SAS Training
SAS Programming Essentials

by Certstaffix® Training

Length: 3 day(s)      Public Class Price: $1860/person (USD)      Group Onsite Price: Request Quote      Course Category: SAS


SAS Training
This SAS Programming I Essentials foundation course focuses on the following key areas: reading raw data files and SAS data sets; investigating and summarizing data by generating frequency tables and descriptive statistics; creating SAS variables and recoding data values; sub-setting data; combining multiple SAS files.

Before attending this course, you should have experience in the following areas:
• concepts such as file and variable
• accessing data files on your operating system
• programming logic concepts such as IF/THEN

No prior SAS experience is needed.
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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.

 Register ➥    March 19, 2019       Register ➥    September 3, 2019     
 Register ➥    April 30, 2019       Register ➥    October 16, 2019     
 Register ➥    June 10, 2019       Register ➥    December 2, 2019     
 Register ➥    July 22, 2019       Register ➥    January 6, 2020     

  Detailed Course Topics

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Related Certifications

SAS® Certified Base Programmer for SAS® 9 Certification


Suggested Follow-Ons


Course Topics

Chapter 1: Getting Started
The SAS Language
SAS Data Sets
DATA and PROC Steps
Built-in Loop
SAS Data Libraries
Viewing Data Sets in the View Table

Chapter 2: Getting Data into SAS
Methods for Inputting Data
Entering Data with Viewtable
CARDS and DATALINES
Reading space delimited files
Reading data arranged in columns
Reading data not in standard format
Informats
Mixing input styles
Reading messy raw data
Reading multiple lines per observation
Reading multiple observations per line
Reading part of a data file
Controlling input with options
Reading delimited files with the DATA step
Reading delimited and Excel files with PROC IMPORT
Temporary versus Permanent Data Sets
Listing contents of the SAS Data Set
Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)

Chapter 3: Working With Your Data
Creating and Redefining Variables
Using SAS Character Functions
Using SAS Numeric Functions
Using SAS Date Functions
Subsetting your data
Using IF-THEN Statements

Chapter 4: Sorting, Printing and Summarizing your data
Using SAS Procedures
Subsetting in Procedures with the WHERE clause
Sorting with PROC SORT
Printing with PROC PRINT
Changing the Appearance of Printed Values with Formats
Creating Custom Formats
Calculating basic descriptive statistics
Calculating frequency tables
Producing reports with PROC TABULATE

Chapter 5: Enhancing Your Output
Concepts of the Output Delivery System
Creating Text Output
Creating HTML Output
Creating RTF Output
Creating PDF Output

Chapter 6: Combining SAS Data Sets
Combining Data Sets Using a One-to-One Match Merge
Combining Data Sets Using a One-to-Many Match Merge
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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 Essentials Class Reviews

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



This SAS Programming I Essentials foundation course focuses on the following key areas: reading raw data files and SAS data sets; investigating and summarizing data by generating frequency tables and descriptive statistics; creating SAS variables and recoding data values; sub-setting data; combining multiple SAS files.

Before attending this course, you should have experience in the following areas:
• concepts such as file and variable
• accessing data files on your operating system
• programming logic concepts such as IF/THEN

No prior SAS experience is needed.


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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