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What is SAS?  Introduction to SAS Institute, Inc.  Which industries use SAS?  Future with SAS?  Opportunities with SAS?  How to learn and excel SAS?  Browse thru the SAS User Interface…  First SAS Program…

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SAS is a BI software product from the SAS Institute, Cary, NC  People refer SAS to as “Statistical Analytical System”….  It’s a Business Intelligence tool which can give simple answers to businesses through data mining capabilities, report generation and automation etc…..

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Know how SAS is used in Industries?
◦ Pharmaceutical – Statistical Analysis, Reporting ◦ Telecom – Reporting, ETL, Data Mining, Forecasting ◦ Financials - Reporting, ETL, Data Mining, Forecasting, Fin research, Predictive modeling, DBMarketing, Activity Based Management. ◦ Healthcare - Reporting, ETL, Data Mining, Forecasting

What technologies you need to know (SAS or others) to perform well in the Industry?
◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Databases – Teradata, Oracle, SQL server, DB2 ETL – SAS/WA, SAS ETL (Data Integration Studio) Application Development – SAS IOM Bridge, Appdev Studio, SAS/AF Web Interface – SAS IntrNet, WebAF Studio Reporting – SAS/EG Statistics – SAS EMiner, SAS/STAT Package – Enterprise BI Server

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Source: Business Week…

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All Pharmaceutical Companies involved in Clinical trials. FDA GlaxoSmithKline Merck Sanofi-Aventis Pfizer Quintiles CRO Aetna AstraZeneca

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American Express Citigroup Bank of America Discover Financials ETS JPMorgan Chase Wells Fargo Freddie Mac Fannie Mae Marriot etc…
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A whole span of career opportunities exists with the help of SAS. ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Business Analyst Risk Analyst Clinical Statisticians Data warehouse specialists ◦ PM’s etc…

An excellent opportunity to get into the functional stream rather than Technical stream.
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If you have NOT done any Statistical Analysis in school then you might have NOT got a chance to learn about SAS… SAS is easy-to-learn 4th Generation Data-centric Programming language and one of the well-paid technologies currently. “Little SAS” book or the SAS Online tutor are good places to start with … Require licensed version of SAS 8 or 9 software to work with..

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Next we’ll have a quick demonstration of the SAS v9.1.3 Interface…

Some of the features displayed here are –
◦ First a small SAS program ◦ All the SAS window panes ◦ A small SAS program with its output SAS Dataset, Log, Explorer windows are shown…. ◦ SAS Export File Interface (EFI) – options for Exporting SAS datasets to Excel, Access etc ◦ All Menu items ◦ SAS Online tutor and its location and chapters

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DATA steps typically create or modify SAS data sets, but they can also be used to produce custom-designed reports. For example, you can use DATA steps to
◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ put your data into a SAS data set compute the values for new variables check for and correct errors in your data produce new SAS data sets by sub-setting, merging, and updating existing data sets.

PROC (procedure) steps typically analyze and process data in the form of a SAS data set, and they sometimes create SAS data sets that contain the results of the procedure. PROC steps control a library of prewritten routines (procedures) that perform tasks on SAS data sets, such as listing, sorting, and summarizing data. For example, you can use PROC steps to
◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ print a report produce descriptive statistics create a tabular report produce plots and charts.

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Data numbers; X1=1; x2=2; Run; Proc print data=numbers; Run;

Start of a Datastep Assigning values to x1 x2 End the datastep Issue a Print Procedure to print the dataset numbers End the Run statement

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