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Help Develop SAS Exams - Looking for Qualified SMEs (May-June 2016)

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Help Develop SAS Exams - Looking for Qualified SMEs (May-June 2016)

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SAS Certification is looking for 5-8 qualified subject matter experts (SMEs) to assist with writing exam questions for the SAS Visual Analytics 7.3 Deployment Specialist exam.

 

We’d love to have you involved! Details, timelines, requirements, and next steps are below.

 

**Please feel free to forward to anyone you think may be qualified to participate. Participants do not need to be certified but do need to be qualified.**

 

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SAS Certification Exam Development Project: SAS Visual Analytics 7.3 Deployment Specialist

 

Exam Project: Writing, Reviewing, and Scoring Test Questions for SAS Visual Analytics 7.3 Deployment Specialist (exam A00-359)

 

SAS Product: SAS Visual Analytics 7.3

 

Job Role / Required Skills: Architecting, planning the deployment, deploying, performing post deployment tasks and troubleshooting SAS Visual Analytics 7.3 deployments in a SAS 9.4 environment. NOTE: This is not a training class. Participants must possess these skills/knowledge at this SAS product version but do not have to be certified.

 

Location: All work will be done via conference calls and through on-line tools. Global participation is encouraged.

 

Details:

  1. Write 80 new test questions to create a practice test AND to refresh existing A00-359 item bank.
  2. Technically review and score the new test questions.

 

Workshops, Dates and Times:

 

Item (Question) Writing:

Tuesday, May 10 @ 8:30am-10:00am CST

1.5 hour conference call: project review, item writing training, and item assignments.

 

May 11-May 29

SMEs work on their own and collaborate as needed while writing items. 1-2 “touch base” conference calls may be scheduled (15-30 minutes each).

 

Technical Review & Scoring*:

Tuesday, May 31 @ 8:00am-11:00am CST

3 hour conference call: Review items for technical accuracy and score for level of difficulty.

 

Wednesday, June 1 @ 8:00am-11:00am CST

3 hour conference call: Review items for technical accuracy and score for level of difficulty.

 

Friday, June 3 @ 8:00am-11:00am CST

3 hour conference call: Review items for technical accuracy and score for level of difficulty.

 

*SMEs are strongly encouraged to participate in all the calls; accommodations will be made if participants need to step away for special circumstances.

 

>> NEXT STEPS:

  1. Complete the short Exam Development Project Info Survey at: http://survey.sas.com/survey-3163.php.
  2. Select which workshop(s) you can participate in (part of the survey). NOTE: The survey is used to ensure qualified SMEs participate in the exam development process. 
  3. I will get in touch with you to finalize details for participating in this project.

 

Benefits of Participation:

  • 1 SAS exam voucher good for any SAS exam offered at Pearson VUE (excludes PSD practical and SAS Predictive Modeling exams – these exams are not offered at Pearson VUE).

SMEs must participate in a minimum of 50% of this project to receive a voucher.

  • Contributing to the development of a high-stakes certification exam.
  • Networking with industry peers.
  • Recognition on SAS Certification’s new communities page at: http://communities.sas.com/certification.  (You can opt out of this if you prefer.)
  • Mega thanks and appreciation from the SAS Certification team!!

 

Contact Susan Farago, SAS Global Certification, with any questions - susan.farago@sas.com.

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