Analytics Magazine Analytics Magazine, November/December 2014 - Page 16

IN FORMS in i t i at i ve s Webinar series preps candidates for CAP exam The CAP Board recognizes that preparation is individualized; some people have had more or different education, others have had more or different experiences. By Scott Nestler, CAP 16 | The question asked most often about the INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) program is: “How do I prepare for the exam?” To help people prepare and allay their fears of an unknown exam, the CAP program volunteers and staff have written and published a Candidate Handbook with sample questions, a CAP Study Guide that outlines topics for each domain and an introductory webinar. All are posted on the INFORMS website at www.informs.org/ certification; the introductory webinar is also posted on BrightTALK at https://www.brighttalk.com/ webcast/11147/109485. The CAP Board recognizes that preparation is individualized; some people have had more or different education, others have had more or different experiences. Others like to have many, many foundational texts that they can pore over to see if they still recall the information from their educational program. One blanket preparation guide will not suffice for all. a n a ly t i c s - m a g a z i n e . o r g w w w. i n f o r m s . o r g