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SAS Platform Admin Certification

Hello,

 

Am planning to attend SAS Platform Administration Certification Exam. Do you guys think that "SAS® 9.4 Intelligence Platform: System Administration Guide" is enough to get me pass? Or do I need to go through other stuff too. Please suggest if anyone already appeared for this certification.

 

Your response is highly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Mike


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‎05-25-2016 06:09 AM
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Re: SAS Platform Admin Certification

Hi Mike,

 

As stated on the SAS Administration certification page, the skills and knowledge that are assessed are that successful candidates should be able to

  • secure the SAS configuration on each server machine
  • check status and operate servers
  • monitor server activity and administer logging
  • establish formal, regularly scheduled backup processes
  • add users and manage their access
  • establish connectivity to data sources
  • set up and secure metadata folder structures
  • administer repositories and move metadata.

Furthermore, a suggested pre-requisite for the certification is the completion of the SAS Platform Administration Fast Track course and the course outline is described as:

Reviewing the Platform for SAS Business Analytics

  • exploring the platform for SAS Business Analytics overview
  • exploring the platform architecture
  • reviewing platform administration tasks
  • exploring SAS Environment Manager

Understanding SAS Metadata and the Metadata Server

  • exploring the SAS metadata server and metadata repositories
  • exploring SAS metadata objects
  • implementing a SAS metadata server cluster
  • backing up the SAS metadata server
  • backing up the SAS environment

Understanding Initial Authentication and Administering Users, Groups, and Roles

  • exploring initial authentication to the Metadata Server
  • administering users and groups
  • exploring other authentication mechanisms and managing credentials
  • administering roles and administrative identities

Securing Metadata

  • reviewing metadata security
  • exploring metadata permissions and ACTs
  • customizing SAS folders
  • exploring ACTs

Establishing Connectivity to Data Sources

  • registering libraries and tables in metadata
  • setting up data access

Monitoring the SAS Environment with SAS Environment Manager

  • operating SAS servers and spawners
  • monitoring a SAS Environment with SAS Environment Manager
  • exploring SAS Environment Manager service architecture

Managing SAS Compute Servers and Spawners

  • understanding SAS compute servers
  • administering server logging

Exploring SAS Middle Tier

  • reviewing SAS middle-tier architecture
  • monitoring SAS middle-tier servers
  • high availability, authentication, and secure communication

Exploring Ongoing Administration Tasks

  • updating SAS software
  • finding resources for SAS administrators

 

The manual you refer to "SAS® 9.4 Intelligence Platform: System Administration Guide" only covers a small portion of what is assessed.

 

You may find this blog post as a useful guide to SAS Platform Admin Certification https://platformadmin.com/blogs/paul/2012/07/getting-certified/

 

All the best in your preparation.

 

Kind Regards,

Michelle

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‎05-25-2016 06:09 AM
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Re: SAS Platform Admin Certification

Hi Mike,

 

As stated on the SAS Administration certification page, the skills and knowledge that are assessed are that successful candidates should be able to

  • secure the SAS configuration on each server machine
  • check status and operate servers
  • monitor server activity and administer logging
  • establish formal, regularly scheduled backup processes
  • add users and manage their access
  • establish connectivity to data sources
  • set up and secure metadata folder structures
  • administer repositories and move metadata.

Furthermore, a suggested pre-requisite for the certification is the completion of the SAS Platform Administration Fast Track course and the course outline is described as:

Reviewing the Platform for SAS Business Analytics

  • exploring the platform for SAS Business Analytics overview
  • exploring the platform architecture
  • reviewing platform administration tasks
  • exploring SAS Environment Manager

Understanding SAS Metadata and the Metadata Server

  • exploring the SAS metadata server and metadata repositories
  • exploring SAS metadata objects
  • implementing a SAS metadata server cluster
  • backing up the SAS metadata server
  • backing up the SAS environment

Understanding Initial Authentication and Administering Users, Groups, and Roles

  • exploring initial authentication to the Metadata Server
  • administering users and groups
  • exploring other authentication mechanisms and managing credentials
  • administering roles and administrative identities

Securing Metadata

  • reviewing metadata security
  • exploring metadata permissions and ACTs
  • customizing SAS folders
  • exploring ACTs

Establishing Connectivity to Data Sources

  • registering libraries and tables in metadata
  • setting up data access

Monitoring the SAS Environment with SAS Environment Manager

  • operating SAS servers and spawners
  • monitoring a SAS Environment with SAS Environment Manager
  • exploring SAS Environment Manager service architecture

Managing SAS Compute Servers and Spawners

  • understanding SAS compute servers
  • administering server logging

Exploring SAS Middle Tier

  • reviewing SAS middle-tier architecture
  • monitoring SAS middle-tier servers
  • high availability, authentication, and secure communication

Exploring Ongoing Administration Tasks

  • updating SAS software
  • finding resources for SAS administrators

 

The manual you refer to "SAS® 9.4 Intelligence Platform: System Administration Guide" only covers a small portion of what is assessed.

 

You may find this blog post as a useful guide to SAS Platform Admin Certification https://platformadmin.com/blogs/paul/2012/07/getting-certified/

 

All the best in your preparation.

 

Kind Regards,

Michelle

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Re: SAS Platform Admin Certification

G'day Michelle:

This is Tony Nuntasiri from Amerihealth Caritas. I'm planning on taking the SAS Platform Admin Certification exam in Dec.

I was wondering if you can direct me to where I can find practice exams. On SAS website it only has 9 sample questons.

thank you

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Re: SAS Platform Admin Certification

Hi Tony,

 

Nice to hear from you! I am not aware of any practice exam book, perhaps someone from SAS education could confirm. My advice would be to either attend the SAS Platform Administration Fast Track course as outlined above or see if you can purchase the course notes. The course in conjunction with the SAS manuals are great preparation material.

 

Kind Regards,

Michelle

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Re: SAS Platform Admin Certification

Hi Michelle,

You're FAST ! Smiley Happy

Thank you for your respnse. I'm taking the SAS Platfrom Admin Fast Track course this week to get prepared Smiley Happy

Hope you're doing well

 

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No problem Tony... you caught me when I was online. Smiley Happy

 

Enjoy the course!

 

Kind Regards,

Michelle

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Re: SAS Platform Admin Certification

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Does this exam has changed the syllabus? SAS Platform admin certification questions and answers can help me to crack the exam.

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Re: SAS Platform Admin Certification

I wouldn't think it has changed since the post last year. Refer to the links in the post for the certification exam topics and also the SAS Platform Administration Fast Track course. 

 

Kind Regards,

Michelle

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Re: SAS Platform Admin Certification

Yes, Michelle is correct. The SAS Platform Administration Fast Track course notes can be purchased as a prep guide. And all other resources are excellent. And If you are going only on the SAS Administration documentation, you would also want to review the Security Administration guide as well. Since the exam is updated to SAS 9.4 platform, be aware that this means the middle tier is a part of the SAS platform environment with some questions on it, as well as a few questions on finding SAS resources in the SAS Environment Manager web application, a new administrator tool in SAS 9.4.

 

Good luck!

 

Sheila

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Re: SAS Platform Admin Certification

Sheila,

Thank you so much for your post. I scheduled my exam for Dec.

Tony

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