A comprehensive, simple and visual guide to Data Analysis using SAS Programming, this course is simplified into the 4 main areas : Data Preparation, Data Structuring, Data Visualization and Optimizing Code using powerful SAS Macros
This course is for absolute beginners as well as advanced users who wish to learn SAS Programming
Delivered in a highly visual style, you will experience a unique and immersive method of the lectures
Equips you with the cutting-edge tool used in many industries, primarily in Pharma, Finance and Insurance areas
Simplified to just 4 main areas, this course is an accelerated path to learning SAS programming
A guide to the two SAS certification exams: SAS Base and SAS Advanced
This course uses the SAS University Edition that is Free to download and install on a PC or Mac
Quiz and Practice Tests after each section are included
DATA PREPARATION will teach you how to import data from multiple sources, create new variables, write SAS functions, and understand what goes on behind the scenes in SAS datasets
DATA STRUCTURING will make you leap into transforming data to a new level by merging and joining multiple datasets together, or turning them upside-down (sorting), and side-ways (transposing)
DATA VISUALIZATION will propel you further into the world of analytics and obtaining insightful inferences from what is inside your data
OPTIMIZING CODE will take into the world of macro programming that teaches you how to write your code professionally and elegantly
At the end of each section, you will try out most concepts discussed in that section through coding exercises and guided assignments. Don't worry if you make mistakes in the assignments, these are guided assignments where I hand-hold you showing all the steps to get them correctly done. At the end of the course, there are 3 practical projects that are based on concepts from all 4 sections of the course.
If you wish to further hone your SAS programming skills learnt in this course and apply it on a practical real-life example, I recommend you take my other course on Clinical SAS Programming. If the clinical portion doesn’t interest you, can you skip straight to the hands-on programming lectures (Section 3 onward) where you will begin working with a sample (clinical) data in an Excel sheet, which you will import into SAS, derive all necessary variables as in the mock shell specifications through various procs and functions, and finally generate a clinical study report. All this will be done using guided SAS Programming steps with detailed explanations at every step of programming.
*****ABOUT THE COURSE STYLE******
Online learning need not be like “Cat vs Laser Pointer” videos for students...
Let me ask you a question. Why do so many instructors who teach online think their students are like their pet cats? Amazed why I think of it this way. Just go look at any course videos on Udemy or Youtube, and you will see the way most instructors teach their courses is to point a colored laser dot on their course video, and demand students to follow through the entire course material. Still worse, some instructors use their dumb mouse pointers for this purpose !
Why do students who are just building excitement in learning a new topic have to put up with these uninteresting lectures. The worst way an instructor can teach a subject is to bombarded his or her students with a series of text-heavy slides with tons of bullet points. As if that was not boring enough to kill student’s enthusiasm, they use the mesmerizing laser pointer and move like crazy all over the screen.
Welcome to the new way of teaching !
We are visual creatures because most of our brain is wired for visual sensory processing. The quickest way to learn, remember and more importantly understand anything new is to not read it from a set of slides with a background narration from an instructor, but to visually see with your eyes what is being taught in the form of real-world objects, associate them to the topic being discussed, and then allow our brains to form those hard-to-forget indelible connections in our minds. If every instructor taught this way; with a little bit of practice and effort, most of you can not only comprehend the subject, but also master it in the quickest possible way. That is why you will almost never find me using bullet points in my course lectures, and never will you find me bringing up the dreadful laser pointer, EVER !
By using the latest in touch-screen technology and a lot of on-screen sketches, I make the course lectures come to life ! I do this to have an impact on YOU, by LEADING your eyes to what you should focus on a slide, and letting your MIND follow-through, and to ultimately make you UNDERSTAND the topic. See it for yourself !