Certification: SAS Certified Platform Administrator 9
Certification Full Name: SAS Certified Platform Administrator 9
Certification Provider: SAS Institute
Exam Code: A00-250
Exam Name: SAS Platform Administration for SAS 9
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Statistical Analysis System or SAS is a multibillion dollar company founded in 1976 named after the software provided, and it was born out of the necessity of analysing copious amounts of agricultural information that were collected through the United States Department of Agriculture.
SAS is known for its ground breaking multiplatform compatible software that offers accurate data analysis.
SAS Certified Platform Administrator 9 is a certification program which attests for the skills of individuals that are required to meet the diverse needs of customers and employers to manage and analyse vast amounts of data and recompile information.
Who can do this Certification
This certification is appropriate for graduates who have knowledge about SAS Platform Administrator 9 and are ready to compete for job offers in the working environment. Most of the time when employers are given the choice between two candidates with the same or similar set of skills, but one is certified and the other isn't, the choice is very clear for the employer. This is also suitable for individuals, programmers, engineers or professionals with backgrounds on many different branches of science, and individuals that are familiar with the software but would also like to hone their skills and have the appropriate certification to testify for their knowledge and skill.
Candidates who earn their certification will earn global recognition and increase their career opportunities by having tangible proof that will help them excel and distinguish in the competitive job market of today.
There is one exam for SAS Platform Administrator 9, and is based on the new functionalities and iterations introduced in the SAS 9.3 software. It consists of:
- 60 Multiple-choice questions (Minimum score to pass is 70%)
- It takes 105 minutes to complete.
- Exam is administered by SAS and Pearson VUE.
Prerequisites associated with taking this certification pertain knowledge in specific and essential features offered by the program, which include:
- Being able to verify status and control servers.
- Being able to configure and Manage SAS on each machine associated to the server.
- Grant and manage user access.
- Configure and save metadata folder structures.
- Institute connectivity to data sources.
- Create backup schedules and processes.
Credentials from an SAS certification are amongst the most widely recognized in the industry. The major topics covered in this certification are:
- Securing the configuration of SAS environment.
- To Monitor and check the status of various Servers of SAS.
- Taking back up of SAS servers.
- Administrating different users and their data access within the environment.
Individuals, who undergo a successful SAS certification, will improve their skills and knowledge and obtain practical experiences which will open doors to enrol in a wide variety of working environments.
Skills obtained through this theoretical and practical process include:
- Reviewing and the platform for SAS business analytics.
- An overview in Business analytics.
- Administration tasks overview.
- Analysing and exploring metadata server and repositories.
- Troubleshooting of metadata server.
- Identifying and classifying SAS servers.
- Managing users by defining regular users and groups, administrative users, and granting user access to the servers.
- Administration of data access by registering tables and libraries in the metadata, updating the information in the table metadata and troubleshooting the data access.
- Securing Metadata.
- Relocating Metadata by replicating entire repositories and promoting select content.
- Keeping the SAS environment updated.
After completing exam and obtaining certification, individuals will be able to applied all of the previously listed skills, and be able to manage and gather vast amounts of data with the SAS software. The exam of the above certification is an objective type test which consists of 70 questions which individual have to complete in 2hours.One needs to score more than 65% of marks to clear the exam.
Validity of the Certification
As with any other certification program, SAS Platform Administrator 9 certification validity will expire with the introduction of new and updated versions, and it is important to note that once certified, all certifications must be kept up to date.
Steps involved in the certification
A series of steps must be followed to ensure completion of certification. First you need to complete registration for certification, this can be completed online with Pearson VUE or by phone, and these are the only two options available for test registration.
Registration will not be possible within any of the test facilities.
A minimum of 24 hours is required for the registration of returning candidates wishing to take the test and registration for new candidates can take up to 48 hours.
After registration is complete, a testing location will be selected, for SAS sponsored testing outside of the United States it is recommended to contact your local SAS office.
Experts believe in SAS as a way to promote their brand and SAS expertise and be recognized as experts on their field, by providing a real and palpable way to prove everyone that they have the skills and knowledge required to succeed by todays standards of the competitive and ever changing business world.
Paul Homes Metacoda
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