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Beginning in early 2005, DNA will be offering Certification Cycles for open enrollment in four disciplines central to its customers’ businesses: Corporate Finance/Valuation, Credit and Financial Statement Analysis, Investment Analysis and Wealth Management, and Treasury, Capital Markets and Derivatives.


Each Certification Cycle consists of five modules of five days each, held at intervals of about three to four months from each other; this results in a total certification period spanning around 18 months. Location will normally be Beirut unless demand for an alternative location is strong. For clients that have the critical mass to run a workshop in-house, DNA would be pleased to discuss moving the location to the client's headquarters.


The topics for each module in each Certification Cycle are shown in the table below. Click here for detailed contents for each module.


  Corporate Finance
and Valuation
Credit and Financial Statement Analysis Investment Analysis and Wealth Management Treasury, Capital Markets
and Derivatives
Module 1

Fundamentals of Financial Mathematics and Excel

Fundamentals of Financial Analysis Fundamentals of Financial Mathematics and Excel Fundamentals of Financial Mathematics and Excel
Module 2

The Sell-side:
Corporate Finance and M&A

Business Risk Analysis Investment Analysis and Risk Evaluation Money Markets, FX and Fixed Income Fundamentals
Module 3 The Buy-side:
Equity Capital Markets
and Securities Selection
Financial Risk Analysis The Investment Management Process (I): Asset Allocation Structured Finance, Securitization
and Credit Derivatives
Module 4 Advanced Corporate
Finance Topics
Debt Structuring The Investment Management Process (II):
Portfolio Construction
Advanced Derivatives: Pricing, Hedging and Marketing
Module 5

Venture Capital
and Private Equity


Advanced Topics in Credit Alternative Investments Advanced Financial Engineering


Delegates will be required to take daily quizzes in addition to a final comprehensive examination at the end of each module. A pass mark at the end is a pre-requisite for attendance at any subsequent module.