INFORMS Analytics Certification Program Update

A week ago, I attended the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research in Huntington Beach, CA.  Besides being a member of the organizing committee, helping to put together the Public Sector track, I was pressed into service as a backup speaker to fill in for someone who could not be there.  Additionally, I spent some time manning the INFORMS booth to answer questions about the analytics certification program (called Certified Analytics Professional or CAP) that INFORMS is developing.  This is an effort I have been involved in since 2008, when it was knows as an "OR Credential" instead of "Analytics Certification."  There are indeed reasons for the change in terminology.  While all details are not yet releasable (the INFORMS Certification Task Force and Analytics Certification Job Task Analysis Working Group continuing development of the program), here is a word cloud of the words that appear in the draft domain, task, and knowledge statements.

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For more information on the CAP program, please read the recent article, The Shape of Analytics Certification, that I authored with a few others (Jack Levis, Bill Klimack, and Michael Rappa) involved in the program's development.

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