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 CFA Exam Preparation

The CFA Exam is designed to be self-study. CFA Society VBA Netherlands cooperates with external organisations to offer you a selection of local preparation opportunities to help you on your journey. 
Your first and foremost resource for preparing for the CFA Exam is the CFA Institute website, where you can find a multitude of eBooks, outlines, practice questions and other online resources. Visit the CFA Institute website​ for an overview of all of the study support available to you (for free).  ​
For more information on CFA Exam Preparation activities and offers send an email.

 Exam Preparation and review courses

Sometimes you need a bit of extra support, or classmates with which to share knowledge and efforts. 
Our partner University of Amsterdam/Amsterdam Business School offers a 20-week review course for Level 1 on Wednesday evenings starting January from 19:00 to 22:00 hrs.  The course covers the entirety of the CFA Level I program and includes a Mock Exam. For more information and to enroll visit their website.  
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Kaplan Schweser and Top Finance have partnered to offer a 5-full day intensive revision workshop for all three levels.  There are still spaces open for Levels II and III.​
5-Day Intensive Review Workshop Dates:
Level I: Online Review only
Level II: 7 to 11 May 2018 
Level III: 7 to 11 May 2018 
Location: Park City Hotel Amsterdam, Stadhouderskade 25, 1071 ZD Amsterdam
For more information and to register visit the Top Finance website.​
Vrij University offers review courses, in Dutch, for all three levels of the CFA Exam, starting in September.  For more information visit the VU website​.

 Live Mock Exams

Facilitated by Kaplan Schweser and hosted by CFA Society VBA Netherlands, a live mock exam is held twice annually; in May/June for all three exam levels and in November for Level I only.  The Live Schweser Mock Exam is as close to the actual CFA exam in format, difficulty, and length as we can make it. The Mock Exam helps develop your test-taking skills, identify your weak areas, and demonstrate your mastery of the CFA curriculum. After the live mock, view answer explanations, check your score compared to those of other candidates, and drill deeper into each question with our Mock Exam Tutorial.

The next Live Mock Exam will be held on Saturday June 2nd 2018 for Levels I, II and III
Date: Saturday, 2 June 2018
Time: 9:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 16:00
Registration starts at: 8:30
Location:   Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South  
Cost:     USD 65.00
Registration and payment:  Kaplan Schweser website.
Registration is now open!  
Register for the Level I Live mock exam here​.
Register for the Level I Live mock exam here.
Register for the Level I Live mock exam here.
Space is limited so be sure to register now for the live Mock Exam. Registrations are accepted until Wednesday May 30th or when maximum capacity has been reached.  ​
If you cannot attend the Live Mock Exam Kaplan also offers online mock exams for Level I, Level II and Level III.

 Study Materials

In addition to the many resources available for free on the CFA Institute website, candidates of CFA Society VBA Netherlands can purchase, at a 10% discount, additional notes and study materials from Kaplan Schweser and make use of many of their free of resources as well.
Kaplan Schweser is a long-time trusted partner of the society, providing CFA Program exam materials, courses and support for over 25 years.  Kaplan Schweser is also a CFA Institute Approved Prep Provider.  The range of exam prep options is extensive and content is delivered in every imaginable format: from traditional books and flashcards to online courses, in-person courses, internet applications, and mobile device technologies.  
CFA Society VBA Netherlands members and area candidates are eligible for a 10% discount on Kaplan Schweser CFA exam prep products. Visit and enter Code: NetherlandsCFA.
​​CFA Society Netherlands also gives away six scholarships annually to cover the costs of the Kaplan Schweser study materials.  Scholarships recipients are chosen based on financial need.  To find out more visit our Scholarships page.
Kaplan Schweser Free Resources
Schweser offers free resources to those interested in earning the coveted CFA® designation. From a daily email with CFA questions to eBooks and a mobile app, there is something for everyone. Learn more here.  

Free Question of the Day​:  Sign up to receive a level-specific CFA practice question delivered directly in your inbox each day!
Free Adaptive CFA® Review App:  Take your study plan on the go…and get the practice you need on your time. And best of all…it's free!
Free eBook: Before You Decide to Sit for the CFA Exam:  Get advice from CFA charterholders​ who have successfully gone through the program and learn what it takes to earn the charter and succeed in the investment industry.


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Order your calculator at a substantial discount.  For instance:

HP 12c Platinum, approved for CFA exams, offers more built-in functions, larger memory, is programmable and has both the time-saving RPN entry-mode as normal algebraic mode, is availalbe to candidates in the Netherlands for only €54.95 (elsewhere €75 to €95) when orderd through this link.​​

Also available:
TI-BAII+: €44.95 (click here)
TI-BAII+ Professional: €54.95 (click here)​​​

 Calendar of events

7 to 11 May: Kaplan intensive revision workshop Levels II & III​​
3 June  Live Mock Exam​
23 June Levels I, II and III exams

 Exam Prep Partners

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​Disclaimer: Kaplan Schweser follows the CFA Institute Prep Provider Guidelines. Neither CFA Institute nor CFA Society VBA Netherlands reviews or warrants the accuracy of the products or services offered by Kaplan Schweser, nor verifies or endorses the pass rates claimed.