It’s been a while since I got the Wiley package. I wanted to try for a few weeks before sharing my thoughts on this review provider. So far, I couldn’t be happier.
We get on so much better now after the conversation we had on my CFA journey.[ ]
Wiley more conceptual / qualitative, thus tougher. 90% vs 70-80%.
I am done with Ethics in my study plan and half of Quant I can say that I’m totally happy with their materials. Do it this way:
Some of the videos done by Basit and Peter Olinto a few years back are still relevant. They are absolutely fantastic for a deeper and broader understanding of some of the material.
Also, some of the study notes readings do a better job teaching some of the readings than the curriculum does (Pensions in FRA is a good example).
Wiley Needs to Improve on?
The #1 improvement they can do (easily) is to increase the number of mocks. Schweser has 6 for Level 1; Wiley has only 3. I know it takes time to create a decent set of mock exam, but isn’t it silly if people are forced to choose Schweser over Wiley simply because they have more practice exams available?
Schweser does a really good job condensing the material however the “practice problems” at the end of each chapter are 10 times easier then the EOL questions in the CFAI material. I usually use Schweser to read the chapter but then do the EOL questions at the end of the CFAI material. In my oppinion you will be much better prepared for the exam by strictly studying from the CFAI material.
you absolutely can still pass this, but you need to do the following:
Other tactic is to choose when to cut your losses. If you cannot crack something highly complex, just make flashcards for the definitions in that section and pray your strengths elsewhere carry you.
hammer-drill the mock questions you have a chance in. Be a machine at it until it is impossible for you to get less than 168.
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