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Introduction To Pre-Read CFA Program Exam Preparation Course

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This page is designed to provide you with an overview of our Pre-Read Program, an essential resource for those who are planning to take the CFA Level I examination.

What Is The Pre-Read CFA Program Exam Preparation Course?

The Pre-Read is a foundational course that introduces candidates to the basic CFA curriculum concepts needed to participate in the preparation for the CFA Level I exam.

Originally the pre-read material was part of the CFA Level I tested curriculum, however due to the growing volume of the study content, CFA Institute divided the study material into basic-must pre-requisite content that makes up the “Pre-read” and advanced financial concepts that make up the CFA Level I curriculum.

The pre-read study material is a must know for candidates attempting to take the CFA Level I exam as the concepts are the basic building blocks needed to understand the advanced material in the CFA Level I course.

The pre-read course helps students refresh introductory concepts of the three major topics of the CFA exam, such as quantitative methods, economics and financial reporting and analysis.

Why Is the Pre-Read Course Important?

The Pre-Read course is an important resource for candidates who are planning to take the CFA Level 1 exam. It reviews and refreshes must-know concepts that would be needed to understand advanced material contained within the CFA curriculum.

The Pre-Read course is ideal for candidates who

  1. Have little to no background in financial reporting, economics and statistics,
  2. Have had a long gap in studies and would like to refresh their basics
  3. Are having difficulties grasping CFA Level 1 curriculum study material.
  4. Need additional help to strengthen their, accounting, economics and mathematical concepts.

Thus the Pre-Read course is a critical component of the CFA curriculum.

How To Make the Most of the Pre-Read Course?:

To get the most out of the Pre-Read course, candidates should read the study material and attend classes or watch the recorded videos thoroughly and take notes as they go.

The Pre-Read course should be either taken prior to commencing the study for the CFA Level I curriculum OR taken in parts just before the relevant topic areas (Quantitative Methods, Financial Reporting, Economics) are being covered during Level I exam study.

Candidates should take the time to work through each section of the pre-read program as these concepts build the foundation for deeper learning and analysis during the Level I study.

Alternatively, candidates can use the Pre-Read Course as a starting point for further study and exploration of the CFA Program.

Why Choose EDGE Education For your CFA Exam Preparation? :

EDGE Education is a CFA Institute Prep Provider. Only CFA Institute Prep Providers are permitted to make use of CFA Institute copyrighted materials which are the building blocks of the exam. We are also required to update our materials every year and this is validated by CFA Institute.
To validate our listing on the CFA institute website, please visit List of CFA Institute Prep Providers
EDGE Education’s team of experienced instructors and CFA charterholders are dedicated to helping candidates achieve success on the exam.
We offer a range of courses and study materials, including live classroom courses, online classes, self-study materials, and more. Our courses are designed to be flexible and cater to your individual learning style and schedule.

Training Program Details

EDGE Education’s Pre-Read course is a 5 weeks comprehensive program that covers 3 topics and 22 learning modules of the CFA Level 1 Pre-Read curriculum. The program includes the following:

  • 15 instructor-led classes = 45 hours of training
  • 1 Texas BA II Plus calculator
  • 3 Classroom-based, progress tracking tests
  • EDGE Education’s hard copy lecture slides for all topics.
  • EDGE Education’s online portal with 100 MCQs
  • Free access to study rooms, 7 days a week
  • Free exam registration support for the CFA Level I Program

Training Course Fees:

Full Professional Course — AED 2,500
Early Bird 10% Discount*  — AED 2,250
Group Discount ** — AED 2,125

*Discount valid if fees are paid 2 weeks before course start date.

**Group discount applicable to 2 or more students registering for courses simultaneously.

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The Pre-Read course is an essential must-have resource for candidates who are planning to take the CFA Level 1 exam. At EDGE Education, we are committed to helping you succeed in your career in finance.

Contact us today to learn more about our CFA exam preparation courses and study materials, and start your journey towards becoming a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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