I am very interested in a career in SAP training and would like to know if it is possible is for me to get involved in this, as well as what certification(s) will be necessary, and where to start. I'd like to do this even if it means doing SAP training in Germany.
The one thing I would caution you against is becoming an SAP trainer. The SAP end-user training market is pretty sluggish, and the rates are low. I would recommend going for the more ambitious goal of becoming a full-fledged SAP consultant. You will find it a more challenging and better paying career path, and if you really like training, many SAP consultants do spend time on their projects training team members. And you can work in some short-term training sessions in between your longer implementation engagements. As for how to become an SAP consultant, that's a good question that I answer frequently in this column, so stay tuned!
This was first published in May 2005