Certificate in Critical Tools for Analytics Professionals (CTAP)



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Certificate in Critical Tools for Analytics Professionals (CTAP)
1000 to 1800 ET
5 Day Course
On-line (Zoom)

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The MORS Certificate in Critical Tools for Analytics Professionals (CTAP) is a five-day course designed for analysts seeking to gain familiarity with the levels of analytics and obtain hands-on experience with Operations Research (OR) tools. This course is constantly evolving to adhere to the most current analytical standards and methods, due to the increasing threat of cyber security and other emerging threats.


Our expert instructors will cover a range of topics and tools that are critical to the analyst, including:

  • Statistics and probability
  • Regression and time series
  • Optimization and simulation
  • Decision analysis
  • Causal and route analysis
  • Practicum


Day Time Program
Day 1 10 AM to 6 PM ET Statistics and Probability
Day 2 10 AM to 6 PM ET Regression and Time Series
Day 3 10 AM to 6 PM ET Optimization and Simulation
Day 4 10 AM to 6 PM ET Decision Analysis
Day 5 10 AM to 6 PM ET Causal and Route Analysis/Practicum


Mr. Alan Briggs
Mr. Alan Briggs

Senior Director Annapolis Junction Office & Senior Data Scientist

Mr. Alan Briggs, Senior Director Annapolis Junction Office & Senior Data Scientist, Concurrent Technologies Corporation. Mr. Briggs has a wide breadth of experience researching, teaching, and implementing machine learning, data science, and advanced analytics solutions. After nearly ten years in engineering at UPS, Mr. Briggs completed a master’s degree in logistics engineering from North Carolina State University. Building on his graduate work in metaheuristic optimization, he transitioned out of the commercial world and began working as a government contractor in the greater Washington DC area. Learn More

Mr. Walt DeGrange
Mr. Walt DeGrange

Director of Analytics Capabilities at CANA

Mr. DeGrange is an Operations Research Professional with experience in Government, Industry, and Academia. Walt served 21 years as a Supply Corps Officer in the Navy with his last 10 years focusing on applying analytics to solve logistical problems. Currently, he serves as the Director of Analytics Capabilities at CANA. He also teaches at the University of Arkansas and serves as an Executive Practicum Advisor at the NC State Poole School of Management. He recently coauthored the book Field Guide to Compelling Analytics with Ms. Lucia Darrow.

Mr. Dave Saranchak
Mr. Dave Saranchak

Research Fellow and AI/ML Program Lead at Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) & MORS Past President

Mr. David Saranchak is a Research Fellow and Senior Director of Data Science and Analytics at Concurrent Technologies Corporation. He leads research and development of emerging techniques in data analysis, machine learning assurance and differential privacy for multimodal data applications in enterprise platforms and tactical edge environments. Mr. Saranchak has more than a dozen years of technical civil service experience as an Applied Mathematician and Software Engineer, including assignments to the UK and Canada and long-term deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. His passion for World War II history motivated him to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. While serving, he obtained two BS degrees, mathematics and physics, from Villanova University. He also earned two MS degrees, applied mathematics and telecommunications, from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Dr. Ronald “Fred” Woodaman
Dr. Ronald 'Fred' Woodaman

Director of Optimization Analytics at ITA International LLC

Retired Marine Infantry officer with 20+ professional OR experience. Has diverse application area and methodological experience, from Markov Chains in modeling military suicide prevention to employing large scale LPs for optimizing sustainment of $85Bn worth of military real property. An adjunct professor with George Mason University, he teaches graduate classes in OR and data science with the Data Analytics Engineering, OR, and Health Informatics MS programs.


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  Member Non-Member
MORS Government Sponsor* $2,700 $2,800
U.S. Federal Government $2,800 $2,900
National Research Partner
(IDA Employees Only)
$2755 $2850
All Others $2,900 $3,000

*Government Sponsor organizations include: Center for Army Analysis, HQDA/DCS Program G-8; Marine Corps Combat Development and Integration; Naval Operations, N81; Secretariat of the Air Force, Studies and Analysis SAF/SA; OSD, A&S; and DHS S&T/OSE/ORA