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Committing to take the CFA Program exams is a big decision. Rob Thakur, CFA, one of Fitch Learning's most experienced CFA trainers, will take you through everything you need to know about the Program, and give you his expert tips on how to approach Level I.
The CFA charter is an elite designation. It is considered the gold standard within the investment profession, and its typical candidates include fund managers, analysts, investment bankers, portfolio managers and traders. The designation is career-enhancing, well respected, credible, globally recognised and globally relevant.
The curriculum is based on the Candidate Body of Knowledge, which is divided into four broad areas:
- Ethics and Professional Standards
- Investment Tools
- Asset Classes
- Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning
The Level I exam is held twice a year, in June and December, at a number of test centres around the globe. At Level I, the exam consists of two 3-hour multiple choice papers, each containing 120 questions, which are both taken on the same day. The exams are administered by CFA Institute, the leading global association of investment professionals, who recommend candidates spend a minimum of 300 hours preparing for each Level.