CFA Exams: 20 Things I Wish I Knew Beforehand 1

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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CFA vs CPA_ Which Suits You Better

CFA vs CPA: Our Super Comparison Guide

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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May 2021 CFA Exams Cancelled in Multiple Locations [Latest List] 2

May 2021 CFA Exams Cancelled in Multiple Locations [Latest List]

20th May 2021: May 2021 CFA exams in Buenos Aires, Argentina changed to partial closure 17th May 2021: Full closure in Taipei, Taiwan 14th May 2021: Partial closings in 5 more locations 13th May 2021: Kathmandu full closure and partial closing in Vietnam and Colombo, Sri Lanka. 11th May 2021: Partial closings in 6 more …

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CFA computer based testing guide

A Super Guide To CFA Computer Based Testing (CBT) From 2021

Way back in March 2019, CFA Institute first announced that CFA Level 1 will be transitioning to computer-based testing (CBT). Then came 2020, a year of significant change for CFA exams. CFA Institute announced in August 2020 that all 3 levels of the CFA exams will be computer-based from 2021. Yes, there are changes in …

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cfa vs mba

CFA vs MBA: Which Is Better for Your Career?

As we’ve covered the MBA subject by looking at CFA Program business schools, a natural follow up question would be: CFA vs MBA, which should I go for? Like most comparisons, the answer is – it depends. Firstly, it’s not straightforward to compare a CFA charter and an MBA – they’re fundamentally different creatures addressing different disciplines. …

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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 3

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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