Top 10 SAS training courses

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Usually I like to write a blog at the end of the year with a top 10 list of most popular classes or most read blogs for that year. Somehow I forgot to do that at the end of 2011, so here I am writing this blog today. I figured instead of writing about 2011, which is "so four months ago," I'll share the latest and greatest top 10 list of most popular training classes, as of this week in 2012.

  1. SAS Programming 1: Essentials
  2. SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques
  3. SAS Enterprise Guide 1: Querying and Reporting
  4. SAS Macro Language 1: Essentials
  5. Applied Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Miner
  6. SAS SQL 1: Essentials
  7. SAS Programming 3: Advanced Techniques and Efficiences
  8. SAS Platform Administration: Fast Track
  9. Statistics 1: Introduction to ANOVA, Regression and Logistic Regression
  10. SAS Programming Introduction: Basic Concepts

Based on this list, it's clear to me that we still have a ton of die-hard SAS programmers out there who love to code. And new to the list, coming in at #10 is our introductory programming class which tells me that there will be an upcoming crop of new SAS programmers. (Although, I can't ignore the point-and-click Enterprise Guide course which remains steady at #3....especially since Enterprise Guide is my preferred way to use SAS.)

The Enterprise Miner course is another new addition to the list which excites me because data mining and predictive modeling are key topics covered at the Analytics Conference Series. (I'm a bit partial to the conference series because I am lucky to be part of a fantastic team of people who plan both the European and US events.) And while we're on the topic of events - let me put in a plug for SAS Global Forum which is coming up later this month. It's a perfect educational and networking opportunity for all SAS users. Oh, and you can take SAS training classes and certification exams for 15% off.

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Michele Reister

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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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  1. I would recommend learning ANSI SQL as well. In SAS Enterprise BI, there may be a need to do
    a "pass through" to a relational database and run ANSI SQL. This practice is very common in
    ELT (not ETL) using SAS Data Integration Studio.

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