how to prepare and pass CFA Level 1

CFA Level 1: How to Prepare & Pass CFA in 18 Months

How does one obtain the CFA charter as quickly as possible? The fastest route is to pass all 3 exams in less than 2 years, assuming consecutive passes. The path is slightly faster at 12-18 months with new testing schedule of the computer-based exams for all levels from 2021. I somehow managed to do this years ago …

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2022 FRM Exam Dates: Important Deadlines You Need To Know

Similar to CFA exams, GARP has announced that FRM exams will transition to computer-based testing (CBT) from 2021. Whether you are new to FRM exams, or a seasoned Part 2 candidate, here’s a handy summary of all the key FRM exam dates you need to know. And a nice frequently asked questions (FAQ) section too, …

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how to prepare and pass CFA Level 2

CFA Level 2: How To Prepare & Pass CFA In 18 Months

CFA Level 2 is often cited as the most difficult CFA level to handle, although the debate rages on 🙂 I somehow managed to pass Level 2 exam years go whilst working full time. So here’s my CFA Level 2 study guide with some useful tips and insights for your CFA Level 2 preparation. It …

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How to Prepare and Pass CFA Level 3

CFA Level 3: How to Prepare & Pass CFA in 18 Months

I made a rookie mistake in my CFA Level 3 exam years ago, with 3 whole constructed-response questions left to do in 15 minutes. However, what I did next thankfully contributed to an overall pass. Here’s a thorough account of my CFA Level 3 study guide with some useful insights, which I hope would be helpful …

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Plan Your Finance Career Change With Our Free Tool

Did you know that 66% of employed CFA candidates globally are looking to change some aspect of their careers? Career changes can be hard as your pitch has to highlight why your career path so far makes you the best candidate for the job, in spite of the career switch. Especially if you want to change job …

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CAIA Pass Rates: How Difficult Are CAIA Exams?

Are you considering CAIA certification? We often get asked how difficult the CAIA exams actually are. While CAIA pass rates and its historical trend is one way to judge this, it can be tricky to compare difficulty between designations such as CAIA vs. CFA as well. CAIA exams are tough in the sense that you’ll …

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CFA Last Week Prep: Here’s 10 To-Dos Before Exam Day

The final week before exam is finally here. Back then, I still remember feeling what can best be described as equal parts of Zen and zombie. How are you feeling? Tired of all this studying, and just want this to be over? That’s a good place to be in at this stage, as it usually …

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2022 CFA Curriculum Changes: Our Super Summary

Note: This article is for the new 2022 curriculum. For previous year’s info, check out our article on 2020-2021 CFA curriculum changes. The new 2022 CFA curriculum is now out for all 3 levels, given that the L1 Feb22 exam is now open for registration. We have carefully gone through all the 2022 learning outcome …

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CFA Fast Track plan to pass CFA exams in the fastest way

CFA Fast Track: How to Pass the CFA Exams Quickly

It takes an average of 1,000 study hours to obtain a CFA charter, so it is worthwhile investigating the most efficient way to pass before signing up. While there are no shortcuts, there are things you can do to tip the odds in your favour.  Having completed my CFA exams in 18 months years ago …

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Plan Your CFA Registration With Our Handy Journey Planner

After a year of computer-based testing (CBT), CFA Institute has just announced yet another change to the exam windows for 2022-2023 CFA exams. For those considering the CFA exams: How do these changes impact the speed of your path to CFA charter? What are the differences between the various CFA registration options? ​How does that …

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