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Sheli Sehrawat (SAP Business Consultant)     02 January 2012

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Originally posted by : yatra

hi...

m currently in ca final n doing mba finance, bt i ve already had 6 trials in ca final as i vd taken drop from xms for 2 yrs...nw i need to knw after clearing final ,sud i try 4 placement in sap/erp based company or i sud tak certification course from institute or 4m nyvr els...n if so hw vl it benefit me...plz giv ur opinion.

Hi Yatra
 

I appreciate that you have undertaken an alternative to make your career secure. However at this stage, neither ur CA nor MBA is complete. We can fairly assume that you are a semi-qualified CA. No IT company recruits candidates for SAP consultancy at this stage. SAP Certification will cost you around 2.75 lacs

 

So, Weighing all options, I think you should seek a job opportunity in finance team of an organisation where SAP/ Oracle is installed.

All the best for your efforts.

 

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Sheli

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yatra (Job )     02 January 2012

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thanx  sheli,
                      

wel, ur opinion is proper in current scenario bt m more concern after becoming Ca...so i wana know, after becoming CA, sud i opt 4 d post qualification course on sap module offered by ICAI (as informed by u in previous threads) vch cost about rs. 96000, does it meet d practical scope needed 4 JOB in ERP based company or it vl jus provide theory knowledge..

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Sheli Sehrawat (SAP Business Consultant)     02 January 2012

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Yes, The course offered by ICAI is as much worth as those with institutes like Seimens, Genovate etc.

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jago india jago (Service)     15 January 2012

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Dear All

 

NOT GO FOR SAP TRAINING

 

THEY R NOT PROVIDE SERVICE PROPERLY(I suufered)

Jago India Jago

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Nadig k (Project Consultant)     18 January 2012

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To get a job in SAP, one should have at least one life cycle implementation experience in project.

Selection of SAP Module depends on your education and experience.  Almost all MNCs have/are opted for SAP Software. To study SAP, one should have done graduation in their respective field.

If you want to get SAP Certification, you have to study SAP in Siemens, Genovate or NIIT, where they will charge2-3 lacs for the course. Or few SAP Consultancy firms offer project exposure in their free time, where they will charge economically (Rs. 25,000-30,000).

  Getting training in SAP is not a problem. The main thing one has to consider is, whether Institute will be providing any project exposure, which is a must from job point of view. When you go for any interview, questions will be more on SAP Practical application knowledge. Without project
exposure (ASAP Methodology- means how to implement SAP in companies) one can't answer these questions. Lot of openings are available in SAP
consultancy firms (like IBM, TCS, Keane India) as well in manufacturing companies (like ABB, BHEL, BEL) using SAP Software for their company operations. You have to learn SAP preferably in SAP
Consultancy firms.

Nadig k (Project Consultant)     18 January 2012

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To get a job in SAP field, one should have one life cycle implementation experience in project.

Selection of SAP Module depends on your education and experience.  Almost all MNCs have/are opted for SAP Software. To study SAP, one should have done graduation in their respective field with 3 to 5 years domain experience.

If you want to get SAP Certification, you have to study SAP in Siemens,
Genovate or NIIT, where they will charge Rs. 2-3 lacs for the course.
Or few SAP Consultancy firms offer project exposure in their free time, where they will charge
economically (Rs. 25,000-30,000).
 
Getting training in SAP is not a problem. The main thing one has to
consider is, whether Institute will be providing any project exposure,
which is a must from job point of view. When you go for any interview, questions will
be more on SAP Practical application knowledge. Without project
exposure (ASAP Methodology- means how to implement SAP in companies)
one can't answer these questions. Lot of openings are available in SAP
consultancy firms (like IBM, TCS, Keane India) as well in
manufacturing companies (like ABB, BHEL, BEL) using SAP Software for
their company operations. You have to learn SAP preferably in SAP
Consultancy firms.

Nadig k (Project Consultant)     18 January 2012

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To get a job in SAP field, one should have one life cycle implementation experience in project.

Selection of SAP Module depends on your education and experience.  Almost all MNCs have/are opted for SAP Software. To study SAP, one should have done graduation in their respective field with 3 to 5 years domain experience.

If you want to get SAP Certification, you have to study SAP in Siemens,
Genovate or NIIT, where they will charge Rs. 2-3 lacs for the course.
Or few SAP consultancy firms offer project exposure in their free time and they will charge
economically (Rs. 25,000-30,000).

 
Getting training in SAP is not a problem. The main thing one has to
consider is, whether Institute will be providing any project exposure,
which is a must from job point of view. When you go for any interview, questions will
be more on SAP Practical application knowledge. Without project
exposure (ASAP Methodology- means how to implement SAP in companies)
one can't answer these questions. Lot of openings are available in SAP
consultancy firms (like IBM, TCS, Keane India) as well in
manufacturing companies (like ABB, BHEL, BEL) using SAP Software for
their company operations. You have to learn SAP preferably in SAP
Consultancy firms. 

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rohan (CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT CS FINAL)     22 January 2012

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hii shiel very thank you for ur efforts put in to give us soo much of knowledge about sap...i have a question plz can u give me solution for  it...

1) do a fresh CA is required to hold certificate in sap , i mean if i do a course which provides traning and overview of sap but not an official certificate by any institute will it be ok?

2) icai have come with a couse on sap fees for which is rs 147500/-  details about the same is as under ,i dont know whether to do it from icai bcoz another private istitue is offerring me the course at rs 50000/- what should i do?

3) again is it neccessary to hold cerificate in sap for fresh CA..

 

Resumption of SAP Course Facilitated by Committee on Information 
Technology, ICAI 
The Committee on Information Technology wishes to Inform you that registrations for SAP ERP 
Course conducted by the IT Committee of the ICAI in tie up with M/s SAP India Pvt. Ltd. have been 
started again. . 
There are two courses, SAP ERP Financial Accounting and SAP ERP Management Accounting
and fees for each course is Rs 142875/-(including taxes and one time certification fees). 
Please submit the registration form available at http://220.225.242.182:82/SAP_REGISTRATION.aspx  
along with Demand draft of Rs 142875/- (In favour of Secretary ICAI, payable at Delhi) and send the 
said documents to join this course to: 
The Secretary Committee on Information Technology 
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India 
5th Floor, Hostel Block, ICAI Bhawan, A-29, 
Sector-62, Noida - 201309, India 
Tel (Direct): +91 120 3045961 
Email: cit @ icai.in, erp @ icai.in 
The registration fee is Rs 142875/- (including taxes and one time certification fees) as against the 
market price of Rs 190000 /- (excluding taxes). Please note that as per the agreement between ICAI 
and M/s SAP India Pvt. Ltd. the fee is non-refundable under any circumstances. The fees once 
collected by ICAI will be paid in advance to M/s SAP India Pvt. Ltd.immediately after realisation, so 
that M/s SAP India Pvt. Ltd. thereafter can commence the Training. Please give us sufficient time to 
realise your payment and pay to M/s SAP India Pvt. Ltd. in advance. 
Please note that one time certification fee is included in above mentioned fee and certification must be 
taken within one month of completion of 200 hours of course, otherwise Rs.5000/-(Plus Taxes) has to 
be paid. The details are given below: 
Sl.No. Certification Validity Fees per students 
1 1 month from the date of completion of the 
course 
Included in Rs 142875/- 
2 After 1 month of completion of the course INR 5,000.00 (Plus taxes) ( Apart from 
registration fees of Rs 142875/- ) 
3 Recertification until the certification is in 
the offering 
INR 35,000.00 (Plus taxes) 
 Maximum three attempts are allowed for appearing in certification examination. 
 All the fees has to be paid in the form of Crossed Demand Draft in favour of "Secretary, The 
Institute of Chartered Accountants of India" payable at Delhi 
In case of any difficulties you may get in touch with us at 0120-3045961 or at erp @ icai.in
1. There are 3 certification attempts allowed for the participant. If a participant does not clear the 
certification in three attempts he / she will have to take up the course again. For each of three attempts 
member has to pay certification fees. One time (first attempt) certification fees is included with 
registration fees of Rs 142875/-. If candidate fails to clear in the first attempt, candidate has to pay Rs 
35000/- for next attempt and If candidate fails to clear in the second attempt, candidate has to pay Rs 
35000/- again for the final and third attempt. 

2. M/s SAP India Pvt. Ltd. normally takes 10 working days after the receipt of all docs (CV, photo, 
ICAI Id Card or authorization and payment). 
3. You can visit the updated centre list by the given url 
http://www.sap.com/asia/services/education/centres/partners.epx

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Sheli Sehrawat (SAP Business Consultant)     23 January 2012

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Hi Rohan,

 

A Chartered Accountant is a full fledged professional and apart from small competency shots, we don't need the support of any other degree to get us a certain profile.

 

To answer your question, "do a fresh CA is required to hold certificate in sap , i mean if i do a course which provides traning and overview of sap but not an official certificate by any institute will it be ok?"

No, A CA is not required to hold SAP certification to be an SAP consultant. But yes if you want to increase your competency, any institute will be ok for that matter. I am not SAP certified myself and I didn't go for any SAP exposure before getting into this profile. The company itself gave me internal training in SAP FI and CO and I have been doing fine.

 

"icai have come with a couse on sap fees for which is Rs. 147500/-  details about the same is as under ,i dont know whether to do it from icai bcoz another private istitue is offerring me the course at Rs. 50000/- what should i do?

 

See, there is a major gap in the details. This institute which is charging you 50,000, I am not sure wheather it is providing you certification or just SAP project exposure. ICAI will surely provide you certification. Because there are two types of institutes involved in SAP coachings... first those which are SAP authorised and they charge around 3 lacs for the coaching, study material plus certification exam fee.... Second there are institutes who only give you SAP knowledge through classroom and lab training, but they are not SAP authorised so they can't provide you certification nor you can yourself sit for certification exam (because for sitting in certification exam yourself by filling up the exam form without any institute, which costs around 35,000/- only, you need one year's SAP experience as a consultant or as an end user and you have to show it).. and these institutes charge you from 30,000 to 50,000/-.

 

Do your research and decide what you want to go for. Prior SAP exposure will certainly give you an edge in the interview.

 

Regards

 

Sheli Sehrawat

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rohan (CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT CS FINAL)     23 January 2012

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thanks a lot sheli for ur very quick response....

further to ask you:

1) no the private institute is not providing any certification only a sap project exposure.is it worth it?

2) icai have not mentioned any time frame of the course , and what as per ur experiance , can we pass this certification exam easily or do we need to put in efforts like an ca exam..is this exams tough?

3) according to u how many days/months it takes to complete this icai course...bcoz icai have not stated this in its notification mail..

thank you

 


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