Importance of SAS skills and certification for a career in Fortune 500 organizations?(Predictive modeller, Enterprise Miner etc)



Dear @kunal Sir
I would like to understand the importance of having SAS skills (or certification for that matter) in Predictive modelling, Advanced analytics, Enterprise Miner) for landing a job as a Data Scientist specifically in Fortune 500 or other big organizations as I see a lot of SAS skills being in demanded in the JDs for advertised positions.

PS- I am already a data scientist in BFSI domain (primarily using Python)