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Study with a senior data scientist who has finance industry experience

Review the program curriculum and learn problem-solving strategies

Build confidence and be ready to face the exam’s toughest questions



Javed Ahmed is a financial economist and data scientist with experience in banking, finance, forecasting, risk management, consulting, policy, and behavioral economics.

He has led development of analytic applications for large organizations including Amazon and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and served as a researcher with the Office of Financial Research (U.S. Treasury). He holds a PhD in financial economics and MA in statistics from U.C. Berkeley, as well as undergraduate degrees in operations management and systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.


Your course will be broken out into three-hour sessions over four days. In this time you’ll not only pick up problem-solving skills and strategies—you’ll also build the confidence it takes to succeed.

  • Four days of intensive prep: 10/5 - 10/8, 5:00pm - 8:00pm ET
  • Live instruction in an online classroom you can access wherever you are
  • Lessons designed and led by a senior data scientist from Kaplan
  • Access to class recordings through test day


On-Demand Recording

Learn more about the review course and instructor in this recording of FDPI's recent webinar. 
"Data Science for Jobs of the Future"
A discussion about the data science essentials that people at various job-levels should know.

  • Introduction by Mehrzad Mahdavi (Executive Director FDPI)
  • About FDP/CAIA with Keith Black & Mehrzad Mahdavi
  • Future of Data Science Jobs in Finance
  • About the FDP Charter
  • About the FDP Exam
  • Javed Ahmed Explores the FDP Exam Review Course
  • Q&A from Webinar Attendees
Watch the recording

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What if I miss a class?

    The classes will be recorded. Students will have access to recorded course materials up to the day of the exam.

  • How much homework is required outside of class?

    While the course does not assign specific homework, we encourage you to take the time to read the materials assigned in the FDP Curriculum. It’s intended to augment the 200 hours expected preparation for the exam.

  • What are the benefits of taking a Live Online format?

    The beauty of the Live Online format is that you’re taught by our industry-leading instructors live, but you can attend class sessions from literally anywhere you have an internet connection. Unlike some other online course options out there, our courses allow for interaction with the instructor, and other students – and because these are on a set schedule, you’ll be held accountable to actually attend, do the work, and learn the material (which is what you’re really here for anyway!).

  • Does Kaplan offer discounts for the FDP Review?

    Unfortunately, Kaplan cannot offer discounts for this course. The value of the FDP Review is considerable for participants that chose to enroll. Plus, students will have access to all course materials beyond the live lessons (an added value). You can continue to use the materials up to the day of the exam.

  • What is the Refund Policy for the Review?

    Within 48 hours of receiving access to the Review, you may cancel for a 100% tuition refund. Cancellations after 48 hours, are not eligible for refunds.


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