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SAS(R) Academy for Data Science: Advanced Analytics

  • Tuition USD $9,000 GSA  $8,161.21
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4749 Ratings
  • Course Code SADS2
  • Duration 30 days
  • Available Formats Classroom
The SAS Certified Advanced Analytics Professional program represents Level 2 of the SAS Academy for Data Science. 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 three exams needed to become a SAS Certified Advanced Analytics Professional.

Skills Gained

  • 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

  • Individuals with a least six months of programming experience in SAS or another programming language and at least six months of experience using mathematics, statistics, or both in a business environment


  • To enroll in the advanced analytics certification program, you need at least six months of programming experience in SAS or another programming language and at least six months of experience using mathematics or statistics (or both) in a business environment. A master's degree or higher in a quantitative or technical field is recommended but not required. We also recommend that you first complete the Statistics 1: Introduction to ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression course, which is available as an instructor-led or free online e-learning course.

Course Details

The curriculum includes the following courses:

  • Applied Analytics Using SAS® Enterprise Miner™
  • Neural Network Modeling
  • Communicating Technical Findings with a Non-Technical Audience
  • Predictive Modeling Using Logistic Regression
  • Data Mining Techniques: Predictive Analytics on Big Data
  • Using SAS® to Put Open Source Models into Production
  • Text Analytics Using SAS® Text Miner
  • Time Series Modeling Essentials
  • Experimentation in Data Science
  • Optimization Concepts for Data Science

When does class start/end?

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

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

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.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

What does vendor-authorized training mean?

As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?

It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.

How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?

We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.

Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?

ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?

Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.

Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?

We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth.  We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.

How do I get started with certification?

Getting started on a certification pathway depends on your goals and the vendor you choose to get certified in. Many vendors offer entry-level IT certification to advanced IT certification that can boost your career. To get access to certification vouchers and discounts, please contact Edu_customerexperience@techdata.com

Will I get access to content after I complete a course?

You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.

Some Labs are very good but some steps it ask to update but its already updated, but overall its very good training.

Both course material and instructor demonstrated a sound foundation on Maximo material

vary good online learning. instructor is vary good the way he explained every thing.

Although there seemed to be too many links for the course, everything worked smoothly.

This is my second course with ExitCertified. This course exceeded my expectations. The teacher was great and the class was fun.

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