SAS believes that training is essential for the successful implementation and the optimal use of software tools. We use a wide range of teaching methods to accommodate various kinds of learning styles. SAS focuses on an active and practice-based way of learning, which allows students to transfer the freshly acquired knowledge into action.
Equipped with the knowledge and the skills, SAS-users are ready to face the diverse and often complex challenges faced by our customers.
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Customer training offering
Training Needs Analysis
The Training Needs Analysis should be the first phase in every training cycle.
Without a thorough understanding of the training needs of the customer and the goals that he would like to reach, the success of the training is put at risk. Therefore, the only way to guarantee a successful training is to define a training program that allows filling the gap between what one masters now; and what one needs to master to perform well in the future.
A sound assessment provides us with all information needed to define an adequate and specific training curriculum: contents and duration of the different courses are related not only to the objectives of the project, but also to the experience and background of the different users.
In close collaboration with your team, the training is tuned to the business and project context, to the different user profiles and skill levels.
Often a blended training curriculum will offer the highest effectiveness.
SAS always focuses on an active and practice-based way of learning, which allows students to transfer the freshly acquired knowledge into action.
The standard training curriculum is organized in the SAS training facility in Tervuren.
All courses are taught by certified SAS instructors or business experts.
This training format offers focused learning away from the office and creates the opportunity to share experiences with your peers from other organizations. Link this to the input of the trainer and you’ll find that all public courses have a tailored approach.
The courses are taught in English.
The course material is provided in English as well.
During a hands-on training all participants dispose of a pc to experiment and make exercises.
After the training, all participants have their personal copy of the course book.
Up to 90 days after the training, our instructors are at your service to provide a clear answer to all questions related to your course. Feel free to contact them by e-mail.
For most of the standard courses, SAS developed a Portal that offers links to free lectures, white papers... After the training, you will receive a key to the corresponding web-page.
On the Job Coaching after Training
One or a few days on-the-job-coaching after the training, will stimulate the transfer of what has been learned during the course to the real-life situation. It does not replace the training as you need to learn before you’re able to apply. No printed course material is foreseen as this has been delivered during the training.
What is in it for you?
What you have learned during the training will be applied to your real-life business context
You will make examples / proto-types on your data
Coaching offers the possibility to go more deeply into specific questions
All SAS teachers are holders of a valid SAS Certificate gained during a certification exam. These exams verify objectively and in a standard way if the teacher has an in-depth knowledge of the SAS system and SAS-tools.
Pedagogical and didactical skills
SAS Customer Training takes care of the pedagogical and didactical skills of the trainers as well. To that end internal meetings, train the trainer sessions… are organized.
This guarantees that SAS teachers explain the material step by step with the adequate attention for every individual.
Qfor is a quality audit that focuses specifically on training and consulting organizations and other providers of 'knowledge based services'. An organization can choose between an audit of its customers' satisfaction or an audit of the internal processes. We chose for a 'client scan' as we wanted to get a picture of our customers' perception: what do they think of our training services?
When an organization receives a Qfor-label, this means that it has been screened, with a positive result on the level of customer perception: a least 80% of the interviewed customers is satisfied.
The result of the Qfor audit, performed in the summer of 2014, of SAS Customer Training: 100% of the customers are satisfied with our training services!
It demonstrated and confirmed our customer focus, our efficient organization, the quality of our trainers and the rich course offering.
Validate your skills. Set yourself apart.
Whether you are an individual eager to validate your SAS expertise or an employer looking for the best employee, let the SAS Certified Professional Program help you achieve your goals.
The benefits of certification
For individuals, certification represents an opportunity for you to
assess your knowledge of SAS software
enhance your credibility as a technical professional
earn industry recognition for your knowledge
increase your career opportunities and marketability.
For organizations, certification can
provide a reliable measure of employee knowledge
differentiate the most qualified technical professionals
help define employee training paths
improve the organization’s overall competency with SAS software
help increase individual and group productivity levels.
How to prepare your certification exam? Experience is a critical component of obtaining the knowledge necessary to become a SAS Certified Professional. To gauge your exam readiness, you are encouraged to review the topics covered on each exam.
In addition, SAS offers a broad curriculum of instructor based courses and Web-based preparation guides to assist you in preparing for an exam. Candidates may also benefit from reviewing product documentation or other reference material before taking an exam.
How to register?
SAS organizes mobile exams at SAS Tervuren.
Contact the Training Team for more information and dates.
To ensure the security of the tests and the results, SAS certification exams are administered by Pearson VUE. For more information, please contact the Training Team or visit the Certification Website.
The net training fee for each course is indicated in the calendar. The training fee includes instruction by an SAS expert in English, course material set up in English, access to the learning environment, 3 month support (by e-mail) after the training about the topics that have been discussed.
You can register directly through our website by choosing your preferred training in our online calendar or you can send us an email purchase order or standard booking form by e-mail or fax: +32 2 766 07 77.
A course booking is official upon receipt of your written reservation. Please note that upon receipt of an electronic course registration, we will acknowledge the receipt. This is not a confirmation. We will send a confirmation with the practical information of the training via e-mail at the latest 5 working days before the scheduled course start.
Company Specific Training
Special pricing conditions are applicable on group sessions organized at SAS Belgium, SAS Luxembourg or at your premises. We recommend you to consider a group session as from 4 course participants onwards.
Please contact the Customer Training Team for a detailed offer, taking into account your preferred training content and customizations, timing, language and location of the session.
We agree on the date and the location. The training fee includes instruction by a SAS expert, course material (set up in English), access to the learning environment, 3 month support (by e-mail) after the training about the topics that have been discussed.
Certification exams are planned on an ad hoc basis. We can inform you by e-mail about the availability.
You can register by sending us an email, stating the Certification of your choice, the date of the exam as well as your invoicing coordinates or send us a purchase order containing this information by e-mail or fax: +32 2 766 07 77. The confirmation mail with instructions is sent at the latest 10 working days before the scheduled examination day.
The net training fee for each e-learning course is indicated in the calendar.
You can register directly through our website by choosing your preferred training in our online calendar or you can send us an email, purchase order or standard booking form by e-mail or fax: +32 2 766 07 77.
Take into account when planning your E-Learning course, that the license period of your activation code starts running as from the date you register (not the date you actually activate your license).
Public, Company Specific Training or Certification Exam
If a training / subscription needs to be moved to a later date or needs to be canceled, inform SAS as soon as possible.
Fees are fully refundable if notification is received by phone, mail, or e-mail at least 10 working days prior to the scheduled start date of the session. If we are notified 10 to 5 working days before the course start it is subject to 50 % of the course or certification fee. After that, the full fee will be charged.
Substitutions (replacement of the participant) are accepted at any time prior to the event.
If a subscription needs to be moved to a later date or needs to be canceled, inform SAS as soon as possible.
Cancellation or postponement can only be done on the same day (24h) of the order.
Fees are fully refundable if the above notification is received on the day you receive your E-Learning activation code and when the e-learning has not been activated yet. After that, the full fee will be charged.
Invoicing and payment
Upon delivery of the training SAS Customer Training will invoice the session.
Delivery of the training meaning :
For Public or Company Specific Training : at the moment you receive your Extended Learning activation code (5 days before the start of the classroom training);
if the above is not applicable to the training you registered for, the invoice will be sent out the first day of your classroom training.
For E-Learning : at the moment you receive your activation code.
Invoices are due net thirty (30) days.
Applicable taxes are additional.
SAS reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any course in case of force majeure, in case of public training: also if not enough registrations. Should a course have to be rescheduled, we will endeavour to provide a written notification at least five days before the course start date.
Neither the course material of all our courses nor any part of it may be copied or reproduced in any form or by any means, or translated into another language, without the prior written consent of SAS Belgium-Luxembourg.
Please be aware that no other organization may use our education material or any parts of this material during any form of training, seminars, workshops or other types of education and presentation organized in Belgium and Luxembourg without a prior written consent of SAS Belgium-Luxembourg.
SAS is not responsible for misprints, outdated information or accidental errors.