The value of SAS certifications

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Updated Nov. 18, 2020

The demand for data skills has been growing at a rapid rate and will continue to progress for years to come. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), Data and AI will experience the highest annual growth rate for job opportunities, at 41%. It’s no surprise that the need for these skills is greater than the ability to fulfill the requirements, hence the term “skills gap” that continues to be a hot topic throughout the job market.

How did we get here? Believe it or not, an article from the WEF estimates that by 2025, 463 exabytes of data will be created each day globally. From the amount of data that people are creating each day, there’s no question that organizations need talented individuals to digest this data, discover patterns and make informed decisions. With the amount of demand in this space, it’s important to not only validate your capabilities, but differentiate yourself. Achieving a certification will set you apart and give you the power to succeed. The following are 10 reasons to get a SAS certification.

SAS skills are in high demand

The proof is in the data. An analysis performed by jobsite Indeed.com in the first quarter of 2020 demonstrated that SAS Programming skills within job postings increased 31%. The overall growth in SAS programming skills during a downward trend in national hiring is reassurance that the need for SAS skills isn’t going anywhere.

Another tech recruitment site, Dice.com, used Burning Glass to analyze jobs that demand SAS skills, so if your unsure what career path your hard-earned skills can take you make sure to check it out. They’re predicting a 4.4% growth in SAS skills over the next 10 years.

Get granular or stay general

The SAS certification program spans a wide range of topic areas. From Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Base Programming, you’ll be able to find the certification that is just right for you. Check out more details on the SAS Global Certification program. You can get started with specialist-level credentials and work your way towards a professional-level status. Or if you want the coveted title of SAS Certified Data Scientist, join the SAS Academy of Data Science.

Improve your employment opportunities

No certification can guarantee that you will get a job, however it could open the door to new job opportunities. Showing a potential employer that you have put in the time, effort, and dedication to earn a SAS credential can give you an advantage in the hiring process. Nearly 50% of certification holders deemed certifications helped them find a new job, enter a new career field and increased their number of job interviews, according to Pearson Vue’s “Value of IT Certification” report.

Do you want to climb the career ladder?

Earning a SAS credential helps demonstrate that you are serious about enhancing and improving your skill set and are willing to invest in your personal growth. A win-win for you and your employer. In a recent survey of Coursera learners who completed SAS training, 84% of certification holders reported that achieving a SAS credential helped them advance their career, excel in their position and do their job more effectively.

Demonstrate your true SAS skills and understanding

The Base and Advanced Programming exams are now performance-based, meaning you write and execute actual SAS code while you are in the exam. It’s as real-world as it gets and a great way to demonstrate what you really know!

Digital bragging rights

Upon passing your certification, you receive recognition with an online digital badge that provides secure, electronic verification of your achievement. Use this badge on your LinkedIn profile, boast to family and friends across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or wherever you want your digital footprint to take you!

Inconvenienced by the hassle of getting to a Pearson VUE location?

We get it – it’s hard to carve out the time and get there to take a test. Access to SAS exams is easier than ever with the availability of OnVUE remote proctoring, which allows you to take any SAS exam from your home or office if you meet the technical requirements. Each OnVUE session is monitored in real-time over your internet connection and web cam.

Receive ongoing support and be a part of a community

Join like-minded individuals who strive for the same success as you. There are SAS Certification Communities, LinkedIn User Groups, plus local and regional user groups that you can also join. The comradery around being a SAS user is an extra perk that we all join forces on!

Get started with free certification prep materials

There’s no need to feel like you’re on your own throughout the certification journey. There’s plenty of free training resources, including defined training paths, webinars, tutorials and sample questions that will make preparing for a certification exam more accessible and less stressful. There are free practice exams for some of the most popular exams, so you can test your knowledge before you book your exam spot, too.

Allow employers to easily discover you

SAS certified individuals can be listed in the Directory of SAS Certified Professionals which can be accessed by employers to validate your credentials.

65% of certified individuals reported realizing the first benefit of getting certified within 3-4 months.

Deciding to embark on the road to certification isn’t always the quickest and easiest decision to make, but it pays off in the end. Personal accomplishments, career growth, new opportunities – adding a SAS certification to your belt offers many benefits.

If it comes down to budget, we offer additional ways to make it more cost efficient. Check out the certification training packages which groups together training and resources to make the experience more affordable. And don’t forget students and faculty can request a 50% discount* on exam vouchers. Fill out the form to see if you qualify and we will send you a voucher to use when you schedule your next exam.

*Available globally except for China and India.

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Terry Barham

Manager, SAS Global Certification

Terry is Manager of the SAS Global Certification program. He has an extensive background in the development and operation of high-stakes certification programs in the IT industry as well as experience in the development and delivery of technical training.

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110 Comments

  1. Dipali Bendale on

    Hello,

    I am working as Clinical research associate.
    I am interested to learn SAS programming.
    Please let me know if this certification will help me in my CRA position?
    Is it helpful for me?
    Thank you,
    Dipali

  2. Hi,I am Poonam. I am Registered nurse. I have Completed my masters in Nursing.I am wondering if SAS certification will help me to get a clinical research analyst job. Will SAS certification be useful for me when I don't have any education and experience in computer science or IT?

    • Yes,poonam it will help you because it's not confined to analytics companies but it will also help you in knowing the best analysis to predict the number of patients u will be providing treatment to.....2) if u know the future demand then u can also predict the medicine u will be looking for.

  3. I am a Mechanical Engineer, I have completed masters in Mechanical Engineering and looking for full time job... Can you please tell me how learning or having SAS certification can help me to Excel my job search in Mechanical Engineering field? Thanks in advance..

  4. SAS is always a good choice and can be an advantage. Here is an interesting link to a article about a Money Magazine skills survey: https://blogs.sas.com/content/sascom/2016/05/19/need-a-job-in-todays-job-market-learn-sas/.

    We cannot speak to individual training companies, but we recommend that anyone interested in learning SAS take advantage of training from SAS. There are some free e-learning courses such as SAS Programming One and Statistics One. Check out the training page here: http://support.sas.com/training/

    Good luck

  5. Hello Terry,

    I am Mechanical Engineer , I have now planned to take up SAS course. Will this give me an added advantage or not ? Please advice
    Do you recommend to take the Certificate from Addision Technologies Inc. company or not ?I just have to pay 500 $ refundable .
    Thanks ,
    O.A

  6. Hi there,
    I am a commerce graduate, and working as program consultant. I am basically working in a PMO office, procurement shared services. I want to get into supply chain management, however, not sure if SAS certification is something that I can think of. I have no knowledge of programming. I am quite confused as to how do I get into supply chain management.

    • SAS is used across many industries and job roles, including Supply Chain Management. Which SAS certification is right for you depends on what skills a particular company is looking for. If an employer is looking for analytical skills, the SAS Certified Predictive Modeler or the SAS Certified Statistical Business Analyst credential may be most appropriate. If an employer is looking for SAS programming skills, the best place to start is the SAS Certified Base Programmer. Take a look at all the available SAS credentials at: support.sas.com/certify. Good luck

  7. Adarsh Srinivasa on

    I am a graduate student based out of Chicago and I must say that I have utilized my entire summer in getting myself certified.
    It has been an incredible experience learning SAS and now I am
    • SAS Certified Advanced Programmer for SAS 9
    • SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9

    . My hard work has really paid off and I am optimistic about making a career in SAS and I really hope to receive calls from recruiters.

  8. Hi Terry,

    Nice blog....Most of the IT professionals are making the career in Data Science in that SAS is one of the best tool.Imarticus Learning offers certification courses and professional training courses to professionals to improve their chances of jobs in SAS and other such data analytics tools.

    Thanks

  9. Rainier Sánchez on

    Hi Terry:
    I don´t agree about the benefits getting a SAS Certificate (how "Earn recognition for your knowledge" and "Increase your value to your employer").
    In my case, i have almost 10 years experience in Consulting SAS Chile and 3 certificates SAS and my position is in disadvantage about somebody that no have certifications. It seems all is good relationships for ascending in SAS.
    Regards,

  10. Terry Barham on

    There are several SAS certification options for data and predictive Analytics. Statistical Business Analyst, Predictive Modeler using SAS Enterprise Miner, Advanced Analytics Professional, Dig Data Professional, Data Scientist. To help you narrow the field, take a look at the detail for each SAS credential on our website at support.sas.com/certify to see what matches up best with your skills and vision. If you are into programming, the Statistical Business Analyst may be a good place to start.

  11. Rakesh Pai on

    Hi wonderful team of SAS, I am currently a business analyst in banking domain and would like to see which certification should I do which would give me an advantage in data/predictive analytics field. Can you please recommend any course for business analyst. I have keen interest in Data Analytics and predictive analytics. Looking forward to your recommendation. Thanks!

  12. SUNDARAM DURAISAMY on

    Hi Terry, I am working a Retail Market analytics company. Please let me know, what kind of certification that I need to take

  13. Prasanna Kulkarni on

    What advancements will SAS programs will impart on my career.
    I'm currently working in data management in clinical trials.
    Also want to know how much it will cost me, and will the job pay me back post certification.

    • Terry Barham on

      There are SAS Certifications for Data Management and also for Clinical Trials Programming using SAS. Check out the website at support.sas.com/certify. Most SAS exams are $180 USD, though this price may vary slightly by country. Achieving a certification in any discipline from any company cannot guarantee you will obtain a job or will advance your career. What it can do is improve your chances and demonstrate competency and determination. Good luck.

  14. M plaining to enrol for base sas certification from epoch institute.. will base sas certification provide me a good opportunity

  15. Hello, I've completed my Post graduation in Bio technology. If i take SAS, can this help me to get a job ? and is it useful if i go abroad ?

  16. There are so many ways to go with SAS. A good place to start is by looking at the training website for your country. Go to support.sas.com/training and then select your country from the pull down menu on the right.

    Many people start with FOUNDATION courses for programming. The Programming 1 and Programming 2 courses are the most popular.
    Regards,
    Terry Barham, Manager SAS Global Certification

  17. Hi, I'm working in BPO industry from 3 and half years now, As I'm a BSC statistics, I'm keen towards SAS and better opportunities that comes with it., please guide

    • There are so many ways to go with SAS. A good place to start is by looking at the training website for your country. Go to support.sas.com/training and then select your country from the pull down menu on the right.

      Many people start with FOUNDATION courses for programming. The Programming 1 and Programming 2 courses are the most popular.

      For SAS Certification, check out the website at support.sas.com/certify. You can view all available credentials and the recommended training for each one. Regards,
      Terry Barham, Manager SAS Global Certification

  18. Hi ,I have been working as equity trader since last 20 years,i gave done commerce graduation and pgdbm from Nmims in management..would SAS certification can help me in my job area?

    • Perhaps. For SAS Certification, check out the website at support.sas.com/certify. You can view all available credentials and the recommended training for each one. Be sure to look at the Exam content areas to see if one aligns with your interests.

      Regards,
      Terry Barham, Manager SAS Global Certification

  19. Hi,

    I am working with a Telecom company as a HR analyst having no IT background or programming background, i want to go in Business analyst field will doing SAS program a good step for my career. Also if yes which courses would be beneficial for me kindly suggest.

    Regards,
    Rahul

    • A good place to start is by looking at the training website for your country. Go to support.sas.com/training and then select your country from the pull down menu on the right.

      Many people start with FOUNDATION courses for programming. The Programming 1 and Programming 2 courses are the most popular and you can take Programming 1 on line for free.

  20. I have worked with SAS for the past 4 years...is that enough experience to take the SAS Base Programming certification exam without going through class time?

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  22. PARVESH KUMAR on

    Dear Sir,
    I have M.Sc in Statistics and i have 7 years experience in different sector Education,Telecom and Finance worked with Software and Excel, and I have complete SAS course From Noida, India, But i did not get any job in analytical or SAS

  23. I am BA (Bachelor of Arts) pass out, 34 years old and working a private company, Can i do the SAS course and am i eligible for this course and vacancy. Plz. suggest.

    My email ID: mtmgroup51@gmail.com

    Thanks

  24. Hi,
    I have an overall experience of 5 years with three years in client accounting and reporting and 2 years in Reconciliations. I have ample knowledge in excel and I have interest towards SAS. Having ample knowledge about excel n no knowledge in data analysis and interpretation if I take up the course will it be helpful for me?

    Thanks

  25. Hi,

    I am a Commerce Graduate and I have 5 years of experience in WFM, Kindly advice Is it possible for me to complete SAS certification, also like to know will this help me to change my carrier as Statistical Analyst

  26. Prashant Gupta on

    Hi ,
    I have total five years’ experience in Back office operation & MIS reporting jobs and also Base SAS certification still we have no jobs in SAS. I have already updated in all job portal site still we have no jobs. Every jobs always mention in job description at least one year experience.
    If any jobs available then let me know.
    Thanks

  27. Hi,

    I am commerce graduate & have about 10 yrs experience in Administration. I have a keen interest Data Analysis Work. So, pls. suggest if doing SAS would be beneficial & which course would you prefer.

    Thanks.

    • Terry Barham on

      There are so many ways to go with SAS. A good place to start is by looking at the training website for your country. Go to support.sas.com/training and then select your country from the pull down menu on the right.

      The SAS Certified Platform Administrator certification may be of interest to you. See the website for this credential and then take a look at the Exam Prep tab for training recommendations.

      For SAS Certification, check out the website at support.sas.com/certify. You can view all available credentials and the recommended training for each one. Regards,
      Terry Barham, Manager SAS Global Certification

  28. Hi,

    I am test automation specialist, please suggest SAS certifications for me to grow more with my profile.

    Thanks,
    Channakeshava

    • Terry Barham on

      There are so many ways to go with SAS. A good place to start is by looking at the training website for your country. Go to support.sas.com/training and then select your country from the pull down menu on the right.

      Many people start with FOUNDATION courses for programming. The Programming 1 and Programming 2 courses are the most popular.

      For SAS Certification, check out the website at support.sas.com/certify. You can view all available credentials and the recommended training for each one. Regards,
      Terry Barham, Manager SAS Global Certification

  29. Noor Mohamed M on

    Hello sir,
    I am a student from premier B-school in India. I know basics statistics. I want to do SAS Certified Statistical Business Analyst Using SAS 9. can you please put your input on this

    • Terry Barham on

      The Statistical Business Analyst Using SAS credential is a popular one. Take a look at the description for these certs on the SAS Global Certification website at support.sas/certify. Pay close attention to the Exam Content tab - here you will see all the exam objectives.

  30. There are so many ways to go with SAS. A good place to start is by looking at the training website for your country. Go to support.sas.com/training and then select your country from the pull down menu on the right.

    Many people start with FOUNDATION courses for programming. The Programming 1 and Programming 2 courses are the most popular.

    For SAS Certification, check out the website at support.sas.com/certify. You can view all available credentials and the recommended training for each one. Regards,
    Terry Barham, Manager SAS Global Certification

  31. Hi,

    I have an 18 yrs of exp. of Accounts, Finance,& Computer. I have excellent proficiency in Excel..
    I am currently working with pharma company as a Manager MIS.. Kinldy suggest should i do SAS certification...It would be helpful to me?...If yes then suggest me the institute in Ahmedabad...

  32. Hi Masters,

    I have 12 years of Database Administration(DB2,Oracle,Datastage) experience with Data Architect role of 2 years. I had gone through Bigdata Technlogies of Hadoop and NoSQL databases of MongoDB,Cassandra. My query is:- I want to apply for the job 'Data Engineer'. What are the SAS modules I need to get trained. Please provide your clarifications.

    Thank you
    Regards
    Basker

    • A good place to start is by looking at the training website for your country. Go to support.sas.com/training and then select your country from the pull down menu on the right.

      Many people start with FOUNDATION courses for programming. The Programming 1 and Programming 2 courses are the most popular.

  33. Hie
    I m Ca final CS final and MBA in finance i do have interest in doing SAS course but really confused about the benefits of this course relating to my qualification.
    Does sas certification is good for my cirriculam viate juss help me out here..
    Or if i choose to do sas from where i shuld take training online or offline training...
    Please respond asap.
    naman jain

    • There are so many ways to go with SAS. A good place to start is by looking at the training website for your country. Go to support.sas.com/training and then select your country from the pull down menu on the right.

      Many people start with FOUNDATION courses for programming. The Programming 1 and Programming 2 courses are the most popular.

  34. Hi Team , I am currently working as a process specialist with one of the MNC company , Kinldy suggest should i do SAS certification . If Yes then please suggest institute in Bangalore .

  35. Pratik Mokashi on

    Hello Sir,
    I'm doing BSc in STATISTICS. I'm in my last year of under graduate course. I would like to choose biostatistics as my career. How SAS could help me in my career. Which SAS course would you suggest me.

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  37. Hi, I'm a marketing professional and have a basic 10+2 qualification. Additionally, I did a +3 graduate degree from the commercial institute of delhi and a diploma course for my field. I have 7 years of work experience and am looking to enhance my skill set with a specialisation. I came across SAS and it's benefits. My questions are 1) Will this help in my field and how (as in are jobs readily available in marketing or advertising) 2) I know I will have to start off with the basic course, but how do I register, train, learn, etc.

    Thanks.

  38. Hi,
    I'm a Ph.D. studnet in Industrial Engineering. I would love to get a SAS certification. My interest area are Statistics, Operations Research, Simulation and Modeling. Can you please suggest me which certification exam I should take.

    • Lakshika, two certifications come to mind.
      1. Predictive Modeling Using SAS Enterprise Miner
      2. Statistical Business Analyst Using SAS: Regression and Modeling

      You can learn more about these credentials on the SAS Global Certification website at support.sas.com/certify

  39. Hi.. My query is in order to become SAS certified, do I have to take training from SAS itself or can I take training from some institute and then apply for the SAS certification exam? If so, how to apply for the exam?

    • Arpan, training is recommended but not required. As long as you have the necessary knowledge. You can see how to register for an exam attempt from the SAS Certification website at support.sas.com/certify. Select any exam and then see the Exam Registration Tab.

  40. Hi,
    I have an experience of more than 5 years in CRM,Service delivery,Analysis field but I don't have any technical qualification like SAS,SQL etc though I have been working in field of Analytics from last 2 years (all excel based ).
    I have been pondering of doing Base SAS course but not able to figure out how can it be beneficial for me to get good job or by doing Base SAS course would I be able to get what I want?

    Please help me to understand and clarify.

  41. Sir
    Iwant to know what is the scope if jobs after getting a sas certification.
    Plz tell me immediately.

  42. helo currently i m doing MIS job.But i m interested to do SAS course. But I m a little bit confused How SAS course is benificial for me.I m a b.tech student from computer science.

    please Suggest...

  43. Hi,

    I m BSC comp SCI and working in maersk as specialist in report and analysis means extracting data from various software such as SAP BI and SAP ERP and publishing report and now i am actually thinking of SAS Certification which course is suitable for me and will it be helpful for career growth.

  44. Terry Barham on

    There are so many ways to go with SAS - it really depends on your interest areas. You may be interested in the Clinical Trials Programming certification, but there are several others. Take a look at the certification website for a complete list: http://support.sas.com/certify/

  45. Jaya lakshmi on

    Hi,

    I have completed my BTech in Chemical Engineering and has 2years of working experience in Pharmaceuticals. I am currently not working since 2years, I want to make a career shift and want to start a fresh career with SAS. Request your suggestions on the area that would be suitable for me learn and work in SAS.

    • Hello jayalakshmi..
      I am chemical engineer too., i am currently working with pharma as a process engineer in TSD dept.
      Can u share me ur views on SAS
      I am also looking forward to change my career
      I am staying depressed plz help me out "naveendeepala9@gmail.com" is my mail id

  46. aakash thakur on

    Hi,
    I am mechanical engineer working as a project engineer from pat 1.5 years thinking of getting SAS Certificate(so i increase my earnings) but not sure it is good move for me as a mechanical or project engineer.can u please give me some advice

  47. Hi,

    I am a business analyst with 8 years of experience in a leading IT company in ATLANTA. I want to persue SAS statistical business analyst course however my worry is that since i dont have any prior project experience in business analytics, will this course help to get more opportunities in business analytics space. So confused what to do...

  48. I have been working in Mainframes for last 10 years and I feel options are limited for me in Mainframes. I love analytical work and think that business analytics will be interesting job choice.

    Would it be a good move for me to get SAS certified. Will it help me make a switch into Analytics from Mainframe Programming and will I be better off in terms of pay package I get?

  49. Dear Team,

    I am a marketing professional and work with big data on a daily basis for product pricing, usage and revenue enhancement for a telecom company.

    please advise if I should look at taking in any SAS training to help with my work.

    Rgds,
    Anand

  50. Hi,
    i thought of doing a SAS Course. i have completed B.sc Computer Science and am working in a KPO process. i want to learn something new and different that why i am eager to hear detail about SAS. please explain me brief on the below.
    1. What is SAS program and its benifits?
    2. what knowledge is mandatory to learn SAS?
    3. what kind of Jobs i will get if i complete SAS and what will be my designation?
    4. what are the best training centers in Bangalore to learn SAS?
    5. What cost for SAS program and how long it will take if i attend the classes on Weekend?

  51. pankaj deshmukh on

    Hi I am BE mechanical engineer & MBA Marketing.Which will be suitable course for me to get SAS Certified.I am working in research & consulting firm

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  53. I am a fresh graduate taking up Base SAS certification exam soon. Does the certification exam need experience in SAS to clear the exam?

    • Yes. Training courses, sample questions, practice exams, etc., can provide a strong foundation, but there is no replacement for practicing with actual software and writing code.

      Terry Barham
      Manager, SAS Global Certification

  54. Hi,

    I am currently working as a Data Analyst and very much interested in getting a SAS Certification but bit confused which certification to go for, since I am not coming from an IT field, no programming experience and never used SAS.

    Please suggest......

  55. Santosh Choudhury on

    Hi,

    I am working in Steel company as a Logistics Coordinator (Basically making all MIS Report & SAP) from last 6 years. I have an long around 10 years educational gap. Now i am continuing BCA (completed on 2015 from distance). Please suggest me SAS courses will help my carrier to grow.

    • There are so many ways to go within SAS that it really depends on your areas of interest. A good place to start is by looking at the training website under Learning Paths at: http://support.sas.com/training/us/paths/

      Many people start with FOUNDATION courses for programming. The Programming 1 and Programming 2 courses are the most popular.

  56. Hi, I am working as a telecom service engineer with a company argueably the best in the industry worldwide.However I can see there is a saturation within the industry and the growth prospects are limited.I am planning to do a MBA , also giving a thought over the SAS certification.My ultimate aim is to position myself in a business analytics job.Presently I am drawing an ok salary and almost comfortable lifestyle.But looking at the future,I am seriously thinking of a career change.My inclination towards coding , so I hope to fair well in SAS programming.But how can I land a job?
    I am 28 right now.Kindly suggest me, should I go for a SAS certification ?

  57. HI .... i have 3.4 yrs of total exp , previously i was working as a developer and currently as business associate but I want to become a SAS certified business analyst , what should i do ???

    • Terry Barham on

      SAS does have a certification for Statistical Business Analyst Using SAS 9: Regression and Modeling. This cert does require some SAS programming expertise. You can take a look at the exam objectives and recommended preparation from the main certification website at: http://support.sas.com/certify

      Good Luck.
      Terry Barham
      Manager, SAS Global Certification

  58. Karthikeyan.R on

    I am from a commerce background. Currently, working for a retail POS company as a Business Analyst. I know the retail process well. I have now planned to take up SAS course. Will this give me an added advantage, if i choose to go with retail consulting firms or any big retail group?? The main point is i dont have any programming background.

    Please advise...

    • Terry Barham on

      SAS does have a certification for Statistical Business Analyst Using SAS 9: Regression and Modeling. This cert does require some SAS programming expertise. You can take a look at the exam objectives and recommended preparation from the main certification website at: http://support.sas.com/certify

      Good Luck.
      Terry Barham
      Manager, SAS Global Certification

  59. Gavy Bachher on

    Hi there,

    I have an MBA plus have the Advance SAS Certification too. I have five years of experience in teaching Business Research Methods in London using , base and advance SAS procedures, DATA , PROC steps etc.
    What would you advise should be my next step so as to be able to increase job prospects in the field of SAS? Since I have a business acumen, I decided I go ahead with the Predictive Modeler certification. You reckon I am on the right path?
    Thanks
    Gavy
    Raleigh,NC

  60. Terry Barham on

    SAS is used extensively in the Health and Life Sciences industry. For example, SAS is used in clinical trials for new drug introduction and research. From a certification perspective, the Base Programmer for SAS 9 and the Clinical Trials Programming Using SAS 9 credentials are common in the Health Care areas. Here is the link to the SAS Certification website where you can view more information about these certifications and the recommended training courses. http://support.sas.com/certify/

    Terry Barham
    Manager, SAS Global Certification

  61. hi
    i completed my b.tech in biotechnology. in these days i came to hear about SAS. in which way this is useful in my field of biotechnology? does this program is useful in any pharmaceutical industries?

  62. I have done Bsc computer science, pgdm marketing from singapore and now currently working with 2years of experience in sales. Kindly advice me what course would it be best for me in SAS.

    As I have heard too much regarding SAS careers. ..

  63. I am a public health graduate (MPH) looking for opportunities in Data analysis.
    I took SAS introductory course work in my graduate program but need to sharpen my analytic skills I have a biology background what SAS certification/ course would be best to get jobs in health care? please suggest

    • From a certification perspective, the Base Programmer for SAS 9 and the Clinical Trials Programming Using SAS 9 credentials are common in the Health Care areas. Here is the link to the SAS Certification website where you can view more information about these certifications and the recommended training courses. http://support.sas.com/certify/

      Terry Barham
      Manager, SAS Global Certification

  64. Hi , I have completed my engineering in Information Science and currently working As information mamagement analyst , I have total experience of 1 yr and 3 months. i am interested to Get certified in SAS programming and continue my career with it, Can anybody help me give more details on it as i am new to this field

  65. Hi I completed Msc;(software engineering) and I am working as a test engineer and technical writer, I have 7 months of experience, but I want to become a SAS certified business analyst. What's the course I am supposed to take? Please help me.

  66. In the process of preparing for the Certification, I learned a lot about SAS and became more proficient in data processing and analysis. Though I am not seeking a job right now, some recruiters are willing to keep in touch with me before I graduate after I put the Certifications on resume. I hope I could sharpen my skills in SAS and statistics and find a job after graduation.

  67. Hi Michele Reister,
    I am certified for Base and BI. My Predictive modelling course also going on. But i am fresher statistics graduate and i am facing trouble to getting job. I am applying everyday lots of job opening but not getting call from recruiters. Everyone need experience person for there Organization :(.
    What i should do ?

    • Michele Reister
      Michele Reister on

      Hi Sumit,

      SAS Institute does not provide career counseling or job placement services. Generally, we recommend that you review job opportunities in your geographic area of interest on job sites like Monster.com or icrunchdata.com to see what kind of skills are needed in your industry of choice.

      Another way to investigate your area of possible interest is to review success stories for companies or industries of interest on the SAS web site (http://www.sas.com/success/). You can review the success stories by country, solution or technology.

      Good luck with your job search!
      -Michele

    • Ronald Finnerty on

      If you've received certifications and are not receiving calls on your resume- the issue is you need a better focused resume.
      If you are getting calls on your resume but are not getting interviews or you are getting interviews but not job offers-you need interview coaching.
      There are many companies that provide these services that you can find on the internet with a simple search for what you need. Resume help, Interview coaching, or Career Coaching or All of them. Costs for these services vary widely.
      A company I highly recommend is CareerIQ. Karen over there has helped hundreds of people position themselves for their careers and for the next position they wanted.
      They have worked with clients from High school Students, recent college grads, career changers, return to work moms to V.P. and CFO .
      Disclaimer: I have been a client and done some data work with them. http://careeriq.org

      I recommend you visit their website and contact them for assistance.

  68. I would like to become SAS certified but I am wondering if their are courses that emphasize biostatistics. Thanks.

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  69. I have read that even as an experienced SAS programmer passing the excam is very very hard. No I have no SAS knowlage or programming experience od any kind. Will SAS Base Programming 1 e-learning course prep me enough to get SAS certified?

    • Michele Reister
      Michele Reister on

      Hi Hannes,

      We recommend both the Programming 1 course and Programming 2 course. You can take it in a classroom, via Live Web or through an e-Course. We also recommend some time and experience using SAS. Other programming experience is also helpful. Here is a recent blog post with recommendations for preparing for the exam: http://blogs.sas.com/content/sastraining/2013/02/18/top-6-recommendations-for-sas-certification-preparation/

      Good luck!
      Michele

    • My suggestion is to first read 'The Little SAS Book' from cover to cover. Then buy the Base SAS Certification Guide, and work your way through that. Go through the e-learning in parallel. I felt that the big problem with the e-learning back a few years ago was that it was frustratingly slow, and difficult to navigate.

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    • Michele Reister
      Michele Reister on

      Hi Divyesh! We'd love to hear more about your success. Email us at certification@sas.com and tell us about your journey to become SAS certified (how you prepared, your exam experience) and how your career has changed as a result. Thanks!

      • Hi,

        Could you advise me how SAS can help me in my career. I have 5 years of experience in BPO, IT sector.

        Thank you in advance

    • PRINCE KUKREJA on

      I have done certification in Base SAS. I want to do a summer internship based on SAS. please recommend some recruiters.

      • Congratulations on achieving your SAS Base Programmer certification. Regarding recruiters or internships, SAS Institute does not provide career counseling or job placement services. Generally, we recommend that you review job opportunities in your geographic area of interest on job sites like Monster.com or icrunchdata.com. Good luck.

        Terry Barham
        Sr Manager, SAS Global Certification

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