[FA115] AIF – FIX Toolkit

Duration of Course: Two days

Course Covers

What is FIX?

The Financial Information Exchange (FIX) protocol is a technical specification for electronic communication of trade-related messages. More precisely, the FIX protocol is a series of messaging specifications developed through the collaboration of banks, broker-dealers, exchanges, industry utilities and associations, institutional investors and information technology providers from around the world. These market participants share a vision of a common global language for automated trading of securities, derivative and other financial instruments (See http://www.fixprotocol.org for more information).

What is the ARENA Integration Framework for FIX?

The ARENA Integration Framework (AIF) for FIX makes it easy for Front Arena users to connect to any broker or exchange that uses FIX for the electronic communications of orders and trades.

The course covers:

Becoming familiar with the ARENA integration framework (AIF) for FIX

  1. What participants can do with the AIF for FIX
  2. How participants can benefit from the mapping structure
  3. Which components are involved
  • Hands-on – AMAS FIX toolkit
    1. Installation
    2. Configuration and adaptation
    3. Testing and deployment
  • Hands on – ARENA FIX Gateway (AFG)
    1. Installation
    2. Configuration and adaptation
    3. Testing and deployment

Course Benefits

AIF-FIX Certification

This certificate comprises two parts. The first part (D06F) consists of nine multiple-choice or one-line answers. You will receive grading on this part of the test immediately. The second part (D06M) consists of three essay-style questions.

Click here to register for the AIF-FIX certification program and assessments D06F/D06M.

Goal of the Course

  • After the course, participants will understand the overall scope of the AIF for FIX from a functional and technical perspective and be prepared to configure and adapt both the AMAS FIX toolkit and the ARENA FIX Gateway (AFG).

Participants will be able to understand the context within which the various customization tools function.

  • Participants will be trained to use the toolkits for AMAS and AFG.
  • After the course, participants can take a test that offers AIF-FIX Certification (see info box below).

Target Audience

  • Application and system managers wishing to learn how to adapt a FIX based integration into Front Arena
  • Developers who are going to use AIF for FIX
  • Registered partners involved in deliveries and implementation projects based on the FIX protocol

Participants must be employed by a customer of Front Arena or an authorized Front Arena partner.

Required Knowledge Level

Our intention is to secure maximum value for course participants, so candidates new to Front Arena are not suited to this education.

  • At least one year of experience as a system administrator with Front Arena, including AMAS/AIMS components. Alternatively, participation and understanding of the course Front Arena – Overview for Managers and Developers
  • Knowledge of how to start and stop system components such as an AMAS
  • Knowledge of the TNPFind component for monitoring and troubleshooting (see Kbase document FCA1319)
  • Participants must have a basic understanding of the FIX protocol.

Type of Course: Technical


Price for course + price for certification

Certification Exam Details

FIX certification required for using FIX with Front Arena