A00-278: SAS Certified Specialist – Visual Business Analytics 7.5/8.3

Exam ID: A00-278

Exam Name: SAS Certified Specialist – Visual Business Analytics 7.5/8.3

Successful candidates should be skilled in topics such as

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  • Adding and manipulating data items within SAS Visual Analytics
  • Analyzing data with SAS Visual Analytics
  • Designing and sharing reports using SAS Visual Analytics

SAS A00-278 Exam Summary:

Exam Name SAS Certified Specialist – Visual Business Analytics 7.5/8.3
Exam Code   A00-278
Exam Duration   100 minutes
Exam Questions   60 to 65 
Passing Score   68%
Exam Price   $180 (USD)
Training SAS Visual Analytics: Fast Track
Sample Questions   SAS Visual Business Analyst Certification Sample Question
Practice Exam   SAS Visual Business Analyst Certification Practice Exam

SAS A00-278 Exam Topics:

Objective   Details
Data Sources and Data Items (29%)
Import data into SAS Visual Analytics – Import local data
– Import server data (Oracle, Hadoop, SAS)
– Import social media data
– Differentiate between local, server, and social media data imports
Examine, modify, and create data items – Create and use parameterized data items
– Examine data item properties and measure details
– Change data item properties
– Create custom sorts
– Create distinct counts
– Create aggregated measures
– Create calculated items
– Create hierarchies
– Create custom categories
Select and work with data sources – Work with multiple data sources
– Change data sources
– Refresh data sources
Analyzing Data (21%)
Create, modify, and interpret automatic chart visualizations – Identify the options available in an automatic chart
Create, modify, and interpret graph and table objects for analyzing data – Work with list table object
– Work with crosstab object
– Work with bar chart object
– Work with line chart object
– Work with scatter plot object
– Work with bubble plot object
– Work with histogram object
– Work with box plot object
– Work with heat map object
– Work with geo map object
– Work with treemap object
– Work with correlation matrix object
– Work with bubble change plot object
– Work with time series plot object
Create, modify, and interpret data analysis using report objects (i.e. adding fit lines,
forecasting, network, path and text analysis objects, etc.)
– Add fit lines to scatter plot and heat map object
– Work with forecasting object
– Work with network analysis object
– Work with path analysis object
– Work with text analytics object
Interact with objects for analyzing data – Control appearance of objects (options, ranks, display rules, sorting, etc.)
– Use filters on data source and objects
– Export data and images from objects
Building Reports (50%)
Create and modify list tables and crosstabs to build a report – Create and modify list tables
– Create table display rules
– Add sparklines
– Create and modify crosstabs
– Manipulate columns
– Change options for tables and crosstabs
– Create hierarchies from a crosstab
– Create and modify display rules
Create and modify graphs to build a report – Create and modify bar charts, targeted bar charts, waterfall charts
– Create and modify pie charts
– Create and modify line charts
– Create and modify scatter plots
– Create and modify time series plots
– Create and modify bubble plots
– Create and modify treemap
– Create and modify dual axis charts
– Create and modify key values
– Create and modify word cloud
– Create and modify butterfly chart
– Adjust options for graphs
– Create and modify geography maps
– Create and modify gauges
Create and modify controls, containers, and content to build a report – Place report objects in containers
– Given a scenario, select the appropriate container (stacking, prompt, etc.)
– Add text report objects
– Include dynamic text in a text object
– Add image report objects
– Add controls to reports
– Given a scenario, apply the proper controls
Design a report using pages and layouts – Layout the report and pages
– Move, duplicate, and change report objects
– Create and work with pages
– Modify report options
Add actions, filters, ranks and alerts to reports – Add actions within page
– Add links to other reports
– Add external links
– Add filters and ranks to report objects
– Add page prompts and report prompts
– Add actions to reports
– Work with parameters
Share and print reports – Distribute reports
– Print reports
– Email reports