courses also on udemy i have burned my hands couple of times but after burning my own hands i have found some pearls from there.
Most of us begins our profession from SD, FI, ABAP background therefore i have jotted the list of best ones with their hyperlink. You can search these courses straight on Udemy also.
BEST SAP COURSES :
SAP SD stands for Sales and Distribution. SD is one of the core modules of SAP. This course contains more than 30+ hours of videos demonstrating both the theory and hands-on on how to configure the major areas of SAP SD.
If you are from a Sales or Customer Service background and you want to enter into the functional consulting world of SAP, this is the module for you.
SAP ABAP is the popular enterprise programming language developed by SAP and used by the biggest organisations in the world to run their business systems. In this SAP ABAP video training course, Peter Moxon introduces you to the fundamental skills needed to understand SAP ABAP programming and start creating your own ABAP programs.
This course makes it so easy to learn SAP ABAP, you will be writing and testing out you own code in no time. So not to bog you down with theory this course focuses on learning through a hands-on approach and is packed full of practical step by step examples so that you are creating code from day one.
SAP Financial Accounting course is a ‘must have’ for everyone involved with SAP Financial Accounting. If you are new to SAP, a consultant or developer you need to understand how the SAP Finance System works. This course will teach you exactly that.
SAP EDI. Almost every SAP implementation implements EDI. Yet, most consultants are blissfully unaware of how EDI works. Needless to say, there is always a good demand for consultants with good knowledge of EDI implementation. This is exactly the gap this course will fill.
SAP LSMW. Imagine you are an SAP Functional Consultant and your project’s realization phase is done. Now you need to migrate 100,000 Customer records from your legacy system ( say Salesforce.com ) to SAP. How would you do it ? LSMW is the gold standard tool used by SAP functional consultants to migrate mass amounts of data into SAP. LSMW stands for Legacy System Migration Workbench
SAP ABAP OBJECTS is the most important ABAP enhancement that all ABAP Programmers need to master. Developed by SAP and used by the largest organisations in the world to run their business systems.
In this advanced SAP ABAP Objects video training course, Peter Moxon introduces you to the fundamental Object Oriented programming techniques ABAP developers need to understand to further their development careers and maintain pace with the evolution of SAP development technology.
You will learn by watching the easy to understand lectures and live coding sessions. Peter explains step by step how to create and modify ABAP Objects code and how to integrate it with procedural ABAP coding techniques.
There is also a fantastic series from Thomas Jung, this blog introduces a 5 part eLearning series Basic ABAP OO eLearnings