SAS Starter Kit

Whether you're a new user or returning to SAS to learn a new technology, you'll find there's more than one way to get started. This guide will help you develop skills, connect with other users and build on what you know.

How to Develop SAS Skills


Learn SAS. If you want to test the waters before committing to a training program, this page is a good place to start. You'll find video tutorials, webinars and free courses in a variety of different formats so you can decide what works best for you.

SAS Training. Find more in-depth training here. You can register for individual courses or follow a more immersive learning path in technologies such as machine learning and data science.

How-To Videos

SAS Video Portal. Browse hundreds of free videos, all created by SAS experts – and all geared toward teaching you specific SAS skills. Learn how to do everything from writing a SAS program to migrating to SAS® Viya®.

SAS YouTube Channel. These casual, easy-to-follow videos feature tips, tricks and how-to tutorials. You'll find several videos for beginners, while more advanced learners can learn topics such as gradient boosting and restructuring data.

Where to go when you need help


SAS Support. Consider this your main resource for SAS information, updates or help. Our support pages feature information on all SAS products, including new features, documentation and hot fixes. You can also find ways to troubleshoot problems or access tech support. For a more personalized support experience, be sure you've created a SAS profile.


New SAS User. Connecting with other SAS users is an easy way to find answers, and the New SAS User forum is perfect for beginners. Ask questions, share insights and search for solutions as you become part of this active online group – or branch out to explore other forums for more experienced users.

Contact Us

Customer Contact Center. If you can't find what you're looking for, our team of experts is ready to help. Call, email, chat or tweet to reach a live person who can point you in the right direction.

When you're ready to take the next step

SAS Analytics Explorers

SAS Analytics Explorers. Once you've become a regular SAS user, joining this community of SAS ambassadors gives you even more access to technology and insights. Participate in fun, educational activities to earn points, climb the leader board and redeem rewards. You can also find mentors, expand your network and learn new skills.

News & Updates

SAS Customer News. Building on to your base of SAS skills is easy with the right resources, and this page can help. You'll find a curated list of updates, tutorials and tips that SAS users have requested the most.

SAS Blogs. SAS experts, executives and users weigh in on what's happening in the technology world. Read blogs focused on specific technologies, industries or trending topics to stay up to date on the latest thinking.

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