Any charterholders here? After completing both FRMs part 1 and part 2 on the first try this year (heavy thanks to BT), I am hungry to revisit CFA (still have not cleared level 2).
Any recommendations? There is no BT service out there and scheweser has failed to get me over the hump. Should I just stick to the real books? To fair I have never tried them, I was always looking for shortcuts....
I owe FRM success to reading the full books and BT.
My firm really pushes getting CFA, so there are always analysts asking for advice. This is what I tell them/what worked for me for Level 2 (FYI it took me two tries to clear it, first time I got scoreband 10). I read all the CFAI material and wrote down every equation on flashcards and any time there were comparisons e.g. IFRS vs. US GAAP I would make a flashcard with the highlights of those differences. I did roughly 60% of the QBank questions and as many practice exams as I could. The biggest change I made the 2nd time around was doing every end of chapter problem from the CFAI books the week before the test. This really helped me solidify the concepts. I honestly think you could pass Level 2 with just the Kaplan books but you need to do the CFAI problems. They are much more in depth.
I do agree that for CFA Level 3 you should use the CFAI books. I didn't even touch my Kaplan books and passed on the first try.