SAS Certified Base Programmer: Fast Track - Only 3 Days

Why

Seven reasons why you should sit your Certified Base Programmer course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be Certified Base Programmer certified in just 3 days. With us, you’ll be Certified Base Programmer trained in record time
  2. Our Certified Base Programmer course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass Certified Base Programmer first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more Certified Base Programmer. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn Certified Base Programmer faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying Certified Base Programmer with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 68,075 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Certified Base Programmer courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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What

On this 3 day accelerated SAS® Base Programmer course, you'll learn the fundamentals of SAS including data access, manipulation, analysis and reporting.

You'll be immersed in the Certified Base Programmer Fast Track curriculum through our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, which allows you learn and retain information faster than traditional courses.

On this official SAS course, you'll understand file structures and how to write system commands to create and access files as well as (IF/THEN) principle programming logic concepts. Our expert instructors will also take you through how to:

  • understand the compilation and execution process of the DATA step
  • use different kinds of input to create SAS data sets from external files
  • use SAS software to access SAS data libraries
  • create and use SAS date values
  • read, concatenate, merge, match-merge and interleave SAS data sets
  • use the data set options DROP=, KEEP= and RENAME=
  • create multiple output data sets
  • use array processing and DO loops to process data iteratively
  • use SAS functions to perform data manipulation and transformations

You'll benefit from 24-hour lab access, allowing you to practice and apply your knowledge whenever you want!

During the course, you'll prepare for and sit the SAS Certified Base Programmer exam. Don't pass the first time? Don't worry - you'll be covered by our Certification Guarantee.

This course is ideal for you if you are interested in learning about SAS and becoming a Certified Base Programmer.

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Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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Introduction

  • Information about the SAS®9 Base Programming Exam
  • Course logistics
  • Overview of Foundation SAS

Getting Started with SAS

  • Introduction to SAS programs
  • Submitting a SAS program

Working with SAS Syntax

  • Mastering fundamental concepts
  • Diagnosing and correcting syntax errors

Getting Familiar with SAS Data Sets

  • Examining descriptor and data portions
  • Accessing SAS data libraries

Reading SAS Data Sets

  • Introduction to reading data
  • Using SAS data as input
  • Subsetting observations and variables
  • Adding permanent attributes

Reading Spreadsheet and Database Data

  • Reading spreadsheet data
  • Reading database data

Reading Delimited Raw Data Files

  • Using standard delimited data as input
  • Using nonstandard delimited data as input

Manipulating Data

  • Creating variables
  • Creating variables conditionally
  • Subsetting observations

Combining SAS Data Sets

  • Introduction to combining data sets
  • Appending a data set (self-study)
  • Concatenating data sets
  • Merging data sets one-to-one
  • Merging data sets one-to-many
  • Merging data sets with nonmatches

Producing Summary Reports

  • Using the FREQ procedure
  • Using the MEANS procedure
  • Using the TABULATE procedure (self-study)

Enhancing Reports

  • Using global statements
  • Adding labels and formats
  • Creating user-defined formats
  • Subsetting and grouping observations
  • Directing output to external files

Controlling Input and Output

  • Outputting multiple observations
  • Writing to multiple SAS data sets
  • Selecting variables and observations

Summarising Data 

  • Creating an accumulating total variable
  • Accumulating totals for a group of data

Reading Raw Data Files

  • Reading raw data files with formatted input
  • Controlling when a record loads
  • Additional techniques for list input (self-study)
  • Creating raw data files (self-study)

Data Transformations

  • Manipulating character values
  • Manipulating numeric values
  • Converting variable type

Debugging Techniques (optional)

  • Using the PUTLOG statement
  • Using the DEBUG option

Processing Data Iteratively

  • DO-loop processing
  • SAS array processing
  • Using SAS arrays

Restructuring a Data Set

  • Rotating with the DATA step
  • Using the TRANSPOSE procedure

Creating Reports with the REPORT Procedure (Self-study)

  • Creating reports with the REPORT procedure

Learning More

  • SAS resources
  • Beyond this course

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During the course, you'll sit the following exam at Firebrand's Training Centre. Covered by your Certification Guarantee:

SAS® Base Programming for SAS®9 exam

  • Duration: 110 minutes
  • Format: 60-65 multiple-choice and short-answer questions
  • Passing score: 70%

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On this accelerated course, you'll receive:

  • Official SAS courseware
  • Base SAS Programming case study

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 080 80 800 888.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, GIAC and CISSP CBK Review. Exam vouchers may also not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to Education and Skills Funding Agency guidelines.
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, CREST, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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Before attending the course, you should have:

  • An understanding of operating systems
  • Some experience in programming (you don't need to have experience with SAS)

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on 080 80 800 888 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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