Frequently Asked Questions

General

Each exam challenges candidates to apply specific knowledge they have acquired through SAS software training and/or job experience. Computer-based in format, SAS Global Certification exams comprise multiple-choice and/or short-answer questions, depending on the exam. Exams are generally scheduled through Pearson VUE but are also held at various locations around the world on a pre-scheduled basis. Candidates are allotted varying time limits to complete the exam, depending on which exam is taken. Specific exam content and passing criteria are located within each exam. To encourage your feedback, SAS Global Certification exams include a feature that allows candidates to comment on specific test questions. Your opinions are important to us and are a critical component in test development. Additionally, SAS Global Certification requires candidates to accept the terms of the SAS Institute Inc. Certification Program CandidatCancele Agreement before taking a certification exam.

Short-answer questions require you type your answer in a text box, rather than select your answer from four options. Typically, you will provide a numeric answer or a short section of SAS programming code. When entering code, case is ignored, and all variations of SAS syntax that correctly complete the program are accepted as correct.

  • SAS is an analytical tool generally being used by Multinational Companies.

  • SAS is the only software in the world being used by MNCs for Data Integration, Data Management, Analysis and generating reports. There are many softwares for different departments but there is no tool which is capable of doing all of the above tasks.

  • Industries like insurance, IT, banking, retail, pharmaceutical, government sectors, sports, hotels, petroleum etc uses SAS for their systems

  • HDFC bank, RBI, reliance communication, Genpact, ICICI, TCS, HCL, Blue star infotech, Max new York life insurance etc are the customers of SAS.

  • SAS has its own programming language and it has so many applications too.

  • We have very less awareness of SAS in India so there is big career opportunities.

  • There are opportunities for SAS business analyst, SAS researchers & statisticians, SAS data analyst, SAS project managers, SAS programmers, Research and development etc.

  • SAS has been started in USA in 1976. It has total 162 offices across the world

  • In India SAS has been started at Mumbai in 1996.

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Exam Preparation

Validity of SAS Global Certification

The SAS Global Certification program now issues versioned credentials that do not expire. For example, if you earn the SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS®9 credential, you will retain this credential and it will not expire. Please note: Some exams may retire as new software is developed and/or enhanced.

In previously released exams, there were some nonversioned SAS credentials that had a three-year expiration date. We no longer offer nonversioned credentials. All SAS credentials that were nonversioned have expired. These include:

  • SAS Certified Base Programmer.
  • SAS Certified Advanced Programmer.
  • SAS Certified Warehouse Development Specialist.
  • SAS Certified Warehouse Architect.
  • SAS Certified webAF Developer: Server-Side.

Retired exams include:

  • SAS Certified Developer V6.
  • SAS Certified Predictive Modeler using SAS Enterprise Miner 5.
  • SAS Certified Predictive Modeler using SAS Enterprise Miner 5.2.
  • SAS Certified Professional V6.
  • SAS Certified Professional - Data Management V6.
  • SAS Certified Professional - Application Development V6.
  • SAS Certified Professional - Business Intelligence V6.
  • SAS Certified Professional V8.
  • SAS Certified Developer V8.

These credentials are still valid for the specified version.

You can find the details here link of the list of certification/ credentials page in epoch website http://www.epochresearchinstitute.com/in/certificate

Each exam challenges candidates to apply specific knowledge they have acquired through SAS software training and/or job experience. Computer-based in format, SAS Global Certification exams comprise multiple-choice and/or short-answer questions, depending on the exam. Exams are generally scheduled through Pearson VUE but are also held at various locations around the world on a pre-scheduled basis. Candidates are allotted varying time limits to complete the exam, depending on which exam is taken. Specific exam content and passing criteria are located within each exam. To encourage your feedback, SAS Global Certification exams include a feature that allows candidates to comment on specific test questions. Your opinions are important to us and are a critical component in test development.

Short-answer questions require you type your answer in a text box, rather than select your answer from four options. Typically, you will provide a numeric answer or a short section of SAS programming code. When entering code, case is ignored, and all variations of SAS syntax that correctly complete the program are accepted as correct.

Interactive questions allow you to complete a task. The exam question will provide you with a work area. In this work area, you may be asked to:

  • Use drag-and-drop functionality to configure a user interface component.
  • Use drop-down lists, check boxes and radio buttons to configure user interface components.
  • Build a SAS program from a list of available lines of code.

The exam scoring mechanism will evaluate the settings you have established in the work area to determine if the item is answered correctly.

A scaled score converts the raw score (number of test questions answered correctly) to a consistent and standardized scale and is a common practice in certification programs to ensure that all forms of an exam have the same level of difficulty. With the complexity of practical testing and multiple case studies in the Predictive Modeling Using SAS Enterprise Miner exam, we use scaled scoring for this purpose. Which means that candidates taking the exam will have a consistent level of difficulty regardless of the set of exam questions presented.

 To help candidates prepare for exams, Epoch offers a broad curriculum of instructor-based training, Live Web classes, and e-learning courses. Information on exam preparation options are listed on the exam preparation tab within each exam.

Sample questions are available for production exams and illustrate the types of multiple choice and short-answer questions that may appear on SAS Global Certification exams.

Yes, practice exams are available through SAS and Pearson VUE.

Within North America and India, the current fee associated with each exam attempt is US$180, except for the predictive modeling exam. The Predictive Modeling Using SAS Enterprise Miner exam fee is US$250 and is only offered through SAS.

In some countries, different pricing and additional taxes may apply. Please visit www.pearsonvue.com/sas for exam pricing in your country. SAS Global Certification exam prices are subject to change.

The SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS®9 credential is a prerequisite to obtaining the SAS Certified Advanced Programmer for SAS®9 credential.

If you do not hold a SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS®9 credential prior to taking and passing the SAS Advanced Programming for SAS®9 exam, the SAS Certified Advanced Programmer for SAS®9 credential will not be awarded until the prerequisite has been met.

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After the Exam

After you earn a SAS Credential, your certificate will be available on the SAS Certification Records Management system. Candidates receive an email containing information on accessing this system. If you have not received your email within one week from the date you earned your SAS credential, please contact us

Within SAS Certification Records Management, your certificate can be accessed on the left navigation bar under Printable Documents. To print your certificate, make sure your pop-up blocker is disabled, then click Print Now. Your certificate will open in a new window, where you can download and/or print.

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Placement FAQs

  • Professional CV Preparation.
  • 3 rounds of mock interview (3 with Technical Team + 3 with HR Team).
  • Grooming session for interviews.
  • Aptitude Test Preparation.
  • Sessions to improve communication & presentation skill.
  • Interview scheduling
  • CV Submission on 5 companies website based on course selected and domain.
  • Profile Creation on 5 leading job portals like.
    1. Naukri
    2. Indeed
    3. TimesJobs
    4. Monster
    5. LinkedIn
  • You should be ready to relocate to anywhere in India.
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Data Science FAQs

The data science certification program is for those who want to develop the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to work as a data scientist. It is best suited for those with a strong background in applied mathematics. A master’s degree or higher in a quantitative or technical field is recommended, but not required.

To enroll in the program, you need at least six months of programming experience in SAS or another programming language. 

We also recommend that you have at least six months of experience using mathematics and/or statistics in a business environment. You can get started with the Statistics 1: Introduction to ANOVA, Regression or Logistic Regression course, which is available as an instructor-led or free online e-learning course.

Pass all five certification exams to earn the SAS Certified Data Scientist credential:

  • SAS Big Data Preparation, Statistics and Visual Exploration
  • SAS Big Data Programming and Loading
  • Predictive Modeling Using SAS Enterprise Miner 14
    *Note: Passing this exam earns you an additional certification credential — SAS Certified Predictive Modeler Using SAS Enterprise Miner 14.
  • SAS Advanced Predictive Modeling
  • SAS Text Analytics, Time Series, Experimentation and Optimization

Already have these skills? You can take the exams without completing the coursework. Get details — including test dates, locations and fees — using the exam links above.

SAS Certified Data Scientist self-paced e-learning program includes:

  • 294 e-Learning hours
  • 200 Virtual Lab hours

Please note that the self-paced program format requires you to purchase certification exams and practice exams separately.

License duration for the program: 365 days.

Yes! Students in the self-paced format can purchase practice exams from Pearson Vue. Practice exams are included in the instructor-led classroom format.

Access to SAS software is included with both the instructor-led classroom and self-paced e-learning programs. Students can purchase additional lab time if needed.

If you dedicate 8-10 hours per week, you can complete the program in 12 months. View the recommended study time.

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