I am getting now a days mails from many aspirants asking whether I provide SAP EH&S Training and will I assist them in finding a job so on. I thought of posting the below piece of information giving a overview on how to become a SAP EH&S Consultant.
- Join a consulting company
If you have strong Domain Expertise (and now you want to to learn SAP EH&S) Join a consulting company that do lots of SAP projects. Infosys, Wipro, YASH, EDS, CSC Deloitte, Accenture, IBM, … etc. This entry point might be easier when the market is very high and demand is very good.
- Do the SAP Academy Training.
If you are unable to join any company and no one is paying for your training or sponsoring you – then pay for it yourself. Costs is obviously a major factor for EH&S Learning it comes to around $22000/- if you want to learn all the modules. May be the same cost will be less if SAP Provides its EH&S training in India
- Join a SAP client as Trainee or Support
Join a company that are already using SAP EH&S as a Trainee or in the Support organization. This will introduce you to SAP EH&S and they may be able to send you for academy training. The tricky bit obviously is trying to persuade them to hire you. There are couple of Institutes that offer this possibility but be selective in identifying a genuine company. As I came to know couple of training institutes taking students on the pretext of providing them job but ultimately, nothing comes out of it.
- Enhance you knowledge of SAP via own study
Start collecting SAP material and notes on SAP EH&S. Have a look at SAP website and other websites (like this one). Talk to persons who are already in the EH&S field and get some training from a freelance consultant already know SAP EH&S to take you through the basics of your area and also to some extent customization and implementation tricks.
- Get access to SAP
One can get an IDES training version of SAP to play with (Michael Management or IDESACCESS (http:\\idesaccess.com) or even in Inda ). It does cost money -- so you may want to share with someone else. You would still need to get notes / training material and ideally someone that knows SAP to take you through the functionality.
- SAP Support
Check for big companies who are doing some SAP / SAP EH&S rollout in some remote spot … nobody might be willing to go there, take up such opportunity and jump at it and explore your contacts. If you can impress the HR or Project Manager – they may want to hire you. which will give you some SAP experience.
- Join SAP projects as a non-SAP person
If you are from other technologies like HR, Programming or SQL / Database or even GIS, then look for projects that might not be 100% SAP EH&S. For example linking SAP EH&S with GIS with Programming techniques for MDM / XI techniques or even dedicated software' s like Impress. You may have a skill that they require.
Wishing you all - all the best in your endeavors.