After a busy start of the new year, with lots of best wishes to all of you, I would like to take 10 minutes of your time, to share the latest academic news with you. Within this edition you can find information on SAS certification, use of R inside SAS, the upcoming maintenance release, the easy display of graphical results, the upcoming SAS events, new publications and indispensible for students : the new e-learning modules.
SAS Certification - A World of Opportunity!
Certification Magazine’s 2009 salary survey revealed a 9% increase in average salaries compared to 2008. They conclude that “IT has been widely recognized as a growth industry – even in this climate.” They also discovered that, “a full 96% of respondents from the top five countries with the highest salaries said they were certified.”
By the close of 2009, a total of 26,296 SAS credentials had been awarded. The graph below shows the global dispersion of SAS credential holders.
Congratulations to our latest SAS Certified credential holders!
Are you not yet part of them, join then one of the SAS Certification exams. The next upcoming exams are February 23 in Gent and March 26 in Tervuren.
More information on SAS Certification on SAS Certification – A World of Opportunity!
Summer of SAS
The successful program in which 30 young potentials are trained during 1 month to become a SAS expert in data warehousing, analytics or business intelligence will again take place in August. Submissions are open on www.summer-of-sas.be. You will receive soon more material to promote this training amongst your students.
Using R inside SAS
Complete documentation for the R language interface available in SAS/IML Studio 3.2 is available for downloading.
9.2 Maintenance Release 1 – 2 or 3?
In fall 2009, the second maintenance for SAS 9.2 was released to users. While primarily a vehicle for fixes, this release also provides production versions of the following SAS/STAT procedures, which were released as experimental in the original 9.2 release: MCMC, SEQTEST and SEQDESIGN. The documentation for these procedures has also been updated, and it can be obtained from the SAS/STAT documentation product page. Maintenance release 3 is planned for May 2010.
Attractive graphics in SAS/STAT ?
In the series of SAS technical presentations, you can attend now the On-Demand Webinar “Getting Started with ODS Statistical Graphics in SAS® 9.2” It will give you the essentials you need to begin using ODS Graphics in SAS 9.2. More in particular, you will discover how to
9.2 New E-learning material available
Under the roof of the campus license, all academic staff and students can take advantage of the latest e-learning techniques. The material will be shipped to you, and it strongly recommended to install it on a webserver so that all people who want to get started with SAS, improve their competencies or prepare for the SAS Certification exam can take benefit from it.
Via the SAS Deskcopy program, you can order yearly 2 publications for free on http://support.sas.com/publishing/survey/evalcopy_07.html. Use this to discover the latest SAS publications.
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