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Dear Reader,

The start of 2019 means we turn our attention to SAS Global Forum. Actually, there’s a whole team of SAS folks who never really turn their attention away from it. Planning for the conference is a constant job for a few key folks.

But here in my world I really start planning my conference time, whether it’s supporting it from here at the office or in person, now. I was excited to read a recent Q&A blog post with conference chair, MaryAnne DePesquo. In it, she outlines three things she wants SAS users to know about this year’s event.

I want people to know SAS Global Forum is something that energizes me every time I attend it. The people, the sessions, the networking, the connecting with old friends…it is truly an exciting event. Have you registered yet? If not, go do it now. You can thank me later.

Shelley Sessoms

Thanks for reading,

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

Training and Certification News

Have you been badged?

Have you been badged?

Complete a course and earn a digital badge. SAS Learn badges validate your training and allow you to share your accomplishments in email signatures, digital resumes and social media. Learn more.

Time series modeling essentials

Time Series Modeling Essentials

Augment your proficiency in time series modeling and prepare for certification in Experimentation and Optimization, Text Analytics and Time Series. We’ll focus on the applied use of the three main model types used in analyzing univariate time series, and you’ll learn to identify the relative strengths and weaknesses of these models. Join us in Arlington, VA in February. Live web sessions also available.

Deep learning using SAS software

Deep Learning Using SAS® Software

Learn the essential components of deep learning with a hands-on approach that includes learning to build and apply models. You’ll leave knowing how to build deep feedforward, convolutional and recurrent networks. Machine learners and all that are interested in deep learning are invited to join us via Live web or in the classroom.  

Get SAS certified and earn more

Get SAS Certified and earn more

Certification Magazine has released its annual Salary Survey 75 list, and the SAS Certified Base Programmer credential made a strong showing. Individuals surveyed indicated an 8.5% salary increase associated with the “hot” credential since just a year ago. Learn more about all the value that you can realize from holding one of SAS’ most popular credentials.

SAS Book News

Book of the month

February Book of the Month

Get 40% off on this month’s Book of the Month: Business Survival Analysis Using SAS®: An Introduction to Lifetime Probabilities. Enter code BOM40FEB at checkout. Discount valid through Feb. 28.

Tips and Tricks

Five programming language features you should be using

Five SAS programming language features you should be using

On his blog The SAS Dummy, Chris Hemedinger discusses new features that allow you to simplify your code, make it run faster, and erase some of the technical debt you may have been carrying around due to previous workarounds or limitations. Plus, there’s a warm farewell to long-time SAS employee Rick Langston.

Making graphs even better with ODS Graphics

Making graphs even better with ODS Graphics

Over the past several releases, SAS has added more options and procedures for ODS Graphics. This blog shows a few samples of graphs and explains how you can use new functionality to make the old graphs look new again.

Four more tips about hash tables

Four more tips about hash tables

Authors Don Henderson and Paul Dorfman share some interesting articles about hash tables to support their recently published book, Data Management Solutions Using SAS Hash Table Operations: A Business Intelligence Case Study.

Certification Prep

Base programming specialist

Base programming specialist

Think you know how to merge? This Art Carpenter paper from SAS Global Forum 2014 may open your eyes to techniques you haven't yet considered.

Predictive modeler

Predictive Modeler

Learn about boosting, bagging and model averaging ensemble models in this SAS Global Forum 2014 paper from a host of SAS Enterprise Miner experts.

SAS News

Recognizing SAS Support Communities stars

Recognizing SAS Support Community stars

Do you use SAS Support Communities? Have you been helped by a Super User or PROC Star? Ever wondered how we select these folks? Here’s your chance to find out more about these programs and how we select the members.

Training opportunities galore at SAS Global Forum

Training opportunities galore at SAS Global Forum

With dozens of training courses, certification exams and free e-learning courses, SAS Global Forum is a must-attend event in Dallas this April.

Free SAS® Tutorials

SASĀ® tutorials

SAS® tutorials

Watch nearly 400 free tutorial videos to help you get started with the basics or expand your existing SAS knowledge. Topics include SAS programming, analytics, data management, business intelligence, SAS® Viya® and more.


Live Web Courses (US)

Exporting SAS Data Sets and Creating ODS Files for Microsoft Excel31 JAN-01 FEB 2019
SAS Enterprise Guide 1: Querying and Reporting04-08 FEB 2019
SAS Platform Administration: Fast Track04-08,11-13 FEB 2019
SAS Programming 1: Essentials04-08 FEB 2019
Survival Analysis Using the Proportional Hazards Model05-08 FEB 2019
SAS Marketing Optimization: Maximizing Campaign Efficiency05-08 FEB 2019
SAS Macro Language 2: Advanced Techniques05-08 FEB 2019
SAS Macro Language 1: Essentials07-08 FEB 2019
SAS SQL 1: Essentials11-12 FEB 2019
SAS Visual Statistics in SAS Viya : Interactive Model Building11-14 FEB 2019
SAS Visual Analytics for SAS 9: Administering a Distributed Deployment11-15 FEB 2019
SAS Visual Analytics 1 for SAS Viya : Basics12-15 FEB 2019
DS2 Programming: Essentials12-13 FEB 2019
Applied Clustering Techniques12-15 FEB 2019
State Space Modeling Essentials Using the SSM Procedure in SAS/ETS12-15 FEB 2019
Processing Database and PC File Data with SAS/ACCESS Software12-15 FEB 2019
Mass-Scale Predictive Modeling Using SAS Factory Miner13-15 FEB 2019
Time Series Modeling Essentials14-15 FEB 2019
SAS Visual Analytics for SAS 9: Fast Track19-22,25-28 FEB 2019
Forecasting Using SAS Forecast Server Software19-22 FEB 2019
SAS Visual Analytics 2 for SAS Viya : Advanced19-22 FEB 2019
Forecasting Using SAS Software: A Programming Approach20-22 FEB 2019
Applied Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Miner20-22,27 FEB-01 MAR 2019
Statistics 1: Introduction to ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression20-22,27 FEB-01 MAR 2019
Deep Learning Using SAS Software22 FEB 2019
SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques25-26 FEB 2019
Introduction to SAS/ACCESS Interface to Teradata25 FEB 2019
Introduction to SAS and Hadoop26 FEB-01 MAR 2019
Forecasting Using Model Studio in SAS Viya 3.426 FEB-01 MAR 2019
SAS Programming 3: Advanced Techniques and Efficiencies27 FEB-01 MAR 2019
SAS Grid Manager Administration27 FEB-01 MAR,04-06 MAR 2019
Text Analytics Using SAS Text Miner28 FEB-01 MAR 2019


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