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December is over and you haven’t started studying for the 2017 CFA exam yet?
I get questions occasionally about the CFA exam and how the CFA Institute updates the exam to stay relevant in the industry.
It shouldn’t take the holidays to remind us of our responsibility to help each other but it usually does.
Studying for the December CFA exam is over and most candidates haven’t yet started studying for the June exams. What does a motivated CFA candidate do to pass the time when there’s nothing to study?
One of the most difficult aspects of the CFA exams is that you are basically on your own. Sure there are study groups but these are composed of candidates in the same exam level and probably making the same mistakes that you are making.
The CFA exams are tough! No doubt about it. To pass the exams, you’re basically saying that you’re willing to work a part-time job for six months of each of the next three years…and you’re going to pay someone to do it.
Last updated: December 22, 2016 at 8:11 am
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One of the most common questions I get from new CFA candidates is if it is possible to take the December Level 1 exam and then sit for the Level 2 CFA exam the following June.
To which I reply, “Possible, of course. Recommended, maybe.”
Less than 48 hours to the CFA exam and I thought I would share a little bit of inspiration with you in a video from YouTube and some CFA Jokes.
Even with the change to topic area weights on the CFA exams this year, CFA Ethics and Professional Standards remain extremely important. It is a lot of material but fortunately doesn’t change much from year to year and you’ve got a real opportunity to carry over some points to each exam if you learn it early.
Remember the great training montages in the Rocky movies? Where the champ could come back from a defeat to overcome a stronger boxer by just going through three minutes of training set to some kick*#@ music.
One of the most contested questions on the CFA forums is whether the charter, or passing the exams, will help you get a job with CFA Employers.
Candidates will soon be heading to the December exam and questions about CFA Level 1 passing score will follow.
Leading up to the exams, I always wondered if my success on CFA practice questions and mock exams would carry through to the actual test.
Wondering about CFA designation usage? You no doubt remember the huge sigh of relief after finding out you passed the most recent CFA exam or when you finally earned the charter.
CFA Level 1 Jobs – Probably one of the biggest questions on the candidate forums is finding a job after passing the exams or whether having the designation will help them get a job.
CFA Mock exam are some of the most important practice you can do for the CFA exam.
As candidates put the exam behind them, their minds turn firmly to using the designation to land that dream CFA Level 1 jobs.
Here we are more than a month after the CFA results and the elation hasn’t worn off for those that passed. Nor has the disappointment gotten any better for the candidates that did not make the cut.