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Join us for this 12-week series to prepare to take a Base Programming Certification exam. We'll cover the SAS Programming 1: Essentials and SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques courses, as well as general exam preparation.  


We’re excited to kick-off our series next week. We’ll meet every Tuesday from Jan 30 – Apr 16, 2024, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. EST. Our weekly live online sessions will include demos, Q&A, and discussions. On your own schedule, complete e-learning videos and exercises. Attend at least eight live sessions and complete the e-learning to receive a free certification voucher! 


Read more about this series here and register by Jan 26, 2024 


As you navigate through the series, we encourage you to use this post to ask any questions and collaborate with other attendees.   

SAS Employee

Today is our first day and what a turnout!! We’re welcoming 413 attendees for our first session of the series. We’ll walk you through an overview of the Certification Series, provide you with resources and a GAP Overview, and start covering some content right away. See you all at 4:30 pm! 


Check out this community library article for SAS Base Programming Reference Sheet - wish I had this reference when I was learning SAS programming 30+ years ago.


Calcite | Level 5

Hello, what e-learning videos should I look at for the first week?

SAS Employee

Great question! Before next week, please complete the following Programming 1: Essentials elearning -

  • Lesson 1 | Essentials | all lectures, practices, activities
  • Lesson 2 | Accessing Data | eLearning lectures only (no practices/activities)
  • Lesson 3, Section 1 | Exploring Data | eLearning lectures only (no practices/activities)

As a reminder, elearning is found within the SAS Skill Builder for Students and SAS Educator Portal, while activities and practices are done within SAS On Demand for Academics

SAS Employee

Wonderful class today, thank you everyone for your participation! Before next week, please complete the following from Programming 1: Essentials: 

  • Lesson 1.3 | practices, activities 
  • Lesson 2 | practices, activities 
  • Lesson 3 | eLearning lectures only (no practices/activities) 

We're happy to answer any question you might have as you're going through the content. See you all next week!

Fluorite | Level 6
Do you have these for all the certifications? What is the coursework needed for clinical? I have 12 yrs of experience in sas programming and have sas base and advanced certifications. Just trying to explore clinical space.
SAS Employee

Hey @rvikram - unfortunately, we do not offer a certification series for the Clinical Trials Programming Professional credential. You can find more details about this certification on the SAS Certified Professional: Clinical Trials Programming Using SAS 9.4 site - but it looks like your Base Programming Specialist certification, Advanced Programming Professional certification, and previous experience are prerequisites, which is great news! The courses you may not have taken that are included on the exam are SAS Report Writing 1: Essentials and Statistics 1: Introduction to ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression

SAS Employee

Hi everyone! As a reminder, we are not meeting today; our last session of the series will be Tuesday, April 30th from 4:30-6pm ET. Best of luck attempting the practice exam, and as always, post any questions you have in this thread!

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