SAS® Viya® Programming Associate

Master these skills to earn a certification.

SAS Certified Associate: Programming Fundamentals Using SAS Viya

Work with CAS tables and data sources.

Use CAS-enabled procedures.

Modify DATA step and SQL programs to run in CAS.

Use user-defined formats 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.

  • 10-15% – Programming in SAS Viya concepts.
  • 25-30% – Managing data in CAS.
  • 25-30% – DATA step and SQL programming in CAS.
  • 20-25% – CAS-enabled procedures and user-defined formats.
  • 10-15% – CAS language programming.

SAS Viya Fundamentals of Programming


SAS® Viya® Fundamentals of Programming

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  •    This exam is administered by SAS and Pearson VUE.
  •    50-55 multiple choice and short-answer questions.
  •    95 minutes to complete exam.
  •    Passing score is 68%.
  •    Certification expires after 5 years.


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