Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 16:17:16 -0700
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From: "David L. Cassell" <Cassell.David@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV>
Subject: Re: new to SAS
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k k <mysasjoblist@YAHOO.COM> wrote:
> I am a SQL person, new to SAS. There a lot of jobs that require SAS
> with SQL. Can someone please advise me where to begin the SAS
> process. I am new to the group, and if this kind of questions are not
> welcome, I am sorry. Thanks for any help.
1. Your question *is* welcome. We accept all manner of questions
here, even sometimes those which don't pertain to SAS.
2. I don't believe that SAS certification, in and of itself, is
a prerequisite for most jobs. Are there any jobs requiring SAS
certification out there? If so, do those people have any idea
what SAS is?
3. There are lots of SQL-ers around here too.
4. If you want to learn SAS, there are lots of options. Introductory
books from www.sas.com/pubs . Tutorials, on the web, from SAS itself,
etc. Classes (there are several fine SAS instructors who appear
in this list). Certification will mean that you learned some specific
things, but it may not mean that you learned the things your prospective
new boss wants. That's because SAS is a very large system. But if
certification is what you want, go to sas.com and look at their webpage.
David Cassell, CSC
Senior computing specialist