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Chalk & Board Exam Support

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. Nathan is generally available throughout the week and response is usually well within 24 hours.

+1 (973) 493-1371

nronen@chalkandboard.org

8:00 am to 10:00 pm (Eastern Time)

CFA® Level III

Exam Preparation Courses

Using the Ronen Methodology, you’ll master exam curriculum concepts without rote memorization. Direct access to Nathan (via phone, text, chat, and email) for support on all exam preparation material ensures that you learn faster and more effectively.

Our Level III exam preparation courses help you apply your knowledge and skills to real world, practical scenarios presented in essay and item set formats.

Exam Overview

  • Exam questions are comprised of both item set and constructed response (essay) questions
  • Morning session (3 hours): Constructed response (essay) questions usually between 8 and 12 questions, each with several sub-parts
  • Afternoon session (3 hours): 11 item set questions comprised of 8 vignettes with 6 questions each and 3 vignettes with 4 questions each
  • Exam results for candidates are made available within 90 days of the exam date

To meet the needs of our global candidate audience, Chalk & Board offers both live and recorded lesson options and support directly from Nathan. Customized classes or workshops for corporate/group training or individual private tutoring are available upon request.

  • 50+ hours of on-demand video lessons
  • 16 live weekly lectures (3 hours each)
  • Live essay writing workshops and webinar (20 essays each)
  • Live workshops and webinar include next-day available recorded video
  • Essays are graded by Nathan and include value-added comments
  • Direct support by Nathan via phone, text, chat, or email

Courses and Essay Writing Workshops

June 2020 Exam Preparation

Key Features

  • 50 hours of lectures, broken into one hour segments that rigorously cover the Level III CFA Program curriculum areas.
  • Candidates learn how to address CFA® exam-type essay questions, and construct responses with the appropriate level of depth and detail that graders expect.
  • Candidates have direct access to Nathan for questions related to the Level III program.
  • It is highly recommended that candidates supplement the on-demand video lectures with Essay Writing Workshop 1 and Essay Writing Workshop 2.
January 14, 2020 - April 28, 2020
New York City (Mid-Town) venue TBA

Key Features

  • Candidates learn in a structured classroom setting with live instructor interaction.
  • 16 live lectures (3 hours per lecture) held once per week that cover the Level III CFA Program curriculum areas.
  • Candidates learn how to address CFA® exam-type essay questions, and construct responses with the appropriate level of depth and detail that graders expect.
  • Candidates have access to Nathan outside of the live lecture sessions for questions related to the Level III program.
  • It is highly recommended that candidates supplement the on-demand video lectures with Essay Writing Workshop 1 and Essay Writing Workshop 2.
May 9, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
New York City (Mid-Town) venue TBA

Key Features

  • In this one-day intensive workshop, candidates are given 20 unique CFA® exam-type essays covering the CFA Level III Curriculum under simulated exam conditions.
  • Candidates are coached to dissect CFA® style essays and construct responses with the appropriate level of depth and detail graders are expecting.
  • Candidates submit their essays to be personally graded by Nathan. Answers to the questions are reviewed and in-depth explanations provided so that candidates understand where improvements can be made to achieve maximum points.
  • Candidates receive a formal answer key with explanations at the end of the workshop.
  • Candidates have access to Nathan for questions related to this workshop.
  • It is highly recommended that candidates attend either the Live Weekly Lectures or the On-Demand Video Lectures prior to taking this Essay Writing Workshop.

Note: Essay Writing Workshop 1 and Essay Writing Workshop 2 have different essays and, for greatest exam preparation rigor, it is recommended that candidates take both essay writing workshops.

May 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
New York City (Mid-Town) venue TBA

Key Features

  • In this one-day intensive workshop, candidates are given 20 unique CFA® exam-type essays covering the CFA Level III Curriculum under simulated exam conditions. The video recording of this workshop will be made available on the following day for candidates globally who are unable to attend in person.
  • Candidates are coached to dissect CFA® style essays and construct responses with the appropriate level of depth and detail graders are expecting.
  • Candidates submit their essays to be personally graded by Nathan. Answers to the questions are reviewed and in-depth explanations provided so that candidates understand where improvements can be made to achieve maximum points.
  • Candidates receive a formal answer key with explanations at the end of the workshop.
  • Candidates have access to Nathan for questions related to this workshop.
  • It is highly recommended that candidates attend either the Live Weekly Lectures or the On-Demand Video Lectures prior to taking the Essay Writing Workshop.

Note: Essay Writing Workshop 1 and Essay Writing Workshop 2 have different essays and, for greatest exam preparation rigor, it is recommended that candidates take both essay writing workshops.

May 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
New York City (Mid-Town) venue TBA

Key Features

  • In this one-day intensive live webinar, candidates are given 20 unique CFA® exam-type essays covering the CFA Level III Curriculum under simulated exam conditions. The video recording of this webinar will be made available on the following day for candidates globally who are unable to attend in person.
  • Candidates are coached to dissect CFA® style essays and construct responses with the appropriate level of depth and detail graders are expecting.
  • Candidates submit their essays to be personally graded by Nathan. Answers to the questions are reviewed and in-depth explanations provided so that candidates understand where improvements can be made to achieve maximum points.
  • Candidates receive a formal answer key with explanations and associated Learning Outcome Statements (LOSs) at the end of the webinar.
  • Candidates have access to Nathan for questions related to this webinar.
  • It is highly recommended that candidates attend either the Live Weekly Lectures or the On-Demand Video Lectures prior to taking the Essay Writing Webinar.

Note: This Essay Writing Webinar has the same set of essays as Essay Writing Workshop 1. For greatest exam preparation rigor, it is recommended that candidates take either this Webinar or Essay Writing Workshop 1 in conjunction with Essay Writing Workshop 2.

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Exam Focus

  1. Learning: Synthesis and Evaluation
  2. Topics: Portfolio Management

Curriculum Weighting

  1. Ethical & Professional Standards (10-15%)
  2. Quantitative Methods (0%)
  3. Economics (5-10%)
  4. Financial Reporting & Analysis (0%)
  5. Corporate Finance (0%)
  6. Equity Investments (10-15%)
  7. Fixed Income (15-20%)
  8. Derivatives (5-10%)
  9. Alternative Investments (5-10%)
  10. Portfolio Mgmt & Wealth Planning (35-40%)

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