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 environmentSuccessful candidates should be skilled in tasks such as
Required ExamCandidates 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
- Use exam ID A00-260; required when registering with Pearson VUE.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Define SAS code transformation templates.
- Create a custom transformation
- 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.
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