What is Bloomberg and how can I get the Bloomberg certification?
Market professionals around the world depend on Bloomberg as their source for real-time market data and news for all market sectors. Bloomberg seamlessly integrates data, news, analytics, multimedia reports, e-mail and trading capabilities into a single platform.
As a student, you can access Bloomberg through the Bloomberg terminal at the Social Science Help Desk on Level 1. You can reserve the terminal up to three days in advance by going to http://bloomberg.lib.byu.edu/ . You can reserve it for 30 minutes to 1 hour consecutively, but you can reserve the computer multiple times in a single day. There are also more terminals available on the west side of the Tanner Building on the 2nd floor that are available for use when classes are not using the terminals. Please see the finance department for the username and password for those terminals.
Bloomberg has created and recently revised a training course that will allow you to know some of the ins and outs of using the terminal. In order to receive the new certification, the Acknowledgement of Completion, you must take and pass with 75% or better a core exam as well as market sector exams. To access this training you will need to create your own Bloomberg account by hitting the default key, leaving the username and password blank, then filling out the required information. You can then type into the toolbar on the top to access the videos and exams.
For further information please see our Bloomberg subject guide