It is advised that you watch these study-strategy videos carefully.
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Here is the 10 step strategy:
The CFA program curriculum is important, and all IFT products focus on its core concepts. For each reading of the curriculum, you should do the following:
1- Make a study schedule and follow it religiously. You need to complete steps 2 to 7 below about 4-6 weeks before the exam.
2- Watch IFT Detailed Videos carefully. Pause, rewind, review where you need more time to understand. Print out the slides and take notes as you are watching.
3- Read IFT Notes for extra understanding and reinforcement of LOS.
4- Read the examples in the curriculum (blue-box examples) and work them out yourself. Review the IFT Example Videos.
5- Do the End-of-Reading Problems from the curriculum.
6- Do the IFT Question Bank for each reading for retaining concepts taught via CBOK.
7- Do the CFA Institute Practice Questions available on the candidate portal. This is a must! Familiarize yourself with the range of difficulty that can appear in the exam.
8- Use IFT High-Yield videos & High-Yield notes:
(i) To not forget the readings which you studied earlier**
(ii) To comprehensively revise in the last 6-8 weeks before the exam.
(IFT High-Yield product focus on the 20% material which is most testable).
9- A month before the exam, you should practice with full-length mock exams. The mock exams should be done in an exam-like setting to simulate your actual exam experience. Time yourself and make sure you work at them in one sitting.
10- We recommend that you watch IFT's advice videos here:
**This means that we recommend you also use the IFT High-Yield video/notes well before your final revision.
Candidates often find it hard to read the curriculum and are usually short of time. Many of our students have been successful by relying on IFT videos as they are comprehensive. If you need help doing problems or want an explanation of the solution, watch the IFT Practice Problem lectures for that reading.
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