SAS Learning Report

Posted: 9/25/2018


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Dear Reader,

As a SAS Support Communities manager, I’m the keeper of the Learn SAS category, which means I get to join in conversations with those of you who are new to SAS® software. Very clearly, in recent surveys, you told us you’d like a better onboarding experience.

We heard you! So, alongside the usual fare, this edition of the Learning Report includes an invitation to visit two new forums in the SAS Support Communities for the burgeoning ranks of SAS newbies:

We want to set you up for success, whether you’re new to SAS or experienced with SAS but trying something new. Look forward to seeing you in the new communities!

Beverly Brown
Follow me @BevBrown
Guest Editor, The SAS Learning Report

Training and Certification News



Earn your certification

Earn your Big Data or Advanced Analytics Certification

Get access to big data or advanced analytics e-learning content for $299/month. Packages include all courses to prepare you for certification and access to software for practice sessions.

Learn to program

Learn to Program in 2 Days

Learn by doing in our updated Programming 1 and Programming 2 courses. Now only two days each, you’ll focus more on discovering what SAS programming can do for you in less time away from work. Don’t wait, register now.


Getting Started webinar

SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning on SAS Viya: Getting Started

Join this free webinar, September 28 at 1:00pm ET, and learn about new algorithms, model creation and model comparison. Whether you want to program or point and click, it provides innovative algorithms and fast, in-memory processing.



SAS Business Knowledge Series

Train with the best. Our global network of experts provides courses with new and relevant content to keep you ahead of evolving trends and address all your analytical business needs.  Browse our clickable brochure for complete details.


Memphis training


What do BBQ and SAS have in common?

They are both in Memphis! SAS and FedEx Institute partnered to bring SAS analytics training to the Mid-South region. View class dates.

SAS Book News



Certification prep

SAS Certification Prep Guide: Base Programming for SAS 9, Fifth Edition 

New and experienced SAS users who want to prepare for the SAS Base Programming for SAS 9 exam will find this book to be a valuable resource that covers all of the objectives tested on the exam.  


October Book of the Month: JSL Companion

Save 40% during the month of October. Enter code BOM40OCT at checkout. Expires October 31, 2018. Discount applies to online orders only and cannot be combined with other offers.


Tips and Tricks


DS2 blog

What DS2 can do for the DATA step

DS2 includes the power of the DATA step along with the simplicity of SQL plus some object-oriented modularity. This blog post and video will look at the ways DS2 is changing the data step.


Certification Prep



Managing your SAS Certifications just got a whole lot easier

With the new SAS Certification Manager system, you only need one account and login instead of three to manage all your certification needs. See the FAQs for full details.


Base programming


Base Programmer

In this SAS communities post, a function within PROC FORMAT is used to display a truncated numeric variable, without changing the variable value. As a bonus, it also includes good points about the differences between the INT and FLOOR functions.

Stat analyst


Statistical Business Analyst

This paper from a MWSUG session explores multiple methods to collapse levels of predictor variables when performing logistic regression.


SAS News


Training community


SAS Training Community: an invitation to connect

With the revamped Programming 1 and Programming 2 courses (see above), the SAS Training Community debuted. Students and instructors are having threaded conversations in the Programming 1 and 2 forum. Students hone their skills in the library for Course Case Studies and Challenges


New user community


New SAS User Community

SAS for Dummies author Chris Hemedinger welcomes SAS newbies to their new forum as only he can.

Free SAS Tutorials



SASŪ tutorials

Free tutorials for Academics

Check out our library of free tutorials designed for students, educators and academic researchers. These short how-to videos, created by expert SAS instructors, cover specific tasks that you can learn at your own pace.





Find an upcoming course at a training center near you:



SAS Programming 1: Essentials

26-27 SEP 2018

Text Analytics Using SAS Text Miner

27-28 SEP 2018

SAS Visual Analytics for SAS 9: Fast Track

09-12 OCT 2018

SAS SQL 1: Essentials

15-16 OCT 2018

SAS Macro Language 1: Essentials

22-23 OCT 2018

SAS Macro Language 2: Advanced Techniques

22-23 OCT 2018

SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques

24-25 OCT 2018

Decision Tree Modeling

25-26 OCT 2018

SAS Programming 1: Essentials

31 OCT-01 NOV 2



SAS SQL 1: Essentials

04-05 OCT 2018

Advanced Predictive Modeling Using SAS Enterprise Miner

17-19 OCT 2018

SAS Macro Language 2: Advanced Techniques

22-23 OCT 2018

SAS Programming 3: Advanced Techniques and Efficiencies

29-31 OCT 2018

Live Web Courses (US)

Advanced Predictive Modeling Using SAS Enterprise Miner

26-28 SEP,03-05 OCT 2018

Strategies and Concepts for Data Scientists and Business Analysts

26-28 SEP,03-05 OCT 2018

Probability Surveys 1: Design, Descriptive Statistics, and Analysis

26-28 SEP,03-05 OCT 2018

Programming for SAS Viya

27-28 SEP 2018

SAS SQL 1: Essentials

01-05 OCT 2018

SAS Enterprise Guide 1: Querying and Reporting

01-05 OCT 2018

SAS Real-Time Decision Manager: Creating and Managing Campaigns

01-05 OCT 2018

Bayesian Analyses Using SAS

02-05 OCT 2018

Neural Network Modeling

02-05 OCT 2018

SAS Event Stream Processing

02-05 OCT 2018

Statistics 2: ANOVA and Regression

03-05,10-12 OCT 2018

SAS Marketing Automation: Defining the Data and Structure for Campaigns

03-05 OCT 2018

Building and Solving Optimization Models with SAS/OR

03-05,10-12 OCT 2018

DS2 Programming: Essentials

09-12 OCT 2018

SAS Viya 3.3 Administration: Fundamentals

09-12,15-16 OCT 2018

SAS Office Analytics: Fast Track

09-12,16-19 OCT 2018

Feature Engineering and Data Preparation for Analytics

10-12,17-19 OCT 2018

Programming for SAS Viya

10-11 OCT 2018

Predictive Modeling Using Logistic Regression

11-12 OCT 2018

ODS Graphics: Essentials

11-12,15-18 OCT 2018

Managing the SAS Platform with SAS Environment Manager

11-12 OCT 2018

SAS Programming 3: Advanced Techniques and Efficiencies

11-12,15-18 OCT 2018

SAS Visual Analytics for SAS 9: Administering a Distributed Deployment

15-19 OCT 2018

SAS Visual Analytics for SAS 9: Administering a Non-Distributed Deployment on Windows

15-18 OCT 2018

SAS Platform Administration: Fast Track

15-19,22-24 OCT 2018

SAS Programming 1: Essentials

15-19 OCT 2018

Categorical Data Analysis Using Logistic Regression

16-18 OCT 2018

Taking Your SAS Programming Skills to the Next Level

16 OCT 2018

SAS Grid Manager Administration

17-19,24-26 OCT 2018

Applied Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Miner

17-19,24-26 OCT 2018

Multilevel Modeling of Hierarchical and Longitudinal Data Using SAS

17-19,24-26 OCT 2018

SAS Visual Analytics for SAS 9: Getting Started

22-23 OCT 2018

SAS Macro Language 2: Advanced Techniques

22-23 OCT 2018

SAS Macro Language 1: Essentials

23-26 OCT 2018

SAS Visual Analytics 2 for SAS Viya: Advanced

23-26 OCT 2018

Statistical Analysis with the GLIMMIX Procedure

23-26 OCT 2018

SAS Programming on the Grid

25-26 OCT 2018

SAS Office Analytics: Getting Started

25-26 OCT 2018


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