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At CFI, we’re dedicated to optimizing the way you learn and practice finance. As our financial courses and programs continue to expand beyond the FMVA, our commitment to quality and industry relevance remains constant... but don’t just take our word for it. Every review collected below is submitted by a real CFI student.
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Financial modeling certification review - Snezana Sokolovska, Financial Analyst
Snezana Sokolovska, Financial Analyst

I am very satisfied with the program

CFI’s Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst Program is a very valuable source of skills and knowledge for professional development. The holistic program tackles all relevant corporate, project and behavioral finance topics systematically, with a strong emphasis on applicable Excel skills for financial and sensitivity analyses, modeling, valuation and budgeting. I would highly recommend it to everyone pursuing a career in finance.

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Taimur Zulfiqar, Investment Banking Analyst

It was one of the best decisions that I made in my life

I found the courses of the Program at CFI extremely practical and market-oriented. It was a great high-quality learning experience in terms of Instructor’s knowledge deliverability, course content of the program, notes, quality of video lectures and especially the support staff for handling questions & queries right on time. I have completed the program – it more than met my expectations and I feel I have really benefited from it. It was one of the best decisions that I made in my life. CF...

I found the courses of the Program at CFI extremely practical and market-oriented. It was a great high-quality learning experience in terms of Instructor’s knowledge deliverability, course content of the program, notes, quality of video lectures and especially the support staff for handling questions & queries right on time. I have completed the program – it more than met my expectations and I feel I have really benefited from it. It was one of the best decisions that I made in my life. CFI financial Analyst Program bridges the gap between theoretical & practical side of the Finance Profession Domain. I highly recommend with my full conviction & sincerity CFI to everyone who wants to start a career in “Corporate Finance”.

Thank you very much, CFI Team, for helping me start my Corporate Finance Career.

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CFI Financial Modeling Training Student Review
Brandon J. Casamassima, Investment Analyst

Big thank you to Tim Vipond for this incredible course!

Big thank you to Tim Vipond for this incredible course. After much hard work, I now possess valuable financial modeling capabilities such as building discounted cash flow models, building dynamically linked 3-statement models, and building multi-year forecasts to project income statements, cash flows, and balance sheets into the future. In addition, I can draw upon multiple methods of financial and valuation analysis (including ratio analysis, scenario analysis, sensitivity analysis, accretion/dilut...

Big thank you to Tim Vipond for this incredible course. After much hard work, I now possess valuable financial modeling capabilities such as building discounted cash flow models, building dynamically linked 3-statement models, and building multi-year forecasts to project income statements, cash flows, and balance sheets into the future. In addition, I can draw upon multiple methods of financial and valuation analysis (including ratio analysis, scenario analysis, sensitivity analysis, accretion/dilution analysis, comparable company analysis, precedent transactions, and discounted cash flow analysis) in order to assess the risks and rewards of investment opportunities.

Lastly, I can effectively and efficiently present my analysis and models by creating insightful dashboards, outputs, and PowerPoints that make use of charts, graphs, and tables.

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Corporate Finance Institute Online Finance Courses Review - Eric Nwanu
Eric Nwanu, Corporate Banking Trainee

Already recommended it to others

The FMVA certification is a great addition to my theoretical and practical financial experience. It has enabled me to become a specialist in summarizing complex finance topics and turning them into simple presentations, dashboards and valuations (as compared to theoretical guru’s who know a lot but don’t always seem to be able to deliver said tangible outcomes). You guys are doing a terrific job on the certification and I’ve already recommended it to others in a similar situation. Keep up the good w...

The FMVA certification is a great addition to my theoretical and practical financial experience. It has enabled me to become a specialist in summarizing complex finance topics and turning them into simple presentations, dashboards and valuations (as compared to theoretical guru’s who know a lot but don’t always seem to be able to deliver said tangible outcomes). You guys are doing a terrific job on the certification and I’ve already recommended it to others in a similar situation. Keep up the good work!

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Hector L. Quinones, Global IT Finance Lead, Financial Analysis

A certification program that’s not boring and appeals to my career development

I’m impressed with the quality and illustration of the FMVA program. Simply well done. I finally found a certification program that’s not boring and appeals to my career development. Looking forward to finishing it and being part of the Global Corporate Finance Society.

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Tobi Sanyaolu, Assistant Financial Controller

The impact of that on my career has been amazing

Thank you for coming up with a body of knowledge as robust as the FMVA certification. I have taken all I learned from the course and applied to my current job, and the impact of that on my career has been amazing.

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Samuel John, Financial Controller

Well-structured and practical course content

I would like to express my appreciation for CFI’s well-structured and practical online course content! Using common management and business concepts, it delivers so much in terms of practical learning outcomes that can be applied straight away. I will be completing the remaining courses and will continue to be a part of CFI for my career enhancement!

Financial and Excel Modelling - Olga Filatova Review
Olga Filatova, Financial Controller

Just awesome!

I never leave feedback, but in this case I found your course just awesome! For a long time I have struggled to find a course with the combination of high professional Financial and Excel modelling skills. Due to your practical background in finance, the model is in all aspects very highly rated. I believe it’s worth much more than I paid for it and I feel very lucky to have taken your amazing courses.

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Arthur Evangelista, Chairman, Grid Management Committee Inc.

The resources are very educational

The resources are very educational and will go a long way not only for me but also for our colleagues in the energy regulatory agency. I appreciate very much the CFI material!

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Vivek Kedia, Financial Analyst

I am proud to have been part of the CFI’s FMVA Program

I really enjoyed CFI’s FMVA Program as I believe it’s an excellent program which comprises complete learning package for Finance Professionals ( i.e. Financial Modeling, Budgeting, Forecasting, Business Valuation, Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, Advance Excel tools, Effective Charts and Graphs or Dashboard). The industry experienced instructor seamlessly integrates financial theory with real-world application which kept me focused throughout the course and enhanced my conceptual knowledge. The c...

I really enjoyed CFI’s FMVA Program as I believe it’s an excellent program which comprises complete learning package for Finance Professionals ( i.e. Financial Modeling, Budgeting, Forecasting, Business Valuation, Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, Advance Excel tools, Effective Charts and Graphs or Dashboard). The industry experienced instructor seamlessly integrates financial theory with real-world application which kept me focused throughout the course and enhanced my conceptual knowledge. The course content & case studies are superbly prepared by CFI while keeping in mind the real needs of finance professionals to accomplish the job in real life. The online training allowed me to balance my work schedule. I invested in this course to enrich my professional life and I am grateful and proud to have been part of the CFI’s FMVA Program.

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Tumwine Micheal, Freelancer

To the point and really easy to understand

CFI ,you are really doing a great service because your videos are so valuable, to the point and really easy to understand the necessary information that was challenging in real life.

Derek Senft, Financial Modeling Capabilities
Derek Senft, Private Equity, London Business School M.B.A.

Keep your skills sharp

We’ve seen the benefits of the Corporate Finance Institute at work with our people, rounding out their financial modeling capabilities and providing ongoing training modules to keep their skill sets current and sharp.

Financial Modeling Classes - Siddhartha Jana Review
Siddhartha Jana | Trader & Freelancer

Your courses are the best one can find online

There are many things I enjoyed with CFI. Be the quality of videos where I liked the content, the pace at which it was taught and how topics were explained in the best possible manner. The various types of financial models which were taught and also could be downloaded later is indeed very useful. I also enjoyed how completion of a section / module was followed by exercises and more focus was laid on the key areas, which made the courses relevant and interesting at al...

There are many things I enjoyed with CFI. Be the quality of videos where I liked the content, the pace at which it was taught and how topics were explained in the best possible manner. The various types of financial models which were taught and also could be downloaded later is indeed very useful. I also enjoyed how completion of a section / module was followed by exercises and more focus was laid on the key areas, which made the courses relevant and interesting at all times. Overall in terms of satisfaction, user experience and value for money I would give it a 10 out of 10!!

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Deolindo Matumba (MBA, CIMA) Managing Partner at FifthChrome

Simply perfect

Your courses are the best one can find online.

I wish I knew them 10 years ago, I would have been a very different professional.

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Laura Piccinato | Investment Analyst, M.Sc.

Solidified my current understanding of the material

Extremely clear, step-by-step guided course on how to build a balance sheet and cash flow statement forecast model using Excel. All the rest was simply perfect.

Orkun Icten | Certified Public Accountant and Assistant Professor

I am grateful to CFI

I completed that certificate program and I think that is the best way to understand real estate financial modeling easily. All concepts and applications are supported by examples in Excel. Thank you very much for clear and beneficial explanations

Ignatius Henry | MBA

Solidified my current understanding

I have an MBA and I am currently working on an MS in Finance, and I am very happy to say that the skills I learned from this accounting course not only solidified my current understanding of the material, but it also enhanced and added to my current knowledge. There are hands-on exercises via Excel as well as exams that you must pass to earn your accredited certificate–a certificate from CFI will be a back up for employers.

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Sanjoy Roy | Analytics Lead, B.Eng.

My analytical & presentation skills increased significantly

I am grateful to CFI for explaining such a complex concepts in an extremely lucid manner.  What I had learned in this course would have taken me months on my own.

Sophia Haoses | Namibia

Clear step by step instructions

Excellent course, I will recommend it to anyone. Clear step by step instructions and the good thing is you can redo the sessions until you are confident.

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Mudassir Ahmed | Business Analyst

These courses helped me immensely

CFI came to me at a time when I really needed it. These courses helped me immensely by improving my Excel modeling techniques and corporate finance concepts. It gave me enough knowledge to crack a super competitive interview as a business analyst in a billion-dollar shipping company. A lot of the financial modeling skills I learned from the courses are going to be with me forever as I progress through my career.

Omotayo Habeeb | Nigeria

The course is really an eye-opener

The course is really an eye-opener, educative and very interesting. I really gained and learned a lot. Thanks to the CFI team for this great opportunity to refresh my knowledge!

Murad Ali Mohammed | Financial Analyst at Reyadah Financial Company | Saudi Arabia

A must for every accounting and finance professional

After completing the course, my analytical approach, analytical skills, and presentation skills increased significantly. A must for every accounting and finance professional. Highly recommended.

Moreover, I am thankful to CFI, as CFI is not only making people professional in their jobs by increasing the performance and efficiency at work but at the same time, CFI is helping society by providing such a wonderful, practical oriented course at such a discounted price.

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Matthew McKee | Credit Analyst

CFI was an excellent resource

After my undergraduate degree in economics, I found it hard to bridge the gap between academia and the skills required in banking. CFI was an excellent resource in developing marketable skills in the industry and helped me land my first job. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to prepare themselves for a job in the financial industry.

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