Social, mobility, analytics and cloud (SMAC) model has led to increase in vast opportunities in the field of analytics.

Recently, Sudipta sen, the vice chairman and the member of board of SAS institute India Pvt ltd expressed his thoughts on how the SMAC model has led to the enormous opportunities in the field of analytics and big data.


How to involve yourself in learning with your daily work as a SAS programmer?

SAS_programming,Being a permanent SAS programmer, yeah it is likely possible to learn 7-8 hours per day by assimilating and learning new techniques and methods that you in your daily life. By doing so it becomes easy for you to learn and adopt new techniques in SAS programming. Along with this, you will also regain what you have learned. It is not simply to memorize and learn to pass the certification exam and then continue with the old techniques but instead you should adopt and learn new SAS programming techniques that you stumble upon and then make use of it in programming.

Now let’s say for an example: You are merging data sets with MERGE statement. Instead you should using PROC SQL to join table. This should be done if you taking into consideration new advanced techniques. Now you might doubt and require proof that whether merging with DATA step produces the same output as compared to SQL JOIN. In order to confirm, use PROC COMPARE output. The SAS Certification Prep Guide for SAS includes all the tips and techniques. One more, you might be sorting data sets using SORT procedure. Instead start using PROC DATASETS to create indexes.. I would surely agree that this might not be the foremost way for efficient programming but still as per exam point of view, you should know this.

At last, I would simply say that there is no other way and path to learn new techniques. They should be applied in your daily work in order to be skilful. What would you prefer? What are your views?

How the DATA STEP does vary from PROC SQL?


Here I will post the answer related to the question that was posed by a student during PROC SQL topic SAS training sessions. Let’s make it clear with an example. For example you go for a grocery shopping. Further consider two ways of shopping. I’ll list them one by one below:

In first way, directly walkway to your products, of course you will go around asking for the right shelf of your product you need. But still you are quite aware about how you are going there and how you will get over there.

In this similar fashion, DATA STEP behaves. It is technical; it means that you write a procedure for what you exactly need. Various programming languages such as FORTRAN, JAVA, C and SAS have files with records that are stored sequentially. The process goes likewise that one record is processed once

(You will get in SAS what you asked for) 

In the second way, provide the clerk with your shopping list. You might not be aware about his daily activity. It is possible that he might directly proceed towards the stock as he knows that the product you were in search is not yet been stocked in the shelf. One thing is sure enough that you might not know about how they did your shopping.

This is the same case with SQL processing with SAS. It is non-procedural; it means that you have already stated what you need. But in return SQL retrieves the data in most efficient manner that it considers.

So finally, what are your views for the same?

SAS has a great leverage on Indian companies

SAS is not a new field to India. All of the major companies have realized the profusion of skilled employees and the benefits as a result companies even on a global scale have established their centres in India.


The Indian companies have realized the importance of SAS and its influence over the industry. SAS is the leader in the business analytics and as a result the companies are easily migrating to SAS. Majority of the banking areas are using SAS for analytics and data mining in order to successfully compete. Even the credit card companies are using analytics to analyse and predict the customer profile and other segments. Even the insurance sectors are strongly influenced by SAS for risk estimation

The growth rate is stagnating and the margins are wringing just because of the strong competition, businesses are now migrating towards SAS. Telecom is also yet another fastest growing sector open to SAS due to availability of plenty of data to service provider. Pharmaceutical, manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Retail, Healthcare are other domain and sectors that uses SAS in large amounts.

There is an extraordinary increment in rate of adopting SAS by Indian companies in last 5 years. Still the leverage of SAS on companies will to continue to grow in coming years. Click here

Our latest placement: Student placed though our SAS training institute in Chennai

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It’s a year end and we are bringing glory to our student’s career path successively. One of our students “Giri Prasad” has been successfully placed. Today is the perfect day and we heartily congratulate you for successive effort and countless hours of preparation. You really worked hard and finally you did it. So enjoy and congrats for your upcoming bright future.

Giri Prasad is from engineering background along with PGDBM. He enrolled for the course “Foundation course for Base SAS” at Epoch in May 2013. After successfully completion, he passed out the following three certification exams:

Best luck to you Giri Prasad. We wish good luck for your future career.

SAS training is one of the best ways to introduce you in Analytics industry


Wondering about how SAS training and command over SAS language will work for you to enter in Analytics industry? I will try to the maximum to explain it for you. Frankly speaking the SAS Analysts are expected with terrific built-in SAS skills. Some of the skills are in-built and inherent whereas some of them should be developed by the professionals. Other than intrinsic skills, the various other SAS skills should be like: the clear and logical mind as well as analytical mind, great communication skills, the knowledge of statistics, should be able to draw insights from the data.

Here comes the general point of discussion i.e. SAS training when you want to enter the analytics industry. As we all are aware about SAS language, SAS is the statistical analysis language and its popularity has already taken a speed in the direction of corporate world of analytics. The business solutions are robustly provided in an efficient time manner. It can handle the complex data with an ease using various statistical methods. There are various inbuilt functions provided by SAS that makes versatile for user in data manipulation, building dashboards and reports, can generate useful insights from the data and many more functions and tools. SAS is almost used in all the domains i.e. finance, banking, research field, finance & insurance, life science and various other domains.

These days there are various institutes offering SAS training. One point should be noted while learning SAS: there are various ways to solve a single problem. So initially should concentrate on basics of how to achieve a desired output to a certain problem. Then slowly and gradually you can move a step further to practice different methods, techniques and syntax.

Initially for beginner, with no prior experience with SAS, he would find quite annoying and irritating, but exclusive practice can definitely help him to command a grip over SAS.

I am listing few tips for all those who want to go for SAS training.

  • Log files should be carefully read and habituate yourself to check the errors and warning even if not present
  • Try more and more to solve the errors independently without any kind of help
  • In case you find errors, you can fix them by using SAS support available on SAS website
  • By doing so, you can reduce the complexity of the problem to certain extent
  • Divide the problem into parts and segments and try to solve them step by step making it more simpler for you
  • Never back down and give up

That’s over from side and me. I hope so this post may be helpful for you and asusual always be free to leave your ideas and views for the post. You can even contact us

Training opportunity &Special Discount offer for SAS training courses on celebrating 4’Th Anniversary


We are agitated and keyed up to announce the incredible training opportunity and occasion to be trained on SAS training courses and modules at our centres. The theme behind this discount offer is that we (Epoch research institute India Put ltd) have successfully completed our golden period of four years and are extremely in high spirits and glad to place numerous students though our centres in industries bringing glory to our centre as well enlightening the student’s future.

This format has been designed by the management of Epoch as a result you can have an extra advantageous benefit on SAS courses upto Rs.12,500. Isn’t that sounding good to hear? You can walk-in to any of our three centres i.e. Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Chennai. You can walk-in on 14 Dec or before 14 Dec 2013.

Note: Last date for registration completion is 14 Dec 2013

This opportunity is for all – Fresher as well as experienced candidates. If you are looking for a perfect SAS authorized training, then don’t miss this chance to visit us as such splendor chance comes once a while.

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