Professional certification is not a substitute for accredited degree education, but instead is a complement to an individual’s education or professional experience in the field. The certificate validates an individual’s continuing life-long learning and career development. Once you've earned a certification, you are granted a designation that you can use to distinguish yourself from uncertified peers. To keep your certification, the managing organization will ask for proof that you've obtained the required continuing education periodically (typically one to five years, depending on the certification) before you are allowed to renew your certification.
Operations Sciences is a field of business concerned with the administration of business practices to maximize efficiency within an organization. It encompasses all activities needed to create and deliver an entities’ products or services to its customers. Operations Sciences consist of such areas as supply chain management, transportation, logistics, inventory, facilities, distribution, and strategic sourcing.