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THE GLOBAL DESIGNATION FOR FINANCE PROFESSIONALS IN A DATA-DRIVEN INDUSTRY

Important Program Update: With a near revolution in AI and machine learning and their implications for the financial industry, it is the right time to be taking a full inventory of our curriculum readings and learning objectives, as the relevancy of our curriculum must never be compromised.

After the April 2024 exam session closes, the administration of exams will pause while this review is taking place. The FDP Institute, its website, and educational activities such as webinars, will continue to be available. Learn more here.





Successful completion of the FDP exam and the online class requirements puts you in an influential group of Financial Data Professional Charterholders worldwide. Your education does not end once you have passed and become an FDP Charterholder. The FDP Institute strives to continually offer learning opportunities to the FDP community.

Applicable: Learn and apply strategies to be a well-rounded Financial Data Professional.

Relevant & Current: Program materials are reviewed and updated regularly.

Comprehensive: Our all-encompassing exam covers everything from the characteristics of data analysis to the targeted applications in finance. 


CURRENT FDP CHARTER CURRICULUM

Topics 

Approximate 
Weight % 

       1. Introduction to Data Science5-10
       2. Linear and Logistic Regression, Support Vector Machines, Regularization and Time Series10-15
       3. Decision Trees, Supervised Segmentation and Ensemble Methods8-12
       4. Classification, Clustering and Naive Bayes8-12
       5. Neural Networks and Reinforcement Learning 8-12
       6. Performance Evaluation, Back-Testing and False Discoveries5-10
       7. Textual Analysis and Large Language Models10-15
       8. Ethics, Privacy and Regulation8-12
       9. Fintech Applications15-25



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