The New FRM Study Planner
bionicturtle.com has the deepest library of FRM preparation resources available because we have been updating it on a daily basis for years (for example, David adds fresh practice questions every workday), but abundant resources create an organizational challenge. With the help of our partner Shawn and the world-class coders at eecoder.com, we have worked hard to improve our built-in Study Planner, and we think you will like it.
Paid subscribers to the FRM Product will want to click here to go directly to the Study Planner. Here is a snapshot of the default:
The DEFAULT view is a well-organized SORT of resources: by major topic (T1. Foundations, T2. Quantitative methods, ...); then, within each topic, resource types are collected in groups (i.e., videos, practice questions, study notes, and learning spreadsheets) and further in natural order of study. This allows you to either (i) progress through the list in order or (ii) quickly scan down the list to find resources easily. For example, if you want practice questions for Market Risk, just scan down to that topic (T5) and find the group of practice question PDF that are grouped together and denoted with a symbol.
At the top (#1, #2 and #3 above in red) are three controls:
- Exam RELEVANCE: RECOMMENDED is the default and include our basic recommended program. Because that's a lot of material, ESSENTIAL is a subset of the fewer vital resources (for example, "Essential" excludes learning spreadsheets). If you in doubt, or if you are a new candidate with little experience, you probably want to keep this set to Recommended. If you are short on time, or if you are experienced, Essential will help you save time (for example, practice questions PDF documents are "essential").
- STUDY PLANS: allows you to select FRM L1 (level 1 or part 1), FRM L2, or both
- SORT: By Topic (T1. Foundations, T2. Quantitative methods, ... T9. Current Issues) is the default but you can also change to Most Recent (freshest resources float to the top, per our product calendar). Most recent is good if you want to see that last thing we produced (e.g., Saturday's webinar) but won't have the tight organization by topic/type of the default view.
As before, all assets can be bookmarked (added to a short list of easily viewable bookmarks). Did you know you can also "Create a To-Do" with any resource? If you click Create a To-Do, it adds to your To Do list which is viewable anywhere on the site in the Quick Planner.
We hope this helps you prepare more effectively! Please let us know what you think ...