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SAS Global Certification program

BI Content Developer

SAS 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
  • Use exam ID A00-270; required when registering with Pearson VUE.
  • 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.