Advanced Predictive Modeling Using SAS Enterprise Miner

This course covers advanced topics using SAS Enterprise Miner including how to optimize the performance of predictive models beyond the basics.

Duration 3 Days
Certificate SAS Global
Language English


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Course Description

Advanced predictive modelers who use Enterprise Miner

About Program

This course covers advanced topics using SAS Enterprise Miner including how to optimize the performance of predictive models beyond the basics. The course continues the development of predictive models that begins in the Applied Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Miner course, for example, by making use of the two-stage modeling node. In addition, some of the newest modeling nodes and latest variable selection methods are covered. Tips for working in an efficient way with SAS Enterprise Miner complete the course.

Format of Training

All the benefits of the classroom without the travel:

Led by an expert instructor who can virtually look over your shoulder. Discuss, share, exchange ideas with students from different countries

Classroom training options include courses offered in our regional training centers or via our Live Web classroom.

Taught by certified instructors at high-tech facilities across the country

  • A SAS expert at your side.
  • Focused learning away from the office
  • Networking opportunities
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Electronic course notes downloadable to your device and permission to print
  • Business Knowledge Series: in-depth courses on the latest business topics
  • We offer Connected Classes! Watch for courses in Cary, New York, Arlington, Dallas and San Francisco that connect remote students via our Live Web classroom.

Prerequisite

Before attending this course, it is recommended that you

  • have completed the Applied Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Miner course
  • have some experience with creating and managing SAS data sets, which you can gain from the SAS Programming 1: Essentials course
  • have some experience building statistical models using SAS/STAT software
  • have completed a statistics course that covers linear regression and logistic regression.

This course addresses SAS Enterprise Miner software.

Course Curriculum

SAS Enterprise Miner Prediction Fundamentals

  • SAS Enterprise Miner prediction setup
  • prediction basics
  • constructing a decision tree predictive model
  • running the regression node
  • training a neural network
  • comparing models with summary statistics

Advanced Methods for Unsupervised Dimension Reduction

  • describe principal components analysis
  • describe variable clustering

Advanced Methods for Interval Variable Selection

  • explain how to use partial least squares regression in SAS Enterprise Miner
  • use LAR/LASSO for variable selection

Advanced Methods for Nominal Variable Selection and Model Assessment

  • implementing categorical input recoding
  • creating empirical logit plots
  • implementing all subsets regression

Advanced Predictive Models

  • describe the basics of support vector machines
  • use the HP Forest node in SAS Enterprise Miner to fit a forest model
  • modeling rare events
  • use the Rule Induction node in SAS Enterprise Miner

Multiple Target Prediction

  • appraising model performance
  • defining a generalized profit matrix
  • creating generalized assessment plots
  • using the Two-Stage Model node
  • constructing component models

Tips and Tricks with SAS Enterprise Miner

  • using the Open Source Integration node
  • reusing metadata
  • importing and use of external models (self-study)

 

Project

  • appraising model performance
  • defining a generalized profit matrix
  • creating generalized assessment plots
  • using the Two-Stage Model node
  • constructing component models

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