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Training and Certification News

Data model course

Free!  Learn to manage and use the SAS Customer Intelligence common data model

Learn how to properly manage and maintain the common data model to fully support SAS Marketing Automation and SAS Real-Time Decision Manager campaign activities. This course demystifies the common data model by presenting an in-depth explanation of its structure, use, and customization.

Online Proctored courses

Take your SAS exam from home or office

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could take your next SAS exam from home? Or from your office? Or maybe even a hotel room? Well, now you can. We have partnered with Pearson VUE to offer Online Proctored for all public SAS exams. 

Machine learning course

Supervised Machine Learning Procedures Using SAS Viya in SAS Studio

Join this class which combines data exploration, visualization, data preparation, feature engineering, sampling and partitioning, model training, scoring, and assessment. You’ll get hands-on experience as well as a theoretical foundation. Currently available as a Live Web course. 

Data Science certification

Data Science is hot. Don’t take our word for it, try it for free!

Interested in getting certified in big data or advanced analytics with an eye to becoming a SAS Certified Data Scientist? The SAS Academy for Data Science offers a free 7-day trial. This trial includes the 4-hour course “Getting Started with Data Science”. What are you waiting for? 

Machine learning credential

New SAS credential for machine learning

This new credential is designed for data scientists who create supervised machine learning models using pipelines in SAS Viya. Successful candidates should be familiar with SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning software. Check out the SAS Global Certification website for full details.

Data-driven economy

Succeed in today’s data-driven economy

Learn to visualize big data, how predictive modeling finds hidden nuggets, the importance of experiments in business, and the value gained from unstructured data by attending Strategies and Concepts for Data Scientists and Business Analysts. 2019 classes now available via Live Web, or attend in person in New York or San Francisco.

Self-service data prep

Self-Service Data Prep in SAS Viya

This course provides an overview of the analytic data preparation capabilities of SAS Data Preparation in SAS Viya. The capabilities you’ll learn 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 and operational use.

SAS Book News

Holiday discount

SAS Press holiday discount

Enjoy a holiday gift from SAS Press: Use HOLIDAYS25 on the checkout page to receive 25% off your total bookstore order! Code valid through December 31, 2018. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts.

Book of the Month

December book of the month

Take 40% off all formats of Infographics Powered by SAS®: Data Visualization Techniques for Business Reporting. Valid through December 31, 2018. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts.

Mixed Models

Discover the power of mixed models with SAS

Learn how to get the most out of your research data with SAS for Mixed Models: An Introduction and Basic Applications. Explore the latest capabilities for a variety of applications, featuring the SAS GLIMMIX and MIXED procedures. This comprehensive guide is the perfect resource for help with analyzing research studies from a wide variety of scientific disciplines and business applications. 

Prep guide

Put your skills to the test and get SAS certified

SAS Certification Prep Guide: Statistical Business Analysis Using SAS 9 is the perfect study guide to help you prepare for the SAS Certified Statistical Business Analyst using SAS 9: Regression and Modeling exam. By getting SAS certified you earn recognition for your knowledge, increase your value to your employer, enhance your credibility as a SAS professional, and get a digital badge you can share.  

Tips and Tricks

Matrix blog

Creating a ‘Matrix-like’ movie scroll animation, from a text file

Are you a fan of The Matrix movies? SAS’ own Robert Allison shows you how to create your own scrolling computer code like in the films.


Certification Prep


Advanced Programmer

Are you using PROC FCMP? You should be. Your code will be more modular, readable, maintainable and your productivity will increase while making your life simpler.

Visual Statistics

Visual Modeler

Learn how to grow decision trees within SAS Visual Statistics in this quick 4-minute video. Tips include building simple and complex trees, and changing tree properties.

SAS News


E-Learning and more at SAS Global Forum 2019

Is self-paced learning your preferred way to take in SAS? Great news. Come by the Learning Lab at SAS Global Forum 2019 to learn a task and get a 30-day free trial of our Learning Subscription. Register for the conference now.  

SAS Starter Kit

Need help navigating SAS Support Resources? Here’s your guide

The SAS Starter Kit is the perfect place for SAS newbies to get the information they need. Follow the five essential steps to help you learn the basics, grow your skills and connect with other users from around the world.

SAS Global Fourm

Take your leadership skills to the next level at SAS Global Forum

Interested in volunteering or taking on a leadership role at SAS Global Forum? The committee wants to hear from you! Find out the requirements and how to apply in this blog post.



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