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Schweser vs CFAI

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    • rancfa
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      Hey

      Newbie here (CFA Level 1 Candidate June 2016) almost done with Finc Reporting and Analysis but I’ve been finding the Schweser Concept Checkers and CFAI EOC’s to be pretty different from each other. Shouldn’t the Kaplan questions be specifically tailored to replicate the CFAI material? I find the Kaplan questions seem to be more math focused while the CFAI seems to be a bit more conceptual.

      At first, I started exclusively with the CFAI material and did very well by the time I got to the EOC’s. Of course, the CFAI material takes forever to read so once I received my Schweser material I switched over. I find that once I am done reading a Schweser chapter, I now have a hard time with the CFAI EOC questions.

      Anyone else having a similar experience?

      Thanks!

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      Concept Checkers I find deceptively easy. I find that they serve as a check to see if you’ve read thisbchaoter and that, but very different from the actual exam questions. CFAI EOC is closer.

      Schweser stuff is faster to get through but not as thorough as CFAI. But I couldn’t possibly finish the syllabus on time (I did try) if I only went with CFAI so that’s my reason to use Schweser…

      Schweser doesn’t specifically replicate CFAI – I think it even leaves out certain bits to make the content easier to manage. Of course there is a downside to this optimization, but the upside is that it reads faster.

    • rancfa
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      Thanks for the response. What I am thinking of doing is diversifying my time between practice questions from CFAI, Kaplan and Analyst Notes.

      Ive looked for Old CFA Level 1 exams online but can’t seem to find any. Does anyone out there have these old tests?

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