SAS® Software Certified Young Professionals

Your Future Starts Here

The demand for individuals with SAS knowledge and expertise is growing in organizations globally. To help close the analytics skills gap, SAS is offering students access to software, training and certification for free.

Join students from multiple countries in the SAS Software Certified Young Professionals program to get support and guidance from expert SAS instructors while you learn SAS. Once you are certified, we will connect you with SAS customers looking for young SAS professionals.

Gain the analytical skills you need to secure your future.
Free SAS software for academic, noncommercial use. An interactive, online community. Free access to superior training and documentation. Free registration for the certification exam.

Access SAS® Software

Get access to SAS software for free.

Once you have completed the sign-up process, you will be provided with information on how to access SAS software on the web or download a version of SAS software to your own computer.

Learn SAS®

Use the e-learning courses provided in the SAS Software Certified Young Professionals program to learn SAS whenever and wherever you are.

All you need is an internet connection. To help you with the learning, we provide online webinars with expert SAS instructors, where you can ask questions and be provided with the latest hints, tips and advice.

Prepare for Certification

SAS certification credentials are highly valued by employers around the world.

Once you have completed the e-learning and attended the associated webinars, you can take the certification exam. Get advice from SAS experts on how to prepare, and use our practice exam to help ensure you are ready.

Take the Exam

Becoming a SAS Software Certified Professional is a great way to boost your career.

You will be provided with a selection of exam dates so you can select a date that fits your schedule. The exam will be a two-hour test in one of the SAS offices. In some cases it may take place at your university.

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