About CFA® Program
CFA® Program is a graduate level program which provides the skills and conceptual knowledge required in today’s world of finance. It is the most widely known and respected investment credential in the world.
CFA® exam consists of three Levels I, II & III and it takes approximately 2 years (at a minimum) to complete all the levels. The average times taken is approx. 4 years
LEVEL I CFA® PROGRAM
CFA® Level I exam test the basic understanding of the concepts and their application in form of multiple choice questions. The program can be taken up by graduates or someone who is into the final year of his / her graduation.
Career after CFA® Program – See below the top occupations for CFA® Chartholders
- Portfolio Manager
- Research Analyst
- Corporate Financial Analyst
- Financial Advisor
- Relationship Managers, Sales, & Marketing
- Risk Manager
- Investment Banking Analyst
- Performance Measurement Specialist
- Private Banker
- To become CFA® candidate, minimum eligibility is to:
- Have a bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree,
- Be in the final year of a bachelor’s degree program,
- To get the charter: Have four years of professional work experience in the investment decision-making process (accrued before, during, or after participation in the CFA® Program)
For more details on eligibility, visit CFA Institute site at www.cfainstitute.org
More Information About CFA® Program
|Level I||Level II||Level III|
|Topic Focus||Investment Tools||Asset Valuation||Portfolio Management|
|Learning Focus||Knowledge & Comprehension||Application and Analysis||Synthesis and Valuation|
The curriculum is organized into ten general topic areas that provide a framework for making investment decisions:
- Ethical and professional standards
- Quantitative methods
- Financial reporting and analysis
- Corporate finance
- Equity investments
- Fixed-income investments
- Alternative investments
- Portfolio management and wealth planning
|Topic Area||Level I||Level II||Level III|
|Ethical and Professional Standards||15%||10-15%||10-15%|
|Financial Reporting and Analysis||20%||15-20%||0%|
|Payment Deadlines||Program Enrollment (New Candidates Only)||Exam Registration||Total Cost|
|20st Sept 2017||$450 (One Time Charge)||$650||$1,100|
|14th Feb 2018||$450 (One Time Charge)||$950||$1,400|
|14th Mar 2018||$450 (One Time Charge)||$1,380||$1,830|
*Please check CFA Institute’s site (www.cfainstitute.org) in case of any latest changes
- Day 1 Ethics
- Day 2 Corporate Finance-I
- Day 3 Corporate Finance-II
- Day 4 Quant-I
- Day 5 Quant-II
- Day 6 Quant-III
- Day 7 Fixed Income Investments-I
- Day 8 Fixed Income Investments-II
- Day 9 Derivatives-I
- Day 10 Derivatives-II
- Day 11 Financial Reporting & Analysis -I
- Day 12 Financial Reporting & Analysis -II
- Day 13 Financial Reporting & Analysis -III
- Day 14 Financial Reporting & Analysis -IV
- Day 15 Equity Investments-I
- Day 16 Equity Investments-II
- Day 17 Alternative Investments
- Day 18 Portfolio Management
- Day 19 Economics-I
- Day 20 Economics-II
** 4 more days for Revisions and Doubt Clearing (As mentioned in the brochure)
** This training schedule is indicative; changes in schedule might be there based students strengths and weaknesses.
- Live Classroom Training with doubt clearing (80 Hrs.)
- 20 hrs of crash course and revision
- 4 Mock tests at study centre
- Extensive Study material / formula sheets / Question bank / Lecture handouts
- Industry Expert Faculties (CFA® Charterholders and candidates)
- 24 x 7 supports for doubt clearing
- Placement support after completion of program
Yes. Minimum requirement is bachelor degree and students into the final year of graduation can enroll.
It is possible to complete the CFA® program in minimum of two years. However, the average time to complete the full CFA program is 4+ years.
The CFA® exam Level I is a six hour exam with 240 multiple choice questions.
CFA® chartholders works in research firms, consultancy firm, investment banks, equity research, trading and broking houses, private equity firms etc. They add value to various functions of investment decision making process.
Yes. We do provide free demo classes. CF Institute wants you to be 100% satisfied with the faculty before you enroll into the prep program.
We focus on 3 things. Selective CFA® Curriculum study, practice tests & revision, Mock test series with explanation
Yes you can. We will always look to accommodate you on another classroom session if you cannot make one of your classes but that is subject to seat availability.
Since we have good working relationships from corporates, we can assist you in the placement. However it is not guaranteed. Placement depends on how much the recruiter is impressed with you and how you showcase yourself to the recruiter.
HOW IT WORKS
Starts with personalized classroom training (100+ Hrs) with doubt clearing
Revision and Mocks
Focus on making own study notes, taking topic tests and revise difficult topics
Practice, Practice and Practice
Taking lot of topic tests and mock exams with grading and discussion post exam
Effective Study Planner
Month wise study planner to ensure excellent preparation
Tips and tricks on how to cover the concepts, time management, calculator usage
Support for helping and enhancing student learning experience
"The instructor taught really well and the knowledge imparted by him was such that it will help a lot in the workplace. Highly practical in nature."
Divij Sahijwani (Junior Associate, Moody's Analytics)
"Well Qualified and experienced professionals for complete training and understanding of course, helpful on clearing doubts."
Shubhangi Srivastava (Process Associate, Genpact)
"The content of the course was good and planned in a very effective manner."
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"Whenever i feel anything wrong or face any problem, vivek sethi always there to help us. Whether it is of any class or faculty or any job related problem."
Gagandeep (Team member, Aon Hewitt)
"Cf institute has very wonderful faculty and they are very cooperative. The class environment is very positive and energetic. It has been a amazing experience for me so far. Here, potentials are harnessed, skills are developed, confidence is built and dreams are realized."
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"I like the way you build up the course starting from the Excel so we cannot face the problem while doing Valuation. Live examples with classes help a lot to understand things which were tricky to understand earlier."
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"From Basic excel to Preparing whole models, they made the tough process easy. Thanks to expertise available. I never felt any sort of discomfort being the only college student among the batch. Today I am proud of my decision that I opted for this course during my college days."
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"The program helped and showed me a way to build my career path."
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"At CF Institute you can be sure of success provided their is true dedication from your side. The faculty here is very good and able to explain each and every concept with great clarity. Thanks to CF Institute for such an amazing experience which helps me to get placed through them."
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