11-12-2014 06:22 AM
I am preparing for my SAS Base Programmer exam, have recently attempt exam and got failed
I have some material downloaded from internet and questions, however not helping as when I sit in real exam even known questions look like an alien:smileyshocked::smileyangry:
Can some one guide on how to practice for exam?
11-12-2014 07:46 AM
11-12-2014 09:59 AM
Get the certification guide and go through that. The link above is simply questions, you'll pass the test but won't be good programmer.
11-12-2014 11:34 AM
Agreed, but not completely I think that depends on the perspective to take it... (the same with the perspective when you do anything):
if you are interested in really learn, and that you fail in some kind of questions, that's is a perfect opportunity to check that there is a hole in your defenses/understanding, and improve yourself!
The guide is the basic learning path, but not the only one to cover all angles.
Same goes with the experience, right?
11-12-2014 12:25 PM
I strongly disagree. This site simply sells a test bank of the questions AFAIK. Simply memorizing the questions or how to answer those specific questions is very limited training.
11-18-2014 07:45 AM
Hi. I'm a big advocate of the SAS Certifications.
My suggestion (before paying any more money for courses, guides or failed exams): Each Certification recommends specific training courses (and if training is your thing and you want to pay for it, then excellent. I'm also a SAS trainer, by the way.) Base Certification recommends knowledge equivalent to the Prog1 & Prog2 training courses.
However, training is not a pre-requisite; you could learn your own way. So look at the agendas for each training course; some of it you will know already, other stuff you will have to go & learn and/or practice (or do a training course). But at least it serves as a list of what you need to know in order to pass certification.