What will I learn with the XBRL Certification?

The XBRL Foundation course incorporates our proven methods to promote learning, while making the material fun and engaging for the learner. The course will teach you to understand and use the key components and functionalities of Bloom’s taxonomy, Level 1 & 2. You will be introduced to characters representing real-life job roles and facing actual challenges that must be resolved. Case histories demonstrate – not just tell you – how to handle a multitude of situations.

There are five learning modules in the XBRL Foundation Certificate covering a broad range of topics, including a comparison of business reporting methods, the business requirements that drove the development of the XBRL Specification, the general architecture of XBRL, and the specifications main components and the basics of modeling for XBRL taxonomy development.

The modules are presented as a roundtable meeting, allowing learners to experience the deliberations and decision-making process around XBRL implementation as it might occur in the workplace. Various stakeholders such as regulators, filers, and technologists are represented.

The course features an easy-to-use interface and native English speaking actors in the teaching roles. Quizzes at the end of each module reinforce the material that was introduced to you.

At the end of the course you will have a good understanding of:

  • Data exchange formats in the electronic business reporting process (informational and operational reporting, standards, and proprietary solutions).
  • Challenges of electronic communication of business data and how they are addressed by the XBRL standard.
  • Application of XBRL in different reporting scenarios with reference to existing international and national projects.
  • XBRL standard development and governance (key milestones, organization, and supporters).
  • XBRL specifications and their coverage of business-reporting-related functionalities.
  • XBRL architecture: Relation between taxonomies and instance documents.
  • XBRL taxonomy content: Declaration of business concepts, purpose, and semantics of various linkbases.
  • Content of XBRL instance documents: Contexts, fact values, and footnotes.
  • Integration of XBRL in the business reporting chain: Impact of XBRL implementation on data collection, transfer, validation, storage, and subsequent usage. 



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