SAS Learning Report

Posted: 6/13/2018

   

 

 

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May 2018
SAS® Learning Report

Dear Reader,

Everyone has a unique learning style. Some are visual learners; others best tackle a new concept by jumping right in and doing. Then there are interpersonal and intrapersonal learners. Interpersonal learners like working with other people and learn best in groups. Intrapersonal learners prefer to work alone with self-study materials to master a new concept. (There may be a third for people like me who talk a lot; I'll have to do a search on the term "extrapersonal.")

At SAS we recognize these differences and offer a number of different training formats and learning resources to suit any learning style. If you’re looking to expand your SAS® skills or get SAS certified, we offer courses, e-learning, on-site training, mentoring, books and more to help you reach your goals.

Our classroom training is taught by certified instructors at state-of-the-art facilities around the world. You’ll learn with a SAS expert by your side and a room full of classmates. We’ll even come to your location if you need to train a group. 

Our Live Web classes provide the benefits of the classroom experience, but right from your desktop. You’ll interact with instructors and classmates in real time and access the latest software via a virtual lab. (Learn more about Live Web classes or view course dates in EMEA or the US.)

If you prefer self-study, SAS offers a full curriculum of e-learning options. You’ll find free e-learning courses in areas like SAS programming, statistics, SAS administration and SAS® Viya® to get you started, and then a robust curriculum of intermediate and advanced classes to take your skills to the next level.

And for those of you who learn best from books, SAS offers a full menu of SAS titles through the SAS bookstore. And SAS users around the world can now purchase e-books directly from the site. Just select your country from the pull-down menu in the upper right task bar of the SAS Store window, add your books, complete a profile and proceed to the checkout page. Then enter credit card information and submit the order.

Best of all, you can take advantage of a 35% discount on SAS books through June 30, 2018! Just enter promotion code SLR35 on the checkout page to receive your discount.

Whatever your learning style, we’ve got you covered.

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Thanks for reading,

Larry LaRusso
Follow me: @lalaru102
Editor, SAS Learning Report

 

Training, Certification and Book News

 

Prepare your data on SAS® Viya®

Prepare your data on SAS® Viya®

Learn how to utilize the capabilities of SAS Data Preparation on SAS Viya. This course provides an overview of these capabilities, which include bringing data in from a variety of sources, preparing and cleansing the data to be fit for purpose, analyzing data for better understanding and governance, and sharing the data with others to promote collaboration.

 

Try the SAS® Learning Subscription for free

Try the SAS® Learning Subscription for free

Get unlimited access to our extensive library of SAS e-learning courses and video tutorials. Start your free 30-day trial today to get a glimpse of what unlimited learning and training looks like!

Big data, data mining and machine learning

Big data, data mining and machine learning

Explore the concepts of analytical computing and various data mining concepts, including predictive modeling, deep learning and open source integration. This course introduces a wide array of topics, including the key elements of modern computing environments, an introduction to data mining algorithms, segmentation, data mining methodology, recommendation engines, text mining and more. Offered July 24-25 in Arlington, VA.

 

Administrative health care data and SAS®

Administrative health care data and SAS®

This course acquaints you with the providers, payers and users of the US health care system, and explores the business side of medical claims data and its value. Don’t miss the optional one-day workshop following the course. Both are offered this summer in Austin, TX, Chicago and Minneapolis.

SAS® Academy for Clinical Programming

SAS® Academy for Clinical Programming

This training program from SAS and Epoch Research Institute prepares you to work as a SAS® Certified Clinical Trials Programmer. The combination of coursework and hands-on learning helps you build a foundation of clinical research theory and data analysis skills – which can open doors to new opportunities.

 

Chantal Achterberg, Olympic medalist turned SAS® Certified Data Scientist

 

Chantal Achterberg, Olympic medalist turned SAS® Certified Data Scientist

Chantal Achterberg is a two-time Olympic Medalist and a SAS Certified Data Scientist. Get inspired with this short look at Chantal's path from Olympian to student at the SAS Academy for Data Science to her dream job. Learn more about the SAS Academy for Data Science.

SAS Book News

 

 

Getting started with SAS

Getting started with SAS®

Find just the right books you need to begin learning SAS – or to enhance your existing SAS skills. Our titles include foundational books on SAS programming, SAS University Edition, SAS® Enterprise Guide®, SAS Viya and many others.

SAS® certification books

SAS® certification books

Prepare for SAS certification with our SAS certification prep guides. We have prep guides for our most popular certifications, including Base Programming for SAS®9 and Advanced Programming for SAS®9. Both are in their fourth edition and excellent resources for aspiring test takers.

 

Upcoming titles

Check out our upcoming titles

Several books are planned for third quarter 2018. Check out our upcoming titles and sign up for new book announcements and exclusive discount offers.

Tips and Tricks

 

 

Top 10 tips for SAS® Enterprise Miner™

 

Top 10 tips for SAS® Enterprise Miner™

At SAS Global Forum 2018, Principal Systems Engineer Melodie Rush spoke about her experience with SAS Enterprise Miner and compiled a list of hints that she believes will help users of all levels. This article previews her full presentation: Top 10 Tips for SAS Enterprise Miner Based on 20 Years’ Experience.

Custom style templates: Start small

 

Custom style templates: Start small

SAS author Jane Eslinger shows you tips for working with PROC TEMPLATE when diving into the Output Delivery System (ODS) world. Learn how to create a custom style template to get the stylized output you want.

 

Certification Prep

 

Base Programmer

Base Programmer

This presentation from Prowerk Consulting's Marje Fecht at SAS Global Forum 2018 will help you find the right date, and then generalize the coding to avoid manual input, repetitive and messy coding, and frustration. Lots of good SAS Date functions here!

 

Data Quality Steward

Data Quality Steward

This paper from SAS' Brian Rineer describes the QKB and provides examples of the data quality operations it supports. Learn how to both deploy a QKB at your site and how to customize your QKB for use with the unique data in your enterprise.

SAS News

 

 

Register now: Analytics Experience 2018, Sept. 17-19, San Diego

 

Register now: Analytics Experience 2018, Sept. 17-19, San Diego

At Analytics Experience 2018, you’ll learn the latest skills and emerging technologies that will help you discover new possibilities – whether you’re a data scientist, business user or executive. Registration is now open. Learn more.

Free SAS® Tutorials

 

 

SAS® tutorials

SAS® tutorials

This tutorial video shows you how to perform basic programming tasks using the programming environment in SAS® Enterprise Guide®. It also introduces you to the point-and-click features available for performing data-driven tasks using SAS Enterprise Guide. Need more? Visit the SAS tutorial library to watch even more videos to help you learn SAS.

 

 

NEED SAS TRAINING?

 

Find an upcoming course at a training center near you:

Minneapolis

SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques 06-08 JUN 2018

SAS Macro Language 1: Essentials 19-20 JUN 2018

SAS Platform Administration: Fast Track 26-29 JUN 2018

 

Chicago

SAS Macro Language 1: Essentials 04-05 JUN 2018

Strategies and Concepts for Data Scientists and Business Analysts 06-08 JUN 2018

SAS Enterprise Guide 2: Advanced Tasks and Querying 13-14 JUN 2018

SAS Programming 1: Essentials 13-15 JUN 2018

Fraud Detection Using Descriptive, Predictive, and Social Network Analytics 18-19 JUN 2018

Advanced Analytics in a Big Data World 20-22 JUN 2018

SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques 11-13 JUL 2018

Live Web Courses (US)

SAS Programming 1: Essentials 01,04-08 JUN 2018

SAS Certification Review: Base Programming for SAS 9 04-05 JUN 2018

SAS Enterprise Guide 1: Querying and Reporting 04-08 JUN 2018

Text Analytics Using SAS Text Miner 05-08 JUN 2018

Creating Stored Processes Using SAS 2: Additional Topics 05-08 JUN 2018

Managing the SAS Platform with SAS Environment Manager 05-06 JUN 2018

SAS Programming 1: Essentials 06-08 JUN 2018

SAS Programming on the Grid 07-08 JUN 2018

JMP Software: Measurement System Analysis 07-08 JUN 2018

SAS SQL 1: Essentials 11-15 JUN 2018

SAS Platform Administration: Fast Track 11-15,18-20 JUN 2018

Survival Analysis Using the Proportional Hazards Model 12-15 JUN 2018

SAS Macro Language 1: Essentials 14-15 JUN 2018

Exploring SAS Studio for SAS Programmers 15 JUN 2018

SAS SQL Methods and More 18 JUN 2018

JMP Software: Introduction to the JMP Scripting Language 18-22 JUN 2018

SAS Visual Statistics on SAS Viya: Interactive Model Building 18-21 JUN 2018

SAS Visual Analytics for SAS 9: Fast Track 18-22,25-27 JUN 2018

Administering SAS Office Analytics and SAS Enterprise Guide 19-22 JUN 2018

Applied Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Miner 20-22,27-29 JUN 2018

SAS Visual Analytics for SAS 9: Getting Started 21-22 JUN 2018

DS2 Programming: Essentials 21-22 JUN 2018

SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques 22,25-29 JUN 2018

SAS Report Writing 1: Essentials 22,25-29 JUN 2018

SAS Visual Analytics 2 for SAS Viya: Advanced 25-28 JUN 2018

Predictive Modeling Using Logistic Regression 26-29 JUN 2018

Advanced Predictive Modeling Using SAS Enterprise Miner 26-28 JUN 2018

SAS Macro Language 1: Essentials 26-29 JUN 2018

JMP Software: Analyzing and Modeling Multidimensional Data 26-29 JUN 2018

Statistics 1: Introduction to ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression 27-29 JUN 2018

SAS Enterprise Guide for Experienced SAS Programmers 27-29 JUN 2018

Bayesian Analyses Using SAS 28-29 JUN 2018

JMP Software: A Case Study Approach to Data Exploration 28-29 JUN 2018

SAS Visual Analytics for SAS 9: Administering a Distributed Deployment 09-13 JUL 2018

SAS Visual Analytics for SAS 9: Fast Track 09-13,16-18 JUL 2018

SAS Enterprise Guide 1: Querying and Reporting 09-13 JUL 2018

DS2 Programming: Essentials 10-13 JUL 2018

SAS Programming 1: Essentials 10-13,16-17 JUL 2018

Multilevel Modeling of Hierarchical and Longitudinal Data Using SAS 10-12,17-19 JUL 2018

SAS Report Writing 1: Essentials 11-13 JUL 2018

SAS Grid Manager Administration 11-13,18-20 JUL 2018

Creating Stored Processes Using SAS 1: Essentials 11-13 JUL 2018

Multivariate Statistics for Understanding Complex Data 11-13,18-20 JUL 2018

Statistics 2: ANOVA and Regression 11-13,18-20 JUL 2018

 

 

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