SAS Fundamentals

This course is designed for Computer Users as an introduction to the SAS System.


Attendees will need some knowledge of their own computer systems and be able to use a keyboard and a mouse.


This course is our Essential Introduction to the SAS System. The course covers all you need to know to get started with SAS quickly and easily. After the course, attendees will be able to use SAS software to read their data, access, manage and manipulate their data, solve problems, save programs and datasets, use conditional logic, combine files, produce tables and listings of data, and use data analysis techniques.


F1 Introduction

  • What is SAS?
  • SAS Software and Solutions
  • Introduction to the SAS Environment
  • Using the Display Manager System (DMS)
  • Using SAS Enterprise Guide
  • Working with SAS Programs in Enterprise Guide
  • SAS System Walkthrough
  • Workshop Session

F7 Combining SAS Tables

  • Sorting
  • Concatenating
  • Merging
  • Workshop Session

F2 Writing SAS Programs

  • Working with SAS Data Libraries
  • Accessing Other Data Sources
  • Structure of a SAS Program
  • Rules of the SAS Language
  • Table Structures
  • Interpreting the SAS Log
  • Workshop Session

F8 Dates and Times

  • How Dates and Times are Stored in SAS
  • Date and Time Informats/Formats
  • Date and Time Functions
  • YEARCUTOFF Option (Optional)
  • Workshop Session

F3 Importing Data Into SAS

  • Reading Data
  • Importing Text Files
  • Using the Import/Export Wizards
  • Workshop Session

F9 Reporting (Optional)

  • Controlling SAS
  • Proc Print
  • Proc Tabulate
  • Proc Report
  • Workshop Session

F4 Programming with the Data Step

  • Creating SAS Variables
  • Reading SAS Data Sets
  • Conditional Processing
  • Introduction to how the DATA Step Works
  • Workshop Session

F10 Enhancing Output Using ODS

  • Introduction to ODS
  • Capturing SAS Output
  • Styles in ODS
  • Workshop Session

F5 Manipulating Data

  • Where, Keep, Drop & Rename Options and Statements
  • Functions
  • Accumulators
  • Workshop Session

F11 Data Analysis

  • Proc FREQ
  • Proc MEANS
  • Workshop Session

F6 Formats and Labels

  • Formats and Informats
  • Proc FORMAT
  • Labels
  • Workshop Session
  • Register Online