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Clinical Trials Programming Using SAS 9 - Accelerated Version Exam

Exam Requirements & Pricing

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Candidates must have a SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 credential to take the Clinical Trials Programming Using SAS 9 - Accelerated Version exam.

This exam is administered by SAS and Pearson VUE.

  • 70-75 multiple-choice and short-answer questions (must achieve score of 70% correct to pass)
  • 2 hours to complete exam
  • Use exam ID A00-281; required when registering with Pearson VUE.
  • The exam fee is $180 USD in the U.S. and many other countries. Check the Pricing Information link for country specific pricing.

Exam Content Guide

General guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam.

Exam Preparation

Experience is a critical component to becoming a SAS Certified Professional. These resources are designed to help you prepare.

These materials assume the candidate has little familiarity with SAS programming and the clinical trials industry. Depending on your level of experience, you may not require all preparation components. For example, a SAS Certified Base Programmer would not require the Programming 1 and 2 classes. Please review the exam objectives and then determine which materials will complete your preparation.

* This credential is related to clinical trials programming. If your work is more related to clinical data integration, please see the SAS Clinical Data Integration: Essentials course.

Useful Resources

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Taking the Exam

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