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Great Community, lots of things to learn.

 This is great SAS community and there is lots of thing to learn. I am new to SAS world. I am wondering what is the best way to learn SAS. I have some computer background and I know some programming languages like HTML, PHP but I am not a coder. I know some SQL too. Where can I get materials to practice SAS programming?  Example code, sample questions and place where I can check my codes (compile) online if possible without running virtual box. 


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Re: Great Community, lots of things to learn.



You can find plenty of free learning resources on the SAS website - here's a page with some "getting Started" Webinars http://support.sas.com/training/us/sp1.html


If you want to try out SAS without installing VirtualBox then you can register for SAS OnDemand for Academics which is entirely cloud-based https://www.sas.com/en_us/software/on-demand-for-academics.html

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Re: Great Community, lots of things to learn.

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Hi @WizIT, thank you for joining these forums. There's a lot of wisdom in here!


In addition to the great resources @ChrisBrooks shared, consider giving SAS University Edition a try. Like SAS OnDemand for Academics, it's free. Installation is straightforward and (if you have a fast internet connection) fairly quick. Here's my most recent post about that, including a link to open-source data you can practice with.: https://communities.sas.com/t5/SAS-Analytics-U/Best-ever-SAS-University-Edition-download-experience-...


These article series can help you get up to speed:

  1. Free Data Friday by @DarthPathos
  2. Custom Task Tuesday by @OliviaWright


A couple of books to consider:

  1. Ron Cody's Introduction to SAS University Edition
  2. Sharon Jones' A Recipe for Success using SAS University Edition

Look forward to seeing more posts from you!

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