SAS Career Program
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Students trained as SAS developers at KSI are getting SAS operator and SAS developer jobs immediately.
In the last two years, SAS has become widely employed across industries for business and academic research. SAS operators, programmers and developers are in great demand!

Our SAS Certification program consists of 2 courses

  • MA377:SAS Base Programming and
  • MA379: Advanced SAS

These courses are suitable for stidents with no computer programming background. See course descriptions below.

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This program prepares the student for the SAS Base Programming Certification Exam
Learn how to use the SAS programming workspace. Learn how to write code to access, manage, analyze, and present data: the four key data-driven tasks.
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SAS Career Certificate Program Description

MA377: SAS Base Programming

This course is designed for new SAS users who are interested in learning basic SAS programming. It provides you a start in all basic concepts and techniques of SAS base programming in either the SAS or SAS Enterprise Guide programming workspace, including creating data, modifying and combining data sets, summarizing and presenting data, and debugging SAS programs.

The course is divided into four major sections: (1) Basic Concepts, (2) DATA Step Processing, (3) Presenting Your Data and (4) Summarizing Your Data.

Key Topics: Reading data from external sources, learning details of DATA step programming, subsetting and combining SAS data sets, understanding SAS functions and working with arrays, creating reports with PROC REPORT and PROC TABULATE, learning to use the SAS Output Delivery System, getting started with the SAS macro language, introducing PROC SQL

MA379: SAS Advanced Programming

This course introduces procedures used to obtain descriptive statistics, frequency tables, and cross tabulations. You will also be introduced to several inferential statistics such as the chi-square test, independent- and paired-sample t-tests, bivariate correlations, regression, and univariate and repeated- measures ANOVA using realtime data.

After completing this course, you should be able to obtain descriptive statistics, create a frequency table, create a cross tabulation table, perform a chi- square test of independence, use t-tests, conduct regression analysis, and specify basic ANOVA models using SAS.

Key Topics: SAS Systems, Data Manipulation, SAS Macro, Descriptive Statistics, ANOVA, Correlation and Regression, Non-Parametric Statistics


"I am really happy that I have chosen to attend the SAS certification program at the KSI. The school has unique combination of positive traits — a personalized approach to the students' needs, highly qualified professors, as well as very helpful tech support team. The classes are designed in a very good methodical way to provide the most recent information and hands on experience. If I have another opportunity to invest in my future, I won't hesitate to enroll in additional programming classes at KSI."

- Zoritza Temelkova, KSI SAS Student


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