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Advanced Professional Certificate Courses

These are short online certificate courses of a more advanced nature designed to help you develop professionally and achieve your career goals, while you earn a professional certificate which qualifies you for the appropriate continuous professional development (CPD).

The Advanced Professional Certificate in Investment Analysis aims to equip the learner with the key concepts of financial instruments traded on the market.

The course will enable the learner to analyze different financial statements using the tools and methods of financial analysis, generate and evaluate different financial investment options. The learner will be equipped with the knowledge and skills of managing the investment portfolio.

Learning Outcomes

After the successful completion of the certificate, the student will be able to learn:

  • Identify public sector bonds and fixed deposit bonds
  • Understand bond analysis at macro-level
  • Recognize inflation and price risk
  • Identify the difference between options and futures
  • Understand derivatives trading in securities   
  • Identify currency swap
  • Understand the swap market
  • Recognize the valuation of swaps
  • Identify the direct and indirect investments
  • Understand the measures of return and risk
  • Recognize the determinants of the required rate of return
  • Identify the correlation and coefficient of determination
  • Understand the returns
  • Recognize the effect of diversification
  • Identify the tools of technical analysis
  • Understand the industry life cycle
  • Recognize the characteristics of industry analysis
  • Identify market efficiency theory
  • Understand security analysis and portfolio management
  • Recognize the risk of the portfolio
  • Identify pricing and discounting
  • Understand the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) and the single-index
  • Recognize arbitrage pricing theory (Apt) and CAPM

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

An E-Certificate of achievement will be awarded after successful completion of the course once the completion criterion is satisfied as a proof of success.

There are no strict entry requirements for this course. Work experience will be added advantage to understanding the content of the course.

The certificate is designed to enhance the knowledge of the learner in the field. This certificate is for everyone eager to know more and get updated on current ideas in the respective field. We recommend this certificate for the following audience.

  • CEO, CFO, Director, Manager, Supervisor
  • Finance Manager
  • Stock Analyst
  • Stock Market Trader
  • Financial Market Analyst
  • Financial market trader
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