There are so many certifications out there that it can be overwhelming to try to choose one. If you have decided to go for an SAP certification, you have to consider what professional direction you want to take your career.
The best certification to seek is not one in an area that you already know, but rather an area in which you would like to expand your skills and potentially in which you would like to work in the future. For example, if you are a Basis administrator, consider seeking a NetWeaver certification. Or vice versa. View certification as an opportunity to learn and grow in your SAP career and to broaden your horizons. Experience speaks louder than certification anyway, so if you have experience in one area, certification is not needed for career growth.
Scenario 1: I'm not sure if I need certification
Scenario 2: I think certification might advance my career. Should I go for it?
Scenario 3: I wonder if my current skills will help me get certified.
Scenario 4: I'm certified. Why haven't I received a job offer?
Scenario 5: Which certification will work the best for me?
Review: Conclusion and more resources
This was first published in December 2005