Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 13:42:42 -0700
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Subject: Re: SAS training
In-Reply-To: <no.id>; from icj808@USWEST.NET on Sun, Jun 11,
2000 at 11:52:04PM -0400
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On Sun, Jun 11, 2000 at 11:52:04PM -0400, paula wrote:
> I am pondering about SAS training for my newly formed SAS team.
> I have a SAS training catalog in front of me. I have salepeople emailing,
> calling and socializing. I don't have unlimited budget. I do have a lot of
> dollars budgeted.
> I see the catalog usually offers about 3-days for a training session costing
> from 600- 1300 dollars depending. How many of us believe 3-days are going to
> train somebody to do SAS, or to do it better? Can anybody help me, with or
> without their experience with the training, how to understand the values of
> those SAS trainings?
> Is there anywhere that offers SAS trainings like a graduate or undergraduate
> course which lasts a quarter or so? since there seems to make more sense.
- A strong in-house mentor (Jack Hamilton)
- SAS training after a period of initial exposure (about 6-12 months)
- A grounding in statistics (college-level intermediate stats --
regression, ANOVA) and programming methods and practices (Steve
McConnell's _Code Complete_ and _Professional SAS Programming Secrets_).
- Mentoring to other users, in house.
- SAS-L -- both reading and responding.
- A real operating system. Decent support tools (editors, text
searching, batch control, etc.), and an understanding of them.
...are what I count as contributing significantly to my development as a
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