Value addition for CA's

These certification/courses can be done while pursuing CA or after completing your CA. Such value added certifications/courses clearly gives leverage during interviews/recruitment and thereafter in promotions and appraisals. The choice and suitability of these certifications/courses depends on your area of interest and your domain. 
  • CFA: The Chartered Financial Analyst Program is a globally recognized, graduate level curriculum that provides a strong foundation of real-world investment analysis and portfolio management skills along with the practical knowledge you need in today’s investment industry. This can be done while you are pursuing the CA course, best time to clear Level I is just after clearing your IPCC exam.
            Must for: Banking, Mutual Funds and Finance sector aspirants
           Conducted by: CFA Institute, USA
           Exam Center: Available in India
  • CISA: The CISA Certification is a globally recognized certification for Information Systems Auditors and and security professionals. Being CISA-certified shows your audit experience, skills and knowledge, and demonstrates you are capable to manage vulnerabilities, ensure compliance and institute controls within an organisation. This can be done while pursuing CA course, best time to do it is just after clearing IPCC exam.
            Must for: Information Systems Audit, Internal Audit aspirants
        Conducted by: Information Systems Audit and Control Association, USA
        Exam Center: Available in India
      • CISM: The CISM Certification demonstrate your information security management expertise. This uniquely management-focused certification promotes international security practices and recognizes the individual who manages designs, and oversees and assesses an organisation’s information security.
                  Must for: Information Systems Audit aspirants
                 Conducted by: Information Systems Audit and Control Association, USA
                 Exam Center: Available in India
        • CISSP: CISSP certification a world wide recognized standard of achievement that confirms a person's knowledge in the field of information security. CISSPs are information assurance professionals who define the architecture, design, management and controls that assure the information security of business environment. 
                    Must for: Information Systems Audit aspirants
                   Conducted by:  International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc, USA
                   Exam Center: Available in India
        • Data analytics and Financial Modelling: Financial modeling program is a skill certification which empowers professionals to work efficiently, effectively and precisely. is the task of building an abstract representation (a model) of a financial decision making situation. It has varied uses in accounting, corporate finance, performance of financial asset or business portfolio, asset pricing etc. This can be done while pursuing CA course, best time to do it is just after clearing IPCC.
                    Must for: Every CA aspirant and practicing/working CA
                   Conducted by:  Institute of Financial Studies 
        • ActuariesActuaries are experts in assessing the financial impact of tomorrow's uncertain events. They enable financial decisions to be made with more confidence by analyzing the past, modelling the future, assessing the risks involved, and communicating what the results mean in financial terms.
                    Must for: Risk advisory / Insurance sector aspirants
                   Conducted by: Institute of Actuaries of India
                   Exam Center: All major cities in India