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SAS Global Certification program


Programmer/Analyst

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 raw data files
  • manipulate and transform data
  • combine SAS data sets
  • create basic detail and summary reports using SAS procedures
  • identify and correct data, syntax and programming logic errors.

Required Exam

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 Pearson VUE.
  • 60-65 multiple-choice and short-answer questions (must achieve score of 70% correct to pass)
  • 110 minutes to complete exam
  • Use exam ID A00-211; required when registering with Pearson VUE.
  • This exam is based on SAS 9.4