Training / FIA Certification

The first certification for market & reference data professionals.

FISD - FIA Certification

FISD’s FIA program is the first certification aimed at market and reference data professionals. The FIA certification is designed to validate that a candidate has attained the level of knowledge and skill that might be associated with a financial information professional with two to four years experience. FIAFinancial Information Associate – is a title which is broadly recognized in the financial industry and qualifies a person as a market and reference data expert.

Today, the program covers 2 levels:

 

As FISD's training partner, we offer candidates to prepare for the FIA exam, in which candidates are tested on the most critical industry knowledge. Our aim is to put candidates in the best position to pass the exam.

We offer courses for FIA level 1 and FIA level 2:

Training Main Topics Course Days
FIA – level 1
  • The Markets.
  • The Data.
  • The Technology.
  • Issues & Trends.
2
FIA – level 2
  • Firms and Roles in the Licensed Data Life Cycle.
  • Licensing.
  • Governance, Compliance and Audit.
2


Please note that the courses are fully in synch with SIAA/FISD’s certification program, e.g. it surveys the full scope of the FIA Syllabus….and more.

The Exam
Candidates  take the certification under exam conditions at an independent test center. The exam contains 150 multiple-choice questions. Candidates have 160 minutes (2 hours and 40 minutes) to complete the exam. In order to pass the exam the candidate needs to achieve a score of at least 75%.The results are available immediately upon completion of the exam. 

Individual exams normally cost USD 575,- and should be booked directly with the FISD. However when you take TCAM’s course, you will receive a discount code that will save you USD 150,-.

Recent statistics show that just less than three quarters of those who take the exam pass first time. Re-takes are available at US$150 and bookable through the FISD.
 

Customised training

In addition to our FIA courses, we are happy to offer a training which is tailored to your specific needs.
For example, the junior data management staff is not yet familiar with all topics of market & reference data and you’d like to offer them a solid introduction. Or, you would like to have a focused training which concentrates exclusively on the front to back office data domains within asset management firms. Or, as a vendor, you’d be interested to teach your sales department how your data is being used and distributed at customers sites. We are always happy to discuss your requirements.

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