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Base SAS 9 Programming: The SAS Environment

Target Audience
Expected Duration
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Expertise Level

There is a variety of SAS environments available to you as a SAS programmer, and the one you use will depend on the underlying SAS system. This course introduces SAS and the various systems including the SAS Studio web interface and SAS Windowing Environment. This course is one of a series that prepares you for the SAS certification exam, SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9.

Target Audience
Learners interested in programmatically working with data in SAS systems.


Expected Duration (hours)

Lesson Objectives

Base SAS 9 Programming: The SAS Environment

  • start the course
  • describe the purpose of SAS programming
  • describe the various SAS environments used for SAS programming
  • describe ways in which a SAS environment is obtained
  • list the attributes of the three main interfaces to SAS – SAS Studio, SAS Enterprise Guide, and SAS Windowing Environment
  • create a simple SAS program
  • run a simple SAS program
  • list the characteristics of the SAS Studio environment
  • list SAS Studio interface elements
  • use the SAS Studio navigation pane
  • use the SAS Studio Code Tab
  • use the SAS Studio Log Tab
  • use the SAS Studio Results Tab
  • work with autocomplete in SAS Studio
  • work with tasks in SAS Studio
  • work with libraries in SAS Studio
  • create and run a simple SAS program in one of the SAS environments
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    Expertise Level