CFA Exam Day: 7 Game-Changing Dos and Don'ts 1

CFA Exam Day: 7 Game-Changing Dos and Don’ts

As the exam approaches, we hope you’re finishing up the last of your planned practice exams! How you actually perform on exam day, however, can also be affected by issues that could potentially be avoided.  We’ve listed the most important dos and don’ts for candidates to follow – pay attention, any one of them could mean …

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How to display CFA status on resume CV LinkedIn Business Cards

How To Properly Display CFA On Resume, LinkedIn & Business Cards

With 45% of candidates registering for CFA exams for career reasons, it is crucial to keep your “personal marketing materials”, i.e. CV/resume, LinkedIn, business cards and even email signature, up-to-date to reflect your latest accomplishments in the CFA Program.  However, did you know about CFA Institute’s strict guidelines on the CFA designation usage on any written …

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How Is The CFA Exam Graded? We explain the CFA grading system

How Is The CFA Exam Graded? Your Questions Answered

Have you ever wondered how is the CFA exam graded? A while ago I actually researched and considered applying to be a CFA exam grader. Although I ultimately decided not to apply, I learned a lot about the CFA grading process and what the CFA Institute goes through to get your results to you.  That …

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Your Essential Eight-Point Checklist for the Final CFA Exam Month 2

Your Essential Eight-Point Checklist for the Final CFA Exam Month

What should you be doing in the last month of CFA exam prep? Here’s an 8-point checklist to go through. Among all the chaos, prioritization and focus are key in the last month. To keep things simple for you, here are 8 concise pointers to take note on to utilize your last month effectively to maximize …

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CFA Exam Results: How to Interpret CFA Results Charts 3

CFA Exam Results: How to Interpret CFA Results Charts

What can your CFA exam results charts tell you? More than you may think. To help you get the most out of your CFA exam results, we’ve put together a guide with: CFA exam results samples, step-by-step guidance on how to interpret CFA results charts, and how you can use this to improve your performance. Understanding …

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Warning: Don't Discuss CFA® Exam Questions. It's Simply Not Worth It 4

Warning: Don’t Discuss CFA® Exam Questions. It’s Simply Not Worth It

By Christine Do not discuss CFA exam questions after the exam. Verbally or online. PCP (disciplinary) cases opened by the CFA Institute have increased year on year, and more and more candidates are being sanctioned by the CFA Institute for non-compliant behavior. Every exam, hundreds of candidates get their exam invalidated because of suspicious behavior, …

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How to Tell if You're Nearly Ready for the CFA Exam 5

How to Tell if You’re Nearly Ready for the CFA Exam

By Marc Approaching the Big Day, it is natural for CFA candidates to be wondering if they are making sufficient progress in their exam preparations. Or, put more bluntly, you may be asking yourself, “Am I where I should be?” Ultimately, it’s impossible to answer that question – at least not until you get your …

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A Chat with CFA Institute About the New CFA Exam Results Format 7

A Chat with CFA Institute About the New CFA Exam Results Format

By Zee, interviewing CFA Institute As you probably know, the CFA Institute recently changed their results format to a new, visual format (here’s our guide on how to interpret the new results charts). Naturally this generated a lot of interest among ourselves and our readers, so we reached out to CFA Institute to speak to …

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