SAS® Clinical Programming Fundamentals

It is a beginner program on SAS. It covers topics like SAS formats, Syntax etc. It covers how to convert normal data of various formats into SAS format so that it can be utilised for analytics and reporting. It is mapped to SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 credential.

Duration 48 Days
Certificate SAS Global
Language English

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Course Description

Learn fundamental programming skills to prepare you to become a clinical trials programmer.

About Program

The courses cover everything from manipulating data to writing SAS programs, and will help prepare you for the Base SAS Programming certification exam.

  • Base SAS -  It covers topics like SAS formats, Syntax etc. It is mapped to SAS Certified Specialist: Base Programming Using SAS 9.4 credential.
  • SAS Macro Language 1 - This course focuses on the components of the SAS macro facility and how to design, write, and debug macro systems.
  • SAS SQL 1 - Essentials- This course teaches you how to process SAS data using Structured Query Language (SQL).
  • Clinical Case Study / Exercises (Workshop)

This program is part of Certified Clinical Programming Course & cannot be opted as independent program. 

Format of Training

Live Web Classroom

Training is Led by an expert instructor live online using live web training platform, and this are not pre recorded lectures. Trainer can virtually look over your shoulder. Discuss, share, exchange ideas with students from different countries. 

Taste of Live Web - is a perfect platform for indivudals who fear online training. SAS® gives an opportunity to all the registrants to have a closer look at different courses given below with a blend of Online Learning. 

All the benefits of the classroom without the travel:

Classroom training options include courses offered in our regional training centers or via our Live Web classroom.

Taught by certified instructors at High-Tech facilities across the country:

  • A SAS expert at your side.
  • Focused learning away from the office
  • Networking opportunities
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Electronic course notes downloadable to your device and permission to print
  • Business Knowledge Series: in-depth courses on the latest business topics
  • We offer Connected Classes! Watch for courses in Cary, New York, Arlington, Dallas and San Francisco that connect remote students via our Live Web classroom.


Who should attend

This program enable candidate to become clinical SAS® programmer by undergoing comprehensive training which includes case studies, and industry level project work. All candidates are expected to have good aptitude and be familiar with overall computer programming skills.

Candidates are Preferred From

Graduates or Post Graduates from

  • Life Sciences - B. Sc./ M. Sc.,
  • Pharmacy - B. Pharmacy / M. Pharmacy
  • Statistics - B. Sc. / M. Sc.
  • Medical - MBBS, BDS, BHMS, BAMS
  • Engineering - BE / B. Tech (Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science) or M. Tech

Or Relevant experience of pharmaceutical/life science industry


Training Features

48 hours of Instructor-led Classes. 

Course includes embedded practice content for strenthening programming skills. 

One attempt of Global certification worth $180

The perfect starting point for those interested in a career as a SAS® professional. Successful candidates should have experience in programming and data management using SAS®9.  

Validate your skills. Stand out.

  • Earn recognition for your knowledge.
  • Increase your value to your employer.
  • Enhance your credibility as a SAS professional.
  • Get a digital badge you can share.

Course Curriculum

SAS® Certified Base Programmer for SAS®9

The perfect starting point for those interested in a career as a SAS® professional

Successful candidates should have experience in programming and data management using SAS®9 and should be able to:

  • Import and export raw data files.
  • Manipulate and transform data.
  • Combine SAS data sets.
  • Create basic detail and summary reports using SAS procedures.
  • Identify and correct data, syntax and programming logic errors.

Candidates who earn this credential will have earned a passing score on the SAS® Base Programming for SAS®9 exam.


SAS Macro Language 1: Essentials

This course focuses on the components of the SAS macro facility and how to design, write, and debug macro systems. Emphasis is placed on understanding how programs with macro code are processed.

Learn how to

  • perform text substitution in SAS code
  • automate and customize the production of SAS code
  • conditionally or iteratively construct SAS code
  • use macro variables and macro functions.

SAS SQL 1: Essentials

This course teaches you how to process SAS data using Structured Query Language (SQL).

Learn how to

  • query and subset data
  • summarize and present data
  • combine tables, including complex joins and merges
  • create and modify table views and indexes
  • replace multiple DATA and PROC steps with one SQL query.

Clinical Case Study / Exercises

This course teaches you about application of SAS programming in clinical trials.

Practice Project: 

  • LOCF application
  • Use of Proc Transpose


  • SAS is an analytical tool generally being used by Multinational Companies.

  • SAS is the only software in the world being used by MNCs for Data Integration, Data Management, Analysis and generating reports. There are many softwares for different departments but there is no tool which is capable of doing all of the above tasks.

  • Industries like insurance, IT, banking, retail, pharmaceutical, government sectors, sports, hotels, petroleum etc uses SAS for their systems

  • HDFC bank, RBI, reliance communication, Genpact, ICICI, TCS, HCL, Blue star infotech, Max new York life insurance etc are the customers of SAS.

  • SAS has its own programming language and it has so many applications too.

  • We have very less awareness of SAS in India so there is big career opportunities.

  • There are opportunities for SAS business analyst, SAS researchers & statisticians, SAS data analyst, SAS project managers, SAS programmers, Research and development etc.

  • SAS has been started in USA in 1976. It has total 162 offices across the world

  • In India SAS has been started at Mumbai in 1996.

 To help candidates prepare for exams, Epoch offers a broad curriculum of instructor-based training, Live Web classes, and e-learning courses. Information on exam preparation options are listed on the exam preparation tab within each exam.

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Candidate earns a Digital Learning Badge at the end of training and a Digital Certification Badge on clearing the global exam.

Official SAS curriculum is delivered only by SAS India/Accredited Training Centres. Pedagogy is designed using a combination of comprehensive course notes, lectures, hands-on exercises, software demonstration, assessments & more. SAS Accredited trainers, besides being expert in their subject matter, communicate the SAS official curriculum very effectively using internationally accepted & proven instructional skills. Further candidates will also earn a SAS Digital Badge that illustrate and verify professional skills. With real-time verification, colleagues and potential employers have a clear view of what you’ve learned through your SAS® training.

All the above is certainly not possible when you get trained from an Unauthorized / Local institute claiming to teach SAS.

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