Forecasting and Predictive Analytics Certificate - Live Event
Oct. 7–Oct. 8, 2019
Corporate College, Bridgeton, MO
| Live online
Conference details

This certificate is Part 4 of the Data Analyst Certificates Bundle, a comprehensive five-part program that provides training and practical guidance on the topic of data analytics.

This Forecasting and Predictive Analytics Certificate event will teach you fundamental techniques used for predictive analytics: regression, classification, clustering, optimization, and simulation. Beginning with basic models for revealing and establishing relationships, you will learn to apply increasingly sophisticated modeling techniques for practical data analysis, as well as commonly encountered problems so you can determine the fit and usefulness for prediction of your models and apply them to typical business problems.

As you develop your understanding of applied predictive analytics, you'll learn how to perform basic forecasting using time-based data to predict future values from a model. You will also learn how to model and calculate scenarios based on distance and space. You will get practice with classification, including naive Bayesian classification; create basic decision trees; and use various techniques for clustering and linear optimization to solve common business problems; as well as learn techniques for assessing the effectiveness of your solutions.

Note: It is recommended that you complete the Data Analytics Modeling Certificate, or ensure you have equivalent knowledge and skills, before starting this certificate course.

Learning Labs: This is an interactive learning program that includes bonus hands-on learning labs that will expose you to the tools needed to implement an analytics practice in a practical way and equip you to deploy those tools as needed within your organization. You will practice using various technologies for preparing, analyzing and managing datasets in the real world. *Time spent on learning labs does not award CPE and completing learning labs is not a requirement for earning the certificate.

Digital Badge: On completion of this certificate event, you will receive a digital badge to share with your online professional network, which is available as a downloadable PDF certificate suitable for printing and framing.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the different techniques of predictive analytics: regression, classification, clustering, optimization, and simulation.
  • Calculate varying types of regressions using R and Excel.
  • Apply classification and clustering algorithms.
  • Apply business process optimization to problems by identifying goals and constraints.
  • Analyze the various probabilities of outcomes by applying Monte Carlo simulation.
  • Calculate performance of predictive analytic algorithms.

Who Should Attend

  • Accounting and finance professionals, especially those interested in learning and applying data analysis techniques to help their organizations' make informed, data-driven business decisions.

Free Self-Study Course
A benefit of this live event purchase is access to the self-study material of the Forecasting and Predictive Analytics Certificate at no additional cost. If you decide to cancel the live event, access to the self-study material will be removed from your AICPA Store account and your refund will be prorated for any portion of self-study material completed prior to your cancellation. You can access the self-study material and learning labs by logging in to your AICPA Store account and going to My Purchases > My Online Learning.

Attendance options
Forecasting and Predictive Analytics Certificate - Live Event
Oct 07-Oct 08, 2019

Step away from your desk, and join us in Bridgeton, MO. You’ll interact directly with thought leaders and have the advantage of dedicated networking time with your professional community. (16 CPE credits).

Full Registration Rate
AICPA member: $1,395.00
Nonmember: $1,795.00

Day One

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Module 1: Bivariate regression

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Lab 1: Linear Regression in Excel - Big Mac and GDP

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Lab 2: Multiple Linear Regression in Excel - Ice cream consumption  

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Break (15 min)

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Module 2: Multivariate regression


Lab 3: Linear Regression in R - Big Mac and GDP*


Lab 4: Multiple Linear Regression in R - Ice cream consumption*

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Lunch (30 min)

1:45 PM - 2:20 PM

Module 3: Other regressions


Lab 5: Logistic Regression in Excel - Phone Plan change*


Lab 6: Logistic Regression in R - CPA Pass/Fail*

2:20 PM - 3:00 PM

Module 4: Forecasting in time


Lab 7: Forecasting in Time – Analyzing Quarterly Profit in Excel*

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Break (15 min)

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Module 5: Measuring Distance


Lab 8: Calculating Distances with Multiple formulas in Excel*

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Module 6: Classification k Nearest Neighbor (KNN)


Lab 9: K Means in Excel - Clustering Inventory for retail


Lab 10: K Means in R - Assessing Auditor Qualification*

Day Two

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Module 7: Classification Naïve Bayes

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Break (15 min)

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Module 8: Classification Support Vector Machine

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Module 9: Classification Decision Trees

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch (45 min)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Module 10: Clustering


Lab 11: kNN in Excel - Assessing Auditor Qualification*


Lab 12: kNN in R - Assessing Auditor Qualification*


Lab 13: Simulation in Excel - Forecasting Profits*

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Break (15 min)

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Module 11: Optimization

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Module 12: Simulation


Lab 14: Hierarchical clustering in R - Housing Prices*


Lab 15: Simulation in R - Forecasting Profits*

* Labs are considered homework and are not factored into the length of the course. Labs should be completed outside of the training UNLESS the instructor chooses to weave a portion of the labs into the training day.

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Ratings and reviews
Forecasting and Predictive Analytics Certificate - Live Event (In person)
CPE credits
: 16.0
NASBA Field of Study
Recommended: Complete the Data Analytics Modeling Certificate or ensure you have equivalent knowledge and skills.
Delivery Method
Group Live

Location & Accommodations


3221 McKelvey Road
Bridgeton, MO 63144


3099 Rider Trail S.
Bridgeton, MO 63044

13735 Riverport Dr.
Maryland Heights, MO 63043

13615 Riverport Dr.
Maryland Heights, MO 63043

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