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This intensive training course provides accelerated learning for those students who will administer the platform for SAS Business Analytics. This course is for individuals who are comfortable with learning large amounts of information in a short period of time.



  • Knowledge of system administration.

Course Content:


  • overview and logistics
  • security risks and how to avoid them

Controlling Access to Data Using SAS Tools

  • using passwords with SAS files
  • restricting access to a subset of data
  • using passwords with SAS views

Controlling Access to Data Using Host Security

  • host security and SAS passwords
  • using host security on Windows
  • host security on other operating systems (self-study)

Encryption and Encoding of Data Sets on Disk

  • using the encrypt=YES option to encrypt entire data sets
  • manually encrypting selected variables with SAS functions

Securing Your SAS Programs and Passwords

  • securing compiled DATA steps
  • securing macros
  • keeping SAS passwords secure
  • keeping database connection information secure

Encryption of PDF Documents Produced by SAS

  • encryption of documents

Summary and Conclusions

  • comparison of security technologies

Introducing SAS Enterprise Guide Administration

  • exploring SAS Enterprise Guide
  • reviewing the platform for SAS Business Analytics
  • exploring SAS Enterprise Guide's interaction with metadata
  • SAS Enterprise Guide and stored processes
  • defining the SAS Enterprise Guide administrator role

Setting Up SAS Enterprise Guide

  • installing and configuring SAS Enterprise Guide
  • customizing SAS Enterprise Guide options
  • setting up and managing profiles
  • administering role-based settings

Working with SAS Libraries

  • reviewing SAS library concepts
  • using SAS Enterprise Guide as the Assign Library type
  • using the Metadata Library Engine
  • pre-assigning libraries
  • choosing the type of library assignment

Migrating to SAS Enterprise Guide 5.1

  • migrating SAS Enterprise Guide projects
  • migrating SAS Enterprise Guide projects using the Migration Wizard (self-study)

Learning More

  • SAS resources
  • beyond this course

Additional Information

  • example of using the SAS Deployment Wizard to install SAS Enterprise Guide

Review of Platform Administration Topics

  • managing users and groups
  • enabling workspace server logging
  • securing content in the SAS Folder tree
  • securing servers and files
  • managing user-defined formats
  • moving metadata

Reviewing the Platform for SAS Business Analytics

  • the platform for SAS Business Analytics overview
  • SAS intelligence architecture overview
  • defining the SAS platform administrator role

Administering the SAS Environment

  • exploring the platform administrator tasks
  • checking the state of the SAS servers

Monitoring, Logging, and Troubleshooting SAS Servers

  • exploring the metadata server and repositories
  • identifying SAS server types
  • monitoring SAS servers and spawners
  • logging SAS servers and spawners
  • troubleshooting SAS servers

Backing Up the SAS Environment

  • backing up metadata with the Backup Wizard
  • exploring OMABAKUP
  • scheduling backups
  • backing up physical files

Administering Data Access

  • registering libraries and tables in the metadata
  • updating table metadata
  • pre-assigning libraries
  • troubleshooting data access

Administering Users

  • registering users
  • exploring authentication
  • creating groups

Administering Client Applications

  • exploring connection profiles
  • using roles to control access to application functionality
  • exploring SAS folders

Securing Metadata

  • introducing metadata security
  • securing content in the folder tree
  • exploring the authorization decision process

Moving Metadata

  • promoting selected content

Leaning More

  • identifying next steps
  • using the SAS documentation

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Expert Instructors

Practical Implementation

Real- time Case Studies

Certification Guidance

Resume Preparation

Placement Assistance

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