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Joint Clusters :  Analytics
 CPMS, The Practice Section

Session Information  : Monday Nov 10, 11:00 - 12:30

Title:  Joint Session Analytics/CPMS: The Whys Hows and Whats of Analytics Certification
Chair: Polly Mitchell-Guthrie,Sr. Manager, Advanced Analytics Customer Liaison, SAS, SAS Campus Dr., Cary NC 27513, United States of America, Polly.Mitchell-Guthrie@sas.com

Abstract Details

Title: Why Should you Become a Certified Analytics Professional?
 Presenting Author: Elizabeth Nielsen,Quintiles, 4820 Emperor Boulevard, Durham NC 27703, United States of America, Elizabeth.Nielsen@quintiles.com
 
Abstract: Being a Certified Analytics Professional can positively impact your career since it is an independent assessment of knowledge and understanding of business analytics. It can be used as a marketing tool with your customers to show that you take analytics seriously. If you’re looking for a new opportunity using analytics, the CAP designation gives your prospective employer an unbiased verification of your qualifications. CAP is the gold standard for the business analytics field.
  
Title: CAP Exam Prep Tips
 Presenting Author: Matthew Windham,Director of Analytics, NTELX Inc., 1945 Old Gallows Road, Suite 700, Vienna VA 22182, United States of America, mwindham@ntelx.com
 
Abstract: How does one effectively prepare for the exam? While each individual is different, with their own learning styles, this session is meant to provide attendees with insights on preparation techniques taken by those who have already passed the exam. The variety of approaches discussed should provide the audience with ample options to consider for their own preparation efforts. Since this is a panel discuss event, audience participation is encouraged.
  
Title: Gaining the Analytics Advantage through Professional Certification of your Employees
 Presenting Author: Freeman Marvin,Executive Principal, Innovative Decisions, Inc., 8230 Old Courthouse Road, Suite 460, Vienna VA 22182, United States of America, ffmarvin@innovativedecisions.com
 
Abstract: The INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional program has obvious benefits to the individual analysts who earn a certificate. What you may not realize are the many benefits to your company, agency, or organization of having employees who are CAP certified. Learn the five advantages that your CAP certified employees can give you over your competition or in the accomplishment if your mission.
  
Title: From OR Credentialing to Analytics Certification: A Five-Plus Year Journey
 Presenting Author: Scott Nestler,Chair, Analytics Certification Board, 8419 Riverside Rd, Alexandria VA 22308, United States of America, acb@informs.org
 
Abstract: In 2008, at the Military Operations Research Society Symposium in New London, CT I heard a short talk about a proposed credentialing program for OR practitioners that caused me to ask, "how can I get involved?" Six years and hundreds of meetings later, I serve as the Chair of the Analytics Certification Board. This talk will provide historical anecdotes about the development of the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) program, and my thoughts on why it is a worthy venture for INFORMS.