SAS Institute, one of the most reputed and widely used big data and analytical tool provider has recently retired its certification which was awarded to the most number of professionals. Yes, I am talking about the SAS Base Programmer Certification (A00-211). This was the most famous and widely used certificate for almost 14 years. This change was done as the SAS institute had done many survey and discussions before taking this decision. As per the demand from the industry, they have replaced the OLD star with all new first performance-based programming credential i.e. SAS Certified Specialist: Base Programming Using SAS 9.4. Candidates will program in SAS during this exam. The exam delivery partners also upgraded with the help of SAS to integrate a live lab into this exam and it can be delivered anywhere, anytime, on-demand.