Virginia Commonwealth University


Title: SAS Overview [Online Equivalent]
Media: Web
Category: Research/Searching, Statistics
Course Description:

SAS e-Learning modules are video tutorials provided by SAS, Inc. The sections of the e-Learning module noted below cover the equivalent material in VCU Technology Services SAS Overview instructor-led course. (To see how to access this module, please refer to the "Use Requirements" section below.)

This material should be mastered as a prerequisite to attending VCU Technology Services instructor lead courses:

  • SAS Data Management
  • SAS File Management

e-Learning Module: SAS Programming 1: Essentials

  • Course Overview and Data Setup
    • What You Learn in This Course
    • Working with Orion Star Data
    • Using e-Course Features
    • Learning About SAS Programming Interfaces
    • Using Base SAS on Windows
    • Practicing in This e-Course
    • Setup for Base SAS on Windows
  • Lesson 1: Getting Started with SAS Programming
    (all topics)
  • Lesson 2: Working with SAS Programs
    (all topics)
  • Lesson 4: Producing Detail Reports
    (all topics)
  • Lesson 8: Reading Raw Data Files

    Learn (only) all topics down through "Creating a SAS Data Set from a Delimited Raw Data File" (inclusive), plus the topic "Using the LENGTH Statement".

Use Requirements:

You must be a current VCU faculty, staff or student to obtain FREE VCU access codes for SAS e-learning modules.

First Time Users - To access SAS e-Learning modules for this course:

  1. Register to obtain a VCU SAS e-Learining Activation Code. An email will be sent to you with the activiation code.
  2. Go to the SAS e-Learning website and login as "New Customer" and click on "Create a new SAS profile account."
  3. Click on "Create" button under New User to create a profile. After clicking "Create Profile", SAS Profile Help will send you an email.
  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.
  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.
  6. Enter the "Activiation Code" sent to you via email and click Submit.
  7. Accept license agreement at the bottom and Submit.
Return Users - To access SAS e-Learning modules for this course:
  1. Go to the SAS e-Learning website
  2. Log In as "Already have a SAS profile account? Log in to your account now." Enter you email address and password that was created in the SAS profile.

SAS Institute highly recommends using Internet Explorer 7 (or higher) for viewing e-Learning files.

Sponsor: StatisticalSciences
Policy: Use of these materials is restricted to VCU students, faculty and staff. Users must abide by the guidelines established by SAS Institute, Inc. when access any e-Learning module. Copyright 2011 SAS Institute Inc. All rights Reserved.