World Business StrategiesServing the Global Financial Community since 2000

Introduction to the Course

The Quantitative Developer Certificate (QDC)

The objective of the course is to develop fundamental skills of quantitative developer role.  The course is of an introductory level and does not require programming experience. The course is designed by practitioners from quantitative finance with experience in model development for derivative pricing and systematic trading. The primary coding languages of the course are Python and C++. As it is essential in finance to work with time series data we introduce database KDB and the language q, which are the leading solutions for storing the timeseries.

The course consists of 5 Modules:

  • Python for Finance, C++ fundamentals and use cases from quantitative finance
  • Data Structures and Algorithms in C++
  • Databases in finance – KDB
  • Design of systematic trading platforms
  • Throughout the course sample test questions from quant interviews will be provided

Six Month Qualification

23 lecture weeks live in London or globally online.

10-12 hours per week. 2 – 3 hours lectures.

5 Module Tests and Final Examination

Throughout the course sample test questions from quant interviews will be provided.


The Thalesians are a group of dedicated professionals with an interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning (ML), quantitative finance, economics, mathematics, physics and computer science, not necessarily in that order.

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  • Discount Structure
  • Super early bird discount
    30% until 29th October 2021

  • Early bird discount
    25% until 3rd December 2021

  • Early bird discount
    15% until 7th January 2022

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