To earn the CFA designation means to earn a valid credential to your résumé. It means to prove your proficiency in finance and your expertise as a professional in the field. That is why your decision to reach for the designation is the right one and should be nurtured. You must not give up before you actually get what you’re striving after.
You must not get discouraged by all the difficulties attributed to the CFA exam. They can be easily handled if approached thoughtfully.
First of all, identify where the great CFA difficulty lies for you. Then, try to conceptualize all the identified difficulties and understand their nature. Finally, plan how you’re going to gain the upper hand and achieve your success.
The difficulties can be manifold and each and every one of you will develop your own hierarchy of CFA headaches.
If the financial aspect is what worries you, find a means to minimize the obstacle (learn more).
If the worst nightmare is the intellectual challenge in the form of thousands of pages to read and hundreds of definitions, formulas, and concepts to acquire, look for ways to make the study content more digestible (learn more).
If that’s a physical challenge in terms of the time you need to devote to studying, the best way is to organize your preparation well to be able to control your time and acquire the bulk of CFA study material (learn more).
If the emotional burden is what brings you down and you feel you’re losing your motivation, you will do right if you join a study group. Nothing will keep your better motivated than watching others learn (learn more).
Finally, if what keeps you awake at night are all the formalities related to the CFA Program and the CFA exam, your way should be to rationalize the strict CFA policies governing your candidacy and the exam itself (learn more).
There are multiple corners in this maze but we lead you through (learn more). Put your success before your eyes and pursue. Do not lose sight of it and become a CFA charterholder!
TIP: Treat every passed level as a milepost on your career path. After all, every level is a challenge worth the effort!
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