How to get started learning SAS


SASBooks_2016You’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 options you have to learn SAS for free. SAS University Edition is available to download for anyone who wants to learn SAS or you can sign up for SAS OnDemand for Academics which runs in the cloud and all you need is a browser and an Internet connection.

Additionally, SAS offers many free online training courses and webinars, and hosts communities where beginners and experts alike can ask questions and share knowledge.

We also have our own publishing program, SAS Press, with books written by users for users, covering the basics and how to get started, through to more specialized topics, such as text analytics and DS2 programming.

Finally, explore the SAS certifications, which will enhance any resume.

Already an experienced SAS user? Consider sharing your expertise by writing a book, we’d love to hear from you – just send us a brief outline – that’s all it takes to get started!


About Author

Sian Roberts

Publisher, SAS Press

Sian is currently Publisher at SAS Press. She has over 20 years of publishing and marketing experience in technology and holds a BEng in Electronic Engineering from Brunel University, London, UK, and a MSc in Cognitive Science & Intelligent Computing from the University of Westminster, London, UK. When Sian is not busily leading SAS Press, she is a devoted soccer/baseball mom to her two boys and walking Chuck, the family chocolate lab.

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