Date: Sat, 18 Apr 1998 10:12:03 -0400
Reply-To: Sally Muller <sally@EMAIL.UNC.EDU>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Sally Muller <sally@EMAIL.UNC.EDU>
Subject: Warren Repole's SAS web classes....
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Our site, UNC-CH, just experienced the SI "on-site" classes:
* Using Web Publishing Tools with SAS Output (1 day)
* Running SAS Applications on the Web (2 days)
Warren Repole and Dan Horinek taught the class...Warren as the
instructor and Dan as an apprentice...since Warren is also the
author of the two texts accompanying the classes...it was Warren's
show and what a show it was! Besides covering all the expected
stuff, HTML, the SAS web publishing tools, etc. -- there was all
this stuff sandwiched in between: data dictionary; control data
set (PROC FORMAT CNTLIN); SQL; PROC GREPLAY and GSF; and lots
of MACRO. It was **incredible** how much we learned in three days!!!
I credit this to Warren...Warren is awesome! He moves around in the
front of the class like a conductor, accentuating this...long
dramatic pauses...wild gesticulating...but all for a purpose..
and the result was a perfectly attentive class through the entire
three days. As witness by the course evaluation that we passed
out...the final question was "Overall evaluation of the course"
_14 responses_ EXCELLENT _4 responses_ GOOD _0_ FAIR _0_ POOR
Some of the comments:
"The instructors were very helpful during the excercises"
(Having the hands-on excercises between lectures is what
makes the class so effective and during this time Warren
and Dan walk around the class helping everyone and they
incorporate material they see needs to be covered in the
next lecture part.)
"Excellent presentation of concepts which are very difficult
"Organization and clarity of instructors"
The major complaint was that the class was too short -- 5 responses
out of 18.
I really feel good about the fact that here is a class that covers
really important material and that I can highly recommend it to
you and know that if you get Warren Repole as your instructor....
you'll be getting your moneys worth.
P.S. On the last day the SAS/IntrNet Application Dispatcher was
discussed in term of performance and security issues...the security
issues were particularly interesting to our folks. Also I would
highly recommend taking BOTH the Web Publishing and Running SAS
applications courses. Some of our folks opted for just the
dynamic course (Running SAS Apps) but as was made clear the
users needs fall somewhere on a continuum between "Report
distribution (static)" and "Application distribution (dynamic),"
and although the second class does also cover the SAS web publishing
tools, I liked having the more in depth coverage that the first class
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