01-24-2016 12:06 PM
I am new to SAS, want to build my career as Data Analyst, Please suggest me what things are needed.
And Is Statistics experience needed?
and Is Progrmming experience needed?
I will use your inputs to build my carrer.
thanks All for spending your valuable time to answer.
01-24-2016 02:12 PM
Well, SAS is either used for Statistical Analysis or Data Management - Programming - so yes, one or the other is required.
You can choose where to concentrate first. SAS offers both the intro programming and statistics course for free on the Analytics U home page.
SAS Certification is a good idea as well, if you don't have a job already. It helps to focus where to study.
01-27-2016 12:09 PM
Thanks Reeza for guiding me in right direction.
Would you Please guide me from where start the learning is better and share me few of the links to get the practice on basics of Programming & Statistics.
Thanks & Regards
01-27-2016 12:19 PM
Look on right hand widgets to see the free training
When you want to learn how to do something in SAS look for SAS papers here:
01-27-2016 03:50 PM
I am an exam development project manager for SAS Global Certification and I hope to provide some additional information and resources that help address your question.
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This is a good place to gain insight into what's happening in the Analytics industry.
SAS Global Academic Program
If you want to see what is being taught to students, the SAS Global Academic Program page gives some great details around topics, etc. Check out the "Students" section in the lower left/center section of the web page.
Each SAS Certification has a list of exam objectives that cover in detail what a candidate is expected to know about a given product and/or area. Use the objectives as a study tool to help direct your learning.
Example Objectives for SAS Base Programming > http://support.sas.com/certify/creds/bp.html#s1=1 (scroll to see "Exam topics")
If you come across a topic you'd like to learn more about (example: SAS Visual Analytics or SAS Base Programming), there are a ton of resouces on the web, including free training (http://support.sas.com/training/us/sp1.html) and a lot of "how to" videos on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/SASsoftware -- scroll down to see "SAS Tutorials").
Bottom line, it's an exciting field you're getting into and the best approach is to keep asking question (like you did on this post), talk to people, and spend the time researching topics and ideas. Hope this helps!