Selecting a Prep Provider

Studying exclusively from the CFA Program curriculum can be intimidating. Hence many candidates use products and services offered by CFA exam prep providers. There are several prep providers, each offering a range of products.  Selecting a prep provider who is right for you is important.  Here are my suggestions on identifying a prep provider who can help pass the exams: Work with a CFA Institute Approved Prep Provider. The list of approved prep providers is available on the CFA Institute website: cfainstitute.org/programs/cfaprogram/courseofstudy/Pages/cfa_exam_prep_providers.aspx Short-list two or three prep providers based on recommendations from friends and colleagues. You can also check online… Read More

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The CFA Program® Exams

The Exams The CFA Program has three levels.  The focus area and exam format for each level is shown below:   Level Focus Format I Basic knowledge of ten topic areas and simple analysis using investment tools Two three-hour exams 120 multiple choice questions per exam II Application of investment tools and concepts with a focus on the valuation of all types of assets Two three-hour exams 10 case studies per exam 6 multiple choice questions per case study III Focuses on synthesizing all of the concepts and analytical methods in a variety of applications for effective portfolio management and wealth… Read More

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