Forex online course
Forex online course: Interview with Wayne Walker
By Morten Flate Paulsen
On March 16, 2015, I received this intriguing e-mail request from Wayne Walker about a forex online course. Four weeks later, after a few Skype meetings and frequent e-mail exchanges, the first student enrolled in our forex online course: GCMS Trading diploma.
I think Wayne’s experiences are interesting to share with others with ambitions to offer online courses. So, I made this e-mail interview with him to find out what he thought about this virtual, and quite swift, forex online course development process.
Dear Morten Paulsen /NooA
My firm specializes in practical capital markets education. We have strong track record over the years with in-person teaching. We are in the process of expanding our content online and exploring other channels for distribution. Please let me know what is needed for this to happen with NooA. Attached is a brief overview of some of our accomplishments.
Wayne Walker 帷幄客
GCMS – Walker eTraining, the specialists in practical capital markets education
Morten Flate Paulsen: The first time we talked on Skype, I guessed you were American, and I did not realise that you actually were in Copenhagen. Now, I wonder were you originally come from and why you are in Denmark?
Wayne Walker: I’m an ex-New Yorker living in Scandinavia. My connection to Copenhagen is a mix of business and personal. The business, from my previous positions at Saxo Bank, one of the pioneers in online Forex trading. Now I have a family here and I enjoy it.
MFP: Why did you want to have a forex online course?
WW: The push for the forex online course came due to the growing demand I saw from people who were unable to attend our GCMS classes in Northern Europe due to work schedules, timing and in some cases the hassles of getting visas (for those outside EU).
MFP: How did you hear about Campus NooA and why did you choose to contact us?
WW: My connection to NooA came from a past student, who incidentally has started his own education firm. The decision to proceed was based on both the quality of the courses and educators connected with NooA.
MFP: What are your experiences with the forex online course development process and the collaboration with Campus NooA?
WW: In a word, professionalism! I have dealt with several players in the industry, and to date the responsiveness and professionalism experienced with NooA is unmatched.
MFP: Are there any special features with your forex online course or opportunities in the learning platform that you appreciate and want to highlight?
The key benefit is the emphasis on practicality. Coming students have the security of knowing the content they will learn has been taught, tested and refined over years from our in-person classes with finance professionals and elite university students.
MFP: Finally, is there anything more you would like to add?
WW: Yes, our course is practical and open to anyone willing to learn. Over the years, besides finance professionals, we have had attendees from varied backgrounds for example Danish Royal Opera singers, programmers, even ballet dancers.
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Teacher and course designer: Wayne Walker
Wayne Walker is course developer and teacher for the trading courses at Campus NooA.
Wayne Walker is the Director of a global capital markets education and consulting firm. He has several years experience in leading and coaching teams of Investment Advisors and has managed top performing teams in the Private Client Group based on Bench Mark Earnings (BME). Mr. Walker has trained traders of the Citi-FX Pro program in London. He also developed the ‘Trading Rights’ program at Saxo Bank by which Investment Advisors were required to complete before being allowed to trade. He is a certified trainer in Markets in Financial Instrument Directive (MiFID) EU and is qualified to advise «A» clients.
Mr. Walker is a frequently invited guest capital markets commentator on several live international TV & radio programs. He was an invited speaker at the 2009 Regional Conference on Investments and the Capital Markets where he delivered a presentation on «Accumulating Wealth through the Regional Stock Exchange» to regional Heads of States and Finance Ministers in Montego Bay at the Rose Hall Country Club.
Mr. Walker is available, to suitable candidates, for trade coaching and portfolio consulting.
Mr. Walker holds the several certifications and has worked in following positions:
- Director-Founder, (GCMS) Global Capital Market Solutions, Denmark
- Manager, Sales Trading, North America & Middle East, Saxo Bank, Denmark
- B.sc State University of New York, College at Buffalo, USA
- NASD Series 3 – License to trade & advise on futures contracts in the US Market
- ACI (Financial Markets) Dealing Certificate – Passed with Distinction (highest level), France
- Trained in Bloomberg & UBS Bank’s FX Options quoting software
GCMS Trading diploma testimonials
Here are four trading diploma testimonials from students at GCMS – Global Capital Market Solutions
Trading diploma testimonial from Tilman Koblitz:
I just wanted to give you a quick feedback of how useful the Advanced GCMS Trading Diploma that I took in January at CBS has been for me so far.
I finished my PhD in Wind Energy, and had job interviews since. Especially for a technical guy like me that tried to break into energy & commodity trading, it has been extremely useful to have your Diploma on my CV. In almost every job interview the hiring manager asked me about the diploma, and according to their feedback it often made the difference between me and other applicants. Compared to studying 3 years for my PhD and 5 years for my master degree, your course at CBS was one of the best time and money I invested into my education.
After having had different offers I decided to start as an «Asset Optimization Continental Manager» on the commodity trading desk in Amsterdam.
Trading diploma testimonial from Søren, an engineer with zero trading experience:
I’ve spent my morning watching some of your educational videos and some of your written material. Decided to follow your setup and tips in the Practical Trading Guide «Golden nuggets» that you shared the other day. Safe to say, I actually manage to find a good short opportunity using Bollinger Bands and RSI together for the first time. So far I am in for a good profit, have a great weekend!
Trading diploma testimonial from Azur Jasarevic:
I want to thank you for a great course! I find you truly inspiring and I want you to know that you have opened my eyes for trading!
I believe that anyone can acquire the knowledge needed to educate, but a lot of them fail when it comes to delivering the message to others. This is where you truly amazed me, how pedagogical, motivational and charismatic you were. With that said, I sincerely hope that you will keep on educating people, because what you are doing, and mainly how you are doing it, is genuinely appreciated.
I wish you the best of luck in your future!
Trading diploma testimonial from Fernandes, Quantitative Developer at RBS Global Banking & Markets:
I was at one of your trading courses and it was actually very helpful at my new job as quant developer at Royal Bank of Scotland. I actually understand their products and trading systems.
GCMS Trading diploma testimonials
FAQ about GCMS and the course
How close is the e-learning program to the in person classes?
Very close, it offers the same practical capital markets product knowledge & trading exercises. The diploma requires passing the interactive online exams & completion of hands-on trading exercises.
What about outside of Europe?
We have been invited by and taught at some of the top universities in Asia & the Caribbean. A partial list here: http://www.gcmsonline.info/press
If I do not want a diploma, can I still do the course?
Yes, GCMS recognises that while you are looking for quality education, you may not want a diploma, therefore the final exam is optional.
Is there a trading platform with live prices to practice on as I learn?
Yes, our students have special access to an award winning multi-asset & multi-lingual trading platform.
Which payment methods do you accept?
We accept payments through Visa, AmericanExpress, Discover, PayPal, and MasterCard.
What if I decide that I want to attend the in person classes after e-learning?
No problem, all e-learning students are welcome at a deeply discounted rate.
Are there any prerequisites to enroll in the course?
It is preferable that students enrolling have basic proficiency in mathematics, English, as well as basic computer skills.
Is there personal support during & after the course?
Yes, we will assist you with our private online group, email servicing, and Skype by request.
What are some of the countries that GCMS students come from?
Jamaica, China, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, South Africa, Norway, Italy, Finland, Pakistan, France, Germany, Morocco, USA, Portugal, Bangladesh, Brazil, Israel, Singapore, Lithuania, Turkey, Taiwan, UK, Russia, Uruguay, Egypt, Trinidad & Tobago, Philippines, Canada, Japan, Iceland, Dominican Republic, India, Romania, New Zealand, Latvia, Uzbekistan, Greece, Uganda, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Hungary, Australia, Spain, Kenya, Austria, Mexico, Thailand, Somalia, Monaco (as of Q1 2015)
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