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Ms. Parul Gangwar
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Parul Gangwar is a Business and Financial Analytics expert having 8 years of industry experience with organizations like iGate and Aon Hewitt. She is a certified trainer for SAS® Programming and Tableau and skilled in Financial Modelling, Decision trees, Data Mining, SQL, VB Script, UNIX and Credit Risks. She has already trained more than 500 professionals in various technologies.

Course Benefits

  • Improve your skills and expertise simply by going through the process of preparing for a SAS exam. Even long-time SAS users say they benefited from the exam preparation experience.
  • Industry validation of your SAS skills and expertise.
  • Increased credibility with your employer as a technical professional committed to personal growth.
  • When you earn a SAS credential, you also earn a digital badge, that you can share documenting your accomplishment.
  • SAS credentials are job-role focused, meaning immediate relevancy to real world needs.
  • SAS skills are in high demand around the globe (just check out a major job board site in your region and type in ‘SAS’).
  • Defined training paths and certification training packages make preparation more accessible and affordable.
  • SAS certified individuals can qualify for discounts on other SAS training.
  • SAS certified individuals can be listed in the Directory of SAS Certified Professionals which can be easily accessed by employers to validate your credentials.
  • Industry validation of your SAS skills and expertise.
  • A boost to your earning power.

 

Why become
an Advanced SAS® Certified Programmer?

IDC research shows SAS® as the leading technology in advanced analytics with a commanding one third of the market share. Great career opportunities in data science await SAS professionals with an intermediate salary of $90K and an experienced Data Scientist's salary well above $100K!

SAS® professionals get to work on Data Mining, Statistical Analysis, Forecasting, Text Analytics, and Optimization & Simulation – all different facets of Big Data Analytics. Knowledgeable SAS® professionals can set themselves apart and chart a high flying career in Data Engineering in turn helping in strategic decision making of organizations.
Advanced SAS® Certification online training is your next logical step after obtaining training in Base SAS® or earning the SAS® Certified Base Programmer credential. This will prepare you for the SAS® Certified Advanced Programmer Certification and other specialty tracks. A SAS® Certified Advanced Programmer would effectively have experience inusing advanced DATA step programming and efficiency techniques to solve complex problems, writing and interpreting SAS® programs and MACROs.

Who should join Advanced SAS® Certification Training Course?

If you have a blend of mathematical & algorithmic skills and analytical talent, being a SAS® Programmer will be a right career choice for you.
If you are a student or planning to learn programming, acquiring SAS® programming skills will position you better than your peers.
If you are a beginner level SAS® programmer, or have training / credential in Base SAS, SAS® Certified Advanced Programmer credential will enhance your career in Analytics and earning capabilities.

Prerequisites for SAS® Certified Advanced Programmer for SAS® 9

SAS® Institute Inc. stipulates that SAS® Certified Base Programmer certification is a prerequisite for taking SAS® Advanced certification exam. However to take SAS® Advanced online course, only training is Base SAS® is sufficient.
To know details about SAS® Certified Base Programmer training,

Course Contents

MODULE 1: ACCESSING DATA USING SQL
  • Generate detail reports by working with a single table, joining tables, or using set operators in the SQL procedure
  • Generate summary reports by working with a single table, joining tables, or using set operators in the SQL procedure
  • Construct sub-queries and in-line views within an SQL procedure step
  • Compare solving a problem using the SQL procedure versus using traditional SAS programming techniques
  • Access Dictionary Tables using the SQL procedure
MODULE 2: MACRO PROCESSING
  • Create and use user-defined and automatic macro variables within the SAS Macro Language
  • Automate programs by defining and calling macros using the SAS Macro Language
  • Understand the use of macro functions
  • Use various system options that are available for macro debugging and displaying values of user-defined and automatic macro variables in the SAS log
  • Create data-driven programs using SAS Macro Language
MODULE 3: ADVANCED PROGRAMMING TECHNIQUES
  • Demonstrate the use of advanced data look-up techniques such as array processing, hash objects, formats, and combining/merging data
  • Reduce computing resource requirements by controlling the space required to store SAS data sets using compression techniques, length statements, or eliminating variables and observations
  • Develop SAS programs which incorporate data step views and use the FCMP procedure
  • Perform effective benchmarking by using the appropriate SAS System options and interpreting the resulting resource utilization statistics
  • Identify appropriate applications for using indexes and create them using the DATA step, the DATASETS procedure, or the SQL procedure
  • Compare techniques to eliminate duplicate data using the DATA step, the SORT procedure, and the SQL procedure

FAQs

WHAT ARE MY BENEFITS OF BECOMING A SAS® CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL?

With large number of SAS® skilled professionals in demand, undergoing certification training can significantly improve your career opportunities and marketability. Apart from this, it enhances your credibility as a professional, assesses your knowledge of the SAS® software and earns validation for your knowledge.

WHAT ARE THE CAREER OPTIONS FOR A PROFESSIONAL SPECIALIZED IN SAS® ?

There are numerous opportunities in Analytics. Starting as a Data Analyst you could assume roles of Data Scientist, Data Science Manager and up to Chief Data Officer of a large corporation.

ARE THERE ANY PRE-REQUISITES FOR ENROLLING IN THIS COURSE?

Individuals who have earned the SAS® Certified Base Programmer credential or have taken the SAS® Base Programmer training can enroll for SAS® Advanced Programmer training. However to sit for the SAS® Certified Advanced Programmer you need to have SAS® Certified Base Programmer credential. You can get more details of the Base SAS® Certification Training Click here.

WHO CAN ATTEND THIS COURSE?
Graduates / Post graduates from Engineering, Science, MBA, MCA background with a liking for statistics who has completed the Base SAS® certification can attend this course.
 
I AM NOT A PROGRAMMER. CAN THIS COURSE HELP ME?

You will need to have basic programming skills before taking up this course. If you have serious interest in building a career in Data Analytics and willingness to learn basic programming, you can start with our Base SAS® Certification Training.

ARE THERE FREELANCING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SAS® PROGRAMMERS?

Absolutely! There are freelancers who offer Business Analytics as a service to their clients. However you should have the credentials and develop network to convert client needs in to viable business opportunities. Certifications can help you in building credibility.

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS TO ADVANCE A CAREER IN DATA ANALYTICS AFTER THIS CERTIFICATION COURSE?

This course is meant to provide you with experience in using advanced DATA step programming and efficiency techniques to solve complex problems and writing and interpreting SAS® programs and MACROs. Data Analytics and SAS® are vast subject areas and depending on your interest and needs of your job, you could move on to specialize in multiple areas of Data Science.

WHAT ARE THE ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS THAT I CAN PURSUE FROM SAS®?

SAS® Institute has a very robust and ambitious certification program spanning Foundation Tools, Advanced Analytics, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Data Management, Administration and Technical Certifications for SAS® Partners. You can see more details on SAS® website.

IS BIG DATA RELATED TO SAS®? WHICH ONE SHOULD I BE CHOOSING FOR A CAREER IN ANALYTICS?

Big Data is a relatively new term used to describe large volume of data. SAS® is the software tool based on statistical principles and is a key component in analyzing and deriving insights from Big Data. Please check out our Big Data and Hadoop online training on our site for more details.

WHAT ALL WILL L LEARN FROM THIS TRAINING?

This training helps you gain experience in using advanced DATA step programming and efficiency techniques to solve complex problems and writing and interpreting SAS® programs and MACROs. Upon completion, you will be able to implement real world scenarios where Data Analysis/Modelling techniques could be applied and independently solve those problems.

CAN I INSTALL SAS® SOFTWARE ON MY COMPUTER FREE?
SAS® is licensed software and meant for large data analysis. The client software can be installed on your computer if you have the license. The backend component is expected to be installed on a server. However for learning purposes, there is a university edition available that is valid for three months. Our experts will help you to install this version.
12. WHAT ARE THE OTHER CERTIFICATIONS THAT I CAN PURSUE TO ENHANCE M
WHAT ARE THE OTHER CERTIFICATIONS THAT I CAN PURSUE TO ENHANCE MY OPPORTUNITIES IN ANALYTICS?

There are numerous ways to enhance your Analytics skills set. You can consider our HR Analytics Course, Big Data Analytics using R and Big Data and Hadoop Certification Course.

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