SAS Programming Course for Absolute Beginners (Part 2)

This is the second part of the course, SAS Base Programming for Absolute Beginners. It covers day-to-day SAS applications such as SAS functions, variables, data manipulation techniques and simple data analysis.

SAS Programming Course for Absolute Beginners (Part 2)

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SAS Base Programming for Absolute Beginners (Part 2) is the continuation of our flagship SAS course. It includes 200+ exercises across 144 topics. It not only enables students to truly learn how to program SAS, but also sets the foundation for the SAS Certified Specialist Certification exam.

It covers five major topics, including SAS functions, variables, data manipulation techniques, data analysis and hypothesis testing using SAS.

Upon completion of the course, students will be more than capable of applying their SAS skills on their daily programming tasks.

This SAS course, as usual, uses a split-screen, which is proven to greatly shorten the time required to learn a programming language.

This course is based on SAS OnDemand for Academics, which is free to download.

Important! This is a coding-oriented course. You must set up the training page as instructed below:

  • Students who want a job as a SAS analyst
  • Career professionals who want to change to a career that requires the use of SAS
  • Students who are preparing for the SAS certified specialist programmer exam

Question 1: Is this course free?

No. This is Part 2 of the SAS Programming Course for Absolute Beginners. It is available only to our SASCrunch members only. 


Question 2: What will I learn in this course?

In this course, you will learn the six major topics of SAS programming:

  • Introduction to SAS
  • SAS functions
  • SAS variables
  • Data manipulation
  • Data analysis
  • Statistical analysis

This course will show you, step-by-step, how to build a basic SAS data set from scratch. You will understand how to use the most common SAS functions and data manipulation techniques. You will have a deep understanding of SAS variables, which are essential when dealing with data in SAS. Last, but not least, you will understand how to analyze data using the various analytics techniques available in SAS.

Upon completion of the course, you will be a highly efficient SAS programmer.


Question 3: How does it help with my job search?

This course will help you with your job search in a number of ways. 

First, this course will teach you, in depth, how to use SAS in day-to-day data related tasks. You will be able to answer all kinds of SAS questions that you may encounter during a typical SAS related job interview. 

Second, this course will help you to prepare for the SAS Base Certification Exam. In fact, this course is part of our Ultimate SAS Base Certification Training Program. It will help you tackle the performance-based short-answer questions that are usually tricky to answer.

When you complete the course, you will be able to walk into an interview with confidence that you have the programming skills to perform the job.


Question 4: How long does it take to complete this course?

This full course takes about 20 hours to complete.


Question 5: Do you offer certification?

No, we do not offer certification. However, you can prepare for the SAS Base Certification Exam, which is recognized globally. 


Question 6: What is the pre-requisite?

You do not need any prior background before taking this course. 

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Posted 7 months ago

This course has answered many questions for me. I feel my confidence growing as a result.

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Posted 12 months ago
No response

I have emailed twice asking questions twice and yet there is no response from anyone. Don't get me wrong its a good curriculum for learning, but if you have a question or query YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN.

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Stefan Chavdarov
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Kevin Moore
Posted 2 years ago
easy to follow


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Y Patel
Posted 2 years ago
Well organized in depth but easy to understand

Best compilation of topics in order with easy to understand illustrations. Wonderful job.

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Posted 3 years ago
SasCrunch good review

I really enjoyed the layout and teaching of this course. It was very easy to follow along, and I believe that I learned a lot.

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Posted 3 years ago
simple and straight !!

good learning experience. step by step. and its fun

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Posted 3 years ago
Extremely Beneficial Step by Step SAS Course

I have finished Part 1 and was extremely happy with what I have learned. By finishing Part 2, I have been able to practice lots of data manipulation and statistical analysis with a very easy way to learn and practice. I rate this course as 10/10 SAS course. It should be a pre-requisite for any individual who is getting into the SAS world. Thank you for the very useful course.

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Posted 3 years ago
Easy to Follow

I like how well organized and paced the modules are. There's a lot of topics, but it doesn't feel overwhelming in the slightest. The example codes are easy to understand. No complaints.

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