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Certified Equity Research Analyst

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CERA is a full time certified program for individuals who aspire to be security analysts. This requires both a specific mindset and a comprehensive knowledge of various financial methods and mental models. This course endeavors to expose the incumbent to meaningful equity research along with financial modeling using MS Excel and also provides a working knowledge of the Bloomberg Terminal for analyzing real time market data.


    • Discussions closest to the real world, balanced exposure of theoretical and practical aspects in detail
    • Relevant online and offline study material developed by Kredent Academy
    • Open platform to interact with faculty and accessibility to market experts and relevant software
    • Periodic evaluation of performances and individual monitoring & capability enhancement programs
Complementary training on MS-Excel  


  • Currency Trading
  • Commodity Trading & Research
  • Equity Trading & Research
  • Quantitative Trading
  • Fundamental & Technical Analysis
  • Derivatives Trading


    • Daily News Analysis
    • Basics of Capital Market
    • Ratio Analysis
    • Primary Markets (IPO) and Impact of Corporate Actions
    • Stock Trading
    • Fundamental Analysis and Investing
    • Financial Statement Analysis and Ratio Analysis
    • Valuation and Live Market Case Studies
    • Derivatives Market
    • Basics of Futures and Options
    • Valuation and Live Market Case Studies
    • Other Assets
    • Financial Planning and Mutual Funds
    • Basics of Currency and Commodity Market
      • Cost of Capital
      • Advanced Concepts of Capital Allocation and Beta
      • Beta Calculation from Raw Data
      • Discounted Cash Flow
      • Advanced Concepts of Free Cash Flows (FCFF/FCFE)
      • Terminal Value Calculation
      • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Modeling for Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Leveraged Buyout (LBO)/Private Equity
      • Modeling for Private Equity, LBO Transactions
      • Financial Institutions Group (FIG)
      • Forecasting P&L for Financial Institutions
      • Forecasting Balance Sheet for Financial Institutions
      • Valuation Modeling for Financial Institutions
      • Sector Specific Modeling
      • Modeling for a Particular Sector Chosen by Candidate
      • Practical Modeling
      • Creation and Presentation of a Model of a Company Allocated to Candidate
  • Basic FRA Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis
  • Income Statement Analysis
  • Balance Sheet Analysis
  • Ratio Analysis
  • Qualitative Aspects of Equity Research
  • Industry Analysis
  • Market Share and Competitor Analysis
  • Business Models and Sustainability Analysis
  • Impact of Management and Corporate Governance
  • Introduction to Valuations
  • Basic DCF & Multiple Based Valuations
  • Advanced FRA
  • Revenue Build-up
  • Working Capital, Debt and Interest Schedule
  • Fixed Assets, Depreciation and Amortization
  • Cash Flow Projections
  • Free Cash Flows Basics (FCFF/FCFE)
  • WACC (Cost of Capital and Beta Calculation)
  • Understanding a Financial Modeling (Valuation) Template
  • Relative Valuation Multiples (EV/EBITDA, PE, PB, Sales/Market Cap)
  • Research Project and Internship
  • Revenue Build-up
  • Effective Report Writing
  • Data Gathering and Presentation
  • Live Equity Research on a Company Allocated to Candidate
  • Daily News Analysis
  • Fixed Income Basics
  • Basics of Bonds
  • Concept of Bond Yields
  • Valuation of Bonds
  • Bond Valuation Using Yield to Maturity (YTM)
  • Duration
  • Computation of Duration (YTM)
  • Duration Modeling for a Portfolio of Bonds
  • Valuation of Bonds
  • Bond Valuation Using Yield to Maturity (YTM)
  • Convexity
  • Computation of Convexity
  • Modeling for Convexity
What is the eligibility for this program?
  • Age-limit: 20 – 35 Years Relaxation of age limit can only be done at the discretion of Academic Head of Kredent Academy.
  • Educational Qualification: A student pursuing graduation or holding degree/diploma in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
Will I get any career guidance?
  • After completion of all admission formalities there will be a one-to-one session with our Academic Head or a senior faculty member where your objective of joining this course will be discussed to align it with the course curriculum.
I am not from a finance background, can I do the courses?
  • Yes you can do this course. We start from very basics of finance. We have students from all educational backgrounds doing this course. Moreover, we provide extra classes (at no extra cost) for non-commerce students to bring them at par with other students.
What’s special about KAs program?
  • Faculty from IIM, London School of Economics, Industry Experts
  • Updated course materials
  • Practical Training
  • Live Market set up
  • Latest Software’s
  • Live Project and Live Market Analysis
  • Certified Programme
Is the course conceptual or hands-on?
  • The modules are designed in a very conceptual manner which simplifies the complex financial market. From a research perspective, the incumbent would be exposed to meaningful equity, economic and technical research along with financial modelling; while from a trading perspective, exposure to live trading in equity, derivative, currency and commodity would be provided. The course can serve as a great starting point for a career in the financial markets.
Does Kredent Academy provide placement assistance?
  • For all our job assistance programs we provide full support to each and every eligible student for getting job in financial markets. A recruiter while recruiting looks at two key aspects in a student i.e. Knowledge and practical skills. We help our students in acquiring both during our course.
Who are the potential recruiters?
  • Stock Broking Firms
  • Equity Research Firms
  • Proprietary Trading Desks
  • Portfolio Management Companies
  • Credit Rating Agencies
  • Banks and Investment Banks
  • NBFCs & KPOs
  • Insurance Companies
  • Mutual Funds (AMCs)
  • Financial Advisory Firms
  • Wealth Management Companies
Can I become self-employed after doing this course?
You get sufficient skills to adopt any of the following careers where you will your own boss –
  • Sub-broker
  • Trader
  • Investor
  • Financial Advisor
  • Portfolio Manager