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Career In SAP ABAP Programming

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ABAP/4 developers have to work in functional or technical areas of SAP implementation project, and he/she is responsible for carrying out transactions using various tools and techniques provided by the software package. There are a range of ABAP coding techniques, reporting tools, programming functionalities, function modules, ABAP Objects, RFC's etc which are used for configuring the modules to suit the requirements of the companies where the software is implemented and the ABAP programmer should have a good knowledge of all these.

Programming requirements

Consultants in the field of SAP ABAP programming generally work in functional areas because SAP provides the "custom codes" which is used for different functionalities, and the user may not have to develop everyday new codes for every new feature although a good knowledge of programming is desired. There are a number of job opportunities available in ABAP but most of the jobs require experience. SAP is a reliable provider of ERP package and there are many benefits of learning the technology and the package.

Experience and training in the work field

It is better to get experience and knowledge of the functional modules of the package if you want to shift. Getting training in SAP package can be very expensive but if one has experience on ERP implementation project, one can go for online training courses which cost almost 50% less. One should consider the pros and cons of various courses before making any decision.

Preparing for the interviews

If you have completed a course in SAP ABAP programming and if you do not have any prior experience - you will be considered a fresher in the field when you apply for the jobs as a career in sap abap programming, and you can give interviews where the company requires a fresher. The situation can be tough at times to be considered a fresher but it may provide the job of your choice.

An ABAP certified person will have to prepare for interviews and be aware of competent technologies such as ABAP/4 Editors, control statements, Menu painter, Screen painter, Write statements, Formatting, Creating tables, Domains, Views, Data elements, Type pools, Lock objects and Structures. The job requires a good knowledge of Open SQL statements, tables, database, reporting , transactions programming such as creating user defined menus, menu painter, tool bars, designing SAP scripts, Forms, reports etc. One should know the functionalities and features of LSMW, RFC, ALE, IDOC, EDI etc.

Requirement educational qualification and other skills

A university degree in computers from a recognized institution is desirable to apply for the career in sap abap programming and other qualifications required for this job are good communication skills, problem solving aptitude, interpersonal skills, analytical skills and required presentation skills.

Positions available in the field at various levels

As a career in sap abap programming one can go for various levels of jobs such as FIFO Consultant/Senior Consultant, System Analyst, Developer, ABAP Consultant, Analyst, Data warehousing developer/programmers, Net weaver Consultant, CRM, Technical consultants and ERP Administrator - ABAP.

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