# Data Wrangling

This course introduces students to basic knowledge in programming, data management, and exploratory data analysis using SAS software. Students are provided the opportunity to learn a comprehensive set of SAS data-related techniques through lessons, demonstrations, and homework assignments. The material covered in Stat 480, in conjunction with the material covered in the sequel course STAT 481, is designed to prepare students for taking the SAS Version 9 Base Programming Certification Exam.

Stat 481 (Intermediate SAS) builds on the skills and tools learned in Stat 480 (Introduction to SAS) to extend students' SAS programming skills to an intermediate-level. Students are provided the opportunity to learn a comprehensive set of SAS data-related techniques through lessons, demonstrations, and homework assignments. The material covered in Stat 481, in conjunction with the material covered in the prerequisite course Stat 480, is designed to prepare students for taking the SAS Version 9 Base Programming Certification Exam.

The goals of the course are:

- to prepare students (in conjunction with Stat 480) for taking the SAS Version 9 Base Programming Certification Exam
- to introduce you to the wide variety of programming and data management tools available in the SAS software application
- to further increase your confidence in understanding and programming in SAS
- to extend your understanding of how the SAS application can be used effectively to manage and manipulate data
- to extend your knowledge of good programming practices