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Become a derivatives champion

Advanced Derivatives Market Strategies Course (ADMS)

 

What's Included:

  • Textbook material in PDF format
  • Review questions
  • Course updates
  • End of section quizzes to earn CE credits
  • Access to CSI’s academic support specialists
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%
EXAM FORMAT  
Exams 1
Exam Format Proctored (remote or in person at a test centre)
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  
Enrolment Period 1 year†
COURSE COMPLETION NOTICE AND WALL CERTIFICATE

On successful completion of this course you will be able to download a Notice of Course Completion available through your student profile. This will remain on your profile as formal confirmation of course completion.

CSI will mail you a wall certificate within 4 - 6 weeks of course completion. Frames to display your certificate are available. Please ensure that your First and Last Name on your profile match your First and Last Name on your Government Issued Photo identification - this will ensure you receive an accurate certificate.

CSI will be pleased to issue an Honors Certificate to all student who obtain a final course mark of 85% or higher.

* The first attempt is included in the course enrolment fee. Further attempts incur fees.

†Please note: Access to your online materials will close 2 weeks after successful course completion or course expiry (whichever comes first). This course can be extended by 1 year provided you have not exceeded the attempts allowed  for each exam. You can view CSI extension fees here . Your enrolment period can only be extended one time.