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Chalk & Board candidates have direct support from Lead Instructor, Nathan Ronen, CFA for their course, content, and exam-related questions. Contact Nathan by phone, text, Facetime, or WhatsApp using the phone number below.

+1 (973) 493-1371

nronen@chalkandboard.org

Sun-Sat: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm (Eastern Time)

CFA® Level I Courses

Exam Preparation

Level I June exams are moved to December.

Visit the CFA Institute website to learn more about the CFA exam structure, dates, cost, and registration.

  On-Demand Video On-Demand Exam Online Live On-Site Live

Free Video Lesson

Quantitative Methods

Hypothesis testing

In this video, Nathan integrates the concepts of sampling and estimation with hypothesis testing using a live example.

Online Lectures
(Weekly)

$250

Purchase | Attend

Online, On-Demand
Video

Candidates have access to over 50 hours of recorded lectures that rigorously cover the ten CFA Program curriculum areas.

Course Details
  • 45 Minute Personal Study-Plan Meeting with Nathan (via Zoom).
  • Ongoing instructional support from Nathan via phone, email, text, WhatsApp, FaceTime, or Zoom.
  • Unlimited Access to Online Weekly Lectures.
  • 50+ hours of on-demand videos that include embedded CFA-type multiple choice questions.
  • Nathan’s “Must Know List” – Supercharge your exam notes – the Secret Sauce to targeting the concepts you need to understand on exam day.
  • Bi-weekly Email Updates from Nathan to keep you on schedule and confirm your progress against mileposts.

Mock Exam
.

$30

Purchase | Attend

Online, On-Demand
Multiple Choice Exam

The Mock Exam tests a candidate’s state of readiness for the actual Level I exam and signifies the final phase of a candidate’s preparation strategy.

Course Details
  • Practice exam with 240 CFA® exam-type multiple choice questions.
  • Self-administered, online.
  • Includes formal answer key and references to the Learning Outcome Statements (LOSs).
  • Recommended pre-requisite: Online (Weekly) Lectures.

Problem Solving
Webinar + Mock Exam

$150

Purchase

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Webinar

A one-day intensive live webinar, where candidates answer curriculum questions under simulated exam conditions.

Course Details
  • Practice exam with 240 CFA® exam-type multiple choice questions.
  • Webinar video recording is made available the next day.
  • Answers analyzed and in-depth explanations provided.
  • Includes formal answer key and references to the Learning Outcome Statements (LOSs).
  • Access to Nathan for any questions.
  • Recommended pre-requisite: Online (Weekly) Lectures.

Starting in 2021, key changes to the Level I exam include: computer-based testing instead of paper-based testing, a reduction from 240 questions to 180, and four exam offering windows each year (February, May, August, November) instead of just two sittings (June and December).

Visit the CFA Institute website to learn more about the 2021 changes to the Level I exam.

  On-Demand Video On-Demand Exam Online Live On-Site Live

Free Video Lesson

Quantitative Methods

Hypothesis testing

In this video, Nathan integrates the concepts of sampling and estimation with hypothesis testing using a live example.

Online Lectures
(Weekly)

$250

Purchase | Attend

Online, On-Demand
Video

Candidates have access to over 50 hours of recorded lectures that rigorously cover the ten CFA Program curriculum areas.

Course Details
  • 45 Minute Personal Study-Plan Meeting with Nathan (via Zoom).
  • Ongoing instructional support from Nathan via phone, email, text, WhatsApp, FaceTime, or Zoom.
  • Unlimited Access to Online Weekly Lectures.
  • 50+ hours of on-demand videos that include embedded CFA-type multiple choice questions.
  • Nathan’s “Must Know List” – Supercharge your exam notes – the Secret Sauce to targeting the concepts you need to understand on exam day.
  • Bi-weekly Email Updates from Nathan to keep you on schedule and confirm your progress against mileposts.

Mock Exam
.

$30

Purchase | Attend

Online, On-Demand
Multiple Choice Exam

The Mock Exam tests a candidate’s state of readiness for the actual Level I exam and signifies the final phase of a candidate’s preparation strategy.

Course Details
  • Practice exam with 180 CFA® exam-type multiple choice questions.
  • Self-administered, online.
  • Includes formal answer key and references to the Learning Outcome Statements (LOSs).
  • Recommended pre-requisite: Online (Weekly) Lectures.

Visit the CFA Institute website to learn more about the CFA exam structure, dates, cost, and registration.

Exam Structure

Paper-Based Testing (2020)
  • 240 questions split between morning and afternoon sessions
  • Morning session (3 hours): 120 multiple choice questions, covering all 10 topics
  • Afternoon session (3 hours): 120 multiple choice questions, covering all 10 topics
Computer-Based Testing (2021)
  • 180 questions split between two 135-minute sessions (optional break between sessions).
  • First session (2 hours, 15 minutes): 90 multiple choice questions, covering all 10 topics
  • Second session (2 hours, 15 minutes): 90 multiple choice questions, covering all 10 topics
Multiple Choice Question Format
  • Format 1: Sentence completion with three unique choices.
  • Format 2: Questions with three unique choices.
  • All questions are equally weighted; no penalty for incorrect answers.

Curriculum Weighting

  1. Ethical & Professional Standards (15%)
  2. Quantitative Methods (10%)
  3. Economics (10%)
  4. Financial Reporting & Analysis (15%)
  5. Corporate Finance (10%)
  6. Equity Investments (11%)
  7. Fixed Income (11%)
  8. Derivatives (6%)
  9. Alternative Investments (6%)
  10. Portfolio Mgmt & Wealth Planning (6%)

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