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Students: Reinforce your CV against economic uncertainty

The world is now exiting its largest economic expansion in history and the prospects for what lie ahead for new graduates may be murky. Is it possible that we see a return to the days of those ridiculous job openings which advertise entry level positions that require 6 years of work experience and a PhD? Or the job positions which can only promise 6 months of employment at a time; leaving you in a state of limbo? This remains to be seen.

What is a student to do to insure oneself against these possibilities? One approach is to collect as many credentials as possible to prove your competence. Another could be to gain as much practical experience as you can. SAP Learning Hub, enhanced student edition provides both opportunities – it provides self-service access to study material covering an array of different SAP solutions, expert guidance & social learning via SAP Learning Rooms, 60 hours of hands-on practice time on real SAP systems and a certification exam attempt in one package.

An education path for self-starters

With the availability of SAP Learning Rooms, you will never have to learn alone. Your peers and experts will always be available to share knowledge and answer questions you may have about the content while you study, but they will not be there when exam time comes. Studying for SAP Global Certification on SAP Learning Hub will still need self-discipline and motivation. A lot is required of you to earn the title “Certified Application Associate” (Or Development/Technology Associate). These high barriers to achievement will be what sets you apart from your peers on the job market and is what makes the endeavor worth pursuing in the first place.

Learning Journeys illustrate the path to certification:

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An example of one of the Learning Journeys included in SAP Learning Hub, enhanced student edition

 

What is needed from your side is the time a dedication to follow them!

 

Something for (Almost) Everyone

Click here to view all the learning journeys that are available to you in SAP Learning Hub, enhanced student edition. For the generalists out there who are unsure what area they want to specialize in, there is the SAP S/4HANA – Scope and Business Processes learning journey which provides you a thorough overview of how the heart of SAP’s flagship ERP solution integrates with and streamlines the critical processes that make businesses run. Going into the workplace with a certification in this area shows your employer you have contextual knowledge on which to build company-specific expertise.  This journey is great for anyone studying business administration, management, project management or consulting.

For more specialized topics, you may find that some Learning journeys are related to SAP S/4HANA and SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Here is a blog which briefly explains the difference. You will have to decide for yourself which solution you are most interested in and what is most popular in your local job market!

The accounting and finance fans have plenty to choose from as this is a wide reaching and high-demand area.

Developers can choose among four different Learning Journeys from which to specialize.

Those interested in user interface design have the SAPUI5 and SAP Fiori Applications Learning Journey.

Supply chain management specialists have the SAP S/4HANA – Sourcing and Procurement learning journey on which to apply their knowledge.

Human resources students can get a head start with their technical expertise on the SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central learning journey.

Hands-on experience

It is already a great advantage to achieve familiarity or competence  on a topic from a theoretical perspective, but when your prospective employer seats you in front of their system and asks you to carry out some basic tasks, you don’t want to be that candidate that get stuck at the first click.

Included in the subscription to SAP Learning Hub, enhanced student edition is 60 hours of practice time on real SAP systems using SAP Live Access. These systems include exercise guides designed to get you familiar with the functions behind the theory you just studied. This environment is the place for you to learn, experiment and make mistakes – without the risk of critical business processes coming to a grinding halt due to your activity.

Unsure which systems to use? No worries. Just select the ones outlined in the Learning Journey!

The Exam

Once you have reached the end of the “Become Competent” scenario of your Learning Journey (and asked plenty of questions in the appropriate Learning Room!) You are ready to take your certification exam in the cloud. You won’t have to travel anywhere; a virtual proctor will monitor your exam via webcam. Read here for more information. There is one exam attempt included in the subscription. Further attempts can be purchased here. (Note: you can only attempt one exam up to three times)

If this sounds like it might be for you or someone you know, you can book a subscription here. Universities are also welcome to purchase on behalf of their students, just scroll down to the bottom of the product page for localized contact information and purchase assistance.

 

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