Starting today also. Keep in mind, a lot of people talking on this forum tend to over prepare. I’m on the 18 months track as well and this is the earliest I’ve started studying of the 3 exams by far. Everyone has their own path honestly… good luck to everyone.
This is a valid point. Starting early increases your chances of passing and this is the reason why I started early. I simply do not want to re-do any exam again because it would be more time consuming doing one level twice than starting early and passing on first attempt.
But I am pretty sure I could have passed both L1 and L2 with less time spent studying, it was just not worth the risk for me due to the above mentioned reason.
Good luck to everyone!
I started studying early but had to go back to refresh fixed income concepts (passed L2 in 2017), and that took away some time.
So plan for callbacks as well, just sayin.
I started the Schweser Notes in First week of December, and finished them all with the schweser practice quetsions by new years eve. Now I’m going into the actual CFA text and doing the blue box and eoc questions. Making good progress and on book #4 equites section right now. The CFA text is a lot harder to understand on most the material lol. Just spent a good few hours on example # 5 on reading 24 of FI. wow what a mind bender.
Material seems very familiar to level 2 and much more of a continuation from L2 to L3, versus L1 to L2. The breath is pretty amazing.
Just do the online classes and do a million practice questions tests etc you will be golden
Started on Monday. About 100 pages into the material.
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Some of the opened ended questions are so freakin difficult.. not because of the material but just trying to understand what they’re asking because it’s so open ended…. I hope the actual exam will be more specific in the questions.
“Compare and contrast the knowledge requirement of manager A to manager B”… such as BS question.
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No thanks, I don't want to increase my probability of passing.