This 0E038G: Advanced Predictive Modeling Using IBM SPSS Modeler v18.1.1 course presents advanced models to predict categorical and continuous targets. Before reviewing the models, data preparation issues are addressed such as partitioning, detecting anomalies, and balancing data. The participant is first introduced to a technique named PCA/Factor, to reduce the number of fields to a number of core fields, referred to as components or factors. The next units focus on supervised models, including Decision List, Support Vector Machines, Random Trees, and XGBoost. Methods are reviewed to combine supervised models and execute them in a single run, both for categorical and continuous targets.

Skills Covered

  • Preparing data for modeling
  • Reducing data with PCA/Factor
  • Creating rulesets for flag targets with Decision List
  • Exploring advanced supervised models
  • Combining models
  • Finding the best supervised model

Who Should Attend

  • Business Analysts
  • Data Scientists
  • Users of IBM SPSS Modeler responsible for building predictive models

Course Curriculum


  • Familiarity with the IBM SPSS Modeler environment (creating, editing, opening, and saving streams).
  • Familiarity with basic modeling techniques, either through completion of the courses Predictive Modeling for Categorical Targets Using IBM SPSS Modeler and/or Predictive Modeling for Continuous Targets Using IBM SPSS Modeler, or by experience with predictive models in IBM SPSS Modeler.

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