About this Course

Duration 2 Days

This hands-on course introduces experienced SAS programmers to working with Apache Hadoop. The course is problem-driven and focuses on helping you understand what data scientists do, the problems they solve, and their methods. By taking a practical approach to the subject, including multiple hands-on exercises, you will leave the course with skills that you can immediately apply to real-world problems.


  • Before attending this course, you must be able to program in Base SAS and know how to use macros.

Who should attend?

  • SAS programmers and statisticians who have some basic familiarity with Apache Hadoop

Delegates will learn how to

  • describe the role and responsibilities of a data scientist
  • explain several ways in which data scientists create value for organizations across many industries
  • locate and acquire data from diverse sources
  • use transformation and normalization techniques on both structured and unstructured data
  • determine the most appropriate type of analysis and modeling tool to use for a given problem
  • be able to implement an automated recommendation system
  • develop, evaluate and refine scoring systems for recommenders
  • understand the considerations involved in working at scale
  • Identify meaningful, actionable, and business-orientated results from the analysis


  • Introduction
  • Data Science Overview
  • Hadoop Overview
  • Use Cases
  • Project Lifecycle
  • Data Acquisition
  • Evaluating Input Data
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Analysis and Statistical Methods
  • Machine Learning Fundamentals
  • Recommender Overview
  • Implementing Recommenders with Map Reduce and SAS
  • Experimentation and Evaluation
  • Deployment and Next Steps
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix: Hadoop Overview
  • Appendix: Mathematical Formulas
  • Appendix: Language and Tool Reference

2 Days


This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 0113 220 7150 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

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