SAS Programmer

Start your career as a junior SAS programmer with this professional certificate program provided by Alvernia University. Prepare for the SASĀ® Base Programming Specialist certification exam.

Study to be a clinical statistical programmer, learning to manipulate and transform data, combining SAS data sets, creating basic detail and summary reports using SAS procedures and identifying and correcting data, syntax and programming logic errors.

Complete projects that demonstrate your knowledge as a sas base programmer. You will write programs for each stage of the SAS programming process to analyze passenger claims at United States airports and then use your knowledge of the data-preparation stage to write programs that restructure world tourism data.

SAS Programming Language

Understand and use the fundamentals of the SAS programming language and apply SAS programming principles in practical examples

Analyze & Report

Analyze and report on data and export results to common formats such as HTML, PDF and Excel

Explore & Prepare

In this program you will access different types of data, including SAS, Excel and text, and then explore and prepare the data

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SAS Programmer Professional Certificate

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Flexible Schedule

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Entry Level

No previous experience required

4-Months to Complete

Suggested pace of 10 hours/week; 4 Courses

SAS Programmer Professional Certificate Courses

Doing More with SAS Programming

This course is for business analysts and SAS programmers who want to learn data manipulation techniques using the SAS DATA step and procedures to access, transform and summarize data. The course builds on the concepts that are presented in the Getting Started with SAS Programming course and is not recommended for beginning SAS software users. You should be able to write DATA step code to access data, subset rows and columns, compute new columns and process data conditionally. You should also be able to sort tables using the SORT procedure and apply SAS formats.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand and control DATA step processing.
  • Create an accumulating column and process data in groups.
  • Manipulate data with functions, convert column type,.
  • Create custom formats.
  • Concatenate and merge tables.
  • Process repetitive code and restructure tables.

Getting Started with SAS Programming

This course is for users who want to learn to write SAS programs to access, explore, prepare and analyze data. It is the entry point to learning SAS programming for data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence. It is a prerequisite to many other SAS courses. You should have experience using computer software and understand file structures and system commands, accessing data files on your operating systems. No prior SAS experience is needed.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use SAS Studio to write and submit SAS programs that access SAS, Microsoft Excel, and text data.
  • Explore and validate data.
  • Prepare data by subsetting rows and computing new columns.
  • Analyze and report on data.
  • Export data and results to other formats.
  • Use SQL in SAS to query and join tables.

Practicing for the SAS Programming Certification Exam

Use the skills you acquired in this program to solve realistic problems. This course will also thoroughly review SAS programming concepts so you are prepared to take the SAS Certified Specialist: Base Programming Using SAS 9.4 Exam.

Preparing for the SAS Programming Certification Exam

Use the skills you acquired in this program to solve realistic problems. This course will continue to thoroughly review SAS programming concepts so you are prepared to take the SAS Certified Specialist: Base Programming Using SAS 9.4 Exam.

Skills you will gain: