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Dear Readers,

Are you a student wanting to learn SAS? Or perhaps you or someone on your team is looking for a quick start to using SAS Analytics? Acquiring those basic SAS skills (and possibly a bigger paycheck) just got a lot easier!

To help future users get started, SAS created a series of free video tutorials available on support.sas.com. The videos are recorded by SAS instructors and cover topics in existing courses. Here are some examples of the tutorials available now:

You'll also find them under the SAS Programming Tutorials and SAS Analytics Tutorials YouTube playlists. And if you want to practice what you've learned, you can access SAS OnDemand, cloud-based learning versions of SAS designed for business professionals or academics.

Why free? And why now? According to Larry Stewart, SAS Education Vice President, "These tutorials are part of a broader plan to equip today's students and data analysts with the skills they need to become users of tomorrow's advanced SAS Analytics."

Let us know what you think!

Christina Harvey
Editor, SAS Tech Report
What's New
BI Dashboard Design »
In this free book, SAS Consulting® shares its best practices for building three common dashboard interactions: highlighting data interactively and filtering data both on local systems and remote servers.
Top 5 SAS Talks for 2013 »
The SAS Talks webinar series will continue to expand in 2014, but first let's review the top five SAS Talks from 2013. All are archived and ready for viewing.
Data Mining Competition: Enter Now »
SAS and The Institute for Health and Business Insight invite students and faculty to put their analytical skills to the test for Analytics 2014 in October. There are prizes!
SAS® Global Forum 2014 Scheduler »
Filters and search capabilities in the conference scheduler make it easier to browse for presentations and activities that meet your needs. Watch for upcoming registration discounts and deadlines.
Tips & Techniques
Transposed Variables Not in Order »
Date variables might not appear in chronological order in a data set created with the TRANSPOSE procedure. This SAS Sample shows how to solve the problem with a macro variable.
Tip for Scoring a Regression Model »
Evaluating a regression model on a second set of data is called scoring. When the SCORE statement is not available, you can use this technique.
Reading and Creating ZIP Files »
SAS users often have to deal in large data files (or many smaller files) and that often means compression. Chris Hemedinger recently explained how to work with ZIP files.
Find Character Strings in Data Sets »
This macro searches a directory for SAS data sets containing a specified character string and creates a new data set listing the data set names where the string is found.
Webcasts & Events

What’s New in SAS® Visual Analytics 6.3?
On demand

SAS Global Forum 2014
March 23-26
Washington, DC

Analytics 2014
June 4-5
Frankfurt, Germany

PharmaSUG 2014
June 1-4
San Diego
Scholarship deadline
March 31


WUSS 2014
Sept. 3-5
San Jose, CA
Call for papers
opens Mar. 17
 

SESUG 2014
Oct. 19–21
Myrtle Beach, SC
Call for papers open 
SAS® Users Connecting
Marje Asks »
In the weeks before SAS Global Forum 2014, Conference Chair Marje Fecht will be asking for your input on SAS Users Groups LinkedIn. Please join in and share your thoughts.
SAS Global Forum TweetUp! »
Tricia Aanderud, SAS business intelligence and visual analytics consultant and author of the bi notes blog, invites SAS Global Forum attendees to an informal preconference gathering at #SASGF14 #TweetUp.
Training
Customer Intelligence Course »
Recent trends make it increasingly important that companies understand patterns of customer behavior. Learn how state-of-the-art analytical and data mining techniques can be applied to your business processes.
Credit Risk Modeling in SAS® »
This course uses real-life case studies and exercises to introduce theoretical insights and practical implementation techniques for credit risk models based on Basel II and Basel III guidelines.
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