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Beginner Level

Approx. 25 hours to complete

Suggested: 14 hours/week...

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Course Overview and Data Setup

5 videos (Total 16 min), 4 readings
5 videos
Demo: Programming in SAS7m
Practicing in This Course35s
How to Set Up the Course Files in SAS OnDemand for Academics3m
How to Set Up Course Files for SAS University Edition3m
4 readings
Learner Prerequisites10m
Choosing and Setting Up SAS Software for this Course10m
Need Help Setting Up Software?10m
Using Forums and Getting Help10m
2 hours to complete

Essentials

7 videos (Total 16 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
SAS Programming Interfaces56s
Demo: Programming with SAS Studio4m
SAS Program Structure2m
SAS Program Syntax55s
Demo: Understanding SAS Program Syntax2m
Demo: Finding and Resolving Syntax Errors4m
2 readings
Practice Using SAS Studio20m
Syntax Review10m
3 practice exercises
Activity 1.0110m
Activity 1.0210m
Essentials30m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Accessing Data

14 videos (Total 27 min), 1 reading, 9 quizzes
14 videos
Types of Data1m
What is a SAS Table?1m
Required Column Attributes for SAS Tables2m
Listing Table and Column Attributes1m
Accessing Data in a Program1m
Using a Library to Read SAS Data3m
Automatic SAS Libraries1m
Demo: Exploring Automatic SAS Libraries3m
Using a Library to Read Other File Types2m
Demo: Using a Library to Read Excel Files3m
Importing Unstructured Data2m
Demo: Importing a Comma-Delimited (CSV) File2m
Importing an Excel File1m
1 reading
Syntax Review10m
9 practice exercises
Question 2.015m
Activity 2.0210m
Activity 2.0310m
Activity 2.04: Create a Library for This Course (Required)10m
Activity 2.0510m
Activity 2.0610m
Level 1 Practice: Importing Excel Data from a Single Worksheet20m
Level 2 Practice: Importing Data from a CSV File20m
Accessing Data30m
Week
3
5 hours to complete

Exploring and Validating Data

16 videos (Total 41 min), 1 reading, 14 quizzes
16 videos
Exploring Data with Procedures1m
Demo: Exploring Data with SAS Procedures6m
Filtering Rows with the WHERE Statement1m
Combining Expressions in a WHERE Statement58s
Demo: Filtering Rows with Basic Operators5m
Using Special WHERE Operators1m
Creating and Using Macro Variables2m
Demo: Filtering Rows Using Macro Variables3m
Formatting Data Values in Results1m
Common Formats for Numeric Values1m
Common Formats for Date Values26s
Demo: Formatting Data Values in Results3m
Sorting Data1m
Identifying and Removing Duplicates1m
Demo: Identifying and Removing Duplicate Values5m
1 reading
Syntax Review10m
14 practice exercises
Activity 3.0110m
Level 1 Practice: Exploring Data with Procedures20m
Level 2 Practice: Using Procedures to Validate Data20m
Activity 3.0210m
Activity 3.0310m
Activity 3.0410m
Level 1 Practice: Filtering Rows in a Listing Report Using Character Data20m
Level 2 Practice: Using Macro Variables to Subset Data in Procedures20m
Activity 3.0510m
Activity 3.0610m
Activity 3.0710m
Level 1 Practice: Sorting Data and Creating an Output Table20m
Level 2 Practice: Sorting Data to Remove Duplicate Rows20m
Exploring and Validating Data30m
Week
4
5 hours to complete

Preparing Data

13 videos (Total 28 min), 4 readings, 16 quizzes
13 videos
Using the DATA Step to Create a SAS Data Set1m
DATA Step Processing1m
Demo: Working with the DATA Step3m
Demo: Using Expressions to Create New Columns3m
Using Numeric Functions to Create Columns57s
Demo: Using Character Functions2m
Demo: Using Date Functions3m
Demo: Conditional Processing with IF-THEN3m
Conditional Processing with IF-THEN/ELSE1m
Creating Character Columns with the LENGTH Statement1m
Processing Multiple Statements with IF-THEN/DO1m
Demo: Processing Multiple Statements with IF-THEN/DO2m
4 readings
Common Summary Functions for Creating Columns5m
Common Character Functions for Creating Columns2m
Common Date Functions for Creating Columns2m
Syntax Review10m
16 practice exercises
Question 4.015m
Question 4.022m
Activity 4.0310m
Level 1 Practice: Creating a SAS Table20m
Level 2 Practice: Subsetting by Multiple Conditions and Creating a Sorted SAS Table20m
Activity 4.0410m
Activity 4.0510m
Activity 4.0610m
Level 1 Practice: Creating New Columns20m
Level 2 Practice: Creating New Columns with Character and Date Functions20m
Activity 4.0710m
Activity 4.0810m
Activity 4.0910m
Level 1 Practice: Processing Statements with IF-THEN/ELSE20m
Level 2 Practice: Processing Statements Conditionally with DO Groups20m
Preparing Data30m
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Top reviews from Getting Started with SAS Programming

By BMFeb 21st 2019

This course offers a solid foundation to anyone who is interested in beginning to use SAS. I have found the demos, activites and practices to be fairly easy yet still required me to use my brain.

By OLAug 30th 2019

The course is highly recommended for those who just started with SAS programming. Lessons very well organized with a lot of examples. It gives foundation understanding of SAS programming,

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Stacey Syphus

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About SAS

Through innovative software and services, SAS empowers and inspires customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. SAS is a trusted analytics powerhouse for organizations seeking immediate value from their data. A deep bench of analytics solutions and broad industry knowledge keep our customers coming back and feeling confident. With SAS®, you can discover insights from your data and make sense of it all. Identify what’s working and fix what isn’t. Make more intelligent decisions. And drive relevant change....

About the SAS Programmer Professional Certificate

When you complete the SAS® Base Programming courses, you will have demonstrated skills in manipulating and transforming data, combining SAS data sets, creating basic detail and summary reports using SAS procedures and identifying and correcting data, syntax and programming logic errors. These skills prepare you for the SAS® Base Programmer certification exam....
SAS Programmer

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