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What CFA Level 1 materials to use?

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    • Avatar of K002434K002434
        • CFA Level 1

        I registered for my Level 1 CFA in November 2021 and I’m wondering is the CFA handbook the best study method to use? Thank you.

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      • Avatar of Zee TanZee Tan
          • CFA Charterholder

          I’m assuming you’re talking about the CFA Institute curriculum, since the only material from CFA Institute that is called ‘Handbook’ is the The Standards of Practice Handbook, which is useful only for Ethics.

          There isn’t really a ‘best’ study method, as it differs from candidate to candidate. I can tell you that most candidates use third-party provider materials – some to support their learning from the official CFA Institute curriculum, but a lot of them use third-party materials exclusively.

          A lot of candidates do find third-party materials beneficial, by making studying more exam-focused and efficient.

          Here are some guides that may help you:

          If you’re looking at third-party providers, just look at our Exam Materials page and options in our nav bar. Our Free Materials list is also a good place to start.

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        • Avatar of Anky1957Anky1957
            • CFA Level 2

            Many candidates find it helpful to use third-party prep providers who offer study materials specifically tailored for the CFA exams. Some popular providers include Kaplan Schweser, Wiley, and Bloomberg, among others. These providers usually offer study guides, practice questions and online resources to help candidates prepare effectively. Haunt The House

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