This post is for those of you who have freshly made the decision to attempt the CFA examination. It is a few words of encouragement and advice to enhance your chances of passing on the CFA exam.
Firstly I want to put these CFA courses in front of you. I really see them as the best choices that are available at this moment in time, for this examination. So you must go get one of those courses – it is a priority for sure. Until you have a course, you have no other priorities because a course like that is the very thing that you gain all your exam information from.
With a course at the ready, you can then begin your prep program. It is optimal to have several months of time to use for studying, but you can get away with less if necessary. But as I said I think you really need a few months, because of course you have a busy life and therefore you cannot just study all day every day.
Try to get a couple of hours of study time in on a daily basis. I think most people can fit in a couple of hours – even if those hours are not all in one go. And if you do all that then you will be golden for the exam!