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Helped me develop and Invest in my team
Helped me build my resume
Helped me broaden my knowledge
Expanded my knowledge of the market data business
Got me the job

Got me the promotion
Set me apart
Gave me the confidence to succeed
Showed my client I knew what I was talking about
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The Markets

  • The Role of the Financial Markets
  • Major Classes of Assets
  • Participants in the Financial Markets
  • Role of Government, Central Banks and Regulatory Authorities
  • Primary Business Functions and Responsibilities

The Data

  • Sources
  • Vendors (providers)
  • Types
  • Standards
  • Delivery and Display
  • Uses of Data
  • Commercials (Pricing and Contractual Terms)
  • Market and Reference Data Job Functions

The Technology

  • Technology Basics & Terminology
  • Datafeeds
  • Data Distribution – systems and software
  • Desktops (e.g.Terminals)
  • Applications and Associated Technology
  • Development, Implementation, Management and Support 
  • Enterprise and Reference Data Management
  • General Topics

Industry Issues and Trends

  • Market Regulation and Market Structure
  • Commercial, Contractual, Economic and Political


  • General Data & Service Providers
  • Exchanges 
  • Non Exchange Trading Venue
  • Technology and System Providers
  • EDM System and Related Service Providers

Who's Been Certified?

Over 1,000 people have taken the FISD Financial Information Associate professional certification exam - and achieved a pass mark of 75% or more.

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