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Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Course Summary

Chartered Financial Analyst® is a mark of excellence in the finance world. With almost six decades of history, the CFA® Charter is the most recognized credential in the investment sphere. It is the most desirable and now an essential certification by many employers all over the world. The CFA® curriculum equips the successful candidates with the most required skills in the global finance industry.

Break into finance with CFA as this is the most sought after certification in the finance world. If you’re looking for a cost-effective certification that will give you global recognition and a deep understanding of finance, you should consider the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation.


Course Objectives

Getting your CFA allows you to gain analytical skills and expertise in quantitative methods, economics, financial reporting, investments analysis, and portfolio management. This set of skills and knowledge you will develop as you become a CFA charterholder will serve you well throughout your career.


Course Contents

Level 1

Level 1 is focused on basic knowledge of the topics and simple analysis using investment tools. The exam consists of 240 questions, divided equally into two sessions, three hours each. Exam is held twice a year, in June and in December

Level 11

Level II is focused on the application of investment tools and valuation techniques for all types of assets.

The exam consists of 20 case studies, divided equally into two sessions, three hours each. Each case study is followed by 6 MCQs. Exam is once a year- in June.

Level III

Level III focuses on synthesizing all the concepts and analytical methods in a variety of applications for effective portfolio management and wealth planning. Exam is once a year- in June.

 

Topic Area

Level I

Level II

Level III

Ethical and Professional Standards

15–20%

10-15%

10-15%

Quantitative Methods

8–12%

5-10%

0%

Economics

8–12%

5-10%

5-10%

Financial Reporting and Analysis

13-17%

10-15%

0%

Corporate Finance

8-12%

5-10%

0%

Equity Investments

10-12%

10-15%

10-15%

Fixed Income

10-12%

10-15%

15-20%

Derivatives

5-8%

5-10%

5-10%

Alternative Investments

5-8%

5-10%

5-10%

Portfolio Management

5-8%

10-15%

35-40%

Total

100%

100%

100%


 

Target Audience

The CFA certification will be a game-changer for someone who is:

Working in finance and wants to climb up the success ladder         

Willing to switch career to finance but doesn’t know where to start


Course Objectives

Getting your CFA allows you to gain analytical skills and expertise in quantitative methods, economics, financial reporting, investments analysis, and portfolio management. This set of skills and knowledge you will develop as you become a CFA charterholder will serve you well throughout your career.

Course Contents

Level 1

Level 1 is focused on basic knowledge of the topics and simple analysis using investment tools. The exam consists of 240 questions, divided equally into two sessions, three hours each. Exam is held twice a year, in June and in December

Level 11

Level II is focused on the application of investment tools and valuation techniques for all types of assets.

The exam consists of 20 case studies, divided equally into two sessions, three hours each. Each case study is followed by 6 MCQs. Exam is once a year- in June.

Level III

Level III focuses on synthesizing all the concepts and analytical methods in a variety of applications for effective portfolio management and wealth planning. Exam is once a year- in June.

 

Topic Area

Level I

Level II

Level III

Ethical and Professional Standards

15–20%

10-15%

10-15%

Quantitative Methods

8–12%

5-10%

0%

Economics

8–12%

5-10%

5-10%

Financial Reporting and Analysis

13-17%

10-15%

0%

Corporate Finance

8-12%

5-10%

0%

Equity Investments

10-12%

10-15%

10-15%

Fixed Income

10-12%

10-15%

15-20%

Derivatives

5-8%

5-10%

5-10%

Alternative Investments

5-8%

5-10%

5-10%

Portfolio Management

5-8%

10-15%

35-40%

Total

100%

100%

100%

 

Target Audience

The CFA certification will be a game-changer for someone who is:

Working in finance and wants to climb up the success ladder         

Willing to switch career to finance but doesn’t know where to start

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