Topic: Career/Training

Continuing Education At The Sas Institute

Posted by Anonymous on 250 Points
I am considering taking several non-programmer courses at the SAS institute. As there are @15 curriculum paths do you have any research that suggests which particular career path or paths are in greater demand by industry? I am also wondering about the fact that the only certfication available is for programmers. In your opinion is this training from SAS, although non certificated, held in high regard since it came from the institute as well? I would appreciate any guidance you can offer.
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  • Posted by Blaine Wilkerson on Accepted
    SAS offers a mind numbing array of of courses and certifications. Most of their non-programming courses are prep courses for the SAS programmers....but not all.

    As far as industry demand, SAS has a good program for biotech and healthcare systems. If you have no particular preference, and just want the courses that have a better chance getting you a job in a lucrative field...biotech is the way to go.

    Perhaps once you go through some of the non-progammer stuff (which requires SOME programming knowledge anyway), you will feel more confident or have a greater interest in becoming SAS certified as a programmer in your field of study. This will ultimately open more doors for you in the long run.

    Either way, showing a potential employer you took the initiative to take courses in order to learn more about the field of application will be held as a respectable deed....certification or not.

    Good Luck!

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