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7 Benefits of CFA Charter You Should Know

Should you take the CFA exams? What are the benefits of CFA program? Each year, hundreds of thousands of professionals ponder about this. Here’s a straight-to-the-point, frank list of reasons why a CFA designation could be useful to you (even at Level 1), compiled by us here at 300Hours (we are charterholders, by the way). …

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What Is CFA Exam? A Useful Beginner’s Guide

Considering the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification and wondering what is it all about? ​Here’s our ultimate, summarized CFA exam overview on all the details you need to know. What is CFA exam about? A quick overview The CFA charter is a world-renowned qualification in the investment management sector, and increasingly the “gold standard” for portfolio managers, wealth …

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Should You Consider CFA In College or University?

Can you take CFA Level 1 in college? Yes, according to CFA Level 1’s entry requirements, the earliest candidates can register for CFA Level 1 is when they have 2 years (instead of one year) remaining in their undergraduate degree. But, should you be taking CFA Level 1 in college though? I think it depends, …

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Should I Be Taking the CFA Without Finance Background?

If you’re studying for the CFA without finance background, would that put you at a disadvantage when it comes to passing the exams? Since 2012, we have built up a robust, 12 years worth of data from our awesome readers to answer that very question. Each time when CFA results are announced, our readers shared …

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CFA vs CPA: Which Is Best For You?

There is understandably a lot of comparison and confusion between different financial qualifications. CFA vs CPA is no exception – they even sound similar! We have had chartered accountants share their CFA experiences before, but in this article we will specifically compare the CPA and CFA charter in all aspects: career paths, exam formats, exam …

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CFA Exam Exemptions: A Big Perk You Should Know

We’ve gone through the direct advantages of pursuing the CFA charter. Although there are currently no exemptions on the CFA exams itself, are you aware that the CFA Program could be getting you fast-tracked through things like: Whether you are a CFA candidate or charterholder, it’s always a good idea to check if other certification …

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CFA Deferral Policy: How to Make Exam Changes, Simplified

With so many changes and constant updates in CFA exam policies recently, 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 summarize the …

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CFA Work Experience Requirements: A Crystal Clear Guide

Did you know that there has been some changes to the CFA work experience guidelines that affect both CFA program enrollment criteria and CFA charter applications? And what does ‘relevant’ work experience really mean when you’re applying for your CFA charter? No worries, we will take you through this tangled web of mess logically so …

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CFA Entry Requirements: A Detailed Overview

There are currently more than 175,000 individuals CFA charterholders globally, and this number is only expected to increase. The first step of becoming a CFA charterholder is to register for CFA Level 1. This brings up a handful of important questions: If you’re considering the CFA Program, check the list below to ensure you meet …

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CFA Refund and Withdrawal Policy, Clearly Explained

‘How to get a CFA exam refund’ has never really been a frequently asked question, but then the pandemic happened. This has triggered a few changes in the CFA refund policy since then. In this article, we’ll go through the refund options available to candidates – which can be different depending on individual circumstances. How …

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