Which certification will benefit me

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Hi I am a SAP (MM and SRM) functional consultant with work ex of 2 years. I always wanted to be in project management and during my tenure as SAP consultant I even got some opportunities to work with PM team. Now, I am looking for a change in my career. So, I am pursuing PMP certification but as I do not have any proven work ex in PM, I am not sure how much it will benefit me. So, I am thinking of pursuing "SAP Certified Application Associate - Project Management with SAP ERP 6.0" certification. Do you think this will be beneficial? Or should I stick to SRM certification and atleast land a job. (I took a break last august and moved to the US and am currently unemployed).

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Hi Amrathi. If I were in your situation I would have gone for the “SAP Certified Application Associate – Project Management with SAP ERP 6.0″ certification, get a job that have some project management as part of the job description and only after that pursue the PMP qualification. I dont know your situation, but if you are really serious about project management you can maybe just look for a job using your current skills and qualifications and make it clear in the interview that you would like to pursue PM and are committed to qualify in that field. The company might even pay for your qualification. Ive always believed in first use what you can do, get a job, and then pursue where you want to go. The IT industry is quite demanding and not having a job can come back and bite you. any experience is good and companies are tentative to employ people that dont have a current position – or this was my experience. Hope this helps you.

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  • Amrathi
    Thanks Aksieman. I too was of the same opinion as yours that I should go ahead with the "SAP Certified Application Associate - Project Management with SAP ERP 6.0" certification and at the same time keep looking for a job, which I am doing right now too. I thought of completing the PMP certification too because it is geting really difficult for me to get a job so easily in US. I will need visa sponsorship. So, now that I have the time and I am sure that I want to pursue PM I think I can complete my PMP as well. But yes, first I will proceed with my SAP certification and if luck has it and I get a job in the meanwhile then PMP will be at a later stage. Thank you so much for making thing clearer for me. :)
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    Amrathi! Glad I could help! what you want to do sounds good! Focus, Plan and go for it!
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