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SAS(R) Academy for Data Science: Data Science

  • Tuition USD $16,000
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 531 Ratings
  • Course Code SADS3
  • Duration 0 hours
  • Available Formats Classroom

This SAS Academy for Data Science package includes both levels of the academy:

  • SAS Certified Big Data Professional (Level 1)
  • SAS Certified Advanced Analytics Professional (Level 2)
In the Big Data Professional level, students learn critical SAS programming skills, introductory statistics, data quality techniques, and essential communication skills. Students also learn how to manage and manipulate data, explore data visually, and work with SAS, Hadoop, and Hive.

In the Advanced Analytics Professional level, students learn a variety of machine learning and predictive modeling techniques as well as how to apply the techniques to big distributed and in-memory data sets. Students also learn about experimentation in business, optimization, and time series forecasting.

The coursework, hands-on practice, and projects help prepare students for the two exams needed to become a SAS Certified Big Data Professional and the three exams needed to become a SAS Certified Advanced Analytics Professional. Students who earn both credentials also earn the SAS Certified Data Scientist credential. Exams are included in the Academy package.

Skills Gained

  • recognize and overcome big data challenges
  • implement critical SAS programming techniques
  • access, transform, and manipulate data
  • improve data quality for reporting and analytics
  • apply fundamental statistical techniques
  • work with SAS, Hadoop, and Hive
  • explore and visualize your data
  • apply machine learning and predictive modeling techniques to big distributed and in-memory data sets
  • detect patterns in your data
  • set up and run business experiments
  • optimize your data
  • use time-series forecasting techniques
  • effectively communicate results and recommendations to executive-level management.

Who Can Benefit

  • Business analysts, programmers, or statisticians with at least six months of experience writing programs in SAS or in another programming language


  • It is recommended that you have at least six months of experience writing SAS programs or using another programming language. The coursework builds on the concepts presented in the SAS(R) Programming I: Essentials course, which is available as an instructor-led or free online e-learning course.

Course Details

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How do I pay for a class?

You can pay at the time of registration using credit card (Mastercard/Visa/American Express) cheque or PO.

What if I have training credits?

ExitCertified honors all savings programs from the partners we work with. ExitCertified also offers training credits across multiple partners through our FLEX Account.

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.


Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

Class had good pace, the curriculum appeared to focus on exam prep (which was good), the lab worked very well except for one small instance.

The course is perfectly designed with material and labs to get hands on experience on AWS, nicely done!

Very well organized training material. The instruction was knowledgeable and ready to help or answer questions.

Labs were well organized, instructions were clear.

Instructor was knowledgeable and helpful.

Very prompt during an issue that occurred, and accidentally contacted an individual on their vacation, but they quickly pointed me to another individual who got my issue resolved.

The format and presentation using the iMVP software worked as well.

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