Get yourself educated and equipped with Analytics

It is very important to get yourself educated on the subject you are looking to built your career with, this is the most effective way of equipped yourself. In this topic, we will discuss on the different source of getting educated and equipped with the analytics field.

Certification Courses

There are many different certification programs available nowadays, however, there are leaders for sure. With the leader in the field of analytics there and their proven certification help you elevate yourself and allow you to stand distinct. I have listed some of the most common and most successful analytics certificates for you guys.

Build your career with Dell EMC

Dell EMC has been a market leader in the storage space for more than two decades now. With such term comes a responsibility to train and certify storage engineers, developers, administrators and architects on the company's hardware and software. Dell EMC doing the same through its Proven Professional certification program, and uses this program to maintain stringent training and certification requirements, as well as to provide a conduit for gathering valuable feedback from customers and IT professionals. Getting certified for Dell EMC Proven Professional allows direct input into Dell EMC's product teams, so certification holders can affect the timing and feature-sets for Dell EMC products and services.

As we already said, Dell EMC is one of the most popular and successful that it comes as no surprise that the company has garnered the attention of various IT industry powerhouses. Currently, Dell plans to acquire Dell EMC for $67 billion. There are bound to change at Dell EMC once that acquisition is final, so credential seekers should check the Dell EMC site frequently for potential updates to the Dell EMC certification program.

Get Access to SAS for Free, No installation Required

Accessing SAS was never this easy. “SAS OnDemand” for Academics software, SAS is just a click away! Yes, you hear it right. Now SAS is at your finger tip that too with no installation. Anyone can access SAS software for free by just logging to an SAS website. No installation is required and it's available for everyone - Instructors, Students, and Individual Learners. In short, it's available for everyone for non-commercial use. This is an interesting and important step taken by SAS marketing team to counter competitors such as R and Python. This is just in time when accessing SAS software and learning SAS programming count to be a pain. With this software and SAS University Edition (UE) for free, learning SAS programming is no more a difficult task.

An Overview Of an Analytics Interview

Analytics is the field where experience matters most. Yes, I mean it. No doubt there are many other criteria and important too. Say, getting yourself certified in the technology you feel you should be moving forward in your career with, get some projects done, write blogs or help to resolve issues on online forums. However, leaving behind the experience, the next lion share goes to the certificate. So let us concentrate on the first part where your experience matters more not only on the field but during the interview.

Database Certifications from Microsoft

Microsoft's SQL Server platform left behind IBM a few years ago to take second place in DBMS market share (As per Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems), and it ranks third in overall database engine popularity as of October 2016.

SQL Server offers a wide variety of tools and add-ons for business intelligence, data warehousing and data-driven applications of all types. That probably explains why Microsoft offers database-related credentials at every level of its certification program, from the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) all the way to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) program.

In September 2016, Microsoft announced significant changes to its certification program, adding five new certifications to the MCSE and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) programs alone. These certifications are designed to support Windows Server 2016 and Microsoft SQL Server 2016, among other technologies.


The MTA program includes a single database-related exam: Database Fundamentals (98-364). This credential is ideal for students or as an entry-level cert for professionals looking to segue into database support.

What is SAS Certification Programmer and why should you get certified?

What is SAS Certification Programmer?

The SAS Certified Professional Program currently includes seven levels of globally recognized certifications for SAS software users. In every case, to earn an SAS Certified Professional, one must demonstrate an in-depth understanding of SAS software and pass one or more exams.

According to DexLab survey 2016, 69% of all business will hire SAS experts in the coming year. SAS, which stands for Statistical analysis tool is a Business Intelligence tool that is used for data mining and analysis, reporting, predictive modeling, and econometric and time series analysis. As per an IDC (International Data Corporation) report, SAS has a 35% market share, even though it has decreased compared to what it has 4 years back, SAS have more than double market share compare to its nearest competitor. It has been around for more than 45 years and is now synonymous with Analytics. More than 90% of Fortune 500 companies use the SAS software making it one of the most powerful tools for data analysis. One can break into a career in SAS analytics by pursuing Base SAS certification.

Big Data & Analytics - Is Just Getting Started

Every business has one thing common in the mission, boost bottom-line, and organizations are consistently evaluating the trends to find out how they can achieve the same. The recent searches show that the use of Big Data Analytics is possibly the hottest skills dominating the job markets globally. As per the recent survey was done by the leading job survey organization, the domain is yet not explored even 10%, so the scopes are wide and bright, not only that, the pay scale is also wonderful.

There is nothing new that, Big Data is everywhere, and it is growing. The thing is once you begin to understand it; you see an enormous amount of data floating everywhere. It aids in developing business, decision makings and rendering the key edge over the competitors. As a result, there is an extremely large demand of folks with expertise to help, analyze and manage companies using this data successfully. Those who are trained in this area, there is a huge opportunity out there.

Let’s take a look at the reasons why making a career in Big Data would be the best decision:

Understand The Basics Of Analytics And SAS

How to start with an analytical career? Am I making a right choice? These were million dollar questions for me when I have first time think of becoming an analytics professional. Ages have passed and the questions remain the same, as many of the aspirants keep popping the same question in many of the seminar I took.

Let me answer those by below one liner from one of giant, Salesforce, Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) estimates adding analytics and Business Intelligence (BI) applications will increase their Total Addressable Market (TAM) by $13B in FY2014. (Source: Forbes)

89% of business leaders believe Big Data will revolutionize business operations in the same way the Internet did. (Source: Wikibon)

Let us start with, what is SAS, more importantly, why SAS?

If you are a programmer, you must be knowing, what UNIX is for the modern IT industry? SAS can be described same as UNIX for Programming and IT. This is the software where whole analytics industry was built around and SAS has 55 to 60 % of market share which roughly makes around $20 billion (US).

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