Category Archives: certifications

Rackspace Solves its Recruitment Problems

In its race with Amazon, Rackspace Hosting’s struggle over the open-source cloud computing has been epic.  The two firms compete heavily with each other over the emergence of each of there computing platforms.  Rackspace has promoted its OpenStack platform to corporate clients, … Continue reading

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Barriers to ongoing Continuing and Professional Development

Many industries have Continuing and Professional Development  or CPD requirements.  Those in finance, accounting, legal all have mandatory training requirements that demand anywhere from 20-40 hours annually to be completed.  These CPD requirements are in addition to many product or … Continue reading

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CFA Organizational Benefits

There are numerous benefits to both the organization and the individual in relation to the CFA designation. We have discussed many of these benefits, but let’s take a look at the benefits that the organization can gain and utilize if … Continue reading

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CFA Competencies

An individual with a professional certification brings credibility and expertise to the organization. But when you look closer, you’ll see that a certified individual brings a package of multiple competencies to the table. These competencies are important both in terms … Continue reading

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CFA Recognition and Standard

Certifications and professional designations have a value to the organization and the individual only if they are recognized or explainable in terms of the standards they uphold. In other words, both individual and organization look for designations that can be … Continue reading

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The CFA Curriculum

The CFA study program encompasses many areas of the financial industry, as well as a strong emphasis on ethics and professional responsibility. As we’ve discussed briefly, the CFA candidate must pass three exam levels. The CFA Institute recommends that each … Continue reading

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What Is the CFA Designation?

The CFA designation, or Chartered Financial Analyst, is a high-level certification for professionals in the areas of investment and financial analysis. The program consists of self-study, along with three exam levels that measure almost every level of learning. Professionals must … Continue reading

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Risk Management: Certification Curriculum and Exam Preparation

Becoming a certified professional in any field can be a rigorous process. Some designations require classroom study and preparation, while others simply require that a designee pass an exam based on his or her knowledge. Curriculum is also important, but … Continue reading

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Recognition and Standard of PRM, FRM, and ERP

It’s very difficult to ensure that the individuals you hire into your organization have a recognized standard of knowledge, experience, and competency. You can certify internally, but this type of program does not have much meaning outside of your organization. … Continue reading

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Risk Management: PRMIA and GARP Certifications

Professional certifications are important to both the individuals that obtain them as well as the organizations in which those individuals work. In the financial field, personnel involved in risk management can obtain several important certifications from two major international groups. … Continue reading

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