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LEVEL III CFA: Study Advice – September 2020

In this blog, We will share some advice on preparing for your LIII CFA Exam Our first point has to do with your schedule. Make a Schedule It is late September and your exam is in early December which means you have less than 3 months left for your exam. You should update your schedule to make the best use of this time. If you haven’t already finished the curriculum, we would suggest that you complete the remaining study sessions so that you are done with the first round of the curriculum by the end of this month. By end… 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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Your June 2019 Level I & II Exam Results

Today CFA Institute is announcing the results for the June 2019 Level I and II exams. If you know your result, then you have either experienced the joy of passing or the disappointment of falling short. The result time is always slightly awkward for me – because I share the happiness of those who did well, while at the same time I feel for those who did not make it. For those who took the Level I or II exam, you will fall in one of the categories given below. Please click on the link which describes your situation. •… Read More

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Advice for those who passed the Level I exam

Congratulations!   Passing the Level I exam is the first major milestone on your journey towards the CFA charter and is a major accomplishment. At this stage, you might be wondering whether to take the Level II exam in June next year and if so, when to start studying? Whether or not to take the Level II exam in June 2020 should depend on the following: Did you enjoy the Level I material and are you still excited about pursuing a career in investment management? Given your personal and professional commitments, will you have enough time to study for the… Read More

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Advice for those who failed the Level I exam

If you failed the Level I exam it is natural to feel disappointed, but you must put this temporary set-back behind you and move on.   Failure was never meant to be a signal to turn back, but instead an obstacle that the stronger and wiser use to boost themselves up and attain greater heights. Your recent failure might cause you to wonder whether or not to continue with the CFA Program, and if so, when to re-take the exam. Let us consider the first question: whether to continue with the CFA Program or not. For those who did not… Read More

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Advice for those who passed the Level II exam

To begin, I would like to congratulate you. You have passed the Level II exam, a significant accomplishment.   Now, however, your next major target should be to clear the Level III exam. Unless there are compelling reasons otherwise, I’d recommend that you take the Level III exam in June 2020. You have a rhythm going, the Level II material is relatively fresh, so why wait? Now let us talk a little about Level III. There is a common perception that Level II is the hardest of all three exams, and so things get a little easier with Level III…. Read More

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Advice for those who failed the Level II exam

If you failed the Level II exam your natural response is probably to feel disappointed. You might even be wondering whether or not you should continue with the CFA Program.   The typical advice is to keep trying; however, I suggest a more thoughtful approach. Put the result on the side for a moment and ask yourself: did I really enjoy the subject matter? Try doing a post-audit on why you did not pass. Was it because you did not have enough time to prepare for the exam? Or did you have a very hard time understanding the concepts? Is… Read More

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Level III 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 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. I hope our videos are helping you with that. Practice… Read More

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Level II 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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