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Ms. Parul Gangwar
SAS® Certified

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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 a
SAS® Certified Programmer?

SAS® holds 33% of the market share in advanced analytics and an entry level SAS® Programmer earns between $40-70K, a programmer with 5-10 years experience earns more than $90K and a senior Data Analyst (15-20 yrs exp.) takes home more than $100K!

SAS® , the most popular analytics language, has been developed by SAS® Institute Inc. A SAS® Programmer is instrumental in mining, altering, managing and retrieving data using SAS® 9 from a variety of sources and converting this data into useful insights for strategic decisions of an organization.
Base SAS® online training is your first step towards SAS® programming certifications (Base and Advanced) and other specialty tracks. A SAS® Certified Base Programmer for SAS® 9 would effectively have experience in programming and data management with skills like how to import and export raw data files, manipulate and transform data, combine SAS® data sets, create basic detail and summary reports using SAS® procedures and data manipulation techniques to identify and correct data, syntax and programming logic errors.

Who should join SAS® Base 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 programmer or have been using SAS® for a while and you understand your organization and industry well,
SAS® Certified Base Programmer credential will maximize your professional standing and earning capabilities.

Prerequisites for SAS® Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9

SAS® Institute Inc. does not stipulate any specific perquisites for taking SAS® Base exam, hence any individual who has keen interest in data mining can aim to learn SAS® software.
Please note that SAS® Certified Base Programmer for SAS® 9 credential is the prerequisite for the next level that is SAS® Certified Advanced Programmer for SAS® 9

Course Contents

SAS PROGRAMMING

1: ESSENTIALS

INTRODUCTION
  • An overview of SAS foundation
  • Course logistics
  • Course data files
SAS PROGRAMS
  • Introduction to SAS programs Preview
  • Submitting a SAS program
  • Working with SAS program syntax
ACCESSING DATA
  • Examining SAS data sets
  • Accessing SAS libraries
PRODUCING DETAIL REPORTS
  • Submitting report data
  • Sorting and grouping report data
  • Enhancing reports
FORMATTING DATA VALUES
  • Using SAS formats
  • Creating user-defined formats
READING SAS DATA SETS
  • Reading a SAS data set
  • Customizing a SAS data set
REARDING SPREADSHEET AND DATABASE DATA
Reading spreadsheet data
Reading database data
REARDING SPREADSHEET AND DATABASE DATA
  • Reading spreadsheet data
  • Reading database data
READING RAW DATA FILES
  • Introduction to reading raw data files
  • Reading standard delimited data
READING RAW DATA FILES
  • Introduction to reading raw data files
  • Reading standard delimited data
  • Reading nonstandard delimited data
  • Handling missing data
MANIPULATING DATA
  • Using SAS functions
  • Conditional processing
COMBINING SAS DATA SETS
  • Concatenating data sets
  • Merging data sets one-to-one
  • Merging data sets one-to-many
  • Merging data sets with nonmatches
CREATING SUMMARY REPORTS
  • Using the FREQ procedure
  • Using the MEANS and UNIVARIATE procedures
  • Using the Output Delivery System
LEARNING MORE
  • SAS resources
  • Next steps
SAS PROGRAMMING 2: DATA MANIPULATION TECHNIQUES
INTRODUCTION
  • An overview of SAS foundation
  • Course logistics
  • Course data files
CONTROLLING INPUT AND OUTPUT
  • Writing observations explicitly
  • Writing to multiple SAS data sets
  • Selecting variables and observations
SUMMARIZING DATA
  • Creating an accumulating total variable
  • Accumulating totals for a group of data
READING RAW DATA FILES
  • Reading raw data files with formatted input
  • Controlling when a record loads
DATA TRANSFORMATIONS
  • Manipulating character values
  • Manipulating numeric values
  • Converting variable type
DEBUGGING TECHNIQUES
  • Using the PUTLOG statement
PROCESSING DATA LTERATIVELY
  • DO loop processing
  • Conditional DO loop processing
  • SAS array processing
  • Using SAS arrays
RESTRUCTURING A DATA SET
  • Rotating with the DATA step
COMBINING SAS DATA SETS
  • Using data manipulation techniques with match-merging
CREATING AND MAINTAINING PERMANENT FORMATS
  • Creating permanent formats
OTHER SAS LANGUAGES
  • An overview of other languages
  • Using the SQL procedure
  • The SAS macro language
LEARNING MORE
  • SAS resources
  • Next steps

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?
Understanding of basic programming and statistical concepts are the only pre-requisites for this course.
 
WHO CAN ATTEND THIS COURSE?
Graduates / Post graduates from Engineering, Science, MBA, MCA background with a liking for statistics can attend this course.
 
I AM NOT A PROGRAMMER. CAN THIS COURSE HELP ME?

Yes, the course is structured to take care of people with non-programming backgrounds also. With a serious interest in building a career in Data Analytics and willingness to learn basic programming, you can jump start your career in Data Engineering.

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 convertclient 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 understanding of SAS® programming and its applications in real life scenarios. Data Analytics and SAS® is a vast subject area and depending on your interest and needs of your job, you could move on to take Advanced SAS® Certification Course and 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 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 an understanding of SAS® programming language and associated tools. Upon completion, you will be able to appreciate real world scenarios where Data Analysis/Modelling techniques could be applied and 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.

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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