Editor's note: This post was updated on 3/9/2017.
Since 1999, the SAS Global Certification program has helped thousands of SAS professionals achieve their career goals. In today’s busy world, it’s hard to add something else to our already full plates, but personal development can really pay off.
Here’s a list of 10 reasons to become SAS certified:
- Improve your skills and expertise simply by going through the process of preparing for a SAS exam. Even long-time SAS users say they benefited from the exam preparation experience.
- Industry validation of your SAS skills and expertise.
- Increased credibility with your employer as a technical professional committed to personal growth.
- A boost to your earning power.
- When you earn a SAS credential, you also earn a digital badge, that you can share documenting your accomplishment.
- SAS credentials are job-role focused, meaning immediate relevancy to real world needs.
- SAS skills are in high demand around the globe (just check out a major job board site in your region and type in ‘SAS’).
- Defined training paths and certification training packages make preparation more accessible and affordable.
- SAS certified individuals can qualify for discounts on other SAS training.
- SAS certified individuals can be listed in the Directory of SAS Certified Professionals which can be easily accessed by employers to validate your credentials.
If any of the above reasons resonate with you, achieving a SAS certification is worth considering. The SAS Global Certification program includes credentials that validate SAS skills in Programming, Analytics, Data Science, Administration, Data Management and Enterprise Business Intelligence. To date we’ve awarded over 100,000 SAS credentials to individuals in 121 different countries. Here’s how you can get started to determine the best certification path that’s best for you.
Good luck, and if you have any questions, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Editor's note: This post was originally published on 8/1/2012 and updated on 3/9/2017.