SAS Visual Analytics Learning Subscription

For business analysts, predictive modelers, and data scientists who want to use SAS Visual Analytics for data visualization, data exploration, and analytics and SAS Visual Statistics for model fitting.
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About this Subscription


SAS Visual Analytics is an easy-to-use data visualization tool that is used for reporting, data exploration, and analytics. The application enables users - even those without advanced analytical skills - to understand and examine patterns, trends, and relationships in data. SAS Visual Analytics makes it easy to create and share reports and dashboards that monitor business performance, and predictive analytics enable business analysts to assess possible outcomes to help their organization make smarter, data-driven decisions. The learning subscription includes courses for SAS Visual Analytics in SAS®9 and on the SAS Viya platform and everything you need to become a certified business analyst. You can find additional resources here.

Learn how to:

  • Use SAS Visual Analytics for data preparation, data discovery, and report creation.
  • Use advanced functionality and features provided by SAS Visual Analytics.
  • Use SAS Visual Statistics to build predictive models for highly interactive, rapid model fitting.
  • Administer a SAS Visual Analytics environment deployed on Linux.
  • Graph data effectively and avoid common pitfalls in data visualization and common fallacies and paradoxes in statistics and data analysis.
  • No SAS experience or programming experience is required, although you should have some computer experience. Specifically, you should be able to log on and off a computer, use a keyboard or mouse, and use a web browser to access information.




    Courses Included in Subscription

    SAS Visual Analytics Overview and Data Literacy

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      Explore and Visualize: Getting Started
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      This journey will help you get started using SAS Visual Analytics fast. We have provided a collection of free assets in a variety of formats to help you bring in your data, build reports with tips and tricks from working with multiple data sources, individual object examples, to recommendations on how to create beautiful interactive reports.

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      Data Literacy Essentials
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      This course is for anyone interested in learning how to use data in meaningful ways. It is designed as an introductory course to data literacy, starting with the basics: what is data, what does it mean to be data literate, and why is it important in today’s world?

      This self-paced course follows the journeys of a concerned parent, a small business owner, and a public health expert, all of whom rely on data to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. It connects skills we already use to strategies for engaging with data in more intentional and meaningful ways.

      Whether you are an advanced high school student, a K-12 educator, a post-secondary student or educator, or an independent learner hoping to reskill or upskill, this course is for you.

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      Data Literacy in Practice
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      In this self-paced course, you will discover practical skills to explore and visualize data. You will follow a small business owner's data-driven journey to improve company performance. Using this real-world context, you'll connect knowledge to strategies you can act on. The course is for everyone, no matter where you are on your data literacy journey. By focusing on conceptual and practical understanding rather than distracting mathematical jargon, learners feel supported and encouraged throughout the process. Whether you are a high school student, a K-12 educator, a post-secondary student or educator, or an independent learner hoping to reskill or upskill, this course is for you.

    SAS Visual Business Analyst Certification

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      SAS® Visual Analytics 1 for SAS® Viya®: Basics
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      This course provides an introduction to data preparation, data discovery, and report creation in SAS Visual Analytics.

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      SAS® Visual Analytics 2 for SAS® Viya®: Advanced
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      This course describes advanced features of data preparation, analytics, and report creation in SAS Visual Analytics. The e-learning course covers SAS Visual Analytics 2023.03 LTS in SAS Viya. Students with Visual Analytics 8.5 and other versions of SAS Viya can also take the course.

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      Practice Exam: SAS Visual Analytics Using SAS Viya
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      Welcome to the practice exam for the SAS® Certified Specialist: Visual Business Analytics Using SAS Viya credential. This exam is designed for analysts who are using SAS Visual Analytics to analyze data and design reports. Successful candidates should be able to do the following:

      • Add and manipulate data items within SAS Visual Analytics
      • Analyze data with SAS Visual Analytics
      • Design and share reports using SAS Visual Analytics

      Note: You can use either SAS Visual Analytics on  SAS Viya or SAS 9.4 to prepare for this exam.



    SAS Visual Modeling Certification

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      SAS® Visual Statistics in SAS® Viya®: Interactive Model Building
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      This course introduces SAS Visual Statistics for building predictive models in an interactive, exploratory way. Exploratory model fitting is a critical step in modeling big data. This course is appropriate for users of SAS Visual Analytics in SAS Viya.

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      Practice Exam: Modeling Using SAS Visual Statistics
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    Additional Topics

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      Graphing Data Effectively and Avoiding Common Pitfalls
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      The human mind is geared to look at patterns and attach immediate explanation to the patterns, consciously or subconsciously, and sometimes that conclusion or explanation might not be apt. This course discusses the common fallacies and paradoxes in statistics and data analysis, as well as common pitfalls in data visualization. The course also teaches general guidelines that help you avoid those pitfalls to ensure a fair and accurate representation of facts.

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      Mapping and Esri Integration on the SAS® Viya® Platform
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      This course describes how to use geographic data on the SAS Viya platform and how to create and enhance geo maps in SAS Visual Analytics with Esri services and other tools.

    Creating Custom Web Applications for SAS Viya

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      Introduction to Web Design
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      This course provides an introduction to web design using HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, and JavaScript. This course can help you prepare for the Using the Report Components Library in SAS® Viya® SDK for JavaScript course.

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      Using the Report Components Library in the SAS® Viya® SDK for JavaScript
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      This course describes how to embed SAS Visual Analytics content into your custom web pages and applications using the SAS Viya SDK for JavaScript.

    SAS Visual Analytics on SAS 9

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      SAS® Visual Analytics 1 for SAS®9: Basics
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      This course provides an introduction to data preparation, data discovery, and report creation in SAS Visual Analytics.

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      SAS® Visual Analytics 2 for SAS®9: Advanced
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      This course describes advanced features of data preparation, analytics, and report creation in SAS Visual Analytics.

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      SAS® Visual Analytics for SAS® 9: Administering a Distributed Deployment
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      This course teaches how to administer a SAS Visual Analytics environment deployed on Linux.

      The self-study e-learning includes:

      • Annotatable course notes in PDF format.
      • Virtual lab time to practice.


    SAS Products Covered

    • SAS Visual Analytics
    • SAS Viya
    • SAS Visual Statistics
    • SAS Studio
    • SAS Viya SDK for JavaScript


    Digital Badges

    Earn a digital badge for each course that you complete and for each credential that you earn. Show off your achievements on your resume and in your social channels to highlight your skills and connect with potential employers.

    Certification Preparation

    When you complete the courses in this learning subscription, you will have the demonstrated skills to prepare you to earn the SAS Visual Business Analytics Specialist and SAS Visual Modeling Specialist credentials.



    “I think the self-paced training was the BEST I’ve ever taken. The videos were short and segmented correctly to keep my attention and the activities and quizzes were just enough to help my confidence.”

    Tony Mayo, SAS Customer