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The Chartered Financial Analyst Program (CFA) , administered by the CFA Institute,

offers a graduate-level curriculum and examination program designed to expand your


working knowledge and practical skills related to investment decision-making.
This CFA Level 1 Training course (70+ hours of video tutorials) provides you with an
excellent opportunity to equip exceptionally well for the CFA exam and pass the exam in
your first attempt.
About CFA Level 1 Program
About CFA Level 1 Prep Course
CFA Level 1 Exam Pass Rates
CFA Level 1 Sample Questions
Pre-requisites to this CFA Level 1 Training?
Target Audience for this training
Who can go for this course?
Who should not go for this course?
FAQs General Questions
Career Benefits of this training
Course Testimonials
About CFA level 1 Program
Portfolio Management, Wealth Management, Investment decision making,

Roles Investment Analysis

Exam The CFA Program consists of a series of three examinations (Levels I, II, and III).

CFA Exam CFA Level 1 conducted twice in a year (1st week of December & 1st week of

Dates June); CFA Level 2 & 3 conducted once a year (1st Week of June)

Each of the CFA programs three levels builds on the preceding one, and each

The Deal concludes with a full-day six-hour examination. Candidates must pass each
examination before advancing to the next higher level, but are permitted to repeat an

examination if they fail to pass.

You must have one of the following:

Bachelors (or equivalent) degree

Be in the final year of bachelors degree program

Have four years professional work experience

Have a combination of professional work and university experience that totals at least

Eligibility four years

Program

Completion Successfully pass the three exams; Have four years professional work experience in

Criteria the investment decision-making process; Join CFA Institute as a regular member

Recommended

Study Hours A minimum of 300 hours of preparation per CFA exam level is recommended.

What do you

earn? CFA Charter

CFA Level 1 is the first step toward making your investment-career a reality. You may
have heard about CFA Level 1, but may never get the time to dive in. But before going
into the nitty-gritty, lets talk a bit about why these three letter word is worth pursuing.
Now you may have an approach to treat CFA level 1 exam to clear. We urge you not to
do that. Instead look at it as if youre being shown a way to expand your knowledge
base and to improve your investment-comprehension.
CFA institute has designed the program in such a way that the purpose of CFA level 1
exam is to ensure that you understand all the investment tools in terms of
understanding the topics and to instill knowledge and comprehension in terms of
learning focus.

About CFA Level 1 Prep Course


This CFA level 1 training course is prep course with 70+ hours of video tutorials and
Lifetime Access. This online CFA Level 1 prep course is best suited for students and
professionals who want to
Pass CFA level 1 exam through Self Study
Complement their current CFA Classroom coaching with better video based understanding
of the curriculum
Looking for flexibility, anytime anywhere study

Lets jump into the details of the CFA Prep Course offerings. .

S. No Sections Video hrs

1 Investment Banking Fundamentals* 2

2 Ethics 9

3 Quantitative Methods 5

4 Economics 8

5 Financial Reporting and Analysis 23

6 Corporate Finance 3

7 Portfolio Management 3

8 Equity Investments 6
9 Fixed Income 6

10 Derivatives 4

11 Alternative Investments 2

12 CFA Calculator* 3

13 Ethics- Refresher course* 3

Total Hours 77

Investment Banking Fundamentals


This module provides you with a glimpse of Investment Banking fundamentals. It is
important to understand the key terminologies associated with Investment Banks as you
may be new to many terms used within Ethics, Portfolio Management in the context of
Investment Banking. Please treat this module as the foundation level module for CFA
Level 1 Training.
Ethical & Professional Standards (Weight 15%):
In this section, you will learn about Professional Standards of Practice and Ethical
Practices. As weve mentioned earlier that one of most significant characteristics of a
CFA qualified professional is his/her ethical standard while dealing with client/s. Ethics
module becomes slightly tricky especially for those who are not working in the Financial
Industry. Given its 15% weightage, do ensure to revise this module multiple times to get
a solid grasp in Ethics.

Quantitative Methods (Weight 12%):


Quantitative methods primarily covers business maths. You will learn Time Value of
Money, Probability, Probability Distributions & Descriptive Statistics, Sampling &
Estimation, Hypothesis Testing, Correlation Analysis & Regression, Time-Series
Analysis, Simulation Analysis and Technical Analysis. The usability of these methods in
finance world cant be overemphasized. Its always better to learn them as early as
possible. This section offers you the opportunity.

Economics (Weight 10%):


In Economics, you will learn macro plus micro economics in depth. From the basic
supply & demand to monetary policy and business cycle, this course will get you
covered.

Financial Reporting & Analysis (Weight 20%):


Given its weightage of 20%, its obvious that you cant ignore this section. Infact, you
have to really master this as this section becomes the core in CFA Level 2 examination
as well. Please note that if you come from a non-accounting background, then you
will have to practice this section much more. I found this section very interesting and
easy (even though i come from a non accounting background). If I can excel in this
section of accounting, why cant you?

Not only will you learn about Income Statements, Balance Sheets and Cash Flows, but
also how toperform financial analysis etc. You will also how to Analysis of Taxes,
Analysis of Debt, Ratio & Financial Analysis, Financial Reporting Quality etc.
Corporate Finance (Weight 7%):
Doubtful about the role of a financial manager (which is a possible career prospect after
qualifying CFA)? This section will teach you about fundamentals of corporate finance,
corporate governance, how you would be able to make decisions regarding the capital
structure of the company &mergers & acquisitions and corporate restructuring.
Portfolio Management & Wealth Planning (Weight 7%):
Lastly you will learn about modern portfolio management concepts, behavioral finance,
tax efficiency strategies, performance evaluation and presentation of performance
results.

Equity Investments (Weight 10%):


You will learn a lot about types of equity securities and their characteristics, equity
markets and equity portfolio management strategies.

Fixed Income (Weight 10%):


You will also get to know about fixed income portfolio benchmarks, analysis of interest
rate risk, analysis of credit risk, fixed-income portfolio management strategies etc.

Derivatives (Weight 5%):


Our students say that they faced problems in the past with this. But after taking the
course they have successfully understood future markets, swap markets, options
markets and forward markets. The course also cleared away their doubts about uses of
derivatives in portfolio management.
Alternative Investments (Weight 4%):
Many students dream of hedge fund professional. If you are one among them, pay
special heed to this part of the course. You will learn about hedge fund strategies,
distressed securities/bankruptcies and also about alternative investment management
strategies.
CFA Calculator*
This section is extremely important to excel in your CFA exam. This section uses Texas
instrument BAII calculator provides insights and shortcuts on using this calculator to ace
calculations during exam. The tutorials will help you learn Calculator Set up, Regular
Usage, Quantitative Analysis, Corporate Finance, Financial Reporting, and Fixed
Income.

Ethics- Refresher course*


This section can prove very useful for last minute revision of Ethics Section. I have seen
many students coudnt pass the CFA exam as they performed very poorly in this
section. Make sure to go through this section so as to excel in Ethics.

Please note that this prep course is provided by eduCBA (Global Online Training
Experts) and I am one of the co-founders at eduCBA.
CFA Level I exam pass rates:
Past 10 years saw that CFA Level 1 examination passing rate was in the range of 34% to
44%, with an average passing rate of around 40%
Pass rate for the December 2015 Exam was around 43%. Pass Rate of June 2015 was
around 42%.
Please see below the historic pass rates of CFA Level 1 examination
CFA level 1 Sample Questions
This prep course will equip you to answer the questions in CFA level 1 exam. Heres the
sample of two formats in which the questions are asked in CFA level 1

Example 1 (Sentence completion)


An analyst suspects that a particular companys U.S. GAAP financial statements may
require adjustment because the company uses take-or-pay contracts. The most likely
effect of the appropriate adjustments would be to increase that companys

Return on assets.
Debt-to-equity ratio.
Interest coverage ratio.
Example 2 (Question)
An analyst suspects that a particular companys U.S. GAAP financial statements may
require adjustment because the company uses take-or-pay contracts. Which of the
following is most likely to increase as a result of the appropriate adjustments being
made to that companys financial statements?

Return on assets.
Debt-to-equity ratio.
Interest coverage ratio.
You need to attempt these two types of questions. And in this course, you will learn how
to understand and answer these two formats of questions.

Now, lets look at the pre-requisites for training.

What are the requirements/ pre-requisites to this Training?


To be able to do this course, there are few things which are must haves. Lets look at
them.

Basic knowledge in Maths & English: These two things are must. Even if you dont have
much knowledge about the subject of finance, this course will teach you how. But you
need to have basic idea about how to calculate basic maths and how to articulate the same
in lucid English.
Bachelor Degree or equivalent: Although, having a bachelors degree is not required to
do this course, you need to have a bachelors degree or equivalent to be able to enrol
yourself in CFA level 1.
Willingness to learn at your own pace & self-motivated: Whats most important for
learning this course is your willingness to complete the course and motivate yourself to
pursue it with all you have. This course is easy to study, but without self-motivation and
willingness to learn, no course can be easy to its students.
Target Audience for this training
CFA level 1 preparatory course is not for everyone. Yes, its for those who dream to
create havoc in the investment world. But if youre a little sceptical about whether you
should do CFA or not, you can take this course and decide for yourself if CFA at all is
your cup of tea.

Who can go for this course?


Students who have completed their graduation in commerce or any other fields and are
willing to pursue their career in investment and financial domain, this course is perfect
for them. You would learn the nitty-gritty of the CFA course and you would be able to
prepare thoroughly for clearing CFA level 1 in the first attempt.

If youre someone who have few years of professional experience and would like to
further your career prospect, you can enroll for the same. Never feel resistant because
of your age. At the end of the day, age is just a number. Therere many students who
have more experience than you do and still pursuing our course to clear CFA level 1.

Who shouldnt take the course?


This course isnt for those who think that we will give you a medicine and you just need
to take it. No. You need to put in your effort and be willing to understand each and
everything about the subject matter.

FAQs General Questions


Would this course ease my effort in preparation?
Of course, this course would ease your preparation time. The main issue students face
while preparing for the course is which structure they should follow to study! This course
is very well structured and easy to understand. All students need to do is to go step by
step to understand and master every subject.

Why should I enrol?


Because this course guarantees your success in CFA level 1 exam. Only thing is that
you need to follow the instructions and the structure of the course.

Who designed this course?


This course is designed by professionals who have already gone through CFA course
the hard way. The primary reason to create this course is not to let you go through the
pain of preparation.

Is CFA level 1 is difficult for a person who has never had any experience in finance?
Yes and no. If you go through this course step by step, it shouldnt be hard, as our
primary motto is to pare down the difficulty from CFA level 1 exam. But if you dont
follow the step by step approach, it may seem difficult to understand.

Career Benefits of this training


There are many benefits if you take this course

First and foremost, its a great resume bullet point! There is no denial about the global
acceptability of CFA exam within the Finance Industry
Secondly, this course will not only teach you the subjects in the CFA level 1 course; it will
also teach you how to approach each question and how to think before answering it. Thus,
you would become a better thinker and your investment-comprehension would increase.
CFA level 1 is the level of inertia. Most students get stuck in level 1 in fear. Once you take
up this course, you would be able to go beyond this inertia and get ahead in your career.
Once you enrol for this course, your career prospect will seem brighter than ever. You will
not only clear CFA level 1 exam, your confidence of having a career in investments will
increase. You would be able to have career in many facets of financial domains like
corporate finance, portfolio management, hedge fund, private equity, risk management
etc.

Course Testimonials
This course is something I never thought I would be able to avail. I decided to go for CFA level
1 and was asking for advice. My senior asked me to join this course. And long story short, I clear
the exam in one go. It still seems like a magic to me as I have never had any experience in
finance and guess what I clear the CFA level 1 in the first attempt. I recommend this course to
anyone who is appearing for CFA level 1 exam.

This course is a quick-fix, even if they call it not. I am the living proof. I was a training manager
in a big corporate. I was unhappy at work. My boss didnt treat me well. And I was
underperforming for last 2 years due to my lack of self-esteem. I desperately wanted to change.
My wife told me about this course. I hopped on it. I thought it would be hard. But I was wrong.
With the help of this course, I cleared CFA level 1. I resigned from my old job and now working
as a senior executive in a small financial consulting firm. I am happier than ever.

This is the most structured, professional course I have ever got my hands on. Moreover, you do it
at your own pace. My CFA level 1 exam is near. Im very confident that I will clear the exam.
All credit goes to this CFA level 1 preparatory course.