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SAS Statistical Business Analysis Using SAS 9: Regression and Modeling

Exam Content Guide

Below we provide a list of the objectives that will be tested on the exam.
For more specific details about each objective download the complete exam content guide.

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ANOVA - 10%

  • Verify the assumptions of ANOVA
  • Analyze differences between population means using the GLM and TTEST procedures
  • Perform ANOVA post hoc test to evaluate treatment effect
  • Detect and analyze interactions between factors

Linear Regression - 20%

  • Fit a multiple linear regression model using the REG and GLM procedures
  • Analyze the output of the REG, PLM, and GLM procedures for multiple linear regression models
  • Use the REG or GLMSELECT procedure to perform model selection
  • Assess the validity of a given regression model through the use of diagnostic and residual analysis

Logistic Regression - 25%

  • Perform logistic regression with the LOGISTIC procedure
  • Optimize model performance through input selection
  • Interpret the output of the LOGISTIC procedure
  • Score new data sets using the LOGISTIC and PLM procedures

Prepare Inputs for Predictive Model Performance - 20%

  • Identify the potential challenges when preparing input data for a model
  • Use the DATA step to manipulate data with loops, arrays, conditional statements and functions
  • Improve the predictive power of categorical inputs
  • Screen variables for irrelevance and non-linear association using the CORR procedure
  • Screen variables for non-linearity using empirical logit plots

Measure Model Performance - 25%

  • Apply the principles of honest assessment to model performance measurement
  • Assess classifier performance using the confusion matrix
  • Model selection and validation using training and validation data
  • Create and interpret graphs (ROC, lift, and gains charts) for model comparison and selection
  • Establish effective decision cut-off values for scoring

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