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SAS Programming 1: Essentials
This course is for users who want to learn how to write SAS programs. It is the entry point to learning SAS programming and 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
SAS Certification Practice Exam: Base Programming for SAS 9
This practice exam tests the same knowledge and skills as the SAS Base 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 SAS Base Programming for SAS 9 certification exam may 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.

2 Fundamental 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 SAS DATA and procedure steps to access, transform, and summarize SAS data sets. 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
SAS Certification Practice Exam: Advanced Programming for SAS 9
This practice exam tests the same knowledge and skills as the SAS 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 SAS Advanced Programming for SAS 9 certification exam contains 70 test questions, while the practice exam contains 50 questions.
  • The practice exam is delivered to you in one continuous HTML page. The Certification exam questions are delivered one per screen.
  • The Certification exam has a time limit of 120 minutes, and a timer is provided on each screen to help you track your exam time. There is no timer in the practice exam. To best simulate the actual time allowed for 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.

4 Expert 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 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
Data Preparation for Data Mining
This course introduces programming techniques used by analysts to transform raw data into a form suitable for predictive modeling. This course uses SAS programming extensively.

4 Expert Classroom
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).

3 Intermediate Classroom Live Web Classroom
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 Programming Introduction: Basic Concepts
This course teaches you how to write simple SAS programs. The course is a subset of the SAS Programming 1: Essentials course. If you do not plan to write SAS programs and prefer a point-and-click interface to SAS, you should attend the SAS Enterprise Guide 1: Querying and Reporting course.

1 Beginner Classroom Live Web Classroom
Administrative Healthcare Data and SAS Business Knowledge Series
This industry-specific course focuses on the payer side of the industry: the origin, content, management, and use of administrative healthcare data. Students will become acquainted with the providers, payers, and users of the U.S. healthcare system. This course is not a hands-on programming course, but rather, it explores the business of medical claims data, health plan members, and service providers. As a supplement to this course, programmers should consider also registering for Administrative Healthcare Data and SAS : Hands-On Programming Workshop, a one-day course that focuses on programming methods and techniques that are useful in the healthcare industry. The two courses are offered on contiguous days.

2 Fundamental Classroom
Data Cleaning Techniques Business Knowledge Series
This course teaches you how to detect errors in raw data source files as well as showing you how to identify and correct errors in character and numeric SAS data. You will learn a variety of techniques for detecting problems with more complex data structures, such as data sets requiring multiple observations per subject, or requiring entries for a single subject across multiple data sets. More than simply teaching techniques for detecting and fixing data errors, this is also an excellent SAS programming course. Novice and veteran SAS programmers alike will garner new and valuable programming tips and tricks.

Knowledge of the SAS macro language is not a prerequisite, but you will learn to run macros that perform a variety of data cleaning functions. As an example, the AUTO_OUTLIERS macro automatically reports on outliers in numeric data using a concept called "trimmed statistics."

The class closes with a demonstration of an innovative process that leverages integrity constraints and audit trails to detect and programmatically clean dirty data before it even gets into your analysis data set. After class, you'll have access to every program and macro used during class, as well as a personal copy of Cody's Data Cleaning Techniques, Second Edition.

3 Intermediate Classroom Live Web Classroom
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 Classroom 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 Classroom Live Web Classroom
Introduction to Statistical Concepts
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 SAS Education offers. The course is appropriate for Base SAS and SAS Enterprise Guide users. Data, practices, and a Case Study are included.

1 Beginner e-Learning
Administrative Healthcare Data and SAS : Hands-On Programming Workshop Business Knowledge Series
This hands-on workshop is open to SAS programmers who attended the Administrative Healthcare Data and SAS course. This workshop explores programming methods and techniques that are useful in the management of administrative healthcare data.

2 Fundamental Classroom
SAS Functions by Example Business Knowledge Series
Ever spent valuable time writing complex code only to later find a function that would have done the job for you? Discover the plethora of practical SAS functions that you haven't seen in other SAS programming courses, and start resolving your everyday programming problems more quickly and efficiently.

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

3 Intermediate Classroom
Establishing Causal Inferences: Propensity Score Matching, Heckman's Two-Stage Model, Interrupted Time Series, and Regression Discontinuity Models New 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 Classroom
Hadoop Data Management with Hive, Pig, and SAS New
In this course you will use processing methods to prepare structured and unstructured big data for analysis. You will learn to organize this data into structured tabular form using Apache Hive and Apache Pig. You will 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.

3 Intermediate Classroom
SAS High-Performance Markdown Optimization 4.3 Analytics and Modeling
This course is for those responsible for demand modeling within a retail organization in which SAS High-Performance Markdown Optimization 4.3 has been implemented.

3 Intermediate Classroom
Propensity Score Matching, Adjustment, and Randomized Experiments Business Knowledge Series
This course focuses on testing whether the results of a program can be attributed to a given cause. For example, was the increase in customer sales due to mailing of sales flyers? Was the health improvement due to the new medication? What conclusion can be drawn? The following cases are examined: randomized controlled experiments and observational studies that require adjustment to reduce bias by using propensity score analysis through either propensity score matching or propensity score adjustment.

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

3 Intermediate Classroom Live Web Classroom
Developing Custom Tasks for SAS Enterprise Guide Business Knowledge Series
SAS Enterprise Guide is a hugely popular application that is used by SAS programmers, SAS power users, and business analysts around the world. It does a lot, but does it do everything that you need it to do? Organizations often have a need to extend or customize their SAS Enterprise Guide environment to fit their particular industry or business processes.

4 Expert Classroom
Producing Maps with SAS/GRAPH
This course teaches you to use SAS/GRAPH software to produce various types of maps to display geographically based data. In addition, you learn how to add annotations to maps, and create and modify map data sets.

4 Expert Classroom 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 Classroom Live Web Classroom