I completed the SAS Base Programming Certification for V9.0 yesterday. It was a good paper with 3 months of hands on experience. I postponed the exam twice because I did not get any books for these days. The Books are costly.
Lucky I got a SAS Application Guide of 1987 publication through ebay. This was helpful, I did revise this book and rest of the working experience helped to complete the exam.
I am planning to take the next exam too..Let us see how it goes..