I am more interested in becoming an SAP consultant. What would be your advice for me to take up SAP training and also what are the chances of me breaking into a real world SAP consultant job?
Your next job is to figure out how to take advantage of your current skills within an SAP environment. This way, even as a junior-level SAP person, you'll have senior skills in other areas that are relevant to your role. I don't know a lot about your background, but it seems to me that one way into SAP for you might be in a Microsoft-heavy environment where you already have significant skills. Since many midsize companies are implementing SAP, and since many of those in the SMB space are "Microsoft shops," you might want to focus on looking at smaller SAP installs, or perhaps even working for a consulting firm that serves that type of company. Training from SAP can certainly help you, but be careful to manage your expectations about the opportunities it might bring you on the other side. Yes, SAP is hot, but it's a lot of work, and you have to be deeply committed to pursuing excellence in SAP to succeed as an SAP consultant in the long term.
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