The IT Specialist Database, Data Analytics, and AI certification exams are now endorsed by SAS

We are thrilled to announce the endorsement by SAS, the leader in analytics, of our Information Technology Specialist (IT Specialist) Database, Data Analytics and AI certification examinations.

The IT Specialist program seeks to assist learners in validating the foundational IT skills employers seek, ultimately opening doors for a career in information technology. With 15 exams in its portfolio, the IT Specialist certification helps candidates demonstrate their knowledge in key areas of IT expertise.

  • The IT Specialist Database certification exam tests candidates on their foundational knowledge of how to design and query relational databases, such as MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle.
  • The IT Specialist Data Analytics certification exam allows learners to prove introductory knowledge of how to responsibly manipulate, analyze and communicate data analysis findings.
  • The IT Specialist AI certification exam prepares learners for the professional use of AI by validating their understanding of how AI can be used to solve problems.

“At Certiport, we are dedicated to helping people succeed through certification. Future careers will depend more on advanced technology skills like data analytics and AI. Over the next ten years, demand for artificial intelligence skills is expected to grow by over 40%, and learners who earn a certification can demonstrate their skills on the job. Furthermore, in the 2023 Value of IT Certification Candidate Report, 16% of respondents indicated their intent to earn a certification in AI within the next 12 months,” said Craig Bushman, General Manager of Certiport. “We’re proud that SAS has endorsed the importance of these certification exams.”

“As a global leader in analytics, we know the importance of IT skills and technology. We have our software installed in nearly 80,000 business, government and university sites globally. Our customers depend on information technology professionals, particularly those with database, data analytics and AI skills, and we are working diligently to help train future users in these areas. Programs such as Certiport’s IT Specialist certifications help expose learners to these important career roles and support foundational skill development and validation,” said Liz Moran, Director of Academic Programs and Certification at SAS.

The IT Specialist certification exams are aligned with our “Learn, Practice, Certify, Advance” model. Courseware, practice tests and the certification exam are available now.

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