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Final Advice for Level I Candidates

With the exam just around the corner, I want to share some advice with Level I candidates, especially those who are taking the Level I exam for the first time. Print your admission ticket and make sure the name matches exactly what you have on the passport. If there is a discrepancy, inform CFA Institute as soon as possible. I know people who were sent back on exam day because the name on the exam ticket and the name on the passport did not match. Get a good night’s sleep before the exam. A fresh mind is your biggest asset… Read More

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2020 Level III Program Changes

Each year CFA Institute makes changes to the exam curriuculum. For details on what has been added, removed or changed for Level III please see the chart here: Level III 2019-2020 Program Changes by IFT If you have any comments or questions please visit the   IFT Help Desk Why should you choose IFT to pass the exam? Watch this video! Best Regards, Arif Irfanullah, CFA

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Level I Study Advice – March 2019

With less than 3 months left for the exam it is crunch time.   Spend as much time as possible studying and make your study time as productive as possible.  Here are some do’s and don’ts: With every reading focus on the main points; do not get hung up on the details. Our lectures help you do that.  (If you try to understand the depth of every single point you’ll not have time to practice… which is suicide.) Understand the curriculum examples… especially the ones which are relatively short and focused.  Some examples seem to go on and on.  At this… Read More

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2019 Level I Program Changes

Each year CFA Institute makes changes to the exam curriculum. For details on what has been addedd, removed or changed for Level I please see the chart here: Level I 2018-2019 Program Changes by IFT To learn more about the 2019 Level I exam and make your study strategy…watch this video post If you have any comments or questions please visit the   IFT Help Desk Best Regards, Arif Irfanullah, CFA

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2019 Level II Program Changes

Each year CFA Institute makes changes to the exam curriuculum. For details on what has been added, removed or changed for Level II please see the chart here: Level II 2019-2020 Program Changes by IFT To learn more about the Level II exam and make your study strategy…watch this video post If you have any comments or questions please visit the   IFT Help Desk Best Regards, Arif Irfanullah, CFA

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Level II Study Advice – March 2018

With about 3 months left for the exam it is crunch time.   Spend as much time as possible studying and make your study time as productive as possible.  Here are some do and don’ts: With every reading focus on the main points; do not get hung up on the details.  (If you try to understand the depth of every single point you’ll not have time to practice… which is suicide.) Understand the curriculum examples… especially the ones which are relatively short and focused.  Some examples seem to go on and on.  At this stage it does not make sense to… Read More

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Incoming: Level I December 2017 Results

Dear December 2017 Level I candidates, Tomorrow, the moment of truth will come.  I’m sure you have been anxiously waiting for your Level I result.  You will experience the agony of failure or the thrill of victory. Read my advice on how to interpret your results and what to do next. Click on the link below. If you pass If you fail Best regards, Arif Irfanullah, CFA

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Advice to Those Who Pass the Level I Exam

Dear December 2017 Level I Candidates, Tomorrow, the moment of truth will come.  I’m sure you have been anxiously waiting for your Level I result.  You will experience the agony of failure or the thrill of victory. If you have cleared the exam, this is indeed a milestone. If you are interested in my thoughts on what to do next read on. I passed the exam.  What next? About this time every year, I get the same question from successful Level I candidates: should I take the Level II exam in June this year? As with so many other situations… Read More

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