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Capital IQ Fundamentals course overview

CapIQ (short for Capital IQ) is a market intelligence platform designed by Standard & Poor’s (S&P).  The platform is widely used in many areas of corporate finance, including investment banking, equity research, investment management, private equity, and more. This course consists of detailed screen demonstrations of the CapIQ functions and features frequently used by financial analysts in conducting research, analysis, and valuation on private and public companies. This course also shows you how to utilize the CapIQ Excel plug-in in your day-to-day company analysis and valuation.

CapIQ Company Financials

Capital IQ Fundamentals learning objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Navigate the Capital IQ platform and customize your own dashboard
  • Explore the commonly used functions including Companies, Research, Markets, Screening, Charting, Coverage, Projects, and Portfolios
  • Learn how to download the Capital IQ Excel plug-in and use the built-in templates and formula builder

CapIQ Excel Plug-in Template

Capital IQ Fundamentals is a prep course of CFI’s FMVA® program

CFI’s Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® Program covers a critical body of knowledge that is necessary to become a world-class financial analyst, including financial analysis, financial modeling, valuation, dashboards, and data visualization. This program is designed in a practical and comprehensive way to help students grasp the in-demand industry knowledge and close the skills gap. 

CapIQ Transaction Screening

Who should take this FMVA® course?

This Capital IQ Fundamentals course walks through the most commonly used functions of the Capital IQ platform by finance professionals. Anyone who would like to start a career in investment banking, financial planning and analysis (FP&A), corporate development, equity research, and other areas of corporate finance should take this course to learn about the tips and tricks of using the platform in obtaining financial information and performing analysis.

CapIQ M&A Transactions

Capital IQ Fundamentals

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Level 2

Approx 2h to complete

100% online and self-paced

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Become a certified Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® Certification

Capital IQ Fundamentals is part of the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® certification, which includes 29 courses.

Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® Certification
  • Skills learned Financial modeling and valuation, sensitivity analysis, strategy
  • Career prep Investment banking and equity research, FP&A, corporate development

Path to certification

Prerequisite courses

7 courses from beginner to intermediate level.

01 Optional

Core courses

11 courses from beginner to intermediate level.

02 Required

Elective courses

11 courses at an advanced level.

03 Required

Get Certified

Submit your FMVA® checklist and order your certificate.

04 Required

Join our community

Get access to the Global Corporate Finance Society.

05 Optional

How the certification works

FMVA® Financial Analyst Certification courses are offered 100% online, allowing you the flexibility to start the financial analyst program anytime and learn when it’s most convenient for you.

The program is a part of the All Access Subscription, which includes all programs and courses.

CFI courses are designed by instructors with over 21 years of financial analyst training experience.

Students must complete all core and elective courses (14 in total) and demonstrate mastery of the topics through successful completion of course materials, quizzes, and assessments.
Within 48 hours of program completion, your Blockchain Verified FMVA Certification will be emailed to you.

What our students say

Highly recommended for Financial Analysts and Management Students
The program's focus on technical knowledge is highly valued since, on average, a student only learns theory before starting work. Very informative content. This course provides an opportunity for me to learn and enhance my knowledge in the field of commercial banking and credit analysis.

Susheel Kumar Tiwari

Great Intro to CapIQ
The course is free and I highly recommend it if you know northing about CapIQ

Sandeep Panchal

Wonderful CapIQ session.
The session was absolutely informative and insightful. A big thanks to Tim Vipond for making me understand CapIQ fundamentals. Kudos to CFI Team and everyone attending this course. Cheers!!

Tripti Bhatia

Excellent & Important Course
In the real world you will use this kind of technology to fulfill required research, so this was a great course for that purpose.

Will Kingsbury

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Frequently asked questions

Can I download the Excel files and financial modeling templates for the course?
Absolutely! All the files and templates needed in a course are available for download. Just look for a module that shows Downloadable Files within the course dashboard. See here for a visual guide on how to do this.
How long do I have to complete the courses?
Depending on your enrollment type, you will either have two years, yearly, or monthly access to your courses. All the courses are self-paced as well so you can take your time in learning without worrying about any deadlines. Click here to compare our available enrollment options.
Are CFI courses officially accredited?
CFI is accredited by the Better Business Bureau® (BBB) to maintain training standards, and by the CPA Institutions in Canada, and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) in the USA. Most of our courses qualify for verified CPE credits for CPA charter holders. Please refer to this page to view all available CPE credits.
Are there any additional fees or costs?
No! The bundle price includes everything and there are no additional fees or charges to earn your digital certification. You can see our enrollment fees listed here.
What currency are your courses priced in?
All our online courses are priced in USD. We accept debit/credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Amex), PayPal, and wire transfers for one-time course payments. If you wish to proceed with a wire transfer from your bank, please see instructions here.
How do I earn my certificates?
Students must complete all the video lessons, quizzes, and final assessments in each course. You can retake the assessments as many times as necessary until you reach an 80% passing grade. For more information on how to earn a course certificate, click HERE.
Will these courses help me advance my career?
Based on hundreds of reviews from thousands of students we know how CFI courses have helped so many people advance their finance careers. Our courses are designed to be extremely practical and simulate the experience of being trained as a professional financial analyst…the ultimate way to advance your career. For real-world examples and help delve even deeper into the course concepts, please look into our free career resources library.
Can I email the instructor if I have questions?
While the courses are designed mainly for self-study, we are happy to provide email assistance for general or technical support inquiries. The Full Immersion bundles include a premium email support function which allows you to communicate directly with in-house experts regarding course content. This is one of the key features that sets the Full Immersion bundle apart and makes it a worthwhile upgrade over the more affordable self-study bundle. You can compare more features in our bundles here.
What is the price of the subscription?
All Access Subscription is priced for $497 per year as Self-Study plan or $897 per year as Full Immersion plan.
What is included in the subscription?
All Access Subscription includes all courses from Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® Certification, Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ Certification, Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA)® Certification, Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA)™ Certification, Commercial Real Estate Finance Specialization and Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Specialization.
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