11-27-2016 07:21 PM
Hello board members,
Im new to the sas community and would like some insight regarding the sas certification process. Im currently stuck in career path that offers little growth potential but would like to bolster my skill sets by adding a sas certification. Some insight into my career goals and backgroud - My objective is to migrate into data mining via a hospital or retailing firm without having to complete additional schooling. Q1. What certfications are currently in high demand, and which ones are recommended in order to become certified in big data analytics?
Q2. Can one study the texts and materials provided online without actually taking professional coursework?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
11-27-2016 07:25 PM
Does your current position use SAS? Do you have programming experience in SAS or another language already?
Honestly, I don't look for certification, it's a nice to have, but it wouldn't get you an interview over another candidate. HR may take a different view.
11-27-2016 07:43 PM
11-27-2016 08:36 PM
11-28-2016 12:10 AM
Will a certification alone get you hired. At a junior level, perhaps, but experience outweighs certification.
The question becomes how do you convey experiece with just a certification.