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Foundation Course

Title

Base SAS Certification (Weekend) SAT/SUN

SAS Modules

SAS Programming I, SAS Programming II

Dates

1-2 Jul, 8-9 Jul, 22-23 Jul, 29-30 Jul 2017

Time

8:30 am-2:30 pm


Base SAS Certification

SAS Programming I, SAS Programming II

28-2 Sep, 4-9 Sep 2017

7:30 am-11am


Base SAS Certification (Weekend) SAT/SUN

SAS Programming I, SAS Programming II

4-5 Nov,11-12 Nov, 25-26 Nov,2-3 Dec 2017

8:30 am-2:30 pm


Advance SAS Certification (Weekend) SAT/SUN

Macro, SQL, SAS Programming III

5-6 Aug, 12-13 Aug, 26-27 Aug, 2 Sep 2017

8:00-3:00 pm

Advanced Analytics

Title

SAS(R) Visual Analytics: Fast Track

SAS Modules

-

Dates

7-11 Aug, 16-18 Aug 2017

Time

9:00-12:30 pm


Statistical Business Analyst

Statistics 1, Predictive Modeling using Logistic regression

18 Sep-23 Sep &25-28 Sep 2017

8:00-11:30 am


SAS Predictive Modeling

SAS EGBS, SAS Enterprise Miner

30 Oct-4 Nov, 6-11 Nov 2017

8:00-11:30 am


SAS Text Miner

-

14-17 Nov 2017

8:00-11:30 am

Credentials

  • Base Programmer
  • Advanced Programmer
  • Clinical Trials Programmer
  • Predictive Modeler
  • Statistical Business Analyst
  • BI Content Developer
  • Visual Business Analyst
  • Data Integration Developer
  • Data Quality Steward
  • Platform Administrator

SAS Global Certification Program

SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 Credential

The ideal certification for those relatively new to SAS programming or new to SAS certification

Successful candidates should have experience in programming and data management using SAS 9 and should be able to

  • Import and export row data files
  • Manipulate and transform data
  • Combine SAS data sets
  • Create basic details and summary reports using SAS procedures
  • Identify and correct data,syntax and programming logic errors.

Candidates who earn this credential will have earned a passing score on the SAS Base Programming for SAS 9 exam. This exam is administered by SAS and epoch.

  • 60-65 multiple-choice and short-answer questions (must achieve score of 70% correct to pass)
  • 110 minutes to complete exam
  • This exam is based on SAS 9.4

Exam topics include:

Accessing Data
  • Use FORMATTED and LIST input to read raw data files.
  • Use INFILE statement options to control processing when reading raw data files.
  • Use various components of an INPUT statement to process raw data files including column and line pointer controls, and trailing @ controls.
  • Combine SAS data sets.
  • Access an Excel workbook.
Creating Data Structures
  • Create temporary and permanent SAS data sets.
  • Create and manipulate SAS date values.
  • Export data to create standard and comma-delimited raw data files.
  • Control which observations and variables in a SAS data set are processed and output.
Managing Data
  • Investigate SAS data libraries using base SAS utility procedures.
  • Sort observations in a SAS data set.
  • Conditionally execute SAS statements.
  • Use assignment statements in the DATA step.
  • Modify variable attributes using options and statements in the DATA step.
  • Accumulate sub-totals and totals using DATA step statements.
  • Use SAS functions to manipulate character data, numeric data, and SAS date values.
  • Use SAS functions to convert character data to numeric and vice versa.
  • Process data using DO LOOPS.
  • Process data using one-dimensional SAS arrays.
  • Validate and clean data.
Generating Reports
  • Generate list reports using the PRINT procedure.
  • Generate summary reports and frequency tables using base SAS procedures.
  • Enhance reports through the use of user-defined formats, titles, footnotes and SAS System reporting.
  • Generate reports using ODS statements.
Handling Errors
  • Identify and resolve programming logic errors.
  • Recognize and correct syntax errors.
  • Examine and resolve data errors.

For this credational you need to undergo training of Base SAS Programmer Certification.

  • Registration can be done at epoch facility.
  • A minimum of 7 working days are required for registration.

Exam Pricing

Certification exam fee is $180.

Retake Policy

Candidates may attempt each certification exam up to five times in a 12-month period, waiting a minimum of 14 days between attempts. Exam charges are incurred for each exam attempt. Exams that do not comply with this retake policy will be considered invalid and will not be eligible for refund and/or a certification credential. Once a passing score is achieved on a specific exam, no further attempts are allowed on that exam.

Arriving at the test center: Candidates should plan to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled exam time. Candidates arriving more than 15 minutes late are not guaranteed exam availability or a refund.

Reference materials: To maintain the security of the test environment, candidates are not permitted to bring reference materials of any kind into the testing center.

Personal items: Please leave any backpacks, laptops, briefcases and other personal items at home. If you have personal items that cannot be left behind (such as purses), the testing center may have lockers available for use. No cameras, cell phones, audio players, or other electronic devices are allowed during exam sessions.

All notes will be collected at the end of testing and no material may be removed from the testing event.

Score Report

You will receive an immediate pass/fail score upon completion of your exam attempt at your testing facility. The score report will display the percentage of items in each section that you answered correctly for your exam. Please note: These section scores are calculated on a per section basis and cannot be used in determining your total score. They are provided to you for descriptive purposes only.

Welcome E-mail and Certificate

If you pass your exam and meet all requirements for this credential, you will receive an e-mail from SAS with instructions providing access to your certificate and logo through the Certification Records Management System. This e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address you provided at exam registration. Some individual firewalls may send this e-mail to your junk folder. Please allow at least one week from your exam date to receive your e-mail.

Within Certification Records Management system, your certificate can be accessed on the left navigation bar under "Printable Documents." To print your certificate, your pop-up blocker should be disabled before clicking the "Print Now" button. Click on "Print Now" and your certificate will open in a new window where you can download and/or print.

Public Registry of Certified Professionals

A Public Registry of SAS Certified Professionals is maintained within the SAS Certification Records Management system. If you do not wish for your name to appear in the Public Registry of SAS Certified Professionals, you may choose to be excluded by updating your personal information in the SAS Certification Records Management system.

SAS Global Certification Program

SAS Certified Advanced Programmer for SAS 9 Credential

Represents the upper echelon of SAS programmers who demonstrate a high level of proficiency in SAS programming expertise

Successful candidates should be skilled in tasks such as

  • Using advanced DATA step programming statements and efficiency techniques to solve complex problems
  • Writing and interpreting SAS SQL code
  • Creating and using the SAS MACRO facility.

Required Exam

Candidates who earn this credential must have a SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 credential and then take and pass the SAS Advanced Programming for SAS 9 exam. This exam is administered by SAS and epoch.

  • 60-65 multiple-choice and short-answer questions (must achieve score of 70% correct to pass)
  • 2 hours to complete exam
  • This exam is based on SAS 9.4

Exam topics include:

Accessing Data Using SQL
  • Generate detail reports by working with a single table, joining tables, or using set operators in the SQL procedure.
  • Generate summary reports by working with a single table, joining tables, or using set operators in the SQL procedure.
  • Construct sub-queries and in-line views within an SQL procedure step.
  • Compare solving a problem using the SQL procedure versus using traditional SAS programming techniques.
  • Access Dictionary Tables using the SQL procedure.
Macro Processing
  • Create and use user-defined and automatic macro variables within the SAS Macro Language.
  • Automate programs by defining and calling macros using the SAS Macro Language.
  • Understand the use of macro functions.
  • Use various system options that are available for macro debugging and displaying values of user-defined and automatic macro variables in the SAS log.
  • Create data-driven programs using SAS Macro Language.
Advanced Programming Techniques
  • Demonstrate the use of advanced data look-up techniques such as array processing, hash objects, formats, and combining/merging data.
  • Reduce computing resource requirements by controlling the space required to store SAS data sets using compression techniques, length statements, or eliminating variables and observations.
  • Develop SAS programs which incorporate data step views and use the FCMP procedure.
  • Perform effective benchmarking by using the appropriate SAS System options and interpreting the resulting resource utilization statistics.
  • Identify appropriate applications for using indexes and create them using the DATA step, the DATASETS procedure, or the SQL procedure.
  • Compare techniques to eliminate duplicate data using the DATA step, the SORT procedure, and the SQL procedure.

For this credential you need to undergo training of Advance SAS programmer Certification.

The candidate must first hold the SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 credential.

  • Registration can be done at epoch facility.
  • A minimum of 7 working days are required for registration.

Exam Pricing

Certification exam fee is $180.

Retake Policy

Candidates may attempt each certification exam up to five times in a 12-month period, waiting a minimum of 14 days between attempts. Exam charges are incurred for each exam attempt. Exams that do not comply with this retake policy will be considered invalid and will not be eligible for refund and/or a certification credential. Once a passing score is achieved on a specific exam, no further attempts are allowed on that exam.

Arriving at the test center: Candidates should plan to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled exam time. Candidates arriving more than 15 minutes late are not guaranteed exam availability or a refund.

Reference materials: To maintain the security of the test environment, candidates are not permitted to bring reference materials of any kind into the testing center.

Personal items: Please leave any backpacks, laptops, briefcases and other personal items at home. If you have personal items that cannot be left behind (such as purses), the testing center may have lockers available for use. No cameras, cell phones, audio players, or other electronic devices are allowed during exam sessions.

All notes will be collected at the end of testing and no material may be removed from the testing event.

Score Report

You will receive an immediate pass/fail score upon completion of your exam attempt at your testing facility. The score report will display the percentage of items in each section that you answered correctly for your exam. Please note: These section scores are calculated on a per section basis and cannot be used in determining your total score. They are provided to you for descriptive purposes only.

Welcome E-mail and Certificate

If you pass your exam and meet all requirements for this credential, you will receive an e-mail from SAS with instructions providing access to your certificate and logo through the Certification Records Management System. This e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address you provided at exam registration. Some individual firewalls may send this e-mail to your junk folder. Please allow at least one week from your exam date to receive your e-mail.

Within Certification Records Management system, your certificate can be accessed on the left navigation bar under "Printable Documents." To print your certificate, your pop-up blocker should be disabled before clicking the "Print Now" button. Click on "Print Now" and your certificate will open in a new window where you can download and/or print.

Public Registry of Certified Professionals

A Public Registry of SAS Certified Professionals is maintained within the SAS Certification Records Management system. If you do not wish for your name to appear in the Public Registry of SAS Certified Professionals, you may choose to be excluded by updating your personal information in the SAS Certification Records Management system.

SAS Global Certification Program

SAS Certified Clinical Trials Programmer Using SAS 9

Validates a candidates' ability to apply SAS programming skills to clinical trials data

Successful candidates should have experience in

  • Clinical trials process
  • Accessing, managing, and transforming clinical trials data
  • Statistical procedures and macro programming
  • Reporting clinical trials results
  • Validating clinical trial data reporting.
    • There are two methods available to earn this credential:

    • Pass the Clinical Trials Programming Using SAS 9 exam-Accelerated Version exam

Required Exam

Candidates who earn this credential will have earned a passing score on the Clinical Trials Programming Using SAS 9 exam. This exam is administered by SAS and Pearson VUE.

  • 70-75 multiple-choice and short-answer questions (must achieve score of 70% correct to pass)
  • 2 hours to complete exam
  • Use exam ID A00-281; required when registering with Pearson VUE.
  • Candidate must hold the SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 credential to take this exam. Otherwise, candidate should take the A00-280 exam.

Exam topics include:

The following exam objectives are subject to change during the development process and will be updated prior to exam registration.

Clinical Trials Process
  • Describe the clinical research process (phases, key roles, key organizations).
  • Interpret a Statistical Analysis Plan.
  • Derive programming requirements from an SAP and an annotated Case Report Form.
  • Describe regulatory requirements (principles of 21 CFR Part 11, International Conference on Harmonization, Good Clinical Practices).
Clinical Trials Data Structures
  • Identify the classes of clinical trials data (demographic, lab, baseline, concomitant medication, etc.).
  • Identify key CDISC principals and terms.
  • Describe the structure and purpose of the CDISC SDTM data model.
  • Describe the structure and purpose of the CDISC ADaM data model.
  • Describe the contents and purpose of define.xml.
Import and Export Clinical Trials Data
  • Apply regulatory requirements to exported SAS data sets (SAS V5 requirements).
Manage Clinical Trials Data
  • Access DICTIONARY Tables using the SQL procedure.
  • Examine and explore clinical trials input data (find outliers, missing vs. zero values, etc).
Transform Clinical Trials Data
  • Apply categorization and windowing techniques to clinical trials data.
  • Transpose SAS data sets.
  • Apply 'observation carry forward' techniques to clinical trials data (LOCF, BOCF, WOCF).
  • Calculate 'change from baseline' results.
  • Obtain counts of events in clinical trials.
Apply Statistical Procedures for Clinical Trials
  • Use SAS procedures to obtain descriptive statistics for clinical trials data (FREQ, UNIVARIATE, MEANS, SUMMARY).
  • Use PROC FREQ to obtain p-values for categorical data (2x2 and NxP test for association).
  • Use PROC TTEST to obtain p-values for continuous data (one-sample, paired and two-sample t-tests).
  • Create output data sets from statistical procedures.
  • Obtain counts of events in clinical trials.
Macro Programming for Clinical Trials
  • Create and use user-defined and automatic macro variables.
  • Automate programs by defining and calling macros.
  • Use system options to debug macros and display values of macro variables in the SAS log (MPRINT, SYMBOLGEN, MLOGIC, MACROGEN).
Report Clinical Trials Results
  • Use PROC REPORT to produce tables and listings for clinical trials reports.
  • Use ODS and global statements to produce and augment clinical trials reports.
Validate Clinical Trial Data Reporting
  • Explain the principles of programming validation in the clinical trial industry.
  • Utilize the log file to validate clinical trial data reporting.
  • Use programming techniques to validate clinical trial data reporting (PROC COMPARE, MSGLEVEL).
  • Identify and Resolve data, syntax and logic errors.

For this credential you need to undergo training of Clinical SAS with elective of Statistic 1

The candidate must first hold the SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 credential.

  • Registration can be done at epoch facility.
  • A minimum of 7 working days are required for registration.

Exam Pricing

Certification exam fee is $180

Retake Policy

Candidates may attempt each certification exam up to five times in a 12-month period, waiting a minimum of 14 days between attempts. Exam charges are incurred for each exam attempt. Exams that do not comply with this retake policy will be considered invalid and will not be eligible for refund and/or a certification credential. Once a passing score is achieved on a specific exam, no further attempts are allowed on that exam.

Arriving at the test center: Candidates should plan to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled exam time. Candidates arriving more than 15 minutes late are not guaranteed exam availability or a refund.

Reference materials: To maintain the security of the test environment, candidates are not permitted to bring reference materials of any kind into the testing center.

Personal items: Please leave any backpacks, laptops, briefcases and other personal items at home. If you have personal items that cannot be left behind (such as purses), the testing center may have lockers available for use. No cameras, cell phones, audio players, or other electronic devices are allowed during exam sessions.

All notes will be collected at the end of testing and no material may be removed from the testing event.

Score Report

You will receive an immediate pass/fail score upon completion of your exam attempt at your testing facility. The score report will display the percentage of items in each section that you answered correctly for your exam. Please note: These section scores are calculated on a per section basis and cannot be used in determining your total score. They are provided to you for descriptive purposes only.

Welcome E-mail and Certificate

If you pass your exam and meet all requirements for this credential, you will receive an e-mail from SAS with instructions providing access to your certificate and logo through the Certification Records Management System. This e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address you provided at exam registration. Some individual firewalls may send this e-mail to your junk folder. Please allow at least one week from your exam date to receive your e-mail.

Within Certification Records Management system, your certificate can be accessed on the left navigation bar under "Printable Documents." To print your certificate, your pop-up blocker should be disabled before clicking the "Print Now" button. Click on "Print Now" and your certificate will open in a new window where you can download and/or print.

Public Registry of Certified Professionals

A Public Registry of SAS Certified Professionals is maintained within the SAS Certification Records Management system. If you do not wish for your name to appear in the Public Registry of SAS Certified Professionals, you may choose to be excluded by updating your personal information in the SAS Certification Records Management system.

SAS Global Certification Program

SAS Certified Predictive Modeler using SAS Enterprise Miner 13 Credential

Designed for SAS Enterprise Miner users who perform predictive analytics

During this performance-based examination, candidates will use SAS Enterprise Miner to perform the examination tasks. It is essential that the candidate have a firm understanding and mastery of the functionalities for predictive modeling available in SAS Enterprise Miner.

Successful candidates should have the ability to

  • Prepare data
  • Build predictive models
  • Assess models
  • Score new data sets
  • Implement models.

Candidates who earn this credential will have earned a passing score on the Predictive Modeling using SAS Enterprise Miner 13 exam.

Required Exam

Candidates who earn this credential will have earned a passing score on the Predictive Modeling Using SAS Enterprise Miner 13 Exam.

  • 61 multiple-choice questions (must achieve score of 70% correct to pass)
  • 3 hours to complete exam
  • Candidates will use SAS Enterprise Miner to perform this exam
  • Exam offered exclusively at SAS training centers

Exam topics include:

Data Preparation
  • Starting a new Enterprise Miner project
  • Missing values
  • Initial data exploration including data visualization/measurement levels or scales/variable reduction
  • Transformation/recoding/binning
Predictive Models
  • Data splitting/balancing/overfitting/oversampling
  • Logistic/linear regression
  • Artificial neural networks (MLP)
  • Decision trees
  • Variable importance/odds ratio
  • Profit/loss/prior probabilities
Model Assessment
  • Comparison between models/lift chart/ROC/profit & loss
  • Assessment of a single model
Scoring and Implementation
  • Score a data set
  • Model implementation

For this credential you need to undergo training of Predictive Modeling

The candidate must first hold the SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 credential.

  • Registration can be done at epoch facility.
  • A minimum of 7 working days are required for registration.

Exam Pricing

Certification exam fee is $250

Arriving at the test center: Candidates should plan to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled exam time. Candidates arriving more than 15 minutes late are not guaranteed exam availability or a refund.

Reference materials: To maintain the security of the test environment, candidates are not permitted to bring reference materials of any kind into the testing center.

Personal items: Please leave any backpacks, laptops, briefcases and other personal items at home. If you have personal items that cannot be left behind (such as purses), the testing center may have lockers available for use. No cameras, cell phones, audio players, or other electronic devices are allowed during exam sessions.

All notes will be collected at the end of testing and no material may be removed from the testing event.

Score Report

You will receive an immediate pass/fail score upon completion of your exam attempt at your testing facility. The score report will display the percentage of items in each section that you answered correctly for your exam. Please note: These section scores are calculated on a per section basis and cannot be used in determining your total score. They are provided to you for descriptive purposes only.

Welcome E-mail and Certificate

If you pass your exam and meet all requirements for this credential, you will receive an e-mail from SAS with instructions providing access to your certificate and logo through the Certification Records Management System. This e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address you provided at exam registration. Some individual firewalls may send this e-mail to your junk folder. Please allow at least one week from your exam date to receive your e-mail.

Within Certification Records Management system, your certificate can be accessed on the left navigation bar under "Printable Documents." To print your certificate, your pop-up blocker should be disabled before clicking the "Print Now" button. Click on "Print Now" and your certificate will open in a new window where you can download and/or print.

Public Registry of Certified Professionals

A Public Registry of SAS Certified Professionals is maintained within the SAS Certification Records Management system. If you do not wish for your name to appear in the Public Registry of SAS Certified Professionals, you may choose to be excluded by updating your personal information in the SAS Certification Records Management system.

SAS Global Certification Program

SAS Certified Statistical Business Analyst Using SAS 9: Regression and Modeling Credential

Designed for SAS professionals who use SAS/STAT software to conduct and interpret complex statistical data analysis

Successful candidates should have experience in

  • Analysis of variance
  • Linear and logistic regression
  • Preparing inputs for predictive models
  • Measuring model performance.

Required Exam

Candidates who earn this credential will have earned a passing score on the SAS Statistical Business Analysis Using SAS 9: Regression and Modeling exam. This exam is administered by SAS and Pearson VUE.

  • 60 scored multiple-choice and short-answer questions (must achieve score of 68% correct to pass)
  • In addition to the 60 scored items, there may be up to 5 unscored items.
  • 2 hours to complete exam
  • Use exam ID A00-240; required when registering with Pearson VUE.

Exam topics include:

ANOVA
  • Verify the assumptions of ANOVA
  • Analyze differences between population means using the GLM and TTEST procedures
  • Perform ANOVA post hoc test to evaluate treatment effect
  • Detect and analyze interactions between factors
Linear Regression
  • Fit a multiple linear regression model using the REG and GLM procedures
  • Analyze the output of the REG procedure for multiple linear regression models
  • Use the REG procedure to perform model selection
  • Assess the validity of a given regression model through the use of diagnostic and residual analysis
Logistic Regression
  • Perform logistic regression with the LOGISTIC procedure
  • Optimize model performance through input selection
  • Interpret the output of the LOGISTIC procedure
  • Score new data sets using the LOGISTIC and SCORE procedures
Prepare Inputs for Predictive Model Performance
  • Identify potential problems with input data
  • Use the DATA step to manipulate data with loops, arrays, conditional statements and functions
  • Reduce the number of categorical levels in a predictive model
  • Screen variables for irrelevance using the CORR procedure
  • Screen variables for non-linearity using empirical logit plots
Measure Model Performance
  • Apply the principles of honest assessment to model performance measurement
  • Assess classifier performance using the confusion matrix
  • Model selection and validation using training and validation data
  • Create and interpret graphs (ROC, lift, and gains charts) for model comparison and selection
  • Establish effective decision cut-off values for scoring

For this credential you need to undergo training of Statistic 1 and Predictive modeling using logistic regression

The candidate must first hold the SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 credential.

  • Registration can be done at epoch facility.
  • A minimum of 7 working days are required for registration.

Exam Pricing

Certification exam fee is $180

Arriving at the test center: Candidates should plan to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled exam time. Candidates arriving more than 15 minutes late are not guaranteed exam availability or a refund.

Reference materials: To maintain the security of the test environment, candidates are not permitted to bring reference materials of any kind into the testing center.

Personal items: Please leave any backpacks, laptops, briefcases and other personal items at home. If you have personal items that cannot be left behind (such as purses), the testing center may have lockers available for use. No cameras, cell phones, audio players, or other electronic devices are allowed during exam sessions.

All notes will be collected at the end of testing and no material may be removed from the testing event.

Score Report

You will receive an immediate pass/fail score upon completion of your exam attempt at your testing facility. The score report will display the percentage of items in each section that you answered correctly for your exam. Please note: These section scores are calculated on a per section basis and cannot be used in determining your total score. They are provided to you for descriptive purposes only.

Welcome E-mail and Certificate

If you pass your exam and meet all requirements for this credential, you will receive an e-mail from SAS with instructions providing access to your certificate and logo through the Certification Records Management System. This e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address you provided at exam registration. Some individual firewalls may send this e-mail to your junk folder. Please allow at least one week from your exam date to receive your e-mail.

Within Certification Records Management system, your certificate can be accessed on the left navigation bar under "Printable Documents." To print your certificate, your pop-up blocker should be disabled before clicking the "Print Now" button. Click on "Print Now" and your certificate will open in a new window where you can download and/or print.

Public Registry of Certified Professionals

A Public Registry of SAS Certified Professionals is maintained within the SAS Certification Records Management system. If you do not wish for your name to appear in the Public Registry of SAS Certified Professionals, you may choose to be excluded by updating your personal information in the SAS Certification Records Management system.

SAS Global Certification Program

AS Certified BI Content Developer for SAS 9 Credential

Validates the skills required to build reports, analyses, and dashboards for consumption by business users

Successful candidates should be skilled in topics such as

  • Information consumer reporting applications
  • Data management
  • Creating Information Maps
  • Building a SAS BI Dashboard application
  • Building stored processes
  • Utilizing multidimensional (OLAP) data sources.

Required Exam

Candidates who earn this credential will have earned a passing score on the SAS BI Content Development for SAS 9 exam. This exam is based on SAS 9.4 Maintenance 2 using the 4.4 version of the BI clients and is administered by SAS and Pearson VUE.

  • 60-65 multiple-choice questions (must achieve score of 70% correct to pass)
  • 2 hours to complete the exam
  • This exam is based on SAS 9.4 Maintenance 2 using the 4.4 version of the BI clients.

Exam topics include:

Information Consumer Reporting Applications
  • Use the SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office.
  • Use SAS Web Report Studio.
  • Use SAS Information Delivery Portal.
Data Management
  • Modify an existing SAS Information Map.
  • Create a New SAS BI Dashboard Indicator.
  • Create data sources for reporting and analysis.
  • Interpret permissions and file structures defined in metadata by the platform administrator.
  • Describe the metadata created and used by the SAS Platform.
  • Create information map data sources.
Creating Information Maps
  • Utilize different data sources.
  • Use filters and the prompting framework to dynamically subset data.
  • Create prefilters to subset the information map data.
Building a SAS BI Dashboard Application
  • Build SAS BI Dashboard Components.
  • Build advanced SAS BI Dashboard Components.
Building Stored Processes
  • Create a stored process from a SAS Enterprise Guide Project.
  • Create a stored process from a SAS Program.
  • Add prompts to a stored process.
  • Create a stored process to provide a dynamic data source.
  • Define the macro variables generated for each prompt type.
  • Create shared prompts.
Utilizing Multidimensional (OLAP) Data Sources
  • Apply Online Analytical Processing concepts.
  • Build an OLAP cube with SAS OLAP Cube Studio.
  • Build an information map from a SAS OLAP Cube.

For this credential you need to undergo training of Creating Business Intelligence for Your Organization: Fast Track

The candidate must first hold the SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 credential.

  • Registration can be done at epoch facility.
  • A minimum of 7 working days are required for registration.

Exam Pricing

Certification exam fee is $180

Arriving at the test center: Candidates should plan to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled exam time. Candidates arriving more than 15 minutes late are not guaranteed exam availability or a refund.

Reference materials: To maintain the security of the test environment, candidates are not permitted to bring reference materials of any kind into the testing center.

Personal items: Please leave any backpacks, laptops, briefcases and other personal items at home. If you have personal items that cannot be left behind (such as purses), the testing center may have lockers available for use. No cameras, cell phones, audio players, or other electronic devices are allowed during exam sessions.

All notes will be collected at the end of testing and no material may be removed from the testing event.

Score Report

You will receive an immediate pass/fail score upon completion of your exam attempt at your testing facility. The score report will display the percentage of items in each section that you answered correctly for your exam. Please note: These section scores are calculated on a per section basis and cannot be used in determining your total score. They are provided to you for descriptive purposes only.

Welcome E-mail and Certificate

If you pass your exam and meet all requirements for this credential, you will receive an e-mail from SAS with instructions providing access to your certificate and logo through the Certification Records Management System. This e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address you provided at exam registration. Some individual firewalls may send this e-mail to your junk folder. Please allow at least one week from your exam date to receive your e-mail.

Within Certification Records Management system, your certificate can be accessed on the left navigation bar under "Printable Documents." To print your certificate, your pop-up blocker should be disabled before clicking the "Print Now" button. Click on "Print Now" and your certificate will open in a new window where you can download and/or print.

Public Registry of Certified Professionals

A Public Registry of SAS Certified Professionals is maintained within the SAS Certification Records Management system. If you do not wish for your name to appear in the Public Registry of SAS Certified Professionals, you may choose to be excluded by updating your personal information in the SAS Certification Records Management system.

SAS Global Certification Program

SAS Certified Visual Business Analyst: Exploration and Design Using SAS Visual Analytics Credential

Designed for analysts who are using SAS Visual Analytics to explore data and create reports that provide concise, interactive, and relevant data summaries

Successful candidates should be skilled in topics such as

  • Adding and manipulating data items within SAS Visual Analytics
  • Exploring data with SAS Visual Analytics Explorer
  • Creating report content using SAS Visual Analytics Designer

Required Exam

Candidates who earn this credential will have earned a passing score on the SAS Visual Analytics 7.3 Exploration and Design exam.

  • 60-65 multiple-choice, short-answer, and interactive questions.
  • Interactive questions simulate the SAS Visual Analytics user interface and ask you to configure a portion of Visual Analytics to produce a specific visualization.
  • 100 minutes to complete exam

Data Sources and Data Items

Use SAS Visual Data Builder to create queries from existing tables using joins, aggregations, and column selections
  • Add tables to a query
  • Join tables
  • Select columns for a query
  • Set column data properties
  • Set the query properties
  • Filter data
Import data into SAS Visual Analytics
  • Import local data
  • Import server data (Oracle, Hadoop, SAS)
  • Import social media data
  • Differentiate between local, server, and social media data imports
Examine, modify, and create data items
  • Create and use parameterized data items
  • Examine data item properties and measure details
  • Change data item properties
  • Create custom sorts
  • Create distinct counts
  • Create aggregated measures
  • Create calculated items
  • Create hierarchies
  • Create custom categories
Select and work with data sources
  • Work with multiple data sources
  • Change data sources
  • Refresh data sources

SAS Visual Analytics Explorer

Create, modify, and interpret automatic chart visualizations
  • Identify default visualizations
  • Identify the properties available in an automatic chart
Create, modify, and interpret graph and table visualizations
  • Work with list table visualizations
  • Work with crosstab visualizations
  • Work with bar chart visualizations
  • Work with line chart visualizations
  • Work with scatter plot visualizations
  • Work with bubble plot visualizations
  • Work with histogram visualizations
  • Work with box plot visualizations
  • Work with heat map visualizations
  • Work with geo map visualizations
  • Work with treemap visualizations
  • Work with correlation matrix visualizations
Enhance visualizations with analytics
  • Add fit lines to visualizations
  • Create forecasts
  • Interpret word clouds
Interact with visualizations and explorations
  • Control appearance of visualizations within explorations
  • Add comments to visualizations and explorations
  • Use filters on data source and visualizations
  • Share explorations
  • Share visualizations

SAS Visual Analytics Designer

Create and modify list tables and crosstabs report objects
  • Create and modify tables
  • Create table display rules
  • Add sparklines
  • Create and modify crosstabs
  • Manipulate columns
  • Change properties for tables and crosstabs
  • Create hierarchies from a crosstab
Create and modify graph report objects
  • Create and modify bar charts, targeted bar charts, waterfall charts
  • Create and modify pie charts
  • Create and modify line charts
  • Create and modify scatter plots
  • Create and modify time series plots
  • Create and modify bubble plots
  • Create and modify treemap
  • Create and modify dual axis charts
  • Adjust properties for graphs
Create and modify controls, containers, and other objects
  • Create and modify geography maps
  • Understand how stored process objects work within report layout
  • Place report objects in containers
  • Add text report objects
  • Add image report objects
  • Create gauges
  • Set gauge measures & targets
  • Change gauge styles
  • Change gauge display rules
  • Share gauge display rules
  • Add controls to reports
Work with report layouts, filters, and interactions
  • Layout the report and sections
  • Move, duplicate, and import report objects
  • Add filters and ranks to report objects
  • Add section prompts and report prompts
  • Add interactions to reports
  • Create and work with sections
  • Modify report properties and display rules
  • Work with parameters
Add links, alerts, and comments to reports
  • Add links within reports
  • Add links to other reports
  • Add external links
  • Add alerts to report object
  • Add comments to reports and report objects
Share and print reports
  • Distribute reports
  • Print reports
  • Email reports

Note: All 14 main objectives will be tested on every exam. The 86 expanded objectives are provided for additional explanation and define the entire domain that could be tested.

For this credential you need to undergo training of SAS Visual Analytics: Fast Track

The candidate must first hold the SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 credential.

  • Registration can be done at epoch facility.
  • A minimum of 7 working days are required for registration.

Exam Pricing

Certification exam fee is $180

Arriving at the test center: Candidates should plan to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled exam time. Candidates arriving more than 15 minutes late are not guaranteed exam availability or a refund.

Reference materials: To maintain the security of the test environment, candidates are not permitted to bring reference materials of any kind into the testing center.

Personal items: Please leave any backpacks, laptops, briefcases and other personal items at home. If you have personal items that cannot be left behind (such as purses), the testing center may have lockers available for use. No cameras, cell phones, audio players, or other electronic devices are allowed during exam sessions.

All notes will be collected at the end of testing and no material may be removed from the testing event.

Score Report

You will receive an immediate pass/fail score upon completion of your exam attempt at your testing facility. The score report will display the percentage of items in each section that you answered correctly for your exam. Please note: These section scores are calculated on a per section basis and cannot be used in determining your total score. They are provided to you for descriptive purposes only.

Welcome E-mail and Certificate

If you pass your exam and meet all requirements for this credential, you will receive an e-mail from SAS with instructions providing access to your certificate and logo through the Certification Records Management System. This e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address you provided at exam registration. Some individual firewalls may send this e-mail to your junk folder. Please allow at least one week from your exam date to receive your e-mail.

Within Certification Records Management system, your certificate can be accessed on the left navigation bar under "Printable Documents." To print your certificate, your pop-up blocker should be disabled before clicking the "Print Now" button. Click on "Print Now" and your certificate will open in a new window where you can download and/or print.

Public Registry of Certified Professionals

A Public Registry of SAS Certified Professionals is maintained within the SAS Certification Records Management system. If you do not wish for your name to appear in the Public Registry of SAS Certified Professionals, you may choose to be excluded by updating your personal information in the SAS Certification Records Management system.

SAS Global Certification Program

SAS Certified Data Integration Developer for SAS 9 Credential

Tests the candidate's ability to apply the skills and knowledge necessary for Data Integration Development in the SAS environment

Successful candidates should be skilled in tasks such as

  • Defining architecture of the platform for SAS Business Analytics
  • Creating metadata for source and target data
  • Creating metadata for target data and jobs
  • Working with transformations
  • Working with tables and table loader transformation
  • Working with slowly changing dimensions
  • Defining generated transformations
  • Deploying jobs.

Required Exam

Candidates who earn this credential will have earned a passing score on the SAS Data Integration Development for SAS 9 exam. This exam based on SAS 9.4 using Data Integration Studio 4.8 and is administered by SAS and Pearson VUE.

  • 76 multiple-choice questions (must achieve score of 70% correct to pass)
  • 105 minutes to complete exam

Exam topics include:

Overview
  • Define the architecture of the platform for SAS Business Analytics.
  • Describe the available interfaces.
  • Define the change management feature of SAS Data Integration Studio.
  • Discuss the DataFlux Data Management Server.
Creating Metadata for Source and Target Data
  • Define administrative tasks to be performed for SAS Data Integration Studio.
  • Describe the New Library Wizard.
  • Use Register Tables wizard to register source data.
  • Use Register Tables wizard to register metadata for a Microsoft Access database table using ODBC.
  • Register metadata for a comma-delimited external file.
  • Import and Export Metadata.
Creating Metadata for Target Data and Jobs
  • Describe features of the New Table wizard.
  • Discuss SAS packages.
  • Discuss importing and exporting of relational metadata.
  • Discuss components of Join's Designer window.
  • Investigate mapping and propagation.
  • Work with performance statistics.
  • Generate reports on metadata for tables and jobs.
  • Define Impact and Reverse Impact Analysis.
  • Import macro-based SAS code.
  • Import SAS code.
Working with Transformations
  • Discuss and use the Extract and Summary Statistics transformation.
  • Discuss and use the Loop transformations.
  • Investigate where status handling is available.
  • Discuss and use the Data Validation transformation.
  • Discuss and use the Rank, Transpose, Append, List and Sort transformations.
  • Discuss and use the Apply Lookup Standardization transformation.
  • Discuss and use the Compare Tables transformation.
  • Discuss and use transformations in the SQL grouping of transformations.
  • Apply and use the Standardize with Definition transformation.
Working with Tables and the Table Loader Transformation
  • Discuss reasons to use the Table Loader transformation.
  • Discuss various load styles provided by the Table Loader transformation.
  • Discuss various types of keys and how to define in SAS Data Integration Studio.
  • Discuss indexes and how to define in SAS Data Integration Studio.
  • Discuss Table Loader options for keys and indexes.
  • Discuss the Bulk Table Loader transformation.
  • Discuss components of the Join's Designer window.
Working with Slowly Changing Dimensions
  • List the functions of the SCD Type 2 transformation.
  • Define business keys.
  • Define surrogate and retained keys.
  • Detect and track changes.
  • Discuss the Lookup transformation.
  • Discuss the SCD Type 1 Loader.
Defining Generated Transformations
  • Define SAS code transformation templates.
  • Create a custom transformation
Deploying Jobs
  • Discuss the types of job deployment available for SAS Data Integration Studio Jobs.
  • Provide an overview of the scheduling process.
  • Discuss the types of scheduling servers.
  • Discuss the Schedule Manager in SAS Management Console.
  • Discuss batch servers.
  • Describe deployment of SAS Data Integration Studio jobs as a SAS Stored Process.
  • Import SAS code.

For this credential you need to undergo training of SAS Data Integration Studio: Fast Track

The candidate must first hold the SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 credential.

  • Registration can be done at epoch facility.
  • A minimum of 7 working days are required for registration.

Exam Pricing

Certification exam fee is $180.

Retake Policy

Candidates may attempt each certification exam up to five times in a 12-month period, waiting a minimum of 14 days between attempts. Exam charges are incurred for each exam attempt. Exams that do not comply with this retake policy will be considered invalid and will not be eligible for refund and/or a certification credential. Once a passing score is achieved on a specific exam, no further attempts are allowed on that exam.

Arriving at the test center: Candidates should plan to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled exam time. Candidates arriving more than 15 minutes late are not guaranteed exam availability or a refund.

Reference materials: To maintain the security of the test environment, candidates are not permitted to bring reference materials of any kind into the testing center.

Personal items: Please leave any backpacks, laptops, briefcases and other personal items at home. If you have personal items that cannot be left behind (such as purses), the testing center may have lockers available for use. No cameras, cell phones, audio players, or other electronic devices are allowed during exam sessions.

All notes will be collected at the end of testing and no material may be removed from the testing event.

Score Report

You will receive an immediate pass/fail score upon completion of your exam attempt at your testing facility. The score report will display the percentage of items in each section that you answered correctly for your exam. Please note: These section scores are calculated on a per section basis and cannot be used in determining your total score. They are provided to you for descriptive purposes only.

Welcome E-mail and Certificate

If you pass your exam and meet all requirements for this credential, you will receive an e-mail from SAS with instructions providing access to your certificate and logo through the Certification Records Management System. This e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address you provided at exam registration. Some individual firewalls may send this e-mail to your junk folder. Please allow at least one week from your exam date to receive your e-mail.

Within Certification Records Management system, your certificate can be accessed on the left navigation bar under "Printable Documents." To print your certificate, your pop-up blocker should be disabled before clicking the "Print Now" button. Click on "Print Now" and your certificate will open in a new window where you can download and/or print.

Public Registry of Certified Professionals

A Public Registry of SAS Certified Professionals is maintained within the SAS Certification Records Management system. If you do not wish for your name to appear in the Public Registry of SAS Certified Professionals, you may choose to be excluded by updating your personal information in the SAS Certification Records Management system.

SAS Global Certification Program

SAS Certified Data Quality Steward for SAS 9 Credential

Designed for individuals who are using DataFlux Data Management Studio to perform a variety of data quality tasks including profiling data, cleansing data and monitoring data for usability

Successful candidates should be able to

  • Create and review data explorations and data profiles
  • Create data jobs for data improvement
  • Parameterize jobs and business rules within DataFlux Data Management Studio
  • Create, maintain and apply business rules and tasks
  • Understand the QKB components and various definition types
  • Apply QKB components to address data quality issues
  • Expand basic functionalities using Expression Engine Language (EEL)
  • Use macro variables
  • Create process jobs
  • Configure the Data Management Server to run jobs.

Required Exam

Candidates who earn this credential will have earned a passing score on the SAS Data Quality using DataFlux Data Management Studio exam. This exam is administered by SAS and epoch.

  • 75 multiple-choice and short-answer questions (must achieve score of 68% correct to pass)
  • 110 minutes to complete exam

Exam topics include:

Navigating the DataFlux Data Management Studio Interface

Navigate within the Data Management Studio Interface
  • Register a new Quality Knowledge Base (QKB)
  • Create and connect to a repository
  • Define a data connection
  • Specify Data Management Studio options
  • Access the QKB
  • Create a name value macro pair
  • Access the business rules manager
  • Access the appropriate monitoring report
  • Attach and detach primary tabs

Exploring and Profiling data

Create, design and be able to explore data explorations and interpret results
Define and create data collections from exploration results
Create and explore a data profile
  • Create a data profile
    • Different sources: text file, filtered table, SQL query
  • Interpret the results
    • Frequency distribution
    • Pattern
  • Use collections from profile results
Design data standardization schemes
  • Build a scheme from profile results
  • Build a scheme manually
  • Update existing schemes
  • Import and export a scheme

Data Jobs

Create Data Jobs
  • Rename output fields
  • Add nodes and preview nodes
  • Run a data job
  • View a log and settings
  • Work with data job settings and data job displays
  • Best practices (ensure you are following a particular best practice such as inserting notes, establishing naming conventions)
  • Work with branching
  • Join tables
  • Apply the Field layout node to control field order
  • Work with the Data Validation node:
    • Add it to the job flow
    • Specify properties/review properties
    • Edit settings for the Data Validation node
  • Work with data inputs
  • Work with data outputs
  • Profile data from within data jobs
  • Interact with the Repository from within Data Jobs
  • Debug levels for logging
Apply a Standardization definition and scheme
  • Use a definition
  • Use a scheme
  • Determine the differences between definition and scheme
  • Explain what happens when you use both a definition and scheme
  • Review and interpret standardization results
  • Explain the different steps involved in the process of standardization
Apply Parsing definitions
  • Distinguish between different data types and their tokens
  • Review and interpret parsing results
  • Explain the different steps involved in the process of parsing
  • Use parsing definition
  • Interpret parse result codes
Apply Casing definitions
  • Describe casing methods: upper/lower/proper
  • Explain different techniques for accomplishing casing
  • Use casing definition
Compare and contrast the differences between identification analysis and right fielding nodes
  • Review results
  • Explain the technique used for identification (process of definition)
Apply the Gender Analysis node to determine gender
  • Use gender definition
  • Interpret results
  • Explain different techniques for conducting gender analysis
Create an Entity Resolution Job
  • Use a clustering node in a data job and explain its use
  • Survivorship (surviving record identification)
    • Record rules
    • Field rules
    • Options for survivorship
  • Discuss and apply the Cluster Diff node
  • Apply Cross-field matching
  • Entity resolution file output node
  • Use the Match Codes Node to select match definitions for selected fields.
    • Outline the various uses for match codes (join)
    • Use the definition
    • Interpret the results
    • Match versus match parsed
    • Explain the process for creating a match code
    • Select sensitivity for a selected match definition
    • Apply matching best practices
Use data job references within a data job
  • Use of external data provider node
  • Use of data job reference node
  • Define a target node
  • Explain why you would want to use a data job reference (best practice)
  • Real-time data service
Understand how to use an Extraction definition
  • Interpret the results
  • Explain the process of the definition
Explain the process of the definition of pattern analysis

Business Rules Monitoring

Define and create business rules
  • Use Business Rules Manager
  • Create a new business rule
    • Name/label rule
    • Specify type of rule
    • Define checks
    • Specify fields
  • Distinguish between different types of business rules
    • Row
    • Set
    • Group
  • Apply business rules
    • Profile
    • Execute business rule node
  • Use of Expression Builder
  • Apply best practices
Create new tasks
  • Understand events
    • Log error to repository
    • Set a data flow/key value
    • Log error to a text file
    • Write the row to a table
  • Applying tasks
    • Explain purpose of the data monitoring node
  • Review a data monitoring job log
  • Review a monitoring report
    • Trigger values
    • Filters

Data Management Server

Interact with the Data Management Server
  • Import/export jobs (special case profile)
  • Test service
  • Run history/job status
  • Identify the required configuration components (QKB, data, reference sources, and repository)
  • Security, the access control list
  • Creation and use of WSDL

Expression Engine Language (EEL)

Explain the basic structure of EEL (components and syntax)
  • Identify basic structural components of the code
    • Statements
    • Functions
    • Declarations
  • Use EEL
    • Profile
    • Expression node (data job)
      • Tabs (expression, grouping, etc)
      • Order of Operations (pre/post, etc)
    • Expression node (process job)
    • Business rules
    • Custom metrics
      • Use in profile
      • Use in data job (execute custom metric node)
      • Use in business rule
    • Use in data validation node

Process Jobs

Work with and create process jobs
  • Add nodes and explain what nodes do
  • Interpret the log
  • Parameterizing process jobs
  • Identify Run options
  • Using different functionality in process jobs
  • If/then logic
    • Echo
    • Fork
    • Parallel iterator
    • Events and event handling (event listener)
    • Global get/set
    • Expression code features
      • Declaration of events
      • Set output slot
  • Embedded data job and data job reference
  • Using Work tables, process flow worktable reader
  • SAS code execution
  • SQL

Macro Variables and Advanced Properties and Settings

Work with and use macro variables in data profiles, data jobs and data monitoring
  • Define macro variables:
    • In DM studio
    • In Configuration files
    • With Command line
    • Dynamic
  • Use macro variables:
    • In a profile
    • In expression code
    • In a data job
    • In a process job
    • In business rules
  • Determine Scoping/precedence (order in which macros are read)
  • Compare/Contrast DM Studio versus DM Server
Determine uses for advanced properties
  • Multi-locale
    • Use locale guessing
    • Use with a scheme
    • Locale list and locale field
  • Apply setting for Max output rows

Quality Knowledge Base (QKB)

Describe the organization, structure and basic navigation of the QKB
  • Identify and describe locale levels (global, language, country)
  • Navigate the QKB (tab structure, copy definitions, etc)
  • Identify data types and tokens
Be able to articulate when to use the various components of the QKB. Components include:
  • Regular expressions
  • Schemes
  • Phonetics library
  • Vocabularies
  • Grammar
  • Chop Tables
Define the processing steps and components used in the different definition types.
  • Identify/describe the different definition types
    • Parsing
    • Standardization
    • Match
    • Identification
    • Casing
    • Extraction
    • Locale guess
    • Gender
    • Patterns
  • Explain the interaction between different definition types (with one another, parse within match, etc)

For this credential you need to undergo training of DataFlux Data Management Studio: Fast Track And DataFlux Data Management Studio: Customize the Quality Knowledge Base (QKB)

  • Registration can be done at epoch facility.
  • A minimum of 7 working days are required for registration.

Exam Pricing

Certification exam fee is $180

Arriving at the test center: Candidates should plan to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled exam time. Candidates arriving more than 15 minutes late are not guaranteed exam availability or a refund.

Reference materials: To maintain the security of the test environment, candidates are not permitted to bring reference materials of any kind into the testing center.

Personal items: Please leave any backpacks, laptops, briefcases and other personal items at home. If you have personal items that cannot be left behind (such as purses), the testing center may have lockers available for use. No cameras, cell phones, audio players, or other electronic devices are allowed during exam sessions.

All notes will be collected at the end of testing and no material may be removed from the testing event.

Score Report

You will receive an immediate pass/fail score upon completion of your exam attempt at your testing facility. The score report will display the percentage of items in each section that you answered correctly for your exam. Please note: These section scores are calculated on a per section basis and cannot be used in determining your total score. They are provided to you for descriptive purposes only.

Welcome E-mail and Certificate

If you pass your exam and meet all requirements for this credential, you will receive an e-mail from SAS with instructions providing access to your certificate and logo through the Certification Records Management System. This e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address you provided at exam registration. Some individual firewalls may send this e-mail to your junk folder. Please allow at least one week from your exam date to receive your e-mail.

Within Certification Records Management system, your certificate can be accessed on the left navigation bar under "Printable Documents." To print your certificate, your pop-up blocker should be disabled before clicking the "Print Now" button. Click on "Print Now" and your certificate will open in a new window where you can download and/or print.

Public Registry of Certified Professionals

A Public Registry of SAS Certified Professionals is maintained within the SAS Certification Records Management system. If you do not wish for your name to appear in the Public Registry of SAS Certified Professionals, you may choose to be excluded by updating your personal information in the SAS Certification Records Management system.

SAS Global Certification Program

SAS Certified Platform Administrator 9 Credential

For those who have the skills and knowledge necessary for the administration of the platform for SAS Business Analytics

Successful candidates should be able to

  • Secure the SAS configuration on each server machine
  • Check status and operate servers
  • Monitor server activity and administer logging
  • Establish formal, regularly scheduled backup processes
  • Add users and manage their access
  • Establish connectivity to data sources
  • Set up and secure metadata folder structures
  • Administer repositories and move metadata

Required Exam

Candidates who earn this credential will have earned a passing score on the SAS Platform Administration for SAS 9 exam. This exam is based on the functionality available in SAS 9.4 Maintenance 1 and is administered by SAS and epoch.

  • 60-65 multiple-choice questions (must achieve score of 70% correct to pass)
  • 105 minutes to complete exam

Exam topics include:

Securing the SAS configuration
  • Secure a SAS platform configuration.
Checking the Status and Operation of SAS Servers
  • Manage metadata repositories.
  • Identify the properties and functionality of SAS servers.
  • Configure a SAS Metadata server cluster.
Monitoring, Logging, and Troubleshooting SAS Servers
  • Monitor SAS servers.
  • Administer SAS server logging and modify logging configurations.
  • Troubleshoot basic SAS server issues.
Backing Up the SAS Environment
  • Back up the SAS environment.
  • Restore the SAS environment.
Administering Users
  • Manage connection profiles.
  • Manage roles.
  • Register users and groups in the metadata.
  • Give users access to processing servers and data servers.
  • Determine when to store passwords in the metadata.
Administering Data Access
  • Register libraries and tables in the metadata.
  • Update table metadata.
  • Pre-assign a library.
  • Troubleshoot data access problems.
  • Use the metadata LIBNAME engine.
Managing Metadata
  • Identify how the metadata authorization layer interacts with other security layers.
  • Identify where, how, and to whom metadata permissions are assigned.
  • Determine the outcome of metadata authorization decisions.
  • Use metadata permissions to secure metadata.
  • Create and use Access Control Templates.
  • Promote metadata and associated content.

For this credential you need to undergo training of SAS Platform Administration: Fast Track

  • Registration can be done at epoch facility.
  • A minimum of 7 working days are required for registration.

Exam Pricing

Certification exam fee is $180.

Arriving at the test center: Candidates should plan to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled exam time. Candidates arriving more than 15 minutes late are not guaranteed exam availability or a refund.

Reference materials: To maintain the security of the test environment, candidates are not permitted to bring reference materials of any kind into the testing center.

Personal items: Please leave any backpacks, laptops, briefcases and other personal items at home. If you have personal items that cannot be left behind (such as purses), the testing center may have lockers available for use. No cameras, cell phones, audio players, or other electronic devices are allowed during exam sessions.

All notes will be collected at the end of testing and no material may be removed from the testing event.

Score Report

You will receive an immediate pass/fail score upon completion of your exam attempt at your testing facility. The score report will display the percentage of items in each section that you answered correctly for your exam. Please note: These section scores are calculated on a per section basis and cannot be used in determining your total score. They are provided to you for descriptive purposes only.

Welcome E-mail and Certificate

If you pass your exam and meet all requirements for this credential, you will receive an e-mail from SAS with instructions providing access to your certificate and logo through the Certification Records Management System. This e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address you provided at exam registration. Some individual firewalls may send this e-mail to your junk folder. Please allow at least one week from your exam date to receive your e-mail.

Within Certification Records Management system, your certificate can be accessed on the left navigation bar under "Printable Documents." To print your certificate, your pop-up blocker should be disabled before clicking the "Print Now" button. Click on "Print Now" and your certificate will open in a new window where you can download and/or print.

Public Registry of Certified Professionals

A Public Registry of SAS Certified Professionals is maintained within the SAS Certification Records Management system. If you do not wish for your name to appear in the Public Registry of SAS Certified Professionals, you may choose to be excluded by updating your personal information in the SAS Certification Records Management system.


Training Schedule

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Corporate Training on SAS

Bring your team together and get an immediate value for your organization by providing quality SAS training through epoch.

Epoch is a world-class SAS training provider. It is considered as one of the best choices for those looking for highly interactive and result-oriented SAS corporate training programs. We offer a number of customized SAS training programs corporates. We deliver corporate trainings as per the client’s requirements:

Requirements:

Epoch is a world-class SAS training provider. It is considered as one of the best choices for those looking for highly interactive and result-oriented SAS corporate training programs. We offer a number of customized SAS training programs corporates. We deliver corporate trainings as per the client’s requirements:

  • Train multiple users in a familiar, confidential environment
  • Cost-effective training option for 10 or more users
  • Schedule course at your convenience
  • Eliminate staff travel time and expenses
  • Choose from our entire list of courses
  • Customize training to fit your unique needs

The training solutions provided by epoch for Corporates, are a suite of best-in-class training processes that enable customers to reduce infra costs, sharpen their business focus and obtain quality results.

Epto (Enterprise Professional Training offer)

The SAS Enterprise Professional Training Offer (EPTO) is a discount training program offering blocks of pre-paid training units to help corporate plan their training investment. Purchase units in advance for a variety of training services.

Epto benefits :

Benefits

Training Needs Assessment

TNA helps employers check the SAS skills of their employees based on the job role they are performing in the organization. It helps the organization forecast the training requirements.

Primarily designed to address in a systematic, low maintenance way the training needs of technical teams in an organisation.

  • Through the use of tests / exams the current level of expertise of each member of the team can be measured, i.e. before the training, during the training and after the training.
  • Each test is designed with team members job roles, i.e. questions are selected from a question bank, that is comprised of modules and topics covered for specific job roles.
  • The expertise levels of each candidate is hence measured module-wise and topic-wise according to their job roles.
  • Recommendations for propelling the candidates to the next levels are made through the solution based on the current expertise levels
  • Post training exams are used to measure the impact on each candidate of the training

SAS Tech Talks/Webinars

Tech Talks which helps Employees to understand on specific Technical Topics like Predictive Analytics, Data Quality, Visualization and etc etc, Even we can plan special Tech talks on Big Data & Internet of Things.

Mentoring services

SAS Mentoring Services are structured around your uniqueneeds and are extremely Flexible. Whatever your need, we will work with you to develop a mentoring solution that's right for you.

  • Add mentoring to your on-site training.
  • Schedule a 1-2 day or a multiday session coaching event.
  • Lock in a scheduled, extended relationship with one of our instructors for peace of mind on a big project.

Types of Services

Mentoring is strictly designed to be an informal learning event. It is not designed to take the place of a SAS class, and formal, printed training material will not be provided.

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Best Value Packages

A comprehensive route to building skill sets and knowledge leading to highly proficient Trained and certified Professional in SAS. Boot Camp follows learning by doing principle and enables an individual to be a better fit in the job market.

Avail up to 40% off on Bootcamp Packages.

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Early Bird Discounts

Get early bird discounts upto 30% on course fees of Certification Based Training, if you register and pre-pay full fee at least two weeks prior to the scheduled start date of the course.

Group Training Discounts - SAS Training Points

Save up to 30% on pre-paid training for your group.

  • Enjoy the best group discount available for SAS training
  • Pay only one invoice for all your training needs
  • Schedule SAS training throughout your fiscal year
  • Receive monthly status emails to track your usage
  • Take advantage of the exclusive, premium level of customer service
  • Receive a free SAS Training Assessment

All the benefits of the classroom without the travel

Join the classroom right from your desktop

Led by an expert instructor who can virtually look over your shoulder

Ask questions and get answers in real-time

Access the latest software via a virtual lab

Receive 20 business days' access to a recording of your course

Discuss, share, exchange ideas with participants from different countries

Taught by certified instructors at high-tech facilities across the country

Taught by certified & Accreditated instructors at high-tech facilities across the country

Class Room Training with flexible Training Schedules,

More time to Learn & Practice SAS®,

Specially for corporates & Institutes for more than 10 employees training

Bring an expert SAS instructor to your location

Eliminate travel expenses

Perfect for group training

Tailored training focuses on your unique business needs

Hire a SAS instructor for on-the-job coaching

Learn with a coach by your side

Private training on topics you want most

Practice on your data for quicker results

Gain insight into your data and code

Get more comfortable with what you learned in class

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EPOCH Research Institute is India’s a one of the Largest Accredited and Certified Training Provider on SAS Technologies; with world class Trainer (Trained, Certified, Accredited, Experienced On SAS and Clinical Domain) and Back office Staff numbering to more than 100 employees Across India with Global Qualification supported by Global Experience focusing on…

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