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Course type: E-learning
Duration: 10 hours 
Delivery: Online
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Certified SAS Base Programmer E-learning

This is a beginner level SAS Base Programmer course and gives you a comprehensive understanding of SAS programming language and the SAS tool. It teaches you various techniques in SAS to access and manage data, how to create data structures, generate reports, and handle errors. It also includes a real-life industry-based project, to create reports from sales data.

About the course

The techniques taught on this SAS course are required for a professional who starts working on the next SAS assignment and forms a strong base for advanced techniques and certifications. The course is easy to follow as it's using real-life coding models and demos to better explain the SAS Base Programmer concepts. 


10 hours


There are no pre-requisites for this course, although an understanding of operating systems and some experience in programming is recommended.

Learning objectives

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Use different kinds of input to create SAS data sets
  • Read, concatenate, merge and interleave SAS data sets
  • Use SAS functions to perform data transformations and manipulation
  • Export data to create comma-delimited raw data files
  • Sort observations using conditional logic, use DO loops and SAS arrays; and validate and clean data
  • Generate summary reports using different procedures
  • Identify and resolve programming logic, syntax, and data errors

SAS Base Programmer is offered by Simplilearn, a partner of ILX Group.


  • 1 industry-based project on sales domain
  • 3 simulation tests, 5 assignments, and 16 demos

Duration of access

12 months online access to accredited e-learning

What's covered?

The SAS Base Programmer course covers the following topiccs:

  • Lesson 1 - Introduction to SAS base programme
  • Lesson 2 - Creating data structures 
  • Lesson 3 - Managing data 
  • Lesson 4 - Generating reports 
  • Lesson 5 - Handling errors 

Successful evaluation of the following project is part of the certification eligibility criteria for the SAS Base Programmer certification.

  • Generate descriptive analytics report - Sales:

In this project, we ask you to import and consolidate the given sales datasets into a single dataset. You will then need to use different analytical SAS tools to manipulate and analyse the data and generate desired reports.

Target audience

The SAS Base Programmer training course is useful for:

  • Analytics professionals who want to work with SAS
  • Software professionals looking for a career switch in the field of analytics
  • Graduates looking to build a career in Analytics and Data Science
  • Professionals who wish to learn SAS programming

This course is best-suited for software programmers, data scientists, and business analysts.

Online self-learning:

  • Complete 85% of the course
  • Complete 1 simulation test with a minimum score of 60%

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