For two and a half years after I graduated from college with a degree in computer science in 2003, I could only get customer service jobs here in Minneapolis MN where I currently reside. As my luck would have it, earlier last year I did some training in SAP HR ABAP and Mercury tools QA. I actually wanted to learn J2EE but my friend suggested that SAP pays more and is more in demand because you just can't download it from the net and install it. I managed to land a 1 yr temp job at a large company here where I work as SAP MM - Master Data administrator; I maintain master data in SAP. I also heavily use business objects to query a legacy oracle database. There are a lot of new things I have learnt. Anyway, there are a lot of resources here and training materials on FICO and BW of which I've been granted permission to use. I have access to a FICO training database but not yet in BW. I currently just used highly graphical customized BW training material. My question to you is, I like the FICO config training, epically the product costing and profitability analysis, I'm also training to use the report painter. I work in a project environment where there are a ton of consultants so I see and hear a lot of things, I actually sit near the guy who is part of the product costing team, and actually, as part of my job, I run transactions that cost material items. I'm quite knowledgeable in this area. Anyway, to get back on track, should I consider myself lucky to have broken into SAP and is my MM experience and practical FICO training lucrative on the job market? And what of my BW training experience? I know the job market is good now for CS grads as opposed to 2003, and considering my almost 1 year of experience now I have a better chance of landing an entry level CS related job. In no more than a month from now, I will have practical sys experience in SAP FICO and BW, should I try and stay in SAP? Am I marketable? And if you were me how would you take you career to the next level where the PAY is big time. (some of the consultants I work with make 60-120 dollars an hour) Please forgive my long letter What career advice can you give me? Thank's in advance for your response forum members.
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