Certified Equity Research Analyst

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  2. 2. Receive Online e-Learning Access (LMS)
  3. 3. Take exam online anywhere, anytime
  4. 4. Get certified & Increase Employability

Test Details

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • No. of questions: 50
  • Maximum marks: 50, Passing marks: 25 (50%).
  • There is NO negative marking in this module.
  • Online exam.

Benefits of Certification

$49.00 /-
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Why should I take Equity Research certification?

Equity analysts perform investment research and examine the financial condition of a company or a group of companies. Equity Analysts find employment in brokerage firms, financial KPOs, investment research firms, private equity firm/venture capital fund, portfolio management companies.

Learn & Master

  • Economic Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Industry Analysis
  • Company Analysis Valuation
  • Modelling

How will I benefit from Equity Research certification?

The course focuses on developing the necessary skills for the purpose of advising investors and financial institutions to make profitable investment decisions in the capital market by providing a brief overview of the global markets and an understanding of the stock market movements. The certification assesses the candidate’s qualitative and quantitative skills for stock evaluation, analyzing and interpretation of annual reports and the basic techniques of valuation.

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Companies that hire Equity Research Analyst

Vskills certified candidates in Equity research will find employment in companies like Religare Securities Ltd, ICICI Direct, Aditya Birla Money Ltd, Kotak Securities Limited, HDFC Securities Limited, India Infoline Services.

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  • Goals of Equity Research
  • Elements of Equity Research
  • Process of Equity Research
  • Types of Research
  • Classification of Stocks and Market participants
  • Concept of Equity Markets and Valuation
  • Role of Analyst
  • Role of Equity Research in Capital Market
  • Different approaches of Equity Research
Economic Analysis
  • Need and advantages of economic analysis
  • Inter-relationship between Stock Markets and Macroeconomy
  • Index and Indicators
  • Interest Rates
  • Fiscal and Monetary Policy
Corporate Finance
  • Fundamentals of Business Finance, Analysis and Investment
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Evaluation of Investments
  • Evaluating Marketable Securities
  • Financial Decisions
  • Capital Structure
  • Value and Capital Budgeting
  • Corporate Financial Planning
  • Cash and Credit Management
Industry Analysis
  • Competitive Business Strategies
  • Tools and Policies in Industrial Analysis
  • Porter’s Five Force Analysis and Generic Strategies
  • Industrial Forces
Company Analysis
  • Management System and Business Analysis
  • Types of Financial Statements
  • Sources of data for Financial Statements
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Growth Rate Sustainability
  • Cash Flow Valuation Process
  • Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
  • Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT)
  • Understanding Competition and Revenue Drivers
  • Concept of valuation
  • Models of valuation
  • Technique of valuation
  • Forecasting and Growth Rate Analysis
  • Preparing Research Reports
  • Discount cash Flow Valuation Model
  • Dividend Discount Models
  • Gordon Growth Model
  • Free Cash Flow Models
  • Relative Valuation Models
  • SOTP Valuation


  • Explains the goals of equity research involving holistic overview of the business and analyzing its qualitative and quantitative aspects
  • Provides an overview of the process of equity research and essential elements for equity research
  • Describes the different types of equity research such as private equity research, contra-investments etc
  • Describes the process flow in equity markets and its functioning
  • Describes the classification of stocks and various participants in the markets
  • Provides a brief overview of the motives and process involved in equity valuation
  • Describes the role of an analyst in the process of equity research and valuation
  • Describes the concept of alpha and its usage in performance evaluation of an investment
  • Explains the role of equity research in capital market
  • Illustrates the different approaches to equity research such as Top-Down-Bottom-Up approach, DCF, DDM, FCFF etc
Economic Analysis
  • Explains the need and advantages of economic analysis
  • Explains the need and importance of macro and macro economic analysis
  • Explains the inter-relationship between stock markets and macroeconomy
  • Explains the role of indices and indicators in the process of equity research
  • Explains the types of interest rates and their inter-relationship
  • Provides a brief overview of the fiscal and monetary policies
Corporate Finance
  • Explains the fundamentals of business finance, process involved in analysis and investment
  • Explains the scope, elements and objectives of financial management
  • Explains the functions of financial management and financial instruments
  • Explains the process involved in the financial evaluation of investments and marketable securities
  • Explains the concept of NPV and capital budgeting
  • Illustrates the concept of financial planning and financing decisions
  • Explains the concept of capital structure – corporate financing decisions, limits to the use of debt, valuation and capital budgeting for leveraged firms and dividend policy
Industry Analysis
  • Explains the competitive business strategies and their sources of evaluation such as the industry, firm and competitive reaction
  • Explains the various tools and policies in industrial analysis such as S-curve approach, SWOT analysis etc
  • Illustrates the Porter’s Five Force Analysis and Porter’s Generic Strategies
Company Analysis
  • Provides a brief understanding of the management system and overview of the steps involved in the process of business analysis
  • Explains the different types of financial statements and their interpretation
  • Explains the various sources of data collection for financial statements
  • Describes the process of financial statement analysis
  • Describes the Growth Rate Sustainability
  • Explains the process of cash flow valuation and the techniques of valuation
  • Explains the concept of Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), assumptions of CAPM, problems of CAPM, concept of efficient frontiers etc
  • Explains the Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT) Models, relationship of with CAPM, relation between APT and asset management
  • Provides a brief understanding of the role of competition and revenue drivers during company analysis
  • Explains the fundamental concepts of equity valuation
  • Illustrates about the different types of valuation models such as Cash Flow Models, Asset Based Models, Relative Valuation and Option Based Models
  • Illustrates the various valuation techniques such as interpreting financial statement, cash flow statements, ratio analysis etc
  • Describes the process involved in forecasting and growth rate analysis
  • Describe the process and steps involved in preparation of research reports
  • Explains in detail the purpose and application of Dividend Discount Models, Gordon Growth Model, Free Cash Flow Models, Relative Valuation Models and SOTP Valuation


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