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Dear Reader,

I’ve been at SAS for 16 years, in a few different roles. Some of you might remember me from my days in SAS Press as an Acquisitions Editor (I "encouraged" people to write SAS books). Though I’ve moved on from that role, I still have a soft spot in my heart for SAS books.

That’s what I’m here to talk about this month…the good folks in SAS Press are looking for new authors! Share your knowledge and expertise with the world. They are looking for books from introductory to advanced levels. Any idea is welcome, but books on AI and machine learning, cloud computing and CAS, fraud, risk, and visual analytics are in especially high demand.

Think about it, you can end 2018 by submitting a book proposal. Now that’s great way to wrap up a year.

Shelley Sessoms

Thanks for reading,

Shelley Sessoms
Follow me: @SSessoms
Editor, The Learning Report

Training and Certification News

Survival Data Mining

Free Webinar: Introduction to Survival Data Mining  

Learn the latest on building models for time-dependent outcomes derived from customer event histories, accounting for competing risks, and incorporating time-dependent covariates. Questions welcome.

Visual Statistics course

New course teaches high-powered visualization  

This course, SAS Visual Statistics on SAS Viya: Interactive Model Building, gives business analysts an introduction to building models in an interactive, exploratory way. Take the course via Live Web or in the classroom.

Visual Data Mining

SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning on SAS Viya

This new course uses an interactive approach to teach you visualization, model assessment and model deployment. You’ll also be introduced to a variety of machine learning techniques.


Flexible, unlimited e-Learning

A SAS Learning Subscription is the perfect way to get access to SAS training so you can focus on learning. Subscribe today for 12 months of 24/7 access to SAS e-Learning courses and videos.

Electric Load Forecasting

Electric Load Forecasting: Fundamentals and Best Practices

Sharpen your statistical and analytical skills in dealing with real-world load forecasting problems, and improve your ability to design, develop, document, and report sound and defensible load forecasts. For advanced topics, pair this with Electric Load Forecasting: Advanced Topics and Case Studies. The two courses are offered on contiguous days in Charlotte, NC beginning Dec. 12.


Student Series

Make time for the SAS Student Series during Winter break

SAS is launching the SAS Student Series which bundles thousands of dollars’ worth of training and certification materials into an affordable package for university students and recent graduates.


SAS Book News


December Book of the Month

40% off Infographics Powered by SAS®: Data Visualization Techniques for Business Reporting. This book helps you create compelling business infographics with SAS and familiar office productivity tools. Use code BOM40DEC at checkout. Offer expires December 31, 2018.

Infomatics book

Applied Health Analytics and Informatics Using SAS®

This comprehensive textbook includes data analytics and health informatics concepts, along with applied experiential learning exercises and case studies using SAS Enterprise Miner within the health-care industry setting.

Supply Chain

The Cloud-Based Demand-Driven Supply Chain

With the help of this book, you’ll get a clear sense of cloud computing and understand how to communicate the benefits, drawbacks, and options to your clients so they can make the best choices for their unique needs.

JMP Scripting

Jump into JMP® Scripting, Second Edition

This edition teaches beginner scripters how to take advantage of the robust JMP Scripting Language (JSL) using step-by-step instructions and real-world situations. The authors demonstrate how JSL offers the freedom to create scripts from the very simple and specific to the most generic and complex.

Smart Cities

Smart Cities, Smart Future: Showcasing Tomorrow

The authors describe the impact of smart city projects on people in towns, cities and nations around the world. The book includes descriptions of ongoing smart city projects in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Certification Prep

Base Programmer

Base Programmer

Still using the EXCEL or PCFILES LIBNAME engine to read your MS Excel .xlsx files? Check out this blog post from Chris Hemedinger that touts the advantages of the XLSX engine. (Study Hint: You'll find the XLSX engine listed in the Base Programmer exam content guide.)

Visual Business Analyst

Visual Business Analyst

In this 12-minute video, you will learn how to create and enhance Bar Chart, Bubble Plot, and Treemap visualizations in SAS Visual Analytics.

SAS News


SAS Training at SAS Global Forum 2019

Every great conference has amazing learning opportunities. SAS Global Forum 2019 in Dallas next April 28-May 1 is no exception. Register now for the largest gathering of SAS users that includes learning opportunities like SAS Training courses, eLearning, tutorials and SAS certification exams.


Live Web Courses (US)

SAS Enterprise Guide for Experienced SAS Programmers28-30 NOV 2018
SAS SQL 1: Essentials29-30 NOV 2018
SAS Enterprise Guide 1: Querying and Reporting29-30 NOV 2018
Programming for SAS Viya03-04 DEC 2018
SAS Programming 1: Essentials03-07 DEC 2018
SAS SQL 1: Essentials03-07 DEC 2018
SAS Enterprise Guide 1: Querying and Reporting03-07 DEC 2018
State Space Modeling Essentials Using the SSM Procedure in SAS/ETS04-07 DEC 2018
Feature Engineering and Data Preparation for Analytics04-07,10-11 DEC 2018
Bayesian Analyses Using SAS04-07 DEC 2018
Predictive Modeling Using Logistic Regression04-07 DEC 2018
JMP Software: Custom Design of Experiments04-07 DEC 2018
Text Analytics Using SAS Text Miner04-07 DEC 2018
Strategies and Concepts for Data Scientists and Business Analysts05-07,12-14 DEC 2018
Decision Tree Modeling06-07 DEC 2018
SAS Enterprise Guide 2: Advanced Tasks and Querying06-07 DEC 2018
SAS Macro Language 1: Essentials10-11 DEC 2018
Hadoop Data Management with Hive, Pig, and SAS10-14 DEC 2018
Time Series Modeling Essentials10-13 DEC 2018
SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques10-14 DEC 2018
SAS Enterprise Miner Integration with Open Source Languages10 DEC 2018
SAS Platform Administration: Fast Track10-14,17-19 DEC 2018
JMP Software: Statistical Process Control11-14 DEC 2018
Statistical Analysis with the GLIMMIX Procedure11-14 DEC 2018
SAS Programming 3: Advanced Techniques and Efficiencies12-14 DEC 2018
Statistics 2: ANOVA and Regression12-14,18-20 DEC 2018
Forecasting Using SAS Software: A Programming Approach12-14,19-21 DEC 2018
Longitudinal Data Analysis Using Discrete and Continuous Responses12-14,19-21 DEC 2018
Advanced Predictive Modeling Using SAS Enterprise Miner12-14,19-21 DEC 2018
Categorical Data Analysis Using Logistic Regression17-19 DEC 2018
Administering SAS Office Analytics and SAS Enterprise Guide17-20 DEC 2018
Mixed Models Analyses Using SAS18-20 DEC 2018
Applied Clustering Techniques18-21 DEC 2018
Neural Network Modeling18-21 DEC 2018
Survival Data Mining Using SAS Enterprise Miner18-21 DEC 2018


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