SAS Training's Greatest Hits


As we come to the end of the year, it’s fun to reflect on the past 12 months and look at our most popular posts for 2010. But before I do that, I wanted to introduce one of our final entries of the year. In this insightful interview, SAS Education’s Director of Statistical Training Bob Lucas discusses with SAS Analytics Product Manager Anne Milley the latest trends in statistical training. He also notes recent changes he’s seen that have enabled more and better analysis to take place. It’s an incredible read for anyone interested in the latest advancements around analytics.

So, without further ado, here are the top 10 most viewed blogs on the SAS Training Post in 2010.

1. Mixed feelings about logistic regression – eight hints for getting started with PROC GLIMMIX
2. Is it random or repeated?
3. Zero to SAS Certified Base Programmer in 3 months (Part 1)
4. Your million and one uses of SAS
5. SAS/GRAPH “SG” procedures – not just for statisticians!
6. SAS Enterprise Guide tip: exporting results and preserving historical versions
7. Short on time, but need to learn?
8. Statistical analysis for better tasting wine
9. Zero to SAS Certified Base Programmer in 3 months (Part 2)
10. Two webinars, two M2010 keynote speakers, free learning

Interestingly, here’s a look at the top 10 most popular SAS training courses in 2010.

1. SAS Programming 1: Essentials
2. Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques
3. SAS Enterprise Guide 1: Querying and Reporting
4. SAS Macro Language 1: Essentials
5. SAS SQL 1: Essentials
6. Programming 3: Advanced Techniques and Efficiencies
7. Statistics 1: Introduction to ANOVA, Regression and Logistic Regression
8. Creating Business Intelligence for your Organization: Fast Track
9. SAS Macro Language 2: Developing Macro Applications
10. SAS Platform Administration Fast Track

It’s no coincidence that the topics covered in the top 10 blog list correlate to the content we find in our top 10 course list. For example, if you’re considering certification – you’d want to take Programming 1 and Programming 2 to prepare. Interested in statistical topics, like the blogs by Cat Truxillo (ranking #1 and #2), consider taking the Statistics 1 course. The video tip presented in the #6 ranked blog post is similar to content covered in our Enterprise Guide 1 course. You can see where I’m going with this… You clearly tell us the kinds of posts you want by the content you consume in our classrooms. We’ll certainly keep that in mind as we generate more blogs in the coming year.

On a personal note, I hope everyone enjoys a happy and healthy holiday season. I have very much enjoyed moderating this blog since its launch this past May and I’m excited for what we have planned next year – more bloggers, more multimedia and more interaction with our SAS users. If you have any suggestions for topics you’d like to see covered here, please leave me a comment below.

See you all in the New Year.


About Author

Michele Reister

Marketing Specialist

Michele Reister has worked in the Education Division at SAS since 2004. During that time she has played many roles including marketing training courses, developing product bundles, managing conferences and overseeing the division’s discount programs. Currently, she is responsible for the division’s social media strategy. Michele holds a BS in Management and Information Technology from Daniel Webster College and an MBA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Michele is a perpetual student herself and is constantly looking for better ways to serve SAS’ user population. When she’s not expanding her knowledge of marketing, Michele enjoys group fitness classes, cooking, volunteering, reading and chasing after her two children.

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