Date Added: Mar 2010
The SAS Certified Advanced Programmer credential is very prestigious worldwide. Getting this certificate requires passing two certification exams: SAS Base Programming Exam and SAS Advanced Programming Exam. The author of this paper is a SAS Certified Advanced Programmer. He prepared for and passed both exams in four months, scoring 89% on both exams. This paper shares his experiences and strategies in preparing for these exams. With the strategies revealed in this paper, the author believes that the majority of SAS programmers who are beyond the beginning level are capable of passing both exams and becoming certified as SAS Certified Advanced Programmer within six months or less.