Direct Path to the CFA Charter is the ultimate guide to passing the Chartered Financial Analyst exams. This is no ordinary "how-to" manual for CFA candidates. Written by an internationally published author who passed all three CFA exams on the first try, this book is packed with real strategies that get real results. What tactics make the difference? How do passing candidates set themselves apart? Direct Path to the CFA Charter enables you to adopt the right methods and strategies to pass the exams the first time around. With actionable takeaways, sample study schedules, and unique tips for every CFA Level, this book is for the serious candidate who not only wants to understand the CFA Program, but succeed in it.
Part One: Answers to Big Questions
Chapter 1: CFA Program Overview
Chapter 2: Does Industry Experience Matter?
Chapter 3: The First Secret to Passing CFA Exams
Chapter 4: The Second Secret to Passing CFA Exams
Chapter 5: What Ethics Is Really All About
Chapter 6: A Quiet, Important Statistic
Part Two: Study Regimen
Chapter 7: The 300-Hour Trap
Chapter 8: A Study Plan from Start to Finish
Chapter 9: Curriculum Books or Study Notes?
Chapter 10: The Power of Flashcards
Chapter 11: Transforming Knowledge into Test Performance
Chapter 12: A Differentiating Practice Test Strategy
Chapter 13: Study Groups Are Overrated
Chapter 14: Read This When You Want to Quit
Chapter 15: Test Day Suggestions
Chapter 16: Putting It All Together
Level I, II, and III Recap and Sample Schedules
Test Preparation Resources
Direct Path to the CFA Charter