Content Updates for SAS Certification Base Prep Guide

The following chapter numbers and page numbers apply to SAS Certification Prep Guide: Base Programming for SAS 9, Fourth Edition, ISBN number 978-1-63526-373-2 (designated as P1: certpgbp). You can find this information on the copyright page.

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Question 6. The choices of answer should be a. 96; b. 200; c. 256; d. 32,767

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Question 6. Correct answer:  d.  Updated description: When specifying a label, enclose it in quotation marks and limit the label to 32,767 characters.

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Question 5. Correct answer:  d.  Updated description: The program is attempting to read the first 4 observations and write the fifth observation to the data set Work.Subset. The number of observations that the FIRSTOBS option returns is greater than the number of observations that the OBS option returns. Therefore, the result is an error.

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Question 6. Correct answer: a.   Updated description: When you use the KEEP= data set option and the POINT= option with the OUTPUT and STOP statements, your program cannot write out a single observation.

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Question 7. Correct answer: d.

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Question 8. Correct answer: d.

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Question 9. Correct answer: c.  Updated description: The END= option enables you to write only one observation to the data set. The END= option overrides the DATA step default behavior of writing observations to the output. 

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