This course reviews the material participants need to know for the CFA Level 1 exam at a high level. The course is NOT intended as a comprehensive primer. In-person CFA prep courses often extend from 40-200 hours. This course covers everything a CFA participant should be familiar with in a shorter timeframe separated into digestible chunks focused on 1 section of the CFA at a time. The course is ideal for anyone looking to enter the financial industry, especially in the investments world. The CFA exam is a huge industry exam taken by over 500K people annually. Test pass rates are low and this course is designed to help participants improve their chances of passing the exam.

Overview CFA Level 1 Prep Course Series:
Ethical and Professional Standards
Quantitative Methods
Financial Reporting and Analysis
Corporate Finance
Equity Investments
Fixed Income
Alternative Investments
Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning

Learning Objectives
  • Explore and learn about putting investors first in critical and everyday practice.
  • Identify from time value of money analysis to correlation analysis and regression, learn robust quantitative methods.
  • Discover and delve into supply and demand, the monetary system, inflation, effects of government regulation, and much more.
  • Explore the details of the financial reporting system (emphasis on international standards, IFRS) and analysis of taxes, debt, global operations, and more.
  • recognize from corporate governance to capital structure decisions, we cover complex issues in corporate finance.
  • Explore the types of equity securities, equity portfolio measurements, and much more.
  • Identify fixed income security types, portfolio benchmarks, and other complex topics.
  • Identify about forward markets, future markets, option markets, and more.
  • Explore real estate, private equity, commodities, and more.
  • Explore the essentials of managing different types of portfolios successfully.
Last updated/reviewed: March 5, 2024

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Certification Programs:

11 CoursesCFA Level 1 Preparation Certification Program

  1. CFA Level 1 Prep: Introduction to the CFA Exam
  2. CFA Level 1 Prep: 1 - Ethics and Professional Standards
  3. CFA Level 1 Prep: 2 - Quantitative Methods
  4. CFA Level 1 Prep: 3 - Economics
  5. CFA Level 1 Prep: 4 - Financial Reporting and Analysis
  6. CFA Level 1 Prep: 5 - Corporate Finance
  7. CFA Level 1 Prep: 6 - Equities Markets
  8. CFA Level 1 Prep: 7 - Fixed Income
  9. CFA Level 1 Prep: 8 - Derivatives
  10. CFA Level 1 Prep: 9 - Alternative Investments
  11. CFA Level 1 Prep: 10 - Portfolio Management
1 Review (15 ratings)


Anonymous Author
There was an easy to understand discussion of what one may expect for exam 1 of the CFA exam.

Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course. However being part of a series, you may consider taking all related courses in sequence:

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Instructor for this course
Course Syllabus
  Last Minute CFA Mastery1:30
  Introduction to CFA Exam6:50
  CFA Test Tips7:04
  CFA Level 1 Prep: Introduction to the CFA Exam15:24
  Slides: CFA Level 1 Prep: Introduction to the CFA ExamPDF
  CFA Level 1 Prep: Introduction to the CFA Exam Glossary/IndexPDF