You can continue to draw on "both sides" of your skills, but you need a focal point. FI, BW, and Basis courses could all be good for you, but it depends on your previous expertise and which part of SAP you match up with best. Having said that, I would recommend that you look into "next generation" SAP certifications. I always think that with SAP, you want to pay for training in the emerging technologies. This helps to position you ahead of the pack as much as possible.
So, instead of Basis, look into NetWeaver, and if you do FI, make sure it's mySAP Financials, the latest and greatest, and consider SEM training as well. The training may or may not help you all that much. It's hard to switch ERP packages midstream of your career -- harder than it should be. The problem is that hiring managers don't want to provide the training to "convert" someone from one package to another -- even if that training would be minimal. The best companies for you would be current Baan customers that are transitioning to SAP just like you are.
Or you might find a consulting firm that is retraining ERP consultants and cross-training them in new packages. You have your work cut out for you, but hopefully your depth of ERP experience will pay off. Keep trying, all you need is one break.
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