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FICO Xpress Optimization and Xpress Insight Virtual Training Event

April 8-9, 2020

FICO Xpress Optimization & Xpress Insight Virtual Training Event

Web-based training from FICO SMEs


Date: April 8, 2020 - April 9, 2020

Time: 9-11am & 1-3pm EST on both days

Are you an operations research or data scientist role and want to become an expert in FICO Xpress Optimization and Xpress Insight? Register for this upcoming web-based training session and receive two days of classroom-style, hands-on instruction from FICO experts.

Prerequisites: This course is not available for students or academics; you must be a commercial user of FICO Xpress. For the virtual training, you'll need an internet connection and a working Xpress Community License (including Insight) - available for download here.

Required Skills: You'll need a basic understanding of algebra and familiarity with standard Windows applications.

Course Overview: This course familiarizes attendees with optimization models and techniques, as well as the terminology used to describe them. Participants will gain an understanding of the Xpress Optimization Suite, the Mosel modeling and programming language, and Xpress Workbench. Through a series of projects illustrating applications of the LP and MIP methods, students will learn to implement optimization models using Xpress Optimization Suite. This course also covers Xpress Insight, a web-based platform for turning analytics into business user applications. Xpress Insight enables operations researchers and data scientists to configure optimization apps that empower business users to investigate, analyze, and compare different scenarios.

Objectives: This course enables participants to:

  • Formulate, implement, and solve Linear Programming (LP) and Mixed Integer Programming (MIP) optimization models
  • Deploy models using Xpress Insight
  • Describe problem solutions
  • Analyze infeasible problems
  • Solve multi-objective problems
  • Define common standard model formulations and MIP formulation tricks
  • Create applications with customized views using Xpress Insight

Topics Covered – Day #1

  • Introduction
  • Overview and demonstration of the Xpress Optimization Suite
  • Linear Programming
  • Model development basics
  • Optimization and debugging
  • Basic concepts and solution techniques
  • Developing large scale models
  • Accessing Data Sources
  • Accessing text-based data sources
  • Accessing ODBC-based data sources
  • Data driven model files
  • Mixed Integer Programming (MIP)
  • MIP formulation basics
  • Advanced MIP formulations

Topics Covered – Day #2

  • Advanced Modeling Topics
  • Infeasibility and goals
  • Using intermediate MIP solutions
  • Xpress Insight Basics
  • Introduction to Xpress Insight
  • Preparing the Mosel model
  • View Definition Language (VDL) features and tags
  • View Designer
  • Application structure and iterative development
  • User authorities management
  • Xpress Insight Advanced Application Development
  • Advanced VDL topics, including visualization techniques
  • Uploading, loading, running, and managing apps
  • The XML Companion File
  • Purpose and schema
  • Custom views and visualizations

(Note: course content subject to change)


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