Skills comparison of a network administrator and sap basis administrator

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A network administrator can become sap basis consultant within 2 months by practicing basis administration tasks thoroughly. I am giving the comparison between network administrator’s and a sap basis administrator’s skills here in this article. You can understand this article better if you are already a network administrator.

O/S or Network Administrator’s skillsSAP Basis Administrator’s skills
  • Network administrator should be able to install all types of operating systems like windows 3.1, 3.11, windows 95, windows 98, windows XP, windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Linux, Solaris…etc
  • Creating users and groups
  • Assigning privileges to the users and groups
  • Copying data from server to server
  • Need to monitor performance of operating system
  • Printer configuration
  • Applying service packs and hot fixes
  • Backup and Recovery
  • SAP Basis administrator should be able to install SAP applications like R/3, ECC, BIW, APO, SRM, SEM, SCM, XI, Netweaver, Enterprise Portal, Solution manager
  • User administration
  • Securities
  • Transport management system
  • Performance of SAP system. CCMS – Computing central management system
  • Spool Administration
  • Patch management
  • DBA administration. Oracle, MSSQL, MAXDB and DB2

We should understand the concept of R3 and R2 Architecture and SAP landscape before going into basis administration. Learning these two thing will enhance our understanding power of doing basis administration.

We also need to understand the difference between a sap basis consultant and sap basis administrator. SAP basis administrator is a person who works directly for a company where the SAP application is implemented or in implementing phase (Examples: Dr Reddy’s, Nuziveedu Seeds, Nagarjuna Fertilizers…etc). SAP bsis consultant is a person who work with a consulting company and works for a client of consultant company. (Examples: Infosys, TCS, Wipro, HCL, IBM etc..)

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  1. venkkutt

    Hi i want to know which of these viz., system administrator and sap basis administrator careers ,which side gives sooner growth remuneration wise.please reply me because i have two jobs with me which side i need to move..


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