Study Guide

The Complete CAP® Study Guide is presented here to help candidates prepare for the certification examination. The Study Guide is structured to follow the outline of the Job/Task Analysis and its associated tasks. 

The Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) Study Guide is meant as an aid to those who are in the process of earning the CAP®. It is neither meant to be the sole resource used nor meant to contain the answers to all the questions on the certification examination. Rather, it is intended to act as a guide to candidates' self-directed study efforts and as an additional source of information they might use to augment their study and provide additional direction to areas where they are not fluent.  Each chapter includes information that an analytics professional should have at their fingertips.

If you have questions on this or any other part of the Certified Analytics Professional program email


Enhance the chance for success for your analytics staff by scheduling a free half-day CAP Refresher Session.

Your staff will prepare first, of course (Candidate Handbook & Study Guide),  but then…….

A panel of successful CAP credential holders will come to you (in-person or via private webinar) when you have at least 10 interested candidates from your organization. They will coach the candidates and provide their unique perspective: 

  • Review CAP Study Guide
  • Review 24 sample questions and their answers -- provides great insight on the thinking of the exam writers
  • Relate their experiences
  • Answer your questions

CAP exam can either be scheduled in paper and pencil format on same day as refresher course or scheduled via computer-based testing at any time at your convenience. Candidates must be approved. Regular rates apply for the CAP exam. Over 700 testing sites are available worldwide to fit your schedule!  

Contact INFORMS for more information or to schedule your free half-day CAP Refresher Course. 

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