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5 Steps to Your First Analytics Project Using SAS

Featured SAS Tutorial: 5 Steps to Your First Analytics Project. This 25-minute tutorial is a great way to get started with your first analytics project. James Harroun walks you through the process using point-and-click tasks in SAS Studio within SAS OnDemand for Academics. He shows you how to access the data, make sure it’s quality, assess some summary statistics, and visualize it.

Dear Readers,

I recently decided I want to learn to knit. I’ve ordered the materials and watched some videos. I’ll start small this weekend and see how I do. If all goes well, my mom will receive a knitted potholder this holiday season (shhh, don’t tell her).

If you’re a lifelong learner like me, you’ll be thrilled to know that the SAS training course schedule continues to expand. See what classes are coming up and learn how we’ll keep you safe during in-person training. And don’t worry, Live Web is still going strong. We look forward to learning with you!

Happy reading!

Shelley Sessoms
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Editor, The Learning Report


Training and Certification News

Live Webinar: What Do I Need to Know About Kubernetes for Administering SAS Viya?

Join us for free during office hours

Do you still have questions after taking Programming 1 or 2? Join our free office hour sessions led by an expert so you can get answers to the challenges you’re facing. Sign up for December 14!

Live Webinar: What Do I Need to Know About Kubernetes for Administering SAS Viya?

In this Ask the Expert webinar on December 7, learn how Kubernetes and SAS Viya intersect, especially in the areas of administration and deployment. Bring your questions, there will be live Q&A at the end of the webinar. 

Live Webinar: The Data Scientist Learning Journey:  Choosing Your Interface 

To help organizations empower their analytics processes, boost the bottom line and ensure vast amounts of data are turned into insights, data scientists need the best tools – specifically the right interface. Join us on December 8 to determine which one is right for your needs.   

Live Webinar: The Data Scientist Learning Journey: 2021: A Year in Review 

It’s been quite the year. Things are different and challenging but that hasn’t stopped us from learning, growing and pressing forward on our data science journey. In this December 15 webinar, we’ll cover everything we’ve learned over the past year - from telling stories with data, to AI and machine learning, and everything in between.  

Live Webinar: How Do I Use Python in SAS Viya?

In this Ask the Expert webinar on December 16, learn how to process, analyze and visualize data using Python in SAS Viya. We’ll introduce the fundamentals of SAS Viya and Cloud Analytics Services, or the CAS Server.


SAS Book News


Free e-book – The SAS® Add-In for Microsoft Office: A Beginner's Guide

This book shows you how to use SAS® Add-In for Microsoft Office in various applications and explains how to use the SAS add-in’s dynamic features to create customized results with just a few clicks. Seamless integration makes it easy to collaborate and share analytics-driven reports, visualizations, KPIs, and dashboards with the rest of your team.


Tips and Tricks

Add reference lines to a bar chart in SAS

Add reference lines to a bar chart in SAS

In this blog post, Rick Wicklin tackles a question from a SAS programmer. Rick shows two ways to overlap a reference line on the categorical axis of a bar chart. He also demonstrates a needle plot and overlaps lines for certain holidays. Check it out!

How to send email using SAS

An email message is a great way to send a notification when a SAS job completes, or to distribute a result from SAS as an attached report or spreadsheet. And Chris Hemedinger knows myriad ways to do it, I know because I receive a lot of those generated emails. Take a look at how he does it.


Certification Prep

Certification exam

Save 55% on your certification exams!

Register for and take a certification exam by the end of the year to save 55%. If you're undecided about whether you should get certified, now is the time to commit. Not only are you saving money, but you're adding expertise to your toolkit.

Prepping for the SAS® Base Programming Specialist Certification?

Join our new, lower-priced certification prep sessions. Choose to study at your own pace with the eLearning version or register for an upcoming instructor-led virtual training session. See what content is covered and sign up today!

Live Webinar: SAS Certification – What's New?

Join our certification experts for this live, interactive webinar on December 2 to learn about the latest SAS certifications, what you can expect in 2022, and the value of adding a certification to your resume.


SAS News

Curiosity Cup: Registration now open

Curiosity Cup: Registration now open

There’s still time to join students around the globe for the ultimate competition to showcase analytics skills. Previously known as the SAS Student Symposium, the Curiosity Cup aims to empower post-secondary students to grow their data skills through friendly competition. Registration is open through December 31.




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