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ABOUT CFA

CFA PREPARATION COURSE IN DUBAI, SHARJAH, AND ABU DHABI 

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program is a professional qualification  with the highest level of recognition in the field of finance and asset management. CFA provides an immense advantage to

(a) those who are looking to change their career path towards finance and investment management

(b) those looking to specialize and further their career opportunities in their existing profession such as banking, Insurance, portfolio management, financial advisory, brokerage, trading, etc.

To become a CFA, a candidate has to clear all the 3 levels of CFA exam and obtain 4yrs of professional work experience in the relevant field of finance and investments. The 6-week intensive or 12-week regular CFA preparation program at Brighter Prep is greatly valued by all of our students as they see a remarkable improvement in their ability to handle the test. These core classes are supported by recorded classes available for viewing online at your own convenient time. We also provide Question based revision classes, once a week, right until the test date. 10 – 15 days before the actual test date, we conduct a 5 day – 8 hrs per day intensive revision classes for each of the CFA levels. These revision classes provide the student with the confidence and the last mile preparation for the test.

Proven CFA Test Strategies

Brighter Prep has built proven CFA test strategies with the help of top CFA Tutors to help you score higher.

Certified CFA Tutors

Brighter Prep has highly qualified CFA tutors with 15 + years of industry experience and who are quick to adapt to the latest changes happening in the ever-dynamic program.

Expert Inhouse Study Material

Brighter Prep study material is designed for a student to pass his CFA exams in the first attempt.

CFA Prep Course & Training Classes

You have the option to choose from being a part of our small group tutoring class, which can be attended in the physical classroom or Live online or through recorded classes. The private classes can be scheduled based on the trainers’ as well as your availability making it convenient for you. Moreover, we have 6 centers spread across UAE with easy transferability between them, making your learning process seamless no matter where you go.

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CFA COURSE & STUDY MATERIAL 

CFA aims at testing your knowledge of Managing a Portfolio of Assets (Equity, Fixed Income, Alternative Investments, and Derivatives) invested on the basis of sound valuation using the available Investment Tools (Corporate Finance, Economics, Quantitative Methods and Financial Reporting Analysis) adhering to the CFA institute Ethical and Professional Standards. Although the core content remains the same, the presentation of questions could vary each year with newer areas being tested. In order to keep up with these dynamic changes, our team of tutors constantly study and review the changes in the topics so that appropriate teaching plans can be formulated. 

Brighter Prep offers unparalleled study material which is well designed, standardized, structured and tested before being introduced to students. These well designed training materials are constantly revised and upgraded to include the latest changes & developments in the test. Brighter Notes abridges the 3500+ pages of CFA study material to 600 page easy to read version. Brighter Summaries further narrows the notes to 300 pages of summary highlights. Brighter formula sheet comes in handy on the day of the test for a quick revision of the formulas. Along with this you will also receive an exhaustive practice workbook.

CFA PREPARATION CLASSES IN UAE 

Brighter Prep offers CFA preparation classes in Emirates Towers Dubai, JLT, Al Nahda - Dubai, Sharjah, Al Falah Street - Abu Dhabi, 

Brighter Prep offers multiple packages for CFA training classes which can be tailor-made to suit your requirements.

CFA GROUP CLASSES 

CFA group training classes are designed for students who like learning with peers and are able to gain more by participating in a group. By encouraging the competitive spirit among students, our trainers ensure that all the students feel the need to ace the class. We focus on delivering the concepts in a manner that is easy to follow for all.  CFA Classroom training digs into both substance as well as techniques to guarantee a high score in the exam. Our CFA Preparation course comes with 108 hrs of classroom training, class slides, reading notes, reading summaries, question and answers, Practice Tests, formula sheet, study planner and access to our student online portal. The class strength is restricted to 8 students to ensure quality teaching.

CFA REVISION COURSE

For those who have been preparing on their own or feel unsatisfied with the current training you are provided, we at brighter provide you with a last mile opportunity to join our CFA revision course. It’s a 5-day & 8 hrs per day (40 hr) program designed to help you with a full revision of the CFA Level.   

CFA HYBRID CLASSES

Every student has a different style of learning and sometimes a little background help may be essential before you’re ready to be a part of the group and we at Brighter prep hear you! That is the main purpose of a hybrid course, to provide some additional training through recorded classes and strengthen the basics before you attend the class with a group of students and are ready to tackle the reading.

CFA PRIVATE TUTORING CLASSES

The private tutoring program is specifically designed, keeping in mind the needs of learners who prefer to study at their own pace. It is also recommended for those who are short of time and prefer a little flexibility with regards to class schedule. Our experienced trainers understand and respect your needs. They adopt effective teaching methodology in line with the student’s academic requirements & scholastic objectives

  • Schedule your CFA classes  as per student convenience and availability

  • Design a schedule to fit all CFA subjects

  • One on One review sessions with certified CFA Trainer

  • Extra Help from our certified instructors

Course Packages

Bronze Package

Silver Package

Gold Package

Platinum Package

Revision Package

*On Demand
*Recorded Classes
*Brighter Class Slides
*Brighter Notes
*Brighter Summaries
*Question Bank
*Mock Exams
*Formula Sheet
*Study Plan



*Live Online Weekly Classes
*Bronze Package (All Features)



*Regular Classroom Lessons
*Silver Package (All Features)



*Revision Classes
*Gold Package (All Features)

*Revision Classes
*Brighter Class Slides
*Brighter Notes
*Brighter Summaries
*Question Bank
*Mock Exams
*Formula Sheet
*Study Plan

Upcoming Batches

CFA Course

Batch Dates

Timing

Concept Learning  Classes

CFA Level 1 Revision Batch 

August 1st - 5th (DIFC)
August 8th - 12th (JLT)

8AM to 5PM (Sun - Thu)

5 Days
8 Hrs / Day
Total of 40 Hrs

CFA Level 1 Regular Batch

June 18th (DIFC) 

2PM to 5PM (Fri & Sat)
7PM - 10PM (Mon & Wed)

12 Weeks
4 Classes / Week
3 Hrs / Class
Total of 144 Hrs

CFA Level 2 Revision Batch

August 15th - 19th (DIFC)

8AM to 5PM (Sun - Thu)

5 Days
8 Hrs / Day
Total of 40 Hrs

CFA Level 2 Regular Batch

June 18th (DIFC) 

11AM to 2PM (Fri & Sat)
7PM - 10PM (Sun & Thu)

12 Weeks
4 Classes / Week
3 Hrs / Class
Total of 144 Hrs

CFA Level 3 Revision Batch 

August 22nd - 26th (DIFC)

8AM to 5PM (Sun - Thu)

5 Days
8 Hrs / Day
Total of 40 Hrs

CFA Level 3 Regular Batch

July 30th (DIFC)

8AM to 11AM (Fri & Sat)
7PM - 10PM (Tue)

12 Weeks
3 Classes / Week
3 Hrs / Class
Total of 108 Hrs

CFA TEST FORMAT

Upto 2020
(Paper Based Test Format)

CFA Level 1

CFA Level 2

CFA Level 3

Exam Length

Morning Session - (9am - 12 noon) - 180 minutes
Lunch Break - (12noon - 2pm) 2 hrs
Afternoon Session - (2pm - 5pm) - 180 minutes

Morning Session

120 MCQ

60 Item Set MCQ

8-11 constructed response questions

Afternoon Session

120 MCQ

60 Item Set MCQ

60 Item Set MCQ

 

2021
(Computer Based Test Format)

CFA Level 1

CFA Level 2

CFA Level 3

Exam Length

Session 1- 135 minutes
Optional Break – 30 minutes
Session 2 - 135 minutes

Morning Session

90 MCQ

44 Item Set MCQ

8-11 constructed response questions

Afternoon Session

90 MCQ

44 Item Set MCQ

44 Item Set MCQ

CFA TEST SECTIONS

   

CFA Level 1

CFA Level 2

CFA Level 3

 

Topic Area

% Weight

A -  1

Ethical & Professional Standards

15

10 - 15

10 - 15

B

Investment Tools (total)

45

25 - 45

 

2

Corporate Finance

10

5 - 10

 

3

Economics

10

5 - 10

5 - 10

4

Financial Reporting and Analysis

15

10 - 15

 

5

Quantitative Methods

10

5 - 10

 

C

Asset Classes (total)

34

30 - 50

 

6

Alternative Investments

6

5 - 10

5 - 10

7

Derivatives

6

5 - 10

5 - 10

8

Equity Investments

11

10 - 15

10 - 15

9

Fixed Income

11

10 - 15

15 - 20

D - 10

Portfolio Management & Wealth Planning

6

5 - 15

35 - 45

CFA TEST FEE

Deadline (Eastern Time)

Early Registration Deadline

Final Registration Deadline

One time Enrolment Fee

USD 450

USD 450

Exam Registration Fee

USD 700

USD 1,000

 

For computer-based-tests, If a candidate wants to reschedule the test within the same exam window, he/she can do so at an additional cost of USD 250 (this fees has been temporarily reduced to USD 25 in 2021 due to the covid pandemic). Candidates are not permitted to change the test date to a different exam window.

What is a ‘One Time Enrolment Fee’?

One time enrollment fee is applicable only to a candidate registering for the CFA program on the cfainstitute.org website for the very first time. This enrollment fee is valid till the completion of the program and is not expected to pay again. But the Exam registration fee has to be paid every time a candidate registers for a CFA Level test.

Do I get print curriculum books with my registration?

No.Your registration fee includes the e-book of the curriculum, along with some practice tests. If you wound want to purchase your printed curriculum book, you’ll be able to buy it during the registration checkout process by paying an additional USD 299 + shipping. You can also purchase it after the exam registration.

CFA TEST DATES

2021 CFA exam dates:

Apr-21

May-21

Jul-21

Aug-21

Nov-21

Level 1 Only


(for postponed Feb-21 candidates)

Level 1, 2 and 3 exams

Level 1 only

 
(new one-off Level 1 slot for 2021 only)

Level 1, 2 & 3

 
(new one-off Level 3 slot added)

Level 1, 2 & 3

 
(new one-off Level 2 slot added)

 

2022 CFA exam dates:

Feb-22

May-22

Aug-22

Nov-22

Level 1 Only

Level 1, 2 and 3 exams

Level 1 and 2 exams

Level 1 and 3 exams

 

CFA Test Results

The paper based version of the CFA Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 test used to take about 60 days, 60 days and 90 days post the exam date for the results to be published respectively. With all the 3 levels of the CFA exam being converted to computer based test, the results are expected to be available earlier than the previous timeline.

 

FAQ

Contact us at [email protected] or call us at 800PREP (7737) to know more about us. Our team members are always prepared to answer your questions and to schedule your first free one-to-one counseling session.

Q) What is CFA?

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program is a professional qualification in the field of finance, investment & asset management. It has the highest level of recognition in the field of finance. The program covers a considerably wide range of topics relating to advanced investment analysis and security analysis – thus equity, fixed income, derivatives, alternative investments economics, financial analysis, corporate finance, Quantitative and portfolio management – and provides a generalist knowledge of other areas of finance.

Q) Who conducts CFA?

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program is a professional qualification offered internationally by the USA based CFA Institute to investment and financial professionals.

Q) Who writes CFA?

Any person who has a penchant for learning and is either in the final year of college or has completed a bachelors degree is eligible to write the CFA exam. CFA provides an immense advantage to (a) those who are looking to change their career path towards finance and investment management, (b) those looking to specialize and further their career opportunities in their existing profession such as banking, Insurance, portfolio management, financial advisory, brokerage, trading, etc.

Q) Job opportunities for CFA?

Successfully completing CFA Level 1 is the beginning of your career in the field of finance. With the CFA Level 1 qualification, candidates can start applying for positions such as Junior Analyst in any sell side research companies, brokerage houses, or apply for entry level openings in buy side investment management firms such as mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, insurance companies, etc. But keep in mind that completing L3 and finally obtaining the charter is the ticket into the big leagues.

Q) How Long Does It Take To Become An CFA Charterholder?

CFA requires a minimum of 2 years to complete the 3 Levels. Also one needs to gain 4 years of continuous full time professional experience in the relevant field of finance, investment analysis, valuation, trading, etc.

Q) Can people outside of finance, banking and accounting write the CFA exam?

Yes. Any person who has a penchant for learning and is either in the final year of college or has completed a bachelors degree is eligible to write the CFA exam. For those who do not have any accounting or finance background, we at Brighter prep offer you the bridge program (consisting of basic accounting and finance related recorded videos) that would bring you on par with the rest of the students in the class, who come from the finance and accounting background.