Monday, Sept. 13 – Friday, Sept. 17
Free + Virtual

There is no challenge too great or problem too small for programmers. From helping us find cures for diseases to making online shopping easier to keeping our information safe when we swipe a credit card. Regardless of industry, in code we can.

Welcome to SAS® Programmer Week, our celebration of programmers of all levels and interests. There’s something for everyone, from student to early career professional to SAS veteran. Join us for a week to learn, train and prepare for a globally recognized certification.

Select your proficiency and get started with a variety of free tutorials, videos, webinars and live demos. And set your goals on doing something amazing with your new skills to positively change the world. In code we can!


Programmers who say SAS certification advances their careers


Coursera survey conducted by SAS, 2020

$99, 920

Average salary of a SAS certified specialist


Certification Magazine, 2020


Demand increase for SAS skills over the next decade


Burning Glass, 2020

Agenda at a Glance

The following agenda is topical, based on skill level. Content will be available daily on demand. You will have access to the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and full schedule upon registration and on the day of the event. Live sessions coming soon.

   New User   Experienced User  Analytics Focused
Monday, Sept. 13Introduction to SAS Syntax Programming Interfaces
DS2, Advanced SQL
Python, R and CASL in
SAS® Viya®

Tuesday, Sept. 14
Exploring Data
SAS Macro Programming
Time Series Forecasting
on SAS Viya

Wednesday, Sept. 15
Preparing Data

Programming in SAS Viya
SAS/STAT® Procedures
Thursday, Sept. 16
Analyzing and Reporting on Data
SAS CASL and Open Source Integration
Optimization Topics on
SAS Viya
 Happy Hour: Live Trivia
Friday, Sept. 17
Certification Prep

Featured Experts

Mark Jordan
Principal Technical Training Consultant
SAS Global Training

Catherine Truxillo
Analytical Education Director
SAS Global Training

Stacey Syphus
Technical Training Director
SAS Global Training

Dominique Weatherspoon
Technical Training Consultant
SAS Global Training

Ari Zitin
Analytical Training Consultant
SAS Global Training


How much does the event cost?

There is no cost associated with this event.

When does the event start?

The event begins Sept. 13 and concludes Sept. 17. A lot of the content is pre-recorded and will be available to access at your convenience. The sessions that are live will be noted in the VLE when you register and log in. If you miss a live session, you can easily access the recording. You will have access to the VLE and SAS Programmer Week content until Oct. 17, 2021.   

How do I know which track to follow?

Users can self-identify their experience level and interests to determine which track they want to follow. You’ll have the option to attend different sessions in different tracks as well.  

How much time will this take me?

However much you’d like to spend. We’ve set this up with a variety of content types, including YouTube and video tutorials, webinars, blogs and documentation. Therefore, some days you could spend 15 minutes and other days a few hours. SAS Programmer Week is meant to provide you with flexibility. We know you’re busy and may not have all day, every day of the week away from your day job. You can access the material when you want to learn a specific skill related to the day’s topic and watch snippets or consume all of the available material. You will have access to the VLE and SAS Programmer Week content until Oct. 17, 2021.

Does each agenda correspond to a different certification?

Each track will have the relevant certification prep resources made available on Friday, Sept. 17.  

Is this a formal training course?

No, this is not a formal training course. This is a free virtual event containing training and certification resources. We’ve designed this event to help you build, maintain and enhance your coding skills. There are live sessions led by SAS technical trainers, so you have an opportunity to meet them if you do want to take a training course in future. Don’t forget, you’ll still learn even though it isn’t a formal training course! Since it is not a formal training course, you will not receive a completion certificate.

Will I get a certification voucher?

No, there isn’t a certification voucher within the event. We will provide exam prep resources that enable you to prepare for the certification exam. We also offer practice exams outside of this event.   

Will I receive a completion certificate?

No. This event is made up of different training and learning resources, and is not a weeklong standardized training course.    

What are the system requirements?

The event is hosted in our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) – much like other e-learning courses. You’ll need to create a SAS profile to log in and access the training resources.

Register now for this event

 Learn a new skill
 I’m just curious
 Get certified
 Change careers
 Quick tips and tricks (demos, videos, tutorials)
 Self-paced training courses because I can stop and start when I want/can
 Instructor-led in a group environment as an individual
 Instructor-led in a group environment with my colleagues/teammates
 Yes, I'm an educator
 Yes, I’m a student
 Yes, I’m a higher ed administrator or staff
  Yes, I would like to receive occasional emails from SAS Institute Inc. and its affiliates about SAS products and services. I understand that I can withdraw my consent at any time by clicking the opt-out link in the emails.

Questions about this event?
Contact SAS Training.

Notice Concerning Training, Education, Food, Refreshments or Other Gifts Provided by SAS
At this event SAS will provide you items that may be subject to gift rules applicable for your organization. We respect these rules and encourage you to clear your receipt of these items with your organization. If you prefer, you may pay fair market value and receive a receipt for the items at

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