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SAS(R) Data Integration Studio: Fast Track

  • Tuition USD $3,600 GSA  $2,901.76
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4762 Ratings
  • Course Code DIFTM4
  • Duration 4 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual
This course introduces SAS Data Integration Studio and includes topics for registering sources and targets, creating and working with jobs, and working with transformations. This course also provides information about working with Loop transformations, defining new transformations, and working with in-database processing.

The self-paced elearning includes:

  • Annotatable course notes in PDF format.
  • Virtual lab time to practice.

Skills Gained

  • Register source data and target tables.
  • Create jobs and explore the functionality of the Job Editor.
  • Work with a variety of transformations..
  • Work with Loop transformations.
  • Create new transformations.
  • Examine impact analysis.
  • Examine exporting and importing of metadata.
  • Establish checkpoints in a job flow.
  • Deploy jobs for scheduling.

Who Can Benefit

  • Data integration developers and data integration architects


  • Before attending this course, you should have experience with the following:
  • SAS programming basics.
  • SQL processing.
  • SAS macro facility.

Course Details


  • Exploring the platform for SAS Business Analytics.
  • Reviewing the course data and course tasks.
  • Using SAS Data Integration Studio.
  • Exploring change management basics.

Creating Metadata for Source Data

  • Setting up the environment.
  • Registering source data metadata.

Creating Metadata for Target Data

  • Registering target data metadata.
  • Importing metadata for target data.

Creating Metadata for Jobs

  • Introduction to jobs and the job editor.
  • Using the SQL Join transformation.

Case Study

  • Practicing registering source data metadata.
  • Registering target data metadata.
  • Building jobs.

Additional Features for Jobs

  • Working with propagation and mappings.
  • Exploring status handling for transformations and jobs.

Working with Transformations

  • Working with the Extract transformation.
  • Working with summary statistics transformations.
  • Working with the Data Validation transformation.
  • Working with the SQL transformations.

Working with Loop Transformations

  • Introduction to Loop transformations.
  • Iterating a job with Loop transformations.

Creating Custom Transformations

  • Using the new transformation wizard.

Working with the Table Loader Transformation

  • Basics of the Table Loader transformation.
  • Load styles of the Table Loader transformation.
  • Table properties and load techniques of the Table Loader transformation.

Working with Databases

  • Introduction to in-database processing.
  • Using in-database processing.
  • Creating an ELT process.

Additional Topics for SAS Data Integration Studio Users

  • Analyzing metadata using impact analysis.
  • Using the Conditional Execution transformation.
  • Exporting and importing metadata.
  • Creating a version of a metadata object.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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