My SAS courses in LMS now have downloadable certificates

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My SAS courses are made up of sections containing SAS-related topics, with new topics posted over time. The LMS versions of these courses can be accessed using the menu: Forums, Features and Subscriptions > LMS Courses + Certificates (if you are logged in with a Programming membership) or Online SAS course – Home page (to view the topics when you are logged in).

Note that the courses with certificates below are not available to registered members with Free membership, so to upgrade to Programming membership for only GBP 5/month please click here. It is certainly possible to complete all of these courses in a single calendar month while you are a Programming member.

Please feel free to post these certificates on your favourite social media platforms to show that you have completed my SAS courses.

When you click the LMS Courses + Certificates link a new page will open showing the available courses.

If you have not yet started a course, then the page will include [Course Overview] and [START COURSE]. However, when a course has been completed the web page will look like this:

  • Clicking on [Course Overview] will display the topics in the course.
  • Clicking on [VISIT RESULTS] will open the Course Completed web page:
  • This page includes the topics in the course.
  • Clicking on [FIND MORE COURSES] will open the Courses Overview web page.
  • Clicking on [VIEW CERTIFICATE] will open your downloadable certificate in a PDF file like those below:





Free advertising for active recruiters globally! SAS-related Jobs from Recruiters in the UK, Europe, India, Philippines, Europe and the USA in November 2023

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Looking for a SAS-related job?

There are a number of SAS-related jobs in the SAS Jobs Listing this month in the UK, Europe, India, Philippines and the USA and the links are open to all site visitors:

CountryJobs AdvertisedFrom Company
USASAS DI developer permanent positionsBECU
EuropePharmaceutical contract positionsClinChoice
EuropePharmaceutical permanent positionsClinChoice
UKPharmaceutical contract positionsClinChoice
UKPharmaceutical permanent positionsClinChoice
PhilippinesPharmaceutical permanent positionsClinChoice
UKSAS consultancy permanent positionsPazikas Group
UKGraduate SAS consultancy permanent positionsPazikas Group
IndiaPharmaceutical permanent positionsClinChoice

Please use the links in the SAS Jobs Listing to apply for these positions. All recruiters have contact details and links to their web sites on each job post.

Recruiters looking for candidates

I’m always looking for new recruiters to post SAS-related jobs on this site covering India, UK, the Americas (particularly USA), Europe and the Rest of the World.

If you have a regular supply of SAS jobs in any of these regions, then there is a free trial which is open to all recruiters, but with 2 simple rules:

  1. The free trial will be extended by an additional calendar month only when a job is posted, and will expire automatically if no job has been posted in a calendar month.
  2. The posted jobs must be in some way SAS-related.

Please register for Free membership, and then send your jobs to phil@hollandnumerics.org.uk before 06Dec2023 to be included in this post next month! You will be manually upgraded to a Recruiter member if you’ve never taken part in this free trial before.

The current regional breakdown of registered blog members is as follows, but note that the SAS Jobs Listing is open to all site visitors:

PositionRegionPercentage of MembershipMembers
1Indian Sub-continent36.8%312
2The Americas22.8%193
3UK19.6%166
4Europe14.2%120
5Rest of the World6.6%56

Free advertising for active recruiters globally! SAS-related Jobs from Recruiters in the UK, Europe, India, Philippines, Europe and the USA in October 2023

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Looking for a SAS-related job?

There are a number of SAS-related jobs in the SAS Jobs Listing this month in the UK, Europe, India, Philippines and the USA and the links are open to all site visitors:

CountryJobs AdvertisedFrom Company
USASAS DI developer permanent positionsBECU
EuropePharmaceutical contract positionsClinChoice
EuropePharmaceutical permanent positionsClinChoice
UKPharmaceutical contract positionsClinChoice
UKPharmaceutical permanent positionsClinChoice
PhilippinesPharmaceutical permanent positionsClinChoice
UKSAS consultancy permanent positionsPazikas Group
UKGraduate SAS consultancy permanent positionsPazikas Group
IndiaPharmaceutical permanent positionsClinChoice

Please use the links in the SAS Jobs Listing to apply for these positions. All recruiters have contact details and links to their web sites on each job post.

Recruiters looking for candidates

I’m always looking for new recruiters to post SAS-related jobs on this site covering India, UK, the Americas (particularly USA), Europe and the Rest of the World.

If you have a regular supply of SAS jobs in any of these regions, then there is a free trial which is open to all recruiters, but with 2 simple rules:

  1. The free trial will be extended by an additional calendar month only when a job is posted, and will expire automatically if no job has been posted in a calendar month.
  2. The posted jobs must be in some way SAS-related.

Please register for Free membership, and then send your jobs to phil@hollandnumerics.org.uk before 01Nov2023 to be included in this post next month! You will be manually upgraded to a Recruiter member if you’ve never taken part in this free trial before.

The current regional breakdown of registered blog members is as follows, but note that the SAS Jobs Listing is open to all site visitors:

PositionRegionPercentage of MembershipMembers
1Indian Sub-continent36.8%311
2The Americas22.8%193
3UK19.6%166
4Europe14.1%119
5Rest of the World6.6%56

SAS Explore: SAS 9.4M8 will be supported until Jan2028, with more maintenance releases scheduled

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At SAS Explore, which was held in Las Vegas in September 2023, the future of SAS 9 was clarified in https://blogs.sas.com/content/sasdummy/2023/09/29/sas-9-and-sas-eg/.

  • SAS 9.4M8 will be supported until Jan2028.
  • There will be future releases of SAS 9, so it will be supported well beyond Jan2028.
  • SAS Studio will continue to be the best environment for SAS Viya.
  • However, Enterprise Guide will soon be able to access both SAS 9 and SAS Viya.

Free advertising for active recruiters globally! SAS-related Jobs from Recruiters in the UK, India, Philippines, Europe and the USA in September 2023

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Looking for a SAS-related job?

There are a number of SAS-related jobs in the SAS Jobs Listing this month in the UK, India, Philippines and the USA and the links are open to all site visitors:

CountryJobs AdvertisedFrom Company
USASAS DI developer permanent positionsBECU
EuropePharmaceutical contract positionsClinChoice
EuropePharmaceutical permanent positionsClinChoice
UKPharmaceutical contract positionsClinChoice
UKPharmaceutical permanent positionsClinChoice
PhilippinesPharmaceutical permanent positionsClinChoice
UKSAS consultancy permanent positionsPazikas Group
UKGraduate SAS consultancy permanent positionsPazikas Group
IndiaPharmaceutical permanent positionsClinChoice

Please use the links in the SAS Jobs Listing to apply for these positions. All recruiters have contact details and links to their web sites on each job post.

Recruiters looking for candidates

I’m always looking for new recruiters to post SAS-related jobs on this site covering India, UK, the Americas (particularly USA), Europe and the Rest of the World.

If you have a regular supply of SAS jobs in any of these regions, then there is a free trial which is open to all recruiters, but with 2 simple rules:

  1. The free trial will be extended by an additional calendar month only when a job is posted, and will expire automatically if no job has been posted in a calendar month.
  2. The posted jobs must be in some way SAS-related.

Please register for Free membership, and then send your jobs to phil@hollandnumerics.org.uk before 04Oct2023 to be included in this post next month! You will be manually upgraded to a Recruiter member if you’ve never taken part in this free trial before.

The current regional breakdown of registered blog members is as follows, but note that the SAS Jobs Listing is open to all site visitors:

PositionRegionPercentage of MembershipMembers
1Indian Sub-continent36.3%303
2The Americas23.0%192
3UK19.9%166
4Europe14.1%118
5Rest of the World6.7%56

VIEWS News 73 (2023Q3) has been published!

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VIEWS News issue 73 has now been published and in Q3 as the title states!

Supporting all Foundation SAS programmers, this newsletter continues to bring you information to make the most of SAS 9. This newsletter issue includes more ideas about plotting multiple values and a book review from LeRoy Bessler, Nina L Werner gives us another SAS tip, and Richard Carson continues his discussion about configuring of SAS processes without editing them in the third part of a series of articles about KT. As usual I have publicised some SAS‑related events for the next few months, and I have also added some more SAS formats, options and functions that you may or may not have come across before, but you might find interesting, and even useful.

If you would like to contribute an article, to re-visit and improve an existing article, or just discuss the possibility of doing so, please feel free to send an email to me at view-uk@hollandnumerics.org.uk or phil@hollandnumerics.org.uk. Publication deadlines are the 14th day of February, May, August and November each year.

To be able to read this and all previous issues you will need to follow these steps:

  1. If you have not already registered on this blog site, go to blog.hollandnumerics.org.uk and register for free membership.
  2. Once successfully registered, click the menu item [Subscriptions for Forums and Features] > [Request access to the VIEWS UK forum] to request free access to the VIEWS UK forum, then add your name and email address to the form before clicking [Send].
  3. On receipt of a request for an existing blog member I will register them for free access to the VIEWS UK forum, and then send them an email to confirm this.
  4. The next time they log onto the blog site they will see VIEWS UK in the forum list, where you will find the latest issue of VIEWS News, forum topics to find the backissues, functions and formats in every published issue, and a tag cloud covering every forum on the site to which you have access, including VIEWS UK and the VIEWS News issues.
  5. They will also be automatically informed of any VIEWS UK updates.

Enjoy!……………..Phil

Free advertising for active recruiters globally! SAS-related Jobs from Recruiters in the UK, India, Philippines and the USA in August 2023

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Looking for a SAS-related job?

There are a number of SAS-related jobs in the SAS Jobs Listing this month in the UK, India, Philippines and the USA and the links are open to all site visitors:

CountryJobs AdvertisedFrom Company
USASAS DI developer permanent positionsBECU
EuropePharmaceutical contract positionsClinChoice
EuropePharmaceutical permanent positionsClinChoice
UKPharmaceutical contract positionsClinChoice
UKPharmaceutical permanent positionsClinChoice
UKSAS consultancy permanent positionsPazikas Group
UKGraduate SAS consultancy permanent positionsPazikas Group
IndiaPharmaceutical permanent positionsClinChoice

Please use the links in the SAS Jobs Listing to apply for these positions. All recruiters have contact details and links to their web sites on each job post.

Recruiters looking for candidates

I’m always looking for new recruiters to post SAS-related jobs on this site covering India, UK, the Americas (particularly USA), Europe and the Rest of the World.

If you have a regular supply of SAS jobs in any of these regions, then there is a free trial which is open to all recruiters, but with 2 simple rules:

  1. The free trial will be extended by an additional calendar month only when a job is posted, and will expire automatically if no job has been posted in a calendar month.
  2. The posted jobs must be in some way SAS-related.

Please register for Free membership, and then send your jobs to phil@hollandnumerics.org.uk before 02Aug2023 to be included in this post next month! You will be manually upgraded to a Recruiter member if you’ve never taken part in this free trial before.

The current regional breakdown of registered blog members is as follows, but note that the SAS Jobs Listing is open to all site visitors:

PositionRegionPercentage of MembershipMembers
1Indian Sub-continent36.4%301
2The Americas22.8%189
3UK19.9%165
4Europe14.1%117
5Rest of the World6.8%56

Free advertising for active recruiters globally! SAS-related Jobs from Recruiters in the UK and India in July 2023

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Looking for a SAS-related job?

There are a number of SAS-related jobs in the SAS Jobs Listing this month in the UK and India, and the links are open to all site visitors:

CountryJobs AdvertisedFrom Company
UKSAS consultancy permanent positionsPazikas Group
UKGraduate SAS consultancy permanent positionsPazikas Group
IndiaPharmaceutical permanent positionsClinChoice

Please use the links in the SAS Jobs Listing to apply for these positions. All recruiters have contact details and links to their web sites on each job post.

Recruiters looking for candidates

I’m always looking for new recruiters to post SAS-related jobs on this site covering India, UK, the Americas (particularly USA), Europe and the Rest of the World.

If you have a regular supply of SAS jobs in any of these regions, then there is a free trial which is open to all recruiters, but with 2 simple rules:

  1. The free trial will be extended by an additional calendar month only when a job is posted, and will expire automatically if no job has been posted in a calendar month.
  2. The posted jobs must be in some way SAS-related.

Please register for Free membership, and then send your jobs to phil@hollandnumerics.org.uk before 02Aug2023 to be included in this post next month! You will be manually upgraded to a Recruiter member if you’ve never taken part in this free trial before.

The current regional breakdown of registered blog members is as follows, but note that the SAS Jobs Listing is open to all site visitors:

PositionRegionPercentage of MembershipMembers
1Indian Sub-continent36.4%300
2The Americas22.7%187
3UK19.9%164
4Europe14.2%117
5Rest of the World6.8%56

VIEWS News 72 (2023Q2) has been published!

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VIEWS News issue 72 has now been published and in Q2 as the title states!

Even though Foundation SAS is being pushed to one side by SAS Viya, this newsletter continues to bring you information about making the most of SAS 9. This newsletter issue includes another way to draw butterfly plots from LeRoy Bessler, I asked ChatGPT to write a SAS program, and Richard Carson continues his discussion about configuring of SAS processes without editing them in the second part of a series of articles about KT. As usual I have publicised some SAS-related events for the next few months, and I have also added some more SAS formats, options and functions that you may or may not have come across before, but you might find interesting, and even useful.

If you would like to contribute an article, to re-visit and improve an existing article, or just discuss the possibility of doing so, please feel free to send an email to me at view-uk@hollandnumerics.org.uk or phil@hollandnumerics.org.uk. Publication deadlines are the 14th day of February, May, August and November each year.

To be able to read this and all previous issues you will need to follow these steps:

  1. If you have not already registered on this blog site, go to blog.hollandnumerics.org.uk and register for free membership.
  2. Once successfully registered, click the menu item [Subscriptions for Forums and Features] > [Request access to the VIEWS UK forum] to request free access to the VIEWS UK forum, then add your name and email address to the form before clicking [Send].
  3. On receipt of a request for an existing blog member I will register them for free access to the VIEWS UK forum, and then send them an email to confirm this.
  4. The next time they log onto the blog site they will see VIEWS UK in the forum list, where you will find the latest issue of VIEWS News, forum topics to find the backissues, functions and formats in every published issue, and a tag cloud covering every forum on the site to which you have access, including VIEWS UK and the VIEWS News issues.
  5. They will also be automatically informed of any VIEWS UK updates.

Enjoy!……………..Phil

How to be a freelance contractor

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You start a new contract as the outsider, and everybody (who doesn’t already know you) treats you with suspicion. My plan for a new contract is always to produce something tangible in the first week. It could be a neat way to solve a problem, a simple explanation to a problem experienced by several colleagues, or a new report/data set/macro.

After that you may be asked for your advice, and you should work hard to give it as simply as possible. Then you get asked more questions, which develop into trust. It never happens overnight, but a freelance contractor is a resource to be valued and used!

Free advertising for active recruiters globally! SAS-related Jobs from Recruiters in the UK and India in June 2023

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Looking for a SAS-related job?

There are a number of SAS-related jobs in the SAS Jobs Listing this month in the UK and India, and the links are open to all site visitors:

CountryJobs AdvertisedFrom Company
UKSAS consultancy permanent positionsPazikas Group
UKGraduate SAS consultancy permanent positionsPazikas Group
IndiaPharmaceutical permanent positionsClinChoice

Please use the links in the SAS Jobs Listing to apply for these positions. All recruiters have contact details and links to their web sites on each job post.

Recruiters looking for candidates

I’m always looking for new recruiters to post SAS-related jobs on this site covering India, UK, the Americas (particularly USA), Europe and the Rest of the World.

If you have a regular supply of SAS jobs in any of these regions, then there is a free trial which is open to all recruiters, but with 2 simple rules:

  1. The free trial will be extended by an additional calendar month only when a job is posted, and will expire automatically if no job has been posted in a calendar month.
  2. The posted jobs must be in some way SAS-related.

Please register for Free membership, and then send your jobs to phil@hollandnumerics.org.uk before 07Jun2023 to be included in this post next month! You will be manually upgraded to a Recruiter member if you’ve never taken part in this free trial before.

The current regional breakdown of registered blog members is as follows, but note that the SAS Jobs Listing is open to all site visitors:

PositionRegionPercentage of MembershipMembers
1Indian Sub-continent36.3%298
2The Americas22.8%187
3UK19.9%163
4Europe14.3%117
5Rest of the World6.8%56

A thought for today: No-one will give you a job. You have to earn it!

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I regularly visit LinkedIn and read the discussions, where they exist. What amazes me are the responses to job posts which just have “Interested”, a name, or an email address. Those who post this type of response are only boosting LinkedIn’s count of “engagements”, not their chances of landing that job.

No-one will give you a job. You have to earn it!

It is true that doing well in a job interview it usually critical. However, in order to do well in the interview, you have to be offered one. A good CV/resume will help, but, even before you send that to an employer, there are ways to improve your chances of being offered an interview:

  1. Are you already known to the employer? Do you know anyone that already works there?
  2. Are you actively participating in LinkedIn or other groups? By participating I don’t mean posting “Interested”, but asking insightful questions or offering helpful answers, which demonstrate your subject knowledge.
  3. Have you presented in conferences or webinars? Presenting papers can be difficult at first, but by researching your topics thoroughly in advance, and incorporating your research into your presentations, you will gain confidence and show that you can explain your subject knowledge clearly to others. You will also find the questions asked afterwards to be easier to answer, or could lead you to research a new topic for a future presentation.

Getting a job should never be easy. It requires you to put in that extra little bit of effort, so that you can stand out amongst the candidates, and the employers see the potential in you and also see the benefits you can bring to their company.

No-one will give you a job. You have to earn it!