About four months ago I decided to take my passion for decision science to a new level by pursuing the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) certification.
Coming from a non-technical background, some people (particularly those with computer science backgrounds) were skeptical of my knowledge and abilities working with large amounts of data and writing predictive models. (Ironically, one of the same data scientists with a heavy CS background inspired a separate post on the pitfalls of common data cleaning procedures.) I feel a relevant certification is a great way to give others confidence in my foundation of knowledge in data analytics.
The CAP seems to be the best branded, most well recognized, and best sponsored option for data science related certifications. In a July 2014 article titled 16 big data certifications that will pay off in CIO magazine, the CAP exam was listed as the first item on the list. Continue reading “About the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP)”