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Certificate Courses That Will Help You Make Financially Sound Decisions & Boost Your Career

Earning certificates are a great way to boost your career as they can make you more marketable, open doors to new opportunities, and potentially increase your earning potential. 

Here are some popular certificates that will not only boost your career but also help you make financially sound decisions: 

NSE Certifications 


The National Stock Exchange (NSE) offers various certifications like NSE Academy Certification in Financial Markets (NCFM) and SEBI Series Exams. Costs are relatively low (INR 1,500-5,000) with preparation times ranging from a few weeks to months depending on the exam. 

NSE Academy provides various other courses such as Financial Planning, Banking & Investment Management, Investment and Trading Strategies and Derivatives Trading & Strategies - all of which can help an individual to make sound personal financial decisions as well. 

National Stock Exchange of India Limited is one of the leading stock exchanges in India, based in Mumbai. 

CFP (Certified Financial Planner) Certifications 

Certified Financial Planner (CFP) is a certification Valid in 27 Countries. CFP is a unique Program in which you get 4 Global Specialist Certifications in the areas of Personal Finance within 1 Program. This certification often takes 6-12 months, with costs including education programs (INR 20,000-40,000) and the exam fee (INR 15,000-20,000). 

Financial Planning Standards Board India (FPSB) India offers comprehensive study materials and prep courses for this certification. 


Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) Certification 

Chartered life underwriter (CLU) is a professional designation for individuals who wish to specialise in life insurance and estate planning. 

A CLU course covers the fundamentals of life and health insurance, pension planning, insurance law, income taxation, investments, financial and estate planning, and group benefits. 

Online learning platforms such as Coursera also has a number of financial literacy courses on offer. Some of the popular ones are:- 

Financial Planning for Young Adults 

This course, offered by University of Illinois, has modules such as setting financial goals, budgeting and cash flow management, saving strategies, investing, risk management etc. 

Trading Basics 

The Trading Basics course offered by Indian School of Business (ISB) focuses on teaching skills such as accounting, finance, financial analysis, securities trading, account management etc. 

For more information on exams, results and careers, please visit  Indiatimes Education.