University of Technology Sydney

260777 Data Processing Using SAS

3cp; availability: online coursework degrees students only
Requisite(s): 260776c Foundation of Business Analytics
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Anti-requisite(s): 26777 Data Processing Using SAS



In the fourth industrial revolution, data has become one of our most precious goods. It’s available and cheap and holds promise for enterprises that want to gain a competitive edge. However, raw data is also commonly incomplete, unstructured and inconsistent. The subject Data Processing with SAS looks at how this widely used tool can transform a raw dataset into valuable information for exploring business performance and for decision making. SAS is the market leader software for analytics, being used by more than 83,000 business, government and university sites around the world, including 92 of the top 100 companies on the 2018 Fortune Global 1000®. This subject provides the fundamentals required for the SAS certification Base Programming Specialist. Students learn about data validation and manipulation. Data validation is the process of converting raw data into quality data by addressing issues such as missing values. Data manipulation, using methods such as coding, makes data easier to read and analyse. Finally, students learn how to apply the appropriate statistical tools to extract valuable information from real datasets.

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