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5 Critical Reasons Why You Should Attack CFA Level II Right After Dec Level I

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    • Zee Tan
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      5 Critical Reasons Why You Should Attack CFA Level II Right After Dec Level I

      Posted by Christine Martinez Freedom!!!! You may be experiencing this joy right after December Level I, as famously yelled by Mel Gibson . So the natural question now is, are you going to attempt…

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    • policedog
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      Damn straight. Passed Dec 2013 after just missing out in June 2013, and going for L2 2014!!! No wasted time.

    • Jwa
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      I did this, but was then totally burnt out for LIII and probably started too late. So watch for burnout, or enjoying the six months following June too much…

    • Dan
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      @policedog exact same situation here! I’m going to start studying today 😀

    • RaviVooda
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      I also did my level-2 post the december exam. But it will take really lot of dedication if we start from here. Daily study of atleast 2-3 hours including weekends. By the time you have given you exam, you have almost completely burned out

    • Zee Tan
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      @ravivooda just in time for the 6 month holiday between Levels 2 and 3 then! 🙂

    • sree_sentiments
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      Dear Christine, I too just passed Level 1 in Dec 2013. I crammed last minute and managed to past comfortably. However, I’m in a conundrum. I can clearly see in a lot of forums that Level 2 is apparently the hardest of all. So, I’m still deciding if I should do L2 this June. I can understand the advantages of doing it immediately however I have a full time job, I conduct extra-curricular classes and financially, doing the CFA is pretty expensive for me. So I want to make sure I have enough time to pass L2 without cramming last minute like before. My question is, is there any other disadvantages in your opinion in taking a long break (i.e. 1 year plus) before doing Level 2. Please shed some light. Thanks in advance!

    • christine
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      hey @sree_sentiments

      Like I mentioned and detailed in the blog post, there isn’t really a down-side to taking the L2 as soon as possible, except for the effort needed. And your ‘wasted’ effort will be useful even if you fail – in your retry you’d have studied the material already and gotten yourself an advantage.

      So to answer your question – it’s not that I believe there are X disadvantages to taking a long break, but rather I don’t see any advantage at all.

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      I wrote Level one in December and have signed up for level two in June also. So far I especially agree with #2, having the Level one material relatively fresh in my head has been a big plus. If I’d waited a year I imagine it would take a lot more time to get through the material because I’d for sure have to go back and review.

    • hairyfairy
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      waiting 1.5 years is pretty long. I took L1 in June and already forgotten most stuff. Revising brings it up again quite quickly though.

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