Here is my analysis on the pros and cons of CFA prep course based on readers’ experience and comments from financial analyst forums. Disclosure: The I Pass Team may earn a small amount of compensation if you purchase from our links; our team uses these revenues to maintain the site and produce awesome free content just for you!
I don’t believe in people who say their study materials are the absolute best, because different courses suit candidates with different background and learning style. I am however confident that you will find one that suit you the best here.
|CFA Prep Course||(Elan CFA)|
|# hours of Video Instruction||110+||49||103||120|
|# Practice Questions||5,500+ (L1)|
Unknown for L2 and L3
|# Mock Exams||3 (L1)|
|Candidate-generated||2-3 for each level|
|Customer Service||Live online virtual classes||Instructor help||Study forum||Instructor help desk|
|Performance Tracking||(practice exam only)||Limited analytics|
|Pass Guarantee||(One reset only)|
|Access until you pass||(w/ restrictions)|
|Pricing (per level)||$1,095-1,295 (save $300 with this link)||$1,499||$299-599||$1,395|
Wiley acquired Elan Guides in 2012 and integrates Elan’s celebrated content in its state-of-the-art learning platform.
The most established and biggest brand in the market.
A relative newcomer that packs a lot into its affordable courses
Formerly 7City Learning, Fitch CFA offers both classroom and online learning.
I believe most candidates would agree that Wiley CFA has the best videos, the notes and practice questions are great, together with access to lecturers, free trial, access until you pass… all in one nice package. The brand is not as big as Schweser, but hey, that’s why it is more affordable (at least for now).
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