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How long does it take to learn Base SAS?
If you are looking to learn well enough to be able to work on professional SAS-based projects, a month of learning is more than enough to get you started. On average, six to eight weeks is a good amount of time to gain the best professional expertise needed for real-time jobs in SAS.
How easy is it to learn SAS?
SAS is easy to learn and provides easy option (PROC SQL) for people who already know SQL. Even otherwise, it has a good stable GUI interface in its repository. In terms of resources, there are tutorials available on websites of various university and SAS has a comprehensive documentation.
What should I learn before SAS?
While there are no true prerequisites to learning SAS, generally speaking it is beneficial to have some background working with data in some capacity. Experience using tools such as Excel, Access or R will be helpful to understand the fundamentals of working with or analyzing data.
How long will it take to master SAS?
It will take approximately 20 weeks to complete the SAS Programming Specialization. No prior programming or SAS experience is required. Yes, you should start with Getting Started with SAS Programming, then move on to Doing More with SAS Programming and finish with Practical SAS Programming & Certification Review.
What programming language does SAS use?
|SAS Studio V on SAS Viya|
|Operating system||Windows, IBM mainframe, Unix/Linux, OpenVMS Alpha|
How long is SAS course?
You might be surprised by how quickly you can learn SAS. The entry-level SAS Programming 1: Essentials course is only two days long, while the Statistics 1 course is three days long (both are available as free e-learning courses).