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SAS VA Certification

Hey guys!

 

I hope all of you are doing good!

 

I´m scheduled to take the SAS Certified Visual Business Analyst: Exploration and Design Using SAS Visual Analytics exam, could anyone of you help with tips, materials and places where I can take test exams for this certification.

 

Any help will be appreciated!

 

Thank you!

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Hi,

 

Wishing you all the best for the exam. What preparation have you done so far?

 

There are no test exams availabe only a sample set at http://support.sas.com/certify/creds/samples/index.html I found the SAS Visual Analytics: Fast Track helped prepare me for the course as well my own self-study and experience using SAS Visual Analytics.

 

Kind Regards,

Michelle

 

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Hi Michelle, thank you!

 

I´ve did the Visual Analytics Fast Track course and have the materials, I am thinking about doing it all again and watch the videos at the online learning.

On your self study which materials did you use?

 

Best regards!

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Great to hear you have done the SAS Visual Analytics Fast Track course. I'd suggest going through the course again and also using a SAS Visual Analytics environment. I highly recommend to use SAS Visual Analytics and be familiar with the interface and how it works - get hands-on practice. This is the best form of self study.

 

As the exam is currently for SAS Visual Analytics 7.1, I'd also look at the 7.1 videos http://support.sas.com/training/tutorial/va71/ and user guide, http://support.sas.com/documentation/onlinedoc/va/index.html#va71

 

All the best in your preparations and please report back how you went.

 

Kind Regards,

Michelle

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Thank you so much Michelle!
I will do what you said! And happy for you support and attention! Smiley Happy
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Hi,

 

       This is regarding the SAS Visual Analytics Fast Track Course which i had taken a couple of months ago. Now, to practice what is given in the course material, shall I find all the datasets and other required stuff at : http://www.sas.com/en_us/software/business-intelligence/visual-analytics/demo.html

 

 

 

Thanks

Surajit

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Hi Surajit!

I will do what you said, thanks for helping me!

Best regards!
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Hello!

it is really a bit annoying that there is no book to learn for the SAS VA exam like there are books for SAS Base or Advanced.

Did anyone take the exam yet? How was it?

Kind regards
Sven
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Hi Sven,

 

I understand your frustration in there not being a SAS Visual Analytics preparation exam book. I can understand why there may not be a book due to the 6 monthly release cycle of the product and updating course notes and software product documentation perhaps being a priority. I did the exam and found it to be a great exam to assess a practical understanding of using SAS Visual Analytics Data Builder, Explorer and Designer. 

 

If you go through the preparation material as described in the replies above and have practical hands-on experience with the software you should be able to pass the exam.

 

Kind Regards,

Michelle

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Hi Michelle,

 

Apart from SAS VA FastTrack and Training Videos, do we have any other materials (ex: books etc.) that could help in preparation for SAS VA 7.3 Certifcation(A00-276)? 

 

Regards

Lal

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Hi Lal,

 

There are no preparatory exam books for the SAS Visual Analytics exam. I think this may be due to the rapid development cycle of the product and a book could get out of date quickly. There was a specific exam for the 7.1 release and now the 7.3 release and I anticipate there may be a different exam for the next major release too. The SAS VA FastTrack course will prepare you well.

 

Kind Regards,

Michelle

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Hi Michalle,

Thanks for the information.

The SAS Datasets used in SAS VA 7.3 Videos (http://support.sas.com/training/tutorial/#s1=2) are available for downloading somewhere? Or this is supplied with SAS VA installation package? 

I'm looking for these files for doing some hands own in SAS VA, as part of preparation for certifcation.

 

Regards

Lal

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Hi Lal,

 

A version of the Insight Toy Company dataset has been made available via this thread - https://communities.sas.com/t5/SAS-Visual-Analytics/sample-data-insight-toy-company/m-p/210058/highl...

 

Kind Regards,

Michelle

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Hello..
 
SAS Visual Analytics : Fast Track might help you or you can buy books (Volume-1 and Volume-2) for practicing for SAS VA Exam.
or
 
Additional resources:
•SAS Visual Analytics Video Library
•Technical Papers
•Getting Started resources
 
 
 
For Atleast SAS VA, Don't go for exam until and unless you do practice enough. For SAS VA, good amount of Hands on is required to score weel.
 
Thanks
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Harshil Gandhi
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Hi Harshil,

 

           This is regarding preparing for the SAS Visual Analytics certification exam preparation. You have talked about 2 books : Volume-1 and Volume-2. Can you explicity name the book please ?

 

 

Thanks

Surajit

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