Hi all. In a previous post I reviewed the Schweser CFA study notes as a complete solution for the CFA exams. Today I’m going to review the CFA study guide offering by another popular player in the CFA education field – Wiley’s CFA Study Guide.
Wiley’s CFA Study Guide is one of the popular CFA prep courses available today for aspiring CFA candidates. Wiley started its CFA Program in 2009 as Elan Guides and soon came to be associated with quality CFA study materials. John Wiley & Sons acquired Elan Guides in January 2014, re-branding it as Wiley Efficient Learning. Wiley’s CFA Study Guide is popular today with students in over a 100 countries.
Wiley’s Study Guide is concise and comes in the form of five study volumes. It is a distilled version of the CFA Curriculum Books and helps you cover your portions fast and in limited time. The volumes cover all fundamentals, concepts and Learning Outcome Statements (LOS) needed to pass the CFA Exam. So you can use Wiley’s CFA Study Guide as your primary source for preparation for the exam.
Wiley’s provides a summary of the chapter covered, after every chapter to help you revise concepts and keep them fresh in memory. They provide Exam Tips wherever necessary. They also tell you what could be the possible traps on the exam an how to avoid them.
The notes are interspersed with graphs and in-depth solved examples, and practice questions after every chapter. The books have a color-coding feature which makes it easier for you to follow cases and examples that make references to graphs and sets of financial statements.
The authors have used their years of personal teaching experience to develop study guides that improve the study experience of CFA candidates and include practical and helpful tips and test-taking advice through-out the text.
So to round up, you can see why Wiley’s Study Guide is a popular and very strong option in CFA study guides. It provides advantages over the other popular choices, such as color coding and exam tips and traps which can prove to be a life saver on the exam. Should you decide to buy, it is guaranteed to prepare you for the trickiest of questions on the exam. So go on then and make your purchase and get ready to crack the exams…bye.