Kaplan Schweser CFA® 2020 Essential Self Study Package

Built with our Core study materials, the Essential Self-Study Package equips you with exam-focused tools needed to prepare for the CFA® exam on your own. The Essential Self-Study Package contains our world-renowned SchweserNotes™, four full-length practice exams, the SchweserPro™ QBank, and an array of printed and online study tools. If you have the commitment and motivation to study and learn at your own pace, check out the Essential Self-Study Package for your CFA exam preparation.

The Essential Self-Study Package includes:

SchweserNotes™ Volumes 1–5 (online, printed, ebook)

A favourite among CFA candidates for nearly 30 years and a key component as you prepare for the CFA exam. Make the most of your study time with clear, exam-focused study notes and examples that cover every Learning Outcome Statement. Now available in the learning portal with integrated video lectures and module quizzes, SchweserNotes™ allows you to:

  • Study more efficiently with readings delivered in bite-sized modules
  • Apply what you’ve learned and check your understanding
  • Study on the go with the included ebook format

SchweserPro™ QBank (online)

A must-have among CFA candidates, this world-renowned study tool provides thousands of questions designed to accurately assess your understanding of the curriculum. Now with adaptive and personalised technology, SchweserPro™ QBank allows you to:

  • Test the limit of your knowledge with question difficulty that adapts to your level of proficiency
  • Optimise retention of what you’ve learned with QBank quizzes integrated with SchweserNotes™
  • Track your preparedness and identify content for further review with performance metrics

Checkpoint Exams (online)

These checkpoint questions mimic the difficulty and format, with approximately one-third of the questions found in the actual CFA exam. Performance reports identify your understanding of the topics and highlight areas where further review is required.

Practice Exams Volume 1 and 2 (online and printed)

Take the mystery out of the CFA exam with 4 full-length practice exams. They have been carefully crafted to introduce you to the actual CFA exam and give you the confidence you’ll need to be at your best on exam day. Each volume contains 2 full-length exams.

QuickSheet (online and printed)

This compact study tool summarises key formulas, definitions and concepts.

Activity Feed (online)

Provides you with a comprehensive list of recommended tasks to complete, based on the study tools available in your study package.

Resource Library (online)

This collection of online videos and resources cover core concepts of the CFA curriculum to support you during your studies.


We’re so confident your dedication and our study materials will help you pass the CFA exam, that should you need a second chance, we’ll pay for your entire exam prep package the following year.

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Access to online products expires 15 June, 2021. Kaplan Schweser releases a new version of products every year as the CFA Program curriculum changes. Shared use is strictly prohibited.

Ebook versions are available for SchweserNotes™, Secret Sauce®, and QuickSheet. Learn more about our ebooks, accessed through VitalSource®, on our FAQs page.

Our product release dates are dependent on Product Availability. For physical products, see information about shipping on our FAQs page.

For more information, and product availability, refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.

Please note there may be a delay of one (1) business day from time of purchase before online access can be granted. Product release dates may vary. Please refer to the product availability page for release dates.