CFA Chartered Financial Analyst

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CFA Chartered Financial Analyst

CFA is an American Certification awarded by the CFA Institute USA. CFA® designation is a mark of distinction that is globally recognized by employers and investors as the definitive standard to measure serious investment professionals.

The CFA qualification is undoubtedly the world’s most highly respected and challenging credential in the finance industry. The CFA charter has been considered the gold standard in investment for over 60 years for embodying the integrity, dedication and advanced skills needed to build a stronger, more accountable financial industry.

Over 150,000 professionals around the world hold the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) credential. The charter gives a keen understanding of advanced investment analysis and real-world portfolio management skills combined with the practical knowledge that you will need in today’s investment industry.

It also emphasizes the highest ethical and professional standards that are required to be followed.

You don’t need to be in finance to get started studying for the CFA exam, but once you become a CFA® charter holder, you will earn high recognition for your industry-relevant skills in the UAE and beyond.

The curriculum focuses on the theoretical knowledge of the investment industry while developing the skill-set necessary for practical implementation.

Achieve the highest distinction in the investment management profession – the CFA®designation.

Strategic Axis Academy CFA® Training Programme prepares you for Level I, II and III through a Comprehensive Preparation Series followed by an Intensive Revision Boot Camp programme. Our classes are taught by full-time CFA Charterholder faculty and supplemented with study materials from a CFA® Institute Approved Prep Provider.

At Strategic Axis, our focus is to make sure you have all the knowledge and exam techniques you need to achieve your CFA® Charter. Our core objective is to help you pass all three exam levels, and our exceptional pass rates demonstrate our ability to do this.

This is official Chartered Financial Institute Program.

You might be interested in other Financial programs as a next step.

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Our programme is designed to help you understand every learning outcome statement included in the CFA Curriculum so you can get the maximum marks. You will learn from expert CFA Charterholder faculty with over 20 years of combined teaching experience in the Middle East.

We provide you with the very best study materials from a UK based CFA Institute Approved Prep Provider. You also get access to over 2000 practice questions, 60 hours of recorded video lectures covering each of the core topics, regular progress tests to ensure you stay up to speed and a full mock exam in a simulated exam environment. We offer courses on exam strategies and techniques, exam confidence, time management and more to support your exam preparation.


Eligibility criteria

You have to meet at least one of the following requirements:

•    Have a bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree
•    Be in the final year of your bachelor’s degree program at the time of registration, or
•    Have four years of qualified, professional work experience, or
•    Have a combination of work and college experience that totals at least four years (Note: Summer, part-time, and internship positions do not qualify.)


You need to pass Level I, Level II and Level III exams sequentially.

CFA Program exams are not computer-based. They are administered in person with pencil and paper.

Each level must be taken in succession. The candidate must pass Level I to be eligible and appear for level II exams; similarly, a candidate must pass level II to be eligible to appear for level III exams.

CFA (USA) Level-I

240 Multiple Choice Questions – 120 in Morning Session of Exam and 120 in Afternoon Session of Exam

There are 2 sessions of 3 hours each on exam day – total 6 hours

Offered in June & December Only

CFA (USA) Level-II

20 Item Set Questions – 10 in Morning Session of Exam and 10 in Afternoon Session of Exam

There are 2 sessions of 3 hours each on exam day – total 6 hours

Offered in June Only


10-15 Essay Questions in Morning Session of Exam and 10 in Afternoon Session of Exam

There are 2 sessions of 3 hours each on exam day – total 6 hours

Offered in June Only


UAE students can give exams in Dubai and Abu Dhabi



Module 1: Level-I

Ethical And Professional Standards

Quantitative Methods


Financial Statement Analysis

Corporate Finance

Equity Investments

Portfolio Management


Fixed Income

Derivatives And Alternative Investments

Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning

Module 2: Level 2

  • Ethical and Professional Standards
  • Quantitative Methods for Valuation
  • Economics for Valuation
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Equity
  • Alternative Investments
  • Fixed Income
  • Derivative Investments
  • Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning

Module 3: Level 3

  • Behavioral Finance
  • Capital Markets Expectations
  • Asset Allocation
  • Fixed-Income
  • Equity Portfolio Management
  • Alternative Investments for Portfolio Management
  • Risk Management & Applications of Derivatives
  • Execution of Portfolio Decisions; Monitoring & Re-Balancing
  • In The Classroom

  • Live, Online

  • Private Team Training

  • Indiviual Private Session

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