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The FDP curriculum materials and Study Guide are the only preparation materials endorsed by the FDP Institute and are the FDP Charter Candidate's best source of information. Our curriculum is revised regularly to incorporate relevant, practical industry developments, and the latest academic research. Texts reflect up-to-date and relevant practice, strategies, and  application vehicles you might encounter. 

Required Readings for the Q2-2024 FDP Exam: 

    • Four required books available through third-party websites:
    1. Data Science for Business 
    2. An Introduction to Statistical Learning 
    3. Machine Learning in Business: An Introduction to the World of Data Science
    4. What is ChatGPT Doing...and Why Does It Work?
    Need more details? Take a look at the Curriculum Overview to see exactly what’s covered. Click on links below to access materials.

      Registrants have unlimited access to the Practice Questions

      Registrants have unlimited access to the Sample Exam

       

      Data Science for Business
      .
      Provost, F. and T. Fawcett (2013)

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      Introduction to Statistical Learning
      .
      James, G., D. Witten, T. Hastie, and R. Tibshirani (2021)

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      Machine Learning in Business
      .
      John C. Hull (2021)

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      What is ChatGPT Doing...and Why Does it Work?

      Stephen Wolfram (2023)

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      Alternative Data and Machine Learning
      in the Financial Industry
      3 readings total

      Free Access for Registered Candidates
      Delivered via email in PDF format 

      Topics in Financial Data Science
      . 9 readings total

      Free Access for Registered Candidates

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      Note: The FDP Institute will not allow an exam to be postponed due to late receipt of reading materials.


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