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.