Ask the Expert

With Basis experience, is a formal certification necessary?

After almost three years of SAP Basis experience, I am thinking of obtaining the relevant SAP certificate this fall. Is it worth the effort, or does the market select professionals based mainly on their experience?

    Requires Free Membership to View

Yes, the SAP market is about project experience, not certification. And getting certified in an area that you are already strong in is not usually the best approach. If you're going to get certified, why not get certified in a new area related to your core skills? This will broaden your knowledge base and your marketability. You could look into some BW training, or some Web Application Server training. Choose an area that you have some real interest in, and pursue that. There are never any guarantees with certification, but try using it to expand your knowledge rather than simply reinforcing what you've already done.

This was first published in October 2003

There are Comments. Add yours.

 
TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: