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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 prepare, practice, and perform on 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 $379.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase
Essential Self Study Package $649.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase
Premium Instruction Package with Weekly Class Option - Starting at $1,099   See Package Options 
PremiumPlus Package with Weekly Class Option & Review Workshop Option - Starting at $1,399   See Package Options 

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 while you prepare for all the major topics and concepts in the CFA curriculum.

Audio SchweserNotes features:

  • 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.

$249.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase

CFA® Practice Questions

 
Flashcard Set
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Frequent practice with 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:

  • Paper, kitted with pouch
  • Cards color-coded by topic
  • Indexed by study session, reading, and LOS (All LOS covered)
  • 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, or as an add-on when purchasing a Schweser study package.

$149.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase
Practice Exams Volume 1 (Printed with Online Performance Tracker)
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There's no such thing as being over-prepared! Each printed volume contains 3 full-length practice exams that let you realistically test yourself. Demonstrate your knowledge of the CFA® curriculum and gain the confidence you need to perform your best on the actual CFA exam.

Includes answer explanations, LOS references, online component with bubblesheet for entering answers, and Performance Tracker for analyzing results and comparing to other candidates.

Purchase Options: Can be purchased as an individual product or is included in the following packages: PremiumPlus Package, Premium Instruction Package, Essential Self Study Package, or SchweserNotes 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. Demonstrate your knowledge of the CFA® curriculum and gain the confidence you need to perform your best on the actual CFA exam.

Includes 3 full-length online exams, answer explanations, LOS references, and Performance Tracker for analyzing results and comparing to other candidates.

Purchase Options: Can be purchased as an individual product or is included in the following packages: PremiumPlus Package, Premium Instruction Package, Essential Self Study Package, or SchweserNotes Package.

$149.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase
Practice Exams Volume 2 (Printed with Online Performance Tracker)
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There's no such thing as being over-prepared! Each printed volume contains 3 full-length practice exams that let you realistically test yourself. Demonstrate your knowledge of the CFA® curriculum and gain the confidence you need to perform your best on the actual CFA exam.

Includes answer explanations, LOS references, online component with bubblesheet for entering answers, and Performance Tracker for analyzing results and comparing to other candidates.

Purchase Options: Can be purchased as an individual product or is included in the following packages: PremiumPlus Package, Premium Instruction Package, or Essential Self Study 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. Demonstrate your knowledge of the CFA® curriculum and gain the confidence you need to perform your best on the actual CFA exam.

Includes 3 full-length online exams, answer explanations, LOS references, and Performance Tracker for analyzing results and comparing to other candidates.

Purchase Options: Can be purchased as an individual product or is included in the following packages: PremiumPlus Package, Premium Instruction Package, or Essential Self Study Package.

$149.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase
SchweserPro QBank (Online)
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Practice is the key to any successful study program! Thousands of multiple-choice questions will help you effectively focus your attention where needed as you continually quiz yourself and review critical concepts and Learning Outcome Statements (LOS).

With the SchweserPro™ QBank, you can:

  • Quiz yourself with thousands of multiple-choice questions

  • Build custom exams using the topics and the number of questions you select

  • View answer explanations and LOS summaries

  • Access your QBank online, with available offline access

The online version of this program also can also be downloaded (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. Chrome 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 instruction Package, or Essential Self Study Package.

$299.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase

CFA® Final Review Products

 
Online Mock Exam
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The Online Schweser Mock Exam is designed to test your knowledge by simulating the exam day experience online. To fully prepare you for exam day, the Mock Exam is as close to the actual CFA® exam in format, content, difficulty, and length as we can make. It will help develop your test taking skills and identify your week areas.

The Online Mock Exam 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 that 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
    • Voice-over animated slides and instructor annotations that review the underlying concepts and techniques for each Mock Exam question and relates them to selecting the correct answer choice

The Online Mock Exam and Exam Tutorial is available starting on 5/23/15 through exam day.

Purchase Options: Can be purchased as an individual product, or as an add-on when purchasing a Premium Package or Review Workshop.

$100.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase
Secret Sauce (Printed)
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You can prepare for the CFA exam wherever you go with this handy, compact book that offers a clear, concise review of the core elements of the CFA curriculum. In addition, Secret Sauce® provides insights and tips on how to apply your hard-earned knowledge successfully on exam day. Take it anywhere for an efficient, effective review in the final 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

Purchase Options: Can be purchased as an individual product. It is also included in the PremiumPlus Package.

$129.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase
Secret Sauce (eBook)
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The eBook version of Schweser's Secret Sauce® will help you prepare for the CFA exam wherever you go. This handy, compact book that offers a clear, concise review of the core elements of the CFA curriculum. In addition, Secret Sauce® provides insights and tips on how to apply your hard-earned knowledge successfully on exam day. Take it anywhere for an efficient, effective review in the final 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

The eBook version is delivered through VitalSource®.

Purchase Options: Can be purchased as an individual product. It is also included in the PremiumPlus Package.

$129.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase
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Other CFA® Study Materials

 
Schweser's QuickSheet (Printed)
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Prepare for the CFA exam on the go! This 6-page document folds out to provide topical highlights, detailed graphs, a quick reference 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 Instruction Package, Essential Self Study Package, or SchweserNotes Package.

$29.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase
Schweser's QuickSheet (eBook)
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Prepare for the CFA exam on the go! This multi-page eBook version of our QuickSheet contains topical highlights, detailed graphs, 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 Instruction Package, Essential Self 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.

$49.00  Add to Cart   Call Customer Support to Purchase
Understanding Your Financial Calculator
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Understanding Your Financial Calculator

In order to succeed on the CFA® exam, you 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 that we have teamed up with VitalSource® to offer eBook versions of our popular SchweserNotes™, Secret Sauce®, and QuickSheet. eBook versions are available as an option within the shopping cart, or you may call Customer Service at 877.311.9770 (U.S.) or +1 608.779.8327 (Int'l.) to order. For an additional fee, you can receive both print and eBook versions.  

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Note: Access to online products expires on June 30, 2015. Kaplan Schweser releases a new version of products every year as the CFA® curriculum changes. Shared use is strictly prohibited.

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