Marine Veteran Christopher Dabney recently graduated with a degree in finance from the University of Florida. His leadership experience within the military and his professional internships have uniquely prepared him for a career within the financial world. As part of his coursework, Christopher Dabney completed the Bloomberg Essentials Training Program.
The Bloomberg Essentials Training Program, also known as BESS, was created to help finance professionals learn to navigate and access essential information within the Bloomberg software. Within the program, participants watch a series of videos that train them on both the core elements of the software as well as specialized components.
In order to receive an official acknowledgement of completion, participants must complete each of the four core modules (Getting Started, Bloomberg News, Market Monitors and Launchpad, and API) and score a 75 percent on the exam. Then, they must take one or more of the training modules and accompanying exam in the Market Sector section (Equity, Fixed Income, FX, or Commodity).
Each module within the Bloomberg Essentials Training Program takes approximately 30-40 minutes to complete. Participants should plan on spending between six and eight hours to complete the entire program.