AuthorTopic: my plan for the December exam
carlyrae
@2017-09-17 10:41:07
Hello a effers!

I am signed up for December 2017. I work in a BB as a sales assistant, on the institutional equity sales desk, have been here for 5 years.

I understand how hard this test is. I have coworkers (senior coworkers at that) that have failed different levels more than once. I?ve started studying 2 weeks ago, with quant?I got a little discouraged for a second, when I got to the Stat part- not that it is too hard, but the sheer volume is just a firehose of information.

Anyway, my plan is to go through the curriculum chronologically, except for finish with Ethics. So I have started with Quant and I am not sure that I am going about it correctly, because starting at 4 months prior to the test, at the rate I'm going, I don't think I'll be done with all the material?

What I know in finance, I have learned through osmosis, just from the environment that I've been in. I majored in a bs undergrad (Marketing).

My question is this: would it be enough if I skip textbooks, and then skimming through the notes, and do the EOC questions? Is 3.75 months enough?

I'm unsure if I have enough time for December, and contemplating on just doing it in June next year (even though I really really wanna finish it off this year :( )

Any advice or thoughts would be really awesome. thank you.

carlyrae
maniben
@2017-09-21 16:58:00
I made this same comment in another thread, but you do have time. There's 67 readings in the curriculum, and 113 days till the exam, less a month to review and round it off, we'll just say you've got 80 days to get through it. You want to read the LOS and do all the examples as you come across them, and then do all the practice problems at the end of the chapter. If you can do all this at a one LOS/day rate you'll be set with plenty of revision time. Weekends, depending how hard it is, you could even do 2 or 3 readings? a day to bank some free days. Add 18 days to do study session cumulative quizzes after each one (highly recommended) and you can't take any days off, realistically.

So its doable! Schweser or AnalystNotes are useful but only as a review tool, they just don't have the depth it takes to master this stuff. You'll end up spending more time flipping through your notes trying to figure out how to solve each problem than you would have if you just read the notes.

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