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News & Updates

February 6, 2018

We are Moving to a New Testing Provider for all CAP/aCAP Exams

The Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) program has selected PSI to serve as its new official test vendor partner for all CAP and aCAP examinations beginning in February 2018.

CAP candidates will enjoy secure test delivery and distribution options for their certification exams, available on an international network of test centers offering quality, services, and amenities to provide the best candidate test experience possible. More information about PSI and its testing center locations is available here and will be configured to accommodate CAP candidates starting February 2018. If you are currently in the application process, shortly, we’ll be sending your candidate file to PSI – they will be contacting you directly with information regarding scheduling an exam. We launch February 22, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact INFORMS’ Certification Manager directly at info@certifiedanalytics.org.

More information about this move will be announced as it becomes available, we thank you for your patience as we make this transition.

January 10, 2018

Are You a Veteran? CAP is Eligible for GI Bill Reimbursement

Enhance your skillset and open doors to new opportunities by positioning yourself as one of the best practitioners transitioning into much needed analytics job roles.

Veterans and other eligible individuals can seek VA reimbursement for fees associated with applying for and recertifying the CAP® credential. Find out more by visiting the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Licensing and Certification website:

https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/licensing_certification.asp

Certified analytics professionals are in demand – make CAP the most valuable certification on your career path.

January 2, 2018

CAP Named One of the Best Data Certifications

Repeatedly. Don’t just take our word for it, here’s a showcase of recognitions CAP has received:

Toms’ IT Pro
Best Big Data Certifications in 2018

CIO Magazine
Your Guide to the Top Big Data Certifications Today
19 Big Data Certifications That Will Pay Off

KDnuggets
Certificates and Certification in Analytics, Big Data, Data Sciences, Machine Learning

The Balance
Learn About Big Data Certification

Ingram Micro Advisor
10 Big Data Certifications That Will Pay Dividends

Datamation.com
Top 15 Big Data Certifications

Whizlabs.com
The Best Big Data Certifications in 2018

December 7, 2017

Certified Analytics Professional Program Earns Prestigious ANSI Accreditation

The Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) program, the only global professional certification for analytics practitioners, has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the American member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), furthering its distinction to what CIO Magazine earlier this year called one of the top "big data certifications that will payoff."

CAP® is recognized as an independent validation of the analytics body of knowledge of those who earn the certification. More than 20 percent of Fortune 100 companies employ CAPs, as do more than 200 different companies in more than 20 countries across the globe, along with government agencies, the U.S. military, and other organizations.

ANSI accreditation provides a formal international endorsement that meets a global standard for the certification of personnel. Since 1918, ANSI has provided organizations across the country with industry guidelines, as well as recognizing those that consistently adhere to the highest standards. ANSI accreditation serves as an objective confirmation of the quality of not only the CAP® program, but of the skills of the analytics professionals who achieve a CAP® certification. From the testing process to job analysis to test administration, CAP® meets the demanding criteria aimed at maximizing statistical requirements and best practices.

"We are delighted that CAP® has been recognized with this prestigious accreditation from ANSI," said Melissa Moore, Executive Director of INFORMS, which manages the CAP® program. "With the growing demand for analytics professionals, the ANSI accreditation provides every CAP® recipient an unparalleled competitive advantage and a professional distinction that the public, their colleagues, and employers can trust."

About CAP®

CAP® is the only global professional certification for analytics practitioners. Those who meet the high standards of CAP® and pass the rigorous exam distinguish themselves and create greater value to enrich their careers. For organizations seeking to enhance their ability to transform data into actionable insights that create greater value, CAP® provides a trusted means to identify, recruit, and retain top analytics talent. More information is available at www.certifiedanalytics.org. Follow CAP® on Twitter at @CAPcertify.

About INFORMS

With 12,500 members from nearly 90 countries, INFORMS is the largest international association of operations research (O.R.) and analytics professionals and students. INFORMS provides unique networking and learning opportunities for individual professionals, and organizations of all types and sizes, to better understand and use O.R. and analytics tools and methods to transform strategic visions and achieve better outcomes.

Visit www.informs.org or @informs.

About American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

ANSI offers highly recognized accreditation programs globally for organizations that certify products and personnel. ANSI's mission is to recognize the competence of impartial bodies to carry out certification of products, processes, personnel, services, or systems in accordance with specific requirements defined in U.S. and international standards. More information is available at www.ansi.org or @ansidotorg.