SAS Programming Essentials Course

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SAS TrainingSAS Programming Essentials

by Certstaffix® Training

Length: 3 day(s)      Public Class Price: $1860/person (USD)      Group Class 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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  Public Classes - Live Online at Your Location or OursHow It Works

Certstaffix® Training public classes are instructor-led, live online training you attend from your home or work or in one of our local computer labs. 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/skills you are being taught
  • Interaction with all students in the class at other locations
  • Any needed software for class provided in online lab environment
  • Easy assistance from the instructor

* All Public Classes are Running Live Online as Scheduled *

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Registrations received less than 15 days before start will be provided an eBook while print book ships.

 Register ➥   May 18, 2020     
 Register ➥   June 29, 2020     

  Group Classes for Organizations - Onsite or Online How It Works

Have a group of employees needing the same training? Onsite training at your office or group live online classes are great solutions.  

  • An expert Instructor will either come to your office or deliver a private live online class to your students
  • 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

  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 employees needing the same training? Onsite training at your office or group live online classes are great solutions.

How Group Training Works





  • An expert Instructor will either come to your office or deliver a private live online class to your 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)
  • If a course has a hands‐on lab, we provide access to the configured course software and files.
    (Requires a high‐speed internet connection and certain open ports on your firewall. You can perform a Connection Assessment Test here)
  • 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

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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:
4.82 out of 5 from 21 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

4.94 out of 5

The class covered a slightly more basic skill set than I was looking for but overall class was good. Despite being comfortable with most of the procedures learned in the course, there were still several new things that I learned.


- attended our SAS Programming 2: Beyond the Basics class

4.94 out of 5

Michelle was very patient and did a great job! This was a refresher for me, and it might be nice to have a faster-paced version of this class for students who are not new to SAS, but this was great overall.


- attended our SAS Programming Essentials class

4.75 out of 5

Michelle was great! It takes talent to make a 10 to 5 pm course engaging, and she managed to do it. She presented everything very clearly in a way that was super easy to understand.


- 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

4.89 out of 5

I wish this course was a little longer so i had more time to work with arrays and do loops, which i find a bit challenging. Otherwise, this was a great course, and Michelle did a great job!


- attended our SAS Programming 2: Beyond the Basics 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

5.00 out of 5


- attended our SAS Programming Essentials class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our SAS Programming Essentials class

4.96 out of 5


- attended our SAS Programming Essentials class

4.26 out of 5


- attended our SAS Programming Essentials class

4.91 out of 5


- attended our SAS Programming 2: Beyond the Basics class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our SAS Programming 2: Beyond the Basics class

4.83 out of 5


- attended our SAS Programming 2: Beyond the Basics class

4.83 out of 5


- attended our SAS Programming 2: Beyond the Basics class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our SAS Programming 2: Beyond the Basics class

4.62 out of 5


- attended our SAS Programming Essentials class

4.36 out of 5


- attended our SAS Programming Essentials class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques class

4.71 out of 5


- attended our SAS Programming Essentials class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our SAS Programming Essentials class



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