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Data Licensing Module

Tricky wording, inconsistent or uncommon terms, and deliberate obfuscation can make even the simplest of transactions seem totally opaque. FISD Professional Certification is here to help with a new certification that will enable you to shine a light on complex contracts and related issues. 

The mastery you gain as you prepare for and pass the FISD Data Licensing Module will give you the tools you need to cut through the Gordian knot of data licensing contracts.

Are you ready for this FISD Level 2 Exam?

FISD Level 2 exams take a comprehensive dive into individual aspects of the financial information industry. Where the FISD FIA focused on breadth of knowledge in order to provide a solid foundation on which to build a career, Level 2 exams focus on depth to help you achieve specialized knowledge so you can:

  • Advance your career
  • Change departments within your company
  • Communicate with your colleagues and clients more intelligently about certain industry issues
  • Be a better, more well-rounded asset to your team

You’re a good candidate for the Data Licensing Module if you’re making data, selling data, or working with those who do either. You can’t escape licensing issues, but you can overcome them if you possess a sufficient degree of knowledge.

Do you know your netting from your MISU? Do you understand the intricacies of unit of count, or the vagaries of derived data? Can you tell a non-pro from a pro (hint: a non-pro isn’t just the guy who gets his necktie caught in the paper shredder) and distinguish display from non-display? If you can confidently explain all of the above, you might be ready to tackle the exam. If you can’t, get trained so you are. Either way, you’ll need to know that information eventually. Let the FISD Data Licensing Module guide the way and validate your proficiency.

For Candidates

Are you considering the Data Licensing Module for yourself? Completing this certification will say a lot about you:

  • You’re an expert. Be recognized for your deep understanding of data licensing issues. You can be depended upon to know what you’re talking about.
  • You go the extra mile. You pushed yourself to study material directly related to your job function as well as learn about important industry issues that matter to your colleagues and clients.
  • You’re proud of your achievement. Preparing for the Data Licensing Module exam and earning the passing score has boosted your confidence. You know you’re knowledgeable and you want others to know it too.

The Data Licensing Module exam is valuable because it is as challenging as it is wide-ranging, but preparing to earn the credential is simple. Let the Data Licensing Module syllabus be your guide. The entire Data Licensing Module curriculum is laid out in the syllabus.

While you may choose to rely solely on your work experience and research to address each topic in the syllabus, FISD recommends that you engage a professional trainer to better structure your preparation and help you fill any gaps in your knowledge. Recognized trainers have developed their instruction to closely follow the Data Licensing Module syllabus. You can choose from classroom training for yourself and your colleagues in your building, public courses, or self-paced online learning. Explore the Training page to learn more about available options.

For Employers

Are you considering the Data Licensing Module for your staff? Developing your staff with the Data Licensing Module certification program will show your clients and competitors that your company is among the best in the business.

  • Build morale as you set a standard for excellence. When you invest in your employees, they’ll give you their best work. Set your employees up for greater success with the Data Licensing Module. They’ll gain the knowledge from the Data Licensing Module syllabus and you’ll gain a more competent, more productive team.
  • Rise above the competition. Extensive knowledge of the market and reference data industry distinguishes Data Licensing Module holders from the rest. Your clients and prospects want to work with the best people, and the best people are certified. Instead of reeling off a litany of industry experience, your employees can save their breath – certification will do the talking for them.
  • Recruit more effectively. Look for job applicants with the Data Licensing Module if you want candidates with a solid foundation in the market and reference data industry. Offer to put hires through the Data Licensing Module to show your commitment to their career development.