Training

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.

Quality

Price

Hands-on

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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