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How much time off work before test?

  • This topic has 11 replies, 8 voices, and was last updated Sep-17 by ralu14.
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    • Sophie Macon
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      I’d say 1 week is a happy medium. You wouldn’t want to waste too many holidays for this, and studying 12 hrs a day right before the exams can be counterproductive.

    • mbnmichael17
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      Hi all, what do you think would be an adequate time to take off work before the test for someone who just finished all of the material?

    • hairyfairy
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      I’ve always taken 2 weeks – my firm gives it to me though.

    • Sophie Macon
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      Lucky you @hairyfairy‌ – nice one for scoring that!

    • vincentt
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      @hairyfairy‌ wow that’s extremely generous! I had to take time off from my annual leave 🙁

    • mbnmichael17
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      OK – and here I was thinking that a few days was enough! It’s not a matter of taking time off, the firm will give me the time, it’s just judging what will not burn me out before the exam.

    • Sophie Macon
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      @mbnmichael17‌ – a few days works fine too. Point is to take a few days off, and it depends on the stage of the preparation really. It’s different for each person 🙂

    • Zee Tan
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      A week works fine. 2 weeks is great, but I don’t think you should be pushing 100% for the full 14 days if you do get 2 weeks off…

    • Dan
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      If you are done already with all the material, 2 months before the exam, I don’t think you need any time off!

    • MM12
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      My firm gives me 5 days, but I like to spread them out a bit instead of taking a full week off for dedicated studying. So this year I’ll have the final two days before the exam off, and then a couple of days in each of the two weeks before that.

    • mbnmichael17
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      There’s just so many questions at the end of the CFA books and I need to make sure I know all of them. And of course there is the mock exam. Yipee.

    • ralu14
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      My company doesn’t know I’m doing this since I didn’t tell them. I’m taking 2 days before the exam off and also 1 day in April that I would take off anyway. From what I read here I should be taking more time off. I’m still going through the material and plan on finish all of it beginning of May. Should I consider taking more time off?

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