An expense that's worth it?

A ZDNet Asia reader wants to know whether incurring the fees to get SAP training will pay off.

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Q. I am male, about 35 years old, and have been working in a finance position for six years doing accounts payable.

My company is moving to Luxembourg and my friend promised me a job as an SAP data maintenance staff in Luxembourg. It is why I am going to do an SAP course in Singapore.

I have to pay all the tuition fees. Do you think it is worthwhile to pursue the course and work in SAP data maintenance? Will I get a high salary or is it the same level as an account payable job?

Career advice from Stella Thevarakam, regional HR director of management and technology consulting firm ISS Consulting (M):

Definitely SAP Certification carries a lot of weight if you want to pursue a career in SAP.

The money you spend to get certified will soon pay back with your new SAP career.

The prospects are definitely better and the pay is better.

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