By Arif Irfanullah, CFA
Posted on 29-09-17 at 12:39 pm
I was working in an Investment Banking setup where I didn’t have sufficient time to read through the entire CFA curriculum. The biggest challenge for me was balancing my commitments at work with the study schedule. I tackled them by planning things well in advance and making sure that I stick to the plan. I also made sure that I gave up other activities, hobbies etc during my course of preparation. IFT video lectures by Arif Irfanullah came as a blessing in disguise. Arif synthesizes complex concepts (or concepts that are presented in a slightly complicated way in the curriculum) and explains them in a simple way. Most importantly, his lectures were to the point and follow the flow in curriculum. His tips (Like importance of practicing curriculum examples, reading the curriculum summary, time-management, etc. ) turned-out to be crucial. Here are tips which others to consider while preparing:
With regards to a schedule – I had a similar strategy for the three levels. I started studying six months before the exam and studied for about 1.5 hrs per day on weekdays and 3 hours per day on weekends.
I credit my success largely to IFTs video lectures!