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INFORMS Initiatives

CAP program continues to grow

Polly Mitchell-Guthrie, vice chair of the Analytics Certification Board, has an article in the latest issue of Swiss Analytics Magazine on the Certified Analytics Professional program subtitled “How to become a modern-day journeyman.” She notes that professionalism arose through the medieval guild system, and today professional certifications such as CAP® serve the same purpose: to establish standards, promote ethical practices and issue a credential that can be used across the industry.

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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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Headlines

Report: Automotive industry to invest $3.3 billion in big data in 2018

Big data investments in the automotive industry are expected to surpass $3.3 billion in 2018, according to a report by SNS Telecom & IT. Amid the proliferation of real-time and historical data from sources such as connected devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, big data is rapidly gaining traction from a diverse range of vertical sectors. Read more →

Digital vs. print books: playing favorites can hurt overall book sales

Since the first e-book platform launched in 2007, e-book sales grew to comprise 20 percent of all book sales by 2015. To ensure the increasing popularity of e-books do not undermine the success of their printed counterparts, publishers frequently delay the digital publication date for several weeks after the print edition has been released. Read more →

UPCOMING ANALYTICS EVENTS

INFORMS-SPONSORED EVENTS

INFORMS Annual Meeting
Nov. 4-7, 2018, Phoenix

OTHER EVENTS

Making Data Science Pay
July 30-31, 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m.


Predictive Analytics: Failure to Launch Webinar
Aug. 18, 11 a.m.


Applied AI & Machine Learning | Comprehensive
Sept. 10-13, 17-20 and 24-25


Advancing the Analytics-Driven Organization
Sept. 17-20, 12-5 p.m. LIVE Online


The Analytics Clinic: Ensemble Models: Worth the Gains?
Sept. 20, 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

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.