SAS Training
SAS Programming 2: Beyond the Basics

by Certstaffix® Training

Length: 2 day(s)      Public Class Price: $1240/person (USD)      Group Onsite Price: Request Quote      Course Category: SAS


SAS Training

This course is for those who need to perform advanced data processing and manipulation, and create a variety of outputs. SAS Programming 2: Beyond the Basics builds on the concepts that are presented in the SAS Programming Essentials course and is not appropriate for beginning SAS software users.

Learn how to…
- perform DO loop and SAS array processing
- rotate data sets
- write simple macro code
- export data sets
- debug programs
- incorporate other languages

This course can help prepare you for the following certification exam(s): SAS Base Programming Exam for SAS 9.

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  Group Classes for Organizations - Onsite at Your Office How It Works

Have a group of employees needing the same training? Onsite training at your office is a great solution.  Request Free Quote

  • An expert Instructor will come to your office
  • Course can be customized to your training needs
  • Course is scheduled based on dates you provide (Subject to instructor availability)
  • We usually require about 4 weeks lead time to arrange a training session

  Public Corporate Classes - Live Online: Our Location or Yours How It Works

Certstaffix® Training public classes are instructor-led, live online training you attend in a local computer lab or from your home/office. Our live online instructors teach you from a remote location while being able to interact with students as in a traditional classroom setting.

  • A real, live instructor teaching you from another location
  • Hands-on learning with the software you are being taught
  • Interaction with all students in the class at other locations
  • Easy assistance from the instructor

Click a class date below to register & view location/attendance options. You must register at least 15 days before class.

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  Detailed Course Topics

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Related Certifications

SAS® Certified Base Programmer for SAS® 9 Certification


Knowledge Pre-Requisites


Course Topics

Before attending...

You should have at least six months of experience writing SAS programs or have completed the SAS Programming 1: Essentials course and used SAS for at least one month. You should be able to:
- submit a SAS program
- diagnose and correct syntax errors
- examine descriptor and data portions of a SAS data set
- access SAS data libraries
- read and create SAS data sets
- read delimited raw data files
- create variables
- combine SAS data sets
- use global statements
- use labels and formats, including user-defined formats
- filter observations


Course Outline

Introduction
- course logistics
- course overview
- SAS syntax review

Summarizing Data
- creating an accumulating total variable
- accumulating totals for a group of data

Processing Data Iteratively
- DO-loop processing
- SAS array processing
- using SAS arrays

Restructuring a Data Set
- rotating data with the DATA step
- using the TRANSPOSE procedure

Combining SAS Data Sets
- using IN= option with match-merging

Writing Flexible Code with the SAS Macro Facility
- Using macro variables for text substitution
- Writing simple macro definitions
- Supplying parameters
- Using Conditional Logic in macro code
- Create macro variables using the DATA step
- Debugging macro errors

Exporting Your Data
- Understanding file types to export
- Using the EXPORT Wizard
- Using PROC EXPORT

Debugging Your SAS Programs
- Common errors and how to fix them.
- Using the DEBUG option
- Using the PUTLOG statement
- Less common errors and how to fix them

Other Languages
- PROC SQL
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Public Class Format

Certstaffix® Training public classes are instructor-led live online training you attend either from your home/work location or in one of our computer labs. Our live online instructors teach you from a remote location while being able to interact with you like in a traditional classroom.


Quality Instructors

Our instructors have many years of experience teaching adult learners in person and online.

Complete Lab Environment

Access to software required is provided in a lab environment during class.

Hands-on Learning

Most classes are not all lecture - you can learn by actually doing.


Small Classes

You get more attention from the instructor and classes flow more smoothly.

Post-Class Lab Access*

Access practice lab environment for 180 days after most classes*.


Low Cancellation Rate

Most classes run as scheduled.



*These courses do not have post-class lab environment access: Adobe, Salesforce, QuickBooks Online Edition, Google, HTML, WordPress, ITIL, Six Sigma, CompTIA, Project Management, SEO, Social Media.


Group Training

Have a group of several students needing the same training? Then onsite training is a perfect option for you. We'll come onsite to your office so you don't have to travel. You'll be able to fully customize a course to your needs. Lastly, you can save per student versus our public classes.

How Onsite Training Works

  • An expert Instructor will come to your office and personally train the students
  • Course can be fully customized to your training needs
  • Each student receives a Course Manual with Practice Files (Materials provided before the class date)
  • Course is scheduled based on dates you provide (Subject to instructor availability)
  • We usually require about 4 weeks lead time to arrange a training session
  • Training is completed in a convenient session(s) of your choosing
  • Two 15 minute breaks and one hour long break for lunch daily

Request a Free Onsite Quote


SAS Programming 2: Beyond the Basics Class Reviews

Here are a sample of SAS class reviews from past students that have attended our SAS training courses.




This course is for those who need to perform advanced data processing and manipulation, and create a variety of outputs. SAS Programming 2: Beyond the Basics builds on the concepts that are presented in the SAS Programming Essentials course and is not appropriate for beginning SAS software users.

Learn how to…
- perform DO loop and SAS array processing
- rotate data sets
- write simple macro code
- export data sets
- debug programs
- incorporate other languages

This course can help prepare you for the following certification exam(s): SAS Base Programming Exam for SAS 9.


Certstaffix® Class Reviews

Student Average:
4.74 out of 5 from 8 students

4.73 out of 5

TWO thumbs up for this course! I would recommend it to anyone new to using SAS. The frequent quizzes and lab exercises make the course engaging and help to retain the information covered in each section.


- attended our SAS Programming Essentials class

4.82 out of 5

Michelle did an outstanding job instructing the class content and bridging the gap between attendee experience and concept grasp. I appreciate her effort to ensure I fully understood the information.


- attended our SAS Programming Essentials class

4.65 out of 5

Great course! I've been using SAS for about 5 years, but I was entirely selftaught. This class filled in gaps and taught me more efficient ways to handle data, but I also learned entirely new skills. The amount of individual feedback and help from the instructor was wonderful, and the manual is definitely a keeper! I'm sure I'll reference it frequently.


- attended our SAS Programming Essentials class

4.62 out of 5


- attended our SAS Programming Essentials class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our SAS Programming Essentials class

4.71 out of 5


- attended our SAS Programming Essentials class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques class

4.36 out of 5


- attended our SAS Programming Essentials class

Please contact us if we do not yet have any reviews or you would like more.

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