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Level I CFA® Exam Essential Self Study Package


The Essential Self Study Package is an excellent choice for candidates who want a comprehensive CFA® study program, but would prefer to prepare, practice, and perform on their own. The Essential Self Study Package contains our world-renowned SchweserNotes, six full-length practice exams, the SchweserPro™ QBank, and an array of print and online study tools. If you have the commitment and motivation to study and learn at your own pace, check out the Essential Self Study Package for your CFA exam preparation.

SchweserNotes Volumes 1-5

The 5-volume SchweserNotes™ is the key component as you prepare for the CFA® exam. They provide clear, concise study notes and examples that cover every Learning Outcome Statement. Measure your progress with practice questions and realistic self-tests at the end of each topic.


Schweser's QuickSheet

Prepare for the CFA exam on the go! This compact study tool summarizes key formulas, definitions, and concepts.

  • The QuickSheet is a 6-page, 8.5 x 11", laminated tri-fold


Practice Exams, Volumes 1 & 2 (6 Full Exams)

Once you know the concepts, apply the material with 6 full-length practice exams. Identify your problem areas, master the material, and gain the confidence you need to perform your best on the actual CFA exam. Each volume of Practice Exams includes 3 full exams, as well as the Online Performance Tracker, which allows you to compare your scores to other candidates.


Study Calendar

This innovative tool takes the guesswork out of creating a prep plan! Prepare with a detailed study plan that shows you how to use your study materials in the most effective way possible.


Instructor-Led Office Hours

Connect with a CFA expert during designated office hours to get your exam- and content-related questions answered.


SchweserPro QBank

After reading the SchweserNotes™, practice what you've learned with the SchweserPro™ QBank. Focus your attention where you need it the most and review critical concepts. The QBank allows you to: 

  • 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


101 Must Knows

This online study tool will give you practice answering exam-like questions based on the core concepts of the CFA curriculum. These quizzes, and included tutorials, are an ideal way to ensure you grasp each topic area before you move on to the next topic.

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Select your Essential Self Study Package today! Once you are in the cart, you will have the option to choose the print version, the online version, or both (for an additional fee).

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Essential Self Study Package $649.00  Add to Cart 

Schweser provided me a consolidated study program that integrated extremely well with the limited study time I had. I am married, have three children, and work full-time, so time is of the essence.        

Dylan O., 2013 Level I

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  • Can be purchased online or by calling Customer Service at 877.311.9770 (U.S.) or +1 608.779.8327 (Int’l.).


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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.  

For more information regarding VitalSource and our new eBooks, please visit our FAQ Page.

Note: Access to online products expires on June 30, 2016. To continue using the products, a purchase of that product must be made prior to promotion expiration. Promotion may change at any time without notice. Kaplan Schweser releases a new version of products every year as the CFA® curriculum changes. Shared use is strictly prohibited.

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