In a previous post I reviewed the Analyst Prep Question Bank. Today I’m going to review a CFA course review and question bank provider which is quickly gaining prominence with CFA students – Apptuto.
Apptuto was founded by Australian Nicholas Cooper. While studying for his CFA, he realized tools to help study the CFA course hadn’t changed much over the years. A lot of people attempt the CFA exam but the pass rates remain low. This is not because of the content per se but because of the sheer volume of the content.
So he set out building this app. The app provides you with CFA course review materials to help you quickly revise your portions from time to time or to use as a quick reference point whenever in doubt. Apptuto also offers 3500+ practice questions with detailed explanations, which besides the review materials is the main attraction for CFA students.
With Apptuto, a large number of practice tests can be created and tailored according to your precise needs. Apptuto allows you to create your own quizzes and mock exams. You can make 120-question tests, ranging from entire topics, or study sessions, and readings. You can choose to have these questions to be theory questions, or calculation questions. Students can also select the difficulty level of the questions and then decide how to weight them. Choices are weight them equally or as per CFA guidelines.
The dashboard keeps a track of your performance, number of questions attempted, etc. In one glance you can see your overall proficiency, progress points, the number of questions you’ve attempted, and the percentage of questions you’ve answered correctly. The performance graphs point out your strong and weak areas so that you can work on your weak areas accordingly.
By way of study materials, you get hundreds of study slides and a full set of reading materials besides Apptuto Review notes.
Let me explain their packages to you now. Besides a self study product, Apptuto also has a live coaching product where industry experts will coach you one-on-one in 16 live coaching sessions totaling 45 hours.
There are two packages in the self study product and two in live coaching. The two packages in self study product are free package and Premium package. The free package includes limited study materials and 120 practice questions while the premium package ($199) includes all study materials and 3500+ practice questions. Besides it also includes unlimited mock exams.
The two packages in the live-coaching product are Bootcamp and Apptuto Live. Bootcamp ($599) includes everything in the Premium package plus 4 day intensive bootcamp. Apptuto Live ($1499) includes everything in Bootcamp plus 16 live one-one-coaching sessions by industry experts spread over 16 weeks.
You will receive the recordings of the sessions too. These recordings are particularly helpful because the instructors teach much more than just the topics that are covered on the exam. They teach test taking tips and strategies to read and answer questions on the exam.
All packages are valid until you pass the exam.
That’s all in this review guys. As I already said before, more and more CFA students are now using Apptuto for their review materials and practice questions. However, if you are still not convinced, you can avail of the free package first and check out the app and the study materials before you make your purchase…Bye.