Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2005 12:28:01 -0800
Reply-To: David L Cassell <davidlcassell@MSN.COM>
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From: David L Cassell <davidlcassell@MSN.COM>
Subject: Re: Regarding SAS Base Programming Exam
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>Hi, i guess you know about the prep guide:
>The chapter questions/excercises are *really* quite similiar to
>those you get on the exam (go figure.. :-). It is expensive, but so
>is the exam.. My guess is that if you read and understand the topics in
>that book, and also
>perhaps browse through the Language Reference Concepts, and
>combine that with one year+ SAS/Base experience, you have a
>fair chance of passing the exam.
>The test content is well outlined at:
>So you sort of know your odds, don't you..
>One challenge can actually be to spot the difference
>between the 4 alternatives you are given! :-) On several
>questions I found the method of elimination to work
>well: it is often really easy to see which two for sure
>ain't correct.. then focus on the remaining two, and ..
>take a pick :-)
Unfortunately, sometimes the test actually tests your test-taking skills and
reading comprehension more than your SAS skills. OTOH, I wouldn't want to
be asked to write the test...
David L. Cassell
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