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CFA® Level I Study Materials

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Kaplan Schweser has been a global leader in CFA® exam prep for over 20 years. We offer a variety of CFA study materials to help you pass the CFA Level I exam. Whether you are looking for audio notes, practice questions, flashcards, or final review materials, like our CFA mock exam, we have all the study tools you need for success on exam day.

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CFA Study Packages

 
SchweserNotes Package   View Details 
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CFA Classes

 
Live Classes   View Details 
Schweser Online Class Package (Eastern Time)
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Level I Schweser Online Class Package - U.S. Eastern Time (GMT-5)

Innovative and flexible! Attend Kaplan Schweser’s live online CFA® Level I classes from anywhere in the world via the Internet. Let our expert faculty guide you through the CFA curriculum with a structured approach to help you pass the CFA exam. If you happen to miss a class, don’t worry—all classes are archived so you can start, stop, and rewind at your own pace for additional review.

Includes:

  • 48 hours of live, expert instruction by CFA charterholders during 16 weekly, 3-hour sessions
  • Archive of each online class
  • Schweser ClassNotes, Volumes 1 & 2 (choice of printed books or online slide download)
  • Full Schweser Library (online)
  • Faculty Email Access

Purchase Options: Available for individual purchase or available in the PremiumPlus Package or Premium Study Package

$499.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase
Schweser Online Class Package (London Time)
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Level I Schweser Online Class Package - London Time (GMT)

Innovative and flexible! Attend Kaplan Schweser’s live online CFA® Level I classes from anywhere in the world via the Internet. Let our expert faculty guide you through the CFA curriculum with a structured approach to help you pass the CFA exam. If you happen to miss a class, don’t worry—all classes are archived so you can start, stop, and rewind at your own pace for additional review.

Includes:

  • 48 hours of live, expert instruction by CFA charterholders during 16 weekly, 3-hour sessions
  • Archive of each online class
  • Schweser ClassNotes, Volumes 1 & 2 (choice of printed books or online slide download)
  • Full Schweser Library (online)
  • Faculty Email Access

Purchase Options: Available for individual purchase or available in the PremiumPlus Package or Premium Study Package

$499.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase
Schweser Video Class Package
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Study your way...on your schedule! When committing to a scheduled class doesn’t fit into your calendar, you can still receive our world-renowned CFA® instruction anytime, anywhere, on the topic of your choice.

The Schweser Video Class Package includes:

  • More than 40 hours of recorded video lessons covering all the Topics in the CFA curriculum
  • Schweser Video Class Workbook (choice of printed book or online slide download)
  • Full Schweser Library (Online)
  • Faculty Email Access
  • Choice of online Video Classes or CDs for an additional $50

Purchase Options: Can be purchased as an individual product. It can also be included as part of the Premium Study and PremiumPlus Packages.

$499.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase

CFA Audio Study Notes

 
SchweserNotes Audio MP3 (Download)
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The audio version of SchweserNotes helps reinforce your understanding of the CFA® curriculum while you are on a commute, at home, or in the gym. Through our professional readings of the SchweserNotes, you can acquire essential knowledge and maintain top-of-mind awareness of all the major topics and concepts in the CFA curriculum.

Audio SchweserNotes feature:

  • 20+ hours of audio that covers the entire curriculum
  • In-depth explanations of all learning outcome statements (LOS)
  • Online download

Purchase Options: Can be purchased as an individual product only.

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SchweserNotes Audio MP3 (CD)
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The audio version of SchweserNotes helps reinforce your understanding of the CFA® curriculum while you are on a commute, at home, or in the gym. Through our professional readings of the SchweserNotes, you can acquire essential knowledge and maintain top-of-mind awareness of all the major topics and concepts in the CFA curriculum.

Audio SchweserNotes feature:

  • 20+ hours of audio that covers the entire curriculum
  • In-depth explanations of all learning outcome statements (LOS)
  • MP3 CDs (2 discs)

Purchase Options: Can be purchased as an individual product only.

$249.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase

CFA Practice Questions

 
Flashcard Set
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Frequent coverage of problem topics and learning outcome statements (LOS) is essential for making your CFA® exam experience a success! This efficient, effective study tool is portable for quick self-quiz anywhere. Increase confidence that you have thoroughly reviewed and retained all of the vital information within SchweserNotes. The Flashcard Set includes a handy carrying case.

Flashcard Set details:

  • Cards color-coded by topic (see charts for breakdown by topic)
  • Indexed by study session, reading, and LOS
  • LOS printed on one side; complete answers on the other
  • Cards single-hole punched for a ring-clasp attachment (included)

Purchase Options: Can be purchased as an individual product only.

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Practice Exams Volume 1 (Printed)
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There's no such thing as being over-prepared! This printed volume of 3 full-length practice exams let you realistically test yourself. In fact, our students tell us that our practice exams are as difficult as the actual CFA® exam.

Purchase Options: Can be purchased as an individual product or as part of the following packages: PremiumPlus Package, Premium Study Package, Essential Study Package, SchweserNotes Package, Premium Weekly Class Package, or PremiumPlus Weekly Class Package.

$149.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase
Practice Exams Volume 1 (Online)
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There's no such thing as being over-prepared! Our 3 full-length practice exams, taken completely online, let you realistically test yourself. In fact, our students tell us that our practice exams are as difficult as the actual CFA® exam.

Purchase Options: Can be purchased as an individual product or as part of the following packages: PremiumPlus Package, Premium Study Package, Essential Study Package, SchweserNotes Package, Premium Weekly Class Package, or PremiumPlus Weekly Class Package.

$149.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase
Practice Exams Volume 2 (Printed)
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There's no such thing as being over-prepared! This printed volume of 3 full-length practice exams let you realistically test yourself. In fact, our students tell us that our practice exams are as difficult as the actual CFA® exam.

Purchase Options: Can be purchased as an individual product or as part of the following packages: PremiumPlus Package, Premium Study Package, Essential Study Package, Premium Weekly Class Package, or PremiumPlus Weekly Class Package.

$149.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase
Practice Exams Volume 2 (Online)
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There's no such thing as being over-prepared! Our 3 full-length practice exams, taken completely online, let you realistically test yourself. In fact, our students tell us that our practice exams are as difficult as the actual CFA® exam.

Purchase Options: Can be purchased as an individual product or as part of the following packages: PremiumPlus Package, Premium Study Package, Essential Study Package, Premium Weekly Class Package, or PremiumPlus Weekly Class Package.

$149.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase
SchweserPro QBank (Online + Download)
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Effectively manage your time while you continually review critical concepts and Learning Outcome Statements (LOS) from your home, office, or laptop.

With SchweserPro QBank, you can:

  • Quiz yourself with thousands of multiple-choice questions
  • Build exams using the topics and the number of questions you select
  • Customize topic weights
  • View answer explanations and LOS summaries

The online version of this program also includes a one-time download (Internet connection required).

Please Note: The download version of the SchweserPro QBank is not compatible with Mac devices. The online version is compatible with Mac devices. Firefox is the recommended browser for use of the online version of the SchweserPro QBank.

Purchase Options: Can be purchased as an individual product or as part of the following packages: PremiumPlus Package, Premium Study Package, Essential Study Package, Premium Weekly Class Package, and PremiumPlus Weekly Class Package.

$299.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase
SchweserPro QBank (CD)
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Effectively manage your time while you continually review critical concepts and Learning Outcome Statements (LOS) from your home or office using our CD version.

With SchweserPro QBank, you can:

  • Quiz yourself with thousands of multiple-choice questions
  • Build exams using the topics and the number of questions you select
  • Customize topic weights
  • View answer explanations and LOS summaries

The CD version can be installed twice. Requires Internet updates throughout the CFA season.

Please Note: The CD version of the SchweserPro QBank is not compatible with Mac devices.

Purchase Options: Can be purchased as an individual product or as part of the following packages: PremiumPlus Package, Premium Study Package, Essential Study Package, Premium Weekly Class Package, and PremiumPlus™ Weekly Class Package.

$349.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase

CFA Final Review Products

 
Secret Sauce
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Schweser's Secret Sauce® offers a clear, concise review of the core elements of the CFA® curriculum and provides insights on how to apply your hard-earned knowledge successfully on exam day. Take it wherever you go for efficient, effective review in the final critical months before the CFA exam.

The first portion of this book offers concise, readable explanations of the major parts of the CFA curriculum by Schweser's team of expert authors. The second portion gives you essential exam strategies and guidance on how to pass the exam, including:

  • Tips and tricks on how to apply your knowledge
  • Basic strategies and time management hints
  • A plan for the last week prior to exam day
  • Topic-by-topic listing of high-probability exam topics
  • Analysis of level-specific question styles

Choose either the print version or eBook version through VitalSource®

Purchase Options: Can be purchased as an individual product. It is also included in the Final Review Pack or can be included as part of the PremiumPlus Package (if Final Review Pack option is chosen).

$99.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase
Online Mock Exam and Exam Tutorial
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The Online Schweser Mock Exam is designed to test your knowledge by simulating the exam day experience online. It is as close to the as close to the actual CFA® exam in format, content, difficulty, and length as we can make it and it will help develop your test taking skills and identify your week areas.

The Online Mock Exam and Exam Tutorial includes:

  • Timed 6-hour exam (two 3-hour sessions)
  • CFA Institute topic weightings
  • Printable answer key and online answer explanations
  •  Online scoring and performance tracking by topic area with a comparison to other Mock Exam candidates
  • Answer explanations include LOS and CFA curriculum page references for every question
  • Exam Tutorial (Online)
    • 10+ hours of instruction on the concepts and techniques necessary to answer each question
    • Each tutorial is a whiteboard video with audio instruction covering the material on which each question is based and explaining how to apply it to the question

The Online Mock Exam and Exam Tutorial is available starting on the same day as the Live Mock through exam day.

Purchase Options: Can be purchased as an individual product. It is also included in the Final Review Pack, and can be included as part of the PremiumPlus Package (if Final Review Pack option is chosen) and the PremiumPlus Weekly Class Package.

$100.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase
Live Mock Exam   View Details 
Final Review Package
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Level I Final Review Pack

Enter the CFA® exam test center with confidence! Schweser's Final Review Pack has efficient tools that put the finishing touch on your CFA exam preparation:

Includes:

  • Online 3-Day Review and Exam Workshop (Live & OnDemand): includes 20+ hours of instruction
    • Exam Workshop Workbook Set (printed)
      • Exam Workshop Mind Maps - book of slides that are used in the Exam Workshop presentations to help with student note-taking.
      • Exam Workshop Questions - book of practice questions that are used in our Exam Workshops to help you apply and retain the information you learn.
  • Online Mock Exam and Exam Tutorial: a simulated exam experience with a complete analysis of every Mock Exam question
  • Schweser's Secret Sauce®:  a compact book outlining what you need to know on exam day
    • Choice of print book or eBook through VitalSource®

 

Purchase Options: Can be purchased as an individual product. It can also be included as part of the PremiumPlus Package (if Final Review Pack option is chosen).

$429.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase
CFA Seminars   View Details 

Other CFA Study Materials

 
Schweser's QuickSheet (Printed)
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Convenient study on the go! This 6-page document folds out to provide a quick review of the "must-know" key formulas, definitions, and concepts of the CFA® curriculum (see charts for breakdown by topic). 8-1/2 x 11"; laminated for use over lunch or coffee.

Purchase Options: Can be purchased as an individual product or as part of the following packages: PremiumPlus Package, Premium Study Package, Essential Study Package, SchweserNotes Package, Premium Weekly Class Package, and PremiumPlus Weekly Class Package.

$29.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase
Schweser's QuickSheet (eBook)
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Convenient study on the go! This eBook of our QuickSheet provides a quick reference of the “must-know” key formulas, definitions, and concepts of the CFA® curriculum.

  • Available as an eBook through VitalSource®

Purchase Options: Can be purchased as an individual product or as part of the online versions of the following packages: PremiumPlus Package, Premium Study Package, Essential Study Package, and SchweserNotes Package.

$29.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase
CFA Fundamentals Book
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CFA Fundamentals Book, 2nd Edition

Begin your journey to becoming a successful CFA® candidate with an introduction to the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge. Topics include the main areas addressed at Level I, such as Quantitative Methods, Economics, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Corporate Finance, Securities Markets, Asset Valuation, and Portfolio Management. Each chapter concludes with a problem set consisting of multiple-choice questions with answers and explanations.

Purchase Options: Can be purchased as an individual product or bundled with Understanding Your Financial Calculator.

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Understanding Your Financial Calculator
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Understanding Your Financial Calculator

In order to succeed on the CFA® exam, candidates must be intimately familiar with the basics and intricacies of the financial calculator, as well as the underlying concepts that are the basis for these calculations. Understanding Your Financial Calculator demonstrates the keystrokes and shortcut methods for the two calculators that are approved by the CFAI for use on the CFA exam:

  • Hewlett Packard: HP 12C
  • Texas Instruments: TI - BA II Plus

 

Purchase Options: Can be purchased as an individual product or bundled with CFA Fundamentals, 2nd Edition.

$59.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase
Fundamentals Book w/ Calculator Book
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CFA Fundamentals, 2nd Edition with Understanding Your Financial Calculator

This bundle includes our CFA Fundamentals Book with our Understanding Your Financial Calculator Book to save you $19 over retail pricing!

$89.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase

The study materials served as the backbone to my studying for the CFA exam. Without them, I wouldn't have been able to drill into the scope of the curriculum. They truly forced me to understand concepts even when I didn't want to anymore. They have a complete understanding of how we should tackle each topic in the curriculum and how best to test the candidates' knowledge in the form of their questions. Overall, worth it!

Angelo L., 2013 Level I

About our eBooks

Kaplan Schweser is proud to announce we have teamed up with VitalSource® to offer eBook versions of our popular SchweserNotes, Secret Sauce®, and QuickSheet. For more information regarding VitalSource and our new eBooks, please visit our FAQ Page.

Note: Access to online products expires on exam day. Schweser releases a new version of products every year as the CFA® curriculum changes. Shared use is strictly prohibited.

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