SAS Learning Report

Posted: 2/27/2019



February 27, 2019

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Dear Reader,

Our COO, Oliver Schabenberger, is famous for talking about being a lifelong learner. I wholeheartedly adopt that philosophy, as do many others. And it’s not just SAS employees. Our customers have proven to be lifelong learners, and that’s a good thing because I read a survey recently in Certification Magazine that indicates the SAS Certified Base Programmer credential is a “simmering salary.”

This credential was recently updated to a performance-based test. The SAS Certified Specialist: Base Programming Using SAS 9.4 exam will test your ability to write and execute SAS code. And SAS makes preparing for this hot credential easy. You can save 40% on preparation materials when you purchase the Base Programming Certification Package. There’s also a new Certified Specialist Prep Guide available.

While we’re talking about exams, did you know there’s a new online proctoring program available through Pearson VUE? Online proctored exams allow you to conveniently and easily take an exam in the comfort of your home or office while being monitored by an offsite proctor. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up for an exam now and get started toward your very own simmering salary!

Shelley Sessoms


Thanks for reading,

Shelley Sessoms
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Editor, The Learning Report


Training and Certification News


Analytics skills gap

Get the #1 rated skill and bridge the analytics skills gap

SAS analytics and programming skills are in high demand. Whether you’re looking to enhance your skills or launch a new career in data science, data engineering, biostatistics, or business analytics, this certification will help you succeed. Save 40% on the skills you need, to become a SAS certified base programmer.


Time series modeling

Time Series Modeling Essentials

Learn the fundamentals of modeling time series data. Join us in New York, San Francisco or via Live Web and get the skinny on the applied use of the three main model types used to analyze univariate time series, including ARIMA. You’ll learn the strengths and weaknesses of each model as well as how to diagnose, fit, and interpret them.

SAS training

Unleash opportunity – rent free

Onboard new hires or train your entire group at a SAS training facility. Bring your team for tailored SAS training on-site at one of our SAS training facilities.


Strategic planning


NEW! Strategic Planning and Decision Making: Powered by SAS

Tackle decision-making challenges with basic statistical and analytics techniques. Learn the key tools and tactics of a corporate strategist or strategic planner and get tips to be more data driven and objective in options, pros and cons, recommendations and contingency plans. This course debuts in New York April 11-12, so register today!

SAS Book News



Base Programming prep guide

SAS® Certified Specialist Prep Guide: Base Programming Using SAS® 9.4

This official guide by the SAS Global Certification Program prepares you to take the new SAS 9.4 Base Programming Performance-Based Exam. It is for both new and experienced SAS users, and it covers all the objectives that are tested on the exam.

Book of the month


Book of the Month: Business Survival Analysis Using SAS

Enter promo code BOM40FEB for 40% off this book by Jorge Ribero. Code cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires on Feb. 28, 2019.


February discount


Special February discount from SAS Press

As a heartfelt thanks from SAS Press, enjoy 25% off all e-book purchases from our store for the month of February. Use promo code HEART25 at check-out to take advantage of this great offer. Offer expires at midnight, February 28, 2019 EST.

Data management with SAS


Free SAS e-book from SAS Press

Download Data Management with SAS: Special Collection for free. SAS offers many different data management solutions to handle and protect your data. The papers included in this special collection demonstrates the latest tools and techniques that can benefit your data analysis.


Tips and Tricks


University Edition

Helpful hints and a useful tip for SAS University Edition

SAS Press author Ron Cody shares his take on SAS University Edition, including who can use it and how to make the most of it.


international characters


Using international characters in a SAS graph

SAS blogger Robert Allison shows you how to add Korean characters into a SAS graph using Proc SGplot.

Certification Prep



advanced programmer

Advanced programmer

Follow these tips from a SAS Global Forum paper to ensure that the users of your macros can use them successfully, without the need to call you for support!

machine learning specialist


Machine learning specialist

Watch this 6-minute video to see a SAS instructor demonstrate SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning. The instructor creates analytical pipelines and compares the results from different machine learning algorithms and demonstrates methods to put the models into production.


SAS News


SAS Global Forum savings

Save now for SAS Global Forum 2019

Register before March 4 for SAS Global Forum 2019 and save $300 on the Users Program. This year's theme is Analytics in Action. It's a don't-miss event, filled with lots of opportunities to learn and network with other SAS users and SAS employees. 



Free SAS® Tutorials


Learn Base SAS programming

Learn Base SAS programming

Whether you’re just getting started or want to add new skills, we offer a variety of free tutorials and other training options.




Find an upcoming course at a training center near you:



SAS Programming 3: Advanced Techniques and Efficiencies

03-05 APR 2019

SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques

04-05 APR 2019



SAS Enterprise Guide 1: Querying and Reporting

26-27 MAR 2019

SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques

04-05 APR 2019


Live Web Courses (US)

SAS Programming 3: Advanced Techniques and Efficiencies

27 FEB-01 MAR 2019

SAS Grid Manager Administration

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Text Analytics Using SAS Text Miner

28 FEB-01 MAR 2019

SAS Report Writing 1: Essentials

01,04-08 MAR 2019

SAS SQL 1: Essentials

04-08 MAR 2019

SAS Enterprise Guide 1: Querying and Reporting

04-08 MAR 2019

Survival Data Mining: A Programming Approach

05-08 MAR 2019

JMP Software: Custom Design of Experiments

05-08 MAR 2019

SAS Macro Language 1: Essentials

05-08 MAR 2019

Longitudinal Data Analysis Using Discrete and Continuous Responses

06-08,13-15 MAR 2019

Advanced Predictive Modeling Using SAS Enterprise Miner

06-08,13-15 MAR 2019

SAS Enterprise Guide 2: Advanced Tasks and Querying

07-08 MAR 2019

SAS Viya Administration Essentials

07-08 MAR 2019

SAS Real-Time Decision Manager: Creating and Managing Campaigns

11-15 MAR 2019

SAS Programming 1: Essentials

11-15 MAR 2019

Creating Stored Processes Using SAS 2: Additional Topics

12-15 MAR 2019

DS2 Programming: Essentials

12-15 MAR 2019

SAS Visual Analytics 1 for SAS Viya : Basics

12-15 MAR 2019

Categorical Data Analysis Using Logistic Regression

13-15,20-22 MAR 2019

Managing the SAS Platform with SAS Environment Manager

14-15 MAR 2019

SAS Platform Administration: Metadata Administration

18-22 MAR 2019

Deep Learning Using SAS Software

18 MAR 2019

SAS Visual Analytics for SAS 9: Fast Track

18-22,25-27 MAR 2019

SAS Visual Analytics for SAS 9: Using SAS Visual Data Builder

19-22 MAR 2019

Statistics 2: ANOVA and Regression

20-22,27-29 MAR 2019

Strategies and Concepts for Data Scientists and Business Analysts

20-22,25-27 MAR 2019

Mixed Models Analyses Using SAS

20-22,27-29 MAR 2019

SAS Office Analytics: Fast Track

20-22,25-29 MAR 2019

State Space Modeling Essentials Using the SSM Procedure in SAS/ETS

21-22 MAR 2019

SAS Enterprise Guide for Experienced SAS Programmers

25-26 MAR 2019

SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques

25-29 MAR 2019

JMP Software: Analyzing and Modeling Multidimensional Data

25-28 MAR 2019

Decision Tree Modeling

26-27 MAR 2019

UNIX Essentials

26-27 MAR 2019

Predictive Modeling Using Logistic Regression

26-29 MAR 2019

Applied Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Miner

27-29 MAR,03-05 APR 2019

SAS Visual Analytics for SAS 9: Getting Started

28-29 MAR 2019

Programming for SAS Viya

28-29 MAR 2019


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