How long to study for CFA Level 1 from non finance background

I'm coming from a non finance background (medical device sales) and I'm taking the CFA level 1 in June of this year. I'm registered for a Schweser class starting this coming Tuesday. If I start studying now, do you think I have enough time to prepare and pass the CFA level one in June?

I'm taking this exam with the intention of transitioning into equity research

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Jan 19, 2020

You can spend even +600 hours studying for December exam and still not pass. What matters is how motivated and disciplined you are. This will determine wether you going to pass it or not. Make sure you constantly keep track of your week spots and revisit the challenging material a few times + don't neglected the mock exams and free ones online. Good luck!

Jan 20, 2020

Thanks. I started studying last night. I'm going to aim for 15 hours of study per week until exam day. The Kaplan course I am in starts tomorrow evening. Any advice is welcomed and greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Jan 20, 2020

Did you just register for the free online one or are you taking a course that lasts until around the June exam?

Jan 20, 2020
BubbaBanker:

Did you just register for the free online one or are you taking a course that lasts until around the June exam?

I purchased admittance into a class with study materials etc. the class meets every Tuesday until exam day. It was around $1400.00 for the class.

Jan 20, 2020

Nice, I'm taking the free one tomorrow that's offered. Depending on how it goes, maybe I'll look at the course if it's still available.

Jan 20, 2020

I purchased admittance into a class with study materials etc. the class meets every Tuesday until exam day. It was around $1400.00 for the class.

Jan 21, 2020

How was it? Some stuff came up at work so I wasn't able to make it. Did you find it useful?

Jan 21, 2020
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