Some of you may not beleive me when I explain this process, and its efficacy, but I can attest to it, and it really was an awsome way to go about sitting for the exam (random luck).
1.) Took no prepatory courses
2.) No study groups
3.) Did not use any practice problems/mock exams from the CFAI
What I did do:
1.) Bought the Kaplan books and sample tests…I skimmed the Kaplan books, took 0 notes. Spent the following 4 weeks doing EVERY problem in the Kaplan sample tests…and reading the justifications…
At this time, I had 2 weeks left before the exam…I decided to open up the CFAI books, and realized I was f…d, since Kaplan didn’t do a good job covering the material, and the CFAI books looked like they were preparing you for a seperate exam IMO.
2.) With 2 weeks left, I didn’t have time to read the CFAI books. I decided to just do the problems at the end of the chapters.
That’s it…Complete honesty.