01-29-2014 12:51 AM
A recent blog post from Larry Larusso, Editor, SAS Training Report and Sr. Marketing Manager, SAS Education, on his New Years resolution to get SAS certified this year got me thinking whether we can help the Queensland SAS community achieve a similar goal. Larry's blog post can be read at http://blogs.sas.com/content/sastraining/2014/01/21/resolve-to-get-your-sas-certification-in-2014/
I've reached out to our community to see whether they would be interested in having an"Ask the panel" type session on SAS certification and preparation at a future QUEST meeting and thought what about the larger community and thought let's discuss this in . Do you think having an "Ask the panel" SAS Certification session be of interest to your community? (Note that talking about the actual questions and answers is against the terms and conditions.) As this isn't a standard type of presentation, it may not be something your community is interested in however I thought I would share we are considering this type of session for our QUEST Q2 (29th May) or Q3 (4th September) meeting this year and perhaps to have other facilitated "Ask the panel" session in the future.
FYI, SAS Education Australia hold CERTFEST days and the next one planned is 2nd May. For a full list of Certification exams (including new credentials) visit http://support.sas.com/certify/index.html and for training & certification packages see
The SAS user group meetings (and here in SANZOC) are an excellent opportunity to meet other SAS users, share knowledge and experience, and learn more about SAS solutions from colleagues and peers in your community. With your feedback each committee can work towards tailoring your SAS user group meetings to present/address SAS software, related code, technologies, methodologies etc that are of interest to you. So please share your thoughts on the following:
01-29-2014 09:07 PM
I am trying to find information for the "SAS Certified Visual Analytics Technical Specialist for SAS 9" and there is no info on that website. This is because in NZ, SAS goes to a third party for doing this certification. If you have any info on how to go about this, please let me know.
01-29-2014 09:21 PM
This certification is for partners and is available within the PartnerNet community, Partners | SAS (See link at the bottom right of the page). Within there, there is a link under Training for certification which has the details for the "SAS Certified Visual Analytics Technical Specialist for SAS 9". Your colleagues may be able to assist you with getting access to the PartnerNet community, if you don't have access.