In last decade IT market has experienced rapid growth since companies realise implementation of IT systems can offer competitive advantage. This eventually leads to increased turnover and better customer services. There is thus a steady growth of demand for IT specialists. Evolved technology has improved the scope for recruitment in in different IT sectors, but System, Application and Product (SAP) seems to be a predominant recruiting area.

System, Application and Product certification has helped several individuals to achieve their career goals. Though number of certified professionals have increased a lot and competition is relatively high; still there is enough opportunity in this sector. However, getting a job solely on the basis of certification has become completely impossible. Those aspiring to work as a System, Application and Product consultant must acquire domain knowledge before having certification in this field.

Certification is essential

The certification courses on System, Application and Product are structured in systematic way and so it offers fundamental knowledge about the concepts. It is good starting point in your carer journey and after it you can have extensive knowledge about the system. Especially if you are a fresher in this area it will take some time to understand end to end business processes. Thus, certification in System, Application and Product will be helpful to have knowledge of different modules which will improve with on job trainings.

Skills required

To get a desired job in this sector one need to work on certain skills that will help them to face the interview successfully in addition of having a certification course.

Skills largely depend on the role and level of experience but for an entry level job in this field one need to have following qualities

  • Extensive technical knowledge
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to communicate technical knowledge to all
  • Excellent negotiating skills
  • Team working and team management skills
  • Good project management ability
  • An ability to understand business
  • Problem solving skills
  • A good sense of analysis


Job opportunities

A qualified SAP professional can be consultant, project manager, trainer, technician or analyst. The individual may even select to work as a contractor. Recession has increased the demand for skilled contractor. Many companies prefer contractual employees rather than permanent ones for a project.

Whatever is the role permanent or contractual one needs to possess updated knowledge in technology. Without latest technical know how it will be hard to find a desired job.  Huge ranges of training courses are there to update your knowledge. There are specialised recruitment agencies that may assist in your career pursuit.


Daniel Smith is a professional writer. In this article he has given idea on Career Recruitment, in particular SAP career. The author is solely responsible for the views and images provided in the article.

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