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Academy members are encouraged to take exams as part of the SAS Professional Certification Program.

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SAS®9.2 Platform Deployment Certification

Members who will be responsible for the installation and configuration of SAS environments can become a SAS® 9.2 Platform Deployment Specialist. This certification is new to 2009 and is open only to SAS and Partner employees. This highly prestigious qualification includes an assessment of practical skills as well as acquired knowledge and successful candidates join an elite group of consultants worldwide who are fully certified.

The certification consists of a 3 hour written exam and four practical scenarios. Each practical scenario is allocated up to 8 hours for completion.

These examinations require the candidate to have the specific knowledge necessary to successfully deploy SAS Platform software components consisting of SAS Enterprise BI and SAS Enterprise DI software.

The practical scenarios are denoted by the middle tier deployment for the installation and consist of the following configurations:

Windows/JBoss Middle Tier
Solaris/BEA WebLogic Middle Tier
AIX/IBM WebSphere Middle Tier
Linux/JBoss Middle Tier

Each candidate will be expected to install all required software components for the selected scenario, including all Third Party components.