SAS Programming 1: Essentials
There is a new version of this course. Please see SAS Programming 1: Essentials.
Please note: The current SAS Programming 1: Essentials course has been revised. The revised eLearning is already available and the revised classroom and live web courses will be in effect from 1st January 2019. This page details the content of the current version being phased out - use the link above to view details of the revised course content. The link above can also be used to view all scheduled events for both versions. Please contact the Education team for guidance, if required, during this transition period.
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.
Learn how to
Who should attendAnyone starting to write SAS programs
Before attending this course, you should have experience using computer software. Specifically, you should be able to
No prior SAS experience is needed. If you do not feel comfortable with the prerequisites or are new to programming and think that the pace of this course might be too demanding, you can take the SAS Programming Introduction: Basic Concepts course before attending this course. SAS Programming Introduction: Basic Concepts is designed to introduce you to computer programming and presents a portion of the SAS Programming 1: Essentials material at a slower pace.
This course addresses Base SAS software.
This course also addresses SAS/ACCESS Interface to PC Files. This course is appropriate for students who are using SAS 9 software.