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SAS programming part 1: fundamentals

This course is designed for those who are going to use SAS to analyze data and build applications. It will meet the needs of users entirely new to SAS and of those with some SAS experience. The SAS/base product will be covered in detail. The course content and level make the course version independent, version 9 for SAS on mainframe is used in the labs.

At the end of the course, the students will be able to write SAS programs that can be executed interactively as well as in batch. This is not a 'point 'n click' course; participants will write their own coding. In this respect the course teaches the "classic" approach to SAS, using the typical building blocks of a SAS program. SAS programming part 1: fundamentals explains the essentials for understanding and writing SAS code, SAS programming part 2: digging deeper adds SAS Base features (SQL in SAS, using database tables, what is ODS, ...) that in most companies are very often used. Those of you that are interested in building reusable code, should also attend SAS programming part 3: macro essentials that explains the SAS Macro Language.


datedur.lang.  location  price
05 Feb3?Leuven  (BE)1350 EUR  (excl. VAT) 
14 Feb3NWoerden  (NL)1350 EUR  (exempt from VAT) 
18 Apr3NLeuven  (BE)1350 EUR  (excl. VAT) 
18 Apr3NWoerden  (NL)1350 EUR  (exempt from VAT) 

Intended for

Analysts, programmers, info-center support and experienced end-users. The course is suitable for both mainframe and PC users. Although "SAS on mainframe" is used in the labs, "SAS on Windows" is available for those delegates that never work in a mainframe terminal session. The statements and commands, as well as the context discussed are the same on all platforms.


PC and/or terminal experience and experience with program structures are required.

Main topics

Training method

Classical instruction. Exercises take up much of the time.


3 days.

Course leader

Koen De Backer, Sandy Schillebeeckx.

Global score

4.1/5 (based on 122 evaluations)


Teacher is subject matter expert and can convey the essence of why and how the application behave. (, )
Course could be more oriented towards real life situations. Difficult to put course into practice (, )
inhoudelijk goede cursus en docent met veel kennis. mijn voorkeur gaat uit naar meer praktijk en toepassing op de SAS versie die je zelf gebruikt. (, )
Excellente. Félicitations à Sandy qui a toujours su trouver le temps et les moyens pour nous assister. (, )
Très bon départ. (, )
soms wat te weinig tijd voor de oefeningen (, )
Goed georganiseerd Goede cursus Veel bijgeleerd (, )
Good presentation and communication is quite good. There is always room for questions and help is provided where needed (, )
Goed, ik zou graag wat meer 'hands on training' hebben. (, )
Goede cursus voor de basis - nu zelf ook mee gaan "spelen" (, )

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