for the curious
there are a few that remember the controversy. for others: passed l1 70+ in all with 1 week of intense study dec06. planned to try same in l2 in june07, got sick wth flu, had other issues so couldnt put in the full week with focus, couldnt pull it off. most thought the theory went down the drain that you can pass with 1 week (for the few that dont have the patience of 2 months of study.)
skipped 08 completely, studied a full 8 days in 09. result: a bit too close for comfort, but still over the hurdle. Looking back, to be safe one needs 2 full weeks. A few more thoughts: the exam itself was difficult for me in the sense that on the luck scale i was low as many topics i knew well didnt show up, others did. I found ethics very perplexing but somehow got 70+, would have never guessed.
economics was not hard but my result reflects mixing up theories last minute. eqty invest and fsa reflects knowledge and difficulty in exam (high i thought for both,) i think its hard to get above that with 1 week study. hope it quenches the bloodthirsty curious that pop up from time to time with questions in this forum :)
Level 2: Pass
The table below illustrates your subject matter strengths and weaknesses. The three columns on the right are marked with asterisks to indicate your performance on each question or topic area.
Q# Topic Max Pts <=50% 51%-70% >70%
- Alternative Investments 18 - - *
- Corporate Finance 36 - - *
- Derivatives 36 - - *
- Economics 18 * - -
- Equity Investments 72 - * -
- Ethical & Professional Standards 36 - - *
- Financial Reporting & Analysis 72 - * -
- Fixed Income Investments 36 - - *
- Portfolio Management 18 * - -
- Quantitative Methods 18 - * -
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