Here is a list of CFA exam FAQ I got from fellow readers. If you have a question that you cannot find an answer to, drop us a note and we’ll do our best to respond as soon as we can.
1. Is the CFA Exam worth it
2. Can I make it?
- 10-year pass rate trends and what to learn from the stats
- How difficult compared to other exams
3. Cost (and how to save cost)
4. Salary Potential
CFA Exam Process
1. Registration and requirements
- Becoming a CFA: The Beginner’s Guide
- Step by step guide on registration process
- What to consider when taking the December Level 1 exam
2. CFA exam format
3. CFA exam FAQ: when, where, how
- Schedule, important dates and deadline
- Where can I take the CFA exam?
- How is the exam graded?
- CFA approved calculators: my recommendations
Curriculum and Study Strategies
1. By level
- Level 1
- Level 2
- Level 3
2. By topic area
- Quantitative Methods
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Reporting and Analysis
- Fixed Income
- Alternative Investments
- Portfolio Management
CMA Exam Preparation
1. Review courses
- CFA courses comparison and recommendation
- CFA level 1 book comparison
- Kaplan Schweser CFA pros and cons
- Wiley CFA pros and cons
2. General tips
- Should I read the CFA curriculum textbook in order?
- Does the topic area weighting affect my study strategies?
- CFA mock exam guide
- CFA Level 2 (and 3) item set tips
- CFA level 3 essay tips
3. Setbacks (and what to do)
- Should I reschedule? How to do it?
- I failed the exam. Can you help me?
- CFA exam bloggers: follow the journeys of my readers
- CFA exam success stories!
- Do you have any good exam motivational quotes?
- Do you have other goodies to cheer me up?
1. What to expect after the exam
- All you need to know on CFA exam results (and interpretation)
- How to fulfill the CFA CPE requirements?
- How to verify your status using CFA charterholder lookup
2. Other Designations
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