Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2013
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 and Rising Media, Inc. -- a global events producer excelling in Internet and technology-related conferences and exhibitions – today announced that the INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) exam will be administered at Predictive Analytics World-Boston on October 3, 2013. Predictive Analytics World is a supporter of the CAP® program.
First administered in the spring of 2013, the INFORMS Certified Analytic Professional (CAP®) program was created by subject matter experts, many of whom are INFORMS members. The CAP® credential is designed for general analytics professionals in early- to mid-career and is based on a rigorous job task analysis. Benefits of analytics certification include the ability to advance your career by setting you apart from the competition and the structure to make continuing professional development an integral part of your job performance. The CAP® program assists hiring managers in finding competent analytics talent.
Specific eligibility criteria include attainment of at least a BS or BA degree, three to seven years of professional analytics work experience depending on degree field and level, and confirmation of acceptable “soft skills” by candidate’s current or a previous employer. Passing the examination after meeting all of the eligibility requirements qualifies the candidate as a Certified Analytics Professional. The CAP® examination covers seven domains or areas of analytics practice: business problem framing, analytics problem framing, data, methodology (approach) selection, model building, deployment, and model life cycle management. More information and application instructions can be found here: https://www.informs.org/Certification-Continuing-Ed/Analytics-Certification.
The exam on October 3 is co-located with Predictive Analytics World-Boston, held at Seaport World Trade Center, September 29 through October 3. Predictive Analytics World is the industry’s leading event for predictive analytics professionals, managers, and commercial practitioners. The conference delivers cases studies, expertise, and resources to strengthen the impact of predictive analytics deployment, establish new opportunities in data science, leverage bigger data for predictions, and drive better value.
“We are pleased to offer CAP® that is sure to become the de facto standard for analytics professionals worldwide in conjunction with such good partners as Rising Media. Rising Media, through their excellent Predictive Analytics World conferences, has shown a dedication to the well-being of the profession that INFORMS wholly supports and congratulates,” said Gary Bennett, director of marketing at INFORMS. “Attendance at their high-level conference combined with attaining the CAP® credential all in one place is a definite win-win for serious analytics professionals.”
About Rising Media, Inc.
Rising Media is a global events producer excelling in Internet and technology-related conferences and exhibitions. Rising Media-produced events include Data Driven Business Week, eMetrics Summit, Context, Conversion Conference, DemandCon, Predictive Analytics World, Text Analytics World, Affiliate Management Days, Building Business Capability, Social Media Economy Days, Web Effectiveness Conference, Search Marketing Expo, SemTech and Social Gaming Summit in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Finland and Australia.
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) is the leading professional society made up of the foremost minds in the world of analytics. More than 10,000 members worldwide, including Nobel Prize laureates, turn to INFORMS to provide leading industry best practices, training and events focused on data analytics and operations research.