New certification alert: SAS Certified Specialist - ModelOps


Learn more about SAS Certified Specialist: ModelOps and how to prepare

Certification overview

SAS is pleased to announce a new ModelOps certification. Recognizing the growing need in this emerging area, this new credential will help create a standard of knowledge within the area of ModelOps.

Here are the major content areas for the exam:

  • Define the ModelOps framework.
  • Develop the model proposal.
  • Model development and management.
  • Model deployment.
  • Execute production steps.

View more details about the certification: ModelOps Specialist.

To see a list of topics covered, please hit the “Exam Content Guide” link for full details.

Why it’s important

Nearly every organization today is on a journey of digital transformation, which requires being able to use data and continuously apply real-time insights to drive business decisions. ModelOps is the practice, or methodology, that has emerged to address this challenge. Inspired by the success of DevOps principles, it enables organizations to take models from the laboratory to deployment in production with precision and efficiency by using analytics and applying data science for business decisioning.

91% of candidates reported having an increase in confidence after earning a certification. (Value of IT Certification, Pearson VUE 2021)

Related job roles & industries

ModelOps applies to job roles in many industries. A few examples of job roles that may benefit from using the ModelOps process include Analytics Lead, Validation Officer/Analytics, Application Developer, Database Experts and Model Steward.

The certification is intended for anyone with direct responsibility for model development and deployment, or anyone in a supporting/administrative role. Insurance, Finance and Retail all use ModelOps.

How to prepare

These courses are recommended and may help prepare for the exam:

Here is a list of additional resources related to training and exam preparation resources, YouTube videos, and a practice exam.

Info on SAS website:



  • Mastering Model Lifecycle Orchestration: This is an interactive guide for Mastering Model lifecycle orchestration including papers on: Open-Source model management with SAS Model Manager, Simulation of Optimizing Model Retraining, Model Lifecycle automation using REST APIs, The Aftermath What Happens After You Deploy Your Models and Decisions, A Structured Approach to Model Validation, and more.

SAS Blog article series:

SAS Communities Libraries:

YouTube videos:

Registration Details

Follow this link to create an account or access your existing account to register: Certification Manager.

For detailed exam topics, hit the "Exam Content Guide" links on each credential's web page. The content guides contain exam sections, objectives, and expanded detail about the important topics.

The Specialist exam is A00-440. There are no pre-requisites for this exam, so anyone who is interested in this credential can register.


You can learn more about these new credentials at the links above. There you will find detailed exam content guides, free sample questions, and free practice exams (yes - free full length practice exams!).

We hope you tackle the recommended training, develop your skills, and register soon to be the first candidates to earn these credentials. Good luck with your preparations!

If you have additional questions, please ask in the comments below.

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Kelly Hanson

Senior Certification Developer

Kelly Hanson is a Senior Certification Developer for SAS Global Certification and has been working in certification since 2008.

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