SAS(R) Platform Administration Fast Track

Course code: SPAFM7

This is a four-day immersion into SAS 9.4 administration for students needing an in-depth introduction or a refresher on managing a SAS 9.4 environment. The self-study e-learning includes:
  • Annotatable course notes in PDF format.
  • Virtual lab time to practice.
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2 904 EUR including VAT

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Starting date: Upon request

Type: E-learning

Course duration: 14 hours

Language: en

Price without VAT: 2 760 EUR


Starting date: Upon request

Type: Upon request

Course duration: 28 hours

Language: en

Price without VAT: 2 400 EUR


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Target group

SAS 9.4 administrators

Course structure

Exploring SAS 9 Administration

  • Introduction to SAS 9.4 administration.
  • Administration tasks.
  • Exploring administration tools.

Reviewing SAS Components

  • Exploring the SAS 9 architecture.
  • Operating SAS servers and spawners.
  • Exploring SAS Environment Manager.

Understanding Metadata, Backups, and Hot Fixes

  • Exploring the SAS Metadata Server and metadata repositories.
  • Backing up the SAS Metadata Server.
  • Backing up the SAS environment.
  • Applying hot fixes.

Administering Users, Groups, and Roles

  • Exploring initial authentication to the SAS Metadata Server.
  • Administering users and groups.
  • Exploring internal accounts, roles, and administrative identities.

Managing SAS Compute Servers and Spawners

  • Understanding SAS Compute Servers.
  • Exploring credential management.
  • Administering server logging.

Securing Metadata

  • Reviewing metadata security.
  • Exploring ACTs and metadata permissions.
  • Customizing SAS folders.

Establishing Connectivity to Data Sources

  • Registering libraries and tables in metadata.
  • Setting up data access.

Monitoring Your SAS Environment

  • Monitoring a SAS environment with SAS Environment Manager.
  • Troubleshooting a SAS environment.
  • Maintenance and ongoing administration tasks.

Additional Topics

  • Metadata server clustering.
  • Monitoring resources: the Analyze pages.
  • SAS import macros.


Before attending this course, it is helpful, but not required that you have experience with SAS 9.4. This experience is gained by completing the SAS9 Administration: Getting Started course.

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