Benefits of an sas certificate

Do you want to start a career in the booming field of data analysis? PennWest California’s online undergraduate SAS certificate will give you the training, experience and credentials you need to succeed in our information driven world. Our SAS certificate is first of its kind in the United States, and remains cutting edge through key partnerships and faculty who bring real-world insights into the classroom.

The benefits of PennWest California’s online undergraduate SAS certificate program are many. From hands-on learning with the latest SAS software, to discounts on SAS testing and more, here are the top reasons why an SAS certificate from PennWest California can be a great investment in your future.

Top Benefits of Earning an Online SAS Certificate at PennWest California

  • Fully online program:PennWest California’s SAS certificate is a 100% online program, which mean you can complete all certificate requirements from the location that is most convenient for you, so long as you have an internet connection. Adding to this benefit is the fact that all online certificate courses are also delivered asynchronously, so you have the flexibilityto complete the program on your schedule.
  • Partnership with SAS: Students in the online SAS certificate program at PennWest California benefit from the University’s partnership with SAS—one of the world’s leading providers of data analysis software and solutions. SAS software is used in over 80,000 locations worldwide by top data scientists and analysts. At PennWest California, you’ll master the very SAS software analytics and data management tools though hands-on practice that, according to Moneymagazine and PayScale, are the 1 most valuable career-focused skillin today's job market.
  • Certification preparation:PennWest California’s partnership with SAS carries with it the added benefit of knowing that your certificate coursework is preparing you for the exams to become an SAS Certified Big Data Professional. This credential is recognized in the industry, and can help you land top jobs working with SAS software.When you earn your online SAS certificate at PennWest California, you’ll also receive a 50% discount on all SAS testing fees.

Read on to learn more about the benefits of an online SAS certificate from PennWest California. You can also learn more about or graduate SAS certificate program here.



  • Accelerated learning: Earning an online SAS certificate from PennWest California, doesn’t mean you have to put your life on hold. In addition to online classes that can work around your schedule, we also offer two tracks to completion that are remarkably fast. You can earn your online undergraduate SAS certificate in just three terms, or if you prefer, you can earn it in one 10-week sessionover the summer.
  • Growing Job Opportunities:The field of data science is booming. In fact data science is the fastest growing occupations in the United States. An online SAS certificate will prepare you for a wide range of careers in big data across industries, and the big salaries that come with them.
  • Experience-based certificate:Part of the PennWest California advantage across all programs is our focus on experience-based learning. In PennWest California’s online and on-campus classrooms the focus is always on hands-on experience that translates into real-world applications. PennWest California’s online SAS certificate is centered around these principles. In your certificate courses you will be working with SAS software to process real-world information. This means that upon completion of the certificate program, you’ll already have key experiences under your belt.
  • Degree boosting credential: The online certificate program at PennWest California is both a stand-alone program, and a certificate that can be added to your bachelor’s degree to help you achieve your career goals. Are you an undergraduate majoring in business administration? An SAS certificate could boost your resume an open the door to business analytics careers. Or perhaps your bachelor’s degree is in communications.  An online SAS certificate could make you stand out among job applicants for marketing positions, as insights using data analysis has become vital to successful marketing campaigns. Big data is everywhere these days,so whatever your field of study, an online SAS certificate will help you harness a bright future.

Are you ready to take the first step toward a rewarding career working with data? Apply to PennWest California’s online SAS certificate program today.

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