Are you considering the FISD FIA for yourself? Adding the three letters FIA after your name will say a lot about you:
- You’re an expert. FIAs are recognized for their broad knowledge of issues facing the market and reference data industry. 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 FISD FIA exam and earning the passing score has boosted your confidence. You know you’re knowledgeable about the financial information industry and you want others to know it too.
The FISD FIA exam is valuable because it is as challenging as it is wide-ranging, but preparing to earn the credential is simple. Let the FISD FIA syllabus (last updated in 2016) be your guide. Like the test itself, the syllabus is organized in four sections: markets, data, technology, and issues and trends. The entire FISD FIA 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 FISD FIA 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. Professional trainers don’t just improve your odds of achieving a passing score – they also help you save money on the exam. Each test taker who buys a license for eLearning or participates in a public/custom training course receives a $150 discount off of their exam.