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CFA Exam Process

On 09/18/2012, in Career, by Jordan Wilson

I get many questions on how one becomes a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

The CFA designation provides strong professional credentials to a variety of careers. However, it is not an easy designation to earn. If you wish to become a CFA, be prepared for a lengthy ordeal. But one that I think is worth the effort.

There are two components in becoming a Chartered Financial Analyst. One involves passing the technical exams. The other is accruing approved work experience.

Today a look at the exam process for becoming a CFA.

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CFA Exam Pass Rates

On 03/07/2012, in Career, Formal Education, by Jordan Wilson

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation is beneficial in many career paths. Not just for those interested in becoming financial analysts.

There are many other positions that benefit from a CFA charterholder.

Attaining the CFA designation is not a simple exercise. But this explains, in part, why the CFA designation is highly regarded around the world.

The current exam results reflect the challenge of achieving a CFA charter. 

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Goal Achievement – CFA Exams

On 01/06/2012, in Career, Informal Education, by Jordan Wilson

In the post, New Year Resolutions?, we looked at how to find free time in life.

Free time to achieve a resolution, perhaps related to a career or personal objective.

Then making the most of that free time by developing a structured game plan for success and focussing on attaining the goal.

Today we will use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams as an example. 

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Now That Is One Tough Exam

On 12/29/2011, in Formal Education, by Jordan Wilson

Many readers are on vacation after final exams.

Exams are usually a difficult process. The tests highly challenging.

Hopefully you learned things that will help in life.

When faced with your next nightmarish test, think of the students at King William’s College.

Each year they face an exam where 5% is considered a good score. Yes, only five percent.

Now that is one tough exam! 

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Exam Writing Advice

On 04/15/2010, in Formal Education, by Jordan Wilson

Aimed at law school exam writers.

But it is equally applicable for any exam that involves practical application questions.

Questions that are typically found on accounting, finance, and tax exams as well as law.

To Mr. Kerr’s advice, I would add:

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