Best Free Finance Certification & Exam Prep Courses

Find the best online Free Finance Certification & Exam Prep Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

Certified Public Accountant Tax Preparation Tutorial

A tutorial on how to do Basic Tax Preparation

Created by John Gillingham - Certified Public Accountant


Students: 6596, Price: Free

Work Paper organization is a first step to preparing quality tax and accounting and this course teaches the process. Also get to improve your excel skills along the way. Work papers summarize, explain, calculate, and reference to tax filings and to the source of the glorious information. Better work papers... Better work quality... Better clients... And better pay.

I frequently get asked how to break into a CPA firm or get a better accounting job. 

This course is a step to make the bridge between academics and making some money in a better position. This not only helps aspiring staff but owners looking to handle more complex work at scale. We will focus on tax, as this is most applicable to smaller firms like mine and tax is a great way to break into the profession.

Organizing segments otherwise overwhelming jobs into small tasks and makes the seemingly daunting project manageable. This field to some extent is a methodology of financial organization, so let me show you what goes on behind the scenes of the numbers. 

I am John Gillingham CPA, founder of Accounting Play where we use apps and courses to teach real world accounting, tax and, bookkeeping skills. This course is inspired from my need to teach my own staff and is a culmination of over a decade of experience.

The course also comes with valuable downloads to enhance the traditional lessons.

Join me in taking this important step for your education and career. Be sure to checkout the other Accounting Play apps and courses and leave feedback. It is greatly appreciated.

Texas Instruments BA II Financial Calculator for CFA and FRM

The Essential Texas Instruments BA II Guide: Learn how to work with a financial calculator

Created by 365 Careers - Creating opportunities for Business & Finance students


Students: 5559, Price: Free

In this video series, we describe how to use the different functions of the Texas Instruments BA 2 Plus calculator. Whether you are studying for your CFA or FRM exam, or pursuing an MBA degree, chances are you will need to learn how to use a financial calculator. It has significant computational power, but to use it effectively, it is important to spend some time and master the different built-in functions it has.

There are six main blocks of content we will cover in this course.

We will start by setting up the financial calculator. Then, we will cover some basic calculations and useful techniques. Later on, we will see how to solve time value of money problems before moving on to examine more comprehensive cash flow challenges. Towards the end, we will cover the calculator’s most widely used statistical functions. And finally, we will conclude by performing depreciation and breakeven calculations.

Buckle up and prepare for an exciting journey!

MidhaFin FRM Part 1 Sample Material

MF - GARP Authorized Training Providers for FRM

Created by Micky Midha - BE, CFA®, FRM, LLB


Students: 4974, Price: Free

We are GARP authorized online training and content providers for the FRM Part 1 and FRM Part 2 Exams.

We have an exceptional pass rate for both FRM Part 1 and FRM Part 2 over the last few years. We train candidates not only to comfortably pass the exam but to equip them with an in-depth analytical understanding of the curriculum.

This is our sample material for FRM Part 1.

It includes the following topics -

  1. Probability Concepts

  2. Swaps

  3. Quantifying Volatility in VaR Models

  4. Binomial Trees

  5. The Option Greeks

Please feel free to visit our website in case of any query, and we will be happy to assist you. If you like this sample material, you can enroll to our full course for FRM Part 1.

Generally, students find it difficult to fully understand the mathematics behind the concepts of financial analysis and financial risk management. Our instructor, Mr. Micky Midha has been teaching both Mathematics and Finance for more than 10 years, and with us, you will find that you are able to grab on to the Mathematical part too. Micky has a very unique way of teaching using graphs, figures and tables making you visualize all the concepts wherever possible. Many candidates who did not have a strong mathematical background have mastered the Quantitative Methods section of the FRM curriculum under the supervision of Micky and successfully cleared the FRM exam with us.

FRM Part II (2021): Liquidity Risk

Preparing for the FRM Exam Part II? Take this Course on Liquidity Risk

Created by Risk Maestro - Developing Financial Risk Professionals of Tomorrow


Students: 847, Price: Free

This course covers one of the readings in the FRM Part II syllabus, "Liquidity Risk". This reading is under the section: "Liquidity and Treasury Risk Measurement and Management".

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

• Explain and calculate liquidity trading risk via cost of liquidation and liquidity-adjusted VaR (LVaR).

• Identify liquidity funding risk, funding sources and lessons learned from real cases: Northern Rock, Ashanti Goldfields and Metallgesellschaft.

• Evaluate Basel III liquidity risk ratios and BIS principles for sound liquidity risk management.

• Explain liquidity black holes and identify the causes of positive feedback trading.

The instructor covers the syllabus in detail and where applicable, will illustrate how the calculations are done using the formula or in Excel spreadsheet.

What's included in this course:

  1. Course notes (in PDF form)

  2. Spreadsheets used in the course.

  3. Course videos

  4. Q&A Section (only pertaining to this reading in the FRM syllabus)