You’re busy. Actually, you’re swamped. You don’t have time to wade through a massive search of all the SAP training options out there. Here’s a quick guide to 9 of what the top SAP experts consider the best sources for SAP training. From functional basics to must-read books, we’ve got you covered with our top 9!
#1 SCN eLearning
Ideal for: All SAP professionals, particularly junior level
Why not go straight to the source? SCN eLearning offers many free options for learning including online tutorials, webinars, videos, and demos. Of course, eLearning is just a small part of what SCN has to offer for professionals at all SAP skill levels. Forums, wikis, and blog posts from more than 2.3 million members quickly pile up with additional clarifications to keep the SAP conversation going. SCN allows SAP technicians, business users and BI pros to find their way based on their interest. Check out the SAP training site by subject area on SAP.com and scroll through their deep online events section which is searchable by keyword. The documentation on help.sap.com is not to be overlooked either. If you’re in a shopping mood, SAP has also launched an online SAP training and certification store searchable by SAP solution and role.
Ideal for: Technical SAP pros (ABAP, Basis, NetWeaver)
More heavy duty free materials can be found at Virtual SAP TechEd, where you can access expert-led exercises and classroom training from TechEd ASUG sessions, as well as taped hands-on workshops and demo-rich lectures, which can be filtered by tracks such as “Technology Portfolio Overview” and “Business Intelligence and Performance Management.” You can even check out past DemoJam entries for coding inspiration. Sometimes it’s just better to be there. By attending SAP TechEd events across the globe this fall, you’ll gain access to expert networking sessions where you can engage with SAP speakers and SAP Mentors. At TechEd demo pods, you can test drive some of SAP’s newest technologies and get a better handle on where SAP is headed next. If you really want to get hands-on, get into the InnoJam events that take place at TechEd and other SAP events around the world.
Ideal for: Technical SAP pros plus project managers
Over at SearchSAP.com, you’ll find free tutorials and solid how-to content, not to mention an extensive archive of advice from subject matter experts on the technical side of SAP, including ABAP, Basis, and SAP security. There are plenty of white papers to browse in the SAP Resource Library. Also, check out SAP Community – Toolbox for IT, a knowledge sharing SAP community that is part of the ToolBox for IT network. SAP Toolbox offers blogs, wikis, professional networking, white papers, and newsletters geared towards most SAP specialty areas, from hands-on to SAP project management. One handy SAP Toolbox feature? Once registered, you can sign up for customized email alerts that bring you fresh content and notifications of activity relevant to the area you are trying to learn and master.