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Professional Certifications

The Market Information Lab Professional Certifications gives students in-depth exposure to the tools required for careers in finance. These are self-paced e-learning courses accessible at the lab or remotely that provide an interactive introduction to the financial markets, trading and other financial software widely use by financial firms. You can work on your certificate remotely and practice during open lab hours or anytime that a workstation is available.

Bloomberg Certification Remote Access

Bloomberg Market Concepts provides a visual introduction to the financial markets. The 8-hour self-paced e-learning course consists of four modules — economics, currencies, fixed income, and equities — woven together from Bloomberg data, news, analytics and television.

  1. Sign in using your Illinois Email Account 
  2. Web Access - Bloomberg Market Concepts Certification
  3. Market Lab Class Code: C9MRYGHNJZ
About Bloomberg

Thompson Reuters Eikon

Access an incredible depth and breadth of financial analysis data to make smarter decisions. Eikon is a flexible, open platform that’s purpose-built for trade innovation and lets you connect with the world’s largest directory of verified financial professionals.

About Eikon

Morningstar Direct Academy

Morningstar Direct is an investment analysis platform built for asset management and financial services professionals. You will learn how to analyze, work with, visualize, and back your ideas with quality data.

About Morningstar

CME Group

To learn more about futures and options on futures, visit CME Institute where you will find online courses, webinars, videos, and a practice trading simulator where you can trade CME Group products in a simulated environment using real world data.
About CME Group

You can get access to this resource by creating a log-in with your Illinois.edu email address.
CME Group is the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, made up of four exchanges, CME, CBOT, NYMEX, and COMEX. Each exchange offers a wide range of global benchmarks across all major asset classes: agriculture, energy, equity indices, foreign exchange, interest rates, and metals. Across the trading life cycle and around the world, CME Group enables you to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities.


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