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IBM Decision Optimization for IBM Cloud Pak for Data (V3.0.x) eLearning

  • Tuition USD $99
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4841 Ratings
  • Course Code 6X342G-WBT
  • Duration 6 hours
  • Available Formats Self Paced

This IBM Web-Based Training (WBT) is Self-Paced and includes:
- Instructional content available online for duration of course
- Visuals without hands-on lab exercises

This course is designed to teach data scientists, Operational Research specialists, and business analysts how to build, run and deploy basic optimization models using IBM Decision Optimization for IBM Cloud Pak for Data. You will learn how to create projects to manage your resources, use the user-friendly Model Builder interface to build, run and visualize models, use different methods to formulate models, including using the Modeling Assistant for formulate your model in natural language. You will also learn how to import and use python notebooks to create your models, and how to deploy the solution to end users within Cloud Pak for Data.

Skills Gained

- Introduction to IBM Decision Optimization for IBM Cloud Pak for Data 
- Create models using Model Builder  
- Create models using Python  
- Deploy a model

Who Can Benefit

Data scientists, Operational Research specialists, or business analysts who are new to Decision Optimization for IBM Cloud Pak for Data.


  • Knowledge of your business requirements
  • If you are planning to create or edit a model using Python or OPL, you require the skills and knowledge needed to convert a business problem to a mathematical model

Course Details

Course Outline

Introduction to IBM Decision Optimization for IBM Cloud Pak for Data 
- Describe what Decision Optimization is 
- Describe the five stages in a Decision Optimization project 
- Install Decision Optimization on IBM Cloud Pak for Data 
- Create projects to manage resources 
- Access the Decision Optimization service 
- Add data to your project 

Create models using Model Builder  
- Prepare data 
- Run the model 
- Explore the solution 
- Run a new scenario  

Create models using Python  
- Use the DOcplex library to create models using Python  
- Formulate your model using Create or Import  
- Work with Jupyter notebooks 
- Learn about python coding from sample notebooks 

Deploy a model 
- Explain how to review a model 
- Explain how to deploy a model  

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

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Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

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Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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Great and very intuitive. Better than the traditional hit the wrong button/lose points.

Very good couse and again we would like to see more videos on removing FRUs

Very good material, the instructor was clear explaining the topics, and the labs were easy to follow it.

The class covered the concepts needed for the AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification.

Class was very informative, although one lab didnt but will try again later

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