Welcome to #SASUEChallenge

Participate in the SAS University Edition 5 Day Challenge.
Use SAS University Edition, a free to download fully functional SAS appliance
to solve the daily challenges to win prizes.

During the 5 day challenge, questions will be provided on each day, to help you take your first data scientist steps by practicing your data analyst skills.

Don’t worry it’s not rocket science - with the power of SAS® University Edition. And the detailed guide for each challenge, providing you the questions to analyse data and provide your answers by using SAS® University Edition. All students are welcome!

Follow us on Facebook and visit our page daily from Monday 22nd July, to discover the latest question and submit your answer.
You could win 1 of 5 daily prizes of $100 EFTPOS cards, and 1 major prize consisting of 1 x $500 EFTPOS card.

Terms and conditions apply

Follow these 5 simple steps to take part

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Bookmark this page AND follow us on FB @SASAustNZ to discover the daily challenge instructions.

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Analyse and have fun.

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Submit your daily answers.

Day 1 Challenge

You’ve just concluded a series of successful interviews for a data scientist role at your dream job: A tech-startup that designs bespoke music playlists for businesses and individuals using freely available music data from Spotify.

As one final test of your suitability for the role, the company has asked you to spend one week helping them out with some tasks.

You read an article last week about SAS University Edition and believe it would be the perfect tool to get the job done. You’d be correct in that belief.

What are you waiting for? Let’s get to work! 

Download today's detailed guide

Summary of Skills Demonstrated

  • Filtering data
  • Summary Statistics

Stay up to date

The following challenge will be released on our Facebook daily.

Submission details

Submissions close Monday, 30th July 2019, 12:00pm.

Technical Questions & Tips

Visit our SAS Analytics U community site to get more information and hints for every daily task.


Contact ANZ Academic Team: academic@oz.sas.com

Do you need assistance downloading SAS University Edition? You can find answers to our most commonly asked questions in our FAQ.

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