How to become an SAP consultant

Many people dream of being their own bosses, and IT professionals are no exception. By becoming a freelance SAP consultant, you have your pick of projects and prospective clients. You can focus on the area of your highest interest and become an expert in it -- rather than simply taking orders from up above. You may also make more money and be less restricted in your course of action.

But the road to becoming an SAP consultant may not be an easy one. After all, if it were, then everyone would be a consultant instead of an employee. It takes careful planning and timing in order to make the leap without sacrificing your personal economic security.

Still, if you are at the right point in your career and if you have the right knowledge and experience, the leap is possible. If you have a little market knowledge and the willingness to take the time to learn and consider your path, your efforts will have the best odds of succeeding.

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 Home: Introduction
 Scenario 1: I'm considering switching to SAP
 Scenario 2: Should I become a functional or technical consultant?
 Scenario 3: Planning the transition to consulting
 Scenario 4: How can I avoid outsourcing?
 Scenario 5: What's the right area for me to focus on?
 Review: Conclusion and more resources


Krissi Danielsson, technical author and freelance writer
Krissi is a freelance technical author writing for publications like DeveloperShed, Computerbits and Newsforge. She has written many popular career articles and tips for the SearchSAP audience over the years. She can be reached at
Copyright 2005 TechTarget

This was first published in December 2005

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