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A well-deserved reputation as a quality CFA provider with stellar video instruction and materials

About IFT

IFT CFA has helped thousands of candidates successfully prepare for all three levels of the CFA Program exam since 2011.

IFT’s guiding mantra is to understand and practice – to develop a thorough understanding of fundamental concepts via active learning and worked examples.

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IFT is one of many CFA prep providers that CFA candidates choose. Here are some recommended partner providers for the CFA exams:

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IFT: Packages and Offers

What study packages are available for the CFA Program?

IFT’s study packages are simple to understand – Basic, Basic Plus or Premium. They also offer a free full topic course at each level and live (Zoom) classes alongside their ‘core’ study packages.

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Basic

Their ‘bare-bones’ package, including:

  • Video Lectures
  • Lecture Slides
  • Active-Learning
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Basic Plus

All Basic features, plus on-demand Instruction and Review features:

  • Video Lectures
  • Lecture Slides
  • Active-Learning
  • Study Notes
  • Question Bank
  • Topic Exams
  • Practice Problem Videos
  • Key Facts & Formulas Sheet
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Premium

All Core features, plus live Instruction and Review features:

  • Video Lectures
  • Lecture Slides
  • Active-Learning
  • Study Notes
  • Question Bank
  • Topic Exams
  • Practice Problem Videos
  • Key Facts & Formulas Sheet
  • Q&A with Instructor
  • High-Yield Course
  • Mock Exams
  • Pass Protection

Need help choosing the right package for you?

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IFT’s current CFA offers and deals

We don’t have any CFA offers for IFT at the moment, but we do have offers from other CFA providers. Here are a few – you can view the full list at our Offers page.

Study and Review Materials

IFT CFA Study and Review Materials

Study Notes: IFT’s Study Notes are thorough

IFT’s study notes are called, well, Study Notes, and covers all learning outcomes in the curriculum. This is provided in PDF – there are no print copies available.

The format is pretty sensible, helpful, and explanations are clear. IFT has gone through the curriculum and highlights particular areas where they believe is important. Walkthroughs and examples throughout the notes to clearly illustrate the concepts explained.

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The quality of CFA instruction can vary a lot. In our candidate ratings, we’ve rated top CFA exam providers specifically by the quality of their CFA classes. You can check out their individual reviews and ratings here:

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Practice Questions and Mock Exams

IFT CFA Practice Questions and Mock Exams

Question Banks: practice with thousands of questions online

IFT is known for being an evangelist of practicing hard for the CFA exams. “Practice to pass” makes perfect sense, and is something 300Hours also strongly recommends. To back that up, IFT provides a solid Question Bank product, with over 3,000 questions at L1 and 2,000 questions at L2. At L3, the Question bank crucially covers all readings with both vignettes and essay questions.

Most standard features are available, such as detailed answer explanations, organized by CFA reading, automatic grading and review-later options.

For a full guide to practice questions, see our Practice Questions guide.

CFA Classes, Courses and Videos

IFT CFA Classroom, Video and Review Courses

Classroom & Video Courses: Attend live online or OnDemand

IFT’s Live Classes are a 6-month course, consisting of twice-weekly, two-hour classes.

The classes focus on the application of studied concepts to exam questions. They are designed assuming that you’ve done your studying already – you’re there to learn how to apply your knowledge and answer exam questions.

During the class, CFA readings are summarized or discussed, before walking through practice questions for the reading. The class uses CFA Institute curriculum practice problems, also known as end-of-chapter (EOC) questions. If you have questions, you can ask them as you go along, either via voice or chat.

CFA providers with the best-rated online platforms

Depending on tech implementation, CFA online learning platforms can range from smooth-sailing to utter crap. Most CFA providers with online-centric platforms offer a trial so you can see whether it suits you. If mobile app support is important to you, make sure you read our guide to CFA apps before deciding on a provider.

Here are some of our recommended partner providers – you can check out their specific ratings for online platforms and mobile apps:

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IFT CFA Reviews and Ratings

★★★★☆ Good explanations, clearer writing needed
Henderson B • Level 1

I have just started your course and I really like the explanations of the lecture. But when analyzing examples, the teacher writes a little untidily, and therefore it is not clear to me what he writes. Although I have a question-answer option in the package, access to it is so complicated that I no longer want to use it, unfortunately. It is desirable to greatly simplify the student’s access to obtaining answers to specific questions.
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★★★★☆ Very Good
Shea P • Level 1

As a service holder we do not enough time to study. Will be better if study notes is more precise. Your high yield notes is to small & usual notes is to lengthy for me. Sorry for the comments but i feel it. best regards
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★★★★☆ Invoicing system needs improving
Bernardo V • Level 1

I wanted to purchase the full package course via the invoice system, but IFT was unable to help further, thus I decided to use the free package. It would be useful to add an invoice system into your payment system
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★★★★☆ Very Good
Giulio L • Level 1

I purchased a product from IFT, unfortunately, I couldn’t pass the CFA exam. In this case, I would suggest, giving some discount for the same product could be really a good deal.
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★★★★☆ Very Good
Olayemi Tolulope Dada • Level 1

IFT’s videos were so explanatory, and I also leveraged the curriculum’s problem questions and summary sessions after each reading. The mock questions when completed some weeks before the exam really helped me in my final preparation.
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★★★★☆ Very Good
Karry E • Level 1

Your products are very expensive and I want to purchase but i am not able to do so.

Keep prices low if possible.
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★★★★★ Thanks!
Heidi P • Level 1

I Thank you very much. I am able to clear my exam just by following IFT.
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★★★☆☆ Good
Vishvas Gupta • Level 1

The study material was very concise and crisp. Also the teacher’s insights were really helpful.
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★★★★☆ Expensive
Marlie J • Level 1

The fee for live class is too expensive for me.
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★★★★★ Excellent
Bellanca W • Level 1

Original instructor Arif is unmatchable.
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★★★★★ Excellent
Weidar M • Level 1

The notes and videos were very helpful.
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★★★★☆ Very Good
Marna W • Level 1

Thanks, this helped me pass my exam!
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★★★★★ Excellent
Lenard D • Level 1

Your service is generally good.
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★★★★☆ Very Good
Leonora G • Level 1

Good!
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★★★★★ Excellent
Izzy R • Level 2

The live classes have been very helpful for me as it helped to identify the key focus areas.

Our instructor is also very helpful and willing to explain till everyone understands.

Class video uploads have improved significantly from last year but towards January 2022, we had to send several emails before classes were uploaded.
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★★★★☆ More need in formula sheet
Salome D • Level 2

The IFT Key Facts and Formula sheets can include more items since there were white spaces at the end. Example, it should have Durbin-Watson test statistics hypothesis testing guide. Other important formulas like calculating FFO (in Alternative Investments) instead of just outlining the definitions.
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★★★★☆ More answer detail
Hamid N • Level 2

More details should be provided for correct answers and incorrect answers as it is done for end of reading in the CFA curriculum.
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★★★★★ More thorough updates
Inger R • Level 2

Instead of updating several small portions of a video, make a new video if something changes.
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★★★★☆ Very Good
Louis E • Level 2

Formula Sheet seems too simple, it should be more detail.
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★★★★☆ Very Good
Merv C • Level 2

The Quiz after the readings should be much more.
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★★★★☆ Very Good
Neha • Level 2

The videos are extremely good and very exhaustive – I think that’s the best available CFA Level 2 prep among all providers. It’s really helped me strengthen my weak areas and smooth my preparation. I would definitely recommend it for videos. Question bank is good too.
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★★★★☆ Usability
Ole B • Level 2

IFT could be more user friendly.
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★★★★★ Amazing
Dyana P • Level 2

Keep up the great work!
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★★★★☆ Very Good
Haleigh B • Level 2

I would recommend to my friends who take level 2 to sign up for IFT’s product.
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★★☆☆☆ Fair
Alfreda C • Level 3

I never received no courses, I emailed your help team. I told them that I am in Haiti, and I am from a poor family. I am done with classique school, how they can help a youth full of depression, cause I see my future is sinking and I don’t want to be part of those who are killing people are kidnapping people to have money, I’m Christian and I want to do everything right. Depression is killing me and you’ll part of those who are responsible.
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★★★★★ Excellent
Ceciley R • Level 3

The high yield notes are fantastic. They were key to helping me pass the exams. I had written level 3 twice before failed because one major issue was that I kept forgetting the theory but the high yield notes brought all the concepts together and enabled me also have time to practice
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★★★★☆ Very Good
Trisha C • Level 3

The best part of your services is Rafay Sohail’s classes. Without them, I would not have been able to clear the exam. The video lectures on their own are not enough.
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★★★☆☆ Good
Dalli D • Level 3

The videos could be shorter, while for students that do not pass the exam (as me) it would be fair to give access to the materials purchased in the past round.
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★★★★☆ Very Good
Ogdan G • Level 3

No nonsense straight to the point videos, makes you use the time in best and fastest way possible.
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★★★★☆ Very Good
Ludwig L • Level 3

The app need to be more friendly. The lack of user-friendliness forces me to use the website.
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