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Nietzsche
Lapis Lazuli | Level 10

I am indeed extensively using the Exam Content Guide. We'll see what happens

 

Cheers

Are you taking on or before the 15th Dec

SAS Base Programming (2022 Dec), Preparing for SAS Advanced Programming (Cancelled).
Anne_A
Quartz | Level 8

I'm taking the Data Integration Developer before, the Base Programming Specialist after.

john5354
Fluorite | Level 6

I just took the base exam and passed last month. For me the guide book is the only material, but need to dig deep enough on each topic. The real exam is a little more tricky than the practice one. They try to test the fundamental concepts.     

Nietzsche
Lapis Lazuli | Level 10

Happy week 50.

 

week 49 update. Total sas study is 18.1 hours.

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Total Anki notes is 68, still need to creates notes for chapter 13, 14 and 16 of the base exam prep guide.

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Looking forward to the base exam this coming Thursday.

SAS Base Programming (2022 Dec), Preparing for SAS Advanced Programming (Cancelled).
Nietzsche
Lapis Lazuli | Level 10

just passed sas base programming with 925/1000 (displayed right after the exam) 

 

Where can I find the result on SAS institute or on Pearson Vue tho? On Pearson Vue, it just says "pass".

SAS Base Programming (2022 Dec), Preparing for SAS Advanced Programming (Cancelled).
fja
Lapis Lazuli | Level 10 fja
Lapis Lazuli | Level 10

Congratulations.
It takes a while before you get that cert officially attributed. It will appear on Credly and Pearson first after a couple of days in the global list of "initiated people" on SAS. The actual result is hidden though, ie wont appear anywhere (tmbk). 
--fja

Anne_A
Quartz | Level 8

If you:

  • go to https://www.certmetrics.com/sas/
  • click 'view score report/receipt'. You'll be redirected to the pearsonvue website
  • on the right of the screen you have an Account menu, click 'View Score Reports'
  • find the exam you're interested in in the list, click the 'View' button

a .pdf with your score detail(s) will be downloaded to your system.

 

Cheers.

Nietzsche
Lapis Lazuli | Level 10

the badge from credly just arrived in my email.

 

thanks Anne, I downloaded the report, it has my stupid face on it. Now I don't want to use it lmao.

SAS Base Programming (2022 Dec), Preparing for SAS Advanced Programming (Cancelled).
fja
Lapis Lazuli | Level 10 fja
Lapis Lazuli | Level 10

@Anne_A wrote:
  • on the right of the screen you have an Account menu, click 'View Score Reports'

 


Cool! 🙂 Wasn't aware of that one! Thank you @Anne !

Nietzsche
Lapis Lazuli | Level 10

Hi happy week 51.

Just giving an update on week 50. This week I did a total of 17.4 hrs study on SAS plus about 4 hrs  spent on taking the exam including check-in, setting testing environment which was very tiring and time consuming due to my messing apartment.

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I had a total 86 notes on syntax made from the prep guide in Anki as follow. If you use Anki like me, you don't really need to study anything else or even do the practice exam (although it would help because actual exam structure is virtually the same as the practice exam), because you are literally storing the entire prep guide code in your short term memory and can recall any syntax on the exam with high probability.

 

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I'd like to give special thanks everyone who helped me on this community forum, specially @Tom @Kurt_Bremser and @ballardw. You guys are invaluable in helping me learning SAS.

 

This will be final update for the a couple of months as I will be taking hiatus from SAS and focus on AWS certs because they have 50% off on their specialty certs. I will mostly likely be back round March/Apr 2023 to study for SAS Advanced Programming exam.

SAS Base Programming (2022 Dec), Preparing for SAS Advanced Programming (Cancelled).
novinosrin
Tourmaline | Level 20

@Nietzsche  Wow. Honestly haven't read the entire thread. But one thing is for sure, I can sense great perseverance, sincerity and discipline in you that I never had and never will. Oh well, my happy go lucky- mind, body and soul is not suited for great responsibilities.  I am gonna share this link with my colleagues. I am sure you are going to inspire a lot. Thank you for posting. All the best! 

Nietzsche
Lapis Lazuli | Level 10

Change of plan, was gonna do my AWS SAA exam on the 6th Feb (having passed AWS CCP in Dec 2022), but got an call this morning for an interview for a SAS focus position next Thursday (Friday American time).

 

Test will be on SAS and SQL, so I am going to pause AWS study for now and cram SAS for a week.

SAS Base Programming (2022 Dec), Preparing for SAS Advanced Programming (Cancelled).
Nietzsche
Lapis Lazuli | Level 10

Hello, happy week 6. 

2023 Week 5 update. Total study time = 5.4 hours.

Started reading SAS certification Advanced Programming using SAS 9 prep guide (2014) (pdf found on the internet) finished chapter 1 and did some administrative and miscellaneous tasks needed to make the PDF more useful such as cropping pages, deleting empty pages, bookmarking.

 

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SAS Base Programming (2022 Dec), Preparing for SAS Advanced Programming (Cancelled).
ChrisHemedinger
Community Manager

@Nietzsche I'm sure you realize this, but the Advanced Programming exam has been updated since 2014. The old guide that you are using might not have the same mix of topics that you'll find on the current exam. See the content guide for the current exam here.

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Nietzsche
Lapis Lazuli | Level 10

Yes I know. Unless I can get or buy a DRM free PDF version of the 2019 prep guide, I am sticking to the 2014 edition.

Reason being that SAS prep guide will contain many errors, with DRM free PDF, I can quickly edit out mistakes on the fly, crop out margins, easily attach images, and most importantly, linking URLs to questions I ask on this forum.

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