Choosing the best CFA® exam study material is the single most important decision you will make on your journey towards becoming a Chartered Financial Analyst. You will be spending hundreds of hours studying, so it’s crucial to find the course that best fits your learning style and background. So here’s the good news – we have researched and reviewed every major online CFA […]
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The first step to becoming a Financial Risk Manager is finding a high-quality FRM course. You will be spending dozens of hours studying with it, so it’s critical to find one that matches your personal learning style. We have reviewed all the major FRM exam prep courses on the market so you don’t have to! The comparison chart […]
If you’re interested in a career in finance, you have a lot of options for financial certifications that can boost your career path. However, many of these certifications are expensive and may be specific to the United States. If you’re looking for a cost-effective certification that will give you global recognition and a deep understanding […]
Which CFA® prep course is better, Wiley or Kaplan Schweser CFA Review? To help you decide, I’ll evaluate the software, practice tests, cost, and other important features of each course to help you decide which is a better fit for you. I have used both of these courses and through my experience found there are […]
75% of CFA® Exam candidates use mock exams as their primary way to prepare for the CFA exam, and for good reason. A good CFA® mock exam will help you become familiar with the structure and content of the exam, allow you to figure out what you still need to study, and give you an idea of […]
RATING: ★★★★★ Wiley CFA Review has combined forces with Elan Guides in a recent business acquisition to offer one of the best CFA courses on the market. Their comprehensive CFA review course comes with unlimited access to all their study materials so you never have to worry about them expiring.
You finished taking your first level of the CFA® exam, now what? You’re probably have tons of questions about how the exam is scored and when you’ll know your results. These are all valid questions and frustratingly complicated to find direct answers. Your CFA® exam result will either be a pass or did not pass. […]
RATING: ★★★★ AdaptPrep CFA, is quickly gaining popularity as a time efficient and tech-savvy way to study for the CFA exam. The company has completely redesigned its prep materials and platform to focus on speed and efficiency. Students can choose from “Complete”, “Practice,” or “Learn” for Level I and Level II.
Which CFA exam prep course is better, Wiley CFA Review or Fitch Learning CFA Review? In this head-to-head comparison, I rate its software, practice tests, cost, and other important features to help you decide which review course is a better fit for you. I have used both of these courses and found some very significant […]
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To become a CFA®, you must pass Levels 1, 2, and 3 of the Chartered Financial Analyst Exam®. You will be tested on a range of topics that are relevant to the coveted position. But what exactly are the differences in terms of structure and material between the different exam levels? CFA® Level 1 The […]
We get a lot of great CFA® exam questions and want to provide you all with the best possible answers. To do so, we spoke to a true CFA® expert, one of the brilliant minds from AdaptPrep, a leader in the CFA® exam review space. Mike Carmody is a CFA® charterholder and Fellow in the […]
“Get back on the horse” is an oft-used expression, usually expressed by those who don’t experience the failure themselves. While it’s nice that other people express their condolences and support when we fail, overcoming this failure and getting back on the proverbial horse is a process that must start within. Failing the Certified Financial Analyst […]
RATING: ★★★★ Analyst Prep has designed its practice questions and mock exams to replicate the difficulty of the actual CFA Level 1 Exam, so you will be more than prepared for the real deal. You also get to customize your quiz sessions an unlimited amount of times and track your performance with the software that compares your score to thousands of other CFA candidates.
Sure, you know the many benefits that come from being a CFA®, but do you know the exact cost associated with getting to that point? Well, we may not be able to pin down an exact cost, but we can come pretty close. There are a lot of intangibles that could affect the overall price […]
For some people, music is a hindrance to studying. For the rest of us, however, it’s the only thing that can make slogging through study guides bearable. The science on whether you should be listening to active noise while studying is far from settled, but if you want to make your sessions a little more […]
CFA® Level 1 books offer a more affordable way to study for your CFA® exam compared to buying a full review course. The comparison chart below lists the best CFA® prep books in an easy to read side-by-side format to help you prepare for your upcoming exam. CFA Level 1 Books RANKINGS #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 OVERALL RATING ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ […]
RATING: ★★★★ Bloomberg CFA Exam Prep has delved deep into its bank of financial and technical resources to produce one of the top CFA review courses on the market. It’s easy to see why students love this prep tool, as it comes replete with unparalleled AI software, one-on-one tutoring, targeted micro-lessons and much more.
RATING: ★★★★ Apptuto CFA Review uses innovative technology and a seamless learning platform to offer a fresh new look and feel to preparing for the CFA exam. They offer CFA prep courses for both Level 1 and Level 2 exams with plans to rollout their level 3 course in late 2016.
RATING: ★★★★ Fitch Learning CFA Review offers a comprehensive prep course for all 3 levels of the CFA exam. Choose from multiple learning packages to customize your learning experience and study more effectively. Various options include classroom learning, e-learning, and video courses, in addition to stellar user support and 24-7 help desk access.
RATING: ★★★ Kaplan Schweser CFA offers a comprehensive suite of prep courses for the CFA exam. You can choose from various online or in-person options, or combine an online review course with a 3-day or 5-day live classroom review session (where available).
CFA® vs CPA, which one is better? The Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designations are two of the most sought-after credentials in the financial field. Many finance professionals choose to pursue these qualifications because they want to improve their career options, get promoted, or make more money. Each career path has distinct differences […]
There are many opportunities if you are interested in building a career in the world of finance. The FRM® and and the CFA® are two top certifications in the financial industry that are internationally recognized. Attaining these rigorous certifications can improve your chances of rising to the top of your field, but which qualification is best […]
You’re more than halfway there! And you’ve just beat the the beastly Level II. It should be easy from here…right? While Level II has the most amount of material, Level III still presents its own challenges. I’m here to help you get past these so you can finally complete your CFA® exam process. Don’t Lose […]
There are a lot of dates to keep track of when you are preparing to take the CFA® Exam. I’ve made an infographic below that details the timeline for registering and paying for your exam. The CFA® Exam includes three levels spread out into three exams. There are only two exam days a year–one in […]
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