What does the AFM program cover?

The Advanced Financial Modeler (AFM) is the first of three certification levels offered by the FMI. The AFM exam tests a candidate’s technical modeling ability through building an integrated three statement model over the course of four hours. Participants who pass the exam will achieve the Advanced Financial Modeler credential.

The AFM progeram by Kaplan Professional ME is approved by KHDA in the UAE.

Learning Objectives


Demonstrate advanced financial modeling proficiency to employers


Invest in certifications that are revered by the industry


Obtain a globally relevant skillset that is respected across multiple lines of business


Who is it for?

Professionals who already know financial modeling and are looking to accelerate or transition their careers with a certification from Financial Modeling Institute (FMI) should attend this course. The AFM accreditation helps candidates demonstrate their modeling skills to future employers with a certification. Kaplan’s AFM course helps students prepare for the exam by reviewing excel tools, solving exam past papers, and sharing exam tips on know how a model is audited.

Program Agenda

  • Exam focused reparation led by an AFM qualified financial modeling expert.
  • Review advanced excel tools and functions used in Financial Modeling
  • Solve a past exam paper and build a financial model from scratch
  • Forecast depreciation, debt repayment and revolver schedules
  • Build error checks and fully integrate the three financial statements
  • Develop advanced and flexible scenario analysis cases
  • Receive exam tips and know how a model is audited
  • Attempt a mock paper with feedback and evaluation from Kaplan experts

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