|Date: ||Tue, 12 Feb 2008 16:35:08 -0700|
|Reply-To: ||Ken Barz <Ken.Barz@CPCMED.ORG>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Ken Barz <Ken.Barz@CPCMED.ORG>|
|Subject: ||Re: SAS Certification|
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It seems like we have this discussion about once a month or so. I'm
always amazed at the level of emotion surrounding this.
One tangible benefit of certification for my company is being able to
present the credential in a bid when we are competing for a project.
The customer may not be overly familiar with SAS, but if it's good
enough for the SAS Institute...
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 3:37 PM
Subject: Re: SAS Certification
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
LSNNC> rushed off to get my certificate. After being notified that I
LSNNC> was sent a package of materials including a logo that I could put
LSNNC> business cards. I did not reprint my business cards, but I am
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
LSNNC> new version of SAS comes out. I have never benefited from this
LSNNC> certification, except that I can technically be called SAS
LSNNC> I give a presentation.
LSNNC> I wonder if Version 6 certification would have qualified me for
LSNNC> interview for the job that Paul Dorfman wrote of(preposition).
LSNNC> Stuart Long
LSNNC> Senior Analyst