I am currently going through the Schweser books right now and they are the only study materials that I have. I am also considering buying the QBankPro from Kaplan because it was very helpful when I passed the SIE and the Series 65.
The first question is: do you think I have enough time to study for the Level I CFA exam? I know it is very hard, but I badly want to pass it and then take the II in June of next year. The problem is that I have no real background in finance and my grasp on math is not great. I have heard that it is possible and others have told me I should wait to take the Level I until next year. I also work full time so I worry about finding the time to study.
Secondly, how should I prepare for the exam? My current plan is to get through the books relatively quickly so that I have at **least ** some exposure to all of the material and have the manuals finished in a couple months. Then, I would review the trouble spots, do sessions with a tutor, and grind on the QBank.
If anyone with CFA experience can give some advice, it'd be appreciated. If you think there is a more effective way to study for the exam, I would love to hear it. Thanks.