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The Complete SAS Programming reference

SAS Programming from A to Z
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 15h 29m
Language: English
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In designing this course, we tried to incorporate the current state of affairs (— in the INTERNET AGE—) when it comes to learning a programming language, where the sheer amount of resources
at our disposal can be both a curse and a blessing.  This is no less true for SAS programming. There are more than enough resources for anyone embarking
on the goal of learning or upgrading their skills in SAS to rely on: (1) SAS particularly extensive documentation about all of their products, (2) the dynamically active community of programmers and users and their contributions; (3) the no less important arrays of courses (paid or not) offered, (4) and even the ability to learn from people next to us. We believe that none of these options is either the definitive solution, nor worthless.

However, for a learner, especially those with no prior knowledge about the programming, making the right choices can be both stressful and/or costly.
So we designed this course in a way to allow you to see the forest from steps/far away or from above so to help you build a contextual self-awareness before you step into it. Once, you have a sense of how your achievement will look like when you get there, we are convinced that (1) the journey will be less stressful, (2) any prior investment you have made or any investment you will make on that front will add value to this one. If you follow through our offer and give it a real try, many of the resources, you have found confusing before will likely start to sound valuable for you. In order to balance the need to help you get a complete picture of SAS programming and not make your journey endless, we put a serious emphasis on the WHY: why SAS does something the way it does; we go to the essential elements of each SAS component, so that you learn more than just the mechanics of making it work when you need it.

For example, in preparing the lesson about MACROS, we made sure to answer the following questions, among other things:
– Why do we need macros?
– how do we create macros (the different methods)
– why do we need different methods to create macros? how do the different methods compare?
– and when it comes to these tools, we let you know upfront that there are limitations (don’t even know why we find the need to repeat this to you— everybody knows that there is no such thing as a perfect/bugs free tool when it comes to POGRAMMING). So expect errors and work to fix them; any error you manage to fix yourself is one more stair on your stairways to professional experience. Don’t be afraid of carefully reading your log, then your code again before you throw the towel; the most elementary errors (simple syntax errors, typos…) are the ones that will stick with you the longest in your journey. We highlighted some of those limitations (ex.: macro quoting).

At a high level, here is what we cover:

Part I: SAS Programming components

Lesson 1: DATA STEP

Lesson 2: PROC STEPS

Lesson 3: PROC SQL

Lesson 4: MACROS

Part II: SAS Programming Structure


Lesson 2: More on DATA STEP

Part III: Reading data into SAS

Lesson 1: Reading from various sources

Lesson 2: Reading using INPUT STYLES (raw data)

Part IV: SAS Program Data Vector (PDV)

Lesson: PDV

As you can see, we cover most SAS components/programming elements. For each lesson, we start with a few basic notions and expand in level of difficulty throughout the lesson.
Whether you intend to prepare SAS based certification (without going through the usual painful memorization exercise) or list this language on your resume, we are convinced that this course will helps you achieve your goals. A lot of practice exercises were included; they are targeted mostly at people who are acquiring this course with certification (base SAS) in mind. 

You will learn

✓ Learn the main components that make up SAS Programming language including DATA STEP, PROC STEPS, PROC SQL, and MACROS.
✓ Every step will be covered to help you become fully functional including: reading from various sources, manipulating, reporting, and exporting
✓ DATA STEP for manipulating data: concatenating, merging, subsetting/supersetting, variable assignment, conditional/Loops, Arrays
✓ PROC STEPS: descriptive stats (PROC MEANS, PROC FREQ), reporting (PROC TABULATE), transposing data, formatting data, Importing/Exporting, inferential stats
✓ Essential features of PROC SQL: Aggregate functions, Filtering, Joins, subqueries, Concatenating, similarities and differences with Oracle/MS SQL
✓ How SAS processes data behind the scene: PROGRAM DATA VECTOR (PDV)
✓ Essential elements of MACROS: the HOW and WHY of macros creation, the HOW and WHY of macros quoting


• No, just willingness to learn SAS

This course is for

• Beginners who are looking for one-stop-shop source to help them navigate the often confusing resources available out there
• Intermediates who have made some efforts in learning SAS programming, but who still often struggle making sense of many SAS notions
• Individuals who want to list SAS on their resumes confidently

How much does the The Complete SAS Programming reference course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $14.99. And currently there is a 82% discount on the original price of the course, which was $84.99. So you save $70 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $12.8 of 59 SAS courses on Udemy.

Does the The Complete SAS Programming reference course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, The Complete SAS Programming reference has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the The Complete SAS Programming reference course, but there is a $70 discount from the original price ($84.99). So the current price is just $14.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Kado Yeo a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Kado Yeo has created 1 courses that got 3 reviews which are generally positive. Kado Yeo has taught 27 students and received a 5.0 average review out of 3 reviews. Depending on the information available, Kado Yeo is a TRUSTED instructor.
I’m Kado Yeo. I currently work as a Sr Statistician for supporting the government open data project. The goal of the open project is to ensure that data collected from interventions funded by the federal government are made available to the tax payer free of any restriction, with the goal of promoting accountability. My typical day of work requires me to deal with data from countless sources, covering countless of research questions. As a consequence, being conversant in different programming languages is a must. Before that, I worked as a Database Administrator and then as a Sr Data Analyst in healthcare.

I hold a BS and MPH in statistics and Biostatistics and a MS in information system. From an early stage in my education, I have always been interested in learning subjects that give me as much freedom/emancipation as possible; naturally, programming is one of those that make us free – free contributors to society.

Throughout my career, I have been exposed to many programming languages, but I definitely consider myself expert in SAS, Oracle, MS SQL, and R. I’m SAS certified (Base SAS, Clinical Trials, Advanced SAS, SAS enterprise Miner, SAS Advanced Predictive Analytics). I’m certified Oracle SQL expert. 

In the last few years, I have been offering tutoring services in both SAS and Statistics, and can without any doubt say that it has been more fun than a business deal. In that capacity, I have worked with students and professionals from around the world and have learnt a great deal from them in the process.

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