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SAS Learning Report
November 2019

Dear Reader,

Most customers we chat with tell us they’re having trouble finding and retaining analytics talent. The SAS global education teams are designed to help SAS customers develop and recruit the talent they need.

We recently worked with a major global bank that had 40% staff turnover on its credit risk modeling team. We helped them build a program at a nearby university, develop an internal mentoring program with clear career paths, and launch an internal data science academy. They reduced turnover to 15% and now have preferential access to new grads.

Let us help if your company is asking, “How do we identify and onboard the analytics talent we need? How do we get our existing team up to speed when dealing with different skill levels, diverse personalities and maybe even an outdated infrastructure?”

We’ll work with you to identify skills gaps and:

·       Build talent pipelines with our worldwide network of top universities, and onboard new hires.

·       Build career ladders for existing employees with private training and mentoring sessions.

·       Create a customized digital learning portal for your team.

·       Monitor employee progress with easy-to-use reporting.

Let us partner with you to develop and execute your analytics talent plan and pave the way to your machine learning transformation.

Stacie Miller, Guest Editor
Senior Product Marketing Manager
SAS Education


Training and Certification News

New Programming Fundamentals Credential

New Programming Fundamentals Credential

Start your SAS programming journey with the latest credential from SAS Global Certification.  The SAS Certified Associate: Programming Fundamentals Using SAS 9.4 credential is designed for candidates who have completed some training but have limited hands-on experience. A great fit for students, it provides an opportunity to test the knowledge gained in your SAS training classes and demonstrate that you understand the fundamentals of SAS programming. 


Bring the power of analytics to the classroom for free

Bring the power of analytics to the classroom for free

SAS invites educators to attend upcoming winter workshops that provide all the resources needed to teach an undergraduate or graduate-level SAS class. Attendees receive expert instruction: course and teaching materials for self-study or use in the classroom, including Microsoft PowerPoint slides, course notes and data sets, and opportunities to connect with other educators in a relaxed environment. Workshops are offered at no charge.


Early registration = more learning options

Early registration = more learning options

Taking advantage of early bird pricing on SAS Global Forum? Then plan to add pre- and post-conference training at conference-discounted rates. And industry-coveted certification exams are only $99 for attendees, and $25 for students. Register while there’s still space.


Free webinar today: Teaching Data Science with SAS® University Edition and JupyterLab

Free webinar today: Teaching Data Science with SAS® University Edition and JupyterLab 

A sponsorship with CAUSE, Brian Gaines of SAS will share the benefits of SAS University Edition that includes the popular JupyterLab interface. You can use this open-source interface to generate dynamic notebooks that easily incorporate SAS code and results into documents such as course materials and analytical reports. Join us today, Nov 26, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. ET (30-minutes).


SAS Book News

December Book of the Month: SAS® Programmer's PROC REPORT Handbook: Basic to Advanced Reporting Techniques

December Book of the Month: SAS® Programmer's PROC REPORT Handbook: Basic to Advanced Reporting Techniques

This book is intended for programmers of all skill levels. Learn how to link multiple reports, add graphics and logos, and manipulate table of contents values to help refine your programs. From beginner to advanced, the examples in this book will help you harness all the power and capability of PROC REPORT. Get 40% off using code BOM40DEC. This code will expire December 31, 2019.


Our HOLIDAYS25 Sale is Back!

Our HOLIDAYS25 Sale is Back!

SAS Press is offering 25% off everything in our bookstore for the month of December! Use promo code HOLIDAYS25 at checkout when placing your order. Offer begins Sunday, December 1, 2019 and expires midnight Tuesday, December 31, 2019 (US).


Tips and Tricks

Making your code more readable

Making your code more readable

Follow along as best-selling SAS Press author Ron Cody shares some of his programming tips and standards.


Append tables in SAS Viya with REST APIs

Append tables in SAS Viya with REST APIs

Let Joe Furbee show you how to use SAS REST APIs to append a table containing historic Halloween costume data with 2019’s most popular costumes (and it may give you some ideas for next year).


Certification Prep

Programming Associate

Programming Associate

This straight-to-the-point example of PROC IMPORT from SAS documentation shows you the syntax need to quickly import a comma delimited file into SAS.


Advanced Programming Professional

Advanced Programming Professional

This one-hour on-demand webinar dives into the two performance-based programming exams from SAS Global Certification. See a demo of the Advanced Programming Professional exam and hear a lively Q&A session at the end of the webinar.


SAS News

New SAS software support policy

New SAS software support policy

A new support policy makes it easier to understand product/release lifecycles and to plan your product upgrades.  See a preview of the changes on the SAS Support site. Changes take effect on January 1, 2020.


Register now for SAS Global Forum 2020 and save!

Register now for SAS Global Forum 2020 and save!

What you do every day with data impacts people, communities and our planet. And when powerful analytics are applied to data – it gives way to confident decision making. SAS provides you with powerful analytics – you deliver the real results. Register for SAS Global Forum to learn, explore and discover with SAS professionals and analytics enthusiasts who are delivering the real results. Save up to $600 off registration fees by Jan. 29, 2020.


Free SAS® Tutorials

SAS tutorial: SAS date functions FAQs

SAS tutorial: SAS date functions FAQs

In this SAS How To Tutorial, Davetta Dunlap reviews commonly asked questions around SAS date functions. Need to understand the fundamentals of SAS date, time or datetime values? Have data stored as a character form and need to convert that data to SAS values for use? Davetta explores all this and more in this informative video.



Live Web Courses (US)

SAS Visual Analytics 1 for SAS 9: Basics02-05 DEC 2019
Managing the SAS Platform with SAS Environment Manager02-03 DEC 2019
DS2 Programming: Essentials03-06 DEC 2019
Administering SAS Intelligence and Investigation Management03-04 DEC 2019
Getting Started with the Platform for SAS Business Analytics03-06 DEC 2019
Applied Clustering Techniques03-06 DEC 2019
SAS Programming 1: Essentials04-06 DEC 2019
Longitudinal Data Analysis Using Discrete and Continuous Responses04-06,11-13 DEC 2019
Decision Tree Modeling05-06 DEC 2019
SAS Programming on the Grid05-06 DEC 2019
Exploring SAS Studio for SAS Programmers06 DEC 2019
DataFlux Data Management Studio: Understanding the Quality Knowledge Base09-10 DEC 2019
JMP Software: Designing and Building a Complete JMP Script09-10 DEC 2019
Data Cleaning Techniques09-12 DEC 2019
SAS Grid Manager Administration09-12 DEC 2019
Using SAS Intelligence and Investigation Management09-13 DEC 2019
SAS Platform Administration: Fast Track09-13,16-18 DEC 2019
Hadoop Data Management with Hive, Pig, and SAS09-12 DEC 2019
Introduction to SAS and Hadoop10-13 DEC 2019
Machine Learning Using SAS Viya10-13 DEC 2019
DataFlux Data Management Studio: Creating a New Data Type in the Quality Knowledge Base11 DEC 2019
SAS Viya Administration Essentials11-12 DEC 2019
SAS Report Writing 1: Essentials11-13 DEC 2019
Advanced Predictive Modeling Using SAS Enterprise Miner11-13,18-20 DEC 2019
Mixed Models Analyses Using SAS11-13,18-20 DEC 2019
Deep Learning Using SAS Software12-13 DEC 2019
SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques16-20 DEC 2019
SAS Visual Analytics 2 for SAS 9: Advanced16-19 DEC 2019
SAS SQL 1: Essentials16-20 DEC 2019
SAS Programming 1: Essentials16-20 DEC 2019
Predictive Modeling Using Logistic Regression17-18 DEC 2019
JMP Software: Statistical Decisions Using ANOVA and Regression17-20 DEC 2019
SAS Visual Analytics for SAS 9: Getting Started17-18 DEC 2019
Time Series Modeling Essentials17-20 DEC 2019
Statistics 1: Introduction to ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression18-20 DEC 2019
SAS Macro Language 1: Essentials19-20 DEC 2019


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