Now is the time to get SAS certified

Yes, I read the baby books.  I visited the websites.  I swaddled a football.  I was prepared. When my daughter came into the world last year there was a small comfort that I had done about all I could do to prepare for her arrival.  I say a small comfort […]

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How can I learn SAS?

What would come to mind if you were told that you have to attend a SAS training course? Perhaps, you have a vision of an instructor sitting at the front of a classroom, endlessly reading PowerPoint slides verbatim in a monotonous voice while you sit there baffled, wondering what is […]

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When I grow up, I want to be a data scientist

When I was growing up the term “data science” didn’t even exist, let alone dedicated “data scientist” roles. My friends and colleagues might argue that is because I am yet to grow up (!), but do not let this ruin my lead in to the fact that data science as […]

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Let’s celebrate 40 years of SAS users

Let’s go back to 1976 for a moment. Did you know that was the year Muhammad Ali introduced a line of beauty products called “Knock Out?” And the hottest merchandise, including t-shirts, posters and even beanbags sported the character Arthur Fonzarelli (The Fonz) of TV’s “Happy Days.” But there was something […]

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Analytics Experience – Maximize your conference trip

When I travel for work, I want to get the most out of my trip. So while I was in Las Vegas in April for SAS Global Forum, I used my free time to check out what’s in store for the Analytics Experience at the Bellagio, Sept. 12-14. Take a […]

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How to get started learning SAS

You’ve probably seen the headlines by now that reveal SAS analytics skills are the most valuable skills in today’s job market. So what’s next? There is no better time to learn SAS programming – there are a slew of options and resources to get you started. First, explore the many […]

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What we can learn from popular science communicators

I recently had a chance to hear Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki on triple j radio in Australia.  Known simply as Dr. Karl, he has a weekly national show answering science questions on an alternative rock radio station.  Yes, science on rock radio. Yes, national. Yes, Thursday morning – when people are […]

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Jedi SAS Tricks: DIY Tasks in SAS Studio

In my previous post, Jedi SAS Tricks - Make This a Button in Base SAS I demonstrated running a SAS program from a tool bar button in the SAS Windowing environment. The program we execute is the macro from a previous post, Jedi SAS Tricks: The DATA to DATA Step […]

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SAS training leads to certification success

Teaching SAS coding is fun. The best part of teaching is hearing success stories from candidates who earn a SAS certification after taking SAS training. Suiru Jiang is an MBA candidate who successfully passed her SAS certification exam. She took my five-day SAS programming fast track course at Goodman School […]

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The road to SAS Global Forum: A training Q&A with the SAS Jedi

The journey continues as we hear from the instructors for each of the courses being offered on Thursday and Friday, April 21 and 22 after SAS Global Forum. Next up is Mark Jordan who developed and will teach the Introduction to DS2 and Hadoop course. Why should people get excited […]

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