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SAS Training

Self-Paced Learning

Learn SAS® by watching videos online, downloading lectures, or working with a web-based interactive tool.

1.  SAS® e-Learning

SAS e-Learning modules are interactive tutorials, which are hosted on the SAS® e-Learning website, that allow you to learn basic, intermediate, and advanced SAS® concepts.  The following SAS® e-Learning modules are available to current VCU faculty, staff and students:

  1. Statistics 1: Introduction to ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression
  2. SAS® Programming Introduction: Basic Concepts
  3. SAS® Programming l: Essentials
  4. SAS® Programming ll: Data Manipulation Techniques
  5. SAS® Programming III: Advanced Techniques and Efficiencies
  6. SAS® Macro Language I: Essentials
  7. SAS® SQL I: Essentials
  8. SAS® Enterprise Guide® 1: Querying and Reporting 
  9. Querying, Reporting, and Analyzing Data Using SAS® Enterprise Guide®
  10. SAS® Enterprise Guide®: ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression
  11. Applied Analytics Using SAS® Enterprise Miner (TM)
  12. Rapid Predictive Modeling for Business Analysts (Enterprise Miner 7.1)

VCU Activation Code Registration Procedure for SAS® e-Learning Modules:

Current VCU faculty, staff and students can setup FREE access to the SAS® e-Learning modules by using  the VCU Activation Codes.  This registration process is done once:

First Time Users:

Step 1 -  Register to obtain a VCU SAS e-Learning Activation Code.  An email will be sent to you with the activation code.
Step 2 - Go to the SAS e-Learning website and login as "New Customer" and click on "Create a new SAS profile account."
Step 3 - Click on "Create" button under New User to create a profile. After clicking "Create Profile", SAS Profile Help will send you an email.
Step 4 - Open the email and click the web link to activate the account. You will then be prompted to create a password. DO NOT use your VCU eID password.
Step 5 - Return to the SAS e-Learning website and go to "Log in to your account now." Enter your email address and password created in the SAS profile.
Step 6 - Enter the "Activation Code" sent to you via email and click Submit.
Step 7 - Accept license agreement at the bottom and Submit.  

After a profile is created and modules activated on the SAS® e-Learning website, select "Login" on the SAS® e-Learning website to access the SAS e-Learning modules.  

            Note:  SAS® e-Learning modules are a replacement for SAS® OnlineTutor.

2.  SAS® Help Videos

  • A series of web-based help videos for learning SAS®, created by VCU's Dr. Ed Boone.

3.   UCLA Introduction to SAS® web-based tutorial (includes movies)

  • UCLA's website provides information on many topics in Statistics, including tutorial and movies on SAS® learning.

4.  SAS® TALKS Webinars

  • SAS® TALKS is a Webinar series featuring technical presentations by SAS® experts.  Topics include:
    • Introduction to Creating Multi-Sheet Microsoft Excel Workbooks the Easy Way with SAS®
    • Getting Started with ODS Statistical Graphics
    • Modifying ODS Statistical Graphics Templates in SAS 9.2
    • An Introduction to SAS/IML Studio 9.2

Instructor-Led SAS® Classes at VCU

1.  VCU Technology Services' Short Courses on SAS®

  • VCU's Technology Services offers four different short courses taught in 3.5 hour sessions to introduce the SAS® programming language. 
    1. SAS® Overview
    2. SAS® Data Management *
    3. SAS® File Management *
    4. SAS® Reporting  *

* Higher level classes require some prior experience using SAS® (such as that learned by taking the SAS® Overview course).

Note:  The entire series is typically offered once a semester.  Sign up early to reserve your seat.  As classes do fill up, please be respectful -- show up if you reserved a seat; if you cannot make it, please email ts-courses@vcu.edu so that someone else may attend. 

2.  VCU Semester courses that include teaching SAS

SAS Institute Training

SAS Consulting Services

The department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research provides a variety of consulting services  through The Statistics and Analytics Consulting Lab (SACL). 

This article was updated: 12/7/2016