PROC CERTIFY's Final Top Ten List

Contributed by the PROC CERTIFY duo: Christine Kjellberg & Stacey Hamilton As the days draw closer to our certification exam, we’ve put together our top-ten list of things (PROC Certify–related) that we are very thankful for (drum roll please!): SAS Global Forum afforded us the opportunity to take a much […]

Reach for the stars

"Goals are dreams with deadlines." Diana Scharf Hunt If you had told me a year ago at this time that I was would be training for triathlons and studying for the Base SAS Certification test, I probably would have said you’re crazy. But, late last summer a good friend of […]


Contributed by Christine Kjellberg and Stacey Hamilton “It's know the end of something great is coming, but you want to hold on, just for one more second...just so it can hurt a little more.” --author unknown As interesting as this journey toward the certification exam has been, it—like all […]

INTCK and INTNK functions

This week’s assignment? Become masters of SAS Functions! Or at least understand the basics of the most popular ones. Chapter 14 is all about Transforming Data with SAS Functions. We decided to divide this chapter in half due to the length of the chapter and things in our study session […]

Wooah – We’re Halfway There!

For those of you who were growing up in the 80’s and listening to rock with hair that had been teased for hours on end and using an entire bottle of AquaNet in the process, and pant legs pegged so tight you had bruises around your ankles, that line should […]

Divide and Conquer

Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it. -Rene Descartes A great quote to apply to many things in life, including this path towards certification. Realizing that I needed a review, I enrolled in a three day, onsite Programming I class here in […]

A Refreshing 2010

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and a very happy 2010 so far. We’re lucky enough to work for a company that closes between Christmas and New Years’, so it was an extra long break for all of us here at SAS. Along with almost […]

‘Tis the season

‘Twas two weeks before Christmas, and all through the halls You could hear Stacey & Christine’s heads banging a wall; Their study group met, and they had a few questions, Please read below and give them your suggestions. This week’s assignment has been Chapter 4 and 5 in the Certification […]

I am thankful

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, it’s a time to remember all that we are thankful for. Of course, I think we should remember all year long what we are truly thankful for and what matters most in our lives, but I digress. One of the small things that […]

The Creeps

I realize that Halloween is a week behind us, but thinking of some of things I saw last week I still get the creeps. For example, we had a pumpkin decorating contest here in our building at SAS. Well, one contestant called their pumpkin “The Rat” – and on the […]