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Chapter of the Month -- April 2006
SAP vs. Oracle: Round two
Book excerpt: SAP R/3 for Everyone
Securing Web Services with Java
A primer on XML
Chapter 14: 'Sorting, filtering and summing up line-item reports'
Chapter 9: 'Securing Web Services'
Chapter 2: 'XML primer'
Chapter of the Month -- March 2006
SAP vs. Oracle
Book excerpt: Database tuning: Making it sing
Chapter 4: 'Database tuning: Making it sing'
Book excerpt: Upgrading to SAP R/3 Enterprise
Book excerpt: User management and security in SAP environments
Chapter 8: 'User management and security in SAP environments'
Chapter 5: 'Upgrading to SAP R/3 Enterprise'
SearchSecurity.com's SOX Security School
Chapter of the Month -- SAP NetWeaver Roadmap
Basis challenge #2: Reaching outside the application
Basis challenge #1: Triggering jobs inside and outside SAP
Resources for tackling SAP administration tasks
Basis challenge #3: Obtaining the SAPGUI version of all computers
Overcoming Basis challenges inside and outside the box
Basis challenge #2: Gathering SQL Server information
Overcoming Basis challenges by reaching inside the database
Basis challenge #3: Getting system profile parameters
Basis challenge #1: Reporting logon information
Basis scripting -- more resources
Book: SAP xApps and the Composite Application Framework
Scenario 3: Planning the transition to consulting
Scenario 2: Should I become a functional or technical consultant?
Resources for potential SAP consultants
Scenario 4: How can I avoid outsourcing?
Scenario 5: What's the right area for me to focus on?
How to become an SAP consultant
Scenario 1: I'm considering switching to SAP consulting
Scenario 4: SRM
Finding your special niche
Scenario 3: CRM, PLM and SD
SAP certification options -- checklist and resources
Scenario 2: ABAP/Java development
Scenario 1: I'm not sure if I need certification
Scenario 1: Basis and NetWeaver
Scenario 2: I think certification might advance my career. Should I go for it?
Scenario 5: Which certification will work the best for me?
Scenario 4: I'm certified. Why haven't I received a job offer?
Resources for finding your SAP specialty
Scenario 5: Becoming a trainer
Scenario 6: BW
Scenario 3: I wonder if my current skills will help me get certified.
Considering SAP certification
Resources for IT pros looking to move into SAP
Scenario 5: Should I fake experience?
Scenario 4: Can previous experience get me in the door?
Scenario 1: Is SAP is right for me?
Scenario 3: I'm certified. Why can't I find a job?
Scenario 6: I'm getting interviews but no job offers
Breaking into SAP
Top five IT factoids of 2005 from SearchSAP.com
Scenario 2: I'm a new graduate. How should I break in?
Chapter of the month -- December 2005
Scenario: ECC or R/3 being the lead system
Configuration prerequisites in ECC or R/3 and CRM systems
Mapping SAP CRM roles -- more resources
Maintain excluded functions
Scenario: CRM being the lead system
12. Detecting I/O bottlenecks
Mapping R/3 Account Groups and SAP CRM Roles
SearchSAP.com Interview with Bill McDermott
Book: Practical workflow for SAP
Troubleshooting SAP HR and Payroll problems
Part 2: Activities specific to the Payroll instance
Checklist: Connecting SAP Payroll and FI/CO via ALE
Part 1: Activities specific to the FI/CO instance
Part 5: Testing
Part 3: Setting up the RFC connections and logical systems
Part 4: Setting up and distributing the distribution model
Chapter of the month -- October 2005
The benefits of SAP supply chain management (SCM)
Checklist: Quantifying Human Resources Management benefits
Resources for kickstarting a JCo/SAP development effort
Part 2: Generating metadata for an RFC structure
Resource: The JCo utility cookbook
Part 4: Creating a serialized RFC interface
Part 3: Load testing SAP with JCo
Part 1: Writing an RFC structure to XML
Checklist: Creating high -impact BW workbooks
Scenario 5: I have a requirement to put all my reports into a single package
Scenario 4: I need to publish reports where users can't modify the layout of the report
Resources for optimizing reporting in SAP BW
Scenario 3: I need my users to have the latest data available
Scenario 2: I need to create a template without gridlines
Scenario 6: I want to lock the data values found in my BW reports
Scenario 1: I need to create a customized template with my company's logo
SAPGUI scripting resources
Step 3: Preparing the input data file