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Statistics for Machine Learning: What you need to know to become a certified expert
 

What roles and skills are needed in Statistics for Machine Learning?

 

The most effective professionals in machine learning have a strong base in statistical thinking. Successful candidates understand how statistics and machine learning models are interrelated, and how to apply these concepts to large and complex business data through an interactive modeling approach. Roles that may benefit from this certification are entry level to senior data analysts, and quantitative analysts. This certification provides an important foundation to people preparing to take the Machine Learning Specialist certification exam.

 
Statistics for Machine Learning: What you need to know to become a certified expert
 

Here’s how to become a SAS Certified Specialist in Statistics for Machine Learning

 

SAS Certified Specialist: Statistics for Machine Learning is made up of two associate level certifications.

 

SAS Certified Associate: Applied Statistics for Machine Learning

 

This certification is one half of the equation that will help you become a SAS Certified Specialist in Statistics for Machine Learning. You’ll want to master these skills before you take the exam (don’t worry, we can help with this.).

  • Statistics and Machine Learning
  • Fundamental Statistical Concepts
  • Explanatory Modeling Using Linear Regression 
  • Predictive Modeling Using Logistic Regression 
  • Statistical Foundations of Machine Learning 

Not sure if you’re ready? Take a SAS training course to sharpen your skills: Statistics You Need to Know for Machine Learning

 

SAS Certified Associate: Modeling Using SAS Visual Statistics

 

This credential is the other half of the equation that will earn you a SAS Certified Specialist in Statistics for Machine Learning. You’ll want to master these skills before you take the exam: 

  • Build and explore descriptive models.
  • Build and explore predictive models with continuous and categorical targets.
  • Perform model validation.
  • Assess model goodness of fit.
  • Modify and compare models
  • Score models

Not quite ready for an exam? Take this training course to help you prepare: SAS® Visual Statistics in SAS® Viya®: Interactive Model Building

 

Here’s some steps to help you prepare

 

First, read more details about the SAS Certified Specialist: Statistics for Machine Learning certification. View the Exam Content Guides for both SAS Certified Associate: Applied Statistics for Machine Learning and SAS Certified Associate: Modeling Using SAS Visual Statistics to see exam objectives and details about the most important topics. You’ll also see training courses you can take to sharpen your skills and a free practice exam to test your knowledge before sitting for the exam.

When you’re ready to register, you’ll need to create an account (or access your existing account) through the SAS certification manager. From there you’ll single-sign on to the Pearson VUE registration system (the SAS exam Delivery provide) to schedule your exam. 

Once you’ve earned both Associate level certifications, you’ll become a SAS Certified Specialist in Statistics for Machine Learning.

 

Resources to Prepare for Your Exam

 

Why Get SAS Certified? If you’re still on the fence about whether you should earn a SAS certification, learn how this qualification can enhance your professional career and see how other like-minded individuals put their certification to work for them.
 
 

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