BIDA™ Program Information

The Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA)™ program 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.

In this article we will go over the following information regarding the BIDA Program:

Bundles and Inclusions
Certification Requirements
Duration and Mode of Delivery
Frequently Asked Questions

Bundles and Inclusions ^

We offer subscription bundles that give one-year access to ALL of our courses: 

  • Self-Study plan - priced at USD 497
  • Full Immersion plan - priced at USD 847

There are no additional fees required to earn the digital certification. Once enrolled, you will get instant access to the courses, study materials, and all future BIDA™ course upgrades within your active subscription period. 

Check for more information about the fees here: Enrollment Fees

BIDA™ Certification Requirements ^

Please refer to the BIDA page under 'How it Works' to view the certification requirements

All courses come with an online exam at the end (MCQs, 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. 

*Effective July 1, 2022, the following has been added as a requirement to earn the BIDA™ certification:

Students who have already earned their BIDA certification before July 1, 2022, are exempted from this change.

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.

Please see here for ongoing BIDA program and requirement updates.

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.

Frequently Asked 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.

∙ 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.