Technical Requirements

To take the courses and complete the exercises, students will need access to the following:

  • PC and/or Mac
  • Microsoft Suite (2016 or newer)
  • Stable internet connection

Specific to the BIDA™ program, in addition to the above requirements, students will also need access to the following applications for the corresponding courses:

Course Name Application Required
Power BI Fundamentals
Power BI
Power Query Fundamentals
Power Query (Built-in Excel 2016 or newer)
SQL Fundamentals
Azure Data Studio
Tableau Fundamentals
Case Study - Financial Statements in Power BI Azure Data Studio, Power BI
Case Study - Trading Dashboard in Tableau
Azure Data Studio, Tableau
Python Fundamentals Python
Modeling Risk with Monte Carlo Simulation
Loan Default Prediction with Machine Learning

Common Questions

Will CFI™ provide access to the applications required?

No. Students will need to have access to the system and applications prior to enrollment.

I'm interested in enrolling in the BIDA™ program. I'm using Mac, and Mac does not support Power BI. How can I proceed?

We recommend downloading Parallels in order to be able to use Power BI and Power Pivot on your Mac device. You can see more information here. All other applications required in the BIDA™ program are supported on Mac devices.