Predictive Modeling Using Logistic Regression

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December 13 - 14, 2018

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Course Overview

TThis course covers predictive modeling using SAS/STAT software with emphasis on the LOGISTIC procedure. This course also discusses selecting variables and interactions, recoding categorical variables based on the smooth weight of evidence, assessing models, treating missing values and using efficiency techniques for massive data sets.

This course can help prepare you for the following certification exam(s): SAS Statistical Business Analysis Using SAS 9: Regression and Modeling, SAS Advanced Predictive Modeling.

Learn how to

  • use logistic regression to model an individual's behavior as a function of known inputs
  • create effect plots and odds ratio plots using ODS Statistical Graphics
  • handle missing data values
  • tackle multicollinearity in your predictors
  • assess model performance and compare models.

Who should attend
Modelers, analysts and statisticians who need to build predictive models, particularly models from the banking, financial services, direct marketing, insurance and telecommunications industries.


Before attending this course, you should 

This course addresses SAS/STAT software. 


Predictive Modeling Using Logistic Regression: $1,600

Course Outline

Note: This course will last all day for the length of the course. Most classes will start at 9:00AM and end at 5:00PM. 

Predictive Modeling

  • business applications
  • analytical challenges

Fitting the Model

  • parameter estimation
  • adjustments for oversampling

Preparing the Input Variables

  • missing values
  • categorical inputs
  • variable clustering
  • variable screening
  • subset selection

Classifier Performance

  • ROC curves and Lift charts
  • optimal cutoffs
  • K-S statistic
  • c statistic
  • profit
  • evaluating a series of models

Course Logistics

Location: FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Drive
Duration: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST

We ask that attendees bring their own device in order to follow along with the class presentations. The temperature in our training room tends to be cooler, we advise you to bring a light jacket or sweater. Parking passes are provided for the garage across to the FedEx Institute of Technology (located on Innovation Drive).

If you have any additional questions please let us know at fedex@memphis.edu.

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