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Analytics Using SAS Information Technology Certificates

Graduate Certificate


Capella has collaborated with SAS to offer the Analytics Using SAS® graduate certificate. Specialists with SAS® and analytical skills and knowledge are in high-demand. Learn how to apply foundational analytics theories and principles, learn to solve simulated organizational problems using analytics, address operational needs with accurate analytic tools and strategies, and communicate data effectively with multiple audiences.

Prepare to fill the analytics skills gap with a certificate that includes:

  • Courses designed in collaboration with SAS
  • Free SAS® certification exam vouchers
  • Digital badges that can be shared on your professional networks
  • Virtual internships
  • Access to robust SAS® software including SAS® Enterprise Guide, SAS® Visual Analytics, and SAS® Enterprise BI Server

Earn SAS® Certification and a Digital Badge during Your Program

Stand out to employers with our Analytics Using SAS® graduate certificate which aligns with three SAS® certifications:

  • SAS® Certified Base Programmer
  • SAS® Certified Advanced Programmer
  • SAS® Certified Statistical Business Analyst

Qualified learners also receive vouchers to take these exams at no additional cost.

You can also receive a digital badge that helps validate your skills and accomplishments, and allows you to showcase your knowledge to potential employers and peers on your professional networks, such as LinkedIn.

Experience a Virtual Internship and Interactive Lab

Capella’s virtual internship can help you develop the skills to be a strategic partner, a knowledgeable data analyst, and a dynamic leader.

In our lab setting, students have access to robust SAS® Enterprise Guide, SAS® Visual Analytics, and SAS® Enterprise BI Server.

Apply Certificate Credit to Your Degree

You can gain a competitive advantage in the analytics field by earning the Analytics Using SAS® academic certificate on its own, or alongside an MS in Analytics degree.

You also have the opportunity to apply for and earn the Advanced Analytics Using SAS® graduate certificate.

Certificate Outcomes

Our Analytics Using SAS® graduate certificate provides you with the foundational knowledge needed to work with, understand, and transform data, and to develop solutions that resolve business and applied problems. In addition, you will learn to use SAS® analytics tools to analyze business problems, lead data projects, and adhere to ethical standards.

At a Glance

  • Online
  • 5 Core courses

Classes Start April 13th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

$50 application fee (waived w/promo SPRING)

Cost & learning format

Online education isn’t one-size-fits-all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

A more structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$695 per credit, 20 total quarter credits, 8 max transfer credits

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*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).  Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

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Ways to save

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10% military discount

If you're an active-duty military service member, spouse, or veteran, discounts may be available.

Employer & association discounts

If your employer or organization is a partner with Capella, you may be eligible for a tuition discount.

Employer reimbursements

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to employees. Ask your manager about options.

Sample courses

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Basic Applications of Analytics

In this course, learners develop the skills needed to apply the early aspects of the life cycle of analytics. Learners review the different types of data sources and explore various data models and algorithms. Learners also use basic tools to complete an analysis and collaborate within teams to evaluate case studies and explore ways in which stakeholders’ needs are met through data intelligence. Must be taken during the first quarter by learners who have been admitted to the MS in Analytics degree program. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer or prior learning assessment.

4 quarter credits
ANLT5010 *
Foundations in Analytics

Learners in this course apply data management fundamentals to data models. Learners examine the concepts of data mining, ETLs, and data warehouses and also evaluate applied analytics in professional domains such as finance, marketing, and health care.  Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in PM5331 or ANLT5002.

4 quarter credits
ANLT5020 *
Data Sources for Analytics

In this course, learners explain database methodologies including relational databases, flat files, dimensional modeling, RSS feeds, and multi-dimensional modeling. Learners examine the impact of data quality on analytics and apply ETL techniques and processes. Finally, learners evaluate the application of data warehouses, data marts, and multi-dimensional cubes to decision-making and action. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in ANLT5010.

4 quarter credits
ANLT5030 *
Statistical Methods in Analytics

In this course, learners study the collection, organization, presentation, analysis, and interpretation of data using statistical methods. Learners practice using appropriate tools to obtain a result using statistical methods and collaborate with team members to compare processes, techniques, and conclusions to understand various perspectives. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in ANLT5020.

4 quarter credits

Faculty & support

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