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The FAPRO <GO> function on the Bloomberg Terminal maps the CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge to 400 Bloomberg functions. CFAPRO enables you to drill down into Learning Outcome Statements, discover Bloomberg functions that best illustrate the academic finance concepts then springboard quickly and easily to those relevant functions.
If you are interest to learn more about Bloomberg, here are some ways:
1. Training videos: Book and login to one of the Bloomberg terminals located in our Investment Studio. Type in BU and hit enter (<GO>
2. Bloomberg Market Concepts: BMC <GO> and register with your SMU email for the Bloomberg Market Concepts course. The course is available for free via the terminal.
5. Occasionally, there will be Bloomberg demo session held on campus. Watch out for emails from the library on when to register for these sessions.