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Advanced Techniques with SAS Reports

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Advanced Techniques with SAS Reports

I want to do sas BI Content Developer for SAS 9 Credential Certification So I want to know about the content of Advanced Techniques with SAS Reports.

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Re: Advanced Techniques with SAS Reports

Hi:
Please refer to this web site for exam content information
http://support.sas.com/certify/creds/bic.html#t2

As you can see from the detailed list of exam topics (from the site above), Advanced Reporting Techniques include:

Advanced Reporting Techniques and Roles
-----Modify an existing SAS Information Map.
-----Create a New SAS BI Dashboard Indicator.
-----Create data sources for reporting and analysis.
-----Interpret permissions and file structures defined in metadata by the platform administrator.

So, if you need to be able to modify an Information Map to perform advanced reporting, that means you must know about information maps in the first place and how to build them and how to use them in SAS Web Report Studio. If you will be creating a SAS BI Dashboard Indicator, that means you must know how to use the SAS BI Dashboard Application and build SAS BI Dashboard Components, etc., etc., etc.

Generally, speaking, this kind of experience with the SAS Platform for Business Analytics (also known as the BI Platform) -- is not the type of knowledge or experience that you can pick up by just studying the topic or asking questions -- for example, you might be able to ask a question about the SUM function and receive an answer in a forum posting that would enable you to pass a test on the SUM function. However, passing the certification exam for a BI Content Developer usually involves some combination of formal training and/or on-the-job experience with the BI Platform.

And, on the certification site,
http://support.sas.com/certify/creds/bic.html#t3

it says:
[quote]
The recommended preparation for the SAS BI Content Development for SAS 9 exam is Creating Business Intelligence for Your Organization: Fast Track course. While no exam questions will be drawn verbatim from the course or course exercises, the course will provide candidates with a foundation from which to apply the knowledge and skills necessary for the exam.

Experience is a critical component to becoming a SAS Certified Professional.
[endquote]

If you want/need more information about the SAS Platform for Business Analytics, you can find many overview and explanatory papers which were given at SAS Global Forum and many user groups by searching on Google with a search term such as:
SAS BI Platform Overview Roles Reporting

cynthia
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Re: Advanced Techniques with SAS Reports

Thanks a lot for your kind information
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