Tech Skills for Programmers & Non-Programmers

CFA Society Los Angeles and Cognitir have partnered to create practical, hands-on training courses that are designed to provide finance, investment, and business professionals with the most in-demand tech skills in the industry today. We offer two tracks to help you plan your professional development—programming and non-programming—and the option to purchase course bundles for a significant savings, but all courses are available for individual enrollment*.

Programming Track

The courses in the programming track are designed for individuals who want to obtain hands-on technical skills. Individuals who take these courses will be trained to create their own models and code to become more data-driven decision makers and improve work efficiency. They will be able to work even more collaboratively with IT/dev teams to solve challenging business and finance problems in their organizations. As such, all of workshops in the programming track employ computer programming and expose participants to the industry’s most popular tools.

Courses in the Programming Track:


upcoming programming courses
Introduction to Time Series Analysis in Python


Non-Programming Track

The courses in the non-programming track are designed for participants who wish to build strong technical foundations but do not necessarily need to learn how to code. This track helps participants increase their technical IQs and understand the broader technology landscape with the aim of catalyzing the creativity needed to help them develop and sustain competitive advantages through technology.

Given the content and non-programming nature of the courses, participants in managerial roles can greatly benefit from all the content, although all professionals are welcome.

Courses in the Non-Programming Track:


upcoming non-programming courses


Introduction to Blockchain - POSTPONED




Price Per Course:

  Early Registration
(Ends two-weeks prior
to course start date)
Regular Registration
CFALA Members             $399               $499  
Non-Members             $499               $599  


Participants also have the option to purchase bundles of courses for additional savings:

  • Choose any 3 courses and take 10% off early registration fees — $1,077.30 for CFALA Members; $1347.30 for Non-members.
  • Choose any 4 courses and take 15% off early registration fees — $1,356.60 for CFALA Members; $1696.60 for Non-members.



* Certain advanced courses require prerequisite training (through Cognitir's Tech Skills Training or equivalent background) to be able to enroll. See individual course info pages for list of prerequisites or contact Cognitir at or (908) 505-5991 for more information.

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