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Resources and Training

The FTTC offers access to the following financial data resources:


Real-time financial market data, news, price quotes including derivatives and many other types of data.

Bloomberg Certification

The Bloomberg Certification process allows students to get certified for equity, debt, foreign exchange, and commodity analysis on the Bloomberg system.    

To begin taking the quiz, a student must have their own account. In order to do this, go through the following steps:

  • Press the red control button on the keyboard
  • Press the <GO> button
  • Fill out the necessary information

After completing the registration process, Bloomberg will either call/text or e-mail you. You will then be asked to enter your 4 digit verification number. After you validate that number, your account will be activated and your login name will appear. The login name and the password you designated will be used every time you log on to work on your certification, so take special note of these two items.

To access the videos and tests use the command BESS<GO>, for Bloomberg Essentials Online Training Program.

Bloomberg Market Concepts

Bloomberg Market Concepts is accessible at BMC<GO>

BMC is an 8-hour web-based, self-paced introduction to finance woven from 70 Bloomberg terminal functions, Bloomberg News and Bloomberg Television.  It covers four topics: Economic Indicators, Currencies, Fixed Income, and Equities.

Bloomberg Getting Started Guide for Students


Company Analytics; Market and Economic Analytics; Real-Time Analytics; Portfolio Analytics; Quantitative Analytics; Fixed Income Analytics; Application Development.

Students may request login credentials for FactSet Connect here. FactSet Connect is a web based version of FactSet that students can run on their own computers which have internet connectivity. FactSet Connect offers all of the same functionality as the installed version that is in the lab with the exception of the Excel plug-in tool.

Morningstar Direct

Equity and fund research tool with proprietary analyst reports.

Morningstar Direct Certification Program

 Morningstar now offers a certification program for Morningstar Direct.  The program consists of 12 courses designed to help the student achieve a comprehensive working knowledge of how to use Morningstar Direct for researching stocks and funds; constructing and tracking portfolios; and creating output for presentations. Each course provides a tutorial guide to help the student prepare for the certification exams. Live and recorded webcasts are also available to add supplementary knowledge for each course topic.

The students can start the certification process today by logging into Morningstar Direct and going to 'Training' found under 'Home' on the left navigational panel.

Argus Valuation

Commercial real estate cash flow projection, transaction analysis and asset valuation solution.

Page last updated: 12/11/2014