What is the Program?

Over a three-month period, trainees report Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and undergo the following training:


Some of the technical tracks we have offered include:

  • Modeling and Data Management with SAP BW
  • SAP Materials Management Academy
  • SAP Lumira
  • SAP Data Warehousing
  • Reporting and Analysis
  • SAP Data Services
  • SAP BO/BI Webi
  • SAP SuccessFactors
  • Business Process Integration in SAP S/4HANA
  • Financial Accounting

Business and personal skills

In addition to the longer modules, trainees also will tackle a series of shorter challenges:

  • “Soft skills” such as communications, presentations, and team leadership
  • Presentations from experts in business and government
  • Weekly discussions with a business mentor who will help them prepare for the “boots to suits” transition.

Teamwork and unity

Throughout the class, trainees work long hours, often in teams, and learn from great teachers who go the extra mile to help everyone pass the certification exams. The entire group lives and works together at the National Conference Center, a quiet retreat in Leesburg, Virginia.

Our hope is to continue running multiple courses per year, add more business focus areas, and keep the program going strong for years to come.

NS2 Serves Training Benefits

  • Free intensive training courses in SAP solutions designed for U.S. national security missions, leading to one or more “SAP Associate” certifications, valuable credentials for many career paths in the U.S. and worldwide

  • A monthly stipend during the training program; mid-term bonuses for completion of requirements; and, upon graduation, placement assistance to work in the U.S. national security field

  • Travel, room and board are provided.

Training and Career Opportunities

From One of the World’s Technology and Innovation Leaders

Who Can Benefit?

  • Impending or honorably discharged post-9/11 veterans, who have left service in the last seven years and have a high-school diploma or GED

  • Gold Star spouses who meet the same education and experience requirements

New Careers Made Possible

The SAP Certified Consultants who graduate from the NS2 Serves Training Program will be qualified for several kinds of career opportunities:

  • Data Warehouse Administrator/Architect

  • Data Modeler

  • Data Architect

  • Data Extraction Consultant

  • Business Intelligence Platform Administrator