ModelOps: What you need to know to get certified

Find out why ModelOps is in-demand and how SAS can help you propel in this growing area. 

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ModelOps: What you need to know to get certified

Recently, businesses and organizations alike have been turning to ModelOps to solve business challenges. The framework of ModelOps works in effort to reduce manual work and increase productivity all around. Find out why ModelOps is in-demand and how SAS can help you propel in this growing area.   


What is ModelOps?

A variation of DevOps, ModelOps is primarily focused on the management of operationalized artificial intelligence and decision models, from machine learning and optimization to linguistic and agent-based models. ModelOps is crucial for predictive analytics and allows quality analytics models to move through development to deployment as quickly as possible. It’s all about merging the important tasks of building a DevOps platform and applying them to the challenges of ML and AI workloads.  


ModelOps Can Solve Business Challenges

ModelOps is also useful for solving business challenges. Some benefits to using a ModelOps approach could be: 

  • Limiting the number of models that are undeployed 
  • Creates an ease of switching between systems for different models when changes occur.  
  • Easier to integrate new technologies  
  • Interactive environment: ModelOps allows a dynamic environment to be created where projects can be moved from team to team efficiently. 


How are organizations using ModelOps?

ModelOps can help companies operationalize data analytics in these ways: 

  • Ensuring models can be deployed into production 
  • Breaking down the deployment process into consistent steps 
  • Put performance benchmarks into place 

Gartner has declared that “ModelOps lies at the center of any organizations’ enterprise AI strategy.” 


Roles and Skills Needed

Since ModelOps can transcend across different departments in an organization, it can apply to many job roles.  CIOs, IT Operations, and Line of Business Operations leads will help to inform and create the business strategy for adopting ModelOps. The more technical roles that use aspects of ModelOps in their day-to-day could be Operations Engineers, DevOps Engineers, and Application Developers. Top industries at the forefront of adopting ModelOps and therefore need the skills in place are Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Manufacturing, Finance and Insurance*. 

Analyzing data from Lightcast, a labor market data company that studies millions of job postings around the country, recognizes that the number of job postings requesting a skill in ModelOps has more than tripled in the last year and began growing in popularity in early 2021.  


Validate your skills with a SAS ModelOps Certification 

With the growing demand of skills in this area of tech, what better way to validate those skills than earn an industry-recognized certification. SAS recently launched a new vendor-neutral certification, the SAS® Certified ModelOps Specialist.   


Why should you get certified? 

Earning this certification puts you ahead of the game and competitive job market in this rapidly growing skill. Demonstrate your ability to define the ModelOps framework, develop the model proposal, oversee model development, management and deployment, and execute model production steps. Understanding and becoming an expert in ModelOps will impact the transformation of your company’s efficiency and productivity when operationalizing analytics.  


How to prepare and schedule this certification exam

First, read more details about the SAS® Certified ModelOps Specialist certification. View the Exam Content Guide to see exam objectives, sections, and details about the most important topics. You’ll also see ModelOps training courses you can take to sharpen your skills and a free practice exam to test your knowledge before sitting for the exam. 

When you’re ready to register, you’ll need to create an account (or access your existing account) through the certification manager. From there you’ll be guided through the process of booking an exam after you select the exam code in the drop-down menu. All exams are administered through the third-party, Pearson Vue. 


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