Chartered Financial Analyst – CFA Level 1 Preparation Course Course


By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Get a jump start to help them prepare for the CFA Level I curriculum:
  • Ethical and professional standards and quantitative methods
  • Economics
  • Financial accounting and reporting
  • Corporate finance, portfolio management and equity investments
  • Fixed income securities and alternative investments.

The Content:

Ethical and Professional Standards and Quantitative Methods

  • Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct
  • Global Investment Performance Standards
  • Time Value of Money
  • Discounted Cash Flow Applications
  • Statistical Concepts and Market Returns
  • Probability Concepts
  • Common Probability Distribution
  • Sampling and Estimation
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Technical Analysis


  • Elasticity, Efficiency and Equity
  • Markets in Action
  • Organizing Production
  • Outputs and Costs
  • Perfect Competition and Monopolistic Competition
  • Monopoly and Oligopoly
  • Markets for Factors of Production
  • Money, the Price Level and Inflation
  • Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy
  • Central Banks

Financial Reporting and Analysis

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Reporting Mechanics and Standards
  • Understanding Income Statement and Balance Sheet
  • Understanding Cash Flow
  • Financial Analysis Techniques
  • Inventories, Long-Lived Assets and Non-Current Liabilities

Corporate Finance, Portfolio Management and Equity Investment

  • Capital Budgeting
  • Cost of Capital
  • Measures of Leverage
  • Dividends and Share Repurchases
  • Working Capital Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Portfolio Management
  • Risk and Return
  • Portfolio Planning and Construction
  • Security Market Indices and Market Efficiency
  • Equity Securities and Industry Analysis
  • Company Analysis and Equity Valuation

Fixed Income Securities and Alternative Investments

  • Features of Debt Securities
  • Risks Associated with Investing in Bonds
  • Bond Sectors and Instruments
  • Understanding Yield Spread
  • Valuation of Debt Securities
  • Measurement of Interest Rate Risk
  • Derivative Markets and Instruments
  • Forward, Futures and Swap Markets and Contracts
  • Alternative Investments
  • Investing in Commodities


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