New Study Tool for the FISD FIA: Digital Flashcards

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One of the most common questions I get from candidates for the FISD FIA is, "what study materials are available?" In order to keep the exam fair and true to its purpose, FISD has walled itself from training. We want qualified FIAs to have learned the syllabus material well enough to apply it, not just to memorize test answers. So, we rely on third-party trainers to help candidates acquire and reinforce the knowledge they need to succeed on the exam and in their jobs.

While this has proved a good solution for many test takers, not everyone has the budget for formal training or the need. Some of you come to the FISD FIA with decades of industry experience and want only a little review before diving into the exam, not structured training. Until now, FISD has been empty-handed in the face of requests for study material that's short of a full course but still imparts important information.

No longer!

Enter the 416-slide digital flashcard deck created by a dedicated FISD member. Accessible on your desktop or mobile device, this resource covers critical FISD FIA syllabus material and is completely free to use, no account required. Think of the syllabus as a road map for your FIA journey. The flashcards are your tour guide -- they provide explanations and definitions for the terms in the syllabus. They'll help you in your preparations if you're going it alone and they're a great supplement to a formal training course.

Check out the FISD FIA flashcards here.

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Hope Hope Wilkes is Program Manager, Professional Certification at FISD. Her portfolio broadly encompasses member professional development as she also produces the FISD Rising Stars event series which encourages participation from people early in their market data careers. She subscribes to Harry S. Truman's adage, "Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers. With that in mind, she started the FISD Reads virtual book club to help FISD members hone their management skills through outside-of-the-classroom learning.