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Clinical Trials Programming Using SAS 9 Exam

Exam Requirements & Pricing

Candidates who earn this credential will have earned a passing score on the Clinical Trials Programming Using SAS 9 exam.

This exam is administered by SAS and Pearson VUE.

Clinical Trials Programming Using SAS 9.

  • 95-100 multiple-choice and short-answer questions.
    (Must achieve score of 70% correct to pass)
  • 3 hours to complete exam
  • Use exam ID A00-280; required when registering with Pearson VUE.
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The exam fee is $180 USD in the U.S. and many other countries. Check the Pricing Information link for country-specific pricing.

 Pricing Information

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.

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To qualify for this credential you have the option of taking either of two exams.

Exam Option 1: Clinical Trials Programming Using SAS®9 or
Exam Option 2: Clinical Trials Programming Using SAS®9 – Accelerated Version *

Option 2 is only available if you already hold the SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS®9 credential.
With this option there is no requirement to take SAS Programming 1 or SAS Programming 2.

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