The ability to accurately predict upcoming trends as well as the probability for business error are invaluable assets in today's fast-paced marketplace. If you are interested in learning statistical methods for forecasting so that you can become a CPF (Certified Professional Forecaster), ACPF (Advanced Certified Professional Forecaster) or a CFP (Certified Financial Planner)there are classes, seminars and even software programs available to help you receive the education and training you need.
Go to workshops to learn about the latest developments in business forecasting techniques so that you can continue your education even after you've become a professional in operations forecasting. Here are some additional things to consider about statistical forecasting in operations management education and training:
1. Take online classes to receive a Certificate in Applied Forecasting.
2. Attend workshops and seminars to learn about statistical forecasting methods and developments in business forecasting.
3. Use software programs and newsletters to help you learn and apply statistical management forecasting methods.
Get certified as a professional forecaster by taking statistical forecasting methods classesYou can become a certified business forecaster by taking classes to learn about the different statistical methods and techniques. There are schools which offer programs in a classroom setting or online so that you can get the training needed to reach your goals.
Penn State World Campus offers an online graduate program in applied statistics for students who want to continue their education.
Go to operations management forecasting seminars and workshops to receive training and tipsIf you want to continue your training as well as learn about the latest developments in management forecasting, going to workshops and seminars is a great way to receive information as well as network with statistics forecasting professionals.
Use statistical forecasting software programs and newsletters to learn to apply statistical methodsThere are also software programs that help teach users how to apply and test statistical methods to learn how to improve the accuracy of forecasts. Also, there are many newsletters that you can sign up for that offer operations management forecasting tips and information so that you can always have access to current forecasting techniques and their applications.
- Network with other business forecasters at workshops and seminars to share best practices of applying various business forecasting techniques and accurately predicting upcoming trends.