Get Certified and Get Registered

July 29, 2008

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Does your e-mail signature contain several sets of letters like MCSE or PMP? You see more and more people expressing their educational experience by including qualifiers after their name in e-mail signatures. Some say that this is a result of the tight job market. Honestly, I don’t know. I do know that SAS-L, the discussion forums, and the Online Support e-mail box is full of questions about SAS certification.

Maybe I can help by providing a bit of information here. I started by asking my colleagues over in the certification group what I should post in a Did you know post about certification. They provided me with the following:

Did You Know … With more than 44,000 sites leveraging the power of SAS, the need for highly skilled SAS professionals continues to grow. With a credential from SAS you can accelerate your career to the next level and earn global recognition for your achievement! Join the more than 17,000 SAS Certified Professionals worldwide and list your name on a directory for colleagues, current and future employers, and friends to find you. Visit the directory on

Then I saw more and more questions about certification. I decided to expand the Did you know post to include links that answer commonly asked certification questions. I hope you find them helpful.

Sample questions on
Exam prep sorted by exam topic
Frequently asked questions about certification
Request more information about the certification program

You may also want to check with your peers to see how certification has helped them or how it is viewed by their companies when they are hiring. One place to start your research is to search previous posts on SAS-L.

This post was kindly contributed by Key Happenings at - go there to comment and to read the full post.


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