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Kelvt2
15-11-2006, 11:49 AM
Hi there!

I'm Kelvin & this is my first posting. I've done this elsewhere and I'm happy with what i'm able to sincerely share. Frankly, I work for Genovate Malaysia, the only authorized training partner for SAP functional academy in Malaysia.

The credential from SAP undoubtedly provides an individual a rewarding career & allows globally marketability. But, a lot of people questions & procrastinate in taking the first step. I've supported a lot of queries else where & perhaps, viewers might benefit from this thread as well!

Reason being is that I have access to the course outline of functional academies, e.g. HR, FICO, SD & MM & i hope that with the materials that I share, viewers will ave a better picture to decide on their career pathways.

If anyone is keen to pursue the SAP certification, you can e-mail me (kelvin.thong@genovate.com) or reply to this thread... but if my boss is around, I cant be "forum-ing" too frequent, can I?

gnehkgnep
15-11-2006, 04:55 PM
Hi Kelvin...yes....I heard that with SAP qualification....u can actually big money....some i heard earning bout RM2k to 4k per day depends on the project owner who is willing to pay that amount

BTW what's the cost for the course and cert? how long the duration....
I have slight knowledge on SD and MM..... :D

Thanks for the insight into SAP world..... :)

Regards,
Ah piah

Kelvt2
16-11-2006, 02:03 PM
Yo Ah Piah!

Yup, experienced certified consultants do earn really big bucks. All the functional courses, (HR, FICO, SD, MM), SD would be most direct to understand and pick up - as the logics behind the transactions are not that complex.

How long is the duration you asked... that would depend whether its full time or part time basis. Drop me a mail at kelvin.thong@genovate.com so that i can send certain details on SD & MM to you - in order to assist you further for your career pathway.

Kelvt2
06-12-2006, 01:38 PM
Hi Kelvin...yes....I heard that with SAP qualification....u can actually big money....some i heard earning bout RM2k to 4k per day depends on the project owner who is willing to pay that amount

BTW what's the cost for the course and cert? how long the duration....
I have slight knowledge on SD and MM..... :D

Thanks for the insight into SAP world..... :)

Regards,
Ah piah

Yo Ah Piah!! Guess what? I just got the feedback from our principal, SAP Malaysia, and they have approved the early bird sign up promotion discount for 2007 Q1. Woohoooooooooo.....

Kelvt2
04-01-2007, 11:03 AM
Hi guys...

2007 greeted me well by frying up the hard disk of my Zaman-Mahathir-Notebook.

For those that I've managed to furnished with details, very good.
For those whom I've not replied, please resend your requests for information to kelvin.thong@genovate.com. Sorry for your double trouble.

Kelvt2
10-01-2007, 01:59 PM
Ok all USJ-ians,

Beginning March 2007, i just received an update from SAP Malaysia that FI will be FI & CO is seperately CO. Training fees are around RM25k for FI & another 25k for CO. One must undergo the FI training first before moving forward to obtain the CO credential.

Training contents till February 2007 is still FICO, or a rather 2-in-1. All the best to you guys...

Trekkie
11-01-2007, 12:29 PM
Hi Kelvt2,

Do you have any of the above courses this year? Can you provide some information? Thanks.

Kelvt2
11-01-2007, 02:17 PM
Hi Kelvt2,

Do you have any of the above courses this year? Can you provide some information? Thanks.

Hi Trekkie,

Please e-mail me at kelvin.thong@genovate.com. Kindly highlight that you are Trekkie and with your real name, it would definitely help.

Trekkie
11-01-2007, 03:17 PM
Hi Kevin,

Your mailbox is full.
I received the following message:
"Your message could not be delivered to the following address:
<catchall@genovate.com>: Recipient exceeded email quota".

You can email me at nwmun@yahoo.com. Thanks.

Kelvt2
12-01-2007, 10:22 AM
Hi Kevin,

Your mailbox is full.
I received the following message:
"Your message could not be delivered to the following address:
<catchall@genovate.com>: Recipient exceeded email quota".

You can email me at nwmun@yahoo.com. Thanks.


Hi Trekkie,

I got your mail already. Understand that you are already a certified HR consultant! Thats good, mind sharing with us your personal opinion as an SAP HR Consultant? I believe most USJ-ians and myself would really appreciate your insights in the SAP HR community.

simone111
19-11-2007, 06:56 PM
Hi Im from india and have domain exp in sales and want to do SAP SD.For anybody to get a job IN SAP needs 2-3 yrs of sap experience then why do they train people even without exp and is certification enough to get a job?And what is the real picture of landing in a job if i do the certification!Pls let me know what i can expect if i do my sd cert.!

fRaNkY
20-11-2007, 09:31 AM
Dont waste your money in training when job is not guaranteed.

Even if it is guaranteed, it doesnt mean you will get it.

While the potential is great, for the same amount of money, can also be spend on a MBA, which can open to more opportunities.

Pick up german language on the way.... it will be helpful.

Kelvt2
21-11-2007, 03:10 PM
Hi Im from india and have domain exp in sales and want to do SAP SD.For anybody to get a job IN SAP needs 2-3 yrs of sap experience then why do they train people even without exp and is certification enough to get a job?And what is the real picture of landing in a job if i do the certification!Pls let me know what i can expect if i do my sd cert.!

Wow, not bad having someone all the way from India in this local forum!

For your concerns above, different countries have different requirements and criterias in terms of job market. Lets say for example, in India, i can say that Certificate in SAP is a "very good to have" but not mandatory in landing yourself an SAP job. But, if you want to proceed to areas like UAE, Dubai & etc, certificate weights most above all else.

Of course, from my point of view, certified or not does not necessarily reflect the skillsets & know hows of the individual. But from my observation, being certified here in Malaysia is definitely good. Certification is NOT EVERYTHING, but it matters. It matters a lot to the consulting partners especially.

Consulting partners (e.g. Accenture, Deloitte, ISS Consulting & etc) need to supply consultants to their clients after winning SAP projects. By sending certified professionals, it sort of like value add to the organization's reputation and mitigate the sense of insecurity for the clients. Though i must say that there are people out there who carries no certificate and still able to do their job.

Kelvt2
21-11-2007, 03:17 PM
Dont waste your money in training when job is not guaranteed.

Even if it is guaranteed, it doesnt mean you will get it.

While the potential is great, for the same amount of money, can also be spend on a MBA, which can open to more opportunities.

Pick up german language on the way.... it will be helpful.

Hi Franky,

Isn't it a sad fact in life that nothing is guaranteed?

It is also true that the cost of this training is not low and very much comparable to a local MBA. (If anyone is interested, an MBA from University of Malaya is around RM20k)

But in terms of the potential and whether or not it opens more opportunities, i think you're oversimplifying it.

Masters
The reason to get a master's degree is more for the know-how and the long-term career goals. If you think you'd someday like to be pretty high up the corporate food chain, such as a CIO or senior project manager, then a master's degree is probably a good idea.

SAP
You don't need a master's to succeed in a hands-on SAP career, however. Most of the successful SAP consultants don't. What successful SAP consultants have in common is years of hands-on project experience focused on a particular niche that relates well to their overall skills and interests. As far as which part of SAP you should pursue, I don't know enough about your background or interests to say. And it doesn't matter much, because at this point, you want to go where the opportunities take you. A career with SAP focuses on getting exposure to enterprise-level software that tackles key business problems. Take the most challenging jobs you can find. If you choose skills bundled with money/income and keep pushing and learning about the latest technologies, you'll be surprised how rewardingly your career unfolds.

Mat Bruce
25-11-2007, 11:29 PM
Many have not got what they want after SAP certification. Those of you out there, please check www.sapfans.com and find out more before you jump in.
Jon Reed is an expert on people who asked about getting an SAP certification just to get into the SAP consulting( as always, tempted by the big contracting rates). Google for his comments.

http://www.erpgenie.com/scoop/1stQ2005.htm

20K is a lot of money, spend wisely.

Kelvt2
26-11-2007, 10:14 AM
Many have not got what they want after SAP certification. Those of you out there, please check www.sapfans.com and find out more before you jump in.
Jon Reed is an expert on people who asked about getting an SAP certification just to get into the SAP consulting( as always, tempted by the big contracting rates). Google for his comments.

http://www.erpgenie.com/scoop/1stQ2005.htm

20K is a lot of money, spend wisely.

Agreed.

20k or 2k. Please do thorough homework before even considering maxing out your credit card or even taking a personal loan for it. After all, its your money and your future.

Kelvt2
26-11-2007, 01:28 PM
Agreed.

20k or 2k. Please do thorough homework before even considering maxing out your credit card or even taking a personal loan for it. After all, its your money and your future.

Besides that,

I find this site very resourceful as well, whether its SAP, Oracle or Microsoft.

http://expertanswercenter.techtarget.com/

Whichever it is, like what i keep sharing with others, and practising it myself as well, pay careful attention to going where the OPPORTUNITY is...

Kelvt2
31-03-2008, 12:55 PM
Dear friends of USJ,

April '08 would be the last month that I'll be here in Genovate. If I post this one the 1st of April, then probably its a joke. But I have decided to move on. I would like to thank all of you for the associations that I have made here and for those whom I have advised and met them, I wish you the very best in the career with SAP. For those who would like to know more about SAP certification, I'll still be around for another month ;)

I hope to keep in touch with u guys. I've installed a chatbox here http://kelvinthong.blogspot.com for that purpose.

Take care ya'll

Cheers,
Kelvt2