WALLDORF, Germany, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today introduced a new online training program as part of its strategy to close the SAP skills gap in the information and communication technology market and foster co-development with university students. Now available and specifically tailored to the needs of university students, the SAP® Student Academy program offers a strong value proposition to universities to make their students more employable through early in-study completion of SAP certifications. The program covers core SAP certification tracks in the major market categories of business applications, database and technology, analytics and mobile. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110126/AQ34470LOGO) SAP Student Academy is a joint initiative between the SAP® Education organization and the SAP® University Alliances program that aims to increase the placement of SAP certification curricula within the university sector through the provision of high-value, electronic learning content. It includes access to the well-established e-academy certification training offering from SAP Education, which consists of an extensive suite of e-learning courses mapped to the knowledge requirements of the respective SAP certification along with other supporting learning elements, such as simulations, demonstrations and exercises. SAP is offering the e-learning content within SAP Student Academy at a reduced rate for universities, helping them equip students with the knowledge needed to get started in the job market. Students are able to access a training server for a specified period in order to practice their acquired knowledge in an SAP solution training environment. If students have content-related questions along the learning path, they can receive remote, asynchronous tutor support from SAP Education. SAP Student Academy also offers universities access to an extensive e-learning subscription library that they can make available to their students so they can expand their knowledge across all SAP solution areas.