If you are willing to do an online course on finance which helps you get a foothold on the basic of finance and asset valuation and also provides a certificate on completion then there is a very good news for all of us willing that.
University of Michigan is offering a free online course on Introduction to finance through Coursera which is expected to introduce you to frameworks and tools to measure value; both for corporate and personal assets. It will also help you in decision-making, again at both the corporate and personal levels.
This course is primarily devoted to the fundamental principles of valuation. You will learn and apply the concepts of time value of money and risk to understand the major determinants of value creation. The course will use both theory and real world examples to demonstrate how to value any asset.
The course is of 10 weeks duration and the next session is expected to be started in January 2013. The best part of the course is that it doesn't require any finance background and students who successfully complete the class will receive a certificate signed by the instructor.
You can checkout the course details here: Free online course on finance with Certification