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SAS® Academy for Data Science

Master the skills you need to become a data scientist with in-depth training and professional certifications.


Academy features designed to help you achieve your goals

Complete toolset

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

Hands-on learning

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

Globally-recognized credentials

Earn a certification with tailored training that helps prepare you for each exam.

Comprehensive training

Learn data curation, advanced programming, advanced analytics, AI and machine learning your way at your own pace.

Real-world case studies

Enhance your learning with practical application based on actual case studies.

SAS expertise

Ask questions, find guidance and stay on track with SAS communities.

  • How to become a
    SAS® Certified Data Scientist

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    • Data Curation
    • Advanced Programming
    • Advanced Analytics
    • AI & Machine Learning

    Want to become a data scientist? We offer four professional-level credentials to get you there. Earning one credential can launch a career - but a combination helps you earn a credential that could transform your future. 


  • Certified Level:
    Data Curation

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    Gain a solid understanding of data management, Hadoop and other big data concepts. This credential is a good starting point if you're pursuing a data science certification.

  • Certified Level:
    Advanced Programming

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    Learn advanced programming techniques, how to process data using Structured Query Language (SQL) and how to use the SAS macro facility. 

  • Certified Level:
    Advanced Analytics

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    Expand your analytical skill set by learning the latest advanced analytics technologies, such as machine learning and predictive modeling. You'll gain the ability to solve critical business challenges across every domain – and, if you combine Advanced Analytics with Data Curation or Advanced Programming, you can earn a certification as a data scientist.

  • Certified Level:
    AI & Machine Learning

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    Learn how to analytically approach business problems while using a business case study to understand the analytical life cycle. This credential is valuable on its own – or you can combine it with Data Curation or Advanced Programming to qualify for a data science certification.

    Earn Your Data Science Certification

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    Choose from two paths to become a SAS Certified Data Scientist. Start with Data Curation Professional or Advanced Programming Professional. Then take either Advanced Analytics or AI & Machine Learning Professional to complete the coursework.


    Explore programs in the SAS Academy for Data Science

    Data Curation Professional

    • 12 months of unlimited access.
    • 4 online courses.
    • 80 hours of cloud software access.

    ¥17,650 / year

    Advanced Programming Professional

    • 12 months of unlimited access.
    • 3 online courses.
    • Access cloud software anytime you want to practice.

    ¥17,650 / year

    Advanced Analytics Professional

    • 12 months of unlimited access.
    • 9 online courses.
    • 100 hours of cloud software access.

    ¥17,650 / year

    AI & Machine Learning

    • 12 months of unlimited access.
    • 5 online courses.
    • 70 hours of cloud software access.

    ¥17,650 / year

    There's never been a better time to learn data science skills
    from the analytics leader.


    The number of decision-makers who don’t have enough employees with AI and machine learning skills. 54% use these technologies already, creating a big opportunity for those with data science skills (Coleman Parkes).

    11.5 million

    The number of data science jobs is expected to grow 28% over the next several years, creating millions of new opportunities for data scientists (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).