Best methods of studying for level 1
So i am planning to take the CAIA level 1 in march and have some questions. I have an MBA in finance but my knowledge about alternative investments is not that much lets say i have basic knowledge. How long do you think it takes to prepare for the exam for beginners.? I plan to study in about 2 weeks so that will take me about 4 months.
2- also what is the best studying techniques? Should i read the book first then do the problems with kaplan or upper mark. Or should i ignore the book and go with the kaplan or upper mark study materials.?
3- which is better Kaplan or upper mark? And are there online lectures helpful or not?
The exam and its materials cost alot so i want make sure i am on the right path before starting
Thank you in advance