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FRM® Level 1 Certification Training
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FRM® Level 1 Certification Training

Get the certification that will launch your career in the field of risk management—Financial Risk Management!

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Description

The Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) designation is the globally recognized benchmark for those who manage risk in corporate finance. FRM®- Level 1, a certification offered by GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals), is a base-level qualification for risk management professionals. This certification gives a solid footing in the principles of analyzing, controlling, or assessing potential credit risk, market risk, and liquidity risk as well as non-market related financial risks.

The FRM® Level 1 Exam is a challenging and practice-oriented exam, which calls for systematic and comprehensive study methodology to ensure success. The exam covers key areas of financial risk management presented in the context of real-world scenarios. To ace the exam, candidates need to be thoroughly grounded in the skills and knowledge needed to survive in today's complex financial landscape. KnowledgeHut’s training will help you aim for a first time pass of the exam.

What you will learn:

The workshop and the subsequent FRM® certification will help you:

  • Become recognized across the globe as a leader in financial risk management
  • Increase your career opportunities and enhance your earning potential
  • Expand your knowledge and understanding of the latest financial risk concepts
  • Develop your personal and professional opportunities within the world of finance
  • Add to your credibility and respect from employers, peers, and clients
  • Grow your global networking connections to over 26,000 FRM® holders in 136 countries across the globe.

You will also get:

  • High quality training from an industry expert
  • 50 PDUs
  • Downloadable e-book

Key Features

KnowledgeHut is listed on GARP Exam Preparation Providers for FRM Part 1 and 2
5-days classroom workshop combined with 10 online hours study for FRM preparation
End-to-end exam prep assistance
Comprehensive, downloadable e-book
50 PDUs
Master all areas of financial risk management

Certification

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to attend the workshop or to appear for the exam.

Certification:

In order to be certified as a Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and be able to use the FRM acronym after your name, the following are required:

  • A passing score on both Part I and Part II of the FRM® Examination
  • A minimum of two years professional full-time work experience in the area of financial risk management or another related field including, but not limited to, trading, portfolio management, faculty academic, industry research, economics, auditing, risk consulting, and/or risk technology
  • Active Fellow Membership in GARP
The Exam:

The FRM® Exam is a pencil and paper multiple choice exam given in two parts. It is offered exclusively in English, in May and November every year.

The FRM® Exam Part I focuses on the essential tools and concepts required to assess financial risk. There will be 100 questions in the exam (on 4 topics), which will need to be completed in 4 hours’ time.

Topics
Weightage in FRM® Level 1 Exam
Quantitative Analysis
20%
Financial Markets and Products
30%
Valuation and Risk Models

30%

Foundations of Risk Management
20%

The questions are multiple choice and there will be no negative marking. Candidates must pass Part I of the FRM® Exam in order to have Part II graded.

For more details, visit GARP’s FRM Exam Format Webpage.

The curriculum for the FRM® program comprises the topic areas below, and there are two parts to the exam that test the academic portion of the program. Both parts have a strong emphasis on Quants.
The FRM® Part I curriculum covers the tools used to assess financial risk: quantitative analysis, fundamental risk management concepts, financial markets and products, and valuation and risk models.

Modules covered:
  • Valuation and Risk Module-Introduction To VAR
  • Quantitative Analysis-Probability Distribution
  • Valuation and Risk Module-Option, Option Strategy and Valuation
  • Introduction (Option, Futures and Other Derivatives)
  • Mechanics of Futures Markets
  • Hedging Strategies Using Futures
  • Interest Rates
  • Determination of Forward and Futures Prices
  • Interest Rate Futures
  • Swaps
  • Properties of Stock Options
  • Trading Strategies Involving Options
  • Commodity Forwards and Futures
  • Fundamentals of Commodity Spot and Futures Markets: Instruments, Exchanges and Strategies
  • Foreign Exchange Risk


  • Bond Prices, Discount Factors and Arbitrage
  • Bond Prices, Spot Rates, and Forward Rates
  • Yield to Maturity
  • One-Factor Measures of Price Sensitivity
  • Binomial Trees
  • The Black-Scholes-Merton Model
  • Greek Letters
  • Measures of Financial Risk
  • Putting VAR to Work
  • Operational Risk
  • Extending the VAR Approach to Operational Risk
  • Stress Testing
  • Principles for Sound Stress Testing Practices and Supervision
  • Rating Agencies
  • External and Internal Ratings
  • Country Risk Models
  • Sovereign Risk
  • Loan Portfolios and Expected Loss
  • Unexpected Loss
  • Review of Probability
  • Discrete Probability Distributions
  • Continuous Probability Distributions
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Correlation Regression
  • Multiple Regression
  • Monte Carlo
  • Estimating correlation and volatility
  • Quantifying Volatility in VAR Models
  • Foundations of Risk Management

Our Students See All

The trainer was very knowledgeable and gave all the necessary tips to attend for the test. However, the training material would've been good if some more examples we're given... Otherwise all good.

Attended workshop in January 2018

The training was very engaging and informative. The scrum framework in general and the Product Owner role in detail were explained by actually applying the framework to the training. Though the attendees were from many different professional backgrounds and had different knowledge levels about Scrum, the trainer was able to touch upon each and every question that was asked. I would definitely recommend taking the training with Knowledgehut.

Attended workshop in July 2018

The best professional training I have ever attended! A lot of positive energy and concepts from the trainer "Stuart Mitchell". Also, the facilities and arrangements were excellent.

Attended workshop in July 2018

This training, that I attended was with around 70-80 people. the trainer Madhur, ho man he is so awesome, he helped us correct our thought on Scrum, he never made us feel that we were in a training it was more of a session where we were changing out thought and hence learning with ease. It was a really well-organized session, and at a nice hotel. it was a 100% result. now I am a CSM. Thank you.

Attended workshop in July 2018
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Srividya Jana

Assistant Manager Operations at Deutsche Bank from Hyderabad, India
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Development Coordinator at Contecs Engineering Services from Berlin, Germany
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Arindam Das

Software Engineer at GlobalLogic from Chennai, India
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Praksah Sharma

Team Lead at Accenture from Bangalore, India

Frequently Asked Questions

The Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) designation is a globally recognized standard for those who manage risk. FRM®- Level 1, a certification offered by GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals), is a base-level qualification for risk management professionals. This certification gives a firm footing in the principles of analyzing, controlling, or assessing potential credit risk, market risk, and liquidity risk as well as non-market related financial risks. The FRM® Level 1 Exam covers key areas of financial risk management presented in the context of real-world scenarios. To pass the exam, candidates need to be thoroughly grounded in the skills and knowledge needed to survive in today's complex financial landscape. FRM® holders perform a range of functions related to risk management within investment banks, asset management firms, as well as in corporations and government agencies. Certified FRMs who have successfully completed the rigorous FRM® programme are much valued by top employers across a range of businesses.

FRM® holders perform a range of functions related to risk management within investment banks, asset management firms, as well as in corporations and government agencies. Certified FRMs who have successfully completed the rigorous FRM® programme are much valued by top employers across a range of businesses.

This course is currently not available in a purely virtual format. Please check for updates.

You can appear for the exam even without the required work experience but remember that in order to get the certification and practice, you must pass the exam and gain the stated work experience.

If one passes the FRM exam (Full exam or both Part-1 and Part-2) but does not have the 2 years of relevant work experience, GARP issues a letter stating that the candidate has passed the FRM exam. The candidate will be considered as "FRM Holder" but not "Certified FRM Holder". The FRM certification will be conferred after the candidate submits proof of 2-years work experience to GARP, and receives confirmation from GARP that the candidate has been formally included on its registry of certified FRM holders.

Candidates are entitled to use the statement "FRM Program: Passed Parts I & II" in their resume.

Yes, you must aim to gain FRM Part II within 4 years from the date when you passed the FRM Part I exam. Also you have 5 years from the date you passed the FRM Exam Part II to have your work experience verified.

PDUs are credits awarded by the Project Management Institute and recognize your dedication to project management best practices. PDUs are offered by the PMI®, and every PMI® certification, except the CAPM®, requires you to earn a specific number of PDUs per three-year certification cycle.

In order to appear for the FRM exams, you have to first register with www.garp.org. The fees are different depending on when the candidate has enrolled and as what. The following link will give you all the details: https://www.garp.org/#!/frm/fees-payments

KnowledgeHut will give you comprehensive courseware in the downloadable format. Free exam study guides are also available from GARP but if you want official books from GARP then you have to pay for them.


GARP requires certified individuals to gain and maintain Continuing Professional Development (CPDs) to meet the career demands of a FRM® and stay up-to-date.

For more information check: http://www.garp.org/#!/cpd


Remember that GARP does not provide refunds for either the Exam Enrolment or Exam Registration Fee.

Any registration cancelled within 48 hours of the initial registration will be refunded in FULL (please note that all cancellations will incur a 5% deduction in the refunded amount due to transactional costs applicable while refunding). Refunds will be processed within 30 days of receipt of written request for refund. Kindly go through our Refund Policy for more details: http://www.knowledgehut.com/refund

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An indicative mix of participants would include:

  • Analytics Client Consultants – Risk Management Analytics
  • Risk Managers, Personal Banking
  • Corporate Risk – Managing Directors – COO & Risk Officers for Global Asset Liability Management
  • Risk Quantification Managers
  • Managers, Operational Risk Advisory and Oversight for Wealth Management
  • Large Enterprise Commercial Risk Managers
  • Senior Operational Risk Managers
  • Credit Risk Specialists
  • Market Risk Specialists
  • Operational Risk Analysts
  • Regulatory Risk Analysts
  • Prudential Risk Managers
  • Enterprise Risk Managers

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