SAS Macro Language 1: Essentials

his course focuses on the components of the SAS macro facility and how to design, write, and debug macro systems.

Duration 2 Days
Certificate SAS Global
Language English

Fees 20000 + taxes


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Course Description

Experienced SAS programmers who have a sound understanding of DATA step processing and who want to write SAS programs that are reusable and dynamic

About Program

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.

This course can help prepare you for the following certification exam(s): SAS Advanced Programming for SAS 9SAS Certified Clinical Trials Programmer Using SAS 9.

Format of Training

All the benefits of the classroom without the travel:

Led by an expert instructor who can virtually look over your shoulder. Discuss, share, exchange ideas with students from different countries

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
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  • 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.

Train when and where you want

  • Eliminate travel costs and time away
  • Enjoy award-winning e-Courses

SAS e-Learning courses do not include SAS software. You must have SAS software installed to complete the practice exercises.

Prerequisite

Before attending this course, you should have completed the SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques course or have equivalent knowledge. Specifically, you should be able to

  • use a DATA step to read from or write to a SAS data set or external file
  • use DATA step programming statements such as IF-THEN/ELSE, DO WHILE, DO UNTIL, and iterative DO
  • use SAS data set options such as DROP=, KEEP=, and OBS=
  • use character functions such as SUBSTR, SCAN, INDEX, and UPCASE
  • form subsets of data using the WHERE clause
  • create and use SAS date values and constants
  • use SAS procedures such as SORT, PRINT, CONTENTS, MEANS, FREQ, TABULATE, and CHART.

This course addresses Base SAS software.

This course is appropriate for students who are using SAS 9 software.

Training Features

  • 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.

Course Curriculum

Introduction

  • course logistics
  • purpose of the macro facility
  • program flow

Macro Variables

  • introduction to macro variables
  • automatic macro variables
  • macro variable references
  • user-defined macro variables
  • delimiting macro variable references
  • macro functions

Macro Definitions

  • defining and calling a macro
  • macro parameters

DATA Step and SQL Interfaces

  • creating macro variables in the DATA step
  • indirect references to macro variables
  • creating macro variables in SQL

Macro Programs

  • conditional processing
  • parameter validation
  • iterative processing
  • global and local symbol tables

Learning More

  • SAS resources
  • beyond this course

Supplemental Materials

  • program flow

Project

  • creating macro variables in the DATA step
  • indirect references to macro variables
  • creating macro variables in SQL
  • conditional processing
  • parameter validation
  • iterative processing
  • global and local symbol tables

FAQs

Each exam challenges candidates to apply specific knowledge they have acquired through SAS software training and/or job experience. Computer-based in format, SAS Global Certification exams comprise multiple-choice and/or short-answer questions, depending on the exam. Exams are generally scheduled through Pearson VUE but are also held at various locations around the world on a pre-scheduled basis. Candidates are allotted varying time limits to complete the exam, depending on which exam is taken. Specific exam content and passing criteria are located within each exam. To encourage your feedback, SAS Global Certification exams include a feature that allows candidates to comment on specific test questions. Your opinions are important to us and are a critical component in test development. Additionally, SAS Global Certification requires candidates to accept the terms of the SAS Institute Inc. Certification Program CandidatCancele Agreement before taking a certification exam.

Short-answer questions require you type your answer in a text box, rather than select your answer from four options. Typically, you will provide a numeric answer or a short section of SAS programming code. When entering code, case is ignored, and all variations of SAS syntax that correctly complete the program are accepted as correct.

Course Fees

Live Web

  

  

20000

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Classroom

  

  

20000

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e-learning

  

  

14400

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