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Dear Reader,

Our COO, Oliver Schabenberger, is famous for talking about being a lifelong learner. I wholeheartedly adopt that philosophy, as do many others. And it’s not just SAS employees. Our customers have proven to be lifelong learners, and that’s a good thing because I read a survey recently in Certification Magazine that indicates the SAS Certified Base Programmer credential is a “simmering salary.”

This credential was recently updated to a performance-based test. The SAS Certified Specialist: Base Programming Using SAS 9.4 exam will test your ability to write and execute SAS code. And SAS makes preparing for this hot credential easy. You can save 40% on preparation materials when you purchase the Base Programming Certification Package. There’s also a new Certified Specialist Prep Guide available.

While we’re talking about exams, did you know there’s a new online proctoring program available through Pearson VUE? Online proctored exams allow you to conveniently and easily take an exam in the comfort of your home or office while being monitored by an offsite proctor. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up for an exam now and get started toward your very own simmering salary!

Shelley Sessoms

Thanks for reading,

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

Training and Certification News

Analytics skills gap

Get the #1 rated skill and bridge the analytics skills gap

SAS analytics and programming skills are in high demand. Whether you’re looking to enhance your skills or launch a new career in data science, data engineering, biostatistics, or business analytics, this certification will help you succeed. Save 40% on the skills you need, to become a SAS certified base programmer.

Time series modeling

Time Series Modeling Essentials

Learn the fundamentals of modeling time series data. Join us in New York, San Francisco or via Live Web and get the skinny on the applied use of the three main model types used to analyze univariate time series, including ARIMA. You’ll learn the strengths and weaknesses of each model as well as how to diagnose, fit, and interpret them.

SAS training

Unleash opportunity – rent free

Onboard new hires or train your entire group at a SAS training facility. Bring your team for tailored SAS training on-site at one of our SAS training facilities.

Strategic planning

NEW! Strategic Planning and Decision Making: Powered by SAS

Tackle decision-making challenges with basic statistical and analytics techniques. Learn the key tools and tactics of a corporate strategist or strategic planner and get tips to be more data driven and objective in options, pros and cons, recommendations and contingency plans. This course debuts in New York April 11-12, so register today!

SAS Book News

Base Programming prep guide

SAS® Certified Specialist Prep Guide: Base Programming Using SAS® 9.4

This official guide by the SAS Global Certification Program prepares you to take the new SAS 9.4 Base Programming Performance-Based Exam. It is for both new and experienced SAS users, and it covers all the objectives that are tested on the exam.

Book of the month

Book of the Month: Business Survival Analysis Using SAS

Enter promo code BOM40FEB for 40% off this book by Jorge Ribero. Code cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires on Feb. 28, 2019.

February discount

Special February discount from SAS Press

As a heartfelt thanks from SAS Press, enjoy 25% off all e-book purchases from our store for the month of February. Use promo code HEART25 at check-out to take advantage of this great offer. Offer expires at midnight, February 28, 2019 EST.

Data management with SAS

Free SAS e-book from SAS Press

Download Data Management with SAS: Special Collection for free. SAS offers many different data management solutions to handle and protect your data. The papers included in this special collection demonstrates the latest tools and techniques that can benefit your data analysis.

Tips and Tricks

University Edition

Helpful hints and a useful tip for SAS University Edition

SAS Press author Ron Cody shares his take on SAS University Edition, including who can use it and how to make the most of it.

international characters

Using international characters in a SAS graph

SAS blogger Robert Allison shows you how to add Korean characters into a SAS graph using Proc SGplot.

Certification Prep

advanced programmer

Advanced programmer

Follow these tips from a SAS Global Forum paper to ensure that the users of your macros can use them successfully, without the need to call you for support!

machine learning specialist

Machine learning specialist

Watch this 6-minute video to see a SAS instructor demonstrate SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning. The instructor creates analytical pipelines and compares the results from different machine learning algorithms and demonstrates methods to put the models into production.

SAS News

SAS Global Forum savings

Save now for SAS Global Forum 2019

Register before March 4 for SAS Global Forum 2019 and save $300 on the Users Program. This year's theme is Analytics in Action. It's a don't-miss event, filled with lots of opportunities to learn and network with other SAS users and SAS employees. 


Free SAS® Tutorials

Learn Base SAS programming

Learn Base SAS programming

Whether you’re just getting started or want to add new skills, we offer a variety of free tutorials and other training options.


Live Web Courses (US)

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
SAS Report Writing 1: Essentials01,04-08 MAR 2019
SAS SQL 1: Essentials04-08 MAR 2019
SAS Enterprise Guide 1: Querying and Reporting04-08 MAR 2019
Survival Data Mining: A Programming Approach05-08 MAR 2019
JMP Software: Custom Design of Experiments05-08 MAR 2019
SAS Macro Language 1: Essentials05-08 MAR 2019
Longitudinal Data Analysis Using Discrete and Continuous Responses06-08,13-15 MAR 2019
Advanced Predictive Modeling Using SAS Enterprise Miner06-08,13-15 MAR 2019
SAS Enterprise Guide 2: Advanced Tasks and Querying07-08 MAR 2019
SAS Viya Administration Essentials07-08 MAR 2019
SAS Real-Time Decision Manager: Creating and Managing Campaigns11-15 MAR 2019
SAS Programming 1: Essentials11-15 MAR 2019
Creating Stored Processes Using SAS 2: Additional Topics12-15 MAR 2019
DS2 Programming: Essentials12-15 MAR 2019
SAS Visual Analytics 1 for SAS Viya : Basics12-15 MAR 2019
Categorical Data Analysis Using Logistic Regression13-15,20-22 MAR 2019
Managing the SAS Platform with SAS Environment Manager14-15 MAR 2019
SAS Platform Administration: Metadata Administration18-22 MAR 2019
Deep Learning Using SAS Software18 MAR 2019
SAS Visual Analytics for SAS 9: Fast Track18-22,25-27 MAR 2019
SAS Visual Analytics for SAS 9: Using SAS Visual Data Builder19-22 MAR 2019
Statistics 2: ANOVA and Regression20-22,27-29 MAR 2019
Strategies and Concepts for Data Scientists and Business Analysts20-22,25-27 MAR 2019
Mixed Models Analyses Using SAS20-22,27-29 MAR 2019
SAS Office Analytics: Fast Track20-22,25-29 MAR 2019
State Space Modeling Essentials Using the SSM Procedure in SAS/ETS21-22 MAR 2019
SAS Enterprise Guide for Experienced SAS Programmers25-26 MAR 2019
SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques25-29 MAR 2019
JMP Software: Analyzing and Modeling Multidimensional Data25-28 MAR 2019
Decision Tree Modeling26-27 MAR 2019
UNIX Essentials26-27 MAR 2019
Predictive Modeling Using Logistic Regression26-29 MAR 2019
Applied Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Miner27-29 MAR,03-05 APR 2019
SAS Visual Analytics for SAS 9: Getting Started28-29 MAR 2019
Programming for SAS Viya28-29 MAR 2019


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