About Certified SAS Base Programming Training:
SAS which stands for Statistical Analysis System is a software developed by the SAS Institute a private company based out of Cary, North Carolina, USA. Its primary objective is to be able to process large chunks of data and analyse it ti aid in the process of intelligent decision making. SAS has has been widely accepted in the world and it accounts for almost 70% of the data processing market place.
SAS took birth in the hands of Anthony Barr and James Goodnight at the North Carolina State University in 1966. Back then National Institute of Health came forward to fund the project which they primarily wanted to use for analysing agricultural data. Later on NIH pulled out of the project and a decision was taken to try out SAS as a business venture and thus came into being SAS Institute.
Applications and Usage:
SAS can import data from a range of data sources inclusive of Excel and perform various statistical analysis on the data sets. SAS Software has two options for working with it. First one is the Front End which is meant for Research Students, Researchers and Statistical Analysts who work with the Graphical User Interface. The software also gives a Back end access to the software for programming of the software for various purpose and objectives by programmers with the help of the SAS Programming Language.
For processing data in SAS data should being either in Excel table format or SAS format. The Software consists of two primary functions, first is to archive the data in an SAS database, this step is called Data Step. The second primary objective of the SAS software is to be able to process the Data to generate various analytical reports on the Data and this process is called PROC step.
SAS is a very advanced level of software which consists of over 200 components and has over 300 procedural sets for analysing the data and generate reports.
Certified SAS Base Programmer Course Description
This is a comprehensive course on SAS Base Programming which has over 21 hours of lecture divided into two major sections consisting of 115 sub modules. The course has been divided into the following Sections and sub topics.
Section 1: Business Analytic Using SAS
In this section you will be given an introduction to the SAS Program and learn about SAS Dataset and SAS Formats. How to read Excel Worksheets and what are the Raw Data File Standards and Non Standards will be elaborated. Here you will also get to know about Length Statement and Compilation Execution and various types of Data Errors. You will learn various ways of Validation of Data sets and also learn about various types of Statements like Assignment Statement, If Then Statement and Diff Where and If Statement. You will learn how to work with databases with help of Keep Drop, Append, Concatenate and Merge Data Bases. You will learn how to generate Global Statements and give Title n Foot Note. You will also be given an over view of various SAS functions and various types of Arrays like Array DoLoop and Array Temp. You will be also trained on how to generate SAS Statements.
Section 2: SAS – Advanced SAS For Business Analytics
Here you will get an introduction to Advanced SAS and learn about Macro and how to develop Macros Applications. You will also learn about various Macrovariables and how to define and call Macro. In this chapter you will also be given a overview of Positional Parameters. You will learn how to create and update variables. You will also get trained on working with SQL inside SAS. You will also be given an overview of the NOEXEC along with practical examples. In this chapter you will also learn about various types of functions like Average Function, Minimum Function, Count Function and Executing Count Function. You will also get detailed insight on Clauses like Group by Clause, Executing Group by and Having Clause, Executing Order By Clause. What is SubQuery and how to Execute SubQuery will be demonstrated. You will also get detailed overview of SQL Joins and how to Create a Table in SQL and work with the SQL View. You will learn how to Insert Data into Table and also learn various Techniques for Programming Efficiency.
What are the requirements/pre-requisites?
SAS though is a very complex software with over 200 modules and over 300 processes we have made the course simple enough to understand and comprehensive enough to bring you up to date. So you just need basic computer working knowledge including idea of creating data sheets with help of Excel software and workings of the same. SAS can import data from Excel so having pre knowledge of Excel or other database creating software can be considered a plus point for learning this course.
Target Audience for this training
This course on SAS Base programming is targeted at professionals who want to work in the filed of IT and Mathematical Data Processing Industry. SAS is a software that is used globally for Data Archiving and Processing so if you are interested to learn and be a SAS professional this is the course that will get you started in that path.
FAQs – General Questions
- I am very new to SAS Base Programming so will it be difficult to learn it?
Though SAS is considered to be a very advanced and difficult programme to learn compared to other software, we have tried to make the Course and Topics as simple to understand as possible. That is from scratch. So if you are new to the filed of SAS Base programming this will clear all your doubts regarding SAS and SAS Base Programming, which is an essential part of SAS for everyone to learn.
- What career can I build after learning SAS Base Programming?
SAS has been widely implemented worldwide from the Agricultural Industry to the Aviation Industry so there will be hardly any industry where SAS software is not used for Data crunching and Statistical reports. So in all industries across the whole world you can find employment opportunities if you do the SAS Base Programming Certification.
- Where can the concepts I learned in this training be applied?
The concepts that you are learning here can be used professionally all along your career. Even if you learn a new software related to Data crunching and Data Analysis, all the concepts you are learning here can be applied in those software too.
- What is a Numerical Analysis Software?
Numerical Analysis Software are software that are used to compile huge amount of data literally millions and millions of lines of data and process them in a structured from. The software not only work as a data bank but also programmes which are able to process the data sets and give instant outputs when some crunching is done to derive some analytical result and report.
- What is Data Set?
A Data Set is a collection of Data in a Tabled manner under various headings with various variables. Its normally referred to a single Data Table row. Where as the columns of the database are designated as Data Variables the Rows of the Data Base are commonly referred as Data Set
- What is PROC Set
PROC Set is derived from the words Procedure Set. Which in SAS refers to processing large amounts of data with a set of procedures which are made of complex programming and algorithms for achieving objective orientated statistical reports. SAS has over 300 procedural sets.
- SAS vs Stata and SPSS
SAS, Stata and SPSS are comparatively doing the same job of archiving and processing of large data sets. Though their functionality are same the complexity of the programmes varies. Stata and SPSS being less complex are easier to learn where as SAS is more difficult to learn with its over 200 modules and and over 300 procedural sets. But on the other hand when it comes to processing of data and methodology used SAS is considered to be the leader among the three as it can do more complex processing than Stata and SPSS.
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SAS Base Programming Certification is necessary now a days if you are working in the filed of data crunching and data analysis.SAS is not a very simple programme with over 200 software components and over 300 procedures. So its huge and certification course makes it easy for us to learn SAS and progress in our career. When I first got introduced to SAS I needed a basic programming course so I was looking for a good course. I went though the site and came across this course and started doing it. The trainer managed to clear all my doubts by his insightful on screen demonstrations so learning such a complicated software as SAS for me has become easy. So I am decently thankful to EduCBA for publishing this course.
I am a noob when it comes to working with statistical data sets and my work is in the field of medical research and we have to deal with loads of data. As in millions of rows of data everyday. So our institute uses SAS for its day to day data crunching processes. So to work at par with other researchers and analysts its quite imperative that I learn SAS Base Programming. So when I decided to learn SAS I asked around from people where I can learn it in middle of my research work! So people suggested online tutorials and I felt that is a good choice of learning methodology as I work somewhere full time! So upon another referral I decided to take up the course offered here… And till date I have found the tutorials to be quite useful for learning SAS base Programming.
Its not been long since I moved onto the field of data mining and data crunching and everyone after coming to know I don’t have SAS Base Certification, advised that I should take it up immediately. Most data crunching and analysis work is being done with the SAS software and its over 200 components! Its not a very easy software to learn. In fact SAS is one of the toughest to learn when it comes to Statistical Data Analysis Software so I was very apprehensive at start. But my apprehension went away when I gradually got introduced to newer modules in the course. The trainer has explained the topics very well so I found it very easy to learn most of the modules. I am yet to complete the full course but I am very satisfied so far.
Career Benefits of this training
SAS is a software that has been widely accepted by the various industries worldwide everywhere there has been a need to process large amounts of data and draw statistical reports from them. Be it in the Agriculture industry or the medical or even the aviation and automotive industry SAS software has been tried and tested in all the sectors. So if you are going to work in the filed of SAS and specially programming of SAS in the IT sector in any industry worldwide then this is a basic course you must undertake to do that. This SAS Base Programming Certification Course will open your gateway to the professional world when it comes to SAS programming.
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