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Certificate for Specialists in Demand Guarantees (CSDG)

If you wish to do a CSDG designation through an accredited internationally recognised course, then Connect2india will help you in this scenario as Connect2india is now a partner along with the London Institute Of Banking and Finance which is offering this certified course for specialists in Demand Guarantees (CSDG). CSDG gives you a practical knowledge and make you an expertise in the use of guarantees and all these includes industry rules, for example URDG758 and ISP98, legislation and the challenges relating to demand guarantee and standby credits.

Overview of this Bank Guarantee Course

  • Royal Charter approved Qualification
  • Comprehensive training, approved by us
  • Free one year supply of Trade Finance Talks Magazine
  • Written by URDG 758 practitioners and experts

The Certificate for Specialists in Demand Guarantees qualification helps students is developing the students’ understanding of how to make the use of guarantees, industry rules, legislation and the challenges related to demand guarantees and standby credits. CSDG also helps students in demonstrating a high level of expertise and also helps to improve knowledge and understanding of the complex issues that are associated with demand guarantee best practice.

Who is the course for?

This course is basically opted by the students who wish to study URDG758 and ISP98 or those who are interested in studying the area that deals with demand guarantees. This certificate will help you in standing out in the crowd differently as you can easily use the CSDG designation right after your name upon completion.

The CSDG has been designed especially for the professionals that can easily use demand guarantees in their everyday field work lifestyle. If your aim is to break into the industry by impressing hiring managers or looking for a training program that will help in giving your team a competitive edge in today’s hyper-competitive environment, you have chosen the right place.

Why get a CSDG Designation?

You should get a CSDG designation because it makes you a demand guarantee professional through which you can check your knowledge and expertise have you become. Qualifying this certified course will help in developing your understanding in the field of guarantees, industry rules (URDG758), legislation (ISP98) and all the challenges that relate to demand guarantees and standby credits. It also helps you in understanding the complex issues and scenarios that are associated with demand guarantee best practice.

CSDG® helps in developing the knowledge and skills which is required by an individual to manage demand guarantees and identify risks with the help of application of knowledge and checking the accuracy of demand guarantee and standby credit demands. Within this, it also provides a deeper understanding of products, processes, parties, rules and regulations that underpin demand guarantees.

Course Overview

CSDG is basically made up of one mandatory unit, on the Principles and Practices of Demand Guarantees which is to successfully completed in a proper order for you to achieve the certificate

The qualification will help you to:

  • Analyze demand guarantee products and processes and reflect upon your desirability and effectiveness in a variety of scenarios.
  • Apply appropriate rules and guidelines within demand guarantees.
  • Helps you to understand the interrelationships between the various subject disciplines and assimilate these coherently to provide effective solutions.
  • Help in developing an understanding of current technical language, methods and practices of demand guarantees, standby letters of credit and surety ships.
  • select and analyze appropriate data and information from a range of sources
  • increase your ability to work and learn independently

Time required to study

What do you understand by Total Qualification Time (TQT)? It is a prediction of the total time a student without any prior knowledge that might be needed to complete the course.  TQT consists of two elements that include Guided Learning and all other hours: Guided Learning is the total amount of time spent studying under the immediate guidance or supervision of a teacher. All other hours are counted under hours spent unsupervised in research, learning, e- learning, e-assessment, exam preparation, and formal assessments.  CSCF is mainly considered as a distance learning qualification with on-demand examinations through Pearson VUE.

Guided Learning Hours: 0 hours

Other hours: 256 hours

Total Qualification Time: 256 hours

Examination/Assessment and further details

CSDG is a 3-hour 100-mark paper-based objective exam split into two sections:

  • Section A – 50 multiple-choice questions. This component of the examination contains 50 marks.
  • Section B – 10 multiple-choice questions, where one mark will be given for each correct answer; one case study with six linked multiple-choice questions, two questions where you will have to identify one correct answer from a choice of four, one mark for each correct answer. Four questions are reject-or-pay exercises, you have to identify one correct answer from a choice of five, two marks for each correct answer; six simulation document-checking exercises, you have to identify five options from a choice of 10. Each option identified correctly is worth one mark. A total of five marks are available for each simulation exercise. This component of the examination is of 50 marks.

In order to achieve passing marks, you must get a mark of 70% overall (and 60% for Section B). No credits can be claimed for gaining 60% in Section B but failing to gain 70% overall, remember that only overall achievement is graded.

CSDG is examined in over 40 countries at particular designated international centres. April and October are the following months when the exams are held every year. When you are completely done with the CSDG® qualification, the CSDG® designation, the validity of the certificate remains for three years. If you want to regain your designation after this period, you are required to either complete continuing professional development (CPD), then only you can recertify or re-take and pass the examination.

To recertify you are also required to submit 36 CPD Learning hours / PDUs to recertify successfully.

What Learning resources are given to you?

Remember that CSDG is a self-study qualification. Following registration, you will be sent a detailed study text that will be covering all the syllabus and containing review questions and activities. A specimen paper is also available for you to download. Besides any printed materials, students will also receive online access to the study resources.

Following are the study materials that will be included in your registration fee and are available immediately after registration:

  • online access through My LIBF to all the learning materials and to Knowledge Bank
  • a unit syllabus
  • Study text
  • specimen paper
  • a student-led forum