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Advanced Derivatives Market Strategies Course (ADMS)


What's Included:

  • Interactive resources including textbook material in PDF format
  • Interactive exercises and practice quizzes
  • Course updates
  • End of section quizzes to earn CE credits
  • Access to CSI’s academic support specialists through online discussion forums
  • Online course updates
Approximate Hours of Study**
Hours of Study 60 - 75 hours

** In order to provide some guidance to course participants as to the length of time it will take to be sufficiently prepared to write the final examination, CSI has prepared this estimate of the number of hours an average participant could possibly expect to spend studying for a course. Please note that these are only recommended hours of study developed based on research and our course content, however, this does not mean that some students with exceptional backgrounds would not take less time than recommended or that students with no background at all in finance or economics would not take longer than the maximum.

EXAM STRUCTURE (weightings are approximate)
Understanding underlying markets 27%
Pricing of Forward Based Contracts 9%
Advanced Trading Strategies Using Derivatives 29%
Advanced Hedging Strategies Using Derivatives 27%
Structuring Products Using Derivatives 8%
Exams 1
Exam Format Paper or Computer-Based
Exam Length 3 Hours
Question Format Multiple Choice
Questions Per Exam 100
Attempts Allowed Per Exam 3*
Passing Grade 60% (Per Exam)
Assignments None
Enrolment Period 1 year†