A career in SAP BASIS consulting is very lucrative and offers long-term growth opportunities but to become a successful BASIS consultant, you need to know whether it is the right field for you.
To do this, you need to first understand what SAP BASIS is, whether you have the right skills to work as a BASIS consultant and what do BASIS consultants do.
What is SAP BASIS?
BASIS stands for Business Application Software Information System and is a very niche IT skill that forms the underlying foundation for all SAP operations. BASIS forms the roots of the SAP Netweaver (NW) platform. In other words, BASIS is a module that focuses on the administration part of the NW platform.
What is the DNA of a successful SAP BASIS Consultant?
If you read above, you would have understood that people with IT Administration experience can become SAP BASIS consultants. However, to be successful in this field, there are some prerequisites (either of these):-
- Fundamental knowledge of operating systems ( Unix, Linux, Windows) and databases (Oracle, DB2, MySQL, SQL Server, MS Access)
- 2+ years of experience in either of these fields: Networking, Installation, Implementation, System or Infrastructure administration, Maintenance and Technical Support
- 2+ years of Experience in Hardware and Clustering software
- SAP BASIS or NW Administration - 2+ years of experience
- CCNA/CCNP certification
What do BASIS Consultants do?
BASIS consultants handle the installation, configuration and maintenance of SAP systems. BASIS Consultants are thus, the SAP Technical Architects in the organizations.
The career graph of BASIS consulting will lead you to become a CTO, COO or an Entrepreneur.
We hope that by reading this, you have a fair understanding of BASIS module and the relevance of BASIS consulting in all companies or the small and medium sized businesses that have implemented SAP.
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