Introduction to SAS on the Mainframe
Duration: 4 Days
This course enables the participant to write programs using the SAS language. The participant learns how to read data into SAS from external files or databases; select, analyze, summarized and manipulate data; produce reports, charts and graphs.
This course is geared toward those who run SAS on a mainframe (z/OS). Lab exercises are done using TSO/ISPF and programs are run in batch. Many examples come from z/OS operations and technical support, and data types unique to the mainframe (e.g. packed decimal, binary, date/time stamps) are covered and compared to their equivalent COBOL types.
Labs must be done on a z/OS platform that has Base SAS software installed.
Topics Covered In This Course
Getting your data into SAS
Working with your data
Sorting, printing and summarizing your data
Modifying and combining SAS datasets
Common SAS applications
Charts and graphs
Using SAS to access DB2 tables
What You Can Expect
At the end of this course, delegates will be able to:
Who Should Take This Course
This course should be taken by mainframe technical support, operations or applications development personnel who have little or no previous knowledge in SAS.
The student should be able to use TSO/ISPF to edit datasets and submit jobs, and should have a basic understanding of JCL and z/OS datasets. Previous programming experience using another language is helpful but not required.
Instructor led. Approximately 2/3 of the time spent in lecture and 1/3 doing labs.
Every student attending a Verhoef Training class will receive a certificate good for $100 toward their next public class taken within a year.
You can also buy "Verhoef Vouchers" to get a discounted rate for a single student in any of our public or web-based classes. Contact your account manager or our sales office for details.
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