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SAS Programming Essentials

at Certstaffix Training - Largo

Course Details
$1,860 4 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Apr 06, 10:00am - Apr 08, 5:00pm (3 sessions)

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1300 Caraway Ct Ste 200
Btwn McCormick & Arena Drives
Largo, Maryland 20774
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 3

What you'll learn in this sas class:

This foundation course focuses on the following key areas: 
  • reading raw data files and SAS data sets
  • investigating and summarizing data by generating frequency tables and descriptive statistics
  • creating SAS variables and recoding data values
  • subsetting data
  • combining multiple SAS files
Before attending this course, you should have experience in the following areas:
  • concepts such as file and variable 
  • accessing data files on your operating system
  • programming logic concepts such as IF/THEN
No prior SAS experience is needed.

Course Outline

Chapter 1: Getting Started
  • The SAS Language
  • SAS Data Sets
  • DATA and PROC Steps
  • Built-in Loop
  • SAS Data Libraries
  • Viewing Data Sets in the View Table
Chapter 2: Getting Data into SAS
  • Methods for Inputting Data
  • Entering Data with Viewtable
  • Reading space delimited files
  • Reading data arranged in columns
  • Reading data not in standard format
  • Informats
  • Mixing input styles
  • Reading messy raw data
  • Reading multiple lines per observation
  • Reading multiple observations per line
  • Reading part of a data file
  • Controlling input with options
  • Reading delimited files with the DATA step
  • Reading delimited and Excel files with PROC IMPORT
  • Temporary versus Permanent Data Sets
  • Listing contents of the SAS Data Set
  • Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)
Chapter 3: Working With Your Data
  • Creating and Redefining Variables
  • Using SAS Character Functions
  • Using SAS Numeric Functions
  • Using SAS Date Functions
  • Subsetting your data
  • Using IF-THEN Statements
Chapter 4: Sorting, Printing and Summarizing your data
  • Using SAS Procedures
  • Subsetting in Procedures with the WHERE clause
  • Sorting with PROC SORT
  • Printing with PROC PRINT
  • Changing the Appearance of Printed Values with Formats
  • Creating Custom Formats
  • Calculating basic descriptive statistics
  • Calculating frequency tables
  • Producing reports with PROC TABULATE
Chapter 5: Enhancing Your Output
  • Concepts of the Output Delivery System
  • Creating Text Output
  • Creating HTML Output
  • Creating RTF Output
  • Creating PDF Output
Chapter 6: Combining SAS Data Sets
  • Combining Data Sets Using a One-to-One Match Merge
  • Combining Data Sets Using a One-to-Many Match Merge
Headsets for free, Guaranteed to Run, Re-Takes for free (Up to 6 months), Interactive Classroom environment.

Registration Note: We can only accept students into our classes whose tuition is being paid by an employer or sponsoring organization. Self-paying individuals cannot enroll.

School Notes:
Courseware (if a course has a Courseware) will be shipped to the address provided two weeks before the class starts. Make sure that the additional info field is properly and correctly filled out to avoid Courseware being lost in transit. Please also note that P.O. Box addresses are not allowed.

The classes are instructor-led live training you attend in a local classroom or from your home/office. Our instructors teach from a remote location while being able to interact with students as in a traditional classroom setting.

Instructors can view student progress and take control of their PC to provide direct assistance. Students can see the instructor's presentation as well as voice questions directly to the instructor and participate in class discussions.

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You can cancel or reschedule your registration without penalty or charge provided you give notice of 10 business days (M-F) or more days before the start of my class.

If you request to cancel or reschedule your registration 10 Business Days (M-F) or less days before the class start you will be charged 100% the course fee and will not be entitled to a refund. You have one (1) opportunity to use our Make-Up policy to have those funds applied to a later class date.

You cannot change your class location ten (10) Business days (M-F) or less before the class start because Certified Staffing Solutions has shipped training materials and provisioned resources. Location changes requested prior to that timeframe are subject to availability and may incur an additional charge.

Should Certified Staffing Solutions need to cancel your class due to insufficient enrollment, or postpone it due to events beyond their control, Certified Staffing Solutions will notify you as soon as possible. In such cases, you may reschedule to a future class date at no additional charge or receive a refund for any money on account relating to that registration.

Travel arrangements and costs are the sole responsibility of the student. Certified Staffing Solutions suggests obtaining refundable reservations. Certified Staffing Solutions classes are confirmed approximately 14 days before the start of the class. We cannot guarantee class commitments before that window of time. Certified Staffing Solutions will not be responsible for any cancellation costs incurred, including but not limited to, airline/mass transit tickets, hotel reservations and so on.


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Tue, Apr 07 10:00am - 5:00pm Remote Instructor
Wed, Apr 08 10:00am - 5:00pm Remote Instructor
10:00am - 5:00pm Remote Instructor 3 $1,860
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Tue, May 19 10:00am - 5:00pm Remote Instructor
Wed, May 20 10:00am - 5:00pm Remote Instructor
10:00am - 5:00pm Remote Instructor 3 $1,860
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Tue, Jun 30 10:00am - 5:00pm Remote Instructor
Wed, Jul 01 10:00am - 5:00pm Remote Instructor

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