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Certification: SAS Certified Data Integration Developer for SAS 9

Certification Full Name: SAS Certified Data Integration Developer for SAS 9

Certification Provider: SAS Institute

Exam Code: A00-260

Exam Name: SAS Data Integration Development for SAS 9

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Certification overview

SAS Certified Data Integration Developer exam is basically an individual test on ability of skills necessary for data integration. Analysis of data is one of the most demanding things in today's world. The demand of SAS data integration has increased by many folds making it a hot cake in the market. The usage of data integration is increasing because of accuracy of data, interpreting according to requirement, use of data in optimum condition. The main reason for data integration is because of optimum performance with accuracy. So the demand of the certification is going very high as far job market is concerned. Data can be made most useful and actionable in form of data integration. The best part of this technology is data segmentaion, which is a huge priority for any industry and will also give best results on that.

Who can do this Certification

Anyone who has a prior understanding of data analytics, data migration can go for this certification. The skills required for this certification are business analytics, chain management, AS data integration,SAS packages, macro based SAS code, job deployment. If you are beginner to this area of work, you can go ahead with a foundation course to know in-depth about the same. However study materials are also available with SAS, anyone interested in that can refer it aswell, as it will be of good use.


The current job scenario all over the world clear shows that there is huge demand of professionals in this area. There are various roles, industry is offering to skilled professional with handsome packages, quite huge in comparison to other domain in roles like Data Miners, DataAnalysts, Big Data consultant. Skilled professionals whose area of expertise is data handling, cannot go empty handed in today's job market scanerio.Usage of data analytics is everywhere and it is must requirement for all the companies to get the maximum return on investment. So getting yourself certified in Data Integration will take you places with bright career.

Associated Exam

There are no associated exam in this category.Indiviuals needs to clear one exam to get themselves certified in SAS Certified BI Content Developer for SAS 9. However SAS also conducts certifications in the other areas of expertize aswell.All the exams arecreated according to market standards and also its usage.


Individuals who are aspiring to take this certification must possess the skills which include primarily data integration, analytics, understanding of server, concepts of ODBC, understanding of library wizard. The individuals should also have a basic understanding of metadata and its usage, AS packages, macro based SAS code and also job deployment. For better understanding understanding of the course and certification, one can always refer to study material from SAS which are available online. Though SAS doesn't provide any classroom sessions, these study material will help you a lot in understanding and also in your certification exams.

Examination overview

SAS Certified Data Integration Developer for SAS 9 (A00-260) topics includes:

  • Overview of Data Integration
    1. SAS business analytics architecture.
    2. Introduction to interfaces.
    3. Introduction to chain management.
    4. Insights on Data flux data server.
  • Creation of source and target Metadata
    1. Tasks to be performed in SAS data integration studio.
    2. Understanding of new library wizard.
    3. Understanding of register table's wizard to register source data and register metadata using ODBC.
    4. Importing and exporting of Metadata.
  • Metadata creation for target data and jobs
    1. Features of new table wizard.
    2. SAS packages.
    3. Import and export of relational metadata.
    4. Macro based SAS code.
    5. Understanding of performance statics.
    6. Understanding of Join's designer window.
  • Table and table loader transformation
  • Work involving slow changing dimensions.
  • Generated transformations.
  • Job deployment.

This certification requires individuals to have skills in business analytics area, transformation usage on systems, job deployment, and source and target concepts.

The certification is administered by SAS and Pearson VUE. Number of multiple choice questions in the certification is 76 and total duration of the exam is 105 minutes. The passing cut off for this certification is 70%.

Getting certified in advance programming will give you a skill set of SAS business analytics architecture, transformations, creation of metadata, changingdimensions, deploying jobs.

Validity of the certification

There is no expiry for SAS Certified Data Integration Developer for SAS 9 certification. However content of certification changes over period of time, so it is always advisable to everyone to choose latest version of exam in order to keep their skills updated as per industry standards.

Expert Review

Data integration includes 360 degree view, effective segmentation, data-driven usage, sharing with intelligence.

Paul Robinson, Wealth Engine Institute.

East Landon, South Africa

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