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CHARTERED FINANCIAL ANALYST LEVEL 1

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CHARTERED FINANCIAL ANALYST LEVEL 1

Duration: 12 Months Online

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) LEVEL I

Chartered Financial Analyst Level I certification is the first level of qualification within CFA certification program.


NADIA offers online CFA Level I training to finance professionals that allows them to study about CFA exam topics, work out practice questions and get detail explanations and more from the comfort of their home.

 

CFA Level I Certification Benefits

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Globally recognized professional certification in finance domain

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Demonstrates one as a skilled finance and investment professional

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Demonstrates one's practical skills on finance

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Better opportunities in career field as compared to non-credential peers

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Qualified for attempting the CFA Level II exam towards achieving the CFA charter.

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Suitable for December, 2013 Batch

Best Suited

Any finance or investment professionals who are looking forward to move ahead in their career with a coveted CFA certification are the ideal participants for CFA® Level I exam.

About CFA Level I Certification

CFA Exam is conducted by the reputed CFA Institute. CFA charter program includes three levels of qualifying exams. One can register for only one exam at a time. 

Each exam is conducted in two sessions (morning and afternoon) with duration of 3 hours for each session. CFA Level I is the first level of qualification within the CFA certification program. 

CFA Level I exam includes 240 multiple choice questions based on basic knowledge on investment tools.

Objective

Understand investment analysis, portfolio management and related concepts to perform better in finance roles, especially in the investment banking sector.

Who should attend?

CFA program is suitable for :

·         Career changers (non-investment professionals) to gain broader professional expertise and to make a career change into the investment profession

·         Students who want to enter finance or investment profession

·          Investment professionals who want to enhance their professional abilities

 

CFA Exam Pre-requisites

The main eligibility requirements for a candidate are :

·         A completed bachelor's or equivalent degree, OR

·         Be in the final year of a bachelor's degree program at the time of registration, OR

·         Have 4 years of professional work experience – can be non-investment related, OR

·         Have a combination of full time professional experience and college education that totals at least 4 years

·         In addition to the education requirements a candidate must have a valid international travel passport.

Benefits

Globally recognized professional credential

Demonstrates one as a skilled finance and investment professional

Demonstrates one’s practical skills on finance

Improves job performance

Opens up greater prospects in the career field

Exam Structure

CFA Exam has three levels which need to be passed sequentially in order to gain the CFA Charter. 
Level I exam is scheduled in June and December (first Saturday) each year and Level II exam is scheduled only in June (first Saturday) every year. 

One can register for only one exam at a time. 
Each exam is conducted in two sessions (morning and afternoon) with duration of 3 hours for each session.
 

 

Exam Focus

Question Format

No. of Questions

Level I

Basic knowledge focused on investment tools some analysis

Multiple Choice Questions

240 (120 in each session)

Exam Fee Schedule

For June 2014 Exam (in US $) 

25 September 201312 February 201412 March 2014

  

First deadline

Second deadline

Final deadline

First time enrolment fee

Deadline over

$440

$440

Exam Registration

Deadline over

$800

$1,170

Total

Deadline over

$1,240

$1,610

 

FAQs

How can I become a CFA® charter holder?

Following criteria needs to be fulfilled to become a CFA charter holder:

·         Clear CFA® Level 1, 2, and 3 exams

·         Have four years of qualified investment work experience

·         Become a member of CFA Institute

·         Pledge to adhere to the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct

·         How much time does it take to complete the CFA® program?

How much time does it take to complete the CFA® program?

Completing the program (all three CFA® Levels) usually takes as little as 18 months, but there is no limit on the number of attempts at any exam level or the time taken to complete each level.

Are there any scholarships for the CFA® program?

CFA Institute provides two kinds of scholarships for CFA® exam candidates:

ACCESS SCHOLARSHIPS: This is a needs-based scholarship that can be availed by up to 2500 candidates who are not able to afford the full price of the CFA® program enrollment and registration fees.

AWARENESS SCHOLARSHIPS: Awareness scholarships are awarded in three situations

Candidate is sponsored by a full time faculty member who is also a CFA® charter-holder in good standing at the student’s university

Candidate is a student at a college or university that is part of CFA® Institute’s CFA® Program Partners initiative and University Recognition Program

Candidate is a full-time college or university finance professor

Awareness scholarships bring down the CFA® Program enrollment and exam registration fees to $350, including the CFA® Program eBook. More details on scholarships at the CFA Institute scholarships' page.

If I pass the CFA Level I exam in December, can I register for the CFA Level II exam held the following June?

Yes, candidates who pass CFA Level I exam in December can register for the CFA Level II exam held the following June. 

Candidates should consider whether they will have enough time to prepare for CFA Level II exam, given the approximately four-month period remaining until the June exam.

Do I have to pass each of the individual topic areas in order to pass an exam level?

No. As long as you achieve a total score above the minimum passing score (MPS) set by the CFA Institute Board of Governors, you would pass the exam regardless of your performance on any individual topic.

Structure

At CFA Level I exam, questions asked are related to basic knowledge and comprehension focusing on asset valuation. Some questions require performing analysis.

LEVEL I – TOOLS

·         Tools and concepts that apply to investment valuation and portfolio management

·         Basic concepts regarding asset classes, securities, and markets

·         CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct 

 

Key Features5-15

Topic Area

Level I

Level II

Level III

Ethical and Professional Standards (total)

15

10

10

Quantitative Methods

12

5-10

0

Economics

10

5-10

0

Financial Reporting and Analysis

20

15-25

0

Corporate Finance

8

5-15

0

Investment Tools (total)

50

30-60

0

Equity Investments

10

20-30

5-15

Fixed Income

12

5-15

10-20

Derivatives

5

5-15

 

Alternative Investments

3

5-15

5-15

Asset Classes (total)

30

35-75

35-45

Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning (total)

5

5-15

45-55

Exam

CFA Level I exam is governed by CFA Institute. Training is not mandatory but advisable.

*Exams not included.

Key Features

·         12 CFA Level 1 Simulation exams

·         1650+ Practice questions

·         Downloadable E-book Included

·         CFA institute EPP

·         CFA Approved Study Materials

·         Course Completion Certificate