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SAS Data Integration Development for SAS 9

Exam Content Guide

Below we provide a list of the objectives that will be tested on the exam.
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  • Define the architecture of the platform for SAS Business Analytics
  • Describe the available interfaces
  • Define the change management feature of SAS Data Integration Studio

Creating Metadata for Source and Target Data

  • Define administrative tasks to be performed for SAS Data Integration Studio.
  • Describe the New Library Wizard.
  • Use Register Tables wizard to register source data.
  • Register metadata for a comma-delimited external file.
  • Import and Export Metadata.

Creating Metadata for Target Data and Jobs

  • Describe features of the New Table wizard.
  • Discuss components of Join's Designer window
  • Investigate mapping and propagation.
  • Work with performance statistics.
  • Generate reports on metadata for tables and jobs.
  • Define Impact and Reverse Impact Analysis.
  • Import SAS code.

Working with Transformations

  • Discuss and use the Extract and Summary Statistics transformation.
  • Discuss and use the Loop transformations.
  • Investigate where status handling is available.
  • Explain the functionality of the Data Validation transformation.
  • Discuss and use the Rank, Transpose, Append, List and Sort transformations.
  • Discuss and use the Apply Lookup Standardization transformation.
  • Discuss and use the Compare Tables transformation.
  • Discuss and use transformations in the SQL grouping of transformations.
  • Apply and use the Standardize with Definition transformation.

Working with Tables and the Table Loader Transformation

  • Discuss reasons to use the Table Loader transformation.
  • Discuss various load styles provided by the Table Loader transformation.
  • Discuss various types of keys and how to define in SAS Data Integration Studio.
  • Discuss indexes and how to define in SAS Data Integration Studio.
  • Discuss Table Loader options for keys and indexes.
  • Discuss the Bulk Table Loader transformation.
  • Discuss and use the components of the Join's Designer Window related to in-database processing.

Working with Slowly Changing Dimensions

  • List the functions of the SCD Type 2 transformation.
  • Define business keys.
  • Detect and track changes.
  • Discuss the Lookup transformation.
  • Discuss the SCD Type 1 Loader.

Defining Generated Transformations

  • Define SAS code transformation templates.
  • Create a custom transformation

Deploying Jobs

  • Discuss the types of job deployment available for SAS Data Integration Studio Jobs.
  • Provide an overview of the scheduling process.
  • Discuss the types of scheduling servers.
  • Discuss the Schedule Manager in SAS Management Console.
  • Discuss batch servers.
  • Describe deployment of SAS Data Integration Studio jobs as a SAS Stored Process.

In Database Processing

  • Define in-database processing
  • Enable in-database processing
  • Define and discuss ELT methods
  • Use a DBMS function in a SAS DI job

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