Base SAS

Title Level Training Formats
SAS Programming for R Users Free e-learning
This course is for experienced R users who want to apply their existing skills and extend them to the SAS environment. Emphasis is placed on programming and not statistical theory or interpretation. Students in this course should have knowledge of plotting, manipulating data, iterative processing, creating functions, applying functions, linear models, generalized linear models, mixed models, stepwise model selection, matrix algebra, and statistical simulations.

3 Intermediate Live Web Classroom e-Learning
SAS Macro Language 1: Essentials
This course focuses on the components of the SAS macro facility and how to design, write, and debug macro systems. Emphasis is placed on understanding how programs with macro code are processed.

4 Expert Classroom Live Web Classroom e-Learning
SAS Programming 3: Advanced Techniques and Efficiencies
This course is for SAS programmers who prepare data for analysis. The comparisons of manipulation techniques and resource cost benefits are designed to help programmers choose the most appropriate technique for their data situation.

4 Expert Classroom Live Web Classroom e-Learning
SAS Certification Practice Exam: Advanced Programming for SAS 9
This practice exam tests the same knowledge and skills as the Advanced Programming for SAS 9 certification exam. The format of the questions on both exams is identical, and all topics on the practice exam are proportionally weighted to match the certification exam.

You should be aware of the following differences between this practice exam and the official certification exam:

  • The practice exam contains 50 questions. The number of questions and the time limit for the Advanced Programming for SAS 9 certification exam might change from time to time. Please refer to the SAS Global Certification web site for the most current information.
  • The practice exam is delivered to you in one continuous HTML page. The certification exam questions are delivered one per screen.
  • There is no timer in the practice exam. To best simulate the designed pace of the certification exam, you should allow 85 minutes for the practice exam.

Successful performance on the practice exam does not guarantee successful performance on the certification exam.

This practice exam and the Advanced Programming for SAS 9 exam will be retired on October 31. Starting November 1, exam takers will sit for the SAS Certified Professional: Advanced Programming Using SAS 9.4 certification. The new practice exam is available through Pearson VUE.

4 Expert e-Learning
SAS Report Writing 1: Essentials
This course teaches you how to create detail and summary tabular reports using Base SAS procedures. You also learn how to enhance your reports using the Output Delivery System (ODS).

The self-study version of this course contains structured course notes that provide a detailed overview and exercises that help you develop essential skills. There is also a Virtual Lab that enables you to practice what you learn in the course.

The self-study e-learning includes:

  • Annotatable course notes in PDF format.
  • Virtual Lab time to practice

3 Intermediate Classroom Live Web Classroom e-Learning
SAS Macro Language 2: Advanced Techniques
This course covers macro quoting functions, macro storage, and macro techniques for advanced data access, table lookup operations, advanced parameter validation, and macro windows.

4 Expert Classroom Live Web Classroom e-Learning
SAS Certification Review: Base Programming for SAS 9
This course provides a review of the majority of topics in the SAS Base Programming Exam for SAS 9. It addresses the five exam content areas: Accessing Data, Creating Data Structures, Managing Data, Generating Reports, and Handling Errors.

3 Intermediate Live Web Classroom e-Learning
Introduction to Statistical Concepts Free e-learning
This course covers basic statistical concepts that are critical for understanding and using statistical methods. This course explains what statistics is and why it is important to understand the characteristics of your data.

The information in this course is a prerequisite for many other statistical courses that SAS Education offers. The course is appropriate for Base SAS and SAS Enterprise Guide users. Data, practices, and a case study are included.

0 No level e-Learning
Social Network Analytics Business Knowledge Series
This course discusses how to leverage social networks for analytical purposes. Obviously, when we say "social networks," many people think of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and so on. These are all examples of networks that connect people using either friendship or professional relationships. In this course, we zoom out and provide a much more general definition of a social network. In fact, we define a social network as a network of nodes that are connected using edges. Both nodes and edges can be defined in various ways, depending on the setting. This course starts by describing the basic concepts of social networks and their applications in marketing, risk, fraud, and HR. It then defines various social metrics and illustrates how they can be used for community mining. The course also discusses how social networks can be used for predictive analytics. The course provides a sound mix of both theoretical and technical insights, as well as practical implementation details, and is illustrated by several real-life cases. The instructor extensively reports on both his research and consulting experience in the field. References to background material such as selected papers, tutorials, and guidelines are also provided.

0 No level e-Learning
SAS Programming 1: Essentials Free e-learning
This course is for users who want to learn how to write SAS programs to access, explore, prepare, and analyze data. It is the entry point to learning SAS programming for data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. It is a prerequisite to many other SAS courses. If you do not plan to write SAS programs and you prefer a point-and-click interface, you should attend the SAS Enterprise Guide 1: Querying and Reporting course.

2 Fundamental Classroom Live Web Classroom e-Learning
Exporting SAS Data Sets and Creating ODS Files for Microsoft Excel
This course presents techniques for exporting SAS data sets or reports from SAS to Excel.

3 Intermediate Live Web Classroom
Building and Solving Optimization Models with SAS/OR
This course focuses on formulating and solving mathematical optimization models using the OPTMODEL procedure, from inputting data to interpreting output and generating reports. The course covers linear, integer, mixed integer, and nonlinear programming problems, with an emphasis on model formulation and construction.

3 Intermediate Live Web Classroom
SAS Programming Fast Track
This course is designed for programmers who need a solid foundation for programming in SAS in a condensed timeframe and who can learn at an accelerated pace. The course teaches you SAS programming essentials, such as creating SAS data sets and writing summary reports, as well as data manipulation techniques. It teaches you to use the macro facility to reduce development and maintenance time for your programs. It also teaches you to use SAS SQL processing techniques to write basic queries and subqueries and to output query results. Although this course pulls from SAS Programming 1: Essentials, SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques , SAS Macro Language 1: Essentials, and SAS SQL 1: Essentials, it does not cover all topics from these four courses.

3 Intermediate Live Web Classroom
ODS Graphics: Essentials
This course teaches you how to produce high-quality presentation graphs using ODS Graphics, which is part of Base SAS beginning with SAS 9.3.

3 Intermediate Live Web Classroom
Exploring SAS Studio for SAS Programmers
This course provides an introduction to SAS Studio for experienced SAS programmers. SAS Studio is an interface that enables users to write and submit SAS programs and use snippets and tasks to generate SAS code.

The self-study e-learning includes:

  • Annotatable course notes in PDF format.
  • Virtual Lab time to practice.

3 Intermediate e-Learning
Establishing Causal Inferences: Propensity Score Matching, Heckman's Two-Stage Model, Interrupted Time Series, and Regression Discontinuity Models Business Knowledge Series
This course introduces some methods commonly used in program evaluation and real-world effectiveness studies, including two-stage modeling, interrupted time-series, regression discontinuity, and propensity score matching. These methods help address questions such as: Which medicine is more effective in the real world? Did an advertising program have an impact on sales? More generally, are the changes in outcomes causally related to the program being run?

3 Intermediate e-Learning
Introduction to SAS/ACCESS Interface to Teradata
This course teaches you how to read Teradata tables in Teradata using the SAS 9.4 SAS/ACCESS Interface to Teradata. You learn how to connect to Teradata and to query a single Teradata table and multiple Teradata tables. You also learn efficiency techniques and options for optimizing data access performance.

3 Intermediate Live Web Classroom e-Learning
SAS Federation Server: Accessing and Virtualizing Enterprise Data
SAS Federation Server makes it easier for business users to access secure data for reporting and analysis. It provides a virtual layer or view, giving users the appropriate level of control without physically moving data. This frees up IT staff to focus on other tasks by giving them a simple method of sharing data using a centralized, governed security layer

The self-study e-learning includes:

  • Annotatable course notes in PDF format.
  • Virtual Lab time to practice.

3 Intermediate Live Web Classroom e-Learning
Hadoop Data Management with Hive, Pig, and SAS
In this course, you use processing methods to prepare structured and unstructured big data for analysis. You learn to organize this data into structured tabular form using Apache Hive and Apache Pig. You also learn SAS software technology and techniques that integrate with Hive and Pig and how to leverage these open source capabilities by programming with Base SAS and SAS/ACCESS Interface to Hadoop, and with SAS Data Integration Studio.

The Extended Learning page for this course includes the option to purchase Virtual Lab time to practice.

The e-learning format of this course also includes the option to purchase Virtual Lab time to practice.

3 Intermediate Classroom Live Web Classroom e-Learning
Programming for SAS Viya New
This course is for users who need to modify existing Base SAS programs that will execute in SAS Viya. This course leverages the power of SAS Cloud Analytic Services (CAS) to access, manage, and manipulate in-memory tables. This course is not intended for beginning SAS software users.

3 Intermediate Classroom Live Web Classroom e-Learning
SAS SQL 1: Essentials
This course teaches you how to process SAS data using Structured Query Language (SQL).

3 Intermediate Classroom Live Web Classroom e-Learning
SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques
This course is for those who need to learn data manipulation techniques using the SAS DATA step and procedures to access, transform, and summarize data. The course builds on the concepts that are presented in the SAS Programming 1: Essentials course and is not recommended for beginning SAS software users.

3 Intermediate Classroom Live Web Classroom e-Learning
Feature Engineering and Data Preparation for Analytics
This course introduces programming techniques to craft and feature engineer meaningful inputs to improve predictive modeling performance. In addition, this course provides strategies to preemptively spot and avoid common pitfalls that compromise the integrity of the data being used to build a predictive model. This course relies heavily on SAS programming techniques to accomplish the desired objectives.

4 Expert Live Web Classroom
DS2 Programming Essentials with Hadoop
This course focuses on DS2, which is a fourth-generation SAS proprietary language for advanced data manipulation. DS2 enables parallel processing and storage of large data with reusable methods and packages. This course is designed for programmers with large data who want to use modern programming techniques and structures.

4 Expert Live Web Classroom
DS2 Programming: Essentials
This course focuses on DS2, which is a fourth-generation SAS proprietary language for advanced data manipulation. DS2 enables parallel processing and storage of large data with re-usable methods and packages. This course is designed for programmers with large data who want to use modern programming techniques and structures.

4 Expert Live Web Classroom