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SAS Software @ UNCG

SAS is a widely-used program for advanced statistical analysis, business intelligence and data management, made available to UNCG through a grant from the SAS Institute. The UNCG license for SAS includes SAS Enterprise Miner and SAS Enterprise Guide.  SAS is available for Windows (except Windows 7 Home Basic and Windows 8 Basic) and LINUX operating systems.  SAS is not available for Mac OS.

JMP is a program, also available through the UNCG SAS grant, that was developed to perform simple and complex statistical analyses. It dynamically links statistics with graphics to interactively explore, understand, and visualize data. It is available for Windows, Mac and LINUX operating systems.

Who is eligible?

SAS and JMP may be installed on a University (desktop or laptop) computer, or used on a home computer by faculty, staff or students enrolled in degree-granting programs at UNCG.

How can I get the software?

  • Install from the campus network.
    SAS and JMP are available for installation on university-owned computers at no charge from Run Advertised Programs (RAP). For details on installing software from RAP please see Installing Applications on the General Computing Network.

  • Download SAS installation files via secure FTP.
    You can download the SAS or JMP installation files via secure FTP from any location with internet access. For this option you will need high-speed internet and no data download limits.

    Please note:  Because the SAS installation files are over 15GB in size the download will take a significant amount of time - at 1mbps download, you can expect the download to take over 4 hours. For instructions visit: Secure FTP download instructions for SAS.

  • Assisted installation at the 6-TECH Service Center.
    Consultants at the 6-TECH Service Center, located in the lobby of the McNutt Building, can download and/or install SAS for free to your 32G or higher flash drive, external hard drive, or computer.
    • Fall Semester: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    • Summer Session: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Install from disc.
    Installation discs may be borrowed from the ITS Client Services office in 202 Forney for a refundable deposit of $5. Office hours are 8am-5pm, M-F, except on university holidays. Outside of office hours, you can call 6-TECH at 336-256-8324 to request the disc and get instructions on how to pick it up.

  • Use the versions installed on the campus network
    SAS is available in the ITS open access computer labs and from either on or off campus via MyCloud.

How do I become a SAS certified programmer?

SAS certification is a great way to distinguish yourself from your peers with a prospective employer. Becoming certified requires you to pass a SAS certification exam. SAS offers training courses specifically geared toward certification exams. For example, the exam for SAS Base Programmer Certification is based on the material in the "SAS Programming II: Data Manipulation Techniques" course.  Before taking this course, you should know the material in the "SAS Programming Introduction: Basic Concepts" and the "SAS Programming I: Essentials" courses.

Thanks to the generosity of SAS Institute, these and other courses are available for free to UNCG students, faculty and staff. For the complete list of available courses, see Free E-Learning Courses for Instructors and Students. In addition to free SAS e-learning, there are opportunities for discounted SAS certification exams as well.

For more information on how you can take advantage of these UNCG opportunties and work towards a SAS certification, see SAS Certification (login with iSpartan ID required).

And in the video below, you can learn more about SAS certification opportunites at UNCG and how a UNCG graduate student in Applied Economics earned SAS certification and achieved success on the job market!

(Closed captioning is provided for this video. A transcript of this video is available by viewing it on YouTube.)

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