Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 23:37:09 +0100
Reply-To: David Young <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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From: David Young <dyoung@TELEFONICA.NET>
Subject: Re: SAS Certification
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I'm not certified, but my evaluation is that SAS has been around so
long that for most people the certification is a little like being
certified to speak English. (Too common to be valuable)
On the other hand, if you have just graduated from college and the
people who want to hire you are, have no SAS programmers on staff and
therefore can not ask the right questions to evaluate you or anyone
else, the certification would probably help you get the job.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 10:02:07 PM, you wrote:
LSNNC> When the SAS Certification test became available in April of 1999, I
LSNNC> rushed off to get my certificate. After being notified that I passed, I
LSNNC> was sent a package of materials including a logo that I could put on my
LSNNC> business cards. I did not reprint my business cards, but I am wondering
LSNNC> if it now would actually be a liability if I presented my card to
LSNNC> someone and it read SAS Certified Version 6.
LSNNC> I do not want to pay the money to upgrade my certification every time a
LSNNC> new version of SAS comes out. I have never benefited from this
LSNNC> certification, except that I can technically be called SAS certified if
LSNNC> I give a presentation.
LSNNC> I wonder if Version 6 certification would have qualified me for an
LSNNC> interview for the job that Paul Dorfman wrote of(preposition).
LSNNC> Stuart Long
LSNNC> Senior Analyst