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SAS Certified Data Integration Developer: Fast Track

- Only 5 Days

On this accelerated 5-day SAS® Data Integration Studio course, you'll gain the knowledge and skills necessary for data integration development in the SAS environment.

You’ll first learn SAS SQL 1: Essentials and Macro Language 1: Essentials, learning how to process SAS data using Structured Query Language (SQL) and to write and debug macro systems.

Your expert instructor will then expand on this knowledge, taking you through SAS Data Integration Studio: Fast Track topics such as setting up change management, registering sources and targets, working with transformations and databases and defining new transformations.

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You'll be immersed in official SAS curriculum through our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, which allows you learn and retain information faster than traditional courses.

You'll also learn how to:

  • Query, summarise and present data
  • Combine tables, including complex joins and merges
  • Replace multiple DATA and PROC steps with one SQL query.
  • Perform text substitution in SAS code
  • Automate and customise the production of SAS code
  • Conditionally or iteratively construct SAS code
  • Use macro variables and macro functions.
  • Work with slowly changing dimensions, Loop transformations
  • Examine impact analysis, exporting and importing of metadata
  • Establish checkpoints in job flow
  • Deploy jobs for scheduling and SAS Stored Processes.

You'll benefit from 24-hour lab access, allowing you to practice and apply your knowledge whenever you want.

During the course, you‚ll prepare for and sit the SAS® Certified Data Integration Developer for SAS9 exam. Don't pass the first time? Don‚t worry - you'll be covered by our Certification Guarantee.

If you're a Data integration developer, architect or an experienced SAS programmer looking to write reusable and dynamic SAS programs, this course is ideal for you.

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Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online Data Integration Developer courses
  2. You'll be Data Integration Developer certified in just 5 days. With us, you’ll be Data Integration Developer trained in record time
  3. Our Data Integration Developer course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass Data Integration Developer first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn Data Integration Developer faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying Data Integration Developer with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 75,595 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business

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Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam on the course and return home certified
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify

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SAS Macro Language 1: Essentials

Introduction

  • course logistics
  • purpose of the macro facility
  • program flow

Macro Variables

  • introduction to macro variables
  • automatic macro variables
  • macro variable references
  • user-defined macro variables
  • delimiting macro variable references
  • macro functions

Macro Definitions

  • defining and calling a macro
  • macro parameters

DATA Step and SQL Interfaces

  • creating macro variables in the DATA step
  • indirect references to macro variables
  • creating macro variables in SQL

Macro Programs

  • conditional processing
  • parameter validation
  • iterative processing
  • global and local symbol tables

Learning More

  • SAS resources
  • beyond this course

Supplemental Materials

  • program flow

SAS SQL 1: Essentials

Introduction

  • overview of SAS Foundation
  • course logistics
  • course data files
  • introducing the Structured Query Language

Basic Queries

  • overview of the SQL procedure
  • specifying columns
  • specifying rows

Displaying Query Results

  • presenting data
  • summarising data

SQL Joins

  • introduction to SQL joins
  • inner joins
  • outer joins
  • complex SQL joins

Subqueries

  • noncorrelated subqueries
  • in-line views

Set Operators

  • introduction to set operators
  • the UNION operator
  • the OUTER UNION operator
  • the EXCEPT operator
  • the INTERSECT operator

Creating Tables and Views

  • creating tables with the SQL procedure
  • creating views with the SQL procedure

Advanced PROC SQL Features

  • dictionary tables and views
  • using SQL procedure options
  • interfacing PROC SQL with the macro language

Learning More

  • SAS resources
  • beyond this course

SAS Data Integration Studio: Fast Track

Introduction

  • exploring the platform for SAS Business Analytics
  • introduction to the Data Management applications
  • introduction to the classroom environment and the course tasks

Working with Change Management

  • introduction to change management
  • establishing a change management environment (Self-Study)

Creating Metadata for Source Data

  • setting up the environment
  • registering source data metadata

Creating Metadata for Target Data

  • registering target data metadata
  • importing metadata

Creating Metadata for Jobs

  • introduction to jobs and the job editor
  • using the Join transformation

Orion Star Case Study

  • defining and loading the customer dimension table
  • defining and loading the organisation dimension table
  • defining and loading the time dimension table

Additional Features for Jobs

  • importing SAS code
  • propagation and mapping
  • chaining jobs
  • performance statistics
  • metadata reports

Working with Transformations

  • using the extract and summary statistics transformations
  • exploring SQL transformations
  • establishing status handling
  • using the Data Validation transformation
  • using the Transpose, Sort, Append, Rank, and List Data transformations
  • using the Apply Lookup Standardisation, Standardise with Definition and One-Way Frequency transformations(self-study)

Working with the Loop Transformations

  • introduction to the loop transformations
  • iterating a job
  • iterating a transformation

Working with Slowly Changing Dimensions

  • defining slowly changing dimensions
  • using the SCD Type 2 Loader and Lookup transformations
  • using the SCD Type 1 Loader transformations
  • introducing the Change Data Capture transformations (self-study)

Creating Custom Transformations

  • using the new transformation Wizard
  • using the new transformation wizard

Working with the Table Loader Transformations

  • exploring the basics of the Table Loader transformations
  • exploring the load styles of the Table Loader transformation
  • managing indexes and constraints during loading
  • exploring bulk loading for DBMS tables

Working with Databases

  • introduction to In-Database processing
  • using In-Database processing
  • exploring ELT processing
  • using DBMS functions

Additional Topics for SAS Data Integration Studio Users

  • overview
  • analysing metadata using impact analysis
  • comparing tables
  • conditional execution
  • metadata promotion
  • version control
  • establishing checkpoints

Deploying Jobs

  • introduction
  • deploying jobs for scheduling
  • deploying jobs in batch
  • deploying jobs as stored processes

Implementing Data Quality Techniques

  • verifying data quality settings
  • using the DataFlux transformation

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On this course, you'll sit the SAS® Certified Data Integration Developer for SAS®9 exam, covered by your Certification Guarantee

  • Number of questions: 76
  • Format: multiple choice questions
  • Duration: 105 minutes
  • Passing score: 70%

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On this course, you'll receive official SAS courseware.

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

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Before you attend this course, you should have experience with:

  • Submitting SAS programs on your operating system
  • Creating and accessing SAS data sets
  • Using arithmetic, comparison, and logical operators
  • Invoking SAS procedures
  • Using a DATA step to read from or write to a SAS data set or external file
  • Using DATA step programming statements such as IF-THEN/ELSE, DO WHILE, DO UNTIL, and iterative DO
  • Using SAS data set options such as DROP=, KEEP=, and OBS=
  • Using character functions such as SUBSTR, SCAN, INDEX, and UPCASE
  • Forming subsets of data using the WHERE clause
  • Creating and use SAS date values and constants
  • Using SAS procedures such as SORT, PRINT, CONTENTS, MEANS, FREQ, TABULATE, and CHART.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.

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