Exam Resources

Are you planning to take the Certified Analytics Professional exam and earn your CAP? The following free resources are available to help you prepare. In addition to these materials, INFORMS offers CAP Prep Online and CAP Prep Boot Camp courses to help boost your comfort with exam material before test day.


The CAP and aCAP handbooks are designed to provide you with everything you need to know about the respective programs from start to finish. Topics covered include applying for the exam, preparing for the exam (including sample questions), taking the exam, certification renewal, and more.

CAP Handbook

aCAP Handbook

Study Guide

A committee of CAP subject-matter experts developed a study guide to help candidates prepare for the exam. The study guide, which focuses on information related to the seven domains of analytics outlined in the Job Task Analysis (JTA), is available below.

Study Guide

Job Task Analysis

The Job Task Analysis (JTA) was created to define the knowledge, skills, and abilities that must be demonstrated by analytics professionals to effectively transform data into insights. The CAP exam is based on the JTA and tests an individual’s fluency with the seven areas of responsibility (business problem framing, analytics problem framing, data, methodology selection, model building, deployment, and lifecycle management) outlined therein.

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Sample Test

Although sample test questions will not appear on any actual CAP examination, they are intended to inform you of the types of questions that will be on the exam. Click below to access the sample test.

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