Why SAS Training?

There is an increased demand for skilled data scientists across many countries in the world. The best part about SAS training is that this course suits participant with any level of experience. SAS has a major part to play in the future of big data and analytics and is fast emerging as a key data analysis tool.


Ideally, any individual interested in data science can take up SAS training. However, it is most suited for the following professionals. Some basic knowledge of statistics and SQL will also be helpful to get started in SAS training.

  • Graduates interested in Big Data analytics
  • Project managers
  • Software developers, architects
  • ainframe and other testing professionals
  • Business Intelligence professionals
  • ETL, data warehouse, SQL, and analytics professionals
  • Detailed Course Curriculum – SAS Training

    1. Introduction to SAS

  • SAS Software – What is It
  • Why SAS is used
  • SAS GUI Layout
  • SAS Program Components
  • SAS Libraries and Referencing
  • SAS Variables, Datasets
  • Practice Sessions
  • 2. Data Access in SAS

  • SAS Datasets – Creation
  • SAS Datasets – Referencing
  • SAS Datasets – Reading
  • Import/Read Raw Data Files in SAS
  • INPUT Statement, Components
  • Infile, Informat & Proc Import
  • Delimited Data – Reading
  • Importing Files – Different Options
  • Combine SAS Datasets – DATA step
  • Practice Sessions
  • 3. Managing Data in SAS

  • Investigate Datasets – Basic Procs
  • Sort Observations
  • SAS Statements – Conditional Execution
  • Data step- Assignment Statements
  • Attribute Modification of Variables
  • BY Statement – Totals and Subtotals
  • SAS Functions – Manipulation and Conversion of Data
  • Data Value Manipulation with Functions
  • Datasets – Merging
  • Data Validation – Proc FORMAT
  • Practice Sessions
  • 4. Data – Iterative Processing

  • DO Loops in SAS
  • Arrays and Processing of Data with Arrays
  • Practice Sessions
  • 5. SAS Procedures

  • Proc sort
  • Proc Print
  • Proc Freq
  • Proc Means
  • Proc Freq
  • Proc Plot
  • Proc Copy
  • Proc Summary
  • Proc Chart
  • Proc Append
  • Proc Contents
  • Proc Datasets
  • Proc Delete
  • Proc Format
  • Proc Import
  • Proc Export
  • 6. Advanced SAS/SQL

  • Introduction
  • Features and Uses
  • Terminology
  • Datatypes, Operators and Keywords
  • Functions & Predicates
  • Output Formats
  • Group By, Order By Clauses
  • Case Expression
  • Tables – Creating, Populating and Deleting
  • Alter Table Statemen
  • Joins and Constraints
  • Renaming a Table
  • Renaming Columns
  • Views
  • 7. SAS Macros

  • Macro Concepts
  • Macros and Macro variables
  • Creating and Using Macro Variables
  • Modular Code with Macros
  • Invoking a Macro
  • Addition of Parameters To Macros
  • Macros with Conditional Logic
  • Procedures in Macros
  • Automatic Variables
  • Macro Functions
  • External Macros and their Inclusion
  • 8. Report Generation in SAS

  • Data Export out of SAS
  • Selection of Variables and Observations to Outpu
  • List Reports – Procs, Print, Report
  • Frequency Table Generation
  • Summary Generation
  • Reports – Enhancement Techniques
  • HTML Reports with ODS
  • Practice Sessions
  • 9. Debugging & Error Handling in SAS

  • Identify & Solve Program Logic Errors
  • Identify & Solve Syntax Errors
  • Treat Data Errors
  • Practice Sessions
  • Job Opportunities

    The following job opportunities are open to certified SAS professionals:

  • SAS Programmer
  • SAS Developer
  • Data Analytics Manager/Lead manager
  • Data Scientist
  • Statistical Analyst
  • Employer Expectations

    Employers expect SAS trained candidates to be aware of the version that they are currently working on/worked on. If they have worked on more operating system platform their experience is given more weightage. The number of tools used for large datasets classifies the qualified SAS course in Chennai candidates as more experienced and skilled. An experienced SAS programmer that has worked under multiple situations is more preferred. They are also expected to have used advanced reporting tools and many functions, used code within macros, used data steps and formats, knowledge of templates, and as many SAS system options as possible.

    Course Objectives

    The objectives of the SAS Training in Chennai at FITA is as follows:

  • Help the student to understand the role of data scientists, the different data analytics techniques and become familiar with the widely used tools
  • Understand SAS, its GUI, library statements, import and export of data and attributes of variables
  • Provide an in-depth understanding of basic statistics, advanced statistical concepts such as clustering, decision trees, logistic and linear regression, and hypotheses testing
  • Learn to combine and modify datasets: concatenation, interleaving, one-to-one merging, reading, etc.
  • Learn different SAS functions and data manipulation procedures
  • Understand the power of macros in SAS for data manipulation.
  • SAS Training Center in Chennai Venue:

    Are you located in any of these areas – Adyar, Ambattur, Aminjikarai, Adambakkam, Anna Nagar, Anna Salai, Ashok Nagar, Besant Nagar, Choolaimedu, Chromepet, Egmore, Ekkattuthangal, Guindy, K.K.Nagar, Kilpauk, Kodambakkam, Madipakkam, Medavakkam, Mylapore, Nandanam, Nanganallur, Nungambakkam, OMR, Pallikaranai, Perungudi, Porur, Saidapet, Sholinganallur, St. Thomas Mount, T. Nagar, Tambaram, Teynampet, Thiruvanmiyur, Thoraipakkam,Vadapalani, Velachery, Villivakkam, Virugambakkam and West Mambalam.

    Our T Nagar or Velachery office is just few kilometre away from your location. If you need the best SAS Course in Chennai, driving couple of extra kilometres is worth it!

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