Career with SAS

What is SAS Certification Programmer and why should you get certified?

What is SAS Certification Programmer?

The SAS Certified Professional Program currently includes seven levels of globally recognized certifications for SAS software users. In every case, to earn an SAS Certified Professional, one must demonstrate an in-depth understanding of SAS software and pass one or more exams.

According to DexLab survey 2016, 69% of all business will hire SAS experts in the coming year. SAS, which stands for Statistical analysis tool is a Business Intelligence tool that is used for data mining and analysis, reporting, predictive modeling, and econometric and time series analysis. As per an IDC (International Data Corporation) report, SAS has a 35% market share, even though it has decreased compared to what it has 4 years back, SAS have more than double market share compare to its nearest competitor. It has been around for more than 45 years and is now synonymous with Analytics. More than 90% of Fortune 500 companies use the SAS software making it one of the most powerful tools for data analysis. One can break into a career in SAS analytics by pursuing Base SAS certification.

What is SAS - All you may want to know about SAS & SAS Software suites

The Beginning

The development of SAS began in 1966, the project was funded by the National Institute of Health and was originally intended to analyze agricultural data to improve crop yields. In 1972, after issuing the first release of SAS, the project lost its funding until it was funded by the University Statisticians of the Southern Experiment Stations the following year. The first versions of SAS were named after the year in which they were released.

In 1971, SAS 71 was published as a limited release. It was used only on IBM mainframes and had the main elements of SAS programming, such as the DATA step and the most common procedures in the PROC step. The following year a full version was released as SAS 72, which introduced the MERGE statement and added features for handling missing data or combining data sets. In 1976, the project out was took out of North Carolina State and incorporated SAS Institute, Inc.


In 2002 the Text Miner software was introduced. Text Miner analyzes text data like emails for patterns in Business Intelligence applications.

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