SAS® Academy for Data Science

SAS® Academy for Data Science

You think like a data scientist. Be one.

Analytical talent is in high demand. In fact, Glassdoor recently ranked Data Science as the No. 1 job in America. With nearly 300 hours of learning content available, the SAS Academy for Data Science offers a comprehensive foundation for data science success.

Academy Programs Include

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Complete Toolset

Learn using SAS, R, Python, Pig, Hive and Hadoop.

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Hands-On Learning

Get full access to SAS software to practice what you learn. 

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Globally Recognized Credentials

Get certified with tailored training to prepare you for each exam.

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Comprehensive Training

Learn big data, advanced analytics and data science your way at your own pace.

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Real-World Case Studies

Practical application based on actual case studies enhances your learning.

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SAS Expertise

A SAS community is available to guide you, answer questions and keep you on track.

Chantal Achterberg: Olympic medalist turned SAS® Certified Data Scientist

Chantal Achterberg is a two-time Olympic Medalist and a SAS Certified Data Scientist. Get inspired with this short look at Chantal's path from Olympian, to student of the SAS Academy for Data Science, to her dream job.

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Credential Comparison


TopicsSAS® Certified Big Data Professional 
SAS® Certified Advanced Analytics Professional
SAS® Certified Data Scientist
Critical SAS programming skills.
Exploring and visualizing data.
Working with Hadoop, Hive, Pig and SAS.
Fundamentals of statistics and analytics.
Improving data quality for reporting and analytics.
Accessing, transforming and manipulating data.
Essential communication skills.
Machine learning and predictive modeling techniques. 
Working with distributed and in-memory big data sets.
Pattern detection and experimentation in business.
Optimization techniques.
Time series forecasting.
Integrating SAS with R and Python. 
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The experiences I’ve had, the things I’ve been able to learn, the opportunities for my future, it just seems like sky’s the limit. Clayton Russell SAS Academy for Data Science Graduate

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