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ISCEA: Certified Forecaster and Demand Planner - CFDP - Certification Exam

The CFDP Exam is comprised of 70 questions an problems to be solved in 2 hours. The passing score for the exam is 70%. The exam is designed to allow the learner to demonstrate deep understanding of all practices, topics, definitions, and strategies embedded within the CFDP Program. Passing the CFDP Exam demonstrates that the learner has successfully gained industry relevant knowledge and will be recognized as an ISCEA Certified Forecaster and Demand Planner.

Certified Forecaster and Demand Planner - CFDP - Certification Exam
1 weeks
1–2 hours per week
Instructor-led on a course schedule
Cost to Enroll
$379 USD

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Starts Mar 15
Ends Apr 22

About this course

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This course includes the ISCEA Certified Forecaster and Demand Planner (CFDP) Exam. Upon successful completion of the exam course, you will earn both an edX course completion certificate, as well as the ISCEA Certified Forecaster and Demand Planner Certification. A passing rate of 70% on the CFDP Exam is indicative of successful completion.

Before you can take this exam, you are required to complete the three preparatory courses listed in the Certified Forecaster and Demand Planner (CFDP) program. This program will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in the CFDP Exam.

Learners are not permitted to take the CFDP Exam course without completing all three of the preparatory courses:

CFDP01: Improving Supply Chain Performance through Demand Planning.

Knowledge assessed: Supply chain management essentials, Inventory planning fundamentals, Bullwhip effect, Introduction to sales and operations planning / integrated business planning - S&OP / IBP, Consensus, prioritization and integration with strategic planning, and Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment - CPFR.

CFDP02: Forecasting Techniques for Slow and Rapidly Changing Demand.

Knowledge assessed: Forecasting myths, realities and challenges, Forecasting based on historical data, Seasonal demand forecasting, Intermittent demand forecasting, Judgmental and causal forecasting models, improving forecasting with Machine Learning, New product forecasting, forecast performance, impact of randomness and disruptive events in forecasts, and Improving forecasting with Lean and Six Sigma Principles.

CFDP03: Demand Management in a Demand Driven Supply Chain.

Knowledge assessed: Demand driven supply chain framework, Demand sensing, improving forecasting with POS data and demand sensing, Principles of data analysis, Supply chain response, Introduction to Demand Driven Materials Requirement Planning– DDMRP

Sign up for this fully online exam and become an ISCEA Certified Forecaster and Demand Planner - CFDP!

ISCEA, the International Supply Chain Education Alliance was the first organization on the globe certifying Supply Chain Managers - CSCM, Supply Chain Analysts - CSCA and Demand-Driven Planners - CDDP, and it remains the worldwide authoritative resource for Supply Chain career validation with thousands of certificate holders commanding top-tier salaries.

At a glance

  • Institution: ISCEA
  • Subject: Business & Management
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:

    All 3 courses of the CFDP certification program must have been completed to sit for the exam:

    • CFDP01: Improving Supply Chain Performance through Demand Planning
    • CFDP02: Forecasting Techniques for Slow and Rapidly Changing Demand
    • CFDP03: Demand Management in a Demand Driven Supply Chain
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  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
  • Associated skills:Sales Inventory And Operations Planning, Demand Planning, Forecasting, Strategic Planning, Demand Forecasting, Supply Chain, Inventory Planning, Machine Learning, Supply Chain Analysis, Demand Sensing, Demand Management, Six Sigma Methodology, Prioritization, Integrated Business Planning, Data Analysis, Lean Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Collaborative Planning Forecasting And Replenishment (CPFR), New Product Development

What you'll learn

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Upon successful completion of this exam, you will earn both the edX certificate of completion and the official ISCEA Certified Forecaster and Demand Planner Certification valid worldwide.

This course includes Exam Onboarding as well as the official proctored CFDP Exam, fully online. The official proctored CFDP Exam includes 70 questions an problems, and you must earn a score of 70% or higher to pass.

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Who can take this course?

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This course is part ofCertified Forecaster and Demand Planner (CFDP) Professional Certificate Program

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