SAS - Certified Base Programmer: Fast Track

Duration

Duration:

Just 3 Days

Method

Method:

Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

7/2/2022 (Monday)

Overview

On this 3 day accelerated SAS® Base Programmer course, you'll learn the fundamentals of SAS including data access, manipulation, analysis and reporting.

You'll be immersed in the Certified Base Programmer Fast Track curriculum through our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, which allows you learn and retain information faster than traditional courses.

On this official SAS course, you'll understand file structures and how to write system commands to create and access files as well as (IF/THEN) principle programming logic concepts. Our expert instructors will also take you through how to:

  • understand the compilation and execution process of the DATA step
  • use different kinds of input to create SAS data sets from external files
  • use SAS software to access SAS data libraries
  • create and use SAS date values
  • read, concatenate, merge, match-merge and interleave SAS data sets
  • use the data set options DROP=, KEEP= and RENAME=
  • create multiple output data sets
  • use array processing and DO loops to process data iteratively
  • use SAS functions to perform data manipulation and transformations

You'll benefit from 24-hour lab access, allowing you to practice and apply your knowledge whenever you want!

During the course, you'll prepare for and sit the SAS Certified Base Programmer exam. Don't pass the first time? Don't worry - you'll be covered by our Certification Guarantee.

This course is ideal for you if you are interested in learning about SAS and becoming a Certified Base Programmer.

Four reasons why you should sit your Certified Base Programmer course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be Certified Base Programmer trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 3-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your Certified Base Programmer course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass Certified Base Programmer first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study Certified Base Programmer with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 110.845 students saving more than one million hours since 2001

Benefits

Curriculum

Introduction

  • Information about the SAS®9 Base Programming Exam
  • Course logistics
  • Overview of Foundation SAS

Getting Started with SAS

  • Introduction to SAS programs
  • Submitting a SAS program

Working with SAS Syntax

  • Mastering fundamental concepts
  • Diagnosing and correcting syntax errors

Getting Familiar with SAS Data Sets

  • Examining descriptor and data portions
  • Accessing SAS data libraries

Reading SAS Data Sets

  • Introduction to reading data
  • Using SAS data as input
  • Subsetting observations and variables
  • Adding permanent attributes

Reading Spreadsheet and Database Data

  • Reading spreadsheet data
  • Reading database data

Reading Delimited Raw Data Files

  • Using standard delimited data as input
  • Using nonstandard delimited data as input

Manipulating Data

  • Creating variables
  • Creating variables conditionally
  • Subsetting observations

Combining SAS Data Sets

  • Introduction to combining data sets
  • Appending a data set (self-study)
  • Concatenating data sets
  • Merging data sets one-to-one
  • Merging data sets one-to-many
  • Merging data sets with nonmatches

Producing Summary Reports

  • Using the FREQ procedure
  • Using the MEANS procedure
  • Using the TABULATE procedure (self-study)

Enhancing Reports

  • Using global statements
  • Adding labels and formats
  • Creating user-defined formats
  • Subsetting and grouping observations
  • Directing output to external files

Controlling Input and Output

  • Outputting multiple observations
  • Writing to multiple SAS data sets
  • Selecting variables and observations

Summarising Data 

  • Creating an accumulating total variable
  • Accumulating totals for a group of data

Reading Raw Data Files

  • Reading raw data files with formatted input
  • Controlling when a record loads
  • Additional techniques for list input (self-study)
  • Creating raw data files (self-study)

Data Transformations

  • Manipulating character values
  • Manipulating numeric values
  • Converting variable type

Debugging Techniques (optional)

  • Using the PUTLOG statement
  • Using the DEBUG option

Processing Data Iteratively

  • DO-loop processing
  • SAS array processing
  • Using SAS arrays

Restructuring a Data Set

  • Rotating with the DATA step
  • Using the TRANSPOSE procedure

Creating Reports with the REPORT Procedure (Self-study)

  • Creating reports with the REPORT procedure

Learning More

  • SAS resources
  • Beyond this course

Exam Track

During the course, you'll sit the following exam at Firebrand's Training Centre. Covered by your Certification Guarantee:

SAS® Base Programming for SAS®9 exam

  • Duration: 110 minutes
  • Format: 60-65 multiple-choice and short-answer questions
  • Passing score: 70%

What's Included

On this accelerated course, you'll receive:

  • Official SAS courseware
  • Base SAS Programming case study

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

Prerequisites

Before attending the course, you should have:

  • An understanding of operating systems
  • Some experience in programming (you don't need to have experience with SAS)

Are you ready to get certified in record time?

We interview all applicants for the course on their technical background, degrees and certifications held, and general suitability. If you get through this screening process, it means you stand a great chance of passing.

Firebrand Training is an immersive training environment. You must be committed to the course. The above prerequisites are guidelines, but many students with less experience have other background or traits that have enabled their success in accelerated training through Firebrand Training.

If you have any doubts as to whether you meet the pre-requisites please call 21 96 61 82 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants, who can help you with a training plan.

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