Python, R, and SQL get most of the attention when it comes to data science programming languages. But it would be a mistake to count out SAS – long a player and leader in analytics solutions.

I’ve previously talked about the reasons you’d want to learn SAS so I won’t delve into that here. If you want to watch that video, you can find it here: LINK

When it comes to learning SAS, your options aren’t quite as broad as they are with a lot of other data science tools. There are still quite a few options to pick from though.

These are my 5 ways to learn SAS programming (and SAS tools).

0:00 Intro & Background
3:04 Ad Hoc Videos
4:00 Online Courses – the Language
4:35 Online Courses – the Tools
5:00 A Book
6:15 SAS Academy for Data Science
7:00 How to Decide

Resources mentioned:
SAS OnDemand for Academics – https://www.sas.com/en_us/software/on-demand-for-academics.html
SAS Programmer – https://thecareerforce.com/SAS-programmer-coursera
SAS Free Trainings – https://www.sas.com/en_us/training/offers/free-training.html
SAS Academy for Data Science – https://www.sas.com/en_us/training/academy-data-science.html

Other SAS trainings to check out:
SQL Using SAS – https://thecareerforce.com/SAS-SQL
SAS Visual Business Analytics – https://thecareerforce.com/SAS-Viz-Analytics

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