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How do I get into an ERP career?

I'm a student from Pakistan getting my master's degree in business administration with a focus on information technology....

My academic background is commerce. I'm also an MCP and doing some part-time work in basic standalone and LAN computers. I'm interested in a career with ERP solutions. I've heard a lot about this term but haven't gotten any accurate career help yet. I'd like to get your suggestion about my plan. ERP covers a multitude of products and a number of different job roles: consultant, analyst, designer, developer and project manager, just to name a few. To get a sense of what kinds of platforms are out there, I'd suggest digging into leading players in this product space: SAP, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and so forth to see what kinds of products and markets exist. Next, I'd look into the trade publications that service these markets to try to find more information about what kinds of jobs fit into these markets, which ones are most available, what's involved in doing them. Then start trying to figure out how what you've already learned and know maps into what you must still learn and know to qualify for such positions. Only then will you be in a position to make any kind of plan, so first please do your homework.

Happy hunting!
--Ed--

This was last published in September 2004

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