CFA CFA Level 1 Kaplan – Using 2015 CFA Level I to study for 2016 CFA Level I; thoughts?

Kaplan – Using 2015 CFA Level I to study for 2016 CFA Level I; thoughts?

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    • gonvart
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      Guys – wont bore you with the story but basically my last job encouraged (and paid) for us to sign up and study for CFA. I signed up for Level I for June 2015 back around August 2014 and was given the Kaplan books for the 2015 exam. I ended up switching jobs and my manager encouraged me to keep all my material, which I hardly opened.

      I know the curriculum has changed a little (I have found several guides online stating the changes from 2015 to 2016), but I was wondering what your idea was on using that material to study? I would like to use the Qbank which I do not have access to anymore – so I am thinking of re-purchasing the Kaplan material.

      Just wanted to see your thoughts. Much appreciated.

    • hairyfairy
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      The material doesn’t change much from year to year, so you’re safe there for the most part.

      You can find the summary of changes here: https://irfanullah.co/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Level-I-2015-2016-Program-Changes.pdf

      It’s a value question – if you can easily afford the material, then I’d say get the newest stuff (as you say you’ll get better access to materials, and won’t have to wonder about the accuracy of the material all the time).

    • Stuj79
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      I agree with @hairyfairy , as long as you take note of which study sessions have changed from last year and make sure you study those from the latest CFAI material, you should be more than fine using last year’s Schweser stuff.

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