I am doing my CA final with 6 years of work experience and currently working in a manufacturing company as Accounts Officer. I have long aspired to learn SAP FICO, but till date I haven’t. I enquired Siemens and other Partners of SAP long back. They are charging near 4 lacs for 25 days training for SAP FICO. I am not sure whether in 25 days training I will get complete grip over the module.
Now what i am asking you sir is,
How to learn SAP Fico?
Whether through self study, if yes, how?
through Coaching centres means which one I can prefer?
Please guide me, since this area is completely vague to me and my friends.
Dear Quick Learner,
Your current work experience and qualification very well suit the needs of a SAP FICO recruiter. You have to make sure you complete your current CA Final.
For a newbie it is very difficult to learn a new software by just reading through the book about it. Think how much can you learn if you have never seen Microsoft excel in system but has just read few books about it. Similarly , Hand on training on the SAP system is required for any person who wants to learn any module of SAP. You can only happen to get the software and play with it in the training center. Thus initial learning and hands on practice and lessons from a SAP training center are important. It would be very difficult to figure out the whole ecosystem of how an SAP Module works just by reading some PDF files.
SAP Training and certification has become a good money making market itself. Thus you find SAP Authorized training centers asking such high amounts for a 25 days course which might have 5 days of Case based project work.
You already have a pretty good work exp in Accounting job. I would suggest to go for a course from a local Non Authorized SAP FICO training center. I guess that would not cost more than 30k max. Unauthorized centers cannot provide you a SAP FICO Certification exam or certificate so just be careful. All they can give you a 4-5 weeks of SAP FICO hands on training . This is all that you should initially go for. That would help you to learn the concepts .