How long does the SAP course last

How difficult is it to learn the basics of SAP?

I keep reading in job advertisements that SAP knowledge is required and I would like to continue my education accordingly, but I have no idea what to expect.
High speed
SAP is an ERP software. Merchandise management, bookkeeping, controlling, etc. A further training can either refer to the basic operation in a very general way, more deeply to individual commercial areas, or lead into the depths of programming. Depending on the training, you can expect quite different requirements. Look for a training course that fits your job description or your interests.
Hans Wolff
Acquiring the basics is generally not difficult, only the basics are just basics .;) A simple seminar would be sufficient for this. It would be advisable, however, to deepen the matter a little, to educate oneself. Then you are more qualified.
It is more a question of which application module you want to deal with, this can depend on the operational area of ‚Äč‚Äčapplication. Ultimately, it will be a matter of money if you want to do it professionally. Take a look at, there you can get a rough overview.
I once did a SAP Basic course that took place on two weekends. The basic functions are explained and then built on. It was actually fun. All you usually have to bring with you is some previous knowledge of MS Office and I-Net browsers. Dare to take such a course, it really can't hurt nowadays!
@Highspeed - great explained!
From an employee with "SAP" knowledge, I would expect that he not only use SAP in his work area, but also recognize and evaluate functions and name (not correct) errors. It is a - admittedly complex - tool that can and should optimize internal processes.
I don't know whether you have already had your SAP seminar. Experience has shown that something like this can take a long time to get approved in-house. If there is still a need, I have seen various SAP seminars for beginners on They even split it up between overview and basics. It depends on whether you are more of a decision maker or a user.

The most important thing you should learn first is what ERP software is and how it works. Unfortunately, there are many explanations on the Internet that are incomplete or too complicated. Therefore I can recommend the explanation of the page Everything is really explained very well and in an uncomplicated way here. This is the first step to better understand the basics of SAP.

I hope I could help you.