The university faculty and industry practitioners who created the FDP Charter program bring years of experience in the financial services industry. Consequently, the curriculum is consistent with recent advances in the applications of data science to the financial industry.
All exam questions directly address the nine (9) curriculum topics. For each topic, the Study Guide shares in detail which readings, chapters and pages are required.
The Study Guide is organized to facilitate quick learning and easy retention. Each topic is structured around learning objectives and keywords that define the content to be tested on the exam. Candidates should be aware that the Study Guide is exam specific, is regularly revised, and pertains only to a particular exam cycle.
A Candidate who is able to meet all learning objectives and understands the keywords in the Study Guide should be well prepared for the exam. Candidates should anticipate approximately 200+ hours of study in preparation for the FDP exam.
The questions on the exam will pertain to the keywords and learning objectives.