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Viya Administration

Important Note: This certification will be retired on March 31, 2023.

It will be replaced by the SAS Certified Specialist: Administration of SAS® Viya®.

SAS® Certified Specialist: Administration of SAS® Viya® 3.5

For those who have the skills and knowledge necessary for the administration of SAS Viya

Successful candidates should be able to:

  • Administer SAS Viya servers and services.
  • Update a SAS Viya deployment
  • Understand SAS Viya Architecture.
  • Monitor server activity and manage server logging.
  • Backup and restore a SAS Viya environment.
  • Add users and manage their access, identities and external credentials.
  • Promote, manage and secure content and resources.
  • Create and manage caslibs.

Exam Content & Pricing

Candidates who earn this credential will have earned a passing score on the Administering SAS® Viya 3.5 exam.

This exam is administered by SAS and Pearson VUE.

  • 60 - 65 multiple-choice, short answer and interactive questions (must achieve score of 65 percent correct to pass).
  • 110 minutes to complete exam.
  • Use exam ID A00-251; required when registering with Pearson VUE.
  • This exam is based on the functionality available in SAS Viya 3.5.

Exam fee: $180 USD in the U.S. and most other countries. For country-specific pricing, click here.

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