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SAS(R) Certification Review: SAS(R) 9.4 Base Programming Performance-Based Exam

  • Tuition USD $1,300 GSA  $997.48
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 2019 Ratings
  • Course Code CRBM6
  • Duration 2 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

This course provides a review of the majority of topics in the SAS 9.4 Base Programming Performance-Based Exam. It addresses the four exam content areas: Accessing and Creating Data Structures, Managing Data, Generating Reports and Output, and Handling Errors.

Skills Gained

  • Read, create, and combine SAS data sets.
  • Sort observations with the SORT procedure.
  • Read delimited data and Microsoft Excel files with the IMPORT procedure and the LIBNAME engine.
  • Create variables using assignment, conditional, and sum statements.
  • Manipulate data using SAS functions.
  • Process data with DO loops.
  • Restructure data with the TRANSPOSE procedure.
  • Create reports using the PRINT procedure, the FREQ procedure, the MEANS procedure, and the UNIVARIATE procedure.
  • Create formats with the FORMAT procedure.
  • Create external files with ODS, the EXPORT procedure, and the LIBNAME engine.
  • Identify and resolve programming logic errors.

Who Can Benefit

  • SAS users who are interested in a review course before taking the SAS 9.4 Base Programming Performance-Based Exam, part of the SAS Global Certification Program


  • Before attending this course, you should:
  • Be an experienced programmer with knowledge of the four exam content areas.
  • Have taken SAS® Programming 1: Essentials and SAS® Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques or have equivalent experience.

Course Details

SAS 9.4 Base Programming Performance-Based Exam Review

  • Specifics about the SAS 9.4 Base Programming Performance-Based Exam.
  • Specifics about this review course.
  • Review SAS fundamental concepts.
  • Using macro variables to simplify code maintenance.

Access and Create Data Structure

  • Investigating SAS data libraries.
  • Accessing SAS data sets and data sources not in SAS (Microsoft Excel and text files).
  • Creating SAS data sets and reviewing DATA step processes.
  • Controlling rows and columns to process and output.
  • Modifying column attributes.

Manage Data

  • Using assignment statements.
  • Conditional processing with IF-THEN/ELSE.
  • Sorting and combining tables.
  • Accumulating subtotals and totals.
  • Manipulating data with functions.
  • Iterative processing with DO loops.
  • Restructuring data with PROC TRANSPOSE.

Error Handling

  • Identifying and resolving programming logic errors.
  • Examining and resolving data errors.

Generating Reports and Output

  • Generating list reports using the PRINT procedure.
  • Generating summary reports and frequency tables using Base SAS procedures.
  • Enhancing reports with labels, SAS formats, user-defined formats, titles, footnotes, and SAS reporting options.
  • Generating reports using ODS statements.
  • Exporting data to text and Microsoft Excel files.

Additional Information

  • More specifics about the SAS 9.4 Base Programming Performance-Based Exam.
  • Additional preparation resources.
  • Test-taking strategies.

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.

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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?

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