Studying for Level II using only CFAI?
Big lurker, not a big poster. But I do want to thank everyone for all their help and advice as it definitely helped me stay motivated and get through Level I last year.
I know there are quite a few threads on this topic but I wanted to get some fresh, actionable advice from you all if you would be so kind.
I’m signed up for the “Early Start” Kaplan-Schweser online class that meets every two weeks from Oct-April with a class every two weeks. I notice that every class a new study session is expected to be read beforehand.
Looking at the Schweser Level II books, this is perfectly doable. However, just over the past week of starting to read, I’ve noticed the materials seem much more brief and summarized than my Level I materials did and I’m worried that too much might be skipped.
When I look at the CFAI material, there is, of course, quite a bit of fluff… but it also seems like it’s a bit easier to understand the way things are explained. Problem is finishing a study session every two weeks with these books seems to be near impossible with a busy work schedule and a family on the side.
So I wanted to hear from you all – is there anyone who studied solely from the CFAI materials for Level II? Solely with Schweser? I know a popular approach always seems to be reading Schweser and doing EOC questions from CFAI.
I’d prefer not to change methods halfway through so just hoping to make a more-educated decision before getting in too deep.
Thanks in advance!