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SAS Launches Online Program for Data Science Credentials

A new online program from SAS provides training in big data management, advanced analytics, machine learning, data visualization, text analytics and communication skills. The SAS Academy for Data Science is offering self-paced, online courses aimed at closing the analytics skills gap and opening flexible paths to careers in data science.

Launched last year as a classroom-based program, the SAS Academy for Data Science now provides online courses for three SAS credentials: SAS Certified Big Data Professional, SAS Certified Advanced Analytics Professional and SAS Certified Data Scientist. Students have six months to complete each course; they can focus on specific topics and repeat trainings when needed, or skip topics they have already mastered. In addition, a free trial allows students to sample select course modules at no cost.

SAS offers a 50 percent enrollment discount to students, faculty and staff from education institutions (both K–12 and higher ed). Content from the academy can also be integrated into coursework at no cost.

 "To fill the skills gap, we have to give more students experience with analytics and confidence in using data," commented Sean O'Brien, SAS vice president of education, in a statement. "The academy gets them working with real-world data to solve problems."

For more information, visit the SAS site.

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