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Frequently Asked Questions

The following questions cover topics that course delegates regularly enquire about. However, if you have any other questions that are not covered below, please contact us.

Which training course should I do?

Please watch this video for guidance on selecting the right first training course.

How long does it take to learn SAS?

That depends on which products you decide to learn. You can view online tutorials  – there are nearly 200 tutorials and are suitable for people who are new to SAS – and then go to our learning paths to view the duration for that product.

How do I get started in SAS?

To get started in SAS for free we recommend you look at these online tutorials  – there are nearly 200 and are suitable for people who are new to SAS, and then from there review the appropriate learning path to start your learning journey.

What sort of job can I get if I learn SAS?

We are unable to provide career advice as everybody's background, skills and future plans are different. You can get in touch with recruiters, review job boards or get involved in discussion forums like SANZOC on or on LinkedIn.

How can I access SAS for free?

The SAS University edition provides free access to individuals using SAS for learning purposes, noncommercial use only.

What training formats do you offer?

Please look at our Training Formats

What can I expect from SAS Live Web training?

Please look at our Live Web System Requirements page.

I want to get SAS Certified. Which Certification should I do?

Please look at our certification page

How can I register for Certification exam?

All exams (apart from the SAS Certified Predictive Modeler using SAS Enterprise Miner 13 Credential) can be taken at Pearsons Vue.

Registration with Pearson VUE can be made online or by phone only. No registration can be done within a test facility. A minimum of 24 hours is required for registration for returning candidates. First-time candidates require additional time as listed.


Visit Follow these easy steps once on the site:

  • Attention first-time users:
    You must create a new Web account within Pearson VUE before you can schedule a SAS exam. This can take up to two business days based on information provided to produce your username and password needed for exam registration.
  • Returning users:
    If you have previously taken a test with Pearson VUE and created a Web account, but do not remember your sign-in information, there are links within Pearson VUE to help obtain this information.


To register by phone, visit and select the 'Schedule By Phone'. Numbers for your location will be provided.

If you would like to sit a SAS Exam (including SAS Certified Predictive Modeler using SAS Enterprise Miner 13 Credential) please visit SAS Certification Exam Session schedule for an exam hosted at your local SAS Office.

How can I buy a SAS book?

SAS ANZ does not sell Publications. You can purchase publications from Amazon, Book Depository or other online book retailers.

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