Faisal Altaf

Faisal Altaf

Faisal has nine years of experience in IT, seven-and-half years of which have been in SAP Development. Currently he is the SAP Technical Division Head at Al Yamamah Steel Industries in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). In the past he completed an end-to-end implementation of SAP-IS Retail at Serbal Trading in KSA. He has also worked in SAP IS-EC&O at Presson Descon International in Pakistan and Descon Karachi & Lahore Manufacturing Works, also in Pakistan. In 2010 Faisal earned his certification in SAP Application Development, ABAP focus. An experienced author, Faisal has written several articles for SAP Professional Journal and is a frequent contributor on SCN.


Intro to ABAP

Introduction to ABAP: A Project-Driven Guide (Electronic Editions)

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This highly visual, project-driven insiderBOOK provides novices with a comprehensive, practical guide to the basics of ABAP development. Readers begin to understand SAP programming techniques in no time by performing practical tasks while reading the book. As compared to a theoretical study, this is a hands-on experience where you can practice whatever you are reading or visualizing, for better, quicker, and longer-lasting learning. Starting with the basic fundamentals, this book quickly guides you toward more advanced concepts. View

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