Certified Financial Technologist, CFT

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Apart from public, instructor-led classes, we also offer private in-house trainings for organizations based on their needs. Call us at +852 2116 3328 or email us at [email protected] for more details.
About the Certification

The CFT certification is developed by IFTA, the Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia, the only CFT certification body in Asia. It is also a non-profit organisation which was established in September 2017 with a mission and a vision to nurture global FinTech talent with the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional conduct.

Training Highlight
  • 28 hours of instructor -led professional training
  • KORNERSTONE is the Only Authorised Training Partner of CFT in Hong Kong
  • Multi-instructor will be involved
  • Advanced Professional Certification will be available for further development in specific domain
Training Outlines
  • Basic Python Programming
  • Big Data on AWS Overview
  • Overview on Fintech – Blockchain
  • RPA – UiPath Fundamentals
  • Overview of AI Applications in Finance
Learning Objectives
  • Develop expertise in financial data analysis and modeling, including the use of statistical techniques, machine learning algorithms, and big data analytics to analyze financial data.
  • Learn how to design and implement complex financial systems using advanced programming languages and tools, such as Python, R, and MATLAB.
  • Gain practical experience in building and deploying fintech applications using cloud-based platforms and services, such as AWS
  • Develop a deep understanding of blockchain technology, including its underlying principles, architecture, and applications in fintech.
  • Learn about the latest developments in decentralized finance (DeFi), including smart contracts, decentralized exchanges, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
  • Explore the latest advancements in payment technologies, including digital wallets, mobile payments, and instant payments.
  • Gain knowledge of the latest cybersecurity threats and solutions in fintech, including secure coding practices, threat modeling, and vulnerability assessment.
  • Learn about the latest advancements in financial infrastructure, including open banking, application programming interfaces (APIs), and
    microservices architecture.
  • Gain practical experience in designing and implementing fintech solutions for specific use cases, such as lending, insurance, and wealth management.
Examination Details

Format: Multiple choice question

Venue: Online Platform

No. of Question: 70-80

Exam Duration: 60-90 mins

Exam Fee:

HKD 3,000

-20% discount for early bird (HKD 2,400) – before 9th March 2024

-Including a complimentary first-year membership (worth HKD 2,800) upon passing of exam

Registration Time: Normally the students will take the exam within one month upon the completion of the course programme

Registration Method: Exam Intention survey will be sent to students to proceed with the next step


Jeffery Ng, CFA, MBA, CFT Vice President of IFTA

His passion is to bring prosperity to Asia growth via financial and technological advancement, at the same time solving the skills gap of the next generation. He is the author of 金融中的人工智能 and Hands-On Artificial Intelligence for Banking: A practical guide to building intelligent financial applications using machine learning techniques


Simon Mok, M.Phil. Computer Science

He works as a Chief Technology Officer as well as a professional IT trainer, includes software development projects, specializing in IT service management, full-stack web-based and mobile apps development, software testing, Internet security, AWS web services, big data, databases and NoSQL. He is a holder of many professional qualifications from Microsoft (MCSE, MCSD), Oracle (MySQL and Oracle databases), Exin (ITIL, ISO 20000), and more. On top of his identity of CTO


Raymond Tsang, M. Sc

As a Senior Technical Trainer at Cloud Vendor, he is delivering engaging and effective learning solutions to various clients, ranging from enterprise, government, to university sectors. With over 20 years of IT education experience, he developed and facilitated courses on cloud computing, web development, app development, security, infrastructure, SEO, and SEM, using PHP, Linux, and Microsoft technologies


Eddie Chou

Eddie Chou is an innovative engineer and serial entrepreneur with a wealth of experience over 25 years. He has managed operations, and built a strong network across South East Asia, United Kingdom, and the United States. During this time, he lead several successful startups and served as Chief Technical Officer / Chief Machine Designer for US & Hong Kong listed companies. He has been focused on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency – Providing consultative services and educational seminars to corporates, associations, and individuals

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