cfa vs frm

CFA vs FRM: Which is better for me?

Finance certifications such as CFA and FRM are a cost effective way (compared to an MBA) to give your finance career a boost. We do receive a lot of questions from our readers trying to understand the core differences between CFA vs FRM before making a decision. Hence, for those still on the fence, or …

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CFA online proctored testing (OPT)

CFA Online Proctored Testing (OPT): A Timely Summary

Since the first mention of online proctored testing (OPT) on 12th Jan 2021, CFA Institute has promptly revealed more information about this online proctored exam option in the last few weeks. Here’s a summary of the latest of what we know so far: What is Online Proctored Testing (OPT)? OPT candidates can take exams at …

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CFA exam rescheduling policy

CFA Exam Rescheduling Policy: Can I Change Exam Date or Location?

With so many changes and constant updates in CFA exam policies due to COVID-19, it can be hard to keep up with them when you’re busy studying. And sometimes, life happens and you can no longer attend your scheduled CFA test appointment as originally planned. What are your options then? In this constantly-updated article, we …

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Best Finance Certifications: Our Top List 1

Best Finance Certifications: Our Top List

We’ve had interesting discussions about CFA vs. MBA before, and whether it’s a worthwhile investment. However, that’s not the only alternative qualifications many of us consider in our pursuit of career advancement. With the various professional qualifications available, it can be quite daunting at first when faced with so many unfamiliar acronyms.  In this article, I’ll demystify and compare …

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cfa in college

Should You Consider CFA In College or University?

One of the requirements of enrolling for the CFA exams is that candidates need to be at least in their final year of their bachelor’s degree when registering for Level 1. As of 2019, a significant and fast growing portion of CFA candidates are full-time university students, nearly doubling to 23% in 2019 (12% in 2018). …

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CFA Charterholder Requirements

CFA Requirements: How to Become A Charterholder

For those of you considering the CFA charter, today we will cover exactly what you will need to do in order to obtain and earn the right to use the CFA charter, in fine details – a complete guide on all the CFA requirements you need to be a CFA charterholder. So all you need to do …

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Does CFA Help? Maybe, But It's Not a Golden Ticket to Jobs 2

Does CFA Help? Maybe, But It’s Not a Golden Ticket to Jobs

The CFA charter is a great career enhancer in the right industries and when utilized to its full potential. Although it is challenging to attain, if you are well prepared, it is perfectly possible and will significantly boost your career. That said, does CFA help get you a job in general, or in a particular finance industry? No. …

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what is cfa good for

What Is CFA Good For? A Quick Look at Employers and Job Roles

What is CFA good for, exactly? Somewhere along the way, in the haze of studying, you may wonder whether the CFA journey is worthwhile, or why you even took it in the first place.  It’s not surprising that a large proportion of CFA Program candidates cite career development and advancement as a reason to register for the CFA …

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CFA Exams: 20 Things I Wish I Knew Beforehand 3

CFA Exams: 20 Things I Wish I Knew Beforehand

Umpteen years ago, I signed up for my CFA Level 1 exams as a sprightly, wide-eyed innocent. At that time, I wish I had someone who’d gone through everything to point out the potholes of the journey I’m on. For example, warning me about the difficulty of Level 2 would have saved me a lot of trouble! …

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