Learner Spotlight Stories

At CFI, we are proud to help you achieve your goals. Read our learners’ inspirational stories of dedication, perseverance, and success!

See why learners love CFI

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 learner.
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At CFI you don't just receive a certification, you develop valuable skills as an analyst.

Being a financial analyst, George was looking for a course that provided certification in financial modeling but more importantly offered courses with practical real-world financial examples. As a result of taking the FMVA program, George enhanced his skills in Excel and PowerPoint, especially in regards to pitch presentations.

CFI courses helped me see the light. I can really understand financial analysis now!

Kanny’s goal was to become the best in financial analysis and learn in-demand industry skills to apply in the real world. Read his FMVA review to learn how CFI training has helped him make his dreams a reality!

I expanded my knowledge to apply for more advanced financial positions

Dr. Payal Chadha was looking for practical courses that would help her expand her knowledge and advance her career in finance. She found the FMVA certification to be flexible and enjoyed the training and knowledge tests.

There is no pressure on the students, yet the professional environment stimulates us to learn comfortably!

As a Senior Financial Analyst, Robert was looking to polish his skills to become more analytical, detail-oriented and comfortable in decision-making. He enrolled in CFI’s FMVA certification program to stand out when applying for top global companies and get the job of his dreams.

CFI courses are very informative. As long as you study, you will learn a lot!

Syeda was working in the finance department and chose to enroll in CFI courses to upgrade her skills. She found CFI’s FMVA training was a great opportunity to expand her knowledge of accounting without the need to invest in high tuition costs.

I would recommend all finance students to pursue these courses

As a Financial Analyst, Vivek was looking for courses to expand his skills in building financial models for business valuation. After thoroughly researching options for courses related to business valuation and corporate finance, he decided to enroll in the FMVA program to grow his skills and confidence in building financial models. As a result, he gained more confidence in his work, increased his efficiency and learned how to make professional-looking models!

The depth and breadth of each course are remarkable.

As an independent consultant in supply chain and business processes, several of Yves’ interactions are at C-level, specifically at CFO level and many projects involve FP&A. Coming from the non-financial world, he came to realize his weaknesses in finance and was compelled to correct them. Since taking the CFI courses, he has been able to interact with more confidence in FP&A projects and gain additional expertise!

High quality experience

With over seven years of accounting experience and a Master’s degree, Taimur decided to make a difficult decision to switch his career from Accounting to Investment Banking. Passion, hard work, and FMVA certification made this challenging goal a reality.

The depth and breadth of each course are remarkable.

Blessing enrolled in CFI training to improve his performance in his role as a Financial Manager. As a result, the training has boosted his financial skills and he has been able to add more value to his organization especially in the areas of budgeting, forecasting, and Excel.

I wish I had taken the FMVA program a long time ago

Boubacary was searching for a program to take his financial analysis skills to the next level. By mastering Excel and data visualization, Boubacary’s ability to make work decisions through dashboards, charts, and graphs has greatly improved.

Without any doubt, I have gained a lot and CFI helped me to fine-tune my skills!

Murad’s goal was to increase his efficiency at work and grow his analyzing and modeling skills. CFI’s methodology, real-world examples, and step-by-step videos have helped him master new skills in financial analysis, Excel, modeling and many others!

It's quality learning, which is recognized widely

Mustafa was looking for an affordable, quality and recognized education to polish his professional skills. Following his training at CFI, he was able to put his learning to use every day at work and, as a result, improve his performance.

Definitely a worthy investment

Paula was looking for comprehensive training to reinforce and further sharpen the knowledge and practical skills needed as a financial analyst in the Corporate Finance and FP&A space. After having researched various options, she found that the CFI Financial Analyst program covers topics that are helpful and critical to garnering the technical and practical skills to be a valuable and skilled financial analyst.

I have gone through a few programs from different institutes before, but CFI is different and better!

To enhance his practice as a professional journalist, Timothy enrolled in CFI courses to expand his knowledge of accounting to properly report on accounting news and stories. Despite having no prior background in finance, he found the course content and presentation straightforward and beginner friendly!

CFI courses are a good investment for the future.

Vardges was looking for a program that provided practical training so he could learn from real-life examples. Experiencing this training has helped in his day-to-day role as a Risk Manager. He found that CFI’s online program was a more comprehensive choice than other financial modeling options he found over the internet.

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