Course Description

  • What is the course all about?

    The SAS Base Programmer course in a beginner level course for a SAS professional. This training has been designed to enable you to start your analytics career with SAS and prepare for the SAS Base Programmer certification.

    This SAS course explores the SAS tool and different techniques to help you access and manage data, create data structures, generate reports, and handle errors. These techniques are mandatory for a professional to start working on the next SAS assignment and forms a strong base for advanced techniques and certifications.

    This SAS Base Programmer training presents all these concepts in an easy to understand manner, using actual coding examples and demos to clarify the concepts and present the actual method of implementation.

  • What learning outcomes can be expected?

    After completing this course, you will be able to:
    • Outline the steps to download and install the SAS Base Programmer tool.
    • Demonstrate the methods to read, process, combine, and access datasets or raw data files.
    • Create SAS datasets, manipulate data values, export data to create comma-delimited raw data files, and control which values in dataset are processed and presented as an output
    • Manage and manipulate datasets by investigating SAS data libraries; sorting observations; using conditional logic; assigning, modifying, and aggregating variable values; using DO loops and SAS arrays; and validating and cleaning data
    • Generate list and summary reports using different procedures, and enhance reports
    • Identify and resolve programming logic, syntax, and data errors

  • Who should do this course?

    • Analytics professionals who want to work with SAS
    • Software professionals looking for a career switch in the field of analytics
    • Graduates looking to build a career in Analytics and Data Science
    • Professionals who wish to learn SAS programming
    • Professionals who want to prepare for the SAS base certification
    Prerequisites: There are no pre-requisites for this course. This is a beginner level course and a background in SQL will be helpful

  • What projects are included in this course?

    Successful evaluation of project is a part of the certification eligibility criteria for the Simplilearn SAS Base Programmer certification

    Generate Descriptive Analytics Report
    Sales: In this project, we ask you to import and consolidate the given sales datasets into a single dataset. You will then need to use different analytical SAS tools to manipulate and analyze the data, and generate desired reports.

Course Preview

    • Lesson 00 - Course Introduction

      04:35
      • 0.1 Introduction
        04:35
    • Lesson 01 - Introduction to SAS Base Program

      1:01:45
      • 1.1 Introduction
        00:57
      • 1.2 SAS Installation and Access
        01:51
      • 1.3 Opening SAS University Edition
        03:05
      • 1.4 SAS Input Statements
        02:15
      • 1.5 DATA Step Statement
        01:18
      • 1.6 Reading Data
        05:04
      • 1.7 Options Available in the Input Statement
        05:43
      • 1.8 SAS Libraries
        02:38
      • 1.10 Combining Datasets
        01:17
      • 1.11 Concatenating Datasets
        08:07
      • 1.12 Interleaving Method
        03:13
      • 1.14 One-to-One Reading
        03:16
      • 1.15 One-to-One Merging
        03:14
      • 1.17 Data Manipulation
        00:53
      • 1.18 Delete and Group Observations
        04:52
      • 1.19 Modifying Variable Attributes
        03:54
      • 1.20 Access Excel Workbook
        02:54
      • 1.22 Assignment 1 Solution
        02:33
      • Assignment
        00:39
      • 1.24 Assignment 2 Solution
        01:31
      • Knowledge Check
      • 1.25 Quiz
      • 1.26 Key Takeaways
        01:14
    • Lesson 02 - Creating Data Structures

      18:45
      • 2.1 Introduction
        00:47
      • 2.2 SAS Dataset
        03:04
      • 2.4 Create and Manipulate SAS Date Values
        02:52
      • 2.5 YearCutOff Option
        02:48
      • 2.6 Export SAS Dataset
        03:02
      • 2.7 Controlling Observation and Variables
        02:24
      • Activity
        00:31
      • Activity Exercise
      • Assignment
        01:00
      • 2.10 Assignment Solution
        01:18
      • Knowledge Check
      • 2.11 Quiz
      • 2.12 Key Takeaways
        00:59
    • Lesson 03 - Managing Data

      36:15
      • 3.1 Introduction
        00:51
      • 3.2 Proc Contents
        01:45
      • 3.3 Proc Datasets
        03:32
      • 3.4 Proc Sort
        01:28
      • 3.6 Loop Statements
        08:46
      • 3.7 Data Type Conversion
        05:17
      • Character Functions
        01:53
      • 3.9 SCAN function
        01:26
      • 3.10 Date Time Functions - Example
        03:05
      • 3.12 SAS Arrays
        03:36
      • Assignment
        01:01
      • 3.14 Assignment Solution
        02:27
      • Knowledge Check
      • 3.15 Quiz
      • 3.16 Key Takeaways
        01:08
    • Lesson 04 - Generating Reports

      30:28
      • 4.1 Introduction
        00:40
      • 4.2 Need for Reports
        03:21
      • 4.3 Proc Print
        04:30
      • 4.5 PROC Means
        04:09
      • 4.7 Proc Freq
        03:06
      • 4.8 Proc Univariate
        04:01
      • 4.10 Proc Report
        01:48
      • 4.11 Output Delivery System (ODS)
        03:51
      • Activity
        00:19
      • Activity Exercise
      • Assignment
        01:16
      • 4.14 Assignment Solution
        02:19
      • Knowledge Check
      • 4.15 Quiz
      • 4.16 Key Takeaways
        01:08
    • Lesson 05 - Handling Errors

      13:22
      • 5.1 Introduction
        00:42
      • 5.2 Errors in SAS Program
        01:34
      • 5.3 Logical Errors
        04:44
      • 5.4 Syntax Errors
        03:25
      • 5.5 Data Errors
        01:47
      • Activity
        00:21
      • Activity Exercise
      • 5.7 Quiz
      • 5.8 Key Takeaways
        00:49
    • Project

      03:57
      • Generate Descriptive Analytics Report 01
        00:47
      • Project Solution 01
        03:10
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Exam & Certification

  • What do I need to do to unlock my Simplilearn certificate?

    Online Self learning:
    1. Complete 85% of the course.
    2. Complete 1 simulation test with a minimum score of 60%.

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Madison Rodriguez
Madison Rodriguez

Great Course! Full of relevant examples. Extremely useful for SAS Programmers. I will recommend this course to my friends

      FAQs

      • What are the System Requirements?

        To run SAS, your need to download and install the SAS university edition from http://www.sas.com/en_us/software/university-edition.html

      • Who are the trainers?

        The trainings are delivered by highly qualified and certified instructors with relevant industry experience.

      • What are the modes of training offered for this course?

        We offer this training in the following modes:
        Online Self-Learning: In this mode, you will receive the lecture videos and you can go through the course as per your convenience.

      • Can I cancel my enrolment? Do I get a refund?

        Yes, you can cancel your enrolment. We provide a complete refund after deducting the administration fee. To know more, please go through our Refund Policy.

      • What are the payment options?

        Payments can be made using any of the following options and a receipt of the same will be issued to you automatically via email.
        • Visa Debit/credit Card
        • American Express and Diners Club Card
        • Master Card, Or
        • PayPal

      • I want to know more about the training program. Whom do I contact?

        Please join our Live Chat for instant support, call us, or Request a Call Back to have your query resolved.

      • Certification Process

        Simplilearn has a well-defined certification process that helps you face the challenges of the IT world.  You need to meet following conditions to unlock the certificate –
        • You need to complete at least 85% of the course or attend one complete batch
        • If your course has simulation exams you will need to complete it with the minimum passing score.
        • You need to submit a project and get it approved by our panel of Subject Matter Experts.
        • In case your project is rejected, our subject matter experts would provide all necessary help to clear the project in your next attempt.

      • Who are our Faculties and how are they selected?

        All our trainers are working professionals and industry experts with at least 10-12 years of relevant teaching experience.

        Each of them have gone through a rigorous selection process which includes profile screening, technical evaluation, and training demo before they are certified to train for us.  

        We also ensure that only those trainers with a high alumni rating continue to train for us.

      • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

        Our teaching assistants are here to help you get certified in your first attempt.

        They are a dedicated team of subject matter experts to help you at every step and enrich your learning experience from class onboarding to project mentoring and job assistance.

        They engage with the students proactively to ensure the course path is followed.

        Teaching Assistance is available during business hours.

      • What is covered under the 24/7 Support promise?

        We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls.  

        We also have a dedicated team that provides on demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completion of your course with us.

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