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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 the 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 at the U.S. Treasury Department. He holds a PhD in financial economics, an MA in statistics from U.C. Berkeley, and undergraduate degrees in operations management and systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.


Your course will be broken out into three-hour sessions over five 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.


From Kaplan Schweser

  • Five days of intensive prep: March 22–26, 2021, 5:30–8:30 pm ET
  • 15 hours of live instruction in an online classroom you can access wherever you are
  • Lessons designed and led by a senior data scientist from Kaplan Schweser
  • Access to class recordings through test day



Learn about the importance of data science in the financial services industry, get an overview of the impact that the FDP Charter can have on your career, and see how Kaplan Schweser's FDP Review Course helps take the uncertainty out of exam day.

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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 of 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, our courses allow for interaction with the instructor as well as 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 Schweser offer discounts for the FDP Review?

    Unfortunately, Kaplan Schweser cannot offer discounts for this course. The value of the FDP Review is considerable for participants who 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 FDP Review, you may cancel for a 100% tuition refund. Cancellations after 48 hours are not eligible for refunds.


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