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5 Reasons to Study CISI

CISI stands for the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment, and to become a member you must pass the CISI qualification. But why CISI and is it worth it? Here are 5 reasons to study for the CISI qualification.

1) Size Matters

The Institute has more than 40,000 members across 110 different countries, which makes it the largest professional institute representing people working within the industry. This means that it is well respected and able to help people progress rapidly within their careers.

2) Power of Four

The four separate areas in which CISI offers qualifications are all specialist markets within themselves (Wealth/Retail, Compliance/Risk, Operations and Capital Markets.) This means that whichever area of the industry you are interested in, there is a specialism and a qualification that will suit your needs.

3) Excellent Training Providers

The CISI works in partnership with lots of high-level training providers, who are well known within the industry and around the world – such as BPP and Kaplan. This means that not only will you have gained an impressive qualification, but you will have done it at an impressive institution as well.

4) Levels of Qualification

Whatever stage you’re at in your career, the four differing levels that are offered by CISI qualifications mean that you can find an appropriate platform to kick your education onwards and get learning at the correct entry point, and from the moment you pass you can look to get even further into the profession.

5) Standard of Excellence

Major banks and financial providers around the world use the CISI qualifications as a benchmark by which to measure their staff. This means that with a CISI qualification in your pocket, you are likely to find employers much more open to appreciate your talents.

By Jack J Collins, Editor, AllAboutFinanceCareers.com

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