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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 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