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Guidance and results for the data-rich, yet information-poor.


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Independent Orientation, Yet Part of an Overall Progression



This training curriculum is designed to prepare practitioners and leadership to efficiently build lasting skills and capabilities in data analytics and predictive modeling, and to advance their organization’s analytic maturity.

The courses accommodate all skill levels and analytic team roles in order to establish a common, purposeful platform and methodical approach to actionable and measurable analytics. Each course encapsulates current practice experience from a highly seasoned faculty of senior consultants – many of whom have worked together in this field since the early 1990s.

Beyond reviewing the individual course description pages, it is important to understand how each course is conveyed in contrast to the others; how they fit together as a progression; and how each can be attended independently given its specific focus. You may then select the right course(s) and delivery for your experience, role and objectives.


The first event in the series, “Data Analytics for Action & Impact” is an optional two-day course that serves three primary purposes:

  1. Provide a basic introduction to core statistical and analytical methods — those that will be referenced and extended in the Predictive Analytics and Data Mining course series
  2. Establish a TMA’s Modeling Practice Framework™ for data analytics to transform large amounts of inert data into goal-driven intelligence for actionable and measurable impact
  3. Address chronic communication issues and dysfunction between practitioners and leadership that plague the majority of analytic implementations


Participants will learn the core analytical techniques that focus on the general tendencies of the distribution before moving on to the low-occurrence / high-impact transactions at the tails of the distribution that are revealed by predictive analytics.


The Data Analytics for Action & Impact course is a great way for those concerned about jumping directly into the Predictive Analytics & Data Mining courseware to establish a solid platform and track more effectively.


Depending on your existing experience, role and objectives, you may choose to attend any specific independent course, or jump in at any point in the progression. Should you desire support in making the right selection, reach out directly to a sales representative for consultation.



All training sessions cycle through periods of lecture, case demonstrations, and implementation workshops in this format:

magnifying-glass Challenge
The application context, strategic objective and functional target of the exercise is presented in the Challenge section.
gear Approach
The actual problem approach and specific steps required to solve the exercise are itemized in the Approach section.
light-bulb Results
The intended results are presented in the Results section and expressed in terms that were defined in the Challenge section.

You will receive a comprehensive set of course material that includes:

Digital Documentation. All of the slides along with extensive supporting instructor notes, the application process guide, glossary and referenced resources are provided on up to five devices for five years. Those who like tangible copies may purchase a single professionally bound print copy online at cost.

Slides. Hundreds of slides that clearly illustrate each concept, lesson and approach are professionally produced and included with the digital documentation. Click on the icon at right to view a sample of the presentation slides.

Exercise Data. Numerous spread sheets are populated not just with lab data, but templates for stepping through the modeling practice framework™ in conjunction with the application process guide. The resulting session files are yours to keep, reference and develop further.

 Process Guide. An application process guide will detail the approach and specific steps to take for the various exercises worked in the breakout sessions, as well as for additional problem types beyond the scope of the live training. This will minimize your need to take notes and maintain your focus on the exercises at hand.  

Certification. On the course evaluation form, select a paper or Adobe .pdf certificate. Certification is based upon tested comprehension and ability:

    • Certificate of Completion
    • Certificate of Merit*
    • Certificate of Basic Proficiency** Strategic Implementation Course Only

Resources. A broad resources section with glossary, recommended books, Linkedin groups, associations, conferences, commercial and open-source software and online communities is included in the course notes.

Classroom Delivery. Though some may view analytics as a dry subject, TMA’s seasoned faculty brings a great deal of energy and enthusiasm to the topic, and participants say that it’s contagious. View the luxurious venues and active facilitation to see what you’ll experience at TMA’s classroom events.

Accreditation. The Modeling Agency, LLC, is registered with INFORMS (the INstitute For Operations Research and the Management Sciences) as a Recognized Analytics Continuing Educational Provider for the CAP® (Certified Analytics Professional) program. The CAP® credential provides analytics professionals with a means to distinguish themselves and demonstrate to employers, colleagues, and the public that they are knowledgeable analytics professionals. Courses provided by The Modeling Agency, LLC, are automatically accepted by INFORMS when claimed by credential holders as evidence of continuing education. For more information about the CAP® program, including requirements, eligibility, benefits, preparation, and exam dates, please visit the INFORMS website at www.informs.org/certification.


Online training certainly has its advantages and conveniences.  But if you have the option to attend Classroom training, make every effort to attend at the physical site.  You’ll receive greater immersion, concentration and interaction with the instructor and other participants.  Classroom events are hosted at first-tier venues and luxurious properties.

If you cannot support the travel time or cost for Classroom training, you will receive the most progressive and engaging Online training available.  After a four-hour asynchronous Core Concepts lecture, the live interactive Online events proceed through cycles of short lecture, then demonstration and work-along break-out sessions.  The sessions step through the modeling practice framework™.  These segments are interlaced with polling that steers the approach in future work-along sessions so that participants may directly experience what really works, what doesn’t and why.


    • Isolation.  It’s hard to be reprioritized when you’re off-campus.
    • Concentration.  You are removed from office distractions and temptations.
    • Closer Collaboration.  Participants with similar interests can interact directly beyond the active training hours.
    • Direct Instructor Access.  Instructors are very accessible outside of class time and pleased to join attendees for lunch and dinner to provide extended guru sessions.
    • Luxurious Venues.  These courses are produced at top-tier properties. View the site details of the upcoming scheduled events to see each premier setting.
    • Customization.  Your group.  Your topics.  Instructors can tailor examples and general delivery to target your areas of interest.
    • Convenience.  Production at your location, and on your terms.
    • Volume Savings.  On-Site productions enjoy combined discounts for number of training days and number of participants.


The tables below display the weekday distribution of the Predictive Analytics & Data Mining series courses and process model phase coverage for both classroom and online productions.

TMA’s Modeling Practice Framework™

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August 22 – 26, 2016
October 24 – 28, 2016

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Why Train With TMA?

Determine whether TMA training is right for you, and learn why TMA is truly the best option for live classroom analytics training.

“Both instructors in the series did a fantastic job of getting me up to speed in predictive analytics much faster than any book (or probably any other training class or conference) available.”

Raymond G. Henderson
Knowledge-Based Systems Engineer
Compliance Technologies, Inc.

“Great presentation and summarization of predictive analytics. I sat through two days of the Predictive Analytics World conference and got less from that than I received if the first two hours of this course. Thanks!”


“This course gave me a new perspective on techniques and applications software that our federal agency had not previously seen. The course content was great, and the very knowledgeable instructor kept the students attention by using real-life examples and discussion of additional resources. I highly recommend this course!”

Larry P. Taylor
US Department of Education

“The wealth of information covered in these courses, as well as the in-depth demonstrations of multiple software packages, made the sessions valuable from a wide range of perspectives. I will certainly recommend that others attend.”

Brent King
AVP, Managed Care Analytics
Business Development
Health Smart Preferred Care

“This class gives the Statistician a bunch of new tools to use in solving business problems. Once the limitations of statistics are reached, grab this data mining tool belt. You will be surprised how much further you can get.”

Raymond D. Mooring, PhD
Wage and Investment Research
Internal Revenue Service

“Upon taking TMA’s Predictive Analytics courses, I could immediately feel the difference since I struggled earlier with a similar online course offered by an established public university. There is no comparison between the dedicated, interactive instructor-led course and an online class. The added benefit is an end-to-end data mining process that insists on actionable results–those that are truly understood by leadership.”

Michael F.
Senior Analyst

“The instructor and course material are first rate. Any organization that believes data mining should be a part of their business operations portfolio would be making a wise investment by attending this course.”

Eric Rickard
Information Computing Sciences
SRI International

“The instructor was great and the instructor was very knowledgeable. It was just at the right level, not to general and not too technical.”

Doug Rosenberg
Technical Consultant