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Upcoming INFORMS analytics continuing ed courses

INFORMS, the world’s largest organization for advanced analytics professionals, produces and disseminates data analytics and operations research information, training courses, certification and best-in-class resources for its members and the industry at large. Four upcoming intensive hands-on courses provide professionals with real take-away value, imparting participants with skills, tools and methods that can be implemented immediately in their respective work.

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Analytics Certification Board Chair Nestler speaks on CAP

Scott Nestler, chairperson of the Analytics Certification Board, was recently invited by executive recruiter Linda Burtch to post information about INFORMS’ Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) program on Burtch’s blog Burtch Works.

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CIO Magazine: INFORMS’ CAP program ‘pays off’

INFORMS’ Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) program was recently listed first by CIO magazine among the “11 Big Data Certifications That Will Pay Off.” The largest society in the world for professionals in the fields of analytics, operations research and management science, INFORMS’ CAP exam is given at hundreds of computer-based testing centers worldwide through an agreement with Kryterion (a full-service provider of customizable assessment and certification products and services).

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Analytics courses set for Baltimore/D.C. area in September

INFORMS has a continuing education program designed specifically for those in the field of operations research and analytics. Two courses from this program are coming to the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., area in September: “Introduction to Monte Carlo and Discrete-Event Simulation” and “Foundations of Modern Predictive Analytics.” These courses are intensive, two-day, in-person courses. Once you leave the classroom you will have the skills, tools and methods you can immediately use to help make your projects a success.

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Good, better, best: An analytics maturity model that fits

  Good, better, best: An analytics maturity model that fits

The Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog once offered customers products in three tiers of quality: “good,” “better” and “best.” The price for each product corresponded to distinguishing features that made choices good, and others still better or best. It was an elegant solution for simpler times. These paper catalogs provided customers with an information model for prudent investments in products such as a pair of boots – fitting customers both literally and figuratively according to their needs, resources and size.

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INFORMS analytics continuing education courses

INFORMS has added two new courses – “Introduction to Monte Carlo and Discrete-Event Simulation” and “Foundations of Modern Predictive Analytics” – to its continuing education program. The intensive, two-day, in-person courses give participants hands-on practice in handling real data types, real business problems and practical methods for delivering business-useful results. The new courses, along with INFORMS’ other two popular continuing education courses, “Essential Practice Skills for Analytics Professionals” and “Data Exploration & Visualization,” provide analytic professionals with real take-away value to implement immediately at work.

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New INFORMS continuing education courses

The INFORMS Continuing Education program is offering two new courses this fall: “Introduction to Monte Carlo and Discrete-Event Simulation” and “Modern Predictive Analytics.”

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CAP exam offered at computer-based testing centers worldwide

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the largest professional society in the world for professionals in the fields of analytics, operations research (O.R.) and management science, recently announced that its successful Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) exam will now be given at hundreds of computer-based testing centers worldwide through an agreement with Kryterion, the full-service provider of customizable assessment and certification products and services.

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Analytics education for professionals: San Jose

INFORMS’ popular continuing education courses will be held June 20-21 (“Essential Practice Skills for Analytics Professionals”) and June 25-26 (“Data Exploration & Visualization”) before and after, respectively, the 2014 INFORMS Conference on the Business of Big Data in San Jose, Calif. Register by May 30 for the “Essential Skills” course and by June 4 for the “Data Exploration” course and save $100.

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Continuing education for analytics professionals

INFORMS’ popular continuing education courses will be held June 20-21 (“Essential Practice Skills for Analytics Professionals”) and June 25-26 (“Data Exploration & Visualization”) before and after, respectively, the 2014 INFORMS Conference on the Business of Big Data in San Jose, Calif. Register early to save $100.

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Analytics Blog

Electoral College put to the math test


With the campaign two months behind us and the inauguration of Donald Trump two days away, isn’t it time to put the 2016 U.S. presidential election to bed and focus on issues that have yet to be decided? Of course not.


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Three keys for organizations to gain value from information

In the current information-driven society and increasingly digitalized world, Gartner, Inc. says that sentiments are shifting from the economics of tangible assets to the economics of information – “infonomics” – and other intangible assets. Infonomics is the theory, study and discipline of asserting economic significance to information. It strives to apply both economic and asset management principles and practices to the valuation, handling and deployment of information assets.  Read more →

Burtch Works study on ‘Salaries of Predictive Analytics Professionals’

According to the recently released Burtch Works study on “Salaries of Predictive Analytics Professionals 2017,” senior-level executives saw the largest increase in salaries from 2016 to 2017, and industry diversification of employment has diluted the concentration of such professionals from financial services and marketing/advertising to consulting and technology. Read more →

New study asks, ‘Is your business AI-ready?’

Despite fears that robots will replace human labor, the majority of artificial intelligence (AI) leaders (79 percent) expect their employees will work comfortably with robots by 2020, according to a new Genpact survey of C-Suite and senior executives titled, “Is Your Business AI-Ready?” Read more →

UPCOMING ANALYTICS EVENTS

INFORMS-SPONSORED EVENTS

2017 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC 2017)
Dec. 3-6, 2017, Las Vegas

CAP® EXAM SCHEDULE

CAP® Exam computer-based testing sites are available in 700 locations worldwide. Take the exam close to home and on your schedule:


 
For more information, go to 
https://www.certifiedanalytics.org.