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I am a database developer on oracle

I want to shift my career into SAP DataWarehousing and Business Intelligence.

As I know BW domain reamins the same, but BI domain is accomplished by using "heritage" SAP tools like BEx Query Designer and BEx Web Analyze and using new tools available in Business Objects like BODS for ETL and BO for reporting.

There are certifications available on both SAP BI/BW on Netweaver platform and BO on Netweaver platform. I want to know which technology i should go into:

Certifications on SAP BI/BW on Netweaver Platform:

C_TBI30_73 – SAP Certified Application Associate - Business Intelligence with SAP BW 7.3 and SAP BI 4.0
P_BIR_73 – SAP Certified Application Professional - Business Intelligence with SAP BW 7.3 & SAP BI 4.0
C_TBW45_70 – SAP Certified Application Associate- Business Intelligence with SAP NetWeaver 7.0
C_TBW55_73 – SAP Certified Application Associate – Modeling and Data Management with SAP BW 7.3 & SAP BI 4.0
P_BIE_73 – SAP Certified Application Professional - Modeling and Data Management with SAP BW 7.3 & SAP BI 4.0
P_BIE_70 – SAP Certified Application Professional - Enterprise Data Warehousing with SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (BW 7.0)
P_BIR_70 – SAP Certified Application Professional - Reporting and Analysis with SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (BW 7.0)
C_TBW65_73 – SAP Certified Application Associate – Administration and Operations with SAP BW 7.3 and SAP BI 4.0


Certifications on BO Platform:
C_BODI_20 – SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP BusinessObjects Data Integrator XI R2
C_BOCR_08 – SAP Certified Application Associate - Crystal Reports 2008
C_DS_41 – SAP Certified Application Associate - Data Integration with SAP Data Services 4.x
C_EPMFC_75 – SAP Certified Application Associate - Financial Consolidation with SAP Financial Consolidation 7.5
C_EPMBPC_10 – SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP Business Planning and Consolidation 10.0
C_GRCAC_10 – SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP BusinessObjects Access Control 10.0
C_BOE_30 – SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.x
C_BOWI_30 – SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence XI 3.x
C_EPMFC_10 – SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP Financial Consolidation 10.0
C_EPMBPC_75 – SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP Planning and Consolidation 7.5
C_BOCR_11 – SAP Certified Application Associate – Crystal Reports 2011
C_BOBIP_40 – SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0
C_BOWI_40 – SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.0
C_BOSUP_90 – SAP Certified Support Associate - Incident Management with SAP BusinessObjects

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Transition from SAP BW/BI to SAP BO module
SAP BusinessObjects for SAP NetWeaver BW

Seeing all these certifications is confusing. Which certification should i go for? Should i go for BW/BI route on NetWeaver or BO on Netweaver.
Both platforms perform ETL and reporting
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Many of these certification areas relate to specific functional areas of the SAP system (Financial Consolidation, Business Planning, etc).

I would probably start my thought process as follows:
1. What type of job are you seeking (role with a consultancy, role with a specific company that uses SAP in-house)?
2. Once you have made a target list of employers, I would look at what SAP modules they use and what versions of SAP they are on.

From there, I would start with some of the general topic areas and then follow those with specifics that are relevant to your target jobs.

This may help you limit the list down, as it does not make sense to seek certifications in modules that are not used by your target employers.

It seems like you want to do enough training to get in the door with a new role, and then you will learn the specifics of that job. Therefore, I would only pursue detailed certifications in areas that are directly relevant to a job you are going after.
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