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Registration for the Q2-2024 FDP Exam

Opens December 11, 2023

The FDP curriculum materials and Study Guide are the only preparation materials endorsed by the FDP Institute and are the FDP Charter Candidate's best source of information. Our curriculum is revised regularly to incorporate relevant, practical industry developments, and the latest academic research. Texts reflect up-to-date and relevant practice, strategies, and  application vehicles you might encounter. 

Need more details? Take a look at the Curriculum Overview to see exactly what’s covered.

Required Readings for the Q4-2023 FDP Exam: 

  • Three required books available through third-party websites:
  1. Data Science for Business 
  2. An Introduction to Statistical Learning 
  3. Machine Learning in Business: An Introduction to the World of Data Science

Registrants have unlimited access to the Practice Questions

Registrants have unlimited access to the Sample Exam


Data Science for Business
Provost, F. and T. Fawcett (2013)

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Introduction to Statistical Learning
James, G., D. Witten, T. Hastie, and R. Tibshirani (2021)

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Machine Learning in Business
John C. Hull (2021)

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Alternative Data and Machine Learning
in the Financial Industry
6 readings total

$99 for Registered Candidates
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Topics in Financial Data Science
. 8 readings total

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Note: The FDP Institute will not allow an exam to be postponed due to late receipt of reading materials.

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