How to Learn SAP for FreeHow to learn SAP for free? It is a good question and everyone who wants to find a job in SAP world should be asking this question before considering any paid training opportunities. The official way of learning SAP is SAP training courses provided by SAP Education (a division of SAP that is responsible for training and certification). However, these courses are quite expensive and not everyone can afford them. Of course there are cheaper alternatives – non-official SAP training institutes that provide SAP training for smaller price. There are two problems with non-official SAP training providers: (1) they are still expensive, (2) there is a high chance of encountering a fraud institute that provides low quality training. So, if you decided that official training from SAP or from third-party institute is not your thing, than what you should do?

How to learn SAP for free

How to learn SAP for free? Hmm… Actually, there are many options and we will consider each of them in a separate section.

SAP Websites

There are a million web sites that are focused on SAP. The problem is that it is hard to find a good introduction for people who have zero knowledge of SAP and it is hard to find a coherent introduction where one concept builds on the next (training classes we mentioned in the beginning are better for this purpose). Naturally, the following list of SAP websites is not complete, but at least we strove to include all the most popular. It would be nice to update this list if you guys can write your favorite websites in the comments section.

SAP Books

Although books are not free, comparing to the cost of SAP training, their price is negligible. Moreover, you can use them later on for reference as well. On our website there is special section where good SAP books are collected and reviewed. Although now we only have SAP SD books, SAP FI books and SAP MM books, our collection will be expanding in the near future.

Overall, it is possible to find a way of how to learn sap for free, without investing a fortune into SAP training. We will continue publication of useful resources that provide information about all aspects around SAP. This article is only beginning :)

Hands-on SAP Practice

Besides theoretical knowledge you also need to practice with real SAP systems. Unfortunately, it is not possible to install SAP on a regular personal computer because this system has high hardware requirements. Also you need to take care about expensive software licenses. The good news are that you can access SAP remote servers (running SAP IDES) for free for 24 hours. While it is not a very long time, you still can manage to do some practice and it is free! You can request access for access to SAP servers here: SAP IDES.

Update 1!

We have written a follow-up post about 10 free SAP tutorials available online. They should also be helpful in learning SAP for free.

Update 2!

SAP has launched SAP Learning Hub that provides online access to SAP handbooks. It also has free edition. Make sure to check it out in more detail here:  Free SAP Training with SAP Learning Hub.

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41 Responses to How to Learn SAP for Free

  1. sreenivas says:

    hi

    Iam looking for sap job

  2. Gerdyim says:

    Thanks for the post! It is a nice starting point for those interested in learning SAP.

  3. Preeti saxena says:

    Hi,
    I am Preeti Saxena. I have completed my MBA(PG Diploma, from symbiosis) in finance. I heard about SAP and want to know that would it be beneficial to me or not. As my background is not Accounting and I did MBA through distance learning and I worked in BPO n KPO for approx. 4years. But at the time I am not working and looking for new opening. If I will learn SAP, would it be helpful to me as my age is approx.33yrs. And approx. how much salary I can get through SAP. And what would be the starting salary. And from where I should learn it?

    • Cleo Isco says:

      Hi Preeti,

      Please post your question on the timeline of our Facebook page. We will answer it there because this article is about the ways to learn SAP for free.

      Cleo

  4. venkat says:

    HI,

    My Age is 40, My Qualification is M.Com., I have 10 years above Software Marketing Experience.., Now i am planning to move from my job. Is it right time for SAP-SD learning in my life, Actually i am planning for go to SD-CERTIFICATION. If i complete my Certification, shall i get job? Is there any Age problem. Please guide me. Thanking You…

    • Cleo Isco says:

      Hi,

      If you switch your career to SAP, most of your previous work experience will become irrelevant. And you will have to start from the scratch. It means lower salary and difficulties in finding a job. I am not sure whether learning SAP now is the right career choice for you. This is the best advice I can give based on the little information you provided.

  5. RAHUL CHAURASIA says:

    hello
    i am rahul having 2.5 year of experience in finance and accounting just a commerce graduate but i have worked on some modules on user level .i.e.sap-SD and sap-FIas of work profile required .But sap is the field i want make my career into so what efforts it will take. is their any coaching classes i need to take for become expertise in sap ???

    • Cleo Isco says:

      Hi,

      The best way to learn SAP is to practice as much as you can. You can also start by taking some SAP training classes but be careful with choosing a training provider. Read reviews first and then decide!

      Best,
      Cleo

  6. paul familara says:

    what’s your facebook page pls. i always wanted to learn SAP. thanks more power

  7. Deepak says:

    Hello. I am a MBA grad from Canada. I do not have much computer knowledge and do not have any programming knowledge at all. I was looking to learn SAP. I have never used SAP or learned it. Which certification would you recommend I take, I am leaning towards SAP HCM. Can you please help me, telling me if this is a good scope and which certification to take and does it require a lot of computer knowledge? Thank you.

    • Cleo Isco says:

      Hi,

      In your case, I would first consider SAP training and only then SAP certification. If you never had experience of working with SAP, you definitely need some hands-on practice and learning with a real SAP system. Therefore, you may be interested in our SAP Remote Access service. It gives an opportunity to practice with a real SAP system without the necessity to purchase the licence or have powerful hardware.

      Regards,
      Cleo

  8. Abakar Ibn Moustapha says:

    I want to learn SAP online for free…can u just explain me..how i can start to learn SAP, as right now, I know
    thanks

  9. jegatheesh says:

    i new for this field ….. i have no experience …. i want know hope for sap in india….

  10. Nasim says:

    SAP/ERP is the present and future feild. It is highly paid as a consultant as well hourly based job. I will advise you go for it. This subject very hot in western world.

  11. ichiro says:

    Hi, I know Japanese language and im have done my graduation in accounts now im planning to learn SAP FICO. Is it good for me? will it help me to find job in japan?
    Pls reply me sir

  12. Mohan says:

    Hi All,

    Am visiting this site for the first time.
    I find it so helpful and thanks for all the replies to the queries above.
    I do have a query.
    Am currently working on the cloud erp suite.
    basically i want to learn the ERP functionalities in modules SAP SRM or SAP MM.
    I look to become a functional SAP SRM / MM consultant so kindly suggest me where can i find the configuration documents and also practice it.

    Best Regards,
    Mohan.

  13. Roy says:

    hey..
    m just started BS in software engineering..i wonder if learning SAP ‘d at all, be beneficial for me?
    kindly guide me. And if it does, where to start from?

  14. gauti says:

    Hi, I am an IT employee, I dont have programming knowledge and dont want to learn programming, Pls. let me know which SAP training will work for me.

  15. keba says:

    I need training for SAP..But honestly i cant affort it.can you help me please.

  16. Tribikram Behera says:

    Hi Clio.

    I was wondering whether there is a Cloud computing/Virtualization like Module in SAP. I am looking for a IT Infrastructure profile in SAP as i do have experience in Windows 2003, 2008 R2 and Virtualization(certified candidate too). I have heard of BASIS profile but quite doubtful of it.

    Please do advise.

  17. Amir says:

    Hello,
    I got my Master in Accounting. What is the best path to learn and get certification in SAP for Accounting.
    Is there any special way for Cost Accounting?
    Thanks, Amir

    • Cleo Isco says:

      The best way to learn SAP is to take a training course with a real instructor but not everybody can afford it. A more affordable alternative is a book or a video course.

  18. Piyush says:

    Hello,I am piyush,i want to learn sap,bt i dont know about this,tell me about this how we can learn this,from which website,about completion this without certification, can i get a job,plz do advise.
    Thanks

  19. Deepthi says:

    Hi , I have trained in sap abap, can you please post some real time scenarios on some topics and which website has free online training on webdynpro,please reply me.

  20. mabaso says:

    Hi!
    can you please show me step by step for Sap id!.

  21. Samuel George says:

    Hi,
    I want to learn SAP online for free…can u just explain me..how i can start to learn SAP, I know
    thanks

  22. Muhammed says:

    Hi Cleo,

    I have taken SAP/FICO online training but it did not help me much may be because of the instructor or lack of interest. I am 42. I had my BS in Finance and MBA in ITM. Do you recommend any good company for training and placement. Please reply

  23. Jof Villaruz says:

    Hi! I would like to know which online sap courses I could take to enhance my background on SAP. I am an accountant by profession and I am planning to put up my own BPO company. i would like to refresh my knowledge about this software and at the same time learn more.

  24. ahmed abdelmegaid says:

    hi my friend i read almost commented here in your website i search for sap course for long time i lucky to use sap for 5 years i work in nestle company this company use sap in her business i work in warehouse i store keeper i wish told me if i want to developer my self and be consultant in sap can you tell me how i looking for India have many school and collage learn sap but how i know its good place for me what is question if i want be sure its good place to give me all i need i wish told me thank you

  25. Tamal Biswas says:

    hey,
    Great article. Thanks for the article. But SAP IDES link is not working. Can you plz update it? Thank you…

  26. Hi
    I have worked with SAP in my previous job as a Parts Manager in the Heavy Earth Moving Equipment Industry and I am familiar with most of the matarials management tools.I am 47 now so I am interested in learning much more and get certified so that I can teach and implement what I have learnt.
    My back ground i in Sales & Marketing and that is were I would like to expand in.Implementing programs for that Environment.

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