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Mark Stevens
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SR Certification Specialist

Mark Stevens is a Certification Specialist for SAS Global Certification and has been working in training and certification since 2004. A SAS Certified Base Programmer since 2010, Mark enjoys every opportunity to dive into new SAS products and features. When he isn’t working on the next SAS certification, he can be found coaching his kids' soccer teams.

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New SAS Clinical Trials Programmer Certification

If you have visited our SAS Global Certification webpage lately, you may have noticed that we have a new credential in development: the SAS Certified Clinical Trials Programmer using SAS9. Clinical Trials Programmers create programs that analyze the data collected during the clinical trial of a new medication or treatment

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Certifiable: An Adventure in Pursuing SAS Certification

Those of you currently studying for the SAS Base Programming exam might enjoy this 9 minute video interview with Stacey Hamilton and Christine Kjellberg, two employees from SAS publishing who recently challenged the exam. Over the past year, they have shared their experience preparing for the exam on the SAS

Programming Tips
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To INDEX or not to INDEX...

Recently, a certification candidate asked me about indexes and how SAS decides whether to use one or not.  I don't work with supper-large data sets and therefore haven't been overly concerned with efficient coding techniques and consequently had no idea what an index was. So off to SAS 9.2 online

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Certification Discussion on FaceBook

Hi all. Just a quick note to point out a recent certification discussion on the SAS Training Facebook page. If you haven't become a fan of SAS Training, maybe now is the time? It's yet another great community to chat with your fellow SAS users and find additional training resources.

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New Business Intelligence Certification Launched

Last month, the SAS Global Certification program added a new credential, the SAS Certified BI Content Developer. My first blog post from May described how a global team of BI experts collaborated to create the beta exam. In May and June, candidates from a broad background of experience (novice to

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How SAS Enterprise Guide saved a marriage

I don’t know what you did for the Memorial Day weekend, but I went to Boston to staff a booth at the Association for Psychological Science conference. I went to talk to university professors about the SAS Global Academic Program and SAS OnDemand for Academics software, which will soon be