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    • fabeer
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      Hi 

      Should I buy any third party books or books provided by cfa institute is enough to study for the June2015 exam?

    • WesMantooth
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      the CFA books are more than enough! It is more a matter of if you have time to go through all that material or if you learn better from a different modality (videos, flash cards, etc…)
      I have only ever used one 3rd party provider, Schweser, and it worked for me. They offer the Schweser notes which are a condensed version of the CFA texts and a multitude of other study materials.
      Take a cruise through the other articles/threads on here and you will find lots of guidance on this topic.

    • PaulAdaptPrep
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      The CFA Institute material is sufficient for the knowledge and is the de facto source.

      Depending on your experience/education, it may or may not be the most efficient route to study. My friend Ben wrote a blog post on his tips for an efficient study method.

      In addition, the examples in the books are probably not enough practice. The last 1-1.5 months should include LOTS of practice doing mock exams.

      At Passed Tense we also recommend practice after each chapter and then practicing again a few weeks later to ensure retention. Our Passed Tense Adapt Exam Engine was designed to provide both the full exam practice and the need for regular topical quizzes.

    • fabian
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      Third party books are a good bet, if you can afford the extra cash. The blog has an offers page that you can try some samples or get discounts.

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