Boost your business career with an SAP certification course in 2020

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What exactly is SAP? It stands for Systems Applications and Products, and is an enterprise resource planning software developed by the German company SAP SE that incorporates the key business functions of an organisation.

Today, SAP is being used by leading companies such as Microsoft and IBM, and applications have gone through various changes and modifications to provide capabilities to manage financial assets, production operations, plants, personnel, materials, archived documents, and cost accounting.

According to Simplilearn, “SAP has been continuously adding onto its product offerings with new e-business applications, web interfaces, tools for supply chain management, customer relationship management and much more. SAP systems comprise various fully integrated modules covering almost every aspect of business management.

“While most businesses today are looking to work upon an SAP framework, SAP certification is increasingly becoming important for the career of employees. Not just regional job prospects, but SAP entertains hiring across the world.”

Since SAP is a globally-recognised business platform, with a certification you can work for companies around the globe. It is a highly sought-after certification in the current business environment as applying SAP concepts is a complicated process that requires years of training and experience without proper certification.

You can also increase your chances of moving up the ladder with an SAP certification and there will be more job opportunities available to you.

According to a new study titled Global SAP Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2017-2023), the SAP certification is particularly in-demand in North America, Europe, and China.

The report states, “Asia-Pacific is home to the world’s fastest-growing market for SAP, which is reflected in the size of its industry and the rapid rate of expansion in output over recent years. Currently, different companies are aiming to produce SAP in many other countries, with current and new areas and projects that are undergoing continuous exploration and feasibility tests.”

It can be daunting to choose an SAP certification course with all the different courses and modules out there, but you can narrow it down based on your academic background and current skills.


Getting an SAP certification is ideal for you if have a background in the following subjects: Computer Science, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Human Resource, Information Systems, Operations Management and Systems Engineering.

SAP certifications are divided into functional and technical certifications, with the technical ones focusing more on programming and module certification, and are suitable for developers and programmers.

Those embarking on careers that require a mix of both functional and technical skills, such as business analysts, should consider the functional SAP certification.

Be sure to choose a course taught by SAP experts with a track record of past success, experience, and plenty of good reviews.

You can sign up for training courses on the SAP official website where there is an extensive list of reputable virtual learning options.

Here, you receive access to SAP Live Class, as well as the SAP Learning Hub where you can browse hundreds of online course previews and experience social and collaborative learning during your 14-day trial access period.

You can also choose from beginner or advanced courses such as these from Benzinga’s top picks: