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FRM and CFA in parallel?

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FRM and CFA in parallel?

Do the contents of the FRM and CFA overlap so much that you could do it more or less in parallel or is the CFA worthwhile at all if you already have the FRM and work more in risk management? Or can you give yourself the effort? And how difficult or how complex is the FRM compared to 1 or 2 10cp university exams with similar content. After all, you only need 50%, while at university you want to do more than just survive. However, there are also high failure rates at FRM. I had considered taking 4 weeks vacation and cramming. Good idea?

Can someday also draw a comparison to the CFE. It also seems very interesting to me and a bit more mathematical.

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FRM and CFA in parallel?

Cfa and frm at the same time and in 4 weeks ... This forum is really great! : D

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FRM and CFA in parallel?

WiWi Gast wrote on 07/28/2020:

Cfa and frm at the same time and in 4 weeks ... This forum is really great! : D

The 4 weeks were only related to the FRM. Do not think that both exams are taking place at the same time. But you won't completely forget the content of the exam. So that with a certain similarity between the two exams the CFA would have to be done with a little less effort. Assuming CFA and FRM overlap strongly. And that's exactly what I wanted to find out.

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FRM and CFA in parallel?

You can start now and crunch for 4 weeks before the exams ...

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FRM and CFA in parallel?

WiWi guest wrote on 07/28/2020:

Cfa and frm at the same time and in 4 weeks ... This forum is really great! : D

The 4 weeks were only related to the FRM. Do not think that both exams are taking place at the same time. But you won't completely forget the content of the exam. So that with a certain similarity between the two exams the CFA would have to be done with a little less effort. Assuming CFA and FRM overlap strongly. And that's exactly what I wanted to find out.

I already understood you, don't worry.

Overlap is around 20-30% for level 1, then significantly less. If you could have easily googled, the question is regularly asked by naive kids who overestimate themselves ...

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FRM and CFA in parallel?

Well then it is probably not worth doing both certifications.

what is the effort or the difficulty compared to a university exam. Is that comparable with 20Cp capital market theory / statistics / risk management or significantly more difficult. 50% correct answers sound relatively feasible with multiple choice with 4 weeks of intensive learning.

However, the high failure rate says something else ... Is that because most of them do not manage to invest enough time in learning in addition to their job or why do so many university graduates with relevant work experience fail?

And if the "kids" were naive they would not get an assessment here in the forum, but would do it directly. Just because somebody asks about the difficulty of the FRM is not an attack against everyone who has already passed the test and now feel offended because somebody has allegedly dared to downplay their beloved FRM title. I only asked how the effort should be assessed and did not claim that the effort was so low.

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