SAS® Viya® Programming Specialist

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SAS Certified Specialist: Intermediate Programming Using SAS Viya

Work with CAS tables and data sources.

Use CAS-enabled procedures and user-defined formats.

Modify DATA step and SQL programs to run in CAS.

Use the CAS programming language (CASL) and CAS actions to directly interact with data in CAS.

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Exam Details & Instructions


The following objectives will be tested on the exam. For more information about each objective, download the complete exam content guide.

  • 5-10% – Programming in SAS Viya concepts.
  • 10-15% – Managing data with CAS-enabled procedures.
  • 10-15% – DATA step and SQL programming in CAS.
  • 5-10% – CAS-enabled procedures and user-defined formats.
  • 15-20% – CAS language basics.
  • 5-10% – Access data with CAS actions.
  • 5-10% – Explore and validate data with CAS actions.
  • 20-25% – Prepare data with CAS actions.
  • 5-10% – Analyze and summarize data with CAS actions.

SAS Viya Intermediate Programming


SAS® Viya® Intermediate Programming

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  •    This exam is administered by SAS and Pearson VUE.
  •    65-70 multiple choice and short-answer questions.
  •    110 minutes to complete exam.
  •    Passing score is 71%.
  •    Certification expires after 5 years.


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