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Optimization 101 Using Analytic Solver
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

This course provides a comprehensive overview of optimization and its applications using Frontline Solvers software.
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

The objective of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive overview of optimization and it applications using Frontline Solver software. The information provided in this course builds the necessary foundation for students planning to use optimization to address business problems using Solver software.


Students can download Analytic Solver Platform for desktop from or use the cloud-based version of Analytic Solver at

Course Staff

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Nicole Steidel

Nicole Steidel has a Masters degree in Quantitative Analysis and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati and has been with Frontline Systems for over 15 years. She served for over 4 years on the technical support team and then has moved on to Product Documentation and Development. During her tenure at Frontline, she has had the opportunity to assist many customers by answering questions concerning Solver products or assisting them with their own model creation.

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Sima Maleki

Dr. Sima Maleki works as consulting lead and analytics modeling specialist for Frontline Systems. As part of her work, Sima helps companies around the world effectively use analytics to leverage business opportunities and make better decisions. She also regularly teaches live educational webinars on data mining, optimization, and simulation and risk analysis (

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Enrollment in this course is by invitation only