SAS Certified Data Integration Developer: Fast Track - Only 5 Days

Why

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be Data Integration Developer certified in just 5 days. With us, you’ll be Data Integration Developer trained in record time
  2. Our Data Integration Developer course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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 68.075 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Firebrand's courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

Think you are ready for the course? Take a FREE practice test to assess your knowledge!

What

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.

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.

Read more ...

Interested? See prices or call +44 207 907 1120

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

Read more ...

Interested? See prices or call +44 207 907 1120

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

Read more ...

Interested? See prices or call +44 207 907 1120

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%

Read more ...

Interested? See prices or call +44 207 907 1120

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

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on +44 207 907 1120.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, GIAC, CREST and CISSP CBK Review. Exam vouchers may also not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to Education and Skills Funding Agency guidelines.
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, CREST, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

Read more ...

Interested? See prices or call +44 207 907 1120

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 - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on +44 207 907 1120 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

Interested? See prices or call +44 207 907 1120

When

When do you want to sit your accelerated course?

Start

Finish

Status

Location

Book now

27/8/2018 (Monday)

31/8/2018 (Friday)

Finished

-

 

11/2/2019 (Monday)

15/2/2019 (Friday)

Limited availability

Nationwide

 

25/3/2019 (Monday)

29/3/2019 (Friday)

Open

Nationwide

 

6/5/2019 (Monday)

10/5/2019 (Friday)

Open

Nationwide

 

17/6/2019 (Monday)

21/6/2019 (Friday)

Open

Nationwide

 

Reviews

Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 68.075 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.73% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.


"The instructor was great for teaching ITIL at Firebrand. The books he supplied were very helpful and I'll use them a lot in the future for studying. "
Daniel Eccles, Acrobat Carbon Services. - ITIL® Foundation Certification (2 days) (17/12/2018 to 18/12/2018)

"A well delivered course in a good environment that is setup for learning instructor had extensive knowledge above the slide contents. Labs were real world and added to the learning experience. Would recommend to friends and colleagues alike "
Anonymous. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (9/12/2018 to 16/12/2018)

"If you are committed to learn and want to develop your skills and knowledge then look no further the Firebrand. They provide everything you need to be successful...topped by an amazing instructor. Thank you Firebrand."
P.C., ACI Worldwide. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (9/12/2018 to 16/12/2018)

"Instructor was 5 star, knew subject inside and out."
Anonymous. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (9/12/2018 to 16/12/2018)

"Intensive training, I would recommend, decent level of experience required, but it worked for me to do that extra knowledge required to become MCSA certified. Thanks."
Barry Mansell, CPTO. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (6/12/2018 to 16/12/2018)

"It is a nice experience at Firebrand."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (6/12/2018 to 16/12/2018)

"Our teacher provided a huge amount of additional value based on his personal experience which was very interesting and beneficial- many thanks!"
Daniel Freedman, NTT. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (8/12/2018 to 13/12/2018)

"This is a great way to learn, good facilities and excellent instruction, with lovely Firebrand Team! Thank you."
Tracy Rastall, HL. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (8/12/2018 to 13/12/2018)

"From start to finish, a worthwhile experience that took me from aspiration to knowledgeable within 3 days! The tutor interaction was 1st class and facilities made the schedule of learning pass by without major concerns. I look forward to my next course, and the in-class discussions that ensure. Very, very worthwhile!"
Christian Perera, Mcdonalds corp. - AXELOS PRINCE2® 2017 - Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (14/12/2018 to 16/12/2018)

"I would use Firebrand again, the structure and delivery was excellent."
Sean Curt. - AXELOS PRINCE2® 2017 - Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (14/12/2018 to 16/12/2018)

"Tremendous learning experience. From zero to hero. "
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (10/12/2018 to 15/12/2018)

"Well organised "products" everything "just worked"."
Anonymous. - AXELOS PRINCE2® 2017 - Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (14/12/2018 to 16/12/2018)

"The coaching from the trainer was engaging and rewarding and aided me to meet my objectives."
Anonymous. - AXELOS PRINCE2® 2017 - Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (14/12/2018 to 16/12/2018)

"Great facilities."
Ben Smyth, Cintx. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (12/12/2018 to 14/12/2018)

"Great instructor and course content. The other attendees really make the course. "
Elliot Sandell, York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (9/12/2018 to 16/12/2018)

"Great learning environment that allows you to fully immerse yourself in the course and maximise your time away. I found the instructor invaluable at helping me become a CISSP."
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (10/12/2018 to 15/12/2018)

"Fantastic instruction and simply the perfect learning environment that allows you to fully immerse yourself into your training."
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (10/12/2018 to 15/12/2018)

"Great environment with no distractions and a perfect teacher."
P.A., BAE Systems. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (10/12/2018 to 15/12/2018)

"Excellent and very knowledgeable instructor. Course was educational and fit for purpose food and facilities were good. Accommodation could use some work. Very good experience overall - will use Firebrand again."
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (10/12/2018 to 15/12/2018)

"A truly intensive and highly rewarding learning experience."
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (10/12/2018 to 15/12/2018)

"The CISSP course with the instructor was an extremely insightful week. Having 20 years experience in IT, I have barley "slowed" down enough to refresh the knowledge I have organically obtained. The instructor's knowledge and real life experiences, advice and direction are priceless. I feel rich in what I know and I have questioned what I don't with fresh eyes and I am truly grateful for this experience. He is great teacher and a lovely person Thank you."
C.D., Smart Comms. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (10/12/2018 to 15/12/2018)

"I knew within 30 mins that i would pass the exam 6 days later based on my instructors introduction."
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (10/12/2018 to 15/12/2018)

"Very valuable week, very well prepared and delivery training which helped me to achieve my goals. The instructor is very good and professional. He masters all the subject and domains of the CISSP CBK."
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (10/12/2018 to 15/12/2018)

"Fastest and more secure path to achieve your certification. "
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (10/12/2018 to 15/12/2018)

"Fantastic experience. Our instructor was really knowledgeable v friendly. He clearly helped us to focus on whats important and provided us with invaluable advice."
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (10/12/2018 to 15/12/2018)

"Fantastic experience. Our instructor was really knowledgeable. He clearly helped us to focus on whats important and provided us with invaluable advice."
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (10/12/2018 to 15/12/2018)

"Course material is straight forward , clearly explained."
Anonymous. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (12/12/2018 to 14/12/2018)

"The quality of teaching and the facilities with Firebrand at Wyboston Lakes has been excellent."
Anonymous. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (12/12/2018 to 14/12/2018)

"The trainer was a great instructor and made sure he took the time to make sure we understood everything we needed for our exam. "
J.S.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (12/12/2018 to 14/12/2018)

"I recommend Firebrand to anyone that is looking to either gain knowledge for the first time or to learn something new."
S.P.. - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (12/12/2018 to 13/12/2018)

"The content was really interesting and the learning was intense but with plenty of breaks and hot and cold drinks on tap. The facilities and food were really good and the rooms were nice and a good place to unwind."
M.S., Games Workshop. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (10/12/2018 to 11/12/2018)

"The learning is very clear and informative. The instructors make it very enjoyable and keep you engaged throughout the course. The intensive learning always makes me feel like I have learned a lot in such a short space of time and I go away with information that I will use and remember for a long time to come. This kind of training is great for helping to boost your career."
G.K., IBM. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (10/12/2018 to 11/12/2018)

"The content received was very comprehensive with lots of support provided to apprentices providing great value. The instructor of the course was helpful and informative which really added to the experience received. "
Anonymous, IBM. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (10/12/2018 to 11/12/2018)

"Great experience, people are great and the tutor I had was a pleasure as she really knew what she was talking about due to experience."
Anonymous. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (10/12/2018 to 11/12/2018)

"The course is well structured and the information provided is detailed and relevant. A lot of time for discussion and sharing knowledge."
S.L.. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (10/12/2018 to 11/12/2018)

"Awesome place, awesome instructors, real challenges. This is the Firebrands recipe for success."
V.F.. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (8/12/2018 to 10/12/2018)

"Learnt a lot - good course, but very intense. Not for the faint or weak! Very good instructor."
Anonymous. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (8/12/2018 to 10/12/2018)

"Good course, long hours, sometimes a little overwhelming to say the least. good atmosphere."
Richard Eaton, Avnet. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (8/12/2018 to 10/12/2018)

"Great instructor."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: Cloud Platform & MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (10 days) (1/12/2018 to 10/12/2018)

"Extremely effective use of time. Very knowledgeable instructor. Good, focused group."
Mark Townsend, TechSea Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: Cloud Platform & MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (10 days) (1/12/2018 to 10/12/2018)

"Everyone at Firebrand are very lovely and helpful. Great course would recommend."
Faye Edworthyy, West Trad Ltd. - CIW Social Media Strategist (2 days) (6/12/2018 to 7/12/2018)

"This course is an intensive boot camp loaded with informative content in relation to the CISSP course."
Anonymous, NA. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (3/12/2018 to 8/12/2018)

"CISSP is a lot to take in. The week @ Firebrand took the information i had and placed into the domains aligned with the test in the domains. All things are covered when you study here."
Anonymous, NA. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (3/12/2018 to 8/12/2018)

"First CISCO and now CISSP. Firebrand guided me through the certification minefield again."
D.S.. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (3/12/2018 to 8/12/2018)

"An excellent course that was delivered with clear and detailed info. Firebrand are the go-to training Company."
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (3/12/2018 to 8/12/2018)

"Good instructor. Good training Facilities. Poor accommodation."
Sultan Khan, Abbott Laborotories. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (3/12/2018 to 8/12/2018)

"Good trainer who has lots of experience in the field. Taught at a good pace and got through all off the content."
Jess Chapman, Natures Way Foods. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (6/12/2018 to 16/12/2018)

"A terrific boot camp - do some prep before you attend."
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (3/12/2018 to 8/12/2018)

"Watch the video on the website."
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (3/12/2018 to 8/12/2018)

"Very intense week , not for the feint-hearted. Altogether i met some great professionals with whom i made good friends which made the course more enjoyable."
Jasbir Puar, Fraedom. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (3/12/2018 to 8/12/2018)

See prices