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SAS(R) Programming 1: Essentials for FedEx Institute

  • Tuition USD $1,300 GSA  $997.48
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 2019 Ratings
  • Course Code FEP194
  • Duration 2 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

This course is for users who want to learn how 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. If you do not plan to write SAS programs and you prefer a point-and-click interface, you should attend the SAS® Enterprise Guide® 1: Querying and Reporting course.

Skills Gained

  • use SAS Studio and SAS Enterprise Guide to write and submit SAS programs
  • 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 Excel, PDF, and other formats
  • use SQL in SAS to query and join tables.

Who Can Benefit

  • Anyone starting to write SAS programs


  • Before attending this course, you should have experience using computer software. Specifically, you should be able to
  • understand file structures and system commands on your operating systems
  • access data files on your operating systems.

Course Details


  • the SAS programming process
  • using SAS programming tools
  • understanding SAS syntax

Accessing Data

  • understanding SAS data
  • accessing data through libraries
  • importing data into SAS

Exploring and Validating Data

  • exploring data
  • filtering rows
  • formatting columns
  • sorting data and removing duplicates

Preparing Data

  • reading and filtering data
  • computing new columns
  • conditional processing
  • combining tables

Analyzing and Reporting on Data

  • enhancing reports with titles, footnotes, and labels
  • creating frequency reports
  • creating summary statistics reports

Exporting Results

  • exporting data
  • exporting reports

Using SQL in SAS

  • using Structured Query Language in SAS
  • joining tables using SQL in SAS

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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