Q2-2021 EXAM: EARLY REGISTRATION OPENS ON DECEMBER 7, 2020

The FDP Charter examination is comprised of 75 multiple choice questions weighted as 60 percent of the total points and two to four constructed response questions (multi-part essay type questions) weighted as 40 percent of the total points. The FDP exam does not contain any Python programming questions.

The examination is based on its study guide, which 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. 

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. 

Registration opens on December 7, 2020

All exam questions directly address the nine curriculum topics:

   Topic Approximate Weight %

  1. Introduction to Data Science & Big Data  5-10
    2. Machine Learning:  Introduction to Algorithms  5-10
    3. Machine Learning: Regression, Support Vector Machine & Time Series Models  5-10
   4. Machine Learning: Regularization, Regression Trees, Random Forest & Overfitting 5-10
    5. Machine Learning: Classification and Clustering  5-10
    6. Machine Learning: Performance Evaluation, Backtesting, and False Discoveries  5-10
    7. Data Mining & Machine Learning: Naive Bayes & Text Mining   5-10
    8. Big Data, Data Mining & Machine Learning: Ethical and Privacy Issues  5-10
    9. Big Data and Machine Learning in the Financial Industry  30-50
  • Each topic has required readings. 
  • Each required reading has keywords and learning objectives 
The questions on the exam will pertain to the keywords and learning objectives. 

A candidate who is able to meet all learning objectives 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 study guide is organized to facilitate quick learning and easy retention. Each topic is structured around learning objectives 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.  

SCORING AND RESULTS
There are no penalties for wrong answers. Passing scores are determined by the FDP Exam Committee. Exam results are pass/fail and are emailed approximately five weeks after the exam. 


  Brought to you by:

 

2020 Financial Data Professional Institute©

Contact Us: info@FDPinstitute.org 

Privacy | Policies | Terms of Use | FAQ

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software