I am just starting the preparation of the June 2011 Level 1 today. (Yeah I know many people will say its impossible but I'm gonna try to make it possible.) I have a commerce background and am quite comfortable with basic Accounting and Finance concepts. For the next 20 days I am going to do nothing but prepare for CFA.
However, I really need help with a gameplan. I have only registered for CFA and haven't looked at any websites/books yet. The resources I have with me are the official CFA books and 5 volume Schweser notes.
Can you guys please help me as to what other resources I need, other websites or posts here that guide with the basics of preparation and how I should go about it. I also have the Schweser video tutorials and can someone tell me if watching them would be worth it with what little time I have left. I am defintely better at watching videos than reading books.
Dude! You have some guts man!
. I'd suggest you look at the topic area weights and study accordingly.
Give more time to areas like Ethics (15%) which you wouldn't have read about. I am an engineer so i don't really know what all you would've studied. But i guess you would be very familiar with Financial Statement Analysis (20%). Also spend some time on Derivatives and Alternate Investments (10%) because most people find this section to be tricky. Study from Schweser itself. You have no time to go through the official stuff.
Best of luck (You need loads of it!)