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SAS Platform Administration for SAS 9

Exam Content Guide

Below we provide a list of the objectives that will be tested on the exam.
For more specific details about each objective download the complete exam content guide.

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Securing the SAS configuration

  • Secure a SAS platform configuration.
  • Update SAS Software

Monitoring the Status and Operation of SAS Metadata Servers

  • Manage metadata repositories.
  • Identify the properties and functionality of SAS servers.
  • Configure a SAS Metadata server cluster.

Monitoring, Logging, and Troubleshooting SAS Servers

  • Monitor SAS servers.
  • Administer SAS server logging and modify logging configurations.
  • Troubleshoot basic SAS server issues such as server availability.

Backing Up the SAS Environment

  • Backup and restore the SAS environment.

Administering Users

  • Manage connection profiles.
  • Manage roles.
  • Register users and groups in the metadata.
  • Give users access to processing servers and data servers.
  • Determine when to store passwords in the metadata.
  • Manage internal SAS accounts.
  • Identify SAS server authentication mechanisms.

Administering Data Access

  • Register libraries and tables in the metadata.
  • Update table metadata.
  • Pre-assign a library.
  • Troubleshoot data access problems.
  • Use the metadata LIBNAME engine.

Managing Metadata

  • Identify how the metadata authorization layer interacts with other security layers.
  • Identify where, how, and to whom metadata permissions are assigned.
  • Determine the outcome of metadata authorization decisions.
  • Use metadata permissions to secure metadata.
  • Create and use Access Control Templates.
  • Promote metadata and associated content.

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