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Required Readings: 

    • Two required books available through third-party websites:
- Data Science for Business 
- Introduction to Statistical Learning 

Study Tools 
FDP Exam registrants have unlimited access to the Sample Questions

Big Data and Machine Learning
in the Financial Industry
7 readings total

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incl. 4 new readings!

Topics in Financial Data Science
.
21 readings total

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Readings can be downloaded


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 (2013)

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