SAS Essentials 2021

SAS Essentials (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Code)

Presented: TBD

Presented by:
Tasha Chapman has been using SAS since 2003 and an active member of the SAS User Community since 2006. Throughout her career she has championed continuing education and professional development, presented trainings and workshops at professional conferences across the country, sat as an executive committee member on nationally recognized associations, and founded two organizations dedicated to educating colleagues about research, data, and statistics. She was the chair of the Western Users of SAS Software Conference and Educational Forum in 2017.

Tasha received a Masters Degree from the University of California, Riverside in Psychology, with an emphasis on personality assessment and psychometrics. Since 2005 she has worked for the State of Oregon as a lead research analyst providing data and policy analysis for Oregon OSHA, the Oregon Child Welfare Program, and the Oregon Health Authority. She lives in Salem, Oregon with her two adorable kids, Nadia and Atlas.

SAS Essentials is an instructor-led course that provides a concise, yet thorough, introduction to the basics of SAS programming including DATA steps, PROC steps, and the Output Delivery System. In this class we focus entirely on coding, providing a fundamental education in how SAS thinks and unlocking the power to use the incredible versatility of SAS code. Whether you’re entirely new to SAS, new to coding, or just want to brush up on the fundamentals, this class is for you.

In this course we’ll show you how to unlock all that SAS is capable of. Together we’ll walk through the fundamental building blocks of a SAS program: first a deep dive into DATA steps and data manipulation, followed by a showcase of PROC steps and reporting procedures. By the end of this course, you’ll have a solid understanding of how a SAS program works and the knowledge necessary to learn more advanced skills.