Training and Certification
Pre-conference TrainingPre-conference training prices are included in the Conference Packages, which include the price of the conference plus 2 days of training Monday - Tuesday, 17-18 June. When registering, select your desired conference package, and then select the training classes you'd like to attend.
Multilevel Modeling of Hierarchical and Longitudinal Data Using SASThis Business Knowledge Series course is designed for researchers in psychology, education, social science, medicine, and business, or others analyzing data with multilevel nesting structure. Learn how to identify complex and dynamic patterns within multilevel data to inform a variety of decision-making needs. The course provides a conceptual understanding of multilevel linear models (MLM) and multilevel generalized linear models (MGLM) and their appropriate use in a variety of settings.
Applied Analytics Using SAS Enterprise MinerDesigned for data analysts and qualitative experts as well as those with less of a technical background who want a general understanding of data mining, this course provides an introduction to data mining and an extensive hands-on experience with Enterprise Miner software.
Customer Segmentation Using SAS Enterprise MinerThis course is designed for business analysts, managers, marketers and programmers who are interested in understanding and applying both attitudinal and behavioral segmentation tools and techniques on their customer databases.
Text Analytics with SAS Text MinerThis course covers the functionality of SAS Text Miner software, which is a separately licensed component available for SAS Enterprise Miner. In this course, you will learn to use SAS Text Miner to uncover underlying themes or concepts contained in large document collections, automatically group documents into topical clusters, classify documents into predefined categories, and integrate text data with structured data to enrich predictive modeling endeavors.
Forecasting Using SAS Forecast Server SoftwareThis course prepares you to generate large volumes of forecasts automatically using the SAS Forecast Studio interactive interface. You learn to manage default settings to improve forecast accuracy, produce forecasts and reconcile them across hierarchies, and produce forecasts in an appropriate form for integration with a business intelligence solution. The course is designed for business analysts and others who want to create business forecasts using SAS Forecast Server. The course is appropriate for analysts in any industry, including retail, financial services, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals.
SAS CertificationBoth SAS Certification exams (listed below) will be offered on Wednesday, 19 June and Thursday, 20 June. There is no extra charge for taking a SAS Certification exam at the conference, but you must pre-register. Exams will be offered on Wednesday 13:45 - 16:45 and on Thursday at 13:45 - 16:45.
SAS Certified Predictive Modeler Using SAS Enterprise Miner 7This credential is designed for SAS Enterprise Miner users who perform predictive analytics. Candidates have three hours to complete this exam.
SAS Certified Statistical Business Analyst Using SAS 9: Regression and ModelingThis credential is appropriate for professionals who solve business problems by performing statistical analyses and predictive modeling using SAS/STAT software. Candidates have two hours to complete this exam.