Level I 2021 Kaplan Schweser CFA® Study Package Components

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

Absorbing the CFA® Program curriculum in its entirety is easily the most challenging part of preparing for the exam. SchweserNotes™ helps you retain critical information by breaking the content into exam-focused study notes, complete with examples and practice quizzes covering every Learning Outcome Statement.

More than just textbooks.
SchweserNotes™ have continuously evolved to meet your study needs:

  • SchweserNotes™ are available on our online learning platform and integrated with quizzes to help you apply what you’ve learned. Real-time performance metrics identify if you’re understanding and retaining the material.
  • SchweserNotes™ Online deliver each reading in bite-sized modules, making it easier to study in shorter segments.
  • SchweserNotes™ ebooks are included with each order so you can take your studying offline.

If you want to pass the CFA exam, make sure your study plan includes SchweserNotes™.

SchweserPro™ QBank (online)

For decades, the SchweserPro™ QBank has been known as a must-have among CFA Program candidates. This intuitive question bank provides over 3,000 questions designed to accurately assess and adapt to your understanding of the CFA Program curriculum…providing you with better results.

  • Adaptive and personalised technology has taken this world-renowned study tool to the next level. Question difficulty adapts to your level of proficiency on a given topic, testing the limit of your knowledge and keeping you motivated as you move through the content.
  • Study on-the-go with the Kaplan Schweser app! It’s easy to fit in practice questions during your commute, lunch break, or between classes with the SchweserPro™ QBank at your fingertips.
  • QBank quizzes are integrated with SchweserNotes™ to optimise retention of what you just learned in the books.
  • Performance Metrics track your activity and exam preparedness by providing you a breakdown of your quiz score, average time spent on each question, and your performance compared to other candidates.

Diagnostic Exam (online)

Think you know economics? Do you have quantitative methods mastered? Which areas might cause you some trouble?

You will have answers to these crucial questions when you take Schweser’s CFA® Program Diagnostic Assessment. This intuitive online assessment evaluates your baseline knowledge of every topic area in the CFA Program curriculum.

  • The assessment exam is adaptive, meaning it calculates your baseline knowledge after every answer and selects the next question based on your prior answers. This gives you an individualised assessment based on your current knowledge.
  • When you complete the assessment exam, you’ll get a detailed report that estimates your baseline knowledge for each topic area.
  • The information gained from the assessment helps you customise your learning plan based on your prior knowledge, the exam weighting, and the recommended study time

Activity Feed (online)

No more guessing what to study and when. Activity Feed is an interactive guide that simplifies your study plan by providing strategically placed weekly tasks. With our latest upgrades, you can now:

  • Schedule days off and watch your Activity Feed adjust accordingly
  • See a weekly breakdown of activities and remaining study hours
  • Track your pace and progress against the recommended study hours per week
  • View upcoming events and class dates

SchweserNotes™ Videos (online)

Supplement your readings with 40+ hours of recorded videos covering SchweserNotes™ material.

Practice Exams (online)

Practice makes perfect…especially when preparing for the challenge of the rigorous 3-level CFA® exam. Accessing all of the material you’ve absorbed is difficult enough—you don’t need any surprises on exam day. These four carefully crafted exams will introduce you to the format you’ll face and instill the confidence you need on exam day.

Strategy for Success.

  • Apply your learning, gauge your progress, and build confidence with the 4 full-length tests in Practice Exams.
  • Identify opportunities to strengthen trouble areas and complete your knowledge base.
  • Prepare • Practice • Perform® methodology ensures complete comprehension and mastery of the principles and skills you need to be successful.

Checkpoint Exams (online)

You will be prompted to take three Checkpoint Exams as you work your way through the Study Program. These checkpoint questions mimic the difficulty and format of the actual CFA exam. Performance reports identify how well you understand the topics that have been covered and highlight weak areas where more review is needed.

QuickSheet (printed and ebook)

Prepare for the CFA exam on the go! This compact study tool summarises key formulas, definitions and concepts.

Resource Library (online)

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

InstructorLink (online)

Connect with a CFA® instructor online for personalised support, study plan advice, and have your questions regarding difficult areas of the curriculum answered.

Mock Exams (online)

The Online Schweser Mock Exams are as close to the actual CFA® Program exam in format, difficulty, and length as we can make them. The Mock Exams help develop your test-taking skills, identify your weak areas, and demonstrate your mastery of the CFA Program curriculum.

  • Timed 6-hour exam (two 3-hour sessions)
  • CFA Institute topic weightings
  • Printable answer key and online answer explanation, including page references for every question
  • Online scoring and performance tracking by topic area with a comparison to other Mock Exam candidates

On Demand Classes (online)

Learn from expert instructors with in-depth videos covering the major topics of the CFA exam. Our On Demand Class allows you to prepare at recommended times during your study program. You are given access to review classes at any time and as often as you like.

The On Demand Class includes:

  • 50 hours of on demand classes led by an expert instructor
  • 5 live online workshops focused on exam application and problem solving
  • A two-volume set of class workbooks (online and printed) containing material, examples, and questions to support your instruction
  • InstructorLink which gives you a direct line to our instructors

On Demand Review Workshop (online)

With a balanced mix of CFA® Program curriculum review and problem solving, Schweser’s On Demand Review Workshop is just the thing to get you exam-ready. After reviewing each topic of the curriculum, instructors work through exam-like questions to help reinforce your knowledge, practise your exam techniques, and improve your exam-taking skill and speed. It’s exactly what you need during the final weeks of preparation in order to build your confidence and perform effectively on the CFA exam.

The On Demand Review Workshop includes:

  • 30+ hours of expert online instruction and review
  • Archived sessions for on demand viewing
  • Thorough review of key topics
  • Extensive work with practice questions and problem solving techniques
  • Instructor exam tips and strategies
  • Schweser’s Secret Sauce®
  • Review Workshop Workbook Set (online and printed)
  • Review Workshop Mind Maps (review slides)
  • Review Workshop Questions (practice questions)

Live Online Review Workshop (live online)

Available for May, August and November only.


Our Live Online Review Workshop is designed to focus on reviewing essential CFA® curriculum concepts to help reinforce your knowledge, practice answering exam-like questions and improve your exam techniques.

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Live Online Review Workshop includes:

  • Three (3) full days of live expert instruction and review
  • Schweser’s Secret Sauce®
  • Review Workshop Workbook Set (online and printed)
  • Schweser Review Workshop Mind Maps (review slides)
  • Schweser Review Workshop Questions (practice questions)

Schweser Secret Sauce® (online, printed and ebook)

Take this compact book anywhere you go, printed or ebook, for a concise review of the CFA Program curriculum. Secret Sauce® provides insights and exam tips on how to effectively prepare and apply your knowledge on exam day.

The first portion of this book offers concise, readable explanations of the major parts of the CFA Program curriculum by Schweser’s team of expert authors. The second portion gives you essential exam strategies and guidance on how to pass the exam, including:

  • Tips and tricks on how to apply your knowledge
  • Basic strategies and time management hints
  • A plan for the last week prior to exam day
  • Topic-by-topic listing of high-probability exam topics
  • Analysis of level-specific question styles


Nothing in life is guaranteed. That’s why we offer PassProtection™. We’re so confident that with your dedication and our study materials, you’ll have no problem passing the CFA Program exam. But, should you need a second chance, we’ll pay for your entire exam prep package for your next exam sitting.

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