Although ABAP can be a tough area, I don't really recommend a functional switch. The competition there is too steep. A better idea is to take the advice I offer most ABAP programmers: build on your core technical skills with Web-based programming (XML, Java), BW, EAI, and perhaps Portals. This should give you more marketability both inside and outside of SAP. In addition to the answers you see here, I have addressed ABAP in this column's frequently answered questions. The direct link to the FAQ is: https://searchsap.techtarget.com/news/900457/SAP-Careers-Certification-FAQ
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