SAS Certification help required


Hi All,

I am an MBA finance graduate - 2011-70%. Before that I did my B.Tech in computer science-2009-77%.

I worked as a process associate in ANZ bank. My work involved bit of analysis using excel. I left this job an year back due to personal reasons. Now I am planning to get into Analytics. I have sound knowledge in statistics and I like to work with numbers.
As an initial step I did a course in Data Science with SAS. I am planning to take SAS Base certification.

My doubts are:

  1. Will there be any added advantage by taking certification in SAS, especially since I have no experience in SAS?
  2. Or will it be of advantage if I do Advanced certification in SAS like “Predictive modeling” or “Statistical Analysis” to find a job in analytics?
  3. Is there enough opportunity available for freshers in SAS/Analytics, because, when I check job openings, they are asking for hands-on experience in SAS/Analytics?

Please someone help me. I am so confused as to what I should do/study to get an opening in analytics field as a fresher.



FYA(A-Advice) :smile: