Prepare for the SAS Base Programming Exam with the only guide authorized by the SAS Certified Professional Program. The SAS Base Programming exam is available through 12/31/06 and tests your knowledge of SAS Version 8 programming. (This certification credential is valid for 3 years.) It will be replaced by the Base Programming Certification Exam for SAS?9. Increase your credibility as a technical professional, expand your knowledge of SAS software, and increase your career options and marketability by becoming a globally recognized SAS Certified Professional. Designed for new and experienced SAS users who want to prepare for the SAS Base Programming certification exam, this comprehensive guide covers all of the objectives tested on the exam and more. Major topics include basic concepts, producing reports, creating and modifying SAS data sets, and reading various types of raw data. Each chapter includes a quiz on the chapter's contents. Answer keys are included. Includes a free CD-ROM with tutorials, practice data, and sample programs to test your SAS skills! This book prepares you for the current SAS Base Programming Exam, which is available through December 31, 2006. Certification credentials are valid for three years.SAS Publishing is the author of 'Sasr Certification Prep Guide Base Programming', published 2004 under ISBN 9781590473351 and ISBN 1590473353.