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Jim Simon

Jim Simon

Hometown: Ventura, CA

Current City: Irvine, CA


Languages spoken: English

Using SAS since 1980    Teaching SAS since 1988

Professional experience:
SAS Education: Principal Instructor and course developer

Courses I teach include

SAS Programming 1: Essentials
SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques
SAS Programming 3: Advanced Techniques and Efficiencies
SAS Macro Language 1: Essentials
SAS Macro Language 2: Advanced Techniques

Invited speaker at conferences

SAS Global Forum (2013)

Recommended resources:
Blogs: Jim Simon

What students are saying:

Jim is a very knowledgeable instructor who offers plenty of extra insight, tips and tricks to help users understand SAS programming concepts.
Jim is very willing to help with problems that people are working on that doesn't even have to do with the class assignments.
It is always a joy to have Jim as an instructor. He facilitates learning, making the class enjoyable with his clear, concise teaching style, making difficult concepts easy to understand.

What is your favorite training course and why?
SAS Macro Language 2: Advanced Techniques. I wrote it! This course will blow your doors off! Please take SAS Macro Language 1 first! Even if you've been using the SAS macro language for several years!

What is the best part about teaching?
Helping my students

Do you have any hobbies, favorite activities, or hidden talents?
My Corvette

What is your favorite place or dream vacation destination?
Bass Lake, CA

What is your favorite movie, book, artist, or musician?
Movie: Grease

What is your most memorable moment of teaching a SAS (or JMP) class?
The time I told my MAC2 class: "No, I'm not teaching you MAC2. You're not ready for it. I'm teaching MAC1. Here are your new books." At the end, they thanked me for it. Now they're ready for MAC2!

Are you passionate about a particular sports team?
UCLA football

What are your favorite Web sites?
Anything but Facebook!

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