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Bloomberg Professional Introduction: Help and Certification

Certifications

BMC (Bloomberg Market Concepts) Certification CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst)

BMC <GO>

You can get a Certificate of Completion upon completing the Bloomberg Market Concepts course to demonstrate your knowledge of financial concepts and Bloomberg terminal functions in four modules: Economic Indicators, Currencies, Fixed Income and Equities.

The self-paced program takes approximately 8 hours to complete.

More info in the University of Florida guide or the Babson College guide.

CFAPRO <GO>

For those preparing to take the CFA certification exams, the CFAPRO <GO> function on the Bloomberg Terminal maps the 2018 CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge to 400 Bloomberg functions.

Drill down into Learning Outcome Statements, discover Bloomberg functions that best illustrate the academic finance concepts, then springboard quickly and easily to those relevant functions.

Video Intro to the Terminal

Further Assistance

For help, please contact staff in the Library's Data & GIS Services Dept. Below are some useful help guides compiled at other libraries.

(Some of the instructions regarding access and logging in may be specific to these other institutions.)

Help and Shortcut Options at the Terminal

MAIN <GO> Outline of Bloomberg service, leading to MENUs of commands for each component
MENU <GO> or green MENU key Context-sensitive outline of available commands; the resulting menu depends on component or market sector that you're currently using
Green F1 HELP key Hit once to get contextual help (depends on Market Sector), or after a command to help on that command; twice to email the help desk
Green SEARCH key Opens a search box to perform a general keyword search across all of the Bloomberg Professional Service.
LAST <GO> Review the last 8 functions used.
DAPI <GO> View the Excel Add-In menu.
BLP <GO> Starts the Launchpad, a tool for personalizing your views and to help you monitor specific securities, industries, and news. See detailed help from the University of Pennsylvania (links in right column).
BPS <GO> Bloomberg Professional Service: Resource center for short guides (cheat sheets) on different topics (list in left column).
BMC <GO> Bloomberg Market Concepts: Online training course on knowledge of financial concepts, leading to Certificate of Completion or Continuing Education credit. More info in the University of Florida guide or the Babson College guide.
BU <GO>  Bloomberg University: Choose Bloomberg Seminars and Events to get a list of upcoming webinars and workshops on various topics.
BHL <GO> Bloomberg Help and Learning:  Provides links to learning resources about Bloomberg. The Getting Started section at the right may be especially useful for beginniners.
Getting Started Booklet that can be found near the Bloomberg terminals. Please ask if you can't find a copy.