I’m not the type of guy to sound alarms, start screaming or tell others what they should or should not do. But if you are planning on taking (and passing!) the CFA exam this June, this is pretty much the time where you should be getitng very serious.
I’ve said it before, I’m not a big fan of studying for 12 straight months although that can work very well for some candidates. I prefer using a method that maximizes results through 2 months of intense studying.
That is also why I wrote a detailed ebook that gives a detailed plan on how to pass your exam. In the end, passing the exam is much more about having a consistent and solid studying plan than anything else.
I sincerely believe that the ebook is worth much more than its cost price and the comments that I’ve received so far have been very solid.
But no matter what material, study plan or strategy that you decide to use, it’s critical that you start going 200% from now till exam time. What does this mean? Basically that you social life is winding down, so is your sleep to some extent. It also means that within a week or two.
It is CRITICAL that you do one mock exam. Don’t tell me you’re not quite ready, that you prefer waiting a bit longer, etc. I don’t want to hear it. Doing one exam will make an incredible difference. Why?
-You will likely get a bad score (giving you even more urgency)
-You will get a better understanding of the format and how to prepare for it
-You will get more information about your strengths and weaknesses
I’m telling you, there is no valid reason for not taking an exam. Set the date and stick to it. In the meantime, you can struggle, spend as much time as possible and do your absolute best to get ready.