06-23-2017 09:34 AM
Sorry, your question is too vague. For learning a new programming language you will face the same hurdles as for any other language, syntax and structures.
For getting a job, its the same for any job.
If you need further help consider looking at the SAS provided video training, the vast amount of tutorials, and tips out on the web and here.
06-23-2017 12:18 PM
The biggest hurdle in learning SAS is getting a copy of SAS to work on. Fortunately, SAS has an answer for that. See https://www.sas.com/en_us/software/university-edition.html.
06-24-2017 09:20 AM
NO . You would not face any obstacle . Since you are Java programmer, I think you are going to become a seasoned SAS programmer very soon. Just keep learning .
06-24-2017 09:23 AM
06-24-2017 09:51 AM
06-24-2017 10:20 AM - edited 06-24-2017 10:30 AM
If you want to get into the analyst/data scientist domain then it's more about getting the subject matter expertise. SAS is the market leader in this domain so you will likely use SAS as one of your tools once you've got the skills - but you need first to get the skills (math, stats, econometrics, and subject matter expertise in at least one industry like insurance, finance, utilities or the like).
It's in the end about applied mathematics so you need to understand the theory, the industry where you have to apply the theory and then also get the skills for the tools like SAS specialized to support you in solving your problems. That's quite a journey for a Java developer and getting the tool skills is likely the least of your challenges.