I try to share the experiences of four Spanish guys that work at gicom in Germany (Overath) during a five days course in Madrid. Everything began when the company told us that we will have our SAP training in Spain due to it is easier to learn new concepts in the mother tongue. Then, my first impressions were incredulity, emotion and excitement. Also, I was very happy to work here; because this trust gives motivation and love for your work.
Therefore, the first week after the Christmas holidays three of my colleagues and me travelled to Madrid and started our training in ABAP in order to be able to create and develop SAP programs. I remember well the moment we walked into the entrance of SAP, we were very nervous and excited to be in such a building. Then, we saw the SAP logo in the hall of the building and we said: “we have to take a photo right here” – and the last day we did it.
After we got our identifications and when we entered the elevator we met the one who would be our teacher for the next five days. His name was Jonathan Sanchis and I have to say that he was a remarkable teacher. He made the classes really interesting and enjoyable. Sometimes it was not easy because one of our goals was to read one hundred pages per day including a lot of exercises and practices. Moreover, the course we did, “BC400, Introduction to the ABAP Workbench”, was full of new concepts and new information. Nevertheless, we had no problems to complete successfully and on schedule the course.
As already mentioned, this course was a very generic introduction. It requires much more than five days for getting into the big concept that is SAP. However, this course was very useful to understand the work of SAP! In my opinion, even if we have not learned everything about SAP, we are engineering and with the time and the practice I am sure that we will learn it. Nowadays, five months have passed since the course and I can say that we were right. Through the practice and the help of the very experienced colleagues at gicom our knowledge in SAP and ABAP has been drastically improved.
I would like to mention that I like to remember the discussions during the coffee breaks. There we had the opportunity to talk with Jonathan about other courses, how we can improve our career, or the kind of life which we have chosen. This type of contact is possible only through a face to face course. Online courses are also good, since only a computer and internet is required. But, you can learn easier and faster in classroom training.
In conclusion, I would like to say that I am very happy to work for gicom and that I have learned SAP, although sometimes it is not easy, once the task is completed it was worth it.
Autor: David Vela