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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

  • Explore different SAS techniques to manage data and generating reports
  • Use real-world problems to access data and handling risks
  • Prepare better for verified SAS Basic Certificate Exam
  • Learn how to investigate data and summarize data sets
  • Augment your skills
  • Acquaintance knowledge that matters
  • Learn how codes are developed and implemented in real-world solutions
  • Get Valid SAS credentials and increase credibility

 

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.
Joining Base SAS® online training would be your first step towards becoming a certified SAS programmer. The aspirants should know how to import and export the raw data files, ability to manipulate the data and transform it, knowledge of combining the data sets, etc. Moreover, it is important for a SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS® 9 to have knowledge of data manipulation techniques; the knowledge data manipulation helps in identifying the errors in the data, syntax and other logical programming and resolves it. The experience of data management along with programming will add the extra benefit of the candidates.

Who should join SAS® Base Certification Training Course?

You should have mathematical as well as algorithmic and analytical skills for choosing the path of a SAS programmer.
For the students with better mathematical skills opting SAS® programmer would be a great career option.
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

There is no specific prerequisite stipulated by SAS Institute Inc.; the candidates planning for the SAS® Base exam should have mathematical and algorithmic knowledge along with interest in data mining.
SAS Base programmer for SAS® 9 is the major eligibility criteria for the SAS programmers will to attempt Advance SAS certified 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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