BIDA™ Program Information

The Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA)™ program is an online global certification program that will show you how to use programming and data analytics tools like a finance professional. The BIDA program will teach you how to apply powerful tools such as VBA, Python, Tableau, Power BI, Power Pivot, Power Query, and more to bolster your financial analysis.

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Common Questions

Bundles and Inclusions

We offer the program in two bundles that will give two-year access to the program's courses, study materials, and certificates. 

The Self-Study bundle is priced at USD 497 and provides access to all 16 courses (more coming soon!), including case studies.

The Full Immersion bundle is priced at USD 847 that includes access similar to the Self-Study bundle and in addition, has additional features such as premium email support, 1-on-1 model feedback review, and résumé & cover letter feedback.

You can find the list of courses included in the program under the "How It Works" section here. The program tuition includes everything and no additional fees are required to earn the digital certification. 

Check for more information about the fees here: Program Fees

Common Questions

I purchased a course included in the BIDA™, how much do I have to pay if I want to enroll in the whole program?

You can upgrade your enrollment to the BIDA™ program by just paying the price difference. Contact our Student Support team via email at  [email protected] to issue you a coupon code that credits the amount you already paid.

Can I enroll in the Self-Study bundle and later upgrade to the Full Immersion bundle?

Yes, of course! You can upgrade your enrollment just by paying the price difference of USD 350. Contact our Student Support team via email at  [email protected] to issue you a coupon code that credits the amount you already paid.

My 2-year access has expired. Can I still renew my access?

Absolutely! You can renew your access for only US$97/year.

BIDA™ Certification Requirements

In order to complete the certification program and earn the BIDA™ designation, students are required to complete all 10 core courses and 2 case studies.

All courses come with an online exam at the end (MCQ's, fill-in-the-blanks, and excel questions) that students need to complete. The exams can be repeated as many times as needed and can be taken at any time. A score of at least 80% is required to pass the assessment and earn the course credentials. 

In 2022, we will be introducing a final exam for the BIDA™ program as part of the requirements to complete the program. An official communication will be sent to all students prior to the official launch of new program requirements.

After successfully completing the BIDA™ certification requirements, students will need to sign CFI's Honor Pledge to submit their program for certification. Once signed and submitted, the Blockchain-Verified BIDA™ certificate will be sent to the registered email address within 24 hours.

Common Questions

I took the course assessment more than once, what score will this record on my transcript?

We offer unlimited attempts on the course assessments and your transcript will show a PASS or a FAIL for your test score.

Duration and Mode of Delivery

All courses include video lectures delivered by professional Wall Street trainers, who have been teaching classes for new hires at global investment banks for over twenty years. 

Lectures, study materials, and exams are all online, and are accessible from anywhere in the world, allowing the program to be completed at any time. 

The recommended time to complete the program is 150-200 hours, but students are free to finish the program at their own pace.

Common Questions

Why is the total time of the video not equal to the noted number of course hours?

The hours included in the course description are the average study hours which include the time to watch the lectures, download files, complete the exercises & assessments, etc.

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