Navigating the myriad SAP training resources can be daunting. Here’s a summary of the formats currently available to get you trained! Please feel free to recommend any of your favorites in the comments.




Live Instructors Available for Questions

Certificate Earned

Other considerations

Recommended Sources

SAP University Alliances (program description here)

High Quality Same price as college credits Very hands-on:  Often involves an end-to-end implementation Yes, live instructors available Yes, certificate earned
  • Only available to students of member universities
Click here for a directory of member universities
Live Training Provided by SAP High Quality High price Yes, hands-on Yes, live instructors available Yes, certificate earned
  • Only provided at SAP or SAP partner facilities at limited dates/times- Remember, Certification is never a substitute for actual SAP experience

Online documents, presentations, articles, etc.

Inconsistent Quality   Free or close to free No hands-on No live instructors available No certificate earned
  • Detailed, living documents
  • Difficult for beginners to use; Best for experienced SAP consultants who can navigate to exactly what they need

Interactive online courses

Inconsistent Quality Less expensive than live instruction, but still hundreds of dollars Usually hands-on practice is provided in a simulator, but you can also get access to SAP sandboxes online. No live instructors available Some offer certificates
  • Self-paced
  • Interactive online training is often only helpful for beginners and intermediate users

Textbooks or eBooks

High quality if you use a current version Low price No hands-on No live instructors available No certificate earned
  • Good for beginner and intermediate users
  • Self-paced
  • 100 Things You Should Know About Financial Accounting with SAP
  • Next Generation ABAP Development (2nd Edition)
  • Sam’s Teach YourselfSAPin 24 Hours
  • And any books by SAP Press
Your own workplace (if your company uses SAP) High Quality Free Yes, hands-on Yes, live instructors available (contact an SAP support team member) No certificate earned
  • Provides highly marketable experience for future SAP consulting positions
  • Excellent real-life experience

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