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I have SAP experience and want to become an independent consultant. How do I go about it?

I have SAP experience and want to become an independent consultant. How do I go about it?

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"I think some people get confused; they see that SAP is having one of the best years of any software company, and they assume there must be a lot of opportunities to break into SAP. That's not the case. The SAP consulting market is extremely competitive, and for the most part, the vast majority of people who are getting their feet wet in SAP are simply lucky to be in the "right place at the right time" with a company that decides to implement..."
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"First of all, you don't need to work for SAP directly in order to become an independent consultant. And if you've read my previous columns, you know that I think SAP certification is overrated. You need two things to succeed as an independent SAP consultant: You need a hot, niche skill, backed up by years of relevant, focused experience, and you need client references from multiple SAP projects..."
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This was first published in July 2005

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