SAS Platform Administration: Fast Track

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. The SAS Platform Administration: Metadata Administration and SAS Platform Administration: System Administration courses are available to provide the same type of information in a more detailed approach over a longer period of time.

This course can help prepare you for the following certification exam(s): SAS Platform Administration for SAS 9.

Learn how to

  • administer the SAS environment
  • identify and report about the state of the SAS environment
  • back up the SAS environment
  • monitor and log SAS servers
  • administer client applications
  • administer users
  • administer data access
  • recognize and establish various security techniques
  • secure data and other shared content
  • troubleshoot metadata security
  • move and promote metadata
  • administer SAS middle tier
  • monitor the SAS middle tier with SAS Environment Manager.


Before attending this course, it is useful but not required to have experience with the Platform for SAS Business Analytics. You can gain this experience by attending the Getting Started with the Platform for SAS Business Analytics course. This course addresses Platform for SAS Business Analytics, SAS Management Console software.

Course Outline

Reviewing the Platform for SAS Business Analytics 

  • exploring the platform for SAS Business Analytics overview
  • exploring the platform architecture
  • reviewing platform administration tasks
  • operating SAS servers and spawners

Understanding SAS Metadata and the Metadata Server 

  • exploring the SAS metadata server
  • exploring SAS metadata objects
  • backing up the SAS platform
  • Implementing a SAS Metadata Server Cluster

Understanding Initial Authentication and Administering Users, Groups, and Roles 

  • administering users and groups
  • exploring initial authentication to the Metadata Server
  • administering roles and administrative identities

Securing Metadata 

  • reviewing metadata security
  • exploring metadata permissions
  • customizing SAS folders
  • exploring ACTs

Establishing Connectivity to Data Sources 

  • registering libraries and tables in metadata
  • setting up data access
  • managing library and table metadata

Managing SAS Servers and Spawners 

  • understanding SAS servers
  • administering server logging
  • managing tasks for SAS servers and third-party database servers

Exploring Ongoing Administration Tasks 

  • ongoing tasks for system administrators