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Is it still a good idea to start a Basis career?

I am working as an IT professional and I want to start a career in SAP as a technical consultant. I want to go for SAP Basis administration.

I am trying to get training but I can't find any suitable school or institute. I spoke with one person for SAP Basis training and he advised me to go for CRM or NetWeaver training rather than Basis because I would have a harder time finding a job in Basis. I am confused because I am not from management and it's very hard for me to go for CRM or PP. Is it true that there is programming involved in NetWeaver training?

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To start your career as a Basis consultant you should have a solid technical background. Since you already work as a technical professional, opting for SAP Basis as a career is better for you than the other recommendations. It is not necessary for a Basis consultant to know ABAP (a programming language in SAP). Please try help.sap.com to learn more.

Regards,
M FAROOQ Ali
SAP BASIS/ BI Consultant
m_farooq_ali@hotmail.com

This was first published in August 2006

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