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The CFT programme is a high-quality comprehensive course designed for flexible learning. It is divided into three levels. You will need to study and pass each level in succession to gain your certification.
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Study Programme

The CFT programme is a high-quality comprehensive course designed for flexible learning.

It is divided into three levels. You will need to study and pass each level in succession to gain your certification.

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  • Level 1
  • Level 2
  • Level 3

Level 1

Effective from September 2015

The financial services industry

Debt

Equity

Project management

Business analysis

Software engineering

Level 2

Effective from September 2015

Derivatives

Foreign exchange

Alternative investments

Payments and cryptocurrency

System architecture

UX design

Level 3

Effective from September 2015

Asset management

Risk and capital

Data science

Enterprise security

Cloud computing

Programming languages

Why take the CFT programme?

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Develop a strong foundation

The CFT covers the fundamentals of finance and technology to ensure you thoroughly understand the banking process, the ways that technology assists, the deeper company perspective, the wider industry movements, and your role within these.

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Show firms you mean business

The commitment and study time required to gain the CFT qualification shows people in the industry that you are serious about your career.

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Be empowered to innovate

CFT tutors are themselves leaders in their fields and share their insights and experiences to help you to make confident, intelligent decisions based
on what is happening in the industry right now and not theoretical knowledge. You will be able to create solutions that are more dynamic and relevant.

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Fast track your career progression

The knowledge and skills you gain on the CFT programme will help you accelerate to positions of increased responsibility and leadership.

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Exam Format

Both the finance and technology exam at each level consist of three modules, each module will be examined with 35 questions. Note some modules are larger than others but they still have the same number of questions in the exam.

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Cooperation with Educational Institutes

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BM Intelligence

CFT Preparation Course

Eligible for CFT programme

Eligible for CFT programme

Eligible for CFT programme

Bachelor of Engineering Programme in Financial Technology

Exemption from CFT

Programme Level 1

Eligible for AFT

Hong Kong Baptist University School of Business

Master of Science in Finance (FinTech and Financial Analytics)

Exemption from CFT

Programme Level 1 & Level 2

(Modules 1-4)

Eligible for AFT

Bachelor of Science in Financial Technology and Artificial Intelligence

Exemption from CFT

Programme Level 1

Eligible for AFT

CFT Preparation Course (work in progress)

Eligible for CFT programme

Level 1 assessment

Eligible for AFT

Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Financial Technology and Innovation

Exemption from CFT

Programme Level 1

Eligible for AFT

Advanced Diploma in FinTech

Eligible for AFT

Postgraduate Diploma in Investment Management (PgD IM)

Exemption from finance module of Level 1 (Module 1-3)

HKUSPACE

Postgraduate Diploma in I Applied Financial Engineering (PgD AFE)

Exemption from CFT

Programme Level 1

Eligible for AFT

FAQ

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Depending on your existing knowledge it can take between 100-150 hours of study.

All of your training is delivered through our own Learning Management System. The training materials consist of on-demand lectures, presentations, excel exercises, sample questions, downloadable e=books and an online help desk.

Through any internet browser and also through iOS and Android apps. You progress is synchronised across all devices.

Every six months, in September and March.

You need to score at least 70% on both the finance and technology papers in order to pass.

Both the finance and technology exam at each level consist of three modules, each module will be examined with 35 questions. Note some modules are larger than others but they still have the same number of questions in the exam.

We do not have any direct contact with your employer, unless they have registered you for the CFT on your behalf.

You will have failed that level. However, you will only need to resit the exam that you have failed.

You will receive preliminary results as soon as you complete the examination. These will be confirmed within four weeks of the exam date.

You will be able to move on to the next level. Details of how to move to the next level will be provided with your result.

You will be able to resit the exam. The cost of a resit is 40% of the current qualification fee. Details of how to resit will be provided with your result.

When you sign up you will be given the option to choose when to sit your exam. You will also select the time zone you are registered in as that will affect the time of day you undertake the exam. You can change this date once at no extra cost, up to two months before the examination. There are no deferrals within two months of the examination date.

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