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Incoming: Level I December 2018 Results

Dear December 2018 Level I Candidates, The moment of truth has 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. If you pass If you fail Best regards, Arif Irfanullah, CFA

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Advice to Those Who Pass the December Level I Exam

Dear December Level I Candidates, The moment of truth has come. 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 in life, the answer is: it depends.  Specifically, I’d suggest you go for the Level II exam in the coming June only if both the following… Read More

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Advice To Those Who Don’t Pass the Level I Exam

Dear December Level I Candidates, If you have failed the exam; always remember failure is not fatal. If you are interested in my thoughts on what to do next please read on. I did not make it. What next? For those who do not pass the Level I exam, 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 whether you really enjoyed the subject matter?  Do a post-audit on why you did not make it.  Was it because you did not have enough… 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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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 Don’t 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 failed the exam; always remember failure is not fatal. If you are interested in my thoughts on what to do next please read on. I did not make it. What next? For those who do not pass the Level I exam, the typical advice is to keep trying; however, I suggest a more thoughtful approach.  Put the result on the… Read More

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Key Tips for the December Exam

With the exam just around the corner, I want to share advice with Level I candidates, especially first time Level I exam takers. Please read the the advice given below carefully. Before the exam day –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… Read More

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2018 Level I Program Changes

For details on what has been added, removed or changed for Level I between 2017 and 2018 please see the chart here: Level I 2017-2018 Program Changes by IFT If you have any comments or questions please visit the IFT Help Desk To learn more about the Level I exam and make your study strategy… Watch this video! Best Regards, Arif Irfanullah, CFA

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Key Tips for the December Exam

With the exam just around the corner, I want to share advice with Level I candidates, especially first time Level I exam takers. Please read the advice given below carefully. Before the exam day –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… Read More

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