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10 Reason Why You Shouldn't Go for SAP Certification

Updated May 18, 2018

Hereby, in this article, I would like to reveal some of the widely held Belief about SAP (Systems, Applications, Products in Data Processing) Certification but all false and not true about the said certification. I am not tending to degrade the value of SAP Certification as it is full of advantages. But in my personal opinion, there are some contradicting views or myths on SAP Certification:

1. 100% job assurance is provided in SAP Certification:

It is not true that job can be easily achieved by doing the Certification. Rather SAP Certification will add values to the job seeker in terms of qualification for jobs.

2. High Paying Jobs given with SAP Certification.

Simply a SAP Certification will not give a high paying job. The only reason for the same is cut-through competition in the professional world. Emphasis should be given on practical experience rather than expecting higher salary in the initial working phase.

3. SAP certification will give a good job in your area.

There are unusual travel need in the SAP related job. So it is a myth that the SAP related job should be in your area.

4. Learning the same only for jobs and certification.

The SAP Certification is not confined to jobs and certifications but for domain knowledge as well.

5. Good Returns could be yielded on SAP Certification.

For the certification in question, it requires a huge amount of money for expenses. And for this many people use to borrow money from banks as a loan. They even use to borrow money from the private money lenders and repayment remains in a lurch in case there is no job.

6. To get a Highest Paid job SAP Certification is essential.

There are many people who are more demanded who are doing a good job and simultaneously, earning good money. At last, you can see that these people are not SAP certified but they have enormous work experience in the arena. My intention is not to discourage you from the Certification, but practical experience matters.

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7. Deliver the customers requirement with SAP Certification.

The deliverables will not take place by an individual by holding a SAP certification but a practical experience is imperative.

8. Interview Success after SAP Certification.

We do not know, what the interviewer will ask in the interview. Since interviews are the primary medium of getting a job, SAP Certification alone could not serve the purpose.

9. SAP Certification is the last resort in your professional career.

SAP Certification is not the ultimate thing in one’s career. Because the needs of the customers are increasing is changing and obviously increasing. That‘s why it is told that SAP Certification is a continuous process and therefore multiple SAP certifications are required, e.g. SAP FICO 4.6C in 2003 was popular, but now a days, the expectations are different and a different version of the certification is required.

10. SAP Certification will give you contract related job.

The belief that SAP Certification will give you jobs in contract, but this is not true, rather it totally depends on the calibre so as to get the nature of jobs.

Like any other career option SAP also need domain expertise along with the certification. So, if you really want to be successful and prosper with your SAP Career then let the misconceptions be the misconceptions and put your complete zeal to get the certification along with the particular domain knowledge.


  • 04 Apr 2016 12:47 pm Vinayak Kumar Purshan

    Yes i agree with the above mentioned points. The only advantage of SAP CERTIFICATION is that it acts only as a entry pass for MNC inside the interview will be same for all.

  • 04 Apr 2016 1:26 pm Guest

    Thanks for sharing your views on SAP certification, while you go for interview as a fresher employer asking for SAP certification, once you complete your certification employer will looking for real time project experience.

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  • 11 Apr 2016 11:59 am Guest

    I respect your opinion But I do not agree with you. You did SAP academy? is certified?

    I am SAP consultant since 1996. I have seen in my professional life several companies that consider certifications when they hire.

    If a company has a job and two candidates with the same profile .. And one of them is certified. Which do you think the company will choose?

    Regardless of the SAP system or not (any system). If you made an official course of any system, and you have a test at the end. It is always good to be approved and have certification or not?

    Now I'm not saying that a person who has certification, know more than one who does not. This will depend on effort and work (experience) each people.

    Certification is always a plus in hiring.

  • 21 Apr 2016 6:54 am hopeyangmei

    How to prepare for your SAP certification exam?

    ExamUnion SAP braindumps cover comprehensive knowledge points. Before you take this SAP certification exams, you just only need to study the braindumps well ExamUnion offered, then you can get the SAP certification easily.

    SAP certification is widely recognized by the majority of the IT attention. SAP certification not only can prove your technical ability, but also improve your social status.

  • 07 May 2016 11:40 am Guest

    Your Blog Not Applicable for Freshers - It will Apply for Non SAP - Non SAP Professionals only do SAP Certifications and Later On they will convert that Experience in to SAP Experience. As a Job Promoter We have seen such cases.

  • 07 May 2016 12:23 pm Pramila

    Your conditions in this Blog will Apply for NON SAP's and its Big Minus for Such Professionals. 

    Your conditions will not Apply for Off Campus Freshers. Your conditions will not Apply for SAP Back Ground - Pure SAP Aspirants 

    Version Based Certifications are not that much Important - As an SAP Certified  Apirant you should know Old and New Versions - for that you should have EHP IDES at least from EHP5 to 7 and R/3 4.7 EE  

    What Domain you speak? If it is job Core Domain - then No Use  

    If it is SAP Domain -- Module+ IS + ASAP then Useful 

    Un wanted Domain is not Applicable for Off Campus Freshers - Only SAP Module Skills + SAP Certification + Qualification is Enough. 

    Non SAP Career and SAP Career - Both are Different -- Different Life  Please don't mix up both and Create Confusions for Freshers 

    Shall I say One Fact of Atos and Lithan? They have started converting Non SAP Experiences into SAP Experience at Bengaluru - Immediately after Training and Exam they are doing it. I have found out their tricks. Its no more an secret, Non SAP Professionals have found out a way 

    100% job assurance is provided in SAP Certification - Atos + Lithan (How they have found out a Trick)

  • 24 Nov 2017 9:18 am Guest


    I agree with the above points. SAP certification will be helpful only in the case, If the individual have enough domain knowledge (Functional) or the end user/core user (Functional) experience will also do.