AuthorTopic: Taking a break...
@2018-07-02 16:39:35
while I was taking a break, I saw Joey's post on the "How to prevent burnout" thread, and he mentioned the CFAI suggestion of 300 hrs, so I got a bit curious and checked the forum on "how much time", and found on avg, most people put in about 10-15 hrs per wk...but I swear I read somewhere here before people spent 8 months to 1 year to study for this exam....

ok, I didn't buy the any study notes, so I read through the CFAI text, from front to back, all 6 volumes, and initially, I was reading the optional segments as well....and doing that took me quite a while (as anyone can imagine)...

so my question is, what did most people use in general to prepare for this? did anyone bother to read the entire set from CFAI? I must say it has a massive amount of material, and now I'm going through the LOSs, some of these material are not even covered, I feel pretty dumb having read everything, but at least I made sure I didn't miss anything...for those who studied with the analystnotes study notes, how do you find them? What about people who passed the exam? I'm doing all the LOS/basic and review questions, and I'm consistently scoring upwards of 90% on them, is that indicative of the amount of time I've put into studying the material or just that analystnotes qbank questions are too easy?

Just getting late, feeling a bit tired and don't feel like diving back into the text...
@2018-07-12 22:13:39
Scoring =<90% you say... I think you are OK for the exam & base on the some post here, what you will have to do is to practice the actual exam. Majority of post here says that if you score at least 60% in review questions you will be ok for the actual exam.

Don't worry of diving back again the text co'z i believe that CFA text is much more hard to comprehend but the benefit of that is once you become familiar in the concept it will hard to forget.

I am using analystnotes & I can say that it is not that wordy as CFAtext, easy to understand, much more mathematical than CFAtext, teaches you on how to use ur financial calculator, they strickly focus on the LOS... However, I have to be attentive in reading it co'z there are some concept there that they only explain it in just one paragraph or a couple of sentence where in It is 1 or 2 pages in CFA text.
@2018-08-26 04:23:02
How did you get through all the CFAI texts in 2 months? My strategy is to understand the general concepts and definitions, but not spend TOO Much time on the text. The bulk of my time is spent on the weekends doing practice questions, because for me, that somehow makes all the material concrete in my mind.

I don't feel too burned out at all, because with this schedule, I don't put too much pressure on myself to memorize every word of the text, and instead, paying major heed to the questions. We will see if this works. I hope it does!
@2019-09-22 18:22:06
Take it easy and put a couple of hours every day. I am pretty sure I can pass this exam with my strategy.

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